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Five Ways Homeowners Can Boost The Value Of Their Home

Posted on 16 April 2018 | 10:18 am

  When contemplating home upgrades or preparing your home for sale, it helps to identify the renovation projects that not only look good but will boost the value of your home at the same time. Overall, potential buyers are drawn to newer, cleaner, refreshed properties. Here are the five tried and true ways homeowners can boost the value of their home.Freshen Up the PaintThis may seem like a no-brainer, but a fresh coat of paint will always make a home feel updated and renewed. Modern, current paint colors can have a vast effect on a home’s appeal. Whites, greys, light blues, and sage-greens are in-style for 2018 and can give your home an updated feel. Contemporary, neutral paint can also give potential buyers the ability to see themselves living in the home.Update the WindowsNatural light enhances ambiance and updating windows can boost a home’s value. Homes that feature 70’s style round, half-moon, or hexagon shaped windows may cause buyers to contemplate pricey renovations or will turn them off from the home completely. Additionally, if your windows are old, drafty, or fog up due to failing seals, fixing these problems will increase the value. Updating window coverings from heavy drapery to hidden or electronic shades can go a long way in adding value and a contemporary feel to the home. Lastly, adding windows to increase natural light can improve a home’s value.Renew Kitchens and Bathrooms When it comes to home renovation and updates the two most important spaces in a home are the kitchen and the master bedroom/bathroom. In the master bedroom, focus on brightening the room and creating a fresh, inviting feel. Clean, modern paint colors and neutral fresh carpet or renewed hardwood floors can make a huge difference. In the master bathroom, potential buyers are trending toward light and bright features such as subway tile, marble, and clean lines over dark woods and granites. In the kitchen, making minor changes such as painting the cabinets in a modern color, updating the tile, or replacing old-fashioned, brass light fixtures and hardware with more current styles and contemporary pieces can increase the value of a home.Add Smart Technology FeaturesAs we move farther into the age of technology, home trends are following suit. Many potential buyers see a lot of value in smart technology features such as electronic window shades, smart thermostats, slim TVs, and more. That being said, one electronic feature that used be popular but has been falling out of trend is pre-wired sound systems. With wireless speaker systems on the rise, buyers are bringing their systems into their new homes or upgrading as needed.Revive Curb AppealFirst impressions can make a big impression. Enhance landscaping, clean up the walkway to the front door, and repair or seal driveway cracks. A fresh coat of paint including window frames and the front door can make an older home feel new again. If paint is not in the budget, power washing the outside of the house, so long as it doesn’t strip the paint, and the front walkway or driveway can also refresh the appearance. Lastly, updating the porch sconces and lighting can make a home look more current and inviting.Whether you are looking to spend a little or a lot, there are many ways to add value to your home. However, for any major physical changes to the home, its best to hire a designer to help make sure the improvements are truly up-to-date and generic enough to appeal to a wide audience. For recommendations on designers or for more advice on ways to boost the value of your home, reach out to your Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Utah Properties agent as they truly are the experts on homes in our community....  more»

April 2018 Events

Posted on 3 April 2018 | 12:16 pm

  APRIL EVENTS 10/2 - 4/11: Utah Jazz Basketball, Salt Lake City 10/18 - 4/7: Utah Grizzlies Hockey, West Valley City 3/3 - 10/21: Real Salt Lake, Sandy 3/24 - 4/8: Spring Grüv, Park City Mountain 4/1 - 9/3: Salt Lake Bees, Salt Lake City 4/1: Easter at Snowbird, Snowbird 4/1: Annual Easter Celebration, Park City Mountain 4/1: Easter Bunny visits Deer Valley, Deer Valley Resort 4/5 - 4/7: Thin Air Innovation Festival, Park City 4/6 - 6/23: Utah Warrior Rugby, Sandy 4/6: Toby Keith with Ned LeDoux, Salt Lake City 4/7: OK GO, Park City 4/7: 22nd Annual Pond Skimming Competition, Park City Mountain 4/11 - 4/27: Hamilton - An American Musical, Salt Lake City 4/12: Justin Timberlake The Man of the Woods Tour, Salt Lake City 4/12 - 4/21: 2018 Ogden Restaurant Week, Ogden 4/20: Sips Under the Sea: Bacon, Draper 4/20 - 4/29: Park City Follies, Park City 4/27 - 4/28: Salt Lake Off Road Expo, Sandy   MORE APRIL EVENTS...  more»

Convention Awards Press Release 2018

Posted on 23 March 2018 | 1:16 pm

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES UTAH PROPERTIES NAMED 14TH HIGHEST PREFORMING BROKERAGE, PARK CITY OFFICE NAMED 3 HIGHEST SALES OFFICE, SALT LAKE OFFICE NAMED 7 MOST UNITS SOLD, AMONG OTHER TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL AWARDS SAN ANTONIO, TX – MARCH 5 & 6, 2018 – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties received numerous brokerage, office, team, and individual awards at the annual network Sales Convention in San Antonio, Texas on March 5th and 6th 2018. The Utah Properties brokerage was celebrated as the 14th highest performing brokerage while Park City’s Saddleview Office the 3rd highest dollar volume office in the network and Salt Lake City’s Old Mill Office the 7th highest transaction volume for an office in the network. Notable team and individual awards included the Chin MacQuoid Fleming Harris team as the 5th highest dollar volume team and Bob Theobald and Bill Coleman the 2 and 3 Commercial Agents in the network. Additionally, Gale Frandsen was presented with a “25 Year Legend” award, Carole Agle and Heidi Gatch were presented with “20 Year Legend” awards, one agent and one team was presented with “10 Year Legend” awards, and one agent and six teams were presented with “5 Year Legend” awards.“Our Berkshire Hathaway professionals are true industry leaders.” said Owner and CEO, Steve Roney. “This year’s convention and honors confirm the caliber and accomplishment of Utah Properties. I look forward to continuing to excel as a brokerage and team.”A complete list of awards includes:Brokerage14 Highest Performing Brokerage – Utah PropertiesOffice3 Highest Dollar Volume – Park City’s Saddleview7 Highest Dollar Volume – Salt Lake City’s Old MillTop Agents – Dollar Volume54 Linda Secrist76 Mark Rodeheaver89 Carol AgleTop Agents – Transaction Volume89 Dave MumfordTop Commercial Agents2 Bob Theobald3 Bill ColemanTop Teams – Dollar Volume5 Chin MacQuoid Fleming Harris41 Ski Resort Property Group61 The Shand Jaret Team84 Mountain Home Team85 The Reece Team91 Utah Cribs100 The Marty-Richardson TeamTop Teams – Transaction Volume77 The Greg and Brock Team25 Year Legend AwardGale Frandsen20 Year Legend AwardCarol AgleHeidi Gatch10 Year Legend AwardJoe HoldenMarty-Richardson Team5 Year Legend AwardCraig Voegeli & Dallas EichersJudy GlauserThe Bass Bova TeamThe Judy Allen TeamThe Peek TeamThe Shand Jaret TeamTridestin GroupAbout Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah PropertiesBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties is an independently owned real estate brokerage dating back to 1976. With offices throughout northern Utah, the company has a long-standing track record of market dominance and dependability. Under the Berkshire Hathaway name, our agency holds the 1 position in Utah’s real estate marketplace and maintains an historic commitment to community-driven service.About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServicesBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. The brand was just recognized for “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D. Power’s 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. Visit  more»

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