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September 17, 2014 - Leis Realty: Service and Trust
We all know Leis Realty as an established real estate leader in Darke County, but did you know they offer their 360-degree service in other areas as well?
August 1, 2014 - Leis Realty: Markets, Relationships and Connection
With almost 40 years in business, the professionals at Leis Realty have become experts at navigating the ups and downs of the real estate market, establishing strong relationships with partners and staying connected with national associations that protect personal property rights. Leis Realty stays connected in order to serve their clients in the best way possible.
Listen to Dustin Leis describe the importance of connection.
June 25, 2014 - Leis Realty: A Family Business
Leis Realty has been offering real estate solutions to residential and commercial clients in west central Ohio for almost 40 years. Now, 4 generations of the Leis family and over 25 agents work to provide 360 degree services throughout west central Ohio and eastern Indiana.
Listen to Don and Dustin Leis talk about how it all began.
June 17, 2014 - STAGING YOUR HOME FOR SALE: THE ART OF MERCHANDISING
When your home is listed for sale, the goal is to sell fast and sell high. A return on your investment is always a desired outcome. A sure way to safeguard against any potential negative responses and position your home as a sure possibility in the eyes of a potential buyer is to consider “staging” your home to sell.
Leis Realty offers more advanced staging advice to all of our clients who are in the process of selling their home. This helps position their property in the most marketable way possible:
Take a close look at your home’s exterior and make any needed repairs. Is there peeling paint on your front door? Are there any holes in your window screens? Making small, low cost repairs that repair normal wear and tear ensures that there is nothing negative that might sway the perception of your potential buyer.
Does your lawn say “help me” or does it say “welcome home?” When your home is being shown to buyers, make certain your lawn and landscaping is clean, well-manicured and there are no dead or dying plants casting a shadow upon their potential new home. Applying fresh mulch or bed covering is an inexpensive investment that could help bring increased return.
You’ve heard the old adage, “I can’t see the forest for the trees?” Unfortunately, this is a typical buyer’s response when viewing a home that is still full of the seller’s personal effects. Everyone has different personal styles. If your home is full of your collections and personal pictures or if the walls are covered in your personal style, a buyer might not be able to see past you to see the value of the home itself. And if you are the main feature, how can they possibly see themselves there?
A buyer should be able to see their home in your home. In order to show your home in its very best light, consider placing the majority of your personal effects, collections and heavily stylized decorations into storage while your home is being shown. It might feel a bit odd to remove your personality from the home at first, but keep in mind that storage rental is a small price to pay if your home sells faster and for more money!
The same principle applies to storage areas within your home. A potential home-buyer wants to see plenty of space to put their things when they move in. If your closets, basement and garage are full, they might not feel there is room for their things. Consider cleaning out your closets, basement and garage and placing all but the absolute essential items into storage. The less clutter the better!
A dirty home stays. A clean home sells. It might sound like common sense, but sometimes homeowners forget about the details. Before showing your home, make sure it is clean and smelling fresh from top to bottom. Dust those baseboards and ceiling fan blades. Make sure the cobwebs are out of the corners. Are your carpets showing wear? This is the time to have them cleaned. Marks on the walls? A gallon of paint costs under $20 and can increase your resale value and speed of sale. Pets in the home? Make sure there are no fur trails and move the kitty’s litter box to the garage. Your home should be meticulously clean and smell inviting to be perceived as welcoming to a potential buyer.
Lighten and brighten. You might love the color burgundy in the bedroom, but a potential buyer might think it feels dark and uninviting. To appeal to the largest pool of buyers, consider painting your walls in a light, neutral color that would blend with anyone’s décor.
Home empty? Bring in a few basics. If you’ve already moved out and your home is completely empty, you might consider bringing in a few small basics to keep the space feeling warm and inviting. A small table and chairs in the dining room helps folks visualize sitting down for dinner. A twin bed in the bedroom shows the use of the room while leaving plenty of floor space open to show square footage.
Ready to list your home for sale and need some advice for helping it sell quickly? Contact an agent at Leis Realty today. Our experienced professionals can help you position your home in the best possible light.
March 12, 2014 - Leis Realty Debuts New Website
Leis Realty is proud to debut its new website dedicated to bringing you the most comprehensive real estate resource in Darke County and surrounding communities.
At Leis Realty, we know how important it is to have as much information and support as possible at your disposal when searching for a new home. We’ve designed leisrealty.com to be your Western Ohio Real Estate Resource, bringing the most powerful search and sales tools in the industry along with almost 40 years of experience and knowledge.