Category Archives: Home Selling Tips

Can You Save Using a Contractor?

Having work done on your home is never inexpensive. But whether you’re putting on a new deck, constructing built-in cabinets or refinishing your basement, below are a few ways you can cut costs, without cutting corners. Be an Educated Consumer Aggressively shop for the most reasonable bid. Don’t just hire the first contractor you find. […]


Preparing Your Home for the Market

Top country-wide real estate trainer asked to interview Melinda Estridge to help advance the careers of other Realtors nationwide. Click here to listen to the full interview. Putting a house on the market today, not just in the DC Metro area but nationwide, is vastly different than it was 30 years ago. How you present your home is […]



Should You DIY?

Home improvements can be expensive. From buying materials to hiring help, they can take a sizeable chunk out of your bank account. Those who are relatively handy—and armed with a plethora of Pinterest and Youtube knowledge—may consider tackling an improvement project themselves. When wondering if you should hire out or go DIY, consider the following. […]



Aging in Place: Remodeling for Elderly Homeowners

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Remodeling your home always takes a good amount of forward thinking: Will that pool offer ROI? Will you still want that basement rec room when the kids leave for college? But when elderly homeowners prep for a remodel, even more consideration is needed as they prepare to age in place. Common Features in Aging-In-Place Remodels […]


3 Things to Know About Building Permits in Washington DC

If you’re planning an upcoming home revamp in the Metro DC area, you may be wondering about the permit process. While it varies from state to state, below are a few need-to-knows about building permits. When Do You Need One? Small cosmetic fixes—say, a new paint job or landscaping—generally do not require a permit. Structural modifications […]



Welcome Spring with These Home Touches

Whether you’re gearing up to sell your home this spring or just looking to invite some of the outside indoors, this list of five spring home touches can brighten up your space. Bring Spring into Your Home Bring flowers inside. A bouquet of flowers on the dining room table or mantle can help bring that […]