How to “Home Stage” for Today’s Market

How to “Home Stage” for Today’s Market

How to home stage for today’s market without breaking the bank.  Every homeowner’s #1 priority should be to make the property more alluring to prospective buyers.  In this article is a list of home staging tips to lure the prospective buyer and to help you get a fair market price.

How to “Home Stage” for Today’s Market

Neutral is better

Touching up paint, upgrading old appliances and fixtures and cleaning out closets, the basement and garage will definitely give you an edge in today’s competitive real estate market.  Though, be careful when choosing colors and styles.  Burgundy and dark counter tops may be a favorite of yours but maybe not for a potential buyer.  Keep colors, décor and designs as middle-of-the-road as possible.

Furniture options

Take in to account the size of rooms when placing furniture.  The furniture should “fit” the room.  If the room is small, stick to smaller sized couches and chairs.  If the room is spacious, over-sized furniture will give it that cozy feel without looking cluttered.  Find the balance.

Know the target audience

Real estate is not a general market.  Educate yourself on the target audience that is buying in your demography.

For example, if young professionals or millennia are shopping the area, remodel in a more contemporary style.  But if the target audience leans toward the elderly, upgrades should be subdued, landscaping easily maintainable with easy access to entrance doors.

Set a reasonable asking price

Don’t make the mistake of listing your home too high on the market.  Do a comparable market analysis to find out what the average price is for the area to ensure the property will appeal to the widest range of buyers.

Even if the house looks awesome, overpriced property can make it considerably harder for prospective buyers to make an offer.

Don’t overspend on renovations

In this market, investing in expensive renovations will no longer get the return it once did.   Perspective buyers aren’t going to look at the upgrades, they are going to look at the bottom line of the house compared to others in the neighborhood.

Invest in things such as light fixtures, cabinet drawer pulls and a new alarm system.  Touch up paint throughout the house and de-clutter closets, the garage, attic and basement.

To make the de-cluttering aspect cost efficient call R & R Containers.  They can deliver the right sized roll-off container to your front door.

The above tips will help you get the most from your staging efforts, and R & R Container can help you get the most from your clean up.  Call today to order your container in Marietta, GA and the surrounding areas 770-975-9554

De-clutter Before the Holidays with a Roll Off Container

De-clutter Before the Holidays with a Roll Off Container

De-clutter before the holidays with a Roll Off Container so that there is more room for guests and new items.  It’s that wonderful time of year again.   The time to unwrap the Santa figurines, untangle the Christmas lights and hang up the mistletoe.   This is also the perfect time to toss unwanted toys, old clothing, broken items and appliances that have been on the “fix it” list forever.  Clean up, clean out and discard should be the new holiday jingle.

Tips to De-clutter Before the Holidays with a Roll Off Container

One assured way to have this happen is to stack the Christmas decorations in the back of a closet, garage, basement or attic.  To reach them, the family has to dig through all the “stuff” that’s been dumped there in the last twelve months.  Call it “Seasons Cleanings and a Tidy New Year”.

Systematically, go through the house and place all the unwanted items earmarked for the trash in a pile.  But before you start hauling it all to the curb consider a few things.   A lot of neighborhoods have joint efforts for decorating and no one is going to appreciate a mountain of furniture, appliances and old toys on the roadside.  Most trash services won’t pick up furniture or appliance.  You can’t leave the pile in the middle of your living room.   So, what is the best option?

Call and have a roll off container delivered right to the front door. This makes the cleaning out process simpler and easier to accomplish.

Now, haul all the unwanted items to the container and in they go.  No fuss, no muss and it’s actually more economical than doing it yourself.  When you factor in time, fuel, and transfer station fees, hiring a roll off container is the most economical way to go.

Just think how impressed your in-laws will be when they see a neat and tidy basement, garage and closets.  Family and friends will applaud your efforts and probably want to know what your secret is to keeping your home from overflowing with stuff.

Tell them to follow this one simple rule. If you haven’t used or needed it in twelve months, get rid of it. Odds are it won’t be missed in the next twelve months but of course, by then it will be time to start the “Seasons Cleanings and a Tidy New Year” all over again.

For more information on roll off containers in Marietta, Ga contact Contact R & R Container Service at 770-975-9554, or browse the website for more information about container dimensions or our hauling services.

 

Home Improvement Projects for Maximizing Resale Value and Roll Off Container Rentals

If you’re planning on selling your home, then you probably want to do everything you can to get top dollar. Oftentimes people selling their home will take on home improvement projects in an attempt to add resale value. However, if things go wrong or the homeowners choose the wrong things to sink their cash into, they can end up shelling out more than the improvements will add in value. So, what are the best home improvement projects to take on for your home’s resale value? Let’s take a look below. Of course, a great way to save money on many home improvement projects is with a roll off container rental from R&R Containers.

Best DIY Projects for ROI – and how a roll off container rental can help

  • Remodels – when many people think of value adding upgrades, they think of remodels. And it’s true that a kitchen or bath remodel can, in some cases, end up turning a profit. However, it’s easy to get too deep into these projects, and then they end up costing more than their worth, so keep an eye on the budget if you’re going to take one on. Of course, a roll off container rental is a great, cost effective way to get rid of the waste from your remodel.

