Your Home Needs Love Too

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This Valentine's Day, why not show your home some love too? Everyone likes to feel appreciated from time to time, including your home. It could be a project as big as giving the entire interior a fresh coat of paint or as simple as replacing the outdated knobs on the kitchen cabinets. Whatever it might be, it will definitely help your home (and you!) feel appreciated. 

Simple Things

You don't have to break the bank to show your home you love it. A simple swap of photos, art, or furniture can help the whole dynamic of a room shift. Maybe add a new rug or take one to a different room. Changing the curtains/ blinds to let more light in can also be helpful. Adding some indoor greenery will help with overall sense of well-being and air quality. You can also up the ante by adding some fresh-cut flowers to each room of your home. Sometimes, though, its not the physical things that make the biggest difference; if you haven't had friends over for some time, why not plan a get-together to fill your home with those you love and laugh with the most?

Bigger Projects

Every once in a while your home needs a little more TLC to bring it back to its former glory. Have a lingering project you've been putting off for a while? Maybe now is the time to tackle it! You may have some small, annoying projects that you've been putting off - for example, realigning doors that aren't latching properly. It could be upgrading the outdated vanity in the master bath, replacing the cracked tile in the kitchen, or putting in a few ceiling fans to help with air circulation. Windows outdated and letting the chill in? If you have the means, replace them! Not only will your home be thankful, so will your wallet in the long run! Whatever the project may be, once completed it could give your home the pizzazz its been yearning for. 


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    Williston, Essex Junction, & Colchester Open Houses - Sunday 2/11, 1-3PM

    This Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 PM, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting 4 Open Houses! Join us in Williston, Essex Junction, and Colchester. Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!

    We look forward to seeing you there!


    346 Zephyr Road, Williston

    Stylish 3BR/3.5BA Finney Crossing end unit with finished basement & attached two car garage. Open floor plan with chef’s kitchen, formal dining room and living room. Private master suite. Amenities include association pool and club house with mountain views. Minutes to Maple Tree Place and I-89.



    MLS# 4672796 / $410,000

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    3 Doon Way, Essex Junction

    Superb 4BR/3BA cape on cul-de-sac in convenient village location. Hardwood floor throughout, kitchen with breakfast bar, opens to formal dining room, living room, first floor office and spacious family room with slider to back deck. 2nd floor in-law apartment with separate entrance. Walk to eateries, schools and 5 Corners!


    MLS# 4672303 / $359,900

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    1050 Bay Road, Colchester

    Move-in ready! Open and sunny rooms include 1st floor master suite w/ full BA, great room, mudroom/laundry room, den overlooking front porch, & large basement with egress windows. Quality built & energy efficiency, great fit for today's buyers. Minutes to Lake Champlain, bike path, & schools.



    MLS# 4644059 / $459,900

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    1200 Bay Road, Colchester

    Ready for occupancy! 3BR/2.5BA colonial home in convenient Colchester location. The flexible floor plan has a nice open feel. Upgraded kitchen includes granite counters & center island, back deck for entertaining, or enjoy relaxing on the front porch. Minutes to schools, library, town beaches, parks, and bike path.



    MLS# 4622925 / $425,000

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    Staging Tips for the Winter Season

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    Trying to sell this winter season?

    Selling during the winter months can pose certain challenges. Inclement weather can keep potential potential buyers at bay. The drab winter background can make it harder for your home to shine like it does on a beautiful summer day. Although the weather can be unpredictable and unpleasant, you can use these tips to help attract buyers to your home even during the grayest of days!

    Keep the Driveway/ Walkways Clear

    Making your home safely accessible is a top priority when the weather is bad. A giant snow drift to climb over or an icy sidewalk to slide on can leave a bad impression on a buyer's mind. Make sure to keep everything safe by shoveling snow as necessary and putting down salt/sand to make sure icy accidents don't happen. It will also help make your home look well maintained.

    Make Your Exterior Inviting

    If you have a porch, make sure it is clear of snow and ice. Keep the space neat and tidy with a heavy-duty welcome mat. Add an umbrella stand if the forecast says rain. Put a coat of fresh paint on your front door. A new, eye-catching color that complements your home's existing exterior can add a nice touch. Pay attention to lighting as well. A warm, inviting porch light during the evening hours is sure to attract more people than a bright, blinding flood light. 

    Tidy Up the Interior and Make it Shine

    Give your home a deep cleaning, top to bottom. This means getting the carpets shampooed, ceiling fixtures dusted, baseboards scrubbed down, etc. Getting rid of extra clutter is also key. Too much clutter is distracting and doesn't show well. Get rid of any extra furniture, clear off kitchen counters and bathroom vanities, and put away any personal items such as photographs or trinkets. Remember, you want the buyer to imagine how their own belongings will fit into the space.

    Set the Mood

    Let the light into your home by opening curtains and blinds in every room. Turn on all the overhead lights, including the closet lights, on especially dark days. Add tasteful touches - a brand new set of white towels and a new white bathrobe can create a spa-like feeling in the washroom. If you have a fireplace, light it before buyers arrive. Place a set of wine glasses and a bottle out on the coffee table to help buyers imagine romantic evenings at home. Play soft music to enhance the feeling of relaxation. Making the buyer feel at home (and helping them imagine what life could be like in your home) is especially crucial to selling during these dreary winter months.



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