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Top 3 things to do to get your home ready for the market!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

When you are getting ready to list your home there are a few things you can do ahead of time.

1. Declutter your home

When a buyer enters your home for a showing, they really want to be able to imagine the home as their own! It helps to be able to do this by not having lots of extras. Here at Nancy Jenkins Real Estate we also take professional photos of your home including a 3D Matterport Tour! This tour picks up on everything! It is best if you are ready, by removing as much as you can from countertops, tiding bookshelves and organizing closets. It is also helpful because when you do move, you will have already gotten rid of unwanted items throughout your home!

2. Check for deferred maintenance

Owning a home is a lot of work and maybe you have owned your home for many many years. While we all try our best to keep up with every bit of maintenance, there is usually a thing or two that falls through the cracks. Before getting ready to list your home, take a walk through and around your home and check for deferred maintenance. Even some little tasks like caulking around your tub can really help your home shine when it comes time for showings.

3. Call the Nancy Jenkins Team!

It’s never too soon to call our team when you are thinking of selling your home! Whether you are ready to put your home on the market today or if you want to learn more about the process and sell in 6 months, we are ready to hear from you! Our team provides unparalleled service in the industry. We will be by your side from start to finish making sure you have the best experience possible. From our extensive marketing campaign, our 3D Matterport tours and our experienced team, we are here to make your home shine!

We hope you found these tips helpful and we hope to hear from you when you are ready! Call us at anytime, 802-846-4888 or find us on our website, NancyJenkins.com

 

Fall In Vermont!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

Fall may seem it is coming to an end as we are seeing temperatures drop, trees almost bare and the sight of winter just around the corner! Winter doesn’t officially start until December 21st but we can all agree that it is feeling more and more like winter by the day. Let’s take a look back on the great start to fall we had here in Vermont!

Whether you hiked one of our high peaks like Mount Mansfield to enjoy the foliage or you just took a stroll through Shelburne Farms to admire the views, we hope you were able to get out and enjoy everything our amazing state has to offer!

Our team was very busy getting out to all of our properties to update our fall photos. You can find all of our listings here, but below is a glimpse into some of the great foliage shots we were able to capture.

The home at 280 Brigham Hill Road in Essex was shining all around with golden leaves and the mountain views were full of an array of colors. Picture yourself sitting on your stone patio here just taking it all in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Fairfax at 270 McNall Rd, the trees, meadows and especially the views were full of light. This home takes full advantage of the Mount Mansfield views. Watch every step of the foliage change right from your home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New construction is happening in Richmond! The brand-new home going up on Swamp Road is the heart of the foliage in this area. Watch the leaves change from every window in your home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

46 Potter Road in Fairfax is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream! A rainbow of color’s surround you. Gorgeous land full of wildlife! A bonus, the separate workshop that is already plumbed ready for endless possibilities!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your backyard is full of color at this Underhill home. Step right out on your back deck to enjoy all our fall season has to offer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is just a short look into the beauty our listings have to offer. Make sure to check out all of them here and take a tour of our 3D Matterport Tours.

Enjoy the last bit of fall and let us know if you want to check out any of these fabulous homes or any other property on the market. We are here for you!

March Newsletter

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

      

Your Market Update
Spring is Officially Here!
 
The sap is running – our Vermont annual rite of spring is here. The clocks have sprung forward and we hope the last snow storm has come and gone. It was a cold start to the year but the last of the snow is melting and the sun is setting later each day.
 
The real estate market for 2018 is off to a good start and picking up steam as we get into the Spring Market. The number of single family homes that closed in Chittenden County during January and February was 114 which is up 12% from last year. The number of properties under deposit in January and February was 163 this year compared to 143 for last year an increase of 20%.
 
There are 238 single family homes for sale as of March 1st compared to last year’s inventory of 355. Condominiums also are strong with 60 closed and 90 under deposit for January and February and yes there are only 112 available as of March 1st. There are fewer properties available and as they come on the market many are going under deposit quickly. Fewer homes on the market is positive for sellers and this trend has been seen throughout the country.
 
The Vermont economy is steady, interest rates remain at affordable levels and prices are seeing modest appreciation. This is the recipe for a healthy real estate market and one that you should take advantage of. If you are thinking of a move this summer now is the time to get your home on the market, call for how we can help make your move this year a reality.
 
Will the Federal Reserve raise rates again? Yes- the Fed has indicated that they will and may raise rates up to three times. This is the time to act if you are in the market now as the combination of lower inventory and higher rates make finding a new property more challenging. There are great choices out there and we are seeing an increase in new construction and that has been going strong.
 

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Featured Listing!
Recently Reduced in Price!
 
South Burlington - $750,000
 
One of a kind townhome located on the 18th green of the Jack Nicklaus Signature 2 Golf Course. An exquisite home in Ironwood at Vermont National Country Club with sunset and Adirondack views. Great room with hardwood floors, architectural details, gas fireplace, and views to the South and West. Glamorous kitchen with custom Tiger Maple cabinetry and upscale appliances. After dining adjourn to the circular three season porch and out onto the privately landscaped grounds, deck, and patio. The first floor bedroom/den with fireplace and tiger maple paneled walls opens on to the rear deck. Second floor master suite is an in home retreat with both sleeping and sitting areas and a cozy gas fireplace. Third Bedroom is up with its own private bath. Lower level family room with media area and modern stone accent wall. State of the art lighting, whole house surround sound. Extensive landscaping with privacy, decorative berm on our oversized corner location
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO FRIENDS WHO SENT US THEIR FRIENDS
Lisa Gaudette, Mike & Sarah Kitchen, Scott Funk & Roger Pinan
CLIENT TESTIMONIAL
“We were first time home owners, working with Lori made the process very easy. Her attention to detail and experience in the realty world was extremely helpful! Highly recommend working with her in the future and would recommend her to family!”
Samantha Weber - January 31st, 2018
 

Are you thinking about moving, Plan ahead!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

If you’re thinking about moving over the next several months call us, we’ll have our professional photographer visit your home and take complimentary exterior photos!

Which home is more appealing to you? Weary winter or sun kissed summer?

Have you home photographed now while the grass is green, trees are flourishing and flowers are still in bloom. Your home will look beautiful to prospective buyers online and especially enticing in the winter and early spring months!

Call Nancy Jenkins Real Estate to schedule our photographer today! 802-846-4888!

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