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August
31

Are you looking to move to the Sioux Falls area, but unsure of where to find your dream home? Do you find the home buying or home selling process to be overwhelming? If so, then you need to find a trusted real estate agent to lead the way.

Doing so can help you in a variety of ways. An experienced Sioux Falls agent can help you expedite the process, find the perfect fit for your needs, leverage your power in negotiations, and so much more.

See below for an in-depth guide on why you should choose Aaron Rietsema as your trustworthy Sioux Falls real estate agent.

1. Positive Reputation

While there are many options for agents out there, you need to make sure you're getting someone with a good reputation. Far too many interested buyers sabotage their homebuying experience by either hiring the wrong agent or—even worse—trying to do it themselves.

But how can you find someone with a strong reputation? We recommend taking advantage of the internet! You can use online references and reviews to gauge which Sioux Falls real estate agent you can trust. These reviews will give you insight into what it's like to become a client of said agent.

Aaron Rietsema boasts several incredible ratings from his previous clientele. As you can see from his customer testimonials, Aaron focuses on providing each client with a streamlined process, whether you're looking to buy, sell, or both in the Sioux Falls community. 

Hiring an agent with a positive reputation can give you more confidence during this process. Aaron Rietsema will help you find the perfect fit for your situation, as well as quicken the process so that you aren't being strung along. 

If you aren't sure what to look for, be sure to ask a few questions. Do the clients seem satisfied with the service they received? Were they buying or selling? How responsive was the agent to his clients?

2. Real Estate Experience

Many people find the home buying or home selling process overwhelming for one main reason: they lack experience. That's where a real estate agent can sometimes offer the biggest comfort. Their experience can help you in a variety of ways.

For example, if you're a home seller, then an experienced real estate agent can help you find the right asking price. If you're an interested buyer, then your agent can help you know how much to pay for a house you're interested in, as well as when it's best to start looking elsewhere.

An experienced real estate agent can also use their experience and know-how to help you avoid major setbacks along the way. They can help you with documentation, asking price, and take over communications with the other party. 

Many of Aaron Rietsema's clients have raved about his ability to make the transition smooth and painless. We've helped clients sell their homes in as quickly as 4 days. We've helped buyers find their first Sioux Falls home in less than a week. His passion and relentless pursuit will help you as you find your next home or sell your current one.

3. Passion for Sioux Falls

Many real estate agents are making their way to the Sioux Falls area due to its skyrocketing economy. In fact, the current median sales price has increased to $255,000, which has money-driven agents drooling.

But here's the problem: those kinds of agents are only concerned with one thing—filling their own pockets. That can complicate the process for clients (you) if the agent tries to give themselves a higher commission on the sale.

That's why it's so important to invest in a real estate agent that's passionate about the Sioux Falls area. Aaron prioritizes making a customer's move to Sioux Falls as seamless as possible. He has several listings to help get you started during your search and is willing to help you find the best situation for you and your family's needs.

4. Constant Communication

You should never be left out of the loop with your own home selling or home buying experience. Aaron Rietsema is focused on keeping customers updated on every step of the process.

We prioritize communication with our clients, and it shows. Our previous clients rave about the support and advice that Aaron has given them, all while streamlining the process. He can help you sell your current home and get max value or find a new home that you'll cherish.

Use the first phone call to gauge a real estate agent's communication level. If they're trying to rush you off the phone or constantly talking over you, cross them off your list. A good agent listens and solves problems.

5. Vast Sioux Falls Network

This might be the quality that separates Aaron the most from all other Sioux Falls agents: he's willing to help you every step of the way. That goes beyond the home selling or home buying aspects.

As our home page clearly states, we want to help make your move easy. Aaron has a vast network that can help you get access to the resources that you need.

Whether that's finding local movers or negotiating the terms of your home sale, he'll go above and beyond to make sure you're in the best hands.

Find the Best Real Estate Agent Available

Now that you have seen all of the reasons that you should choose Aaron as your Sioux Falls real estate agent, be sure to use this information to your advantage.

If you're considering moving to the Sioux Falls area, be sure to read this article for more information on why Sioux Falls real estate has great potential.

For more inquiries, please feel free to contact Aaron directly by reaching out to him either by his office phone 605-336-2100 or by his cell phone at 605-521-1608 and he will be happy to assist you further!

