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!

Preparing for and cleaning up after summer storms with roll off container rental, part 2

This post is the second in a two part series on summer thunderstorm cleanup, junk hauling, and roll off container rental. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, I recommend you do before continuing.

lightning strike pictured. Roll off container rental for summer storm clean up.

Tips for minimizing the impact of summer thunderstorms: (continued)

  • Protect your electronics – lightning is a major threat to all the electronic gadgets in our homes. A nearby strike can cause what is known as a power surge, overloading any electronics that are plugged in. Surge protectors offer a degree of protection, but they vary quite a bit in quality and capability. The safest bet is to unplug electronics from the socket if there’s lightning in the area, not just switch off the power strip.
  • Inspect your roof – roof damage can lead to immense costs if significant quantities of water get into your home. Inspect your roof for any signs of damage before storm season starts, and inspect it after each major storm. Although roof repairs can be costly, they will end up running a much larger tab if the problem goes unsolved.

Summer storm clean up

Unfortunately, no matter how many precautions we take, no matter how thorough our preparedness, summer storms will always make a mess. After a big summer storm, it’s important to take stock of any damage or debris so you can get it cleaned up and fixed right away – that way it wont lead to bigger problems in the future. Let’s take a look at a couple things to check on after a big storm:

  • Downed trees, branches, or power lines – from blocking roads to smashing cars and homes, downed trees cause all sorts of problems. It’s a good idea to check for these first. If you see a downed power line, don’t approach it. Call the utility company and let them handle it.
  • Roof damage – wether caused by wind, hail, falling branches, or debris, roof damage can be very costly. Give your roof an inspection after each big storm and take care of any problems you find before you’re dealing with water damage inside.

No matter the size of your summer clean up, R&R containers has all of your junk hauling and roll off container rental needs covered. Need a pile of debris hauled off? Give us a call. Want to re-roof your home in preparation for the summer storm season? A roll off container is the perfect way to dispose of all those old shingles easily and efficiently.

Preparing for and cleaning up after summer storms with roll off container rental, part 1

Summer thunderstorm season is here

The heat of summer is here, and while that means ice cream and BBQ, it also means that strong summer storms are on the way. When it comes to summer storm preparation, there are some strategies you can employ ahead of time to make your home less vulnerable to storm damage. However, after the big storms roll through, there’s always going to be clean up to be done. R&R Containers offers both junk hauling services for smaller quantities of debris, and roll off container rentals for large scale clean ups.

Lightning strike pictured. Roll off container rentals for summer storm damage

Thunderstorms cause an immense amount of damage.

Each year, around 16 million thunderstorms occur globally. At any given moment, 2000 thunderstorms are causing injuries or damage somewhere on Earth. In the US in 2016, thunderstorms caused over $3.7 billion in property damage, not including tornadoes, hurricanes or tropical storms, or any associated flooding. (1)

Let’s take a look at some tips for minimizing the impact of summer thunderstorms on your home and property:

  • Falling trees – falling trees and tree branches are one of the most common causes of property damage during a summer thunderstorm. They can also be a threat to life and limb, albeit less frequently. Before storm season arrives, inspect trees around your property, paying particular attention to any that might be dead, rotted, infested with insects, or otherwise vulnerable to high winds. Depending on the degree of the problem, the tree may need to be trimmed or removed.
  • Drainage – make sure your gutters are clear so they can handle a heavy downpour if one arrives. If there are areas on your property that collect water, now is a great time to improve your drainage before the ponds form. Likewise, make sure all ditches and culverts are clear to keep potential floodwaters moving away from any structures.

Check back soon for Preparing for and cleaning up after summer storms, part 2! In the meantime, check out our page on roll off container rentals.

Source cited:

1 – http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/hazstats/sum16.pdf