Video Tips on Crown Molding

  Crown molding is a niche home design subject of particular interest to high-end buyers. There are a number of different materials that can be used for the moldings, all of which come at different price points and some of which require a higher degree of skill to install. This video offers a quick rundown of the key points homeowners should consider before making their decision. ...

How to Turn $1,000 Into a $5,000 Bump in Home Value

Making improvements to a house raises its value. That much is undebatable. But how do you find the best bang for your buck when it comes to renovations? That is a much more complicated conversation. Here are a number of strategies to keep in mind when deciding what renovations to do on a home you’re trying to flip or when advising clients on how to boost their property value. Spruce up the john A new toilet or sink can come pretty cheap but dramatically enhance the aesthetic of the bathroom. Putting in place ...

How to Hire the Right Contractor

Whether you’re seeking a small or large renovation, picking a contractor is not something you should take lightly. This video describes a few tried-and-true best practices for homeowners when selecting a contractor for home improvements, from where to find a quality firm to how much you should expect to pay for the initial deposit. Doing your due diligence during home renovations will not only leave you more satisfied with the result, but it will put you in a better position financially if you ever end up selling. ...

The easiest DIY home improvement projects

Home improvement is a pain in the neck for many but a favorite weekend pastime for others. In real estate, you quickly learn that it’s an important feature of business. Sellers who have kept up their homes and taken the initiative to make improvements that are not only necessary but add a little pizazz to the house can often fetch much more money than they put into the projects. Here are a number of easy DIY home improvement ideas for you and your clients to consider. Repaint the front door There’s nothing that invites a potential ...