Shelly Smith Blog

Effective Improvements for a Faster Sale You have decided to sell your home, and you are eager to sell it ASAP! Here are the ways to efficiently and effectively improve your home for a speedy sale. You have decided to sell your home, and you are eager to sell it ASAP! You need to move or want those proceeds immediately, but how? Let’s go through the best ways to efficiently and effectively improve your home for a speedy sale. ----First, curbside appeal. This is the first thing every potential buyer sees so ma... read more
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Spring Selling Checklist

Posted by Kailey Hagar on February 08, 2018 in No Category
Here are some great tips to start getting your home ready to sell!   With spring selling season around the corner, it’s time to give your home the boost it needs to meet today’s buyer expectations.  With the early spring selling season kicking off shortly after the new year, it’s time to give your home the boost it needs to meet today’s buyers’ expectations. Take advantage of being inside during the cold winter months with these quick fixes that will help your property stan... read more
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Smart Home Update

Posted by Norman Polsky on January 24, 2018 in No Category
Techs that Detect: A Smarter Way to Keep your Home Safe Consider some of these new smart home security options on display at CES 2018 The following post is a guest contribution from Angel Piontek, Associate Broker and VP of Marketing for Coldwell Banker Elite in Fredericksburg, VA A routine security check happens at every home at the end of each day. Are the doors locked? Was the garage door closed after letting the dog out one last time? Is that alarm set? Peace of mind doesn’t always come cheap but with the... read more
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The Latest in Smart Homes . . . .

From the CES in Las Vegas
Posted by Norman Polsky on January 21, 2018 in No Category
Coldwell Banker Takes the Lead in Smart Homes . . . The Wildest Things I Saw At CES While most of our team went to CES to see what was new in smart home, one brave soul ventured to find the wildest smart home tech The following post is a guest contribution from Matt Case, VP of Learning for Coldwell Banker Real Estate When deciding on what to focus on at CES, I drew the “wildest smart home tech” straw among our home office team. True to my entrepreneurial/short attention span nature, I took a meandering... read more
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Preparing Your Home for a Successful Open House

CREATING the WOW FACTOR
Posted by Norman Polsky on January 03, 2018 in No Category
How To Really Clean Your Home Before Your Open House If you have decided now is the time to sell your house, the first step is to prepare it for the market. Keep in mind, nothing adds to a buyer’s first impression like a clean home. To help bring your home to pristine condition–one worthy of your selling price–cleaning experts at The Maids offer these tips to create a great incentive for buyers. Set aside a weekend to get your home in top “for sale” condition. Put your emotions aside a... read more
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