Bathroom Upgrades To Sell Your House In 2018

So the elections are well over. We must admit we did have some serious concerns about how the markets were to which ever person was elected president. After Trump was elected we were still concerned about what was going to happen. As of today, we are optimistic about the future of the markets, and the real estate market as well.

The market continues to look good. With new homes being built still not keeping up with demand, prices continue to rise for properties that are put on the market. This is good news if you are a seller, bad if you are a buyer. However in parts of the country we do see some homes sit on the market longer than others. So what can you do to ensure your property sells quickly in 2018? Make sure your kitchens and bathrooms are up to date as well as nice and clean. Here we will cover how to get the most out of your money for bathrooms.

Giving Bathrooms New Life To Help Sell Your Home Quicker

It’s no secret that the usual two big selling points of a house are the kitchen and bathrooms. While location and nearby schools also make a difference, there isn’t a lot you can do about that for your house that you are getting ready to put on the market. However, you can make your kitchen and bathrooms the nicest in your neighborhood that are for sale to ensure a quick sale of your property. HGTV gives some great advice on this:

“I tell clients if you do a complete gut of a bathroom down to the studs and rebuild from the ground up, you are going to spend $14,000 to $20,000, depending on what [features] you put into it,” Perrin says.

Is that too much? “The kitchen and bathroom sell a house,” says Ken Perrin, president, Artistic Renovations, Cleveland, Ohio. “And most people buy the most expensive home they can afford. So they don’t want to buy a house with a kitchen or bathroom that need to be worked on. That emotional tie is with the house where the kitchen and bathroom are in good condition.”

Ultimately, you want buyers to envision themselves in your bathroom. But you should enjoy the space while you’re living there and include the fixtures and features that will make the bathroom comfortable for your lifestyle. “Too many people say, ‘I want to move, so I have to remodel my bathroom,'” Perrin says. “Then they immediately sell their house. Do it and enjoy it, and if you do it well and it’s quality workmanship, you’ll get your money out of it because the house will sell.”

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14 to 20k, that’s not chump change. Unfortunately a lot of homeowners simply don’t have that kind on money to sink into a property before getting it ready to sell. There is good new though, there are a few things that you can do on a tighter budget to make sure you sell your house fast.

Simply painting, cleaning or redoing grout and maybe some new fixtures can help breath new life into a dreary, worn out bathroom. Jenna Burger has some additional tips for updating your bathroom on a budget:

2. Hardware

The layers of any space are key to making it unique and interesting. An easy upgrade in a bathroom is adding or changing the hardware on the bath cabinet. I’ve found that bath cabinets often don’t have any knobs or pulls, and once added the cabinet always comes alive. The cheap builder-grade vanity in my master bath had no hardware, so using a drill, I drilled 2 holes, added crystal knobs, and now the “black dress” is accessorized!

3. Lighting

I feel the light fixture in a space is so important. A fixture can truly make or break a room, and typically I live by the motto GO big, or GO home! How many of you have those old eye-ball style fixtures with 3 or 5 or 7 bulbs across and every time you walk into the bath you cringe because it’s so bright? {It’s okay to raise your hand}. Ditch em’! I’m all for good light in a bath space, but you don’t need a blinding light that is glaring into your eyes every time you enter. Upgrade to a fixture(s) that is different and maybe not typical for a bathroom.

I’m still loving the $17 light that I found at Lowe’s for my powder room. The ‘before’ light was fine, but expected. This light is functional + exciting >

4. Flooring

I know, it sounds like a big, scary project, but it doesn’t have to be! As you may know, I continually profess my love for groutable luxury vinyl tile (LVT). It’s a quick, easy (no experience needed), and budget-friendly way to cover up the ugly mess of a floor that you may have. And if you don’t have an ugly mess of a floor, you might just want a change and LVT flooring is the answer. There are also a bunch of other flooring out there that you may love and adore, but either way, new flooring will truly jazz up a bathroom hands-down!

