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Category: Homeowner Tips

    What is Considered a Fixture When Selling a House?

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | December 6, 2023

    A dining room chandelier — the crown jewel of your home — convinced potential buyers to write an offer because they fell in love with it. Hey, wait a minute! You’re only selling the house, not the chandelier, and don’t want to leave your treasured heirloom behind. But, if it’s considered a fixture when selling a house, the buyer could be correct in thinking your gem should glisten over their future family dinners. Read More

    Stuck Inside? 6 Easy Winter DIY Projects To Spruce Up Your Space

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | November 28, 2023

    Chilly winter weather means you’re likely spending lots of time indoors. And we hope you’re staying cozy (perhaps by your wood-burning stove). But once you shake off that long winter’s nap, you might want to tackle a few projects around the house. And while it could be tough to get excited about adding chores to your to-do list, these aren’t the same tedious tasks you’ve been avoiding since last summer. Each project on this list is not only incredibly doable—but pretty darn satisfying, too. So, here are six of our favorite cold-weather DIY projects that will upgrade your home’s look and feel during this hygge season. Read More

    9 Wonderfully Simple Ways to Make Your House Smell Like the Holidays

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | November 28, 2023

    Sugar cookies. Fresh-cut pine trees. Hot apple cider. Some of the best things that come with the holidays are the wonderful smells that fill your home courtesy of all the traditional trappings of the season. Winter holidays would not be the same without this warm, cozy goodness. “One way to evoke holiday memories into your home is by infusing the nostalgic scent of Christmas trees, vanilla, cinnamon, warm burning fires, and of course peppermint,” says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy trend expert and a judge on NBC’s “Making It,” a DIY competition show. So where should you turn to source these wonderful scents and make your house smell as festive? Follow these scent-sational tips from the experts. Read More

    8 Energy Saving Tips to Cut Your Heating and Cooling Bills

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | November 15, 2023

    Most energy-saving tips are designed to save you a few bucks throughout the year, but how do you know which tips to up your energy efficiency are going to offer the most bang for your buck? Some tips cost you absolutely nothing, and yet you save money. Other tips will cost you a little, but can help you hold onto as much as 10% of the money you’re currently paying out of pocket. Ready to dive in? Read More

    What Are Accessory Dwelling Units and How Can They Benefit You?

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | November 1, 2023

    Maybe you’re in the market for a home and are having a hard time finding the right one that fits your budget. Or perhaps you’re already a homeowner in need of extra income or a place for loved ones. Whether as a potential homebuyer or a homeowner with changing needs, accessory dwelling units, or ADUs for short, may be able to help you reach your goals. Read More

    The Return of Normal Seasonality for Home Price Appreciation

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | September 27, 2023

    In the housing market, there are predictable ebbs and flows that happen each year. It’s called seasonality. Spring is the peak homebuying season when the market is most active. That activity is typically still strong in the summer but begins to wane as the cooler months approach. Home prices follow along with seasonality because prices appreciate most when something is in high demand. Read More

    Late Summer Home Maintenance Tips for Midwest Dwellings

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | July 27, 2023

    As the summer months roll in, it's time for Midwest homeowners to address specific maintenance tasks to prepare their homes for the seasonal transition. With the last stretches of warm weather before fall arrives, focusing on essential late summer home maintenance will ensure your property remains comfortable, efficient, and well-protected. Let’s explore some practical tips tailored for late summer in the Midwest. Read More

    Roofing Types Commonly Used in the Midwest

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | July 27, 2023

    When it comes to protecting our homes from the ever-changing Midwest weather, having a durable and reliable roof is essential. The region experiences a variety of weather conditions, including hot summers, harsh winters, and occasional storms, which can put significant strain on roofing materials. Let’s explore the top roofing types commonly used in the Midwest, known for their ability to withstand the challenges of this unique climate. Read More

    Debunking Top Myths in Real Estate: Separating Fact from Fiction

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | July 10, 2023

    In the ever-evolving world of real estate, numerous myths and misconceptions often circulate among buyers, sellers, and investors. These myths can mislead people, impact their decision-making, and hinder their ability to navigate the market effectively. In this blog post, we will debunk some of the top myths in real estate today, providing you with the knowledge to make informed choices. Read More

    Maximizing Returns: Home Improvements with High ROI

    By Client Care - Bryson Smith Team | July 10, 2023

    When considering home improvements, it's essential to strike a balance between creating a space you love and maximizing your return on investment (ROI). While personal preferences may guide your choices, it's wise to focus on projects that offer a strong ROI, ensuring that your investment enhances both your lifestyle and the value of your home. In this blog post, we will explore home improvement projects known for delivering the highest returns, making them worthwhile investments. Read More