Staging Basics: The Living Room

If you are trying to sell your home, it's important to note, a house almost always makes a stronger impression on buyers when it is furnished. With that being said, leaving your house furnished as-is is not always enough, even if you are sure to tidy up before showings. Staging is an important topic to think about as a seller. When done properly, … [Read more...]

VIDEO: How to winterize your sprinkler system

Simple instruction to guide you in winterizing your sprinkler system … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Home for a Hurricane

Hurricane season officially arrived in June, but often, the end of the season can be the worst. And while there is no immediate threat to our part of the Texas coastline right now, it’s always good to be prepared. Besides common prep procedures like boarding up windows, here are a few things to you can do to protect your home the best you … [Read more...]

Budget-Friendly Curb Appeal Tips

First impressions are everything when it comes to selling a home. And while you might think the abundance of interior square footage, open layout, or prime location of your home are enough to bring in an offer, never underestimate the importance of curb appeal. The feeling buyers get when they first pull up to your home will influence how they view … [Read more...]

What is a Property Survey?

Buying a new house or thinking about adding on to your existing home? These are just a few instances where you may need a property survey. By calling in a professional to assess the property lines, as outlined by the deed, you can protect yourself from legal disputes and determine the true value for a home and it's surrounding lot. In fact, many … [Read more...]

Looking at the True Cost of Installing a Pool

With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, it's swimming season. And while The Woodlands boasts some excellent community pools, the warmer weather may have you dreaming of hosting pool parties at your own home next summer. But what are the true costs of installing an in-ground pool and what type of return on your investment can you expect to … [Read more...]

What is a Home Energy Audit?

With warmer weather approaching, many of us are already bracing for higher energy bills. But there are some steps you can take to help ensure your home is as efficient as possible. You can check basics such as drafty doors and windows yourself, or you may opt to have a professional home energy auditor come and evaluate your home. In fact, Energy … [Read more...]

Staging Basics: The Dining Room

Not all homes have a formal dining room, and some families do not use their space for sit down dinners on a regular basis. However, if you have a formal dining room, it is important to stage it as such, even if you use it as a home office or play room in your daily life. Buyers love the added entertainment potential of a formal dining room and it … [Read more...]

Staging Basics: Bedrooms

While compared to other rooms in a home, bedrooms may seem less important when trying to sell a home, but it's still essential to create a warm and inviting space for potential buyers. And, yes, it can be tempting to leave these rooms set up for your regular day-to-day lifestyle, but some thought should be put into staging, beyond just making sure … [Read more...]

Staging Basics: Bathrooms

While you may think bathrooms are all about the fixtures, it's still important to keep staging in mind when your house is on the market. Potential buyers do pay attention to these details, whether consciously or subconsciously. And since it's often said that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses, it's important to put your best foot forward. After … [Read more...]