Tuesday, July 26, 2016

First Impressions Matter

Buyer's typically know the minute they walk into a home whether it will suit them.  So, like a firm handshake, first impressions matter.  I will also say, that a good agent that knows their client well, will also know fairly quickly if a house will appeal to their buyer.  There are a few inexpensive tricks that homeowner's can do to make that first impression meaningful and won't break the bank.
  • Add a wreath to the front door
  • Hang a flag
  • Add a hanging basket or a few potted plants near the front door and a bench or chair if there is space
  • Look at the front of your house as a picture.  What else could you add?  A pair of garden boots, a watering can, a croquet set or perhaps a small sculpture or fountain.  The sound of a fountain can be very soothing.
It's hard to pin down an exact return on investment for landscaping when it comes to selling a house.  I do know that it does create value, depending on the extent of the landscaping, I have seen figures as high as 80% ROI. Not bad for a little curb appeal!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Dollhouse in Sunset Village

WOW! Adjacent to a small, quiet, city park stands a simply darling cape cod in the heart of Sunset Village. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout, woodburning fireplace and an inviting bay window bathes the living room in sunlight. A quaint family room has views of the lush, professionally landscaped gardens and the park beyond. This dollhouse is in a family friendly neighborhood close to busline, coffee shops, restaurants, Hilldale, Glenway Golf Course and Sequoya Commons. Give me a call for your private showing.  Hurry home to Sunset Village!

Monday, July 11, 2016

May 2016 Home Sales

May 2016 home sales on the west side of Madison are in the books!  Scroll down to see if any of the houses in your neighborhood have sold!

It's a seller's market, so if you are thinking of listing your house for sale, now is the time.  Give me a call and let's talk.

Monday, July 4, 2016

HaPpY 4th of July

I hope you have the opportunity today to:

  • Hang a flag
  • Attend a parade
  • Wear Red, White and Blue
  • Light a Sparkler
  • Spend time with your Family
  • See some fireworks
  • Sing the Star Spangled Banner (or hum it if you prefer!)
  • Thank a Veteran
  • Attend a picnic
  • Enjoy the freedoms that allow you to do whatever your please!

HaPpY, hApPy 4th of July!