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Curb Appeal…..The Front Door

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In my last last article I talked about why curb appeal matters and one of the items discussed was the impact of the front door. Here is an article by Carla Greenbeg published in HouseLogic that has some great tips for the front door.

11 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100
By: Cara Greenberg
Published: November 5, 2012

Wouldn’t it be nice to approach your home’s entrance with a grin instead of a grimace? Take our tips for beating a clear, safe, and stylish path to your front door.
First impressions count — not just for your friends, relatives, and the UPS guy, but for yourself. Whether it’s on an urban stoop or a Victorian front porch, your front door and the area leading up to it should extend a warm welcome to all comers — and needn’t cost a bundle.

Here’s what you can do…

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Drones Giving Real Estate Industry an Aerial Advantage

An exciting look into how we can gain more exposure and a personalized experience.

CBS DC

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — The real estate industry is about to go aerial.

Real estate companies are beginning to use Unmanned Aircraft Systems, better known as drones, to give potential home-buyers bird’s-eye views of properties with a quick fly-by.

“It gives a different view to it than you would get otherwise,” says Bret Brown, a Realtor with McEnearney Associates, which sells homes in Maryland, Virginia and the District.

Brown recently used a drone to capture the aerial view of a property for sale on Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda. Flying over the lot, the drone’s camera shows the large driveway, three-car garage, extensive back yard, and outdoor pool that come with the $3.5 million price tag.

“It just shows the landscaping and how the house is situated on the lot. It gives a totally different perspective,” Brown says.

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May 12, 2014 · 3:16 pm

Home Sellers Series – Your Home has Sold… Now it’s time to Move!

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Your Home is Sold!

You leave the closing and now it’s time to look forward to that new home of yours! But before you get to the closing, there are dozens of things to be done to prep for the move. Here is a good checklist of things to keep in mind that can help you get the job done!

Moving Checklist for Sellers

□ Provide the post office with your forwarding address two to four weeks ahead of the move.

□ Notify your credit card companies, magazine subscriptions, and bank of your change of address.

□ Create a list of friends, relatives, and business colleagues who need to be notified about your move.

□ Arrange to disconnect utilities and have them connected at your new home.

□ Cancel the newspaper, or change the address so it will arrive at your new home.

□ Check insurance coverage for the items…

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