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Eagle's Trace Realty & Moving Services Gives Residents the Edge

May 30, 2013

The beginning of summer is around the corner, but the real estate market in the Houston area is already cooking.
Fast Fact #1: The Houston Chronicle reported that the median price per square foot for a single-family house in the Houston area is 4.4% higher than a year ago.
That's good news for sellers as this time of year is the most opportune for planting that "For Sale" sign in your front yard.  But preparation is the key to taking advantage of an improving market.
Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living retirement community in Houston, offers a realty & moving services program that gives an edge for future residents.  Jodie Schroeder serves as the personal moving consultant, providing guidance on staging, downsizing and move management.
It's natural for owners to be initially overwhelmed with the prospect of opening their house to potential buyers; however, with a plan and creativity, those challenges become opportunities for new residents of Eagle's Trace.
Fast Fact #2: Most buyers form an opinion about your house within the first fifteen seconds of seeing it.
If your house is not in top condition, do not fret.  There are simple and affordable ways to spruce things up with small projects that can yield big rewards.
The goal is to create that spring cleaning feel on the inside combined with fresh landscaping.
To prepare your home, begin indoors:
• Focus on the kitchen and bathroom.  Mini-facelifts are as easy as removing wallpaper, adding a fresh coat of paint and replacing window treatments.
• Inspect your flooring and consider less expensive options like laminates.
• Bring springtime to your interior décor with a vase of fresh flowers.
• Removing extra furniture and clutter to create a living space that feels open and inviting.
Though your house may be spic and span inside, "curb appeal" really does matter.
• Give your house a new coat of paint.
• Revamp landscaping by fertilizing & seeding the lawn, cleaning flower beds and adding mulch.
• Clean up walkways.
• If you don't yet have blooming flowers, consider adding planters.
Now is the time to act!  The occupancy rate at Eagle's Trace is 97 percent, and the new continuing care neighborhood is now open.
At Eagle's Trace, the realty &  moving services program connects future residents with a team of local and experienced realtors, staging companies and downsizing experts united by one goal...
...helping clients sell their houses at fair prices so they can enjoy life at Eagle's Trace!
It all starts with a free, in-home consultation by Ms. Schroeder to assess specific needs and create a plan of action with the customer.   A financial credit is also available to customers who utilize the realty & moving services program.
With the Eagle's Trace realty & moving services team on your side, you have the edge!  The community hosts interactive programming with real estate and downsizing professionals on all aspects of moving.  Please call 281-496-7676 for more information on these events.