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Tips for Selling Your Home

If you’ve ever thought about selling your home, now’s the time. It’s never been a better market for sellers. I went to Showcase Realty to find out more.


Well, now is a great time to sell a home. Here to tell us more about it, is Nancy Braun with Showcase Realty.

Nancy, first off, explain the state of the market right now. What’s it like out there?


The market is so spectacular. It is really a seller’s market. There are more buyers than there are homes to pick from.

So, we have actually only up two and a half months inventory supply in a true- even market, there would be a six-month inventory supply.


So Nancy, you have some tips to get the most out of your home sale. What are they?


Well, one of the things that people overlook is landscaping and they think they focus so much on the interior of the house and they don’t realize that a lot can go a long way if you just, you know, prune and put some mulch down and put some beautiful flowers out, pull some weeds and- and actually add some beautiful dynamics and color to your front scape.

So, I can tell when I’m driving up to a house if the buyer is gonna be interested just by their breath, how they respond to the house. And they almost make that decision before they even get in the house.

So the curb appeal which is so overlooked sometimes can really be damaging.

It’s simple, you know, go and get some new pine needles or get some new landscaping flowers. Red and yellow is Feng Shui. It’s supposed to sell houses. So, put away your purples and the pink, you know, the pastels and do the red and yellow.

Colleen: Next up, you say declutter.

Nancy: Declutter. Yes, so. It is so critical that you try to make the home in the way a buyer will envision their things in the home.

So if there’s too much in the home then they can’t see beyond it. A lot of people don’t have vision as much as we think they do.

I have clients that also say to me, “Well, you know, I don’t want to paint. I don’t know what color they want. Maybe they’ll just paint themselves. They can replace the carpet themselves.”

They don’t envision that property to look the way it should look.

So, a little can go a long way. I don’t want anyone to really spend a lot of money renovating the home, rehabbing the kitchen. They’re never gonna get a 100% back. If not, even more back.

But the smaller things like paint, declutter, make sure that there’s a traffic pattern. They can walk through rooms very easily without having to walk around things.

And I always say, less is more.

So, after I leave I say, “You know, if you’re at a point where you’re not sure what to do with that particular piece of furniture, less is more.”

Colleen: Good advice.

Nancy: Just remember, less is more.

Colleen: Also, keep it clean like squeaky clean pristine, right?

Nancy: It is incredible but we get used to, even myself, you get used to the little cobwebs up in the ceiling. And you don’t realize that there’s a little dust on your fans and your ceiling fan. And the filters need to be changed. Those things actually get noticed.

So you’re a seller, you’re… the buyers that come into that home, they think if you can’t maintain the home, then you’re not maintaining it in other ways like maintaining your furnace or maintaining your plumbing.

And it’s just a visual sense. If they feel like it’s squeaky clean like you say, they’re gonna like the house more. They’re gonna feel more comfortable in the house.

And so get that professional cleaner in there over and beyond yourself. And if you’re tight on money, just you do the elbow grease and just make sure you’re cleaning.

One thing that I always think is kind of funny is people always open things. People are touchy-feely. They want that connection, right?

So they go in the kitchen, they always open the microwave. Well, if you’ve got a dirty microwave – not that you’re gonna find anything different in one person’s microwave versus another person’s microwave but it’s like arm distance, so they open it.

Colleen: Yeah.

Nancy: So it’s like, you know, go ahead and, you know, straighten out the cans in your cupboard.

Clean out the refrigerator because you don’t know what they’re gonna open and that just goes a long way.

Colleen: Great advice. Nancy, thank you so much. Thank you for your time.

Nancy: You’re welcome. Thank you for having me.

So if you’re interested in selling your home or looking for home to buy, visit ShowcaseRealty.net, ShowcaseRealty.net.

Or better yet, call Nancy at Showcase Realty. The number’s 704-997-3794. Again, 704-997-3794.

Make sure you mention Charlotte Today.

If you do, you’ll receive a free copy of Nancy Braun’s book, The Ultimate No Holds Barred Guide to Selling and Buying a Home in the Carolinas.

Again the number’s 704-997-3794.

COMING SOON! 10222 Atkins Ridge Dr Charlotte NC 28213-4290 | Home for Sale

Creekside at Wyndham Place Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

A spacious suburban haven

Set on the corner lot of Atkins Ridge Drive and Parsifal Lane is this generously proportioned Transitional style home. It features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a 2-car attached garage with 3, 140 square feet of living space you can enjoy. 

Homes for Sale in Creekside at Wyndham Place Charlotte NC

This Charlotte home was built fairly recently, so everything is in great condition. With a wooded area behind the backyard, you can have all the privacy that you need.

If you are looking for your own haven in the suburbs where you can entertain, relax, or retreat, this is the home you will want to own.