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Great tips! If you do decide to tackle the flooring just becareful about the materials you choose because not every flooring is suitable for being used in a bathroom because of the water and humidity that it will be exposed to.

With these tips you will be able to bring new life into your tired bathroom. In the end it will most definitely help your property to sell faster.

Want to know more? Check out these additional articles –

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Making Use Of The Internet To Find Motivated Sellers

Time continues to just fly by. Things have really changed in the real estate market, for the better 🙂 In many places that the market was depressed have totally turned around and are back to where they were before the crash of 2008, and some areas way above. Because our investment business has been so busy is the reason I’m just not able to post as often as I would like.

I have been wanting to write this post for awhile in order to help out other real estate investors about how to and where to find some of the best deals available from motivated sellers.


If you have been in real estate investment for some time, you know that you can’t work with just anybody that wants to sell their house. There has to be a problem for you to solve in most cases. The house hasn’t been updated in years, or the parents were horriders, maybe it’s a couple that’s getting divorced, and so on.

The very best place that we have found to find motivated sellers is (drum roll please) – the INTERNET!  We have received way more deals from internet marketing over the traditional forms of advertising, like bandit signs (that can get you fined from government agencies), yellow letters, post cards and any other form of advertising.

There are also several advantages of using the internet over other forms of advertising. One is that it can be done very inexpensively if you do it yourself. Granted it will cost you some of your time, but for my husband and I, it’s well worth it. If you are a one man band, (or one woman band 🙂 ), then it can cost you as much as thousands of dollars a month, depending on the different platforms that you use.

My husband actually learned how to use WordPress to host our websites. In fact it’s what the website rides on. I myself learned how to use social media marketing, Videos, Facebook and Twitter to find motivated sellers.

There are a lot of blogs across the internet that you can find all kinds of valuable information about how to use internet marketing. While they won’t all be structured towards real estate investing, you will still be able to take lessons from them and apply them to your real estate business.

A couple of our favorites are Bigger Pockets (which is for the real estate profession), Moz blog and Quick Sprout.

I have used several different forms of Social Media, with good results from some, and not so good from others. I found a great post over on MD Internet Marketing Solutions that helps explain this:

Depending on your Real Estate profession will make a difference on which social media platforms will perform best for your business. For instance FaceBook, it works well for Real Estate agents. For Real Estate investors trying to find motivated sellers – not so much. We have found that FaceBook does work well for investors that are selling Lease Options.

If you have read a few of our posts you will know that we are big fans of Video Marketing. You can check out our previous post on Video Marketing Here. YouTube videos work for any type of Real Estate business, and also help your potential clients to connect with you more on a personal level if they are able to see your face.

Twitter is another platform that works well for all types of Real Estate Business’. With twitter you can grow your following by tweeting and retweeting tweets that are relevant to your business, then occasionally tweet about your Real Estate services.

There are two major things that we look at on how social media can help grow your business.

  • It helps build your brand. It makes your business more recognizable across the web. Building your brand and connecting all of these sites together will also help your website rankings as well.
  • With a lot of these social properties you can also get them ranked in Google as well. This helps establish more trust and makes you stand out from your competition by appearing to be more of an authority. Think about it, if they see you everywhere they go on the internet don’t you think that will influence their decisions? Finish Reading “Using Social Media For Real Estate Professionals

You can learn a lot about internet marketing from that blog. Probably the biggest lesson from that post is that it helps build your brand. While you may not get the most leads from social media, it does help people recognize your brand, so that when they do go to the search engines trying to find someone to buy their house, when they see your website with your logo or a picture of yourself, depending on how you branded yourself, they recognize you.

If you have not been making use of the internet to find sellers, or even buyers, you really need to step up your game and give it a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

I’m going to leave you with a video that explains more and goes way more indepth about guerrilla marketing and internet marketing, and help you get started.

