Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Must See!! Beautiful Ward Park Home only $280,000!

Back on the market...only $280,000!!!

Newly Remodeled Tudor in Ward Park! Private drive with 2 car attched garage! SO MUCH NEW! New Kitchen with GRANITE, STAINLESS APPLIANCES & dark cabinets. Large open Brkfast Room.

Hardwoods all redone. Elegant Formal Dining Room. Large Living Room w/Fireplace. 1st Floor Office/Den.

Huge Master w/NEW private Bath, double sinks, tub & shower...also double closets. Newly finished basement.

WHAT A GREAT AREA TO CALL HOME! THIS HOUSE IS READY TO MOVE IN! Call or Text Pickett Property Group for an immediate showing or for more information on the area plus other homes for sale from all listing companies. We're bringing positive customer experiences back to Real Estate!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

6 Tips to Selling Your Home During the Winter Months

If your home will be for sale over the winter months, it's important to address those issues that occur more often during this time of year than any other.

  1. Shine on:  This should be happening regardless what time of year it is, but with the shorter and often cloudy days during the winter months, it's even more important.  Turn on every single light in the house, including closets, pantries, and hallways.  Don't forget the outdoor porch and patio lights as well.
  2. Keep it clear:  No one wants to climb over huge snow drifts or drudge through 3 feet of snow to get to the front door.  Shovel your driveway and keep a clear path from the driveway to the front door.
  3. Welcome mat:  Have a mat or an area rug by the front door for visitors to wipe their feet.  Provide disposable slippers and a bench to make it even easier to remove or put on their shoes or boots.
  4. Keep odors at bay:  Homes tend to get stuffier during the winter months, which can be a turn-off to buyers if the odors build up.  Clean more frequently, change the litter box every day, and avoid strong cooking odors.
  5. Look festive:  Enjoy the holiday decorations...many buyers find them welcoming and it can help make the home look cheerful during the winter months.
  6. Keep it comfy:  There's no need to overheat buyers, since most will be walking through with their coats on anyway.  Keep the temperature at 65-68 degrees for showings.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Decor Inspiration: Letter Mural

As a Real Estate Consultant, I get to see a lot of great decorating ideas as I tour with buyers and consult with sellers from one home to the next.  And every once in awhile, I'll see something that stops me dead in my tracks and makes me think, "Fabulous idea...I need to do that!".

Such was the case when I saw this letter mural in a house located by the front door.  Very cleverly, the homeowners took the initials of each family member, collected them in various shapes, sizes, and textures, hung them this way and that and...Voila!  I just love and simplicity and complexity of it.  What do you think?
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