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Tips for spring home selling

Categories: Homeowner Tips, New Braunfels Custom Home Builders | Posted: January 26, 2018

While it is still the winter season, if you are preparing to sell your home this spring you know how quick spring will come up on you in less than two months.  If  you are planning on selling your home this spring then you’re probably feel the clock ticking down on what you need to do in order to prepare your home for prospective buyers in less than two short months. Weston Dean Custom Homes, a premier New Braunfels custom builder, shares how to prepare your home for the spring housing market to help it sell as quick as possible.

Chances are with the housing market as active as it has been the past few years, if there is no snow on the ground you can bet that homebuyers are already looking for homes across the U.S. this year. For today’s buyer, which tend to be younger than in years past, their expectations are high when looking for a home. You can expect your buyers to want to see a home in excellent condition with upgraded features, in order to consider it a contender.

So many popular home improvement shows these days have buyers wanting to see more turn-key solutions when looking for a new home and it has upped the expectation level at the same time. So, what does this mean for you as the seller?

The main things you will want to focus on when it comes to selling your home will be the following: deep-cleaning, de-cluttering and removing large pieces of furniture.  On the exterior of your home, you will want to shift your focus on trimming your foliage and sprucing up the outdoor area as a whole.

The best thing you can do for the exterior of your home is to power wash it as soon as signs of winter weather seem to be out of the picture. Then, you will want to clean up your landscaping and plant flowers to bring the exterior of your home to life and have it elude the spring-like feel.

On the interior of your home, if you aren’t going to deep clean your home yourself it is worth the money to invest in a professional cleaning company who will. A home that has been deep-cleaned will sell twice as fast as a home that has not or has had a poor cleaning job that leaves plenty of things to be cleaned behind.

The same goes for decluttering your home. If you don’t know how to declutter your home or aren’t sure where to start, you can hire a professional interior designer or someone in the home staging arena who can help you not only declutter your home but stage it as well. They will help you determine what to keep, what to get rid of, and how to present the furniture you do have and will want to keep in the home as you show it. For anywhere from $200-$500, you can have your home looking show-ready and have that money pay off for you in your final sale price.

If you must move your furniture before you sell your home or are in dire need of new furniture to showcase, consider investing in having a home stager come out to not only stage the home but also rent furniture to put inside the home as well. This will typically run anywhere from $3,000-$5,000, but can be worth the investment with a solid finished product.

Putting these tips in place will have you selling your current home and moving into your new home in no time this summer.




Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder.  For more information call (210) 408-9107.

Ways to use the internet to your advantage when buying a home

Categories: Boerne Custom Homes Builders, Home Buyer News, New Braunfels Custom Home Builders | Posted: January 19, 2018


Shopping for homes online

Shopping for homes online

If you are currently looking for a new home, it can be hard to imagine what it used to be like when searching for a home before the internet. Now, you can comfortably search for a new home in the comfort of your own home, without having to spend your evenings and weekends driving around to visit homes and go to open houses. Some buyers even buy homes without ever stepping foot in the home! If you are in the market for a New Braunfels custom builder to build your new home, Weston Dean Custom Homes has five tips on how to use the internet to your advantage when buying a home.

The first way to use the internet to your advantage is learning the ins and outs of the home buying process, if you are a first time homebuyer looking to purchase your first home. You can find tons of articles from Real Estate professionals and brokerages that are constantly posting on the home buying process. Things to consider doing your research on will be finding a real estate agent, how to get a mortgage, and how to make an offer on a home. Even if it isn’t your first time buying a home, if it has been a while it’s good to do your research and see what is new in the market that you might not be aware of.

The second tip you can use the internet for (especially if you are moving out of town or out of state) is to do the research on the neighborhoods you are looking for a new home in. It is a huge asset to be able to check out the neighborhood statistics, school information, bylaws, covenants and restrictions in the neighborhoods you may be looking at homes in.

The third tip you can use the internet for to your advantage is helping you find professional services. From finding a realtor, to fining a mortgage lender down to finding a moving company to help you move, the internet is a great resource to help you find the best company to fit your needs and check reviews to make sure they are up to par.

The fourth tip you can use your online skills for is looking up the property tax records of a home. This will show when the property was last sold, how much it sold for, home much the buyer financed and details about the previous owners. Property tax record websites differ by area, and most of the time are maintained by the county.

Lastly, you can use the internet to check the permit history in the county you are looking to buy in. This will show you when things were updated or added on a home. If a buyer added a deck to their home or replaced a roof, these records will show you and are typically available to the public.

These five simple tips available to you online can help buying your new home an easier and more informed process.



Weston Dean Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder.  For more information call (210) 408-9107.

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