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When to List Your Home - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Have you considered listing your home, but you're not sure if it's the right time? Selling your home and moving to one more suited for your lifestyle or desired location can mean major upheaval, but not taking the opportunity when handed to you could be a mistake. Here are five signs it's time to move on, according to our real estate agents.

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Make a Home Feel More Spacious - Sellers - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

When selling your home, it's important to make the rooms feel as spacious as possible to maximize the appeal to buyers. Even if you feel like your home is too small, there are ways to make it feel bigger! Here are a few tips from our real estate agents for creating a light, airy, spacious feel inside your home.

  • Clear the clutter. The first, and possibly the most important, thing you can do is to clear as much clutter as possible. Sometimes, this will mean making a long-overdue trip to the thrift store to donate all the stuff you no longer want or need. But when you get down to the stuff you don't want to get rid of, consider getting a storage unit for things you don't use daily, such as off-season clothes and other items. Even decluttering the closets is valuable since ones only partially filled emphasize available space.

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Closing Day - Sell a Home - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

When you bought your home, you probably had plenty of resources to tell you what to expect at closing, from first-time homebuyer counselors to agents to internet articles. But now that the shoe is on the other foot, you may have a rough time gathering the information you want about the closing process. Our real estate agents want to address all your questions and concerns. 

  • What is closing?
    The final step in executing a real estate transfer is closing. The process began when you accepted and returned the purchase agreement. Closing is the final deadline to complete the transaction, which was pre-set during the negotiation period. Both buyer and seller will sign the closing documents, and the buyer will take possession of the home. Both parties must comply with all requirements to ensure a smooth transition.

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What to Leave Behind - Home Sellers - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

You spend years making your house a home. As you settle in and the seasons change year after year, you add appliances, landscaping, fixtures, and other features that personalize the home and enhance your comfort. Our real estate agents know how you feel, and we understand that it's natural to want to take some of your old home with you when you go. However, it's important to remember that you can't take everything, and in fact, if you do, you could be creating problems that could land you in hot water. The following are six simple rules you should know when it comes to understanding what you can take and what you should leave behind.

  • Rule #1 - If it's nailed down, it sticks around
    Light fixtures, faucets, security systems, bric-a-brac, and anything that is either nailed, screwed, glued, or cemented to the property should stay behind. Not only can you damage it when you remove it, but most buyers assume that if it's attached, it's part of the deal.

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Upgraded Appliances - Sell a Home - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Homeowners are often faced with decisions about which investments they should make in their homes, particularly if they're considering putting them on the market. If you've been watching the prices of Wichita homes for sale, you may be tempted to sell "as is." But what if some relatively inexpensive upgrades can increase the sale price dramatically? Our real estate agents will be happy to consult with you before you make a final decision. Here are a few appliances to consider replacing.

  • Worn, unsightly, or malfunctioning appliances
    If you're selling the first home you ever owned, you may have started on a shoestring with second-hand appliances. Maybe they have worked fine for you but are less attractive than shiny and new. It's important to remember that buyers often make emotional purchases. If an appliance stands out as old, it's going to detract from a potential buyer's confidence in the state of the entire house, whether or not their concerns have merit.

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Hosting a Garage Sale - Sellers - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Once you've sold your home and found a new house among Wichita homes for sale, you don't want to move things you no longer want or need. Before you toss it all or donate it all, hosting a garage sale is a great way to make a fast buck. But, it's not an easy buck, and you'll have to put in some effort to make your garage sale successful. Our real estate agents recommend the following tried and true methods to make that happen.

  • Time it Right
    The second Saturday in August is National Garage Sale Day. It's a great time because most people are back from vacations, and kids are just starting school. If you can't do it then, avoid scheduling it for a holiday weekend otherwise, the holiday will affect turnout.

