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Should I Include the Appliances In the Sale of My Home?

This is such a good question, and it’s something that a lot of sellers wonder about. Do the appliances in your home go to the buyer or should you take them?

As the seller, you’re free to take anything that’s not permanently attached to the property. But buyers often expect appliances to be included–and if they’re not, it could deter potential buyers.

Ask your agent and look around at other listings to see if sellers include their washer and dryer with the house or if they take them.

Regardless of what you choose to do, make sure that it’s clear to potential buyers what stays and what goes.

If you have questions, simply fill out the contact form below or call/text me anytime. 


Declutter Your Home in 15 Minutes a Day
It doesn’t take long for clutter to get out of hand. But the good news? In just 15 minutes a day, you can make a serious dent in the clutter.

Here’s all you have to do:

1. Create a drop space for everything, especially your keys, mail, purse, coats, shoes, and get in the habit of dropping things in their homes.

2. Set a timer for 10 minutes every day and clean one area of your home like an entryway table, drawer, or closet.

3. Do a 5-minute pick up before you go to bed each night, putting things back in their homes and throwing away all trash/recycling.

With just a little time and energy, you can have a clutter-free home and keep it that way!

Make sure to save this post so you can start doing a 15-minute declutter today.


How to Get Your Offer Accepted
While we are still in a seller's market, here are a few ways to get your offer accepted:

✅ Get pre-approved and have your financing ready to go.
✅ Consider giving the sellers an extra month to move out.
✅ Try offering a larger amount of earnest money deposit or down payment.
✅ Waive contingencies
✅ Use an experienced agent you trust!

For more advice on placing a great offer, give me a call today!

5 Home Improvement Projects That Add Value to Your Home
Home improvements do not automatically increase the value of your home. Sometimes, it's the small stuff that can have the best impact on your sale price.

According to RIS Media & Zillow, there are five manageable projects that you might want to consider before listing your home for sale:

Upgrade your light fixtures (at minimum, take them down for a deep clean).
Replace faucets to elevate your bathrooms and kitchen.
​ Paint or replace your front door.
Private outdoor space is in high demand this year so, it's important to create a beautiful and functional outdoor space.
Add a fire pit to your backyard. Is it a must-have? No. But it just might give the buyer that cozy backyard vibe they want. (if local zoning allows, of course)

When you bought your last home, what made the biggest impression?


Inspection vs Appraisal
Know the difference! Inspections and appraisals might seem similar, but they play very different roles in the home closing process.

An appraisal determines the fair market value of the home. An appraiser will walk through the property and take a general assessment of the home. They then use their report and comparable sales to determine the property’s fair market value. Lenders require appraisals to make sure that the home is worth the mortgage amount. They don’t want to lend money on something worth less than the mortgage.

An inspection is an in-depth look through the home to determine its condition. An inspector will go through the house, test all of the major home systems and then create a report with recommendations on repairs and concerns.

If you’re buying with cash, you don’t have to do either. But it’s still worth the time and money to get them done to make sure that you’re putting your money into a safe investment.
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