In proximity to great amenities

Located in Creekside at Wyndham Place Subdivision, this place is part of the Newell community where residents enjoy a short commute to get to everywhere, from Downtown Charlotte to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

There are plenty of dining and shopping options within a two-mile radius.  

If you have elementary age children, University Meadows Elementary School is only a mile away while both James Martin Middle School and Zebulon B Vance High School are 3.3 miles away.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is only a seven-minute drive, perfect if you intend to get a new degree or finish your previous one.

Enjoy this home’s lovely amenities

The main floor of the home features an inviting foyer complete with polished wood floors, a bright and airy dining room, a staircase leading to the second floor, a great room with wood floors and a gas log fireplace, a lovely ample-spaced eat-in kitchen with an island, beautiful cabinetry, stainless appliances, and a pantry.  There’s also a breakfast nook that's open to the family room.

The second level features the master bedroom as well as 2 other bedrooms. The master bedroom is bright and large and has a loft, a sitting area, and a walk-in closet. It also has an ensuite bathroom with a separate shower and a garden tub. Another bathroom is available to be shared by the two other bedrooms. The laundry room and utility room are also located on the second floor.

This property features an attractive brick veneer and stone exterior, a covered front porch, a two car attached garage, an attic, a patio, a storage shed, and a fenced yard.

Enjoy a quiet and private retreat in this beautiful Charlotte home for sale, yours for ONLY $270,000.

Want to see other available properties here in the Charlotte area? Visit www.ShowcaseRealty.net for more info.

Call me, Nancy Braun, (704) 997-3794. As the top real estate agent in Charlotte, I can help you find the best home.

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Which Home Remodeling Projects Have the Best Returns?

Homes for Sale in Charlotte NC

Are you thinking of doing home improvement projects to add value to your home?

Renovating and improving your home can be an excellent way to give it a makeover. A few upgrades can also increase your chances when you want or need to sell your Charlotte NC home.

However, not all home improvements will reward you when the time comes to sell. Some will increase the value of your home, and some will actually make selling more difficult. Choose the projects that have the best financial impacts.


Here are the best six home remodeling projects that deliver the highest return:

1. Upgraded Landscaping

Most people would expect a major kitchen renovation to be on the top of this list.

However, if your outdoor living areas need a new look, a little upgrade can do wonders to your current landscape. Remember that a well landscaped yard is essential to adding to a home’s curb appeal.

Buyers looking for homes for sale in Charlotte will be more excited to tour a home that looks inviting on the outside.

What does a basic landscaping upgrade include?

Flowering shrubs

A 15-bart-tall deciduous tree

A flagstone walkway

Two 6-by-2 stone planters

Fresh mulch

The cost: $4,750

The return: 105% at $5,000


2. New Roof

Updating your home’s roof gives you the opportunity to cut cooling costs while improving curb appeal and resale value.

Roofs do need replacing eventually. If you fail to do so, the results could be very costly, including ruined walls, mold, and mildew stains.

If you notice that shingles are missing, curling up, or covered in moss, and gritty bits from the asphalt shingles are coming out the downspout, then it’s time to give your home a new roof.

The cost: $7,600

The return: 105% at $8,000


3. Hardwood Floors

You can’t go wrong if you’re thinking of putting in wood floors. Hardwood floors are a timeless classic. They have unmatched natural beauty and go with any decor, be it modern, traditional, or country.

Hardwood flooring goes in any room. However, kitchens and basements may warrant special considerations.

The cost to refinish: $2,500

The return: 100% at $2,500

The cost to buy new: $5,500

The return: 91% at $5,000


4. A Patio or Deck

A nice patio or deck is a worthwhile investment because outdoor living spaces have become more desirable. When you decide to sell, your home will be more appealing to prospective buyers looking for Charlotte NC homes for sale.

The cost of a patio: $6,400

The return: 102% at $6525

The cost of a deck: $9,450

The return: 106% at $10,000


5. Energy- Efficient Insulation

If your home hasn’t been modified with energy efficiency in mind, it will cost more to live in your home and maintain it.

Updating your insulation can make your home more appealing to potential buyers. Don’t wait until you’re forced to wear your parka indoors.

The cost: $2,100

The return: 95% at $2,000 plus the added savings on heating and cooling costs


6.  New Garage Door

Aside from boosting your home’s value, a new garage door also improves the safety of your home. A new garage door means it’s using newer technology.

It also helps in improving your curbside appeal. There are also many options to choose from-  a host of factory-finish colors, wood-look embossed steel, and glass window insets.

The cost: $2,300 (for a two-door)

The return: 87% at $2,000


If you would like to learn more tips about improving your home’s value, or would like to see homes for sale in Charlotte North Carolina, visit my website at http://ShowcaseRealty.net

Call me, Nancy Braun, at (704) 997-3794. Contact me today for all your real estate needs.


Source: The National Association of REALTORS®’ 2015 Remodeling Impact Report and 2016 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features