A backyard swimming pool adds not only entertainment opportunities and memories to your life but also a potential selling feature to your outdoor spaces. Adding luxury features to boost the pool's appeal can add even more value. Here are a few features our real estate agents know you'll enjoy having at your pool.
Planning to buy or sell a home in Livingston County this summer? Understanding the latest real estate trends is one of the key ingredients in the recipe for accomplishing your goals, and our team always has an eye on the data to help you stay informed. That data can give you an edge over the competition, whether you're making an offer or positioning your home for a sale. Our real estate agents have all of the latest details in our Livingston County Market Activity report for May 2022.
If you own a Michigan lake house, or you're thinking about buying one, you can experience the beauty of nature right at your doorstep. A lake house with waterfront views, lush landscapes, outdoor activities, and a tranquil lifestyle may just be the perfect place to call home.
Whether you prefer a lake house that's your permanent residence or a weekend retreat, our real estate agents suggest decorating with things that showcase the natural beauty of your surroundings and create all the comforts of home.
You're ready to start your own garden, but you worry that your lack of a green thumb will hinder your progress before you even get your flowers or vegetables planted.
Fortunately, starting a garden doesn't have to be complex or time-consuming. Our real estate agents know that there are several options ideal for a novice gardener.
If you're like most people, you probably feel like you don't have enough storage space in your home. Things have a funny way of accumulating and filling up empty space. Whether you live in a small cottage or a five-bedroom ranch, our real estate agents have some tips to increase your home's storage.
When you move into a new home, it's always fun to make it your own. This does not have to mean a total remodel, and it doesn't have to mean spending thousands of dollars, either. There are plenty of smaller home improvement projects that you can tackle on a weekend for a reasonable budget. Our real estate agents are excited to share the following weekend home improvement projects with you.
Spring is the perfect time to handle all those lawn care tasks on your to-do list. Our real estate agents know that a lush, green lawn also helps your home look inviting to potential buyers. Check out these spring lawn care tips to get your yard looking its best.
Winter weather brings snow and ice to your driveway, along with the challenge of keeping it clear and safe. Unfortunately, some common practices and products can do more harm than good.
Failing to properly maintain your driveway during the winter months can cause it to need repaving on an earlier timetable. And a cracked, damaged driveway not only looks bad but also negatively affects the value of your home. Our real estate agents suggest following these guidelines when you're performing winter driveway maintenance:
Shopping for a home is so much easier when you can base your decisions on real, proven data, and our real estate agents keep a watchful eye on the Livingston County real estate market in order to keep you up to date on the latest trends. Staying up to date on the trends makes it simpler to choose between comparable homes, make competitive offers, and plan out your budget for a home purchase in advance. Discover all of the latest trends in our report on September Market Activity for Livingston County real estate.
If you're planning on taking a trip that isn't pet-friendly, you'll need to make arrangements for your furry family members. One option is to hire a pet sitter. A pet sitter can care for your pets in a home-based environment where they're likely to be comfortable.
Our real estate agents suggest asking the following questions when choosing your pet sitter. You should also request an in-person meeting to see how the pet sitter interacts with your pets.
A fireplace is one of the most popular features in a home. At Griffith Realty, buyers consistently ask our real estate agents to show them homes with a beautiful stone or brick fireplace that creates a cozy atmosphere in the home.
Buying or selling a home with a fireplace, or adding a fireplace to your existing home has big payoffs and many advantages. Here's what you need to consider before adding one.
If you own a lake house, you want to ensure that it creates a welcoming atmosphere for your next gathering or vacation. Our real estate agents know that it only takes a few small changes to transform the look of your space.
Already dreaming about spending time at your lake home this summer? With how many lakes we have in Livingston County, you certainly aren't the only one! Here are a few additions you can add to your lake home that your whole family will enjoy.
Enjoy a cinema experience from the comfort of your home. Advances in technology mean that this luxurious option is now available to nearly everyone, even those on a limited budget. If a fantastic new home theater is on your wish list, our real estate agents will be delighted to help you find the perfect venue in the Brighton area. Once you find it, here's how to turn your vision into a reality.
