Ten Ways To Add Value

We have put together a list of ten ways to add value to your home during the marketing process.

  1. Clean, organize, and neutralize your space: Unclutter your house to make it look bigger and cleaner. Buyers need to be able to envision their own belongings in the home; so, avoid using bright colors and too many personal effects.
  2. Keep Your Lawn Green: Get your lawn in shape. A patchy lawn takes away from the home’s overall appearance. Your local hardware store has supplies to re-seed those unhealthy areas. Keep your whole yard landscape & trees trimmed & watered, as well.
  3. Update kitchen appliances: The kitchen is often the room that buyers gravitate towards first, and an updated kitchen can help sell your home. You don’t have to remodel your kitchen to give it a new look. Updating your appliances to the current standard and replacing cabinet doors and hardware can make a big impact at a relatively low cost.
  4. Update bathroom fixtures: A little change can go a long way when it comes to the look of your bathroom. Updating simple fixtures such as your sink and faucet can give any outdated bathroom style.
  5. Light up the outside: An easy and inexpensive way to increase your home’s outdoor space is to add lighting. It makes it more appealing and safer.
  6. Add insulation to save energy: The most inexpensive way to increase your home’s energy is to add insulation, which can reduce heating and cooling costs by more than 25%.
  7. Build a Patio Cover : If you’re trying to sell a house,  a covered patio adds value as it provides additional outdoor living space in our sun soaked climate, giving children and pets some relief during outdoor fun times.
  8. Painting your home a neutral color inside and/or outside refreshes the appearance of your home and gives it a nice clean feel that appeals to the Buyer.
  9. Store and organize: Ample storage space is a plus, especially when it comes to garages and closets. Efficient closet structures can help keep your clothes organized and can save space.
  10. Polish up extra rooms: Many of us use an extra room as a storage area, fixing up this space up and removing all clutter will enhance the look and feel of these rooms and enlarge the look of the home overall.

Tips to Show Your Home

Many clients have asked for tips that can be very useful during the marketing process, below our tips to show your home could prove very helpful.

Help provide your home with the best possible first impression:

 1. Keep all lights on and all windows open. The brighter a home looks, the bigger it appears, and buyers compare homes by size.

2. Clean off all counter space. The cook in the family is a definite decision maker. Any nonessential items should be packed and put away.

3. Keep pets away from clients. Allow the client to be graced by your home, not your Rottweiler. Buyers should be comfortable in their environment.

4. Make yourself vacant during home views. To feel comfortable in their new home, the buyers need your absence. Take the dogs for a walk or go to the store.

5. Avoid any probing  questions like, “Where are you moving to?” , or “Does the refrigerator go with the house?” Refer all your questions to your agent.

6. Clean out your master bedroom closet. There should be about 2″ between the hangers and no clutter on the floor and shelves. If necessary, fill a wardrobe box and store the box in the garage.

7. Do not worry too much about the clutter in the garage.

8. Remove excess furniture from family, living, and bedrooms. Once again, a larger home looks more attractive. Ask your agent for specific suggestions.

9. Clean your doorstep, and paint your front door. The absolute first impression is the entrance, and this must be clean.

10. Have your family applied to the 15 minute rule . . .  That is, always have your home 15 minutes from presentation. Remember, your home is on stage, but you never know when the curtains will open.

Most important, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to phone your agent. With your cooperation, our systems are proven to work.                                                     


Real Estate Marketing

Real estate marketing involves so much more than a sign in the yard or a web posting. Successful brokers and agents use a variety of methods to attract and qualify prospects, including the latest Internet and communication advances. Vegas Grand Realty & Property Management is a member of GLVAR the local MLS and your property will be displayed there with access to the entire network of Realtors. Our listings are also displayed on Realtor.Com as well as many other nationally based websites that enables us to reach the entire country to advertise your home.

Our professional agents will create a marketing plan that will make it easier to sell your home at the best price possible in the shortest amount of time. Here is a link of ten tips to help you add value to your home and increase your chances of a successful sale.

Our professionals will help guide you with setting the price, the right price for your home is key to the home selling process.

Staging your home is an important part of the sales process. Agents at Vegas Grand Realty & Property Management provide home showing tips that can increase a home’s curb appeal and create that lasting first impression. Promising buyers will feel “at home” – and more likely to buy – as soon as they walk through the door.

Check out our Tips to Show Your Home


As a courtesy to our clients and website visitors we have complied a list of the utility companies in the Las Vegas Valley.

