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Glenmore VIA Fundraiser

The gorgeous interior of 3266 Darby Road.

The gorgeous interior of 3266 Darby Road.

Join us on Sunday, June 7 from 12 – 4 for a fundraiser to benefit the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA)!

Open house, silent auction, and mini trade show! Support Autism awareness by bidding on prizes and shopping with local vendors.

Auction prizes include:

  • Glenmore Country Club two month membership package
  • Two rounds of golf at Spring Creek Golf Club
  • Custom Jewelry
  • A night at Rosebrook Inn
  • Gift certificate to Massage Envy
  • And much more!

Hosted by Tracy Mounts and Angie Woodson.

 

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The details:

Sunday, June 7, 2015
12 – 4 p.m.

3266 Darby Road, Keswick

 

Directions: 250 East. Turn right at Glenmore Way. Right at Piper Way. Through the Gate House. First right on Darby Road. Third house in.

For more information, call Tracy at 434-989-5335 or Angie at 434-953-8449.

 

 


Tips for Selling Your Glenmore Home, Part 2

 

Is your home clean, clutter-free, and welcoming? (Photo credit: Google Images)

Is your home clean, clutter-free, and welcoming? (Photo credit: Google Images)

In our last post about selling your Glenmore home, we talked about what you need to do outside. Now it’s time to go inside and do some work there. This is going to be rather involved, but if it means you can sell your home quickly, then the effort is worth it.

First of all, how does your house smell? Is it pleasant or unpleasant? If it’s the latter, open the windows and air things out, as well as take out the trash and recycling. Empty Kitty’s litter box. While your house is on the market, be aware of what you are cooking and avoid anything that smells bad. Pay attention to your pets to see Fido and Fluffy are adding to the atmosphere. Liberally spraying air fresheners around the house is not a good idea, as it could trigger an allergic reaction in a prospective buyer, so deal with any smell issues before your house goes on the market.

Now, starting in the foyer, walk around and start dealing with all the piles of debris that have accumulated. Recycle stacks of magazines and put books back on the shelves. Put shoes and sports gear away. Never, ever leave dirty dishes out. Make the beds.  This will be an ongoing, daily process while your house is on the market.

The next step is to go back through your house and reduce clutter even further. If you have family photos arranged on the piano, consider putting most of all of them away. (You’ll need to pack them for your move anyway, so you might as well get started now.) It’s spring, so box up your winter clothes and gear so that your closets look larger and less full. If your children have 75,426 Legos in their toy room, reduce that number by at least 95% so that the mess is at a minimum. The idea here is to make your house look large and spacious by taking out as much as you can.

Next, is your house clean? We don’t mean quickly wiping down counters clean — we mean sparkling and gleaming clean. This part is hard, but it’s oh so important. There can be no crumbs on the kitchen table or water spots on the bathroom mirrors. The toilets and tubs must look showroom new. The walls and trim need to be free of smudges. No dust bunnies can float out from under dressers or sofas.

Finally, is the house in good repair? Are all the lights working, the appliances running smoothly, the doors open and close without squeaking, and so forth? While some prospective buyers don’t mind taking care of some projects when they move in, most expect near-perfection.

This list is long, but if you prepare properly, your house will show well and should sell quickly.

If you have any questions or need advice, we encourage you to talk with one of our agents to get the information you need.

 

 


Tips for Selling Your Glenmore Home This Spring, Part 1

AA011590If you’re thinking of selling your home in Glenmore this spring or summer, now is the time to start planning.

Because this is an involved topic with much to cover, we’re going to break it down into two posts and focus on each aspect. For Part 1, we will be talking about the exterior of your home. This is important because first impressions are made even before prospective buyers walk through the door.

Go outside and approach your home as if you were a prospective buyer. If you aren’t sure how to do that, we suggest that you visit a Glenmore house that’s already on the market and pay attention to the details that you notice.Then go back to your house and take another look.

Consider the landscaping: Prune the shrubs. Rake out, weed, and mulch the flower beds. Walk around the yard and pick up any sticks or other debris. And once the temperatures are warmer, make sure the grass is freshly cut.

Think about cleanliness and maintenance: Make sure the exterior sparkles. Wash the windows. Power wash the siding, if necessary. Have the paint touched up. Look at the light fixtures to see if they are clean and bug- and cobweb-free, as well as check the lightbulbs to ensure they haven’t burned out. And finally, is your front door fresh and ready to greet new people?

Paying attention to curb appeal will ensure that prospective buyers are impressed before they even walk in the door.

In the next post, we’ll go inside and discuss what you need to do there.


Meet Your Realtor: Kathy Conlon

kathyconlon2Originally from New Jersey, and a graduate of the University of Maryland, veteran agent Kathy Conlon has been in Virginia since 1989 and joined the Real Estate III team in 1991. She has been been working in the Glenmore office for well over a decade, is a three time recipient of the Better Homes and Gardens National “Emerald Elite” Award, and a foreclosure and REO specialist.

 

What is your favorite thing about Glenmore? My favorite thing about Glenmore is all the green grass! Whether its the golf course view or the Equestrian center, the greenery is so scenic. From my desk I can see the 13th fairway.

What is your secret superpower? I can cram more into a day than most people do in five days. I cover a huge area — from Augusta County to Goochland County and everywhere in between — this basically is Central Virginia. I also can easily adapt to anything (type of homes, people, areas, situations, etc.).

What do you like to do for fun? I love to run (ideally on the beach, barefoot) and I love the ocean. I have completed 13 marathons (26.2 miles) and six half marathons (13.1 mi) in Virginia Beach. My favorite quick day getaway is Virginia Beach and long vacation would be in Florida where I have family.

What would your perfect day be like? No phone calls/texts waking me up early in the morning, no e-mails, no Broker Price opinions to do for the banks, no deadlines I have to meet, and I am sitting on a beach somewhere where it is 85 degrees and sunny.

 

To talk with Kathy about buying or selling a home, you can reach her at 434-531-2225 or realtor1va@aol.com.