Warm weather, outdoor flowers, and lawn care routines might be months away, but the key to maximizing your summer landscaping is planning well ahead of time. Our real estate agents always recommend getting ahead start on your summer landscaping plans, as great yards take a lot of legwork. While you're considering your 2021 landscaping budget, it's a great time to plan exactly how you're going to beautify your outdoor living space this year. Below are five 2021 landscaping trends that you should start thinking about now:
When you're ready to decorate – or redecorate – your home, you'll need to find the right style of your décor to suit your tastes and also work with your lifestyle. It's often difficult to know exactly what type of style would work best, which can make you procrastinate or buy items without much thought and regretting your purchases later.
Take the time to figure out the right style of décor for your home with the following tips from our real estate agents:
If 2020 has taught us anything, it's that a home office can go anywhere if you believe hard enough. With so many people working from home now, our real estate agents have seen some pretty clever ways of incorporating home offices into everyday living spaces. Here are 5 creative tips to consider.
As we move into the colder months, our attention often turns from outdoor home improvements to indoor DIY projects. A fresh coat of paint is more than a way to freshen up a room, it's something to pass the long winter days. Chances are, you won't want to stop at just one room!
Our real estate agents have learned a thing or two about painting in our many years of buying and selling homes, and we'll gladly pass that knowledge on to you. Keep these pro painting tricks in mind when you're ready to add some color to your living space.
Each year, there are approximately 358,000 house fires that cause property damage, injuries, and even death. National Fire Prevention Month is observed every October and serves as a reminder for the actions you can take to prevent a fire in your home. Our real estate agents want to make sure you and your family stay safe and recommend these fire prevention tips.
Fall offers so many opportunities to celebrate the change of seasons by changing things around in our homes. Subtle or striking, these changes are easily achieved by bringing fall outdoor colors and accents inside your home. Start at the porch and the front door, and work your way through the home. Our REALTORS® recommend making these seasonal decor changes, not only to get you in the mood for fall fun but also to attract attention if you're planning to sell your home.
Do you have an extra bedroom that's been quietly calling out for a purpose? Maybe you're empty nesters with some newly-available space. Maybe you're a young couple with plans to fill all those bedrooms someday, but not just yet. In any case, our real estate agents are here to help. Be sure to consider some of these options for putting that space to good use!
If you're planning to list your home for sale, you want it to look spacious and roomy, whether in a virtual or an in-person tour. But even when your rooms are of average size, they can look smaller if the home is dark, or if you have too many things crammed inside. Fortunately, our real estate agents can recommend several ways to stage your home, so it looks spacious and roomy!
Have a look at seven easy ways you can make your home appear more spacious.
Home improvement projects can make your home more attractive and livable while also increasing its value when you're ready to sell.
Our real estate agents have helped many families sell their homes in the Livingston County area and know the value of a good home improvement project. The following home improvement projects can increase your home's value and increase your chances of appealing to buyers in a tough market.
Don't wait until your home is on the market to get it in top-notch shape. Instead, ready your home for buyers before you even put it on the market. Get started on this list before adding your home to the inventory of Brighton homes for sale.
Have more questions about preparing your home to sell? Contact us today.
Listing your house in the winter involves a slightly different approach than attempting to sell in the warmer months. With the holidays and weather conditions impacting the way you present your home, you need to proactively take steps to ensure every showing is a success. Here are a few tips our real estate agents encourage homeowners to follow when selling your home during the winter months.
When you finish your pre-listing fix-ups, it's time to consider staging for your first open house. Staging is the process of presenting a neutral look that allows buyers to envision your home as their home. That can't happen if your home reminds them that someone else still lives there.
Our REALTORS® work with buyers and sellers. We understand that staging is an important factor in selling your home for the best price. We offer these ideas to help you understand what it takes to stage your home for an open house.
When you're selling your home, you want every single thing you do to it to count. You want your home to really pop when potential buyers walk through it. You want to guarantee that your home will get their attention.
In other words, you want your home to be the one that makes them say, "Wow," the one they keep thinking about even after a day of looking at properties. Wondering how to make it stand out this much? Here are five ways to give your home the WOW factor.