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5 Super Tips for Selling Your Bend Oregon Home

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By The Deb Tebbs Group

 BEND, Ore. – Selling your Bend Oregon home? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this article we will share with you 5 super tips you can use for selling your Bend Oregon home.

 Tip #1 – Improve the Landscape Surrounding Your Home

 Landscaping (curb appeal) is one of the biggest things that will help you to sell your Bend Oregon home because if your home looks “scary” you might deter potential buyers from wanting to tour your home so it’s best to improve the landscape surrounding your home before you list it for sale.

 Tip #2 – Remove the Clutter in Your Home

 Clutter can be one of the biggest culprits that makes a home difficult for a Realtor® to sell a home because if there’s stuff everywhere a buyer may wonder what else is wrong with your home and this could deter them from submitting an offer.

 Tip #3 – Yes, Paint the Inside of Your Home

 We know that you’ve been procrastinating painting the inside of your Bend Oregon home but the truth is that one coat of paint will make your home easier for your agent to sell it because a fresh coat of paint can literally brighten up any space and make it feel new.

 Tip #4 – Hire a Great Real Estate Agent

 If you are serious about selling your home for the most money you should hire the best Realtor® who is skilled at marketing and will be able to attract enough interest in your home so it will receive multiple offers.

 Tip #5 – Don’t Forget To Put A Sign In Your Yard!

 This is by far one of the most important tips we can offer you because in the technology age most people are more focused on online listings and forget that they have 100 or more people driving past their home every day and at least one of those drivers could be interested in buying their home so it pays to go with the age old tradition of placing a for sale sign in the front yard while it’s for sale.

 Sell Your Bend Oregon Home

 Get started with selling your Bend Oregon home by contacting the Deb Tebbs Group today by CLICKING HERE or calling us at (541) 423-4823.

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Bend Oregon Real Estate – Learn More about the Top Paint Colors For 2015

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Are you thinking about selling your Bend Oregon Real Estate?

One of the best things you can do before having your home listed on the MLS with other Bend Oregon Homes For Sale is to paint the inside of your home but before you paint the rooms inside your home white or another neutral color, why not consider choosing some of the most popular paint colors for 2015?

#1 – Guilford Green

The first awesome color for 2015 you should consider for your Bend Oregon Real Estate is Guilford Green by Benjamin Moore.

This color is “silvery green” and will work perfectly in your home especially if you want your home to stand out among other Craftsman or Mid Century Modern Bend Oregon Homes for Sale.

Guilford Green (H-116) will also work well in a home that features timeless details like oversized casings or pocket doors.

#2 – Noir

By Pratt & Lambert this delicious color offers a rich tone that would work well in any bathroom because the dark ton of Noir 24-16 will contrast perfectly with white sinks or tile that you can find in most bathrooms of Bend Homes for Sale.

#3 – Coral Reef

If you’re searching for a fantastic color to paint one of the walls in your kitchen you should try Coral Reef SW-6606 by Sherwin-Williams. This cheerful color will work well in any home, especially in cottage style, contemporary or homes with plenty of wonderful designs.

#4 – Essential Teal

When decorating your bedroom don’t just choose any old color, you should consider Behr’s Essential Teal.

This color totally lives up to its name because it’s an essential choice for the bedroom since it creates an intimate setting and will turn your bedroom into a place for rest.

#5 – Tanners Brown

Did you know that brown is in during 2015?

Farrow and Ball’s Tanners Brown will make the perfect color to paint your family room, study or office because it has a timeless appeal to it.

For best results with tanners brown consider using this color in rooms of your home that don’t get a lot of natural light.

After Painting Your Home Do This

Now that you’ve painted the inside of your Bend Oregon Real Estate make sure you do the following: hire a professional cleaning company to have your home cleaned from top-to-bottom, even the ceilings and you should also have the flooring in your home cleaned as well because many homeowners often forget to give their homes a good cleaning before they are listed.

After cleaning your home you should also pay a professional designer to come to your home for at least one hour and recommend design improvements you can make which will enhance your home and play off the new colors you’ve chosen to paint your home.

Search for Bend Oregon

To get started with searching for Bend Oregon Real Estate, or to search for Bend Oregon Homes for Sale, contact the Deb Tebbs Group today by calling us at  (541) 323-4823 or connecting with us through our website.

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4 Simple Ways to Increase Your Property Value

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The median value of an Oregon home was $239,300 in December, according to Zillow data. That’s up 5.6 percent from a year earlier. Bend homes have done even better over in that time period. Median values were $295,000, up 7.5 percent from December 2013.

There isn’t much you can personally do to control market volatility that ultimately dictates the value of your home. But there are several renovations, additions and maintenance items that can be performed to add instant value to your property. Here are four ideas to consider:

New Windows

A 2009 report by the Earth Advantage Institute found that Portland homes certified as “sustainable” by third-party agencies sold 18 days faster than non-certified homes. Certified homes also sold for 4.2 percent more than comparable non-certified units.

There are several steps that must be taken for a home to gain sustainable certification, including air sealing and new insulation. But the first, and typically most expensive step is replacing outdated windows. Basically you need windows with double or triple-pane glass, along with ENERGY STAR certification. Windows that have passed rigorous National Fenestration Rating Council standards are even better.

Tessa Smith, of custom home building firm Artisan Group, told the blog Triple Pundit that returns on energy efficiency investments can be less than five years in the Pacific Northwest. Exercise due diligence and get multiple quotes to ensure the best price on new installations.

     Landscaping

The National Gardening Association says creative, well-designed landscaping can increase property values by up to 19 percent. Most people think of trees, bushes and flower beds when they hear the term landscaping. Though the aforementioned will certainly boost property values, there are other ways to make your yard stand out.

Walkways and stone paths are two unique and relatively inexpensive ideas. The Landscaping Network recommends lighting along the walkway for both safety and aesthetic reasons. Patios and decks are always great additions as well. The imagination and budget are the only things that will limit the possibilities.

     Wood Floors

The consensus among Realtors is that hardwood floors add value to a home because buyers highly covet them. Further, a survey by the National Wood Floor Association found that 90 percent of real estate agents said wood flooring means a higher sale price versus comparable carpeted properties.

Wood flooring simply looks good, is easier to care for than carpet. It’s also durable, which is why it’s installed in so many gymnasiums. Installing wood floors yourself is relatively easy and can save you upwards of $1,000 in labor costs depending on the square footage. Again, make certain to get multiple bids to ensure the best price and service.

     Upgrade Storage

Older homes are notorious for having limited closet and storage space. Instead of busting down walls to increase space, simply re-think what you already have.

Use a service like ClosetMaid to virtually redesign your closets. You can then head to the local hardware store and buy the materials necessary to make the design reality. This Old House also provides several low-cost tips to create more space in your existing closets without complete renovation.

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