To Prep Or Not to Prep – Can They see the Future

Part 3 —

When selling a home one of the biggest questions is what do I do to help sell my home. Most people have started the process of looking for their next home and do not want to put a lot of time, effort or money into the home they are trying to leave. But what if I told you there are some easy steps you can take to help in the process of selling your home and better yet most of these are free!

Can They see Themselves Living Here

When you first prep you house for selling look around at all your wonderful family photos you have. I know you love those pictures of your wedding day, the kids graduation, that family vacation at the beach. Now after you looked at them maybe even cried a little, lets take the first steps of the inevitable  packing process and take some or all of them down.  I’m not being harsh but remember we have to put ourselves in Mr. and Mrs. Buyers shoes. If I’m trying to picture myself living in this house and every where I turn I see proof that another happy family lives here it’s hard from my brain to make the bond. And the buyer has to bond with the house and has to be able to see themselves living there.

I know these are only a few ideas and ultimately we should all take time to talk to our Realtor when prepping the house as they will have the most insight to you and your home, but if taking 5 minutes can help you sell faster why not!

 

To Prep or Not to Prep- Now they’re Inside

Part 2 –When selling a home one of the biggest questions is what do I do to help sell my home. Most people have started the process of looking for their next home and do not want to put a lot of time, effort or money into the home they are trying to leave. But what if I told you there are some easy steps you can take to help in the process of selling your home and better yet most of these are free!

Great now They’re Inside 

If you’re a typically running around last second fly by the seat of your pants like I am, then you know it’s hard to keep your house ready for a showing at a moments notice, and those buyers do not want to wait. This can be solved by finding your suite case! The phone rings… they will be over in 20 minutes… get that suite case out. Your kids soccer uniform, the dogs toys, the book your currently reading get them all, remember the buyer doesn’t care where it went just that  it’s not on the floor. Now all you have on your hands is a suite case which you can tuck away in a closet or under the bed. The only place this might not help is the kitchen. Don’t go throwing last nights lasagna in the suite case.

I know these are only a few ideas and ultimately we should all take time to talk to our Realtor when prepping the house as they will have the most insight to you and your home, but if taking 5 minutes can help you sell faster why not!

 

 

To Prep or Not to Prep- Curb Appeal

Part 1 –When selling a home one of the biggest questions is what do I do to help sell my home. Most people have started the process of looking for their next home and do not want to put a lot of time, effort or money into the home they are trying to leave. But what if I told you there are some easy steps you can take to help in the process of selling your home and better yet most of these are free!

Curb Appeal

Let’s take a second as a Seller to stand in the Buyers shoes. Go outside and look at your house, if the person driving by knows nothing about the inside of your home, what about the outside will make them want to come in for a look.

It can be as easy as pulling some weeds, cutting the grass and trimming those over grown bushes. Not the outdoor type? No problem there are countless landscaping companies ready to come help and if you are watching the bank ask around, I’d guess you have friends with teenagers who would like to earn an extra buck or two.

I know these are only a few ideas and ultimately we should all take time to talk to our Realtor when prepping the house as they will have the most insight to you and your home, but if taking 5 minutes can help you sell faster why not!

 

 

Lake Louisa State Park

State park

Lake Louisa State Park

Lake Louisa State Park is a 4,372-acre Florida State Park located south of Clermont, in the northeast corner of the Green Swamp and the southwestern shore of Lake Louisa

Bicycling
20 cabins- no pets, 2 night minimal, 120 dollars plus tax a night
Camping, equestrian
Camping, full facilities – 60

camp sites including 2 bathhouses, 2 fishing piers, a pavilion and amphitheater. Maximum RV 115 ft
Camping, Primitive – 2 sites, no water and no electric
Camping, Youth – 3 sites
canoeing and Kayaking – rentals available 8 dollars for the first 2 hours and 3 dollars Evey additional hour
Family reunion’s – picnic sites and bathrooms
Fishing – 4 of the 6 lakes allow fishing. No gas powered motors, all fishing rules apply. Visit http://www.myfwc.com to see rules and obtain fishing licence
GEO seeking
Hiking and Nature Trails
Horse/ Equestrian Trails
Pets – on leash or on restraints
Recycling – recycling dumpsters supplied through out the park
Swimming – ONLY in Lake Louisa. No life guard on duty. You may not be able to see the bottom even in the shallows due to the tannins in the water from local plant life
Weddings – the park now offers weddings
Wild life viewings

The state park makes for a great stay-cation rent a cabin and spend some quality time together with no TV. And if you only have 1 day you can rent a kayak and have a cookout for lunch. There can be something for the whole family to do.

 

craig fish