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Investing In Real Estate In Atlanta

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More and more people are looking at the great returns that can be made by investing in Real Estate. There are all kinds of TV shows that show all kinds of people that are making money by flipping houses and making large sums of money. But is it really possible to make money, and large amounts of money without loosing your hard earned cash? In this article we will go over just a few things that you should consider before investing in the Atlanta real estate market, or any market for that matter.

Yes, real estate investing can still be extremely profitable. You just need to watch what you do and how you invest. There are not as many Atlanta Wholesale Deals out there as there once were, but they can still be found. If you are starting out, you need to pay attention to what is going on in your local area and what properties are selling for, and what kind of properties are selling. Traditionally, 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom houses always sell well, as there are many 1st time home buyers that would like to have them.

Also, if you are buying your first investment property, it is best to learn from someone that has been investing for awhile and try and see if you can get them to take you under their wing. Yes there are plenty of real estate courses out there, but nothing beats having someone “hold you hand” while you do your first few deals. They can help you understand all of the ins and outs.

There are certain things that you must take into consideration before buying an Atlanta investment properties. Many people forget, or just don’t know. Some of these things can make you loose money if you don’t pay attention. Things like closing costs. You have to pay closing costs on the front side when you purchase the house and also on the back side when you sell. Now usually the seller picks up the closing costs on the front side, but on the backside that seller is you and you need to know how much this is. In Atlanta, typically, the closing costs will be 9%, 3% to both sides of the realtors, buyer and seller and the buyers are getting another 3% for closing cost incurred by the closing attorney and mortgage company. That is almost 10%!! On a $200,000 home that is almost $20,000, gone right off the bat! Then you have things like holding costs. The cost of the power bill, gas bill and any HOA fees that you will have to pay while you own the property. All of these things add up.

Back to having a real estate investor helping you, and where you can find one. The REIA’s are a great place to connect with other investors. If nothing else you can have them JV with you on a property. While you will not make as much money, your chances of loosing money are not as great. You can also go online and look for people that say “We Buy Houses”, these are always investors, and by picking up the phone and talking to them you may be able to make some great alliances.

So all in all, yes, you can make money flipping houses. As much as they say they make on TV? Probably not, remember, it is a TV show and they have to get good ratings! But if you follow our advice, you too can make some great money with real estate investing in Atlanta.

More tips from some great investors in this video –

And here is a great company to check out to buy wholesale properties from in Atlanta –

How To Sell Your House Without A Realtor

sell your home without a realtorWhile many sellers opt to sell their properties through an agent, it is possible to sell your house quickly and easily without the involvement of a third party. The major advantage of selling your house without a real estate agent is that you will save money and commissions. If you choose to self-list, here are some simple steps to help you sell your house without a realtor.


Time Your Sale

There are certain times of the year when selling a home is more profitable than others, though this will also depend on your location and events in your area. For example, it may be more difficult to sell a house when school has started because most families with children would not want to change school mid-semester. The weather is another important factor to take into consideration. Depending on your location, you may have a lot of snow to deal with during winter. So sell your home at times of the year when your yard and landscaping would be most appealing to potential buyers

Prepare the House

Make sure the home is ready for sale by carrying out various home improvements. It is advisable to seek the services of a house inspection professional to assess its current condition and recommend the steps for any adjustments or renovations. To increase your home value, work on its curb appeal or first impressions. Consider refreshing the house with paint and plant more flowers to make the outdoors more inviting. Clean it thoroughly, and make sure everything is set in a systematic manner.

Determine the Actual Value of the Home

Now let’s get to the most important factor – pricing. To get the best pricing, you need to find out the current market value of your home. You can know this by researching on the recent sales in your neighborhood. If someone has offered his home for sale in your neighborhood, ask him what factors he has used to determine the value and price of the home. It is important to keep the cost within favorable rates to attract more potential buyers.


