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Welcome to Nashville, we’re here to stay…

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016

Click here: Welcome to Nashville to see a hilarious tongue-in-cheek video about the worsening traffic due (seems to get worse by the hour) to the transplants we’ve acquired and how natives are becoming extinct.  Highlighting some of the Middle Tennessee neighborhoods and the local restaurants.

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Market Snapshot for Real Estate in Williamson County TN

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015

Market Snapshot for Real Estate in Williamson County TN

The Williamson County Association of Realtors just released the property sales statistics for February 2015 and here are some highlights for real estate in Williamson county TN. The median sales price for single-family homes in Williamson County from February 2014 to February 2015 has increased 6.2%. The median price for condos in Williamson County were up 31% over February 2014. The median price of land closings in Williamson County increased 81% in February 2015 ($266,404 ) over 2014 ($188,000). Williamson County sales statistics for January 2015 and February 2015 can be viewed on the WCAR website by clicking the links below: February 2015 Williamson County Sales Statistics January 2015 Williamson County Sales Statistics This is a GREAT time to list your single-family home, condo or land.  I will be happy to help you with your property’s valuation in the current market.  To begin, you can reach me by calling (615) 500-9018 or email me at BurgessDeb@gmail.com or click here for FREE home...

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Staging Your Home and Curb Appeal 2.0

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015

This blog is more in depth about staging and curb appeal. Also, time and budget is not in mind! You can refer to my budget and time friendly blog “Tips for a Curb Appealing Home” (http://debraburgessrealty.com/10-tips-curb-appealing-home/) In this blog, I will be talking about painting, decorating, fireplaces and more! I know this is a bit long, hopefully you will find a topic that applies to your home. PAINTING To give your kitchen a crisp, clean look; you want to replace your cabinet doors and drawers. Then paint everything to match and add hardware. If you do not want to buy a new dishwasher, I suggest checking with your manufacturer to see if you can get a new front panel for your model. There is an alternative, laminate paper can be used to re-cover the existing panel. Bathrooms are a huge part in selling a house. A low-cost alternative to replacing the tile is to use paint. You need to buy a high-adhesion primer and a ceramic epoxy covering. DO NOT forget to clean your tile before applying any chemical! After you have cleaned the floor, coat the tiles with the primer. Next, brush on the covering. This alternative is a fraction of the cost of new tiles. You will have an up-to-date bathroom that will bring in the big money. DECORATING Always remember, if you have the right mix/variety of accessories can make a room more inviting. Odd number accessories are eye-pleasing, especially the number three. For example, placing three vases in a triangle rather than a straight row. Make sure you keep the scale in mind, in a group of accessories you want various height and width. Keep the tallest in the back and the smaller ones up front. For a dramatic look, consider grouping accessories by color, shape, texture and design. SMALL TO BIG To make a small room look bigger, paint the small room the same color as the adjacent room. If you have two small rooms, you want a seamless look which will make both rooms feel like a big space. Another trick, if you want the illusion of more space, paint the walls the same color as your drapery. If you have a lot of  windows, bring nature into the room by painting the walls a soft green. FIREPLACE If you have an overpowering fireplace, here are a few ways to tone down the brick. Again, using a...

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Prepping Your Home for Sale

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015

4 Tips for Prepping Your Home for Sale De-Personalize Limit your personal pictures and family heirlooms. Don’t distract buyers with personal artifacts. You want the buyer imagine their items in the house and to be able to say, “I can see myself living here.” Organize Cabinets, Closets and Drawers Make sure you have Tupperware bowls neatly stacked in cabinets. The buyer will be opening cabinets and you don’t want your plastic ware falling out. Clean up the spices! Neatly store all of your spices on a rack or on a shelf you can insert in the cabinet. Cleaning your refrigerator, stove and dishwasher is a must, especially if you are leaving the appliances. Closets, make sure everything is hung and shoes are lined up. Stack boxes neatly. De-clutter your junk drawer. Buyers want to know everything about the storage spaces. Make Minor Repairs Make small repairs around the house: Touch up paint Replace cracked tiles Patch holes in the walls Change burned-out light bulbs Make sure all knobs and handles are on cabinets and doors Fix any kind of leaky faucets Repair doors/door knobs that do not work properly Tone down the colors (You may love your kid’s hot pink room, but neutral colors will appeal to a larger amount of people.) Rearrange furniture to make the room look bigger Here is one of my blogs about selecting paints to help sell your house. http://debraburgessrealty.com/interior-paint-colors-that-help-sell-your-home/ Deep Clean Windows Showers, sinks and toilets Vacuum Daily Dust EVERYTHING including ceiling fans Eliminate bad odors. Take out trash and keep littler boxes extremely clean. Keep counters clean and clutter free Replace worn out rugs Check Curb Appeal Follow the 20 second rule. You want your buyer to love your house within 20 seconds. You can do so by making sure your exterior is in tip top shape. I have a two helpful blogs on my website. Curb Appealing Home – http://debraburgessrealty.com/10-tips-curb-appealing-home/ Staging Your House – http://debraburgessrealty.com/getting-ready-for-open-house/   Source Sited: Debra Burgess Realty Blogs http://lifehacker.com/the-easiest-cheapest-ways-to-prep-your-home-for-a-quic-1602951130...

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Tips for a Curb Appealing Home

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015

These are a few tips to make your home look updated and crisp! Dress up your mailbox  Plant eye-popping flowers around your mailbox. I would suggest a flower or plant that can be in the sun for several hours such as: Purple Coneflower, Blanket Flower, Daylily, Asters, Shasta Daisy and Coreposis.     Pictures from: pinterest.com                            plantguide.lowes.com Pick a fun color to paint your door. Changing the color of your door will give your porch an enthusiastic new look. This project is ideal for a budget and takes a few hours to accomplish. For instance, painting a white door (balance, neutral, calm) to a shade of blue (trust, dependable, strength) adds fun and a BIG pop of color in an unexpected way. You can find your color match at the following website: blog.builddirect.com Update windows and shutters. Repainting your shutters using the same paint as you used on your door. This is another great money saving project and is done in one afternoon! Replacing windows can be costly but yet effective. In the long run, they will make your home more energy efficient. Picture from: pinterest.com Stain a cement walkway. Staining your concrete makes your yard look polished. This task is somewhat time consuming. First, you must prep the area by removing all furniture, plants and other items. Scrap and sweep all trash off concrete. After cleaning, allow to dry for 24 hours. Apply the stain of your choice. It is better to do this on a cloudy day. If you choose to do this on a sunny day, the stain will dry fast and you will not have time to blend your strokes. More instructions should be on the can of stain. Stain should be dry to the touch in four hours. Take care of the stain by lifting objects instead of scooting across the concrete. (Stain will scratch off) Lastly, replace all your furniture and plants! Picture from: concretemiracles.com   Make the front door your focal point. Draw people to your front door by boardering your walkway with flower and bushes. Solar lights are another great way to save energy and lead family and guests safely to the door . Use Accessories. There are tons of outdoor accessories. Don’t be afraid to decorate your porch. Putting a wreath on your door adds personalization to...

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