How to boost curb appeal, save money and increase your home's market value. Replacing old or drafty windows and exterior doors with energy efficient products often pays off immediately in the form of lower heating and cooling costs. It can also provide a dramatic boost to your home's curb appeal and current market value. According to a Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value Report, these projects delivered some of the best returns on investment for moderately-priced home improvements. Here's some insight into what you'll get for your money regarding window replacement: $ Most Affordable - Products made of vinyl ...
how to boost curb appeal save money and increase market value
April 25, 2019
Are you sick and tired of being told...
March 27, 2019
Are you sick and tired of being told your home didn't sell because it was overpriced? More times than not, this was NOT the issue, but that your real estate agent did not tell your home's story. THIS IS WHERE I MAKE IT PERSONAL AND YOU'LL BE GLAD I DID. You have a great home. Let’s make sure the world knows it. EVERY HOME HAS A STORY Every home has a story. I’ve perfected the art of telling it. It’s well known through experience that most home buyers decide to make a purchase once they establish an emotional connection ...
Quick Home Seller Tip
March 13, 2019
QUICK HOME SELLER TIP: Before showing appointments, close the windows to make sure the home is nice and quiet. You don't want a fire truck screaming by during a showing and have the buyer think one will pass by every hour. Al Pratte, a local RI Realtor with over 15 years of experience was born and raised in Cumberland, RI. His aim is to delight and surprise his clients with exceptional service and exceed their expectations at every step in the transaction. His goal is to make the real estate process memorable and one that ...
10 Reasons You Need a Realtor to Sell
October 17, 2018
Al Pratte is a local realtor with 15+ years of experience who was born and raised in Cumberland, RI. His aim is to delight and surprise his clients with exceptional service and exceed their expectations at every step in the transaction. His goal is to make the real estate process memorable and one that his clients want others to experience.
Must do's before you move in
September 14, 2018
Moving into a new home is a very exciting time, and you are probably thinking about decor choice, paint colors and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should take care of first. Change the locks Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in your home, you can never be too careful. It’s worth the money to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that no one else has the keys to your home. Cchanging the locks can be a DIY project, or you can call in a locksmith for ...
How important is curb appeal?
March 26, 2018
How important is curb appeal In the real estate business, I like to refer to curb appeal as the icing on the cake. It’s the first thing you see and, at times, the most important. Curb appeal provides prospective buyers with an expectation of how well or poorly kept the inside of a home might be. To help determine the likability of a home, buyers will usually do a drive-by in person or virtually-if there is professional photography (and there should be if you want to sell for top dollar, but we’ll visit that another time). Proper curb appeal ...
Will The Real Estate Market Stay HOT in 2018?
January 29, 2018
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How to get the most money for your home
November 1, 2017
How to Get the Best Price for Your Home in the Shortest Time. In order to get the best price for your home in the shortest time, we need to know how to market your home. The better your home is marketed, the more buyers will want to see it, and the more showings we will have. This leads to more offers. And the more offers you get, the more choices you have to get the price and terms you want. Still with me? Good, let’s move on. The most important factor of marketing your home is pricing it ...
Improve or move
October 1, 2017
Improve or move? Unless you built a custom home, you probably have quite a long list of things you’d like to improve in your current home. Browsing online listings might get you in the mood to upgrade to a new home, or you might be thinking about renovating your current home after binging on HGTV. The answer to renovation vs. relocation depends greatly on what you’re trying to fix. Thinking about a new kitchen? If you’re dreaming of a chef’s kitchen with new appliances and beautiful cabinets, renovating your own kitchen gives you incredible ROI and is less costly than moving. You ...
4 things to do before listing your home
December 6, 2016
4 things to do before listing your home for sale. There are several steps you should take prior to listing your home for sale that will make the transaction smoother and quicker. 1. Hire the right real estate professional. It may be tempting to sell your home on your own and avoid paying a sales commission, but selling your home is a full time job. A real estate professional provides the best opportunity for you to earn the maximum amount from your home’s sale. An agent will research the market to determine the best listing price, market your home ...