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3 Ways To Improve Your Home


We’re here to help you sell your home! Here are 3 tips to make your home attractive to the everyday buyer.

Upgrade Your Appliances

Do what you can to get rid of outdated appliances and bring in new, energy-saving, clean ones. This will do the most to make your kitchen appear more sleek, clean, and modern. Such an upgrade isn’t exactly the cheapest upgrade on this list, but it is perhaps the best thing you could do to increase your chances of selling your home.


Remodel Your Bathroom

If you’re looking for a great way to upgrade your home, it’s always a great idea to consider improving and remodeling your bathroom. If you can afford to do a complete makeover, do it! But even minor advancements in bathrooms can make a home more comfortable and increase its market value. Just like the kitchen, buyers are searching for clean and updated bathrooms.

Replace any worn carpets or area rugs

Flooring is a part of the home that’s impossible for buyers to miss. So if you’re looking to make any one change to your home that will have a big impact on its value, look no further than the floor beneath you. No buyer wants to pay to replace carpeting after buying a home, which means bad flooring can easily turn buyers away. If you can update all your flooring, you should. But, if nothing else, try to update the flooring with the most wear and make other upgrades as the time comes.

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The Pros and Cons of New Construction Homes – Chantel Ray Real Estate Podcast

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Do feel weird about buying a house that other people have already lived in? Or maybe you’re just ready to build a dream home YOUR way?

In this podcast episode our Principal Broker John McLaren and incredible agent Jimmy Ray breakdown what you should know about new construction homes and the benefits of buying almost new homes.

If you’re looking to buy a home, we would love to help you start the process.

Setup your FREE First-Time Home Buying consultation today!

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Choosing the right time to list doesn’t have to be seasonal…

Yes, spring is the busiest season for real estate agents, BUT people buy homes 365 days a year.  If you’re selling your home, we’ll teach you how to emphasize the amenities that will help sell your home-no matter WHAT the season.


Selling Tips: Play up your school district, the safety of your local community, and the modern conveniences that make your home accessible to your target market. Curb appeal is everything, do some spring cleaning, and box up the bulky winter clothing (and Christmas decorations).


Selling Tips: Highlight the local amenities that encourage fun in the sun, create your own outdoor oasis including a space to get some refuge from the direct sun, and don’t skimp on the AC.


Selling Tips:  Keep your lawn in shape and well-manicured, start an herb garden or update your flower beds with vibrant fall colors, decorate for the fall seasons inside and out, and keep your walkways well-lit as the sun will be setting sooner than expected


Selling Tips: Clear away any snow or ice, decorate with large winter wreaths, and strategically place scents that help encourage the feeling of home. Make sure that you also turn on the fireplace, and keep your windows clean!

I hope you have found these tips valuable! If you’d like even more tips on how to sell your home faster and for top dollar, download our free sellers guide below!

Sellers Guide Free Download

You Don’t Need Perfect Credit To Buy A Home

You Don’t Need Perfect Credit Score To Buy Your Home!

Are you on the fence deciding whether you should rent or buy your home?

Are you worried you credit score will be a major factor?

Don’t Worry! 

All you need is a Chantel Ray Real Estate Agent!

We can help you purchase a home with a credit score AS LOW AS 580!

Yes, 580!

Don’t let your credit history keep you from being a homeowner.

What score’s you need by mortgage type:

  • FHA Loan: 580+ credit score
  • VA Loan: 620+ credit score
  • FHA 203K Loan: 620+ credit score
  • Conventional Loan: 620+ credit score
  • USDA Loan: 640+ credit score

Click Here To Contact Us Today To Find Out More On Credit Scores!

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Renting Vs. Buying

Would You Like To Own A Home For Less Than Your Current Rent?!?!

Why should you own a home instead of renting?

Here’s a few reasons: 


  • Build Equity
  • Tax Benefits
  • No Landlord
  • Pride of Homeownership
  • More Privacy
  • Good Investment
  • Build Strong Credit
  • Ability to Remodel Or Expand Home
  • Pets Are Allowed 🙂
  • Your Own Place To Make Memories With Your Family

….Need We Say More? 🙂

Click Here To Check Out Homes In Hampton Roads That Are Less Than The Rent You’re Paying Right Now!  


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