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Painting Kitchen Cabinets - Sell a Home - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

When you put your home on the market, our real estate agents may suggest some upgrades to help compete with other Wichita homes for sale. At the top of the list, offering the greatest ROI, is painting. After painting the walls, consider the kitchen. Nothing revives an older kitchen like new cabinets. Why replace when you can simply paint? Here are some important steps to ensure the best results. 

  1. Plan Carefully 
    The two possible methods have dramatic differences in cost, energy, and result. The choice of professionals is spray painting, while most homeowners choose the brush method. Spraying means a smoother finish, quicker drying times, and more durable results. Lacquers applied with a gun dry quickly, decreasing work time, and stand up to cleaning much longer than brush-on paints. Lacquers require application by spray gun and a compressor. It's necessary to protect everything from overspray. Adequate ventilation is vital. Brush-on paints are generally less expensive and require normal masking and drop cloths without clouds of overspray. Drying time between coats averages 24 hours, and they require more sanding for a smooth finish.

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Remodeling ROI - Kitchens and Baths - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

If you want a guaranteed ROI on your home, consider updating your kitchen and bathroom. At J.P. Weigand & Sons, our real estate agents consistently hear from buyers that upgraded kitchens and bathrooms are at the top of their priority list when looking for a new home.

Kitchen and bathroom renovations and upgrades provide strong incentives for buyers and increased profits for sellers. Since these utilitarian spaces serve a special purpose for essential daily living, kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most important rooms in the home.


Like most homeowners, you likely spend a lot of time in your kitchen, especially if you love to cook or have a large family. The kitchen serves as the heart of your home where you spend a lot of time chopping, blending, cooking, and cleaning. Anything that makes these daily kitchen tasks and chores easier, faster, and more convenient is a welcome relief.

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Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters' annual For Kids' Sake Campaign has been a tradition for over thirty years and accounts for about one-third of the KSBBBS overall revenue budget. Weigand became directly involved as an organization in 2019, forming fundraising teams and raising $8,200 in its first year to support the youth served by KSBBBS. When the pandemic hit, it was apparent that the 2020 fundraising efforts and bowling parties would have to be canceled, resulting in a significant loss of funds for the organization.


As a result, Johnathan Weigand and Josh Turner stepped into action with other ways to help. Weigand employees came together and collected food items for the grocery care packages that were distributed to the KSBBS youth and their families. Then, the idea was formed to host a golf tournament in the fall to provide additional financial support.


On Friday, October 9, 2020, the 1st Annual J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc. Charity Golf Classic was held at Terradyne Country Club. Twenty-one sponsors and teams raised more than $15k to support the nearly 800 Big/Little matches in Sedgwick County.

"Weigand is proud to partner with Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters to support our local youth," said Johnathan Weigand, BBBS Community Leadership Council member. We were pleased to be able to provide assistance to their well-deserving program when it was much needed, and we look forward to continuing our partnership in the future."



Recruiting volunteers for youth waiting for a Big Brother or Sister is an ever-present need. And, during these times, our youth need us more than ever. You are encouraged to join the thousands of mentors across Kansas who are making a difference, including Weigand's very own Big Sister, Kelly Watkins. Inquire today by clicking this link to learn more at no obligation.


 2019 Weigand For Kids' Sake celebration party


Sell Home Projects Buyers Will Love - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Our real estate agents are familiar with staging tips to help every buyer fall in love with any Wichita home for sale. According to a 2019 National Association of REALTORS® study, 83 percent of buyers' agents report that staging a home makes it easier for buyers to visualize the possibilities. Staging a home for buyers is about presenting the best possible blank canvas that enchants buyers with possibilities.

  • Everyone Loves an Entrance
    The entryway is the first point of contact between your home and every potential buyer. If you've ever seen Beauty and the Beast, you know what an impression a grand entrance can make. Put on a fresh coat of paint, update the fixtures, clean up the landscaping, replace the doormat, clean up the house numbers, update the potted plants, power wash the front deck – anything and everything to present the best possible entryway.

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