Can you see it in your head? Your perfect Riverside home. The picture in your mind is crystal clear. The decor, materials, colors and furnishings are spot on, and you know how much you will love living there. Trying to communicate that vision to someone else, especially when you are in the process of buying or selling a home, can be difficult. How do you explain your perfect kitchen or master suite? Wouldn’t it be easier if you could use pictures to get your style across, especially to your Riverside real estate agent? Well… there may be a solution! One of our favorite idea websites is Houzz.com. Design ideas for both inside and outside your home abound at Houzz and luckily they have now added a “Real Estate Agent” category!
This is good news for you and your Riverside home because it gives you an easier way to communicate when it comes time to buy or sell real estate.
Perhaps you are in the market to buy a home… simply show favorite home ideas to your Riverside real estate agent to see if any similar properties are currently for sale. You could also show your ideas and ask how they compare to your price range.
As a home seller, you can use the millions of photos and idea books to decide quick fixes to get your Riverside home ready to be placed on the market.
With photo spreads, both buyers and sellers benefit. There is no longer the need to labor over how to express yourself with words when it comes to explaining a home look. You can even see post renovation shots that are similar to projects you are considering for your home. However, viewing some the pictures may have you reconsidering whether or not you really want to buy or sell your home, too!
One other benefit you’ll find on Houzz is the compilation of excellent contractors and renovators found there. Many have uploaded projects and idea books in the Houzz galleries, too, complete with reviews on their services, to give you a very clear understanding of how each one works.
Houzz reports that 10% of Houzz home owners and 50% of Houzz renters plan on buying a home in the next 2 years. Additionally 10% more will be building a custom home, according to the 2013 Houzz & Home survey. Using Houzz as a tool may make the buying process smoother in ensuing years. If you’ve had a positive experience explaining your Riverside home needs through photos, please let us know.
For more information on Riverside real estate, the housing market, and homes for sale- contact Graham and The Home Team at (951) 534-9296, or email us.