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Why You Should Live in A Home Before Renovating

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Before picking up your sledgehammer, check out why you should live in the home before starting renovations.

While many people opt for a move-in ready home, there are a select few who see the “diamond in the rough” and are ready to take on a fixer-upper for the right price. Many people who take on a project home decide to renovate right away, sometimes even starting on the day of their closing. But if possible, many real estate agents recommend living in the home before deciding on renovations, expansions, and remodeling. While this does not speak to adding lights and plumbing repairs that make the house livable, it may be a good idea to wait a while before knocking out the wall between the dining room and living room. Let’s take a moment to discuss why you should live in a house before renovating.

Living in the Home Could Change Your Mind

While you may have grand visions of an open floor plan, a master suite complete with a sitting room, and an office complete with built-in shelving. But after living in the house, you may feel differently about living there. It is difficult to know exactly how you’ll use the house until you really get a feel for the home. It should be your day-to-day experience that should inform you of the improvements you’ll make for your new home.

Take a Break and Relax

The process of buying a home is stressful. You have spent the last two to six months looking for and eventually buying a home. So why would you want to jump right into renovations? Take some time to depress from all of the stress of buying the home before concentrating on the stress of actually buying the home.

You Need a Solid Plan

Before just jumping into renovations, you should take the time to seriously plan out what you are going to renovate and how you are going to live through renovations. Take some time to plan out where the contractor is going to start and end the renovations. Work with a well-qualified contractor you like and who shares you visions for the home. Spending more time with your contractor will ensure the plans do not go astray as you renovate your new house into your beautiful home.

Renovating a house is tough but it can be worse when you are under a lot of stress. Take some time to relax and plan out your renovations before diving in after closing. For more information on finding your dream home or your fixer-upper, call Clagett Enterprises today.

Renovating Your New Home and Clagett Enterprises

If you’re looking for the perfect realtor for your family or property management company for your portfolio of properties, you can rely on Clagett Enterprises. Clagett Enterprises is a full-service real estate company with almost 30 years of experience in the Frederick and Western Maryland area. For assistant selling your home and getting the best possible price, contact us online or give us a call at 301-665-6009. To meet our team and see some of our beautiful homes, follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Google+.

What is a Short Sale?

Friday, August 5th, 2016
short sale

What are short sales and how can they benefit you?

Short sale houses are a way for homebuyers to buy a new home without spending a lot of money. But what exactly are short sales and how can they help you save money? Let’s take a look at these unique home sales. (more…)

What is Property Management?

Friday, July 29th, 2016
Property management

From the building upkeep to the rent, your property management company is there to help.

You have probably heard the terms property manager and property management company before, but chances are you are not quite sure what exactly they mean. A property manager handles the day-to-day operations at a real estate property as a third party. Property management companies can oversee multiple types of properties, from large apartment buildings to single family homes. While their list of responsibilities can vary from property to geographic area, here are some of the most common things that property managers and property management companies do. (more…)

Signs You Need a New Real Estate Agent

Friday, June 24th, 2016

New Real Estate Agent

If your real estate agent isn’t doing these things, it could be a sign you need a new agent!

The search for a real estate agent can be difficult. Even if your personalities work well together and you enjoy spending time looking at houses together, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are the right real estate agent for you. Here are some ways to tell if it’s time for a sit-down with your real estate agent or time to find a new agent completely. (more…)

Nine Things You Should Know Before Selling Your House

Friday, June 17th, 2016
Things to know before selling your house

There are some thing you should know before putting your home on the market.

When it comes to selling your house, there is a lot to do. It can all seem overwhelming, and especially difficult to stand out in the current market in the right ways. If want to make selling your house a breeze, keep these nine tips in mind. (more…)

Staging Your Home for Summer

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Staging Your Home for Summer

Adding summer plants to your home will help to bring the outdoors in as you stage your home for summer.

As the summer gets hotter and entertaining moves from the living room to porches and decks, prospective homebuyers are looking for different things in your home. While a winter buyer might value the cozy fireplace in your living room, summer buyers love to see lush backyards and impressive decks. More than ever, homeowners and buyers want to have beautiful outdoor living spaces, with over 80% of homeowners saying their outdoor space is the heart of their home. How can staging your home make it attractive in the summer months? (more…)

Different Types of Commercial Leases: Net Leases

Friday, May 27th, 2016
Commercial Leasing

Navigating your way through commercial leases can be complicated.

Whether you are just starting your business or are looking for a new space, there will come a time when you need to sign a commercial lease. There are three basic categories of commercial leases: net, gross, and modified gross. In each of these categories, there is a different type of lease. Let’s take a look at net leases and they work. (more…)

How to Boost Your Home Appraisal?

Monday, April 4th, 2016
Home appraisals

Having your home appraised is an important part of selling.

You have finally decided to sell your home and now that it is under contract, it is time to get the place appraised. A low home appraisal could mean losing thousands of dollars as well as a potential sale. So what will affect your home’s appraisal? Let’s talk about what an appraisal is and how you can improve yours. (more…)

How to Hire a Good Real Estate Agent?

Friday, March 18th, 2016
Real estate agent

When trying to find a real estate agent, there are some things you should look for.

When it comes to choosing the best real estate agent possible, it can seem like an overwhelming task. When it comes to real estate and residential sales, many know how to put their best foot forward and make attractive promises, but fewer know how to put their nose to the grindstone and deliver spectacular results. When it comes to choosing the best real estate agent possible, take these tips into consideration. (more…)

Under Contract, Now What?

Friday, March 11th, 2016
Under contract, now what?

Now that your house is under contract, what do you do?

Selling your residential property is a big step. But with the right sales force behind you, your home will be under contract in no time. Once your home is under contract, what happens? Let’s take a look at what happens after the offer has been signed and accepted. (more…)