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For first-time home sellers, promoting a residence to the right groups of homebuyers may prove to be a major challenge. Lucky for you, we're here to help first-time home sellers streamline the process of showcasing a house to prospective buyers and accelerating the property selling journey.

What does it take to promote a house effectively? Here are three tips to help first-time home sellers do just that.

1. Understand Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses

A first-time home seller should evaluate a house's interior and exterior closely. By doing so, this property seller can identify any potential problem areas and work to address such issues accordingly.

Typically, a home appraisal offers a great starting point for home sellers. This appraisal ensures a property inspector can assess a house both inside and out and offer expert insights into a residence's strengths and weaknesses.

After a home appraisal is completed, a home seller can use the appraisal report findings to prioritize assorted home improvements. That way, a home seller can commit the necessary time and resources to transform various home weaknesses into strengths.

2. Improve Your House's Curb Appeal

It is paramount for a first-time home seller to consider the homebuyer's perspective. In fact, doing so may make it easy for a home seller to uncover ways to bolster a residence's curb appeal.

Consider what homebuyers will see when they view a house for the first time. This will enable a home seller to identify potential issues and work to resolve such problems without delay.

For example, a home with long, uncut grass or chipped paint on the exterior may be an eye sore. As a result, homebuyers might shy away from this residence after they see it for the first time.

On the other hand, a house with a pristine front lawn and a dazzling exterior may make a great first impression on homebuyers. This means a homebuyer probably will view this house in a positive light – something that may lead a property buyer to submit an offer.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to promoting a house, there may be no better option than hiring a real estate agent. Together, a real estate agent and a first-time home seller should have no trouble promoting a residence to the right homebuyers, at the right time, every time.

A real estate agent will teach a home seller about the housing market and help him or her plan ahead for any potential home selling pitfalls. Plus, this housing market professional will provide honest, unbiased home selling recommendations to ensure a home seller can maximize the value of his or her residence.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent will assist a home seller in any way possible. And if a home seller ever has housing market questions, a real estate agent will respond to these queries immediately.

Take the guesswork out of promoting your residence to homebuyers – use these tips, and a first-time home seller can stir up interest in his or her residence as soon as it becomes available.

The spare room. How is it that they always seem to be a catchall for random household items and never quite turn into a useable room? If you’re tired of walking by your spare room and it’s dismal mish-mash state keep reading for tips to turn it into a room you’ll be excited to use. Art studio. Whether you were born with a paintbrush in hand, haven’t touched one since high school or have always wanted to learn how an art studio can bring creativity into your life and home. Invest in an easel and a paint set to get started. But be sure to cover the floors for easy clean up! Unless that is you want to go for the splattered look. Reading room. Turn your spare room into a cozy reading nook by installing floor to ceiling bookshelves and some reading chairs. Create a room others will envy by building a window seat snug between two bookcases. Add ambiance with thick, ornate curtains and a plush area rug. Music room. Have you been longing to learn piano or guitar for years? Set your spare room up to be a practice space by installing soundproof walls and adding some instruments. Hooks on walls to hang your growing guitar collection or a small bookshelf for sheet music will keep your room neat and organized. Crafting room. If you have more craft supplies than you know what to do with you would probably benefit from a craft room. By dedicating space to your hobby you can organize your projects to be picked up at will and safely stored when you are ready to dive back in. If you have more than one craft you prefer you can even set up station dedicated to each one throughout your room. Add a cozy sitting chair for knitting or needlepoint or a large desk for scrapbooking or sewing. Playroom. Give your kids a space of their own by creating a playroom to store all their toys and have ample room to play with them. The extra space allows you to add fun playtime extras like a rug with a racetrack printed on it or a large dollhouse. A playroom also helps kids transition from playtime to other activities throughout the day. Movie theater. If you are a movie buff consider turning your spare room into the ultimate home movie theater experience. Large reclining chairs with cupholders add the comfort of the movie going experience. Pick up a screen projector and popcorn machine to recreate that theater feel. Home office Don’t let the extra space your spare room offers go to waste. Clear out any clutter that’s built up over the years and dedicate it to a new hobby, a long loved pastime or a place for your family to gather and spend time. Your options are endless so get creative and then get to work!

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Sugar is getting as bad a reputation as smoking and sitting for long periods. It doesn't matter that sugar is derived from sugar cane, a plant that grows right out of the earth. Oddly, sugar takes longer than some other plants to grow.

Creating a sugar free home

In fact, it takes between 12 and 16 months to grow sugar cane. Within that same amount of time, your body could start to experience sugar withdrawals if sugar is a regular diet staple. You could start to feel sluggish, lethargic, tired and listless.

Your mood might also suffer, or you could become agitated seemingly for no reason. If you've come to rely on sugar to spike your energy, cutting back on the food might not be easy. But, there are actions that you can take to reduce your sugar intake at home. For example, you could:

  • Stock your refrigerator with fresh fruit
  • Replace canned fruit with fresh fruit
  • Make your own jellies and other sweet food to control how much processed sugar goes into desserts and meals that you eat
  • Remove soda from your house or drink one less cup or bottle of soda a day
  • Avoid adding processed sugar to food that you prepare
  • Eat at least one cup of fresh vegetables three or more times a day
  • Cut down on the amount of bread and pasta that you eat each day
  • Drink more fresh water to allow food to digest better
  • Exercise to help curb sugar cravings
  • Read food labels and choose foods that are low in sugar and sodium

Just because food is sweet, doesn't mean that it's bad for you

Just because food taste sweet that doesn't mean that the food is bad for you. Examples of naturally sweet tasting food include beets, bananas, strawberries, corn and some carrots. These foods are grown out of the same earth that supports sugarcane. The problem is processed sugar. Add in processed sugar when preparing these or other foods and you could intake too much sugar.

Taking too much sugar into your body does more than create insulin resistance. An overabundance of sugar can affect mood, memory, vision, balance, energy levels, your attention span and other brain functions. It can also cause you to gain weight or suffer pain that is directly related to inflammation.

Although you might not be able to stay away from all sugar, especially unprocessed sugar, it is important to be aware of your sugar intake. You may not need to know exact measurements of how much sugar you intake. But, you may benefit from knowing the frequency and types of sugars you get via food or in liquid form from products like sweetened teas, juice and soda.

By keeping processed sugar out of your home, you could teach yourself and your children to enjoy meals and snacks without sugar. You could also enjoyed improved physical and mental health. At some point, living without processed sugar might feel as natural as breathing.

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