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Highland AveWelcome to 1045 Highland Ave. If you haven’t noticed, Germantown is THE place to be.  From fantastic bars and restaurants, to bright and airy coffee shops, and lots of great events throughout the year. Highland Avenue is a great street. Like other streets in Germantown, the homes sit on a higher elevation than the street.  At this particular home, you’re greeted by a cozy front porch with plenty of room for a table & chairs.  Inside is charming.  Pine floors in terrific condition.  Bright and spacious kitchen.  Large master bedroom.  Private, fenced backyard with detached two and a half car garage. Have you scheduled your showing yet?

Weichert Sellebration

Today is my first day home from a five day trip to the Bahamas for Weichert Sellebration.  Learned lots of new valuable information and even got to meet our founder, Jim Weichert! Sometimes I wonder why NAR and Weichert choose to have their conventions in beautiful, exciting places when we have to sit in classrooms for hours on end but as it turns out, the equal dose of education and time in the sun was exactly what I needed. We happened to leave Louisville right when it was starting to get cold, for a destination that’s 87 during the day, 79 at night, almost every day.  The combination of saltwater and Vitamin D was a perfect refresher.  The motivation delivered by the speakers at the convention was just what I needed to have me coming home feeling ambitious and ready to get to work this winter.  Most people in the real estate business see the winter as their slow season. I refuse to see it this way.  Winter is a fantastic time to buy and sell.  I understand moving when it’s 32 degrees outside can be a drag, but the perks could outweigh that.

I’m talking to you, sellers.  Less houses for sale in the winter=less competition. Plain and simple.  The other beauty of selling in the winter is that it tends to weed out those just looking at houses “for fun”- so you’re left to deal with only more serious buyers.  According to realtor.com, the December/January months are also a good time to sell because potential buyers may have just received their end-of-year bonuses- which means they may have a bit more money to put down on a home.

My point is, if you are considering waiting til spring to sell simply because you’ve heard it’s a better market in the spring, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a better market for you. If you want to know more about getting a property ready to sell, no matter what time of year, please give me a call. I’m happy to help.

New Highlands listing

1518 Norris Pl

For my very first blog post I want to share a new listing situated right off Eastern Parkway in the Highlands.  1518 Norris Place, just off Eastern Pkwy, has been well maintained by the same owner for decades. This home features gorgeous period style windows, a spacious sun room in front, a bright breakfast room off the back, and a second floor with it’s own kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom.  There’s also an unfinished basement with a large laundry area and off street parking in back! See in the photos the little details that make this home charming- like the built ins separating the great rooms and imagine how you could update it to make it so chic and inviting! A little paint and finishing touches and this home could really be a unique beauty!