Winter Curb Appeal

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WinterSelling your home in today’s marketplace requires thoughtful planning and expertise. When it comes to preparing your home for sale, curb appeal is important even if it isn’t the entire reason a buyer chooses your home. Buyers usually make quick judgments as to whether or not your home meets their criteria after driving by or viewing photos online. What you really want is for the buyer to take the next step and see the inside of your home. If you give your exterior a well-cared for appearance, buyers will be more excited to view your interior as well.

A good place to start when evaluating your curb appeal is to stand at the end of your driveway and consider any updates that need to be done. Are there repairs that need to be made? Consider your roofing, siding, and lighting. Since we are in the winter months, you can’t do much in regard to painting, but you still want to make sure your home is appealing to prospective buyers.

For some simple curb appeal, you could add winter arrangements to your front porch or near your garage. In these snowy days, be sure your driveway and sidewalks are shoveled and salted at all times. Buyers want to feel safe viewing your home. Make sure you remove all of your festive lights since it is after the holidays, as buyers want to see the house in its natural state. In your back yard, be sure to shovel off your deck or patio so buyers can see the size and condition. Buyers want to know what they are buying even if they can’t use it right away.

The first impression is a lasting one. Your goal is to show the buyer your home is worth moving into and not moving on from. For more great tips like this, call your local real estate experts Tim and Julie Schnepp at 765-778-3573. You can start your home search today and find even more great seller tips at timandjulieschnepp.com.

 

Costly Mistakes to Avoid when Preparing your Home Sale

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FAQ Selling your home, especially if you have never done it before, can be surprisingly time consuming and emotionally challenging. Yes, there will be strangers poking around your closets and cabinets and may even criticize the place which, to you and your family, is way more than simply four walls and a roof. To top it all off, they may offer you less than you feel your home is worth. When entering into such a complex and emotional transaction, it is easy to make mistakes. But with the help of the Schnepp Home Selling Team, you can avoid many common slip ups. Here are just a few mistakes to avoid when listing your home for sale.

A major factor is neglecting repairs and maintenance. Buyers are always looking for a deal, so making sure all necessary repairs are done in advance will help ensure those repairs don’t end up on the buyer’s negative checklist. Another mistake is not depersonalizing. Buyers need to be able to envision themselves living in your home. To help them achieve this, remove distractions by packing away personal collectibles and other personal items. A third mistake is not removing odors. You have only one chance to make a great first impression. If buyers walk into your home and smell smoke, pets, or strong cooking odors, they may be turned off and either cross the home off their list or reduce their offer.

For more mistakes to avoid before selling your home you can call one of our experienced agents at 765-778-3573 or visit: http://timandjulieschnepp.com/home-seller-resources. We rank in the top 1% of RE/MAX agents in the state of Indiana and we have the experience and expertise to meet your home buying and selling needs.

Refresh Your Deck This Summer

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With spring in full bloom, homeowners are taking advantage of the weather and prepping their outdoor living spaces for the upcoming summer season. While there are a handful of different low-cost deck trends for 2014, homeowners can freshen up their existing space without breaking the bank by highlighting a few key elements.
The following updates are as easy as they are wallet-friendly.

Rock the railing. The railing is often the first thing guests see when they take a look at your deck from the yard or street, so it’s important to realize that this is more than just a safety feature—although functionality is important, too!

Make a statement and allow your railing to stand-out by switching up building materials. For example, if you have a wood deck, it doesn’t mean you need to have wood railings. In fact, glass railings are a popular option today. Want to pass on glass? Look into composite or aluminum.

Pump up the posts. Your deck posts can get a quick revamp with post caps. Additionally, planter pots are becoming increasingly popular: Plant an herb garden or your favorite perennial right on your deck post. You can also look into posts with built-in lighting—some are solar!

Add spark to your spindles. The spindles between your rail posts, also known as balusters, can also be updated. Get a unique look by mixing and matching materials.

Love the lights. If you’re already proud of your outdoor space, spruce up your lighting to show it off at night. Look into recessed lights for the stairs, ornamental post lights, soft illuminating floor lights or eco friendly solar options.

If you want to take on a bigger project and give your deck a major facelift, consider redoing the base. Natural wood continues to be popular, but if you don’t have the time or money for wood, you can consider composite decking. Lots of consumers favor composite because it’s durable and low maintenance. And, many designs closely mimic real wood so you still have the aesthetic appeal.

 

Spring is in bloom and so is the housing market. If you’re looking to buy or sell call The Schnepp Home Selling Team today. We have the experience you need to reach your real estate goals.

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Refresh Your Deck This Summer

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With spring in full bloom, homeowners are taking advantage of the weather and prepping their outdoor living spaces for the upcoming summer season. While there are a handful of different low-cost deck trends for 2014, homeowners can freshen up their existing space without breaking the bank by highlighting a few key elements.
The following updates are as easy as they are wallet-friendly.

Rock the railing. The railing is often the first thing guests see when they take a look at your deck from the yard or street, so it’s important to realize that this is more than just a safety feature—although functionality is important, too!

Make a statement and allow your railing to stand-out by switching up building materials. For example, if you have a wood deck, it doesn’t mean you need to have wood railings. In fact, glass railings are a popular option today. Want to pass on glass? Look into composite or aluminum.

Pump up the posts. Your deck posts can get a quick revamp with post caps. Additionally, planter pots are becoming increasingly popular: Plant an herb garden or your favorite perennial right on your deck post. You can also look into posts with built-in lighting—some are solar!

Add spark to your spindles. The spindles between your rail posts, also known as balusters, can also be updated. Get a unique look by mixing and matching materials.

Love the lights. If you’re already proud of your outdoor space, spruce up your lighting to show it off at night. Look into recessed lights for the stairs, ornamental post lights, soft illuminating floor lights or eco friendly solar options.