Natural Gas

Southwest Gas Corporation serves approximately 1.8 million customers in Arizona, Nevada and California. Residents wishing to begin service with Southwest Gas can fill out a request online at SWgas.com. Requests should be put in five business days prior to the date residents wish to begin service. Consumers may request a certain time and indicate any special instructions on the form; however, scheduling is based on availability.

For more information, contact Southwest Gas directly at (702) 365-1555 or toll-free at (800) 748-5539.


New residents can set up their electricity service with NV Energy by calling 367-5555, filling out an electronic form or speaking to a representative in person at a customer service office. NV Energy has customer service branches in Henderson, North Las Vegas, Laughlin and Las Vegas. For a full list of branch locations, or to fill out the online form, visit NVEnergy.com. Once service has been set up, bills can be paid online, via mail or in person.

Single-family residences can expect their average electric bill to be around $135.00 per month.

NV Energy offers residential customers an Equal Payment option, in which the resident’s average yearly bill is split into 12 equal payments. The plan’s mission is to provide relief for customers unhappy with the fluctuation between residents’ summer and winter bills.

Water and sewer services

After purchasing a new home in Las Vegas, the county will be automatically notified and home owners will receive their first sewer bill in the mail. Single-family residences can expect to pay a base rate of $221.58 per year or $55.40 per quarter. At a base rate of $243.74 per year, or $60.94 per quarter, residences with pools are slightly higher than non-pool residences. Sewer service bills can be paid online at LasVegasNevada.gov

For Las Vegas residents living in unincorporated Clark County, the Clark County Water Reclamation District handles all wastewater and sewer treatment. The annual sewer charge for a residency in unincorporated Clark County is $194.96. CCWRD bills can be paid online at CleanWaterTeam.com, or in person at their office at 5857 East Flamingo Road.

New Las Vegas residents can set up their water service with the Las Vegas Valley Water District by calling 870-4194 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days. An online form to begin service is not currently available. For same-day service, the LVVWD suggests calling before 3:30 p.m. A $15 fee applies for all same-day service requests. A minimum $100 deposit, due at the time of service request, is required for residential properties.

Individuals relocating to North Las Vegas must set up and pay their waste and sewer bills through the City of North Las Vegas Utilities Business Service. An e-mail form for answering questions and setting up service is available at CityOfNorthLasvegas.com. Individuals may also visit one of the two Utilities Business Services Division’s offices from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Both offices are located in North Las Vegas, one at 2829 Fort Sumter and one at 2200 Civic Center Drive.

Henderson residents can contact the City of Henderson’s Customer Care Center at (702) 267-5900 to sign up for their water and sewer services. New residents can download forms to apply for service and set up direct payment at CityOfHenderson.com. The City of Henderson’s Utilities Service office is located on 240 Water Street.

Watering rules

According to the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the Colorado River system, which supplies Clark County with nearly 90 percent of its water, is facing the biggest drought on record. As a result, Lake Mead’s water level has dropped approximately 100 feet since January 2000. In response, the SNWA issued mandatory watering restrictions for all customers.

Each residence is assigned a group with specific watering days. Individuals can find their watering group by visiting SNWA.com. During the spring and fall seasons, each group is assigned three different days on which they can water their yards three times a day for four minutes, with an hour separating each watering session. This ‘cycle and soak’ method applies to standard sprinklers, as well as drip irrigation systems. During winter, groups are assigned only one watering day. In summer, groups can water any day of the week.

For all groups, sprinkler watering is prohibited between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. from May 1 to Oct. 1. During the summer months, sprinkler watering is optional for all groups on Sunday. However, from Sept. 1 through April 30, sprinkler watering is prohibited on Sundays. Some exemptions are made, including hand-watering, supervised testing of sprinkler systems, watering new or reseeded landscapes for 30 days. Customers are urged to call their individual SNWA water provider to check for area-specific exemptions.

Households found watering on unassigned days will be informed and given time to correct the problem. If water waste continues, the individual SNWA agency providing water to the household may charge a water waste fee to the customer’s bill or issue a citation requiring a court appearance.


Republic Services is responsible for the refuse collection, disposal and recycling for more than 420,000 single-family residences in Southern Nevada. New residents may fill out a new service request form at . At the time of sign-up, residents may opt to rent a 96 gallon trashcan from Republic Services or use their own waste receptacles. Republic Services picks up trash twice a week.

While Republic Services does not yet offer payment via phone or Internet, residents can sign up for their auto-pay program by calling customer service at 735-5151 or e-mailing [email protected]. Residents may also pay via mail or in person at Republic Service’s 770 E. Sahara Avenue office.