Home flaws, no matter how small you may think they are, will make it harder to sell your home. Most homebuyers understand that a home won’t be flawless, especially an older home, but they also don’t expect to pay thousands of dollars to make repairs without some sort of discount on the home’s price.

Sometimes, as a long-term owner of the home, you may start to ignore the slow draining faucet or creaking floor boards.

But others may not be able to ignore these small issues.

When selling your home, you’ll want to make the following repairs to boost your home’s selling value and make a sale faster.

1. Ripped Window Screens

A rather small repair that can make a big difference, a ripped window screen will happen naturally over time. These screens are difficult to replace, and many buyers will not budge and won’t repair the screen.

Buyers will often ask for credit so that they can have the repairs made.

Some buyers will back away from a purchase if the homeowner refuses to make the repair. Sometimes, a repair can be $5 for a screen that can be repaired, or it can be $100+ to have a professional replace the entire screen.

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If you’re thinking about writing a novel but aren’t sure where to start, you aren’t alone. Every writer, even Ernest Hemingway and J.K. Rowling, had times when they felt like they just couldn’t write. But the fact is, writing a novel is all about getting into the right mindset. Like any form of creation, you need to commit to writing your novel and coming up with the right strategies to inspire yourself even on the hardest of days. And even though it may sound crazy, one of the best ways to force yourself to get that novel written is by making your writing time last only one month. That way, instead of dragging out the process, you can get it all done in a short amount of time.

It’s not an easy task, but by using the right strategies, you can get your novel written in thirty days. Once that’s happened, you can take a step back and edit all the material you’ve written. Here’s how to get started!

Get prepared and inspired beforehand

Before you even start working on your novel, you need to prepare. Because the minute you start writing every day, you won’t have much time to do any additional research or character development. The six months prior to writing, re-read your favorite authors and read new books related to your novel. It’s not a bad idea either to check out related films. For example, if you’re writing a novel about musicians, check out movies like A Star Is Born and Almost Famous.

Additionally, do your character research, and think about the important milestones in your book. J.K. Rowling, whose net worth was $650 million back in 2017, planned out the entire plot to the Harry Potter series before even putting her pen down to paper. So a little prep goes a long way! It’s important, in the same way that influencers use tools like SocialGoneViral to get followers.

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When it comes to being a creative writer, there are lots of challenges you face. Whether you’re writing fiction, memoir, or poetry, the muses aren’t always enough when it comes to being productive. Starting a new project can be exciting, and that’s when the energy to create hits, but sometimes there are lulls. That’s why it’s so important to use the right productivity strategies. Once you’ve committed yourself to writing, you need to find a way to call the muses at any hour, not only when you’re burning the midnight oil.

Luckily, there are some great productivity tips you can follow to successfully write creative pieces. To learn more about these strategies, read on.

1. Get off of social media

One of the biggest downfalls when it comes to productivity, from writers to business leaders, is social media. It’s incredibly distracting, in part because platforms like Facebook have been explicitly designed to be addictive. Just think about it: Americans spend 11 hours a day consuming media, and a large portion of this is on their phones. And while it’s great to be active on social media, using tools like SocialGoneViral to make connections in the writing industry, it may not be the best idea to have your phone out while you’re writing new material. So put it away, and use site blockers if you’re working on a platform like Google Docs.

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When it comes to running a band successfully, there’s a lot that goes into it. Whether you’re focusing on getting the gigs you want, landing a record deal, or making some money from selling merchandise, there are many aspects to running a band successfully. And one of the most important aspects is social media marketing. The fact is, in today’s modern world, it isn’t just about sounding good anymore (even though that’s still a huge deal, of course). It’s about making your mark online and mastering your social media presence. And that’s why your band’s Instagram account has to be as good as it can be.

It’s not just about posting pictures from gigs or using the right hashtags. That’s a start, but if you’re serious about improving your band’s social media presence, here’s how.

1. Switch to an Instagram for Business account

One of the best things anyone serious about improving their social media presence can do is to switch from an ordinary Instagram account to one for Business. You’ll automatically get more views, as well as connect your Instagram to Facebook (which can be especially useful when you’ve got gig dates coming up). Additionally, you can add information such as your website, phone number, and email. There’s also the added plus that you can get free info about your most successful posts and follower statistics with Instagram’s free Insights feature.

Considering that over 60 percent of Instagram users log in daily, making it the second most engaged network (Facebook being first).

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