What you don’t know can cost you time and money when it comes to selling your house. The best source of information is your real estate agent, and we’ve put together a growing list of helpful resources about the home selling process. When you’re ready, call The Lise Howe Group at 240-401-5577 to discuss how we can help sell your house.

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Make Staging Inexpensive!

Staging a home can be a game changer, but how do you make staging inexpensive? It can be hard to admit that your taste might not appeal to everyone and that your home become a blank slate that will reflect the buyers’ taste or perhaps you are moving to a new home and want to … Continued

Selling Your Home is Like Making Lasagna

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Whether you have a prized recipe from your grandmother or you are making a pan of lasagna from the back of the box of noodles, you may have wondered what makes a great lasagna. What sauce should you use? How many layers are there in a lasagna? There’s no right or wrong answer to that. … Continued

Inventory May Be Improving

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Inventory has been tight for the last few years. Homeowners are reluctant to sell because they know that they have only a few choices. What if they sell and then can’t find a home to buy? This may be about to change! After a bout of hesitation at the start of the year, more homeowners … Continued

Fannie Mae Predicts Rebound in Housing Market

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Fannie Mae’s May Economic & Housing Outlook predicts strong demand along with improved affordability points to a rebound in the housing market in 2019. Fannie Mae said, “Pending sales and purchase mortgage applications are trending upward, while the lower mortgage rate environment and builders’ renewed focus on modestly sized homes are likely to support affordability.” … Continued

Must Have Decorating Trends in 2019

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What are the decorating trends in 2019? With each new year, there are new style trends that can help define a home and how it will sell. As a Realtor, I share the latest trends with my clients so that they can get the most from their home sale. Here are three decorating trends in … Continued

Thinking of Downsizing?

Thinking of Downsizing?

Are you thinking of downsizing? There are lots of reasons to downsize. You may be empty nesters and the size of your home just doesn’t match your lifestyle any more. You may not want to pay that big mortgage any more when you could be traveling the globe! You may be watching Netflix and thinking … Continued

Easy Steps to Make Sure Your Home Sells Quickly

Are there easy steps to make sure your home sells quickly?  Face it.  You can’t count on a quick sale.  We were in a seller market in some parts of the DC metro area for the last few years but now we are shifting to a market in equalibrium. In many areas, homes were snapped … Continued

Top Profitable Home Features to Add

What are the top profitable home features to add before you sell your home?  These upgrades can help you recoup the cost and more in a higher selling price for your home. Without some updates, home sellers may realize their home is not worth as much as they thought. Here are some of the top … Continued

Nine Common Myths About Selling a Home

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Nine Common Myths About Selling a Home Many sellers think they can sell their home themselves. They are suffering from nine common myths about selling a home. Unfortunately, the promise of an easy sale that these nine myths make are as real as unicorns. These nine common myths about selling a home need to be … Continued

Paint Colors To Sell Your Home in 2018

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You may love that black accent wall in your master bedroom, but chances are that not every buyer will have your vision.  Neutral paint is the way to go before your home goes on the market. Buyers won’t fall in love with homes that have bold or dark paint color, neon paint colors, or other … Continued