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What a realtor can do for you

Posted By MyGuy || 25-Mar-2014

The premier real estate agents in Arizona are here to provide you with all the resources and information you need to buy or sell real estate. We the experts, recommend that you contact an agent that works with buyers and sellers in their specialized areas. It is also important that they have had extensive training in the latest real estate marketing strategies. This will help insure that they can offer you knowledge and tools most other agents can't. An experience Realtor should be able to help open a buyers' mind to see the possibilities that a home can truly offer. In doing so, often times, buyers find houses that they can mold and make into exactly what they wanted, for much less money than they originally budgeted for the initial purchase price of the home. Learn some of the top trends for 2014 from the experts.

Due to the beautiful weather that we are able to enjoy for over half the year, the experts can focus on creative ways that help the inside and outside of your home flow seamlessly.

The following two articles are filled with information that the expert's state can be an "excellent source of inspiration." They are helpful when looking to find the perfect home or to sellers to set the stage in their home that makes a buyer have an emotional connection to the house as soon as they cross the threshold.

One of many sources can be found in Realtor Magazine, in an article written by Melissa Dittmann Tracey who had the following information to share: A home's inviting outdoor space may be just enough to get a home buyer to fall in love. The American Society of Landscape Architects recently surveyed nearly 180 landscape architects asking them to rate the expected popularity for 2014 of a variety of residential outdoor elements.

Here's a breakdown of how home owners are sprucing up their outdoor spaces and some of the top trends that landscape architects pinpointed for 2014 in each category.

Top Outdoor Design Elements

1. Gardens and landscaped spaces

2. Outdoor living spaces (kitchens, entertainment spaces)

3. Outdoor recreation amenities (pools, spas, tennis courts)

4. Sustainable design practices

Top Outdoor Living Features

1. Lighting

2. Seating/dining areas

3. Fire pits/fireplaces

4. Grills

Also in Realtor Magazine, Melissa Dittmann Tracey wrote about bathroom trends and how vital that piece of the overall puzzle is turning out to be in the search to buy a home, or the decision on what to do in order to make your home stand out, as a seller, from the others like it in the area. Houzz recently released its 2014 Winter Bathroom Trends Study showing the top bathroom remodel preferences of more than 7,500 home owners in the U.S. and Canada. The report shows that 60 percent of home owners are targeting the master bathroom for their bathroom remodels. The two main drivers for their remodels: To upgrade features and fixtures as well as to make space more functional.

Here are some of the growing trends that emerged from the Houzz report:

  1. Goodbye, bathtubs. The bathtub is starting to move out of the master bathroom. More than four in 10 or 43 percent - are forgoing a bathtub in the master bathroom, according to the report.

Contemporary Bathroom by Mansfield Kitchen & Bath DesignersKitchen Views at National Lumber

  1. Frameless glass is "in." The majority of the home owners surveyed say they prefer glass shower enclosures and frameless glass. Glass block is "out," according to the report.

Contemporary Bathroom by San Francisco Architects & DesignersFeldman Architecture, Inc.

  1. Let there be lots of light. Adding light was one of the top goals for home owners with their bathroom remodels, from adding windows to skylights to LED lights in the showerhead.

Traditional Bathroom by Duxbury Design-Build FirmsARCHIA HOMES

  1. Showing showerhead preferences. Rain and multiple showerheads are the clear choice for home owners under 45, while the 55-plus age group tends to prefer hand showers and sliding bars.

Contemporary Bathroom by Glen Ellyn Kitchen & Bath DesignersDrury Design

  1. Seeing white. White cabinets are the top choice in master bathrooms (with medium and dark wood coming in No. 2 and No. 3, respectively). Maple is the most common type of wood used, followed by cherry and oak.

Traditional Bathroom by Dc Metro Interior Designers & DecoratorsLiz Levin Interiors

  1. Silver bling. Silver-tone faucets remain the most popular, with brushed nickel topping the list. Polished chrome is also popular, while brushed bronze came in as the least popular choice for current bathroom remodels.

Contemporary Bathroom by Portland Kitchen & Bath DesignersKirstin Havnaer, Hearthstone Interior Design, LLC

  1. Unique powder rooms. The powder room is getting more unique features than other bathrooms. Hardwood floors, wallpaper, pedestal sinks, and furniture-like cabinets are more commonly used in these spaces than in other bathrooms.

According to the experts you should expect these services when you are listing your home.

  • A preview of your home
  • Discuss any repairs or modifications that may be needed
  • A home evaluation of staging ideas
  • Complete price comparison showing the current market value of your property
  • Many Real Estate Agents have worked with an experienced team of contractors for anything from paint, cabinetry, landscape design and installation even cleaning crews. They often have a great staging and design company to help make sure that when a buyer enters your home, they feel warm and welcome.
  • Updates on the latest real estate activities in the community

Many of the experts really enjoy finding clients the home that is perfect for their family within their budget.

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