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3 Important Ways to Make Moving Less Stressful

There are only a couple of weeks left in 2018. As the year ends, and we head into 2019, many of us in North Carolina are starting to focus on our New Year’s resolutions and the fresh year ahead. January is just around the corner and those homeowners who are soon planning a move to a new location need quality realtors. The best agents find the best solutions. Our Flat Fee Realty agents suggest buyers make 2019 the year brings success and little stress in planning a move. Remember, considering how to reach one’s goals makes them more easily achieved.

Homeowners and buyers resolving to make moving less stressful in the new year need to consider these three important ways to make it happen:

  • Work with our experienced Flat Fee Realty agents: Navigating the real estate process can easily become overwhelming. Fortunately, working with our experience team of professionals means buyers and sellers will get the advice, feedback, and answers they need to make informed decisions.  Everyone appreciates our Flat Fee Realty agents, who have a wealth of experience and expertise.

  • Stay organized and clutter-free: Always, consider where belongings will go when buying a new home, and pack and label possessions accordingly for the move. Although people may rearrange a few things as they settle into their new home, packing boxes with an idea of where they should go will make unloading and unpacking less intimidating. The moving process is also an excellent time to donate, sell, or dispose of unnecessary and unused items that are simply taking up space. Preparing to sell or buy is the perfect time to reduce clutter in a home.
  • Enlist the help and support of many: From packing, to loading and unloading boxes and furniture on moving day, buyers and sellers should reach out to others. Request the assistance of friends and family if they live nearby. Otherwise, professional movers are also a great option. Buyers can ask their trusted Flat Fee Realty agent for recommendations to ensure their movers are experienced and will handle every one of the possessions with care. Having help on moving day will literally lighten the load of moving.

While the process of buying and selling a home in North Carolina can be stressful, there are ways to minimize that stress. Work with our experienced real estate agent, stay organized, and enlist the help of others. Ready to get started? Contact a Flat Fee Realty agent today!


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5 Holiday Home Improvements to Make Before Selling

Always have a game plan before putting your North Carolina home on the market; Flat Fee Realty offers five suggestions that will help boost curb appeal and possibly increase the selling price as we head through the Holiday Season.

Working with an experienced Flat Fee Realty agent in Lake Norman, Raleigh, the Triangle and Wilmington is a great way to get input on what improvements can be made. From suggestions about lawn care to how to stage furniture, our team is adept at preparing a home to sell.

5 home improvements to consider before listing your home for sale are:

  • Spruce up the landscape: Curb appeal with be the first attraction to catch a buyer’s eye. Make sure the mailbox is visible and not overgrown, replace faded or missing house numbers. Clean the yard of fall debris and add some color to the entrance way for great first impressions.
  • Replace or clean carpets: Unless the carpets are already new, they are likely holding lots of dirt and odor. A thorough clean or a fresh carpet throughout the house will revamp the entire space and impress potential buyers.
  • Small or partial renovations: Instead of investing in complete overhauls, consider taking on smaller projects such as replacing appliances in the kitchen or updating countertops in the bathrooms.
  • Fresh coat of paint: Many homes are bound to see scruffs and paint chips on the walls, so fresh layers of paint will do wonders to brighten up a space. Also, consider painting neutral colors (builder beige for example) over all existing walls to further appeal to buyers.
  • Update lights and plumbing fixtures: New faucets and sinks will dramatically change the feel of a space, so consider that for a simple project. Updating light fixtures is also a less intensive way to increase home value and buyer appeal.

For more insight regarding home improvements to increase home value, contact our agents at Flat Fee Realty today. We’re happy to help during each step of the listing, selling, and buying processes!


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