Real Estate Tips

Is Your Home Ready For The Spring Selling Season?

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Spring is just around the corner and so is Real Estate's busiest time of the year! Have you been thinking about listing your home recently? With peak selling season fast approaching it is important you get a head start on prepping your home for listing. Doing so will boost your chances of a faster sale and help you stand out amongst the competition. 

Curb Appeal

The first thing potential home-buyers are going to see is the outside of your home. Keep walkways and entrances clear and maintain landscaping where applicable. Can buyers read your house number? This is simple but very important! A legible, stylish house number makes a huge difference in locating a home easily. Mailbox looking beat-up? Replace it with a new, more appealing version. Make sure any fencing around your home looks fresh and well taken care of. Does the exterior of your home look dingy? You may need to power wash it or even paint it. How about your roof? It may be time to repair/replace it. Gutters looking gross? Give them a good cleaning/ replacing as necessary. Sometimes something as simple as a fresh coat of paint on the front door and shutters can make a world of difference. Outdoor lighting has an effect too, especially during evening showings. Replace floodlights with softer accent lights to set a more welcoming mood. First impressions are everything, especially to a home-buyer!

Enticing Interior

So you've wowed potential home-buyers with your home's exterior - but what's on the inside counts too! You want buyers to be able to imagine themselves living in the space. First things first, your home should be super clean and smell fresh. If you have carpeting make sure to schedule a cleaning before listing day. Wipe down windows, baseboards, ceiling fans, and any nooks and crannies you typically don't get to in a regular cleaning. Give your walls a fresh coat of neutral paint color and remove personal items (i.e. family photos). You want to set the stage so the buyer can imagine their own belongings in your space. De-cluttering and organizing is essential as well. You want your home to be accessible and appear as spacious as possible. Remove extra furniture, knick-knacks, children's toys, shoes, etc. that may be obstructing space. Clean off kitchen counters and bathroom vanities. Have a small space? Add a mirror to a smaller room to make it appear bigger. It allows the buyer to see themselves in your home, which may entice them even further! Let the sunshine into your home by opening up all the curtains and blinds. A bright home shows much better and allows buyers to really take in your home's features. Add a fresh smelling bouquet of flowers to your entry way to add a nice touch. All the little things add up to paint a bigger picture, and you want buyers to picture your place as their future home.


Bolton & Colchester Open Houses - Sunday 10/15, 1-3PM

This Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 1:00-3:00PM, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting two Open Houses! Join us at 1200 Bay Road in Colchester and 1514 Notch Road in Bolton. Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!

Please schedule an appointment by calling (802) 862-6677 if you would also like to take a look at 1050 Bay Road in Colchester.

We look forward to seeing you there!

1200 Bay Road, Colchester

Ready for occupancy! 3BR/2.5BA colonial home! The flexible floor plan has a nice open feel. Upgraded kitchen includes granite counters & center island. Master suite on the second floor with his & hers walk-in closets & private bath. Back deck for entertaining, or enjoy relaxing on the front porch. Minutes to schools, library, town beaches, parks, and bike path.


MLS# 4622925 / $ 439,900

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1514 Notch Road, Bolton

4BR/2.5BA country colonial nestled on 10.1 acres, gorgeous landscaping surrounds this home! Enjoy the family room w/ Avalon wood stove, upgraded kitchen, breakfast & family room, formal dining w/ bay window, sunny living room, plus master suite w/ private BA. Don't miss the walk-up attic, 2 car garage & full basement.


MLS# 4634357 / $ 429,900

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1050 Bay Road, Colchester - *BY APPOINTMENT ONLY*

New construction! Still time to pick out kitchen cabinets, flooring, lighting, & colors. Open and sunny rooms include master suite w/ full BA, great room, mudroom/laundry room, den overlooking front porch, & finished basement. Quality built & energy efficiency, great fit for today's buyers. Minutes to Lake Champlain, bike path, & schools.


MLS# 4644059 / $ 489,900

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South Burlington Open House - Sunday 10/1, 1-3PM

This Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 1:00-3:00PM, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting an Open House! Join us at 60 Clover Street in South Burlington. Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!

We look forward to seeing you there!

60 Clover Street, South Burlington 

Pristine 3BR/1BA ranch style home on a beautiful landscaped lot. Hardwood floors throughout, efficient & spacious eat-in kitchen, opens to sunny living room, formal dining room, full basement with access from the attached garage, private yard with back deck and patio surrounded by trees & shrubbery. In ideal South Burlington location!


MLS# 4658280 / $ 284,900

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