August
23

A study showed that staged homes sell faster than non-staged homes. In fact, they spend less than half the time on the market as non-staged homes.

Home staging is one of the best marketing strategies in the real estate industry and can pay off when you're trying to sell your house. If you stage your home well, you'll see a great return on investment. Keep reading to learn about some of the best home staging tips.

1. Clean Inside and Out

When you're getting ready to sell your house, you want the whole thing to sparkle and shine. A clean house is a signal to potential buyers that the property has been well taken care of. Be sure to take the time to clean the house from top to bottom including things you may not usually do like cleaning baseboards and dusting window blinds.

Since it's the first thing people see, the outside of your house is just as important as the inside. You'll want to power wash the entire house, manicure the lawn, and make sure the house numbers are easy to see from the street. Make it easy for potential buyers to fall in love with the house the minute they lay eyes on it!

2. Do Minor Touch Ups

As you're going through the home staging process, take the time to do minor touch-ups as needed. You want to make sure to cover up any scratches or holes in the walls. Go from room to room with a foam eraser and remove any scuffs you see. Spackle and caulk any problem areas and do paint touch-ups if needed.

3. Get Rid of the Clutter

Less is more is the mantra you should be following while home staging. People want to see space when they're touring a home.

You can make your home look bigger and more desirable to potential buyers by cutting back the stuff in your home. You don't need to throw everything away, but it's a good idea to pack up non-essential items and put them in storage or at a friend or relative's house.

4. De-Personalize Your Space

You want potential buyers to connect with the space and be able to visualize themselves in your home. That means you need to make your house similar to a blank canvas. You want it to look stylish, but don't want any visible personal touches that show the buyer the house belongs to someone else.

Remove all personal photos from the home and remove everything that's hanging on the fridge. Clear bathroom and kitchen countertops to show off the amount of space the buyer will be getting.

5. Go Neutral on the Walls

As you're getting ready to put up your house for sale, a fresh coat of paint on the walls can go a long way. But it's important that you're using the right color. Bright colors can be a major turn-off to buyers.

Find a neutral color like gray, off-white, or taupe to paint the walls. Many buyers want neutral colors in their new home to make it easy to match and decorate.

6. Use Pops of Color

Once you paint your walls a neutral color, it's important to subtly brighten up the space. Using some small home accessories to add color is a great way to decorate your staged home.

Accent colors can have a positive effect on emotions and will keep people engaged and happy in the space. Blues, reds, and greens all work well with a neutral backdrop. Look for things like throw pillows, area rugs, green plants, and colorful flowers to add to your space.

7. Let in Natural Light

Now that you've cleaned your house and staged it well, you want to make sure it's fully noticeable! A dark or poorly lit room will look smaller and more cramped than it really is.

Natural light can actually increase serotonin levels, meaning your potential buyers will be happier in a sunlit home. Be sure to maximize the amount of natural light in your home. You can do that by cleaning your windows, opening all the blinds and shades, and placing mirrors next to or across from the windows.

8. Focus on Staging the Right Spaces

There are certain rooms in your home that are more likely to influence a prospective buyer. You want to focus your staging efforts on those areas and spend less time on rooms that don't matter as much.

The living room, master bedroom, and kitchen are the three main areas that matter the most to potential buyers. Focus most of your attention on these three areas to get the most bang for your buck.

9. Highlight Closets and Storage

Buyers these days are looking for more storage space to help them organize their homes. The more things you have in your closets, the less space it looks like you have for the potential buyer to work with.

Pack away clothes that are currently out of season and try to move them completely out of the house. Remove any extra linens from linen closets and pack those away as well. By minimizing the amount of stuff you have in the closets, you'll make your storage spaces look bigger and more appealing to buyers.

Use These Home Staging Tips

Now that you've learned some great home staging tips, are you ready to put them to the test? From cleaning the house top to bottom to focusing on staging the right spaces, these tips will have your house sold in no time!

Are you ready to put your house on the market? If you're looking for a great Sioux Falls realtor, reach out to Hegg Realtors today!

The opinions expressed on the blog are the personal opinions of the realtors themselves and do not represent the interests or opinions of Hegg Realtors
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