If you've been looking at Wheeling homes for sale, you'll want to declutter before you move. This will make packing so much easier. Thinking about selling? You're not off the hook! Our real estate agents tell every seller about the importance of depersonalizing and decluttering before listing a home.
Getting the whole family involved is the best way to declutter your house once and for all. Here are 5 fun and simple ways to teach your kids how to declutter.
Before putting your home on the market, you want to optimize its visual appeal to potential buyers. Your first instinct might be to incorporate today's interior design trends. After all, they have proven popularity, right?
Actually, design trends have a specificity that can prevent buyers from seeing themselves in your home. Our REALTORS® share some trends you should avoid to keep an engaging balance of current and timeless.
Talk to anybody who has sold a home, and they'll all tell you the same thing—staging is crucial. Especially in a challenging real estate market, the right staging can make all the difference.
Our real estate agents have been involved in countless home sales in Wheeling and the surrounding areas, and we asked them to share some of the biggest mistakes they've seen when it comes to staging a home. Here's what we've learned to avoid.
Contact us today to learn more about staging your home to sell, and talk to our real estate agents about how we can help sell your Wheeling home.
As the weather gets warmer, more buyers are looking for a home, and more homes are on the market. If you're planning on listing your home, you'll be competing with many other sellers and will need to find ways to make your home more attractive to potential buyers.
Our REALTORS® suggest the following 9 ways to make your home a stand out!
Is your home ready to handle the challenges that come with winter weather? Focusing on home improvement is a good idea no matter the season, and the right home improvement projects can make life more pleasant.
Winter home improvement projects can help you save on heating costs while making your home more efficient. Our REALTORS® are here to help you prepare for the season, with seven tips for improving your home in the winter.
Seal Windows and Doors
Do drafts in your current house have you thinking about shopping for new Wheeling homes for sale? Keep drafts – and heating costs – to a minimum this year by sealing all of your windows and doors. Silicone caulk does a great job of sealing drafts when possible, and weatherstripping is perfect for areas where caulk is impractical. Be sure to check vents and other openings for air leaks, in addition to all windows and doors.
Our brokers know that when it comes to the best Wheeling homes for sale, there is no wrong time to list. With help from the right real estate expert, you can sell your West Virginia home any time of the year – and that includes holidays.
After all, sometimes you can't wait!
You may have heard that the holidays aren't the best time to list. After all, spring and summer tend to be busier seasons. However, buyers are on the lookout all year round. Their needs, like yours, don't end between Thanksgiving and New Years.
There are even some great advantages to doing so. For example, you'll be more likely to attract motivated buyers who'll take action on your listing.
To maximize a home's appeal during the holidays, take these steps:
Our REALTORS® are making it easier than ever for you to find the best Wheeling homes for sale. Wheeling is a major city and the county seat of Ohio County. Located right in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, it offers both natural appeal and wonderful amenities.
If you're thinking about putting your home on the market, one kind of appeal beats them all: That's curb appeal!
Curb appeal is one of the most essential elements of getting a home sold. The view of a home from the curb will be prospective buyers' very first look at it. That first impression can frame everything else they see around the property.
Luckily, your home doesn't have to be brand new or have all the latest gadgets to have head-turning curb appeal. If you're selling in the spring months, you have an advantage: Gorgeous foliage, light, and weather in the spring can make homes look more charming.
You've heard plenty about curb appeal, now let's see how your home can have even more of it!
Are you considering putting or keeping your home on the market over the holidays? Selling over the holiday season – from November through January – can be challenging. People are busy this time of year, and the weather isn't always inviting. However, there can be advantages to holiday season selling. With fewer Wheeling homes for sale on the market this time of year, there will be less competition for buyers. Holiday buyers are likely to be serious ones if they are squeezing home shopping into such a busy season. Additionally, you'll be able to put the cheer of the season to work for you in showcasing your home. Here are six tips for selling your home during the holidays:
You've put a lot of time and effort into getting your home ready to go on the market and listed it for sale. A few showings later, that hard work has paid off – you have an offer. But what if that offer isn't quite what you expected? Perhaps the proposed price is significantly lower than your asking price, or there are too many contingencies – enough to make you feel that the offer is way too shaky for comfort.
The good news is that you are not obligated to accept an offer you are not happy with, nor do you have to reject it outright and risk cutting your potential buyer loose to consider other Wheeling homes for sale. In most cases, that first offer is not a "take it or leave it" sort of deal, but merely a starting point in negotiations between a potential buyer and you, the seller. So what's your next step in those negotiations? Making changes to the buyer's proposed terms, which is called making a counteroffer.
Are you planning to sell your home? If so, there are a few things you should know about getting it ready to go on the market. There are things you can do to make your house stand out from the crowd of Wheeling homes for sale, making it easier to sell and maybe even getting over your asking price. Our real estate agents know the ins and outs of selling your home. Here are ten ways to prep your home for sale: