Preparing For A Showing

Preparing For A Showing

If you really want to sell your Lafayette Indiana home fast, you should be ready for anything. There will be times when showings will happen at a moment’s notice. So, make sure to use the below advice and maintain your home in its staged appearance at all times. Apart from preparing your house for the open houses and showings by de-cluttering, cleaning, and ​home staging, there are various last-minute things you can do to make your property stand out from the rest. Here are 20 of The Romanski Group’s top recommendations that include getting rid of clutter, hiding family photos, cleaning out closets, removing excess or oversized furniture, and cleaning…. Clean, clean, clean. Dust on top of the fireplace mantle and fan blades, polish your appliances and faucets, and give the windows a thorough washing. Make all beds and have towels hung nicely in all bathrooms. If you’ve already moved out or if you’re too busy to stay on top of things, consider hiring a cleaning service.Pay attention to smells. Be cautious of what you are cooking in your home the day prior to a showing. Smells linger for a long time and can prevent a potential buyer from wanting to stay in your home. Clear out the clutter. You want buyers to focus on how awesome your space is, not how messy it looks. Banish that piles of shoes from the entry, get rid of nearly everything on kitchen and bathroom counters; that stack of mail from the kitchen table and anything else that detracts from your home’s features.Repaint the walls neutral colors. As much as you love your dramatic purple dining...
Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020

With a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the predictions are for the remainder of 2019. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and theMortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020. Below is a chart depicting the projections of each entity for 2019, as well as for 2020. If you’re a homeowner who has considered selling your house recently, now may be the best time to put it on the market. Here’s what some of the experts have to say: Ralph McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Economist for CoreLogic “We see the cooldown flattening or even reversing course in the coming months and expect the housing market to continue coming into balance. In the meantime, buyers are likely claiming some ground from what has been seller’s territory over the past few years. If mortgage rates stay low, wages continue to grow, and inventory picks up, we can expect the U.S. housing market to further stabilize throughout the remainder of the year.” Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR “We expect the second half of year will be notably better than the first half in terms of home sales, mainly because of lower mortgage rates.” Freddie Mac “The drop in mortgage rates continues to stimulate the real estate market and the economy. Home purchase demand is up five percent from a year ago and has noticeably strengthened since the early summer months…The benefit of lower mortgage rates is not only shoring up home sales, but also providing support to homeowner balance sheets via higher monthly cash flow and steadily rising home equity.” In Summary The housing market will be...
‘Black Friday’ of Homebuying

‘Black Friday’ of Homebuying

“Every year, ‘Black Friday’ is a highly anticipated event for eager shoppers. Some people prepare for weeks, crafting and refining a strategic shopping agenda, determining exactly when to arrive at each store, and capturing a wish list of discounted must-have items to purchase. But what about buying a home? Is there a ‘Black Friday’ for the home-buying process? Believe it or not, there is. According to a new study from realtor.com, the week of September 22 is the best time of year to buy a home, making it ‘Black Friday’ for homebuyers. After evaluating housing data in 53 metros from 2016 to 2018, realtor.com determined that the first week of fall is when buyers “tend to find less competition, more inventory, and the biggest reductions on list price.” The report explains, “During the first week of fall, buyers tend to face 26% less competition from other buyers, and they are likely to see 6.1% more homes available on the market compared to other weeks of the year…nearly 6% of homes on the market will also see price reductions, averaging 2.4% less than their peak.” What’s so different about the first week of fall? George Ratiu, Senior Economist with realtor.com says, “As summer winds down and kids return to school, many families hit pause on their home search and wait until the next season to start again…as seasonal inventory builds up and restores itself to more buyer-friendly levels, fall buyers will be in a better position to take advantage of today’s low mortgage rates and increased purchasing power.” Learn more about how prices, listings, and buyer competition stack up during the first week of fall in your metro area. Bottom Line If you...
Just Sold in Highland Park!

Just Sold in Highland Park!

  The Romanski Group JUST SOLD this remarkable home at 820 S. 9th Street in Highland Park! Our Proven Marketing Plan + Strong Negotiation Skills = Multiple Offers and SOLD at 99% of Asking Price Asking Price: $489,900 | Sales Price: $485,000 This Craftsman style home is SURE TO IMPRESS! This 4 bed, 2 full/2 half bath home has all the charm and character of an early 1900s home yet was newly built in 2011! With over 4,400 finished square feet of the finest touches and materials. You are welcomed into this home by a huge covered front porch that stretches the width of the home! This home also has gorgeous hardwood floors and rich natural woodwork throughout. The spacious living room is perfect for entertaining and has a cozy fireplace! Amazing chef’s kitchen w/ granite counter tops, SS appliances & a lovely breakfast nook with built-ins. The spacious living room is perfect for entertaining and has a cozy fireplace! The large office also offers a fireplace. The master suite is located on the 1st floor and has a luxurious bathroom with tons of storage space, a claw foot tub, and separate tiled shower! The laundry room is conveniently located just outside of the master bedroom. The finished basement is an entertainers dream with a custom finished bar and wine room with cork flooring! Upstairs, find an luxurious master suite w/ twin sink vanities, a walk-in shower and a walk-in closet. The fenced-in backyard features a covered patio area – perfect for gathering with friends, an oversized 2-car garage, mature trees & beautiful landscaping. Less than 10 minutes to Purdue...
Prepping Your Home to Sell

Prepping Your Home to Sell

The Spring Real Estate Market is here an in full force and home prices are UP!!!  Want to get in on some of that action? If you’re interested in selling your home, here are a few things to take into consideration before contacting The Romanski Group to sell it for you. Floors and walls It will benefit you in more ways than one to make sure all flooring and walls in the house are in good condition. Give it a fresh coat of paint. Get the carpets cleaned. Replace any broken tile or cracked flooring, and clean the grout.   De- clutter We could all probably use a little of this in our lives. When you’re ready to sell your home remove any and all unnecessary items from each room. Closets are important on the declutter train. Buyers will look in all storage areas, and the more organized it is, the more spacious it looks! When leaving or planning decor for your sell, keep all paint and items neutral, simple, and impersonal. This enables the buy to envision themselves living there too! While you’re at it, be sure to clean your entire house. You’ll need to reach all the nooks and crannys. Click here to review a list of uncommonly cleaned areas of a home.   Make Repairs This might seem obvious, but if you’re questioning if you should fix something or not- do it. A leaky faucet, old plumbing, closet doors off the track, septic tank, lack of pool maintenance, or even an old roof or foundation issues will enable your buyer to ask for a lower price than...
We’ve Been Busy | SOLD Listings!

We’ve Been Busy | SOLD Listings!

Just Sold Listings Lately Ask about our Guaranteed Sold Program or get a free Home Valuation! Contact The Romanski Group for more information in listing your home with us (765) 404-5095  For up-to-date information on YOUR Indiana area neighborhood or a FREE Seller Consultation – call The Romanski Group at (765) 293.9100.  Using an experienced team is the way to get your home ‪SOLD‬! You deserve the BEST Realtor in the Lafayette Indiana area!  Learn more about our Guaranteed Home Sale...