Attic insulation pictured. Roll off container rental

  • Energy saving upgrades – while it might not be as flashy as a remodel, buyers are placing more and more emphasis on energy saving upgrades. Jobs like adding insulation to the attic or installing a smart thermostat don’t cost much compared to a remodel, and they can be very attractive to environmentally and budget minded buyers.
  • Boost curb appeal – there’s a reason why real estate agents put so much emphasis on curb appeal – there’s no second chance to make a first impression. While many jobs, like landscaping, might be more easily done in spring, there’s plenty of favorable winter weather here in the south to squeeze some projects in. A roll off container rental will prevent you from having to make trip after trip to the dump in the freezing cold!

Roll off container rental for commercial job sites

R&R Containers has been locally owned and operated in Acworth since 1999. We understand what it takes to be a small business owner in central Georgia, and we’re here to help you succeed. Commercial customers have a little bit different set of concerns than residential ones when it comes to roll off container rental. Since commercial operations are typically ongoing, it’s all about efficiency.

roll off containers for commercial jobs. Construction site pictured.

Buy local, save money

Buying local makes a big difference when it comes to dumpster rental. Most of the cost in refuse hauling is in the fuel it takes to haul the big, heavy containers. At R&R Containers, we keep our service area small, and we pass the savings in fuel costs on to our customers. Another way to make sure you’re getting the best price on your dumpster rental is to contract with the same people who will be delivering your dumpster. Many companies that claim to be dumpster rental companies are actually just agents. They contract with someone else to haul the container, and they add a middleman’s fee to the price the customer pays. Not at R&R Containers.

Save time, save money

Another important factor for commercial customers in particular is dumpster placement. When we drop off a container at a residence, there usually aren’t many choices on where we can put it. On larger, commercial job sites; however, location can make a big difference. If your employees have to carry debris a long way, you’re wasting man hours and increasing the likelihood of a workplace injury. At R&R, we strive to locate your container as close to the cleanup as possible so you can maximize your ROI.

Call R&R Containers today to get a free roll off container rental quote for your commercial job!

Roll off container rental and the best DIY projects for fall – part 2

This post is the second in a series on roll off container rental and the best DIY projects to take on this fall. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, I recommend you do before continuing.

Best DIY projects for fall (continued)

Replace single pane windows with double pane

Many of us living in old southern homes have had to deal with replacing old single pane windows. Modern windows provide far and away better insulation, and they make a big difference in energy bills as well as how your home looks and feels. But replacing windows is a big job. Fortunately, R&R Containers has the perfect size roll off container rental to make cleaning up after your project a breeze.

Fallen leaves pictured. fall cleanup - roll off container rental

Refinish or replace a deck

Refinishing a deck will make sure winter weather doesn’t damage it. You’re probably not going to replace your deck just because it’s fall, but if you’ve been planning on doing it, fall is a great time. Replacing a deck is also a great way to increase the appeal of your home if you’re thinking of selling, but even a good refinishing job will help if the deck isn’t too far gone. Cooler fall temperatures make it a great time to work outside, and a roll off container rental is the perfect way to get rid of the debris from the old deck.

Power washing and exterior paint

Fall is a great time to make sure your home’s exterior is up to snuff. That way it won’t get damaged over the winter. You probably won’t need a roll off container rental for either, but we’re here if you need some junk hauling services for the stuff you clean up along the way!

Clean the gutters

Now the down and dirty – gutter cleaning. Nobody wants to do it, but it has to be done to keep water from pooling up and causing problems. If you’ve got a roll off container rental for another project, that’s a great time to clean out the gutters and easily dispose of that debris!

Roll off container rental and the best DIY projects for fall – part 1

With fall fast approaching, you might be thinking about raking leaves and cleaning out the gutters. But there are a whole host of maintenance, repair, and upgrade tasks that fall is a great time to tackle. Of course, R&R Containers is here to help you clean up your property or the mess from your latest project with roll off container rental and junk hauling services. Let’s take a look at a few popular autumn projects, why you might do them, and why fall might be the best time to tackle them.

Fallen leaves pictured. fall cleanup - roll off container rental.

Best DIY projects for fall

Repair or replace your roof

The freeze and thaw cycle of winter will make any existing leaks in your roof worse due to the expansion of the ice. Plus, nobody wants to have to go up on the roof when it’s covered in ice. For both of these reasons, it’s a good idea to check for leaks and fix any you find before the real cold comes, whether that means repairing your roof or having it replaced. If you’re removing old shingles, a roll off container rental is a great way to keep your job site clean and get rid of the waste.

Add insulation to your attic

Once the temperatures drop, any place where cold can get into your home means you’re losing money. Going up in the attic during the summer can be torture, so that’s one great reason to wait until the temperatures start to drop before doing any work up there. But the pros know another trick – once it cools off you can find drafts in your attic much more easily, which allows you to find and block the leaks better.

Check back soon for Roll off container rental and the best DIY projects for fall – part 2. In the meantime, check out our page on roll off container rental.