It's no secret that Reno-Sparks is in the midst of a seller's market. Many homeowners have significant equity in their homes and interest rates are still at historic lows meaning this may be the perfect time to sell your home, especially if you're downsizing or moving out of the area. If you are thinking about listing your home in the near future, take a look at these five things you should do. 

1. Find a Great Real Estate Agent. Choosing an agent that you trust and who is an expert in the local real estate market is arguably the biggest decision you can make when listing your home. Ask about their marketing plan, their experience, and testimonials of past clients. 

2. Deep Clean. Whether you tackle the cleaning yourself or hire professionals,…

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Moving day is notoriously stressful. You're on a time crunch. You're frantically trying to pack last-minute items. You're organizing movers, meals, and your grandma's antique silver. But moving day doesn't have to be a trying experience. These tips from professional movers can make moving day much less stressful. 

1. Time Your Move- Weekend moves are going to be more expensive whether you hire professional movers or a moving truck. Stick to mid-week moves for the best price. Also consider when you'll be driving to your new home. You don't want to be stuck in rush hour traffic in your moving truck if you don't have to. 

2. Label Everything- You probably know to label your boxes by room (living room, guest bedroom, office, etc.). But do you label the…

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1760 Boulder Ridge Trail, Reno, NV 89523If you have discerning taste and are looking for a well-appointed, luxurious home with incredible views, act quickly to schedule your private tour of this home. Located in the very private and exclusive, gated Boulders neighborhood within Somersett, you will enjoy the many spacious living areas, both inside and out, that make for dramatic entertaining areas. The backyard living space is truly one of a kind.

In addition to sweeping mountain views, unwind on the sizeable back patio dining area with a lovely water feature, extensive outdoor lighting including bistro lights, and a speaker system. The hot tub and fire pit sitting area are ideal for taking in the gorgeous Northern Nevada sunsets. If you need even more outdoor living space, there are two…

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Who would have thought that during a global pandemic that real estate would be going strong? In fact, inventory in Northern Nevada is incredibly low and the median sold price for single family homes in Reno/Sparks was $449,600 in December. You can read more about the current real estate market here. 

Now that many home buyers have spent much more time at home during the last year, the features that buyers want most have changed to reflect that. Here are the top seven features that today's home buyers are looking for in their future homes. 

1. Patio and Outdoor Living Space. Being stuck at home gets old quickly. Many homebuyers have realized how important it can be to have an outdoor space to take in the view, relax and add to their total living…

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Selling your home at any point during the year can be stressful, but most would think selling during the holidays would be even more so. The good news is you can still enjoy the joy of the holiday season without much added stress if you're planning to sell your home in the near future. Sallan Real Estate has been helping homeowners buy and sell property in Northern Nevada for nearly 20 years and we have created this list of tips to make selling your home easier. 

Know the Market. Reno-Tahoe is seeing a huge demand for homes and a much lower supply. If you're seriously considering selling your home, now is a great time to do so. Check out the latest real estate market news here. Having a general idea of the local real estate market will help you decide…

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Many people may think that selling a house in winter is difficult—but that’s actually a misperception. While colder temperatures and holidays may seem like deterrents for some buyers and sellers, the fourth quarter of the year has its own set of benefits. Here is what Beau Keenan, President of Dickson Realty, and Rebecca Dickson, Vice President of the Dickson Luxury Division, had to say about why selling a house in winter can be advantageous.

Benefits Of Selling A House In Winter

One of the biggest ways sellers can benefit from listing their home during winter is that most buyers in the market are incredibly motivated, Keenan said.

“Buyers that are out looking are typically the most serious,” he said. “They’ll move heaven and earth to buy…

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Typically, late spring and summer are the hottest home selling seasons. But this has been a strange year and the market is still going strong in the Reno-Sparks area. If you're planning to sell your home this fall might be the best time all year to put your home on the market. Here are some tips to consider before you list: 

Get Picture Perfect. If you will be selling this fall, consider having professional pictures taken now, while your lawn and landscape is still thriving. Your real estate agent will be able to set up professional photos that work around your schedule. 

Improve Fall Curb Appeal. Consider planting fall flowers like chrysanthemums in pots near the front door. If you decorate, choose tasteful, seasonal decor instead of…

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The more time we spend at home, the more things we notice that could be improved with a home renovation project. Some homeowners wait to remodel their kitchen, landscape the backyard, paint the walls, or update the flooring until right before they sell. However, many people who hold off on completing home renovation projects regret the delay, said Angila Grausz, owner of Luxe Life Home Staging.

“A lot of people I work with say, “We waited, and we spent the money anyway,” she said. “They realize they could have completed the project earlier and enjoyed the results too!”

In Reno and Sparks, Dickson Realty agent Lori Welsh said that due to COVID-19, she is seeing homeowners upgrading their homes both cosmetically, as well as undergoing substantial…

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Interest rates hit historic lows (again) last week. While that is excellent news for home buyers, what does that mean for homeowners who are planning to sell their property? We cover the most common situations, however, if you have specific questions about buying or selling real estate in Reno-Sparks, please reach out. 

Greater Demand: With buyers now having more buying power- the total amount they will be spending over the life of the mortgage will be less with lower interest rates, so they can afford more- we typically sees more buyer demand. 

Potentially Receive Multiple Offers: Depending on the price point of the home for sale, sellers are seeing multiple offers because the demand in the Reno-Sparks area is so high. Check out the latest local…

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If you've ever watched a show on HGTV, you've heard about the importance of curb appeal. But now, how your home looks from the street may be even more important than ever. With so many home buyers doing more of their home search from a distance, the way the exterior of your home shows can determine if they will schedule a tour. More home buyers are doing drive by tours before deciding if they want to see the home in person. 

If you're going to sell your home, here are some easy tips to make sure your home's first impression is a good one.

1. Maintain the Driveway and Walkways. Patch any cracks, remove weeds, power spray, or even add a clear sealant over your driveway and walkways. Blow or sweep off the driveway and walkways before showings, open…

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