Posts Tagged ‘ Residential Sales ’

How to Broaden Space in Your Apartment

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

If you have or about to rent an apartment here are some things you can do to make the space that much bigger than what it is.

We all know that apartments don’t give you the same space as a house and space in most apartments aren’t that spacious themselves. You have to work with what you get and there are many ways to broaden the space you’re given no matter the size of your apartment.


3 Updates to Make in Your House in Order to Increase Your Home Value

Friday, May 4th, 2018
3 Updates to Make in Your House in Order to Increase Your Home Value

Similar to your kitchen upgrades, you will need to keep your bathroom decor neutral and polished so that it is clean and suitable for a new family.

While selling your new home is an exciting new beginning for you and your family, you should also make the most out of selling your current home. Before you place your house on the market, you may need to make some minor home improvements and updates to increase its value, such as modern fixtures, updated appliances, or new flooring. If you are thinking of selling your home in the near future, but are unsure with where to start on your updates, consider these three update hot spots in your home that may need a little TLC before your house hits the market. (more…)

Why Your Outdoor Space Matters as You Prepare to List Your Home

Friday, April 13th, 2018
Why Your Outdoor Space Matters as You Prepare to List Your Home

A little TLC can go a long way in polishing the image of your home, whether it’s painting the shutters, repairing your driveway, or adding flowers to your landscape to freshen up the look of your outdoor space.

As you prepare to list your home, it is only natural to focus on the interior. With this, you may find yourself spending time updating rooms, painting, or installing new floors and light fixtures. While a great interior is the ultimate selling point of your home, the exterior is equally as important, as it is the basis of your potential buyer’s first impression when they arrive. If you are preparing to sell your home in the near future, consider these ways in which your outdoor space plays a key role in the process of listing your home. (more…)

10 Home Staging Tips for a First-time Seller

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
10 Home Staging Tips for a First-time Seller

Minimizing clutter and loud colors throughout your home are best practices for showcasing the best features of your home without distraction.

Selling a home can be a challenging process for anyone. However for a first-time home seller, it can be an especially difficult process of tailoring your home to meet the needs and design preferences of a potential buyer. If you are a first-time home seller in the process of staging your home, consider these 10 simple staging tips to make your home stand out. (more…)

5 Reasons Why 2018 Is the Year to Sell Your Home

Friday, January 19th, 2018

When it comes to 2018 interest rates, the sooner you buy, the better! Rates are expected to climb slowly up to 5% by the end of the year.

2017 was a fantastic year for residential sales, and 2018 is shaping up to be even better. If you are planning on putting your home on the market this year or looking to purchase a home of your own, below are five reasons why 2018 is going to be the best year to sell your property.


The 2 Best-Kept Secrets For Selling Your Home Quickly

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Putting your home on the market can be a very overwhelming process.

Putting your beloved home on the market can be extremely stressful, especially in today’s climate. Week after week of showings requires your house to be presentable always, plaguing you with the hassle of leaving at a moment’s notice. In fact, when you have pets or children, that stress is multiplied. But, buyers will be most interested in your home the first few weeks it’s on the market, so you need to hit the ground running and sell before your listing grows stale. The first thing your potential buyers are going to notice is your exterior and landscape- does your home have attractive curb appeal? If not, then it’s the perfect place to start as we divulge the very best kept secrets for the quick sale of your home. (more…)

The Top 2 Things To Look For In Your First Home

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
first home

There is a lot that goes into buying your first home.

Stuck with noisy neighbors upstairs? Ready to move out of Mom and Dad’s basement? Whatever the case may be, purchasing your first home is surely a new experience and can be highly overwhelming. In fact, although most people associate homes with white picket fences and granite countertops, there is a lot more to consider as you embark on the house hunting journey for your very first home. As a result, there is a ton of serious consideration that you need to make when it comes to purchasing that very first home of yours. While it can be easy to get lost in the dream of what owning a home looks like, the reality is that it can be expensive. Here are some helpful tips for every first-home buyer to follow so that they are not stuck with a beautiful home that they just can’t afford! (more…)

What is Title Insurance?

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Title Insurance

There are many steps to the home-buying process, and one of the most important is obtaining title insurance!

As you go through the process of buying a home, you are concerned about tons of different things including securing your mortgage, getting necessary repairs made, and whether or not your children will be able to get rid of any of their toys before it’s time to pack them up. Title insurance can feel like another thing to add to the list, but it plays a crucial role in protecting you during the home buying process. What exactly is title insurance and how can it protect you? (more…)

Selling Your Home in the Fall

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Fall is the perfect time to sell your home – read on for tips on staging your home this season!

Fall is almost always a perfect time to sell your home. It is a time of perfect normalcy, where the kids are back in school and there are no holidays for almost 3 months. The exploding of fall colors outside make for picturesque beauty that enhances the appeal of any home. Here are some ways you can attract fall home buyers this season. (more…)

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+.