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We are just a few days away from the first day of fall which starts Thursday, September 22nd! While the temperature won’t immediately change, we have begun to feel some cooler mornings lately which makes now prime time to prepare your house for the new season. Regular home maintenance is important not only to help prevent damage which can potentially cause major home expenses, but also creates far less projects for you if/when you decide to sell your home. 

We put together a fall home maintenance list to get started on to help keep your home in tip top shape!

1. Clean gutters

The leaves haven’t quite started to fall just yet, but it seems like once they start they just don’t stop! Keeping your gutters clean and clear is very important as…

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Summer time is the perfect time to plant a beautiful garden, entertain family and friends, or just relax outside. Our front porch is the first thing we see when we home and truly sets the tone for guests entering our house. Updating your curb appeal with a few simple fixes can make all of the difference to your house. Here are our top 5 tips for updating your front porch. 

1. Define Your Focal Point

Chattanooga is lucky enough to have a lot of unique styles of houses throughout. From historic to modern homes, the exterior of each home will have a different focal point. For example, if you have a beautiful staircase leading directly up to your front door, your focal point will most likely be your stairs or front door. Or maybe your front porch…

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We are half way through the year 2022 and it has already proven to be one for the books in real estate. We have continued to see multiple offers with competitive bids including above asking prices and little to no contingencies. However, is all of that about to change? 

Based on the market statistics from Greater Chattanooga Realtors, the average from the first half of this year are as follows,

  • Median sales price=$295,625
  • Days on market=19
  • Inventory=850
  • Closed transactions per month=912

If we take a look at the end of 2021, the median sales price was $265,000, days on market was 22 days, and inventory ended with 903 properties for sale. In just 6 months, the average median price has increased by $30,000. What this means…

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Getting your house ready for summer doesn't just mean uncovering the pool and prepping the grill. It also means checking off a few to do items to make sure your home is ready for the summer season. By keeping up with regular maintenance, it helps to protect your home and can prevent costly repairs down the road. Here are our top 10 items for you to check off your summer to do list.

1. Service & repair your HVAC

As the temperature rises, it is incredibly important to make sure your air conditioner is ready to take on the hot days of summer. While it is recommended that you service your HVAC annually, the weather changes can take its toll on your unit. Having a licensed technician inspect your HVAC can help you beat the heat this year!


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Spring cleaning is an annual ritual that many perform—some more enthusiastically than others—to clear out the winter debris and achieve a more comfortable environment for everyone in our households. But performing spring cleaning and annual home maintenance tasks isn’t only good for our homes. According to medical science, it’s actually good for our mental and physical health too. In fact, increasing numbers of people have begun to view spring cleaning as an act of self-care because of its benefits to mind and body health. This year, don’t skip this ritual; luxuriate in its healthful benefits, and enhance your living space with improved maintenance at the same time.

Spring Cleaning Benefits Your Mental and Physical Health

Ever walk into a…

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Good photography can make the difference between a home selling in weeks or selling in months. We’ve all seen the weird real estate listings circulating on the internet and made fun of the rooms full of porcelain dolls and weird tchotchkes. Don’t let that be your house! 

Although real estate photographers are skilled in making your home look its best, they’re not miracle workers. The photos representing your home should give potential buyers a true feel for the space—without having to imagine what it could look like without your clutter.

Here are a few things home sellers do that mess up their real estate photos!

1. Leave the home dirty and cluttered

One of the most important ways to get your home ready for photos is to clean and…

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Of course you want to sell your home for the most money possible! But how exactly do you make that happen? Here are our top 10 tricks to earn more money on the sale of your home.

1. Use A Realtor

“But if I sell my home using a realtor, I have to pay commission.” We hear you. But according to the National Association of Realtors, the average For Sale By Owner home sold for $185,000 last year while the average home sold with a realtor sold for $245,000! An agent will use their expertise to negotiate on your behalf, earning you so much more money in the long run. 

2. Stage Your Property

Buyers have a much easier time imagining themselves in a furnished home. If you’ve already moved out, it’s worth the money to look into a home staging company…

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Many homeowners want to know how much their home is worth—and understandably so! Whether they intend to sell in the near future or are wondering how much added value their home improvements have created, most homeowners want to know just how much their home is worth in today’s market. 

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question, and it definitely can’t be answered with a visit to an internet site. Finding out how much your home is worth is a complex process that shouldn’t be done without the advice of a local Realtor who is familiar with the market. 

Here are some FAQs we receive from homeowners to help you on the way of finding out the value of your home: 

Q. Can I determine my home’s value from an internet website? 


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You might think you have it covered when it comes to selling your home. How hard can it be really? Well, harder than you think. Before you put up that “For Sale By Owner” sign, read these reasons you shouldn’t first: 

1. It’s going to cost you a lot of time 

You’ll have to take amazing photos of your home. Market your home to potential buyers. Show your home to people who aren’t serious buyers. Show your home repeatedly to serious buyers. You’ll be talking to so many people every day. Prepare for this to be your new part time job. Is it worth it? 

2. You’ll lose money

Most people who do FSBO believe they’ll be saving money by not using a real estate agent. In reality, a good realtor will price your property to get the most money in the…

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If you’re looking to make some home improvements, it’s always good to choose ones that will offer you the best return on your investment! But what are those? Here are the best home projects to add value to your home: 

1. Make sure your kitchen is cooking

In terms of sale value, one thing that can really make or break a home is the kitchen! The kitchen is thought of as the heart of the home, so if it isn’t up to snuff, it can really devalue your home. But don’t worry—you don’t have to totally overhaul the kitchen. One thing you can work on is giving outdated cabinets a new appeal with a crisp white semi-gloss paint. For a little elbow grease and a bucket of paint, you can totally transform your kitchen. If your cabinets are just way too old to…

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