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May
23

If you're selling your home, it's important that you ace the appraisal. Here's how to prep right.

If you're poised to list your home among Beavercreek homes for sale or Centerville homes for sale, your real estate agent has probably given you the lowdown on appraisals. Just to reprise what you probably were told: 1. If you really need to know how much your home is worth, you may have to order your own appraisal; and 2. A potential buyer may need to order an appraisal on your home to see if it's worth what you're asking for it. They can then seek a loan for the amount that you're asking if the appraisal figure agrees with it.

Regardless of whether this is your appraisal or your potential buyer's, you will need to get ready and put your best foot forward. What kinds of things will be looked at for an appraisal? This isn't exactly a staging, but it has aspects of that process. For now, the appraisal prep step is more like a general sprucing up. So let's roll up our sleeves and get busy.

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January
25

Dining Room Staging - Home Sellers - Wright-Patt Realty

The formal dining room might have been a must-have in the not-so-distant past, but it's rapidly losing its meaning in today's households. Maybe you never (or nearly never) use your dining room because you have a casual dining space in your kitchen or living room, yet you have the bones of a house with space devoted to a formal dining room. Don't be afraid to break with tradition and set that square footage to work for you. Here are our REALTORS® favorite ideas of what to do with your underutilized or empty dining room.

  • Try a Home Office
    Why work at the dining table when you can claim your unused dining room as your office. Whether your work from home, need a place to manage finances, or just need a quiet place for the weekend, this is a great spot to set up a desk and shelving, display the family activities calendar, and create storage for office files and mail. Most dining rooms don't have doors, but if you don't mind the idea, you can create a really nice open office or study.

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November
23

Multiple Offers - Sell a Home - Wright-Patt Realty

You've successfully added your home to the list of Beavercreek homes for sale, and suddenly you're receiving an influx of offers. Multiple offers are every home seller's dream. They usually lead to bidding wars and a higher sales price. But with all the uncertainties that come with being pulled in opposite directions by different compelling offers, it's common for sellers to make the mistake of overplaying their hand. With multiple offers on your home, you'll be in a negotiation position and you need to play your cards well.  Here are a few tips on how to make the right decision when there are multiple offers on your home.

  • Start With Price But Look Beyond That
    You're probably hoping to make as much money as possible, so it makes sense to get excited about a nice, big, high-priced offer. The chances of selling your home over your asking price increase when you're involved with a bidding war on your home. But that doesn't mean you should automatically go for the highest offer. Real estate offers involve more than just the dollar amount being offered. Review the terms of the entire contract and consider how much cash the buyer is going to include in the offer.

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February
11

Home Seller Anxiety - Wright-Patt Realty

For most people, their home is the biggest financial investment they will make in their lifetime, and the process of selling a home can seem daunting. Although many different factors may affect how smoothly a transaction goes, obsessing over the "what ifs" can lead to a lot of stress and sleepless nights.

Our REALTORS® help clients successfully buy and sell Beavercreek homes every day—their support and advice can help you stay composed and guide you through the process every step of the way. Check out these tips for staying calm, cool and collected during the selling process.

  • Get Your Facts from Real Estate Professionals
    When you're ready to put your house on the market, you may find that friends and family have lots of opinions and advice, which is often accompanied by horror stories about selling their homes. Listening to this "advice" can throw you into a spiral of uncertainty and angst. Don't let it. Discuss any questions or concerns you might have with your agent or broker. Doing so will help you understand how to properly value, market and show your home and provide valuable insight into how real estate negotiations and transactions work.

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January
7

Getting Ready for an Open House - Wright-Patt Realty

Holding an open house can be an effective way to showcase your home, but proper marketing and staging are essential to ensure you put forth the best presentation possible. These five tips from our REALTORS® can help you attract more potential buyers and make your open house a resounding success.  

  1. Marketing, Marketing, Marketing
    A vast majority of homebuyers use the internet to search for property, so having an online listing that stands out from the crowd is vital. Work with your realtor to create an engaging online and social media profile for your home: In addition to listing it on the MLS, put an ad in the Craigslist housing section and use social media and community sites like Nextdoor to promote your home. Work with your realtor to identify the parts of your home that will most appeal to buyers. Clean and stage your home inside and out before posting any pictures, and make sure to highlight its best features and all the benefits the neighborhood has to offer. 

