Article by Terri Williams | Real Homes | MSN
Featured Expertise by Jason Gelios
1. A patio
The simple addition of a patio is a no-brainer backyard improvement to add value to your home. Whether you install outdoor tile or pavers, carving out even a small patio will allow you to create more room for outdoor living which is now an intrinsic part of a happy home life.
Patel adds 'Outdoor living spaces are great for entertaining guests, and they can add value to your home because they make it more attractive to potential buyers.' Once you've done the ground work – pun intended – add more personality by investing in patio furniture, outdoor rugs, lighting and more to create a relaxed and convivial ambiance sure to wow any guests.
'To add to this, you can also do some simple landscaping projects to spruce up your yard and make it more inviting. These projects can be as simple as planting some flowers or trimming the hedges. By making these types of improvements to your home, you'll be able to enjoy a nicer space and also increase its value.' Continues Patel.
Article by MyMove
Featured expertise by Jason Gelios
It’s a strange time to be in the market for a new home. On the heels of a pandemic-fueled buying frenzy and the fastest rise in interest rates in decades, it’s hard for homebuyers to know what to plan for in 2023.
While our crystal ball is in the shop, we asked the following experts in the housing industry to predict what will happen to the housing market over the next year:
Increase your home’s appeal for yourself or for buyers on the market with these organizational tips.
Decide what’s working in your home and what’s not.
Take stock of items in your home and how they are organized. What spaces work for you, and which ones feel overwhelming or inconvenient? Do you have too many items stored in a space that is too small? Go room by room and evaluate your closets and drawers. Ask yourself, “what do I like about this current organizational set-up? What should change?” Take notes.
Come up with a plan
After evaluating your current system, come up with a new plan. Get rid of items that you no longer need or have space to keep—remember, the fewer things you have, the less time and space you will need to keep them nice. After decluttering, organize your items using bins, shelves, racks, or other systems for separation. Your system will work best if the objects you use most are easy to access without bending or reaching.
Take a “step-by-step” approach
Avoid burnout by breaking up tasks and starting small. For example, you could start with a closet that you can reorganize in a day, or you could sort through old clothes to give to charity. Once you are done, take a break before moving on to the next project.
Ask for help
Some labor-intensive tasks are hard to do alone. When needed, do not be afraid to ask for help. Larger projects likely require the help of family, community members, or hired professionals. Talk with people in your network, including your SRES® professional, for recommendations for qualified professional organizers, cleaners, or movers in your area.
Tips For Getting Rid Of Excess Things
Toss duplicate items:
If you have more sets of work clothes or measuring cups than you need, consider giving away what is extra.
Sort items into four piles:
One for things to keep, one for things to donate, one for things to throw away, and one for valuables to appraise and/ or sell.
Pass on belongings:
If there are items you no longer need, or keepsakes you would like to go to a certain person, gift them personally now.
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Jason Gelios is a Husband and Father. After that, a Top Producing REALTOR®, Author of the books 'Think like a REALTOR®' and 'Beating The Force Of Average', Creator of The AskJasonGelios Real Estate Show and Expert Media Contributor to media outlets across the country.