Thursday, 24 May 2018
Enjoy your Holiday weekend with a new look?

Sound impossible?  It clearly isn't.  I am always amazed how make little changes using color and greenery can make such a significant difference in the look of a home.  Apparently there are lots of places to look for ideas.  Magazines are a great source of ideas.   One thing to keep in mind is to have a budget for each room so you don't get carried away.  It can be part of the fun in doing this project.   Let's take this room by room.

It makes sense to start at the beginning with the foyer.  We are usually talking small space with the entryway.   You can use paint or wallpaper to paint just one wall with a coordinating color.  Using the same depth of the other three walls' paint this can liven up the entry way.  Add a tall thin green plant and viola- you have it.

We did say keep within a budget so while painting the kitchen cabinets would be great, let's look at changing the hardware instead.  This makes a great change in the look and is truly not that expensive.   A new mat in front of the sink with a new bouquet of flowers and you have it.

A great trick in making the dining room more inviting, set the table and use a runner down the center of the table as a base for a new and colorful centerpiece.  

We always know changing out throw pillows freshen the living room look.  Using accent colors can help as well.  I often see people rearrange furniture and pull in a piece from another room.  Rearranging the room can give a whole new look and you aren't spending a penny.  

In the bedroom it can be as simple as using a new blanket across the end of the bed.  Adding a piece of art or a wall hanging.  Maybe if the budget allows you can purchase a new comforter.

Last but not least the bathroom.   This room is easy.  Adding new towels and apothecaryjars on the basin with useful items hand soaps, Q-tips, razors or other toiletries. 

Enjoy the Holiday weekend....

..... and always remember..... "You've Got A Friend in Real Estate"

Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

Posted on 05/24/2018 12:08 PM by jarod tanksley
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Things to consider when backing and moving...

Even when a move can be all about great things like a job promotion, moving near old friends and family or moving to an exciting area that you have always dreamed about.  There comes the time when you start to dread all that is involved.  Let's go over some great ideas to help you in your move. 

The less you have to move the less it costs and the easier it is to move.  I suggest having a huge moving sale and what is left you donate.  If you decided to sell it and you don't, it is time to get rid of it, renting a dumpster can be a wonderful thing?  Sometimes you can find a charity that will pick up your merchandise you want to donate (ARC, Goodwill)

We have all had moves where the first day is a madhouse looking for those things we just have to have.  So I heard a great idea to mark the boxes you need the first day as just that "NEED THE FIRST DAY" and tape box with a special color like red, that hopfully gets loaded last?

I think the best idea I have heard though is using a different color of duct tape for kids each room. In other words color code each box for each room.  Another handy item is plastic wrap.  You can wrap silverware right in the organizer plus you can see through it.

A challenge in every move are the breakables.  I have found cardboard boxes that are sectioned are the best way to protect glassware.  You can find at office supply stores or your local liquor store. The liquor store boxes work great because they are usually thinker and are not too bulky.  I like the idea of using trash bags around clothes on hangars.  This does a couple of things.  It protects the clothes and also keeps them together.

A good moving company

Let's get together and talk about your next purchase and how I can help you find your future home.

Posted on 05/23/2018 4:41 PM by jarod tanksley
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Limited Homes in our Market

Even though there are more buyers wanting homes in our market, the home still has to be of value in the mind of the purchaser.  We hear talk everyday about our market being a "Sellers" market.  While that is mostly ​true, mortgage ​interest ​rates are slowly ​increasing. This will limit the amount of buying power for some buyers as rates rise.

In today's hot market, it's even more important to have a professional in your corner.  Your Realtor should assist you in watching the market everyday for new listing that meet your needs. Buyers, it's important to be ready to purchase.

As a Buyer you must be prepared financially to purchase the day you see the house. The first step to buying your first home or your tenth home is great credit. Making sure your credit is ​in ​order is number one on your list.  Sit down and see how financially sound you are and make some adjustments where necessary.  Your budget will determine the price range you will be looking in for a new home.  You can look online for templates to organize your budget.  If you aren't quite there, take​ the time ​to get back on track to a journey that can lead you to your dream home.

Sellers, appropriate pricing is necessary for the buyer to be willing to purchase.   Buyers wanting a home in a particular area won't just purchase any home. Again, the home has to meet the value of the price. ​Appraisals required by lenders will assure that buyers are not paying too much for homes.​ It' is also imporant to make sure your contracts are contingent upon appriasal.

Buyers are sometimes prepared to forego some items in the final contract to get the home they want even when paying top dollar.  Buying a home is an emotional process and you need to be sure you're not buying a house for the wrong reasons.  If it's the right house and checks all the boxes for what you need... you better be prepared to put your best foot forward with the original offer. Don't forget, everything is negotiable even in a Sellers market.


...."You've Got a Friend in Real Estate"


Jarod Tanksley  615.403.8265

Brentview Realty  615.373.2814



Posted on 05/09/2018 7:10 AM by jarod tanksley