Home Selling Tips

5 Terrible Mistakes People Make Moving During a Pandemic

5 Terrible Mistakes People Make Moving During a Pandemic MartinPrescott/Getty Images So much can go wrong during a move. Add a coronavirus pandemic, and a lot more can go off the rails, and the consequences can extend far beyond a broken lampshade. They can affect your health. Nonetheless, according to a survey conducted in late […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 30, 2020

The Home Seller’s Guide To Striking the Right Deal Today—Despite the Pandemic

The Home Seller’s Guide To Striking the Right Deal Today—Despite the Pandemic sureeporn/Getty Images The coronavirus crisis has thrown a number of wrinkles into the home-selling process. Stock market fluctuations and job layoffs have some buyers rethinking whether to commit to a property purchase. Meanwhile, social distancing efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 has […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Apr 30, 2020

Whack That Weed! How To Keep Creeping Charlie Out of Your Garden

Whack That Weed! How To Keep Creeping Charlie Out of Your Garden Roel_Meijer/iStock No, it’s not a nickname for your stalker neighbor across the street. Creeping Charlie is a rapidly spreading weed vine with round, scalloped leaves and small, light-blue flowers. The weed also goes by several names, including ground ivy, hedge maid, gill-on-the-ground, and […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Feb 28, 2020

5 Bad Omens That Could Curse Your Home—and Jeopardize Your Sale

5 Bad Omens That Could Curse Your Home—and Jeopardize Your Sale mediaphotos/iStock An outdated kitchen and a lack of curb appeal aren’t the only things that can keep buyers from biting. When it seems like there’s just no explanation for a perfectly good home sitting on the market, you might consider other possible causes. Certain […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Feb 28, 2020

Drop That Sledgehammer! How Removing a Fireplace Could Affect Your Home’s Value

Drop That Sledgehammer! How Removing a Fireplace Could Affect Your Home’s Value Aiselin82/iStock Whether you’re roasting chestnuts or warming up your cold hands, a fireplace can be an impressive and useful home amenity. But it can also be dangerous. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year, there’s an average of 22,300 fireplace, chimney, […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jan 16, 2020

How Much Does Home Staging Cost—and How Much Will You Gain?

How Much Does Home Staging Cost—and How Much Will You Gain? vicnt/iStock Home staging—where you decorate your house in an effort to entice buyers to bite—may seem counterintuitive at first blush: Why spend money on real estate if you’re moving out? Simple answer: because home staging can get you more money for your home sale. If your real estate agent has […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Jul 1, 2019