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How to get your Bend Oregon home ready to sell in the shortest time possible

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As long time Realtor’s ® we have helped many clients get their homes ready for sale in the shortest time.

Preparing your Home for sale is important since it will help you to prepare your home as a “product” which has to be sold, and get you ready for the moving on to your next home in the valley.

In this post we will provide you with 7 tips you can start using today which will help you to get your Bend Oregon Home ready for sale so you can move onto your next dream home

Separate Yourself Emotionally From The Home

Start removing all personal effects from your home now to begin the process of separating yourself emotionally from your home.

Some of the things to remove are: family photos, artwork and personal marks you may have left on your home over the years.

Begin The Process of De-cluttering

Clutter is one of the biggest culprits which keeps buyers from seeing the real potential which a home has to offer them.

You should start removing clutter in your home now by starting in the room which you use most often (living room or family room) then moving on to de-cluttering other areas of your home.

Hot tip – Don’t forget to de-clutter and organize those closets by using matching hangers and baskets so your closets will appear neat and tidy.

Get Your Kitchen Organized 

Spend one day going through your kitchen and clean your cabinets, drawers and refrigerator.

After your kitchen is cleaned and organized you should give your kitchen a quick “make over” by replacing old kitchen cabinet knobs and door handles with new hardware.

Start Boxing Up Items You Are Not Using

Box up those items you’re not using on a regular basis and place those boxes neatly in your garage or rent a storage unit so all of your boxes will be out of the way when buyers arrive.

Clean Your Home Thoroughly

Once your home is de-cluttered and organized it’s important to take the time to clean your house thoroughly including the inside and outside of windows, floor boards and all areas a home buyer might inspect.

Give Your Bathroom a Spa Makeover

Clean your bathroom thoroughly, including your medicine cabinet, then purchase white towels, wash cloths and candles to give your bathroom a spa like feel.

Invite Guests Over Before Listing Your Home

Last of all, before you list your home it’s important to invite guests over and ask them to think like buyers and let you know which aspects of your home they find appealing or unappealing.

You might find that some guests think your home has an “odor” or they might recommend minor changes, like removing wallpaper.

Recommendations and ideas from friends and family members could ultimately save you money and the hassle of accepting lower bids on your home from buyers who feel that work needs to be done before they can move in.

Sell Your Bend Oregon Home

For more tips on how to get your Bend Oregon Home ready for sale, or to view homes for sale across Central Oregon, contact the Deb Tebbs Group today by calling us at (541) 323-4823 or CLICK HERE to connect with us online. 

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


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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Simple Tips for Getting Your Bend Oregon Home Ready to Sell in the Spring

Bend Oregon Home For Sale

Winter officially begins on December 21st but with the start of winter this doesn’t mean you should put off getting your Bend Oregon Home ready for sale until the spring.

You can start getting your home ready to sell NOW and ultimately get more money for your home by following the simple tips in this post.

Tip 1: De-Clutter Your Home Now

As Realtor’s we know it’s hard for some homeowners to remove years of clutter from their homes especially if they are only a few days away from their first open house this is why you should start de-cluttering your home now.

Your goal with de-cluttering is to remove all of the items in your home which you’re not using on a regular basis and place those items in boxes and then into storage.

If there are items your family uses regularly like: children’s toys, books, movies, tools or kitchen items, it’s best to keep those things stored out of sight in storage totes or baskets so you can still use them but clear them up at a moment’s notice.

Tip 2: Stage Your Bend Oregon Home to Sell

Staging your home means you will place a minimal amount of furniture in each room of your home.

The purpose with staging is to make the house look tastefully decorated, and lived in, without tons of furniture which will only make your home look smaller.

When staging a home you should also remove big pieces of furniture like a large sofa, recliners or chairs and focus on keeping furniture to a minimum so potential buyers can envision themselves living in your home.

Tip 3: Hire the Best Photographer

Images are everything when selling a home.

When you hire an experienced photographer to take pictures of your home you can have confidence.

One or more of those pictures will catch the eye of a potential buyer since every buyer has something specific they are searching for in a home.

Tip 4 – Hire the Right Realtor

Last of all, but most important, after you’ve laid the foundation to sell your Bend Oregon Home it’s important to hire the right Real Estate agent.

You need a Realtor who is experienced at selling homes and can provide you with references, reviews and a track record of their success.

To speak with the best Real Estate Team in Bend Oregon contact the Deb Tebbs Group today by calling us at (541) 323-4823 or click here to contact us through our website.

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