Is it time? You and your family are in the market for a new home. What exactly is that going to look like? There are certain questions you can ask yourself to know what that home should be and what your priorities are.
A good place to begin the process is in the bedroom area. Everyone usually wants their own bedroom and bathroom if possible? However, if you have many overnight visitors in your home you might want to consider a guest room or maybe an office that can convert easily into a bedroom with the concept of a Murphy bed. If you haven't seen one, it is easy to explain. Basically it is a bed and frame that is build to fold up against the wall looking almost like a cabinet without drawers. It is a really convenient concept and they are usually very comfortable.
The age of your children can be a deciding factor. If you have older teenagers, they may be going to college soon and you might consider not having as many bedrooms. Remembering of course that college age children tend to move out and will usually need to move back in at some point, even if it just for weekend visits.
Storage is a big consideration. Walk-in closets are great but extra storage is always a must. You need to survey what you are lacking in storage space in your present home. Do you need extra space for sporting equipment, outdoor furniture or car accessories? You can NEVER have to much storage.
Outdoor spaces where everyone can gather is equally important. Where does your family spend most of their time? Are you an outdoor family with lots of entertaining? Do you like the outdoors and do you need a large patio and/or screened-in porch or maybe a pool? Considering all of these points now will save you much time before the hunt begins.
Make a list of needs and wants
Helping with all of these areas is exactly what I love to do. So let's sit down and have a plan for finding your new home.
..."You've got a Friend in Real Estate"
Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265
Brentview Realty 615.373.2814
Posted on 01/16/2018 12:23 PM by Jarod Tanksley
As we roll into 2018, I can't help but reflect on what an amazing year it has been in so many ways. I feel blessed. And a lot of those happy memories revolve around family, friends, and the wonderful clients who trusted me to take care of their real estate needs.
I am truly thankful to say that I was able to be a part of more than 30 transactions in the Middle Tennessee area, and each one was a memorable experience as I had the privilege of helping people sell their homes, buy their dream homes, and handle the difficult details of estate sales after the death of loved ones. I was even able to refer a couple of commercial deals. My referral services helped connect many buyers and sellers to homes that would be hard to find otherwise. Connecting sellers and buyers is my favorite part of the job and it is a win-win for everyone!
With more than 18 years of negotiating skills under my belt, there was no problem we couldn't handle together this year as we navigated contracts, inspections, and everything in between.
As I look forward to another great year in 2018, I hope you will trust me to help you with your real estate needs and refer me to your friends! Your referrals are the best gift and compliment you can give me!
Happy New Year!!....and remember...
..."You've Got a Friend in Real Estate"
Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265
Brentview Realty 615.373.2814
Photo credit: Freedigitalphotos.net by Krishna Arts
Posted on 01/12/2018 1:38 PM by Jarod
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