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November
12

Selling Your Beavercreek Ohio Homes Over the Holidays
Want to sell your home this holiday season? You might think the odds are against you, but with some planning and preparation, you can make your home visible and appealing to motivated buyers. Buyers are out there, and getting your home ready to list now will help ensure the best and most exposure to those who are interested in Beavercreek homes.

  1. Don't Go It Alone
    Hiring the right agent to market and sell your house during the holidays is possibly the most critical step you can take. Seek out an agent with a proven track record and one who knows what sells homes this time of year. Our REALTORS® are neighborhood pros and have the experience and knowledge it takes for successful listings and sales.

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September
19

Kitchen Renovations
It's safe to say that the kitchen is the most important room in the home. It's the focal point, where meals are made and enjoyed, where families spend time together. So whether you're planning to sell your house or want to make it feel a little more like home, remodeling the kitchen is a great place to start.  

Of course, remodeling your kitchen is a big and potentially costly undertaking and not one that should be approached lightly. Our REALTORS® want to make sure you're ready before you take on that kitchen remodel, and we have a few tips that will help you get the most out of it. 

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July
10

Selling Your Home Using Professional Photos
Today, 95 percent of buyers search online to house hunt. That is plenty of reason why professional photography is indispensable when selling your home.

It is essential to catch the buyer's eye from their first click. If your home's photos don't trigger a potential buyer's emotions, they will lose interest in your property and move on to the next. Listings with professional photos sell quicker and fetch more money. Our REALTORS® know that professional photography cannot be downplayed.

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April
30

Is the Time Right to Sell Your Home?

Stuggling With Selling Your Home

Selling your home isn't easy, and neither is deciding if the time is right to sell. Our REALTORS® have helped countless people sell their homes in Fairborn. If you're struggling with the decision to sell your home, we're here to help.

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May
14

Tips to Sell Your Beavercreek Home 

If you're gearing up to sell your home, you're probably facing that big question: Should you renovate first, or try to sell it as is? On one hand, many Beavercreek homes do sell better if they've had some work done, but not all home improvements necessarily translate to a higher price point.

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April
10

Warmer Weather is Coming. Get Your Yard Ready

Inspire Curb Appeal

One of the most budget-friendly and effective ways to add both appeal and value to your home is to give your yard the TLC it deserves. The old adage, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression", definitely applies to your home's curb appeal, especially when you are in the market to sell. With warmer weather just around the corner, now is the time to grab your work gloves and head outside. You'll soon see just how much difference a little planning and outdoor work can make in the way your home looks to others. Our real estate agents are always a great resource for market trends and fresh ideas, and we've put together a few ideas to inspire you.

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March
27

Sell Home CMA
Savvy home sellers in Fairborn often use a comparative market analysis (CMA) before listing their property with a real estate agent. A CMA is the most common way to give a home an approximate value based on the prevailing market trends. Most real estate agents offer CMA as a free service while pitching their services to prospective clients.

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March
13

Neighbors Matter in Your Home Sale
It only stands to reason that making a good first impression on prospective home buyers is a necessity if you hope to sell your home.  In fact, before you even contact our REALTORS® to list it, you might start making repairs around the house, decluttering, and sprucing up its curb appeal. However, not everything is under your control. What about your neighbors?  You can't control what they do, but ultimately neighbors can impact whether or not your home sells at all. 

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February
26

Beavercreek Ohio Home spring
After a long winter, spring officially arrives on Tuesday, March 20.  With the bright sun and warm winds comes the realization that winter has been torturing our homes' exteriors.  After a quick perusal, many homeowners find cracked sidewalks, leaf-filled gutters, and dead plants all around. Before you even start planning your gardens, checking these items off your spring maintenance checklist will ensure you have time to go outside and enjoy the outdoors. Our REALTORS® recommend these five tips to get your Beavercreek home ready for spring.  

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February
13

Tips for Military Members Selling a Home
So you've received your PCS orders, you know where you're headed, and now the clock is ticking before it's time to make your move. Whether you're moving across the state, across the country, or across the globe, selling a house as a military member comes with its share of unique challenges. The time limitations of a military move mean that planning is more important than ever. Our real estate agents are here to help you get started, with a guide to selling your home as a military member.

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November
6

Listing Your Home During the Holidays is a Good Idea

Sell Home Holidays
Want to sell your home? While many people wait until spring or summer to sell a home, there are great arguments for listing it during the holidays.

