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Exterior Home Features-Remerica Hometown REALTORS

If you are preparing to sell your home, you probably already know that a home that makes potential buyers say "wow" when they turn up for a showing typically sells faster and at a better price than one that gives them a "meh" feeling.

What you may have overlooked is that giving your home the "wow factor" isn't all about what buyers see when they come through your front door. Your home's exterior and grounds are also important in today's market, so here we'll look into the exterior home features buyers want to see when they're shopping Ann Arbor homes for sale.

  • Exterior Lighting – Outdoor lighting is a must-have for homes going on the market, since it tops the list of exterior features that buyers want. Exterior lighting offers a warm, inviting look to the home and enhances security for its residents. If outdoor lighting is lacking around your home, consider adding features like walkway lights along paths and driveways, soft lighting for patios and porches, small accent lights near attractive landscaping features, and perhaps some motion-activated lighting in the yard and near home and garage entryways.

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Ann Arbor Antique Shops-Remerica Hometown REALTORS

When you're browsing Ann Arbor homes for sale, you're probably imagining what your dream home will look like once you've settled in. After all, a house doesn't really feel like home until you've had a chance to give it your own personal touch. 

While there are plenty of excellent places to find home decor, shopping at vintage and antique stores gives you the opportunity to get your hands on one-of-a-kind items you won't find anywhere else. If you want to give your new home a unique sense of style, try shopping at some of these popular area antique shops. 

  1. Treasure Mart: 529 Detroit St., Ann Arbor
    With the perfect blend of both thrift and antique items, Treasure Mart resale consignment shop is an excellent source for your home decor needs. They have plenty of high-end furniture, rugs, artwork, home items, and an array of oddities. Plan to spend some time digging around as you never know what you're going to find!

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Determining Home Value-Remerica Hometown REALTORS

Ann Arbor homes for sale have a wide range of prices, and many factors play into pricing. You've probably heard the old adage location, location, location when it comes to real estate. Location is a high priority—but it's far from the only one.

Our REALTORS® spend many years refining their understanding of the real estate market and how to price a home correctly. By relying on an expert for your home sale, you can save months on the process. You'll often get thousands more on your sale than you would otherwise, too.

Why Do Homeowners Have Trouble Pricing Their Own Properties?

If you price your own property, you can very easily price yourself out of the market. That's one of the many reasons "For Sale, By Owner" listings are rarely successful.

The trouble with pricing your own property is simple: It comes down to emotion.

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Mother's Day Brunch-Remerica Hometown REALTORS

What most moms want for Mother's Day is simply to spend some quality time with their loved ones. Since there are so many great restaurants in the Ann Arbor area, our REALTORS® recommend taking the special ladies in your life out for a brunch date. Here are some of our favorite spots. 

  1. Sava's: 216 South State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    Every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Sava's offers a top-notch breakfast buffet with a petite mimosa, bloody mary, coffee, or juice for just $20. They also offer a regular menu and a la carte items. Reservations are accepted, so book a table before or after you plan to look at Ann Arbor homes for sale.

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