Home Buyers Should Always Get a Survey

Collier Swecker video blogs about why home buyers should almost always get a survey when buying a new home. Collier discusses how a purchasers  failure to get a survey can cause many legal issues to arise “down the road”. Spending $300 to $500 on a survey is much cheaper than rebuilding a fence or having to relocate a driveway.  If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com or visit my Birmingham Real Estate website at www.MegaAgents.com.

Home Sellers – Moms Hate Dirty Floors

Collier Swecker video blogs about how many home sellers who live in family friendly neighborhoods forgo cleaning carpets and making sure the floors are clean. They do this at their own peril because Mom’s, especially young mothers, are some of the pickiest home buyers that we deal with. It is easy for a Seller to just say that “we will give a carpet allowance” but it’s hard for these mothers to remotely imagine their young children playing, eating and crawling around on the nasty floors. They walk out of the home with the nasty carpet or floor as their main memory. Make sure you make the floors as clean as possible especially if there is a good chance a young family is a likely buyer. If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com, visit my blog at www.CollierSwecker.com or my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

Alabama’s Buyer Beware Law for Home Buyers

Collier Swecker video blogs about Alabama’s Caveat Emptor Law (aka “Buyer Beware”) and important issues faced by home buyers and sellers in the State of Alabama. Alabama is one of the few Caveat Emptor states in the United States and the burden is generally on home buyers to inspect and find any problems in a home prior to purchasing the home and a home seller is under no obligation to affirmatively disclose any defect or problem with a home unless the defect is “latent”. A latent defect is a problem or serious issue affecting health and safety of a home that could not have been discovered by a reasonably thorough inspection prior to a sale. If you have any questions or comments about Alabama’s Caveat Emptor Law, email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com or my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

Home Sellers Need to Let the Natural Light In

Collier Swecker video blogs about how important it is for home owners that are marketing their home for sale to make sure that they let as much natural light into the home as possible. We hear from Buyers every day about how well lit a room is or how many windows (or lack thereof) a home or room has. It is such an easy task for sellers to go to every room and open the blinds and curtains before they leave for showings. As I have said many times, home buyers are paying attention to the small details and this is such an important detail that is often overlooked. Good thing is that sunlight is free! If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com, visit my blog at www.CollierSwecker.com or my website at www.MegaAgents.com.

Trim Paint – Home Sellers Forgotten Repair

Collier Swecker video blogs about how important it is for home owners that are preparing their home for sale to not to forget to make sure that they put a fresh coat of paint on all of the trim in their home. Most wood trim comes in the form of Crown Moulding, Baseboard, Chair Rails, and Door Entrys. Since most trim is painted white (or some sort of off-white color) in a semi-gloss finish, it often sets the tone for a room and when imperfections like scuff marks, dents, and peeling paint are present, buyers are often turned off and get distracted. Many folks may say that “trim can’t be that important”, but to prospective buyers every little thing is important to them, even things that they will not care about once they purchase the home. Hiring a painter and painting trim is such an easy thing to do and truly affects the sale of you home. If you have any questions or comments email me at Collier@MegaAgents.com or visit my website at www.MegaAgents.com.