At first, listing your home between Thanksgiving and New Year's might seem like a wacky idea.  However, when you take a closer look, it's easy to see there are plenty of good reasons to sell a home at this time of year.  In the long run, it can help you get the job done faster and secure the sale price you want.

How can that be? Let's review some of the biggest reasons:

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August
28

Boost Curb AppealWhen passersby see your home, you want it to make a great first impression. That's the idea behind curb appeal. It's the quality that allows your home to catch the attention of potential home buyers.

Whether you're putting your residence on the market or you simply want to make your home more attractive, our REALTORS® understand curb appeal is critical. Here are five recommendations to give your home's curb appeal a boost. 

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September
4

Selling Your Home
So many buyers dream of the moment when they find their perfect home, with amenities that check all of the key boxes on their list, an attractive appearance, and an exciting, convenient location to top it all off. Buyers are also realistic and willing to compromise... as long as the seller doesn't do something to really sabotage the sale. Whether they take bad advice with good intentions or simply don't have much experience selling homes, some sellers find a way to sabotage their sale. Our REALTORS® are here to help you avoid those unpleasant surprises, with a look at five things sellers do that sabotage sales.

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July
31

Selling Your Home Faster without Dropping the Price

Sell your home faster

Anyone who decides to sell a home goes into it with expectations about how long the process will take. You might set your timeline based on a variety of personal goals including when you plan to move on to the next home that's right for you.

Unfortunately, external factors--especially real estate market conditions--can make an unexpected difference. When sellers realize that they are getting less interest and fewer offers than they wanted, they often think about lowering their price first. This may seem logical, but often not always the best approach.

Our team of real estate agents in Beavercreek, Ohio have created this 10-step checklist to consider before you drop the price on your home:

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July
3

Homeowner Security Tips
If you're looking for a home in Beavercreek, safety and security will be high on your priority list. Our Midwestern neighborhoods are family-friendly and low on crime, so you've come to the right place. However, no matter where you live, an unoccupied home is always going to come with some safety risks. When you're away on vacation, it's important to know how to minimize these risks.

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June
26

Celebrating the Fourth in Fairborn: Where to Find Fireworks Around Fairborn, Ohio 

Watching Fairborn Ohio Fireworks

Can you believe that the Fourth of July is already around the corner? Independence Day is always an important celebration in our corner of Ohio, and a great opportunity for the communities around Fairborn, Ohio to come together for fun, family-friendly special events. There are a ton of great firework displays around Fairborn and our real estate agents are here to help you find the best places to see the action.

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June
12

Moving Tips Cross Country
Moving across town is one thing, but moving across the country comes with its own unique set of challenges. Whether you're moving for work, family or adventure, you probably have a few big questions: How can I make this as stress-free as possible and how can I save some money in the process? The good news is that with a little planning, there really is plenty you can do to both simplify your move and keep costs down. Our real estate agents are here to help with simple, actionable tips for your next long-distance move. 

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April
10

Tips for Moving with Children

Tips for Moving with Kids

There is no easy way to tell your children that they will be moving to a new home, away from their friends, family, and favorite places. For many parents, that conversation is one of the most difficult moments in the moving process. The good news is that there's a ton you can do to make them more comfortable with the move, and get them excited about their new home in the process. Our REALTORS® in Beavercreek have helped many families find new homes, and we've put together our best moving tips for telling your children when it's time to move.

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March
15

Proven Curb Appeal Tips for Savvy Sellers

A View from the Street Curb Appeal

Street savvy home-sellers know that even the biggest deals start at the curb. When a potential buyer arrives to see your home for the first time or happens to catch a glimpse of your "for sale" sign while passing by, you want them to be impressed from the first moment they see your property. Curb appeal is absolutely crucial when selling your home, and there are a ton of affordable, DIY curb appeal ideas that make for perfect weekend projects while you're getting your home ready for the spotlight.

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October
24

Living in Bellbrook is Better 

Bellbrook Ohio Homes

The city of Bellbrook, Ohio has a friendly, small-town feel, and a tight-knit community that loves to support a vibrant collection of local businesses. And you'll never be bored in Bellbrook. Whether you like spending time outdoors, playing your favorite sports, or sitting down for a nice meal with the family, you'll find plenty to do around the city. Bellbrook also features some great special events throughout the year, but today we're going to be taking a closer look at everyday opportunities for fun, entertainment, and delicious dining.

