Technology has effected real estate in so many ways, & they are all for the good!
Drones are not only used for fun, agents can use a drone to -capture a birds eye view of the home, showing the roof and the lot all in one picture.
Also agents used to have to drive back and forth from buyer to seller back to buyer just for all of the right signatures. Now they have digital ways where each party can sign using the computer, making the process easier for everyone.
More ways that technology has helped real estate below!
A lot of people want to have a bar, but aren’t sure where to put one. Sometimes the small awkward spaces in your home are the best places! You can do anything from small spaces between two walls, extra counter space, rolling carts or even a book shelf! You can do a wet bar if there is a sink available or just have shelves of different liquor, glass and a mini fridge!
Things to consider when putting an offer in on your house!
Checking out the price of the surrounding homes so you can compare prices is a great thing to do.
Having an agent helps because they do have other sources of looking at previous sales of the home you are looking at and ones surround it.
Making sure the home appraises for what it is worth is very important. You don't want to have a 2 bedroom house with 1000 square foot down the street sell more than the 4 bedroom with 3000 square foot. All of the numbers have to add up and be equivalent.
You are not sure of the price your home is worth and it is usually based on the surrounding homes.
You do not want to be put up your house for too little and not make the money you should have.
Besides the year of the home there are so many things that go into the pricing of it such as; square footage, the amount of bedrooms and bathrooms, the lot size, if it has a garage or not & so many more things.
Realtors will give you advice on what NEEDS to be revised before putting it on the market.
There are pros and cons to everything. it is personal preference on whether you want carpet throughout your home or hardwood floors. Carpet tends to snag and get dirty a lot faster and needs to be replaced every couple years or so when it is worn down and loses its touch. Hardwood floors can not snag and when they get dirty they are a lot easier to clean. All you would need for those is a steam mop or a swiffer of some kind.
You also do not need to do hardwood floors. There are the snap together tiles, porcelain tile, barn wood and much more. These types of floors usually last a lot longer because it does not ware and tear as quickly.
Carpet on the other hand has some good things about it also. With children, especially young ones who are learning to crawl and walk it is nice to have carpet for some kind of cushion. Also it does not get cold when winter comes unlike the hardwood floors.
So what would do you prefer? Carpet or tile floors?