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Guest article from Ideaspired
Your New Home Office:
Design and Renovation Tips
Your home office is more than just a spot in your house where you work. It’s where you generate ideas, prosper your business, and earn your living. Without a well thought out space, your mindset and productivity can suffer. For these reasons, Carolinas Dream Team offers the following ideas:
Just because you do not work out of a brick-and-mortar office does not mean you do not have to worry about your home business's location. Think of how many items and how much equipment you need to meet your customers’ needs, as well as what arrangement will lead to optimal efficiency and comfort. That way, you know how much space your home business requires.
Furthermore, carefully plan where to set up your office in your home. You may not want to position your headquarters in a part of your house that gets a lot of foot traffic if you're easily distracted. If you'll welcome customers and clients into your space, consider how you want them to enter, leave and navigate their way through your home. You may even want to build or establish a small waiting area for customers and clients.
Sometimes your new workspace is right in front of you; perhaps your garage could be appropriately converted, or your formal dining area is just collecting dust. Think through areas in your home that have the elbow room you need but don’t get a lot of use on a routine basis.
Of course, another option is adding on space. Perhaps you have space for a shed that could house your work, or a bump out would provide enough room. Get prices and estimates for whatever solution you’re considering so you can gauge what will be your most practical solution.
And if you simply can’t figure out how to make it work, it might be time to consider upsizing to a larger house. If that is the solution you’re considering, Your Richest Life suggests thinking about things like how your goals will be impacted and what your priorities are.
Home Buying Basics
Sometimes buying a home is the most practical solution to adding space. Do not forget the common steps involved with buying a home, such as figuring out how much house you can afford, working with a real estate professional and getting loan preapproval with help from Carolinas Dream Team. They can help you sort out what’s available and coordinate that with both your business and personal priorities. After all, you do not want to have a fantastic business base but feel unsatisfied with other rooms and aspects of your home. Also, the sooner you tend to the homebuying basics, the faster you can get back to planning your company.
Select Decor That Supports Your Workflow
No matter which industry you work in, you need home office decor that sustains your productivity, creativity and inspiration. Bring in warm, natural light with large open windows in your workspace. EcoWatch points out that adding potted plants can be good for your mindset, so think about a few near your work area. If your job comes with a lot of stress, consider decorating your home office with natural materials or adding wooden walls.
Optimize Light and Minimize Noise
Your home office must have proper lighting, which can reduce eye fatigue and headaches. You may work in a better mood when you have plenty of natural light spilling in near your desk, which can release endorphins. Establish a balance of natural, overhead and lamp light in your office, so you can easily control the amount of luminescence flooding your space.
While you want to bring a lot of light into your home office, you likely want to block off as much noise as you can. If you live with other people or have pets or kids, installing a solid core door for your home-based business helps to minimize noise.
While it's convenient to establish your business in your home, you must design and construct the spacewith utmost care. Put these tips to good use, and work with the experienced realtors of Carolinas Dream Team to find and develop the most productive home office space possible.
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Putting your house on the market can be nerve wracking, especially when you need to move relatively quickly. After all, who needs the anxiety of counting the days until the property is sold and they can move on with their lives? No one!
Here are 7 ways you can do to get your house sold quickly in a post-COVID-19 world.
If your house is on the market for a significant amount of time, maybe it’s time to find yourself a top-selling realtor with a proven track record. Your agent should have a solid marketing strategy and be as committed to selling your house as you are!
Homeowners who aren’t pressed for time should gauge the market to see when’s the best time to put their property on the market. Your real estate agent can help you by giving you insight on market trends and when the local real estate market performs the best.
Photographs are going to be the first introduction buyers will get to your home. Although cameras on our smartphones can take lovely photos, it’s not the same as the photos a professional can take. They’ll know how to take pictures that highlight the best parts of your home.
You may have painstakingly chosen the decor of your house so that it reflects your likes and tastes, but unfortunately not everyone is going to appreciate your fondness for bold colors. In order to appeal to as many buyers as possible, stick to a neutral decor and color scheme. The name of the game is to allow the buyers to visualize themselves living in the home.
It should go without saying that you’d want to make sure your home is in pristine condition when buyers walk through. But, while the house may look clean on the surface, it’s important to do a deep clean at least once before agents bring clients to your house. They’re going to look at things that you may not even think of when doing normal house cleaning, such as decluttering the junk drawers, sorting through the cabinets and pantry, cleaning the inside of the oven, and so on.
6. Price the house appropriately
If you asked anyone who has sold a house before, they’re likely to tell you that they didn’t get as much as they thought they would for their house. Even if you have done a lot of work to the house, you still don’t want to price it too high. Let your agent guide you in this because they’ll look at comparable houses in the area to see what price range you should list your home for.
Not every buyer who views your house is going to want to put an offer on it, regardless of how immaculate it is. This is the perfect opportunity to ask the buyer’s agent to have their clients leave feedback on the house and what they did and didn’t like about it. This information can be used to make changes around the house so that there’s a higher chance of getting an offer the next time.
Selling your house quickly after COVID-19 is possible. With a little bit of cunning marketing, a savvy real estate agent, and listing at the right price, your house could be sold and you can move on to the next phase of your life!
For more on COVID-19 and the real estate comeback, check out HomeLight’s Top Agent Insight Survey from Q2.
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🏠♥️ What you love about Real Estate:
I love being able to support and help clients during such an important decision and moment in their families' lives. I love being able to support our team and agents as they work toward achieving big goals for themselves and families personally and professionally.
👉 Where are you from:
My family and I lived in Bergen County, NJ for most of my childhood and then moved to Passaic County, NJ. 🏠📦
🍹 Favorite Charlotte area spots:
We have been in the #Charlotte area for 4 years now and love how much there is to do! There have been so many cool spots we’ve discovered between fun restaurants/bars in South End, Charlotte- Seoul Meat Market and Hoppin & also we love bringing the kids to explore the outdoors at the Greenways and parks. 🌳🌳🌳
• What you do in your spare time:
I love all crafty things, bike riding with the family, traveling, and Crossfit.🚵♀️🏋️♀️
• What's the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time? I love finding and flipping different furniture pieces. 🛠
• 3 Words to Describe You: 💪 Motivated, Passionate, Caring 🥰
• Something no one would guess about you:
I’m sure everyone knows this by now, but I’m not a hugger 🚫🤗✌️
• 👉 Other Fun Facts?
🀄️ I was born in Seoul, Korea and lived there for the first 6 months of my life.
💯 I absolutely couldn’t live without brussel sprouts or Cheddar Sour Cream chips...you know, just the basic necessities of life.
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Wishing you all our best,
Carolinas Dream Team