Our local real estate agents have experienced the best of the city, so sit back, relax, and get ready for some Ohio fun courtesy of Wright-Patt Realty.

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October
3

Our Favorite Beavercreek Restaurants

Beat Beavercreek Restaurants

One of the best things about living in Beavercreek, Ohio is that you're never far from a great meal. Whether you're looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a quick snack – formal or casual – you'll surely find a restaurant to fall in love with in our corner of Ohio. If you're looking for the best breakfast spots in Beavercreek, the competition is intense! There are a ton of great places to enjoy your first meal of the workday, or to dine with the family on a lazy weekend morning. No matter where you lived before coming to Beavercreek, these breakfast spots will make you feel right at home.

We've polled our real estate agents at Wright-Patt Realty on the best places for breakfast in Beavercreek, and the results are delicious. Time to dig in!

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September
12

Sell House Faster Fall Curb Appeal
Add Curb Appeal with These Easy DIY Projects

With its crisp autumn air and colorful fall foliage, fall is the perfect time to sell a house. After months of oppressive summer heat, the crisp fall air provides a welcome relief for buyers as they search for homes. In addition, the lovely fall foliage can make your home look more attractive.

Fall is a prime time for adding curb appeal to your home. The cool weather makes it pleasant to work on outdoor projects. Help your home stand out this fall with these easy DIY projects from our team of real estate agents at Wright-Patt Realty, Inc.

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August
29

Downsizing Your Home: What to Consider & How to Do it

Downsizing Your Home

When your mortgage seems too high and your home seems larger than you need, you may consider downsizing as a solution. At Wright-Patt Realty, we often talk to homeowners who are curious about downsizing. Whether to simplify life or to reduce stress on your budget, downsizing your home can make sense. If you have been weighing the pros and cons of this life change, here are some important things to take into consideration.

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August
15

Why So Many Make Kettering Ohio Their Home

Kettering, Ohio is a beautiful city located just south of Dayton with a large population, ample parks, and more than a few famous residents. The city of Kettering is considered a suburb of Dayton, but it's also a unique city in its own right. Kettering is known for its excellent school system, outdoor arts festivals and strong, steady economic performance. Recent years have also seen a number of big recreation improvements in Kettering, including a new indoor performance/sports venue, and a massive skate park built with the help of one of the city's most well-known residents.

Kettering, Ohio is a great place to call home, and the team at Wright-Patt Realty is excited to introduce you to our city.

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August
8

Are you preparing to move? As a real estate brokerage firm, we spend a lot of time working with people who are preparing for this major life change. With all of the time it takes to pack, prep your new home and make the move, it's easy to make a few mistakes along the way, and some of them can have costly consequences. Here are some common mistakes we have seen, and important moving tips for how to avoid them.

Make Your Move Easier by Avoiding These 5 Common Mistakes

  1. Not Scheduling Movers Early Enough - Did you know that late spring and late summer is when over half of all moves take place? If you're moving during this "rush hour," and you don't schedule your movers early enough, you may be left with a less than desirable option. One of the most important moving tips is to give yourself at least three to four months to schedule your movers.
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July
11

Why Make the Move to Oakwood Ohio

Oakwood Ohio Buying a House

Searching for a home in Oakwood, Ohio?  Located just a stone's throw from Dayton and Kettering, Oakwood is one of the Buckeye State's most charming communities. Founded in 1908, Oakwood can be described as a quiet place to start a family, pursue a career or settle into your golden retirement years. At just under 10,000 residents, it is the perfect place to become part of a tight little community.

The local housing market continues to increase with the median sales price for a home at just over $150,000. These increases are due in part to Oakwood's small size and close proximity to Dayton and Kettering which make it a popular place for commuters eager to live in a small town while still enjoying the benefits of city life. It shows in the population whose median age is a very young and vibrant 40-year old. 

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July
5

Planning to sell your home? We spend a lot of time talking about the steps that you should take to make your home as appealing as possible to potential buyers, but it also helps to take a look what not to do when searching for the right deal. Selling your home is a complex process, especially if this is your first time putting a home on the market. A few seemingly small mistakes can make it more difficult to find the right buyer, and to receive the value that you expect for your home.

Don't worry. The team at Wright-Patt Realty has you covered, with our review of 5 key mistakes to avoid when selling a house.

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