Selling a house is about exposure and hence anything that would expose it to more buyers is beneficial. Balance the cost of newspaper advertising, property information sheets, flyers and word-of-mouth. Costs can shoot up quickly so determine what you are ready to spend. Whatever you do, ensure you put a sign in your front yard which can be noticed by passersby. Provide essential information, like number of rooms, contact information, etc. Internet advertising is also a very effective tool for advertising your home. Choose your websites carefully as the goal of many of these sites is to promote the organization hosting them.

Inspection by Buyers

Give potential buyers an opportunity to visit the house. Before presenting it to potential customers, ensure you remove all of your items, including furniture, from the house. This will make it look bigger as well as allow potential buyers to check it freely. When discussing the features, try to focus on positive points.

Negotiate the contract

After putting your house on the market and allowing buyers to view it, finally you have found someone who is willing to make an offer. Now you need to know how to accept the offer. Ask for written offers only. Serious buyers will always be willing to write up an offer. Be ready to negotiate a good deal. Prepare a list of items, upgrades, improvements and other elements that may help you in defending your price. Have information about commuting, schools, stores and your town in general.

Paperwork and Handouts

Have the contract, closing paperwork and other legal formalities checked by an attorney. The deed and mortgage papers should be prepared properly for your own protection. Get help from a reputable real estate attorney with a good track record in real estate matters. Work with him to carry out all the formalities about ownership transfer, tax formalities, registration matters etc. Make sure the buyer gets a buyer’s title insurance cover, so that in case of any problem with the title after the closing, the title insurance will cover the process of making it right.

By following these tips, you will definitely increase the chances of getting a good deal, while saving on agency fees. If you need to sell your house in the Metroplex area, you can check out these people. They buy houses with cash for fast closings – in Dallas, in Fort Worth –, and in Arlington –
Here is a video on how to help sell your house without a realtor

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How To Sell Your Home By Owner

How To Sell Your Home By Owner

You would like to sell a home. You’ve learned of the gains. You are aware it will require some hard work on your own part and some great research, but you stand to save thousands, even thousands of dollars, in the event that you do it by yourself. Realtors and real estate representatives charge significant percentage fees for their expertise, but each year, a minority of sales are done without their help in any way. Here are some strategies for selling a home by owner.


The Price Is Right


Regardless how you stage your home or just how much you renovated space, it’s very crucial that you price the property appropriately. An broker will be able to assist you to establish the proper price for your premises. It is also possible to hire a property appraiser for the occupation. It does not matter whether you’re offering the lowest cost in the area, particularly if your house is very appealing and if you’ve made major advancements to your house. It’s essential; nevertheless, the listing cost is not going to be so far-brought with the other similar houses in the marketplace.


Hire a Home Inspector


In the event that you are unable to vouch for the level of your house and its own systems, would-be buyers will find this as a clear red flag. Think about hiring a home inspector to meticulously examine the construction of your own house and its own parts so that you understand the house’s blemishes before a buyer points prospective buyers out to you personally. After acquiring a house inspected and making the needed repairs, then you’re able to alarm prospective buyers to the property’s soundness by making these reports public–either by revealing interested buyers or posting it online. Such activities go quite a distance towards ensuring buyers that they’re making a sound purchase.




Make The House stick Out From The Contest


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It’s very significant for the property to bring prospective buyers. House sellers should consider custom layouts or adding a number of layout touches, including enhancing the landscape, or modernizing the roof and windows. These easy touches can have major impact in enhancing the property’s aesthetics. It’s vital that you avoid over-enhancing the home. For example, renovating the bathroom and kitchen might not consistently pay.

Selling a home in a sluggish property marketplace will need patience and perseverance. Be sure the home is in good shape and hire a credible broker that will help you sell the house faster. Following this advice will help improve your likelihood of getting a great deal for your premises.