If you want to take on a bigger project and give your deck a major facelift, consider redoing the base. Natural wood continues to be popular, but if you don’t have the time or money for wood, you can consider composite decking. Lots of consumers favor composite because it’s durable and low maintenance. And, many designs closely mimic real wood so you still have the aesthetic appeal.

 

Spring is in bloom and so is the housing market. If you’re looking to buy or sell call The Schnepp Home Selling Team today. We have the experience you need to reach your real estate goals.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Tim & Julie Schnepp

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1456635_10152002077815469_253330334_nIn this time of gratitude, we give thanks to all our friends, family, clients and our community. Tim and I have been overwhelmed with the kind words and support as we renovated the old “Video To Go” building. We want this community to know that we have been invested for the past 20 years as your Realtors, taking care of you and your families and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Our team sells homes all over Central Indiana but there is no place like this community that we all live in. Just last week we had the pleasure of seeing all of your smiling faces as the RE/MAX Real Estate Services float went through downtown for the Christmas in Pendleton Parade. What a fun day for all of us!

As your friends, your neighbors and your Realtors®, Tim and I would like to thank all of you for continuing to allow us to be the No. 1 team in Madison County and Pendleton. Your confidence in choosing us to represent you is a true blessing to us.

We hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving this year, from our family to yours!

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Comment on Tomatoes, Peppers, and Carrots Oh My! by Cindy Keaton

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The market is ever changing just as our seasons but 2 things stay the same….the wonderfully friendly vendors….always ready with a smile to offer assistance, answer questions or just chat AND it’s ALWAYS locally grown and sold by the person who grew it…..I love this market AND it’s vendors and customers alike.

Costly Mistakes to Avoid when Selling

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FAQ Selling your home, especially if you have never done it before, can be surprisingly time consuming and emotionally challenging. Yes, there will be strangers poking around your closets and cabinets and may even criticize the place which, to you and your family, is way more than simply four walls and a roof. To top it all off, they may offer you less than you feel your home is worth. When entering into such a complex and emotional transaction, it is easy to make mistakes. But with the help of the Schnepp Home Selling Team, you can avoid many common slip ups. Here are just a few mistakes to avoid when listing your home for sale.

A major factor is neglecting repairs and maintenance. Buyers are always looking for a deal, so making sure all necessary repairs are done in advance will help ensure those repairs don’t end up on the buyer’s negative checklist. Another mistake is not depersonalizing. Buyers need to be able to envision themselves living in your home. To help them achieve this, remove distractions by packing away personal collectibles and other personal items. A third mistake is not removing odors. You have only one chance to make a great first impression. If buyers walk into your home and smell smoke, pets, or strong cooking odors, they may be turned off and either cross the home off their list or reduce their offer.

For more mistakes to avoid before selling your home you can call one of our experienced agents at 765-778-3573 or visit: http://timandjulieschnepp.com/home-seller-resources. We rank in the top 1% of RE/MAX agents in the state of Indiana and we have the experience and expertise to meet your home buying and selling needs.

Winter Curb Appeal

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WinterSelling your home in today’s marketplace requires thoughtful planning and expertise. When it comes to preparing your home for sale, curb appeal is important even if it isn’t the entire reason a buyer chooses your home. Buyers usually make quick judgments as to whether or not your home meets their criteria after driving by or viewing photos online. What you really want is for the buyer to take the next step and see the inside of your home. If you give your exterior a well-cared for appearance, buyers will be more excited to view your interior as well.

A good place to start when evaluating your curb appeal is to stand at the end of your driveway and consider any updates that need to be done. Are there repairs that need to be made? Consider your roofing, siding, and lighting. Since we are in the winter months, you can’t do much in regard to painting, but you still want to make sure your home is appealing to prospective buyers.

For some simple curb appeal, you could add winter arrangements to your front porch or near your garage. In these snowy days, be sure your driveway and sidewalks are shoveled and salted at all times. Buyers want to feel safe viewing your home. Make sure you remove all of your festive lights since it is after the holidays, as buyers want to see the house in its natural state. In your back yard, be sure to shovel off your deck or patio so buyers can see the size and condition. Buyers want to know what they are buying even if they can’t use it right away.

The first impression is a lasting one. Your goal is to show the buyer your home is worth moving into and not moving on from. For more great tips like this, call your local real estate experts Tim and Julie Schnepp at 765-778-3573. You can start your home search today and find even more great seller tips at timandjulieschnepp.com.

 

Indiana Housing Trends

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RE/MAX of Indiana conducted research of RE/MAX associates throughout Indiana and have developed this infographic based on their findings. See key insights and tips on what buyers and sellers should know before listing their home or looking to buy.

Tim and Julie Schnepp can provide you with information regarding the local market. Thinking of selling your home or buying a new home? Call Tim & Julie Schnepp today at 765-778-3573 or start your home search at timandjulieschnepp.com

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Happy Thanksgiving from Tim & Julie Schnepp

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1456635_10152002077815469_253330334_nIn this time of gratitude, we give thanks to all our friends, family, clients and our community. Tim and I have been overwhelmed with the kind words and support as we renovated the old “Video To Go” building. We want this community to know that we have been invested for the past 20 years as your Realtors, taking care of you and your families and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Our team sells homes all over Central Indiana but there is no place like this community that we all live in. Just last week we had the pleasure of seeing all of your smiling faces as the RE/MAX Real Estate Services float went through downtown for the Christmas in Pendleton Parade. What a fun day for all of us!

As your friends, your neighbors and your Realtors®, Tim and I would like to thank all of you for continuing to allow us to be the No. 1 team in Madison County and Pendleton. Your confidence in choosing us to represent you is a true blessing to us.

We hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving this year, from our family to yours!

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