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Monday, December 10, 2018

4 Things To Consider If You Want to Sell Your Home in 2019

Are you looking to sell your home in the next year? Start off the new year right and make sure your home is ready to sell. Here are a few things to consider if you’re looking to sell your home in 2019.

Make sure your home is up to code. All of your renovations should be done by professionals. For example, if your electrical panel needs fixing, make sure that your work is done by a licensed professional electrician. Need some advice on who to choose? Check out the HUNT Moving Concierge for a list of HUNT approved electricians who can help get your panel up to code.

Replace outdated appliances. Old white kitchen appliances may date the appearance of your kitchen. If it’s realistic, replace them with stainless steel, or make sure they are clean and in working order before listing. But this advice doesn’t just apply to kitchen appliances! Another important appliance in your home is your HVAC system (or boiler). Make sure you have regular maintenance on your heating and/or cooling system and keep a record.

Set realistic expectations about price. You may feel that your home is worth a certain amount, but it may not be realistic. Check out our What's My Home Worth tool and reach out to a HUNT Real Estate sales professional. Our professional real estate team is trained to make sure your home is accurately and competitively priced for your market.

List your home outside of “peak season.” While it may be appealing to wait until the spring market, listing in the “Off-season” may actually work to your benefit. Buyers who are looking for a home during this time of year are typically motivated, and you will have less competition on the market.

Are you having trouble selling your home? Reach out to a HUNT sales professional! Our knowledgeable team will work with you to help get your home sold!

12/8 Radio Show: Stefan Mychajliw

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Stefan Mychajliw to the show.

Stefan Mychajliw is the Erie County Controller.

Together, Peter leads the discussion on Stefan's personal history and ambitions around government.

To find out more, listen to this week's show.


Monday, December 3, 2018

12/1 Radio Show: Art Wingerter

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Art Wingerter to the show.

Art is the CEO of Univera Healthcare. 

Together, Peter leads the discussion on Obamacare. 




Tuesday, November 27, 2018

To DIY or Not to DIY? 4 Home Projects To Call in the Pros

DIY home improvements can seem like a good idea. TV shows and YouTube videos make it look easy to do whatever you need to your home. But how do you know when to Do-it-yourself and when to call in the pros? Here are four home projects you should skip the DIY and call in a professional:

Plumbing. Changing out faucets and showerheads or hooking up your washing machine may be a job that many homeowners can accomplish on their own. However, for adding or moving plumbing, or expanding/modifying your home’s water supply or hot water system, you will want to call a professional. Without the knowledge and experience, these more complex jobs could create a flood or leak that cause damage to your home. A licensed plumber will know how to set your plumbing up safely and without leaks.

Electrical. Electrical work can seem relatively simple. You may replace fixtures around your home if you are familiar with how to do so. Any other complex jobs, including extending existing circuits, adding new ones, or wiring electrical boxes should be done by a trained professional. If you do work on your own and are untrained, you can risk electrical shock or even starting a house fire.

Trees. Cutting down the small tree in your front yard may not seem like a difficult job. But the larger the tree, the more risk is involved. Even with a chainsaw, you should not be removing any trees that are larger than 4” in diameter and over 20’. When you attempt to remove trees that are larger, you risk it falling on your house, car, or even another person.

Removing Walls. An open layout concept is popular for main living spaces, but you shouldn’t go around knocking down walls with a sledgehammer. For one, removing any walls will typically require a permit. To obtain a permit, you’ll need an engineer to review which wall you wish to remove, and if it is load bearing, how to brace the ceiling or roof properly support the house. If you remove a wall without the pros, you could end up having a collapsed roof.

The next important question: How do you find the right professional for the job? HUNT Real Estate now offers The HUNT Homeowner’s Club. The HUNT Homeowners Club offers you direct access to all of our HUNT-approved vendors and is a complete resource for all of your moving and homeownership needs.


Monday, November 26, 2018

11/24 Peter Scarcello & Ed Forbes

Your host, Peter Hunt, welcomes Peter Scarcello & Ed Forbes to the show.

Peter Scarcello is the Buffalo/Niagara General Manager for HUNT Real Estate ERA and Ed Forbes is the Director, Training and Consumer Engagement at North Jersey Media Group.

Together, Peter leads the discussion on investment properties.

To find out more, listen to this week's show. 


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