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Hard Money Lenders In Atlanta Georgia

Hard money lenders are quite common today. They have become especially popular among many business owners. This popularity is mainly due to their ability to rescue people from troublesome financial brinks especially today when almost everybody is experiencing a bit of financial trauma. While these creditors will be of great benefit to you, it is important that you understand a few things about them before you use their products. This not helps you identify how you can benefit a lot from them, but you can also avoid several risks when obtaining their loans.


Hard Money Lenders In Atlanta Georgia


What is hard money?


For beginners, hard money is the term used by investors when talking about cash. In most cases, an investor refers to money as soft or hard depending on the terms of lending. For instance, soft money does not involve very strict terms. A hard loan, on the other hard comes with strict terms. The reason that they come with stricter terms is because they are offered by private individuals who have large amounts of cash with them. This is why these monies can also be called private loans.

Whereas hard money comes with stricter rules, they can be easier to get and funding here will be at a fast and lightning speed. It is majorly preferred with real estate investors and business based lending. They are way different from the conventional loans by local banks, the underwriting guidelines that private money is different and much better.


Emergency funding

For those that would like to have emergency funding, or have a situation that is quite time sensitive, hard money is the ultimate solution. For anyone that would like to close deals quickly in a few days not weeks for their money hard money lenders will be resourceful. Credit score is also not a factor in many cases, you can be sure to find lenders that will not look at your credit history in case you have a bad credit.

Based upon the lending criteria, hard lenders lend money on a short term basis that range from 6 months to 1 year. Borrowers can use it on many profitable purposes. It could include real estate loan types of development. Since hard money could be more expensive than the traditional sources, borrowers that look forward to a financial gain with the money prefer this type of credit.

Once you are through with your project, you can pay these hard lenders at your preferred time so that you can move to another project. You could also be able keep several business based projects running at the same time. These lenders will be able to finance you through different projects, you only have to ensure the returns from the project is good to cover up on both the interests and still make huge profits.

There are several things to consider when looking for Hard Money Lenders In Atlanta. Some private lenders are individuals while other lenders are companies. Some could consider funding projects within their own neighborhood while others could consider funding nationwide projects. You can therefore easily find these hard money lenders today, they will help you in case you need emergency funding or you need money for asset based projects.

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Hard Money Loans For Real Estate Investors

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Do you repair as well as re-sell houses for a profit? Do you need a loan for your following financial investment? Then we have located the very best company in Georgia. Angel Oak Prime Bridge Of Atlanta has bunches of one-of-a-kind loan programs to assist you get your following realty investment property done.

Numerous loan providers wish you to pay all up front charges. These include their points and application charges. Angel Oak Prime Bridge does not need these. They are the location for no minimum deposit and also One Hundred Percent financing in Georgia. If you can acquire your house and also get the repair services done at 65 % of the properties repaired worth then you do not have to pay any type of cash at closing. No tricks and also no gimmicks. No surprises when you turn up to closing. When purchasing a house to restore they will certainly lend you the money not simply to buy your home but will also provide you the money to make all the repair works. Some lending institutions will only provide on the investment of the house and not provide on the repairs making you use your own squander of pocket to make all the repair works. If you are a land lord then hard money loans do not always help you. Prices at 12 % to 15 % make it hard to have a profit at the end of the month. Angel Oak Prime Bridge is one-of-a-kind in the truth that you acquire a hard money loan as well as after repair services are full then you can then get a normal funds with a fixed price for 30 years making it a lot easier to earn a profit each month.

They also have fundings for new construction additionally. They will lend on the construction of the brand-new home as well as permit you to have drawbacks throughout the building procedure to be able to pay your service providers.So regardless of what sort of realty bargain you are having to get financed Angel Oak Prime Bridge is the challenging money lender in Atlanta Georgia that offers every one of Georgia and could obtain your bargain done.

If you need a great Hard Money Lender In the Atlanta area, Angel Oak Prime Bridge is the place to get one. You can learn more about them by clicking here – Hard Money Loans For Real Estate Investors

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