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Stunning Waterfront Property
05/11/2019

Stunning Waterfront Property

I know I “fall in love” with every house I stage...but this one is truly special. It will be completed this weekend ...
05/09/2019

I know I “fall in love” with every house I stage...but this one is truly special. It will be completed this weekend and pictures will follow next week.
The quality of this home is outstanding.
How would you like THIS to be the view you are welcomed home with every day?

Location, Location, Location!!! Open House this Sunday! 2/17/19Stop by and let Tim Thompson take you on a tour of 3747 W...
02/15/2019

Location, Location, Location!!!
Open House this Sunday! 2/17/19
Stop by and let Tim Thompson take you on a tour of
3747 Winding Way Rd, Roanoke, Va 24015

Happy Halloween!
10/30/2018

Happy Halloween!

3357 Kingsbury Cir, Roanoke, VA 24014All brick, no maintenance one level living located in prestigious Southwoods! You h...
10/13/2018

3357 Kingsbury Cir, Roanoke, VA 24014
All brick, no maintenance one level living located in prestigious Southwoods! You have to see this beauty to appreciate all it has to offer...top of the line everything. Wonderful floor plan with 9 ft ceilings, large rooms throughout, gorgeous kitchen boasting cathedral eat-in-kitchen area perfect for family living or entertaining, 2 generous master suites, one with sitting area, master bath with garden tub and huge walk in shower, sun-room, hardwood floors, full finished walk out basement, spacious double garage (right off kitchen for easy access), security system, 2 gas fireplaces and more. Lovingly cared for and ready for you!

At 5300 square feet...that's @ $99 per square foot Unheard of quality at this price.

Call Lesley Hammersley Owen for your personal tour! (540) 989-3311

LOVE the 2019 “color of the year” choice!
09/13/2018

LOVE the 2019 “color of the year” choice!

Saturated with Southwestern inspiration, meet the 2019 Color of the Year. http://bit.ly/2jkAc0r
🎨: Cavern Clay SW 7701

August Home Maintenance Checklist
08/07/2018
August Home Maintenance Checklist

August Home Maintenance Checklist

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07/22/2018

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SPLENDOR AT HUNTING HILLS-TRULY ONE OF A KIND! TREMENDOUS VALUE! Contemporary meets gorgeous traditional in this perfect...
07/21/2018

SPLENDOR AT HUNTING HILLS-TRULY ONE OF A KIND! TREMENDOUS VALUE! Contemporary meets gorgeous traditional in this perfectly situated home showcasing our beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. This beautifully appointed home, in the highly coveted neighborhood of Hunting Hills, has a grand entryway w/ a sweeping staircase which draws you into a layout made for entertaining & serves as a dramatic focal point of the main level. Every detail in this home was carefully selected & quality crafted. The top-of-the-line chef's kitchen is clad with premium finishes and fixtures including custom patina washed cabinets, granite counter-tops & professional-grade appliances; an espresso wet bar/Butler's Pantry connects the dining room. Throughout the home, sprawling sun-drenched entertainment spaces seamlessly flow outside to the gorgeous hardscapes & unique water feature. The frameless glass railings throughout the interior & exterior, of the home accentuate the view while giving an open & sleek illusion that beautifully compliments this serene setting.

5 great suggestions!https://www.beverly-hanks.com/blog/5-summer-staging-tips/5 SUMMER STAGING TIPS THAT WILL AMPLIFY YOU...
06/26/2018

5 great suggestions!
https://www.beverly-hanks.com/blog/5-summer-staging-tips/

5 SUMMER STAGING TIPS THAT WILL AMPLIFY YOUR HOME LISTING
Each season has its own set of advantages and disadvantages when it comes to selling your home. Our current real estate market is hotter than the weather outside. Even so, knowing how to prepare and position your home is important for a quick and beneficial sale.

Here are five of our top summer staging tips for successfully selling your home.

1. Keep it Cool as a Cucumber
No one will want to walk through your home if it’s as hot inside as the temperature outside. Assuming your home does have central air, get it inspected before putting the home on the market. An HVAC breakdown never bodes well during the peak showing season. Keep the thermostat around 70 degrees all the time to cool and dehumidify your home. Now’s not the time to skimp on the energy bills.

Bonus Tip: If your home doesn’t have central air conditioning, consider keeping it off the market until the fall. Even if you have window units, most are loud and aren’t able to do the job when the thermometer is pushing close to 100 degrees. Besides, fall is prime house hunting season in WNC.

2. Keep the Entryway Squeaky Clean
A nice front door makes a great first impression, but keeping one clean takes extra effort during the summer pollen season. Thoroughly clean all of your windows inside and out before putting your home on the market. Then check the windows periodically to ensure they remain crystal clear. If needed, make sure the paint is fresh (not faded) and any chips or scrapes are fixed on trim, railings, and decks. Check caulk around windows and doors, and clear gutters and downspouts of debris.

3. Show that the Grass is Always Greener…
High water costs and summertime water bans can make green grass harder to come by during the scorching summer months. However, keeping your front landscaping looking good maximizes curb appeal. If you have to manage water, skip the backyard. If all the backyards on the street are brown, buyers will know the problem isn’t with your property. Don’t forget to add a fresh-looking potted plant at the front door and keep the front porch and walkway clear of bugs and debris. Your goal should be to make the entrance to your home as welcoming as possible for all potential buyers.

Bonus Tip: If you do have prime garden space, don’t neglect it. Keep your garden under control, weeded, and harvest ready. If you opted not to plant this season, place a few potted plants around the beds to show their potential.

4. Set the Mood with a Refreshing Beverage
Use fresh flowers in as many places throughout the house as you can. Set out a pitcher of tea or lemonade if possible just before buyers arrive. If you’re out of town on vacation, ask your listing agent to help make sure your home looks fresh, cheery, and refreshing. This strategy is also helpful for listing photos. Don’t underestimate the visual power of a nice clear counter with a pitcher of fresh-squeezed lemonade and two chilled glasses.

Bonus Tip: Speaking of setting the scene, don’t forget about any outdoor entertainment areas. If you have an outdoor space, stage it to look like it’s ready for entertaining. Keep your outdoor furniture clean and put cushions on the chairs.

5. Go Away
Even though it’s a lot harder during school vacation, all occupants—including kids—must clear out every time prospective buyers come by. It’s important to give the buyers and their agent free rein of the house. Many home shoppers feel very uncomfortable looking at a home if the seller is present. Uncomfortable prospects rarely become buyers. Find a local spot where you can hang out for an hour or two at a time. Local coffee shops work well, or consider a park or library if the kids are with you!

Thanks again to the Readers' of the "Roanoker Magazine"... your support is greatly appreciated!
06/23/2018

Thanks again to the Readers' of the "Roanoker Magazine"... your support is greatly appreciated!

Hartwell Design, Inc Luxury Home Real Estate Staging
06/23/2018

Hartwell Design, Inc Luxury Home Real Estate Staging

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04/12/2018
4 Colors That Decrease The Value Of Your Home

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We all have our own preference when it comes to colors, but according to some research, the paint colors we choose can directly impact the value of our homes. Zillow analyzed 50,000 homes across the country to find that color decisions within a home can affect the final sale price of the home by ove...

~HOLIDAY DECORATING~ Are you ready for holiday or Christmas Decor? Just don't seem to have the time, energy...or creativ...
11/09/2017

~HOLIDAY DECORATING~
Are you ready for holiday or Christmas Decor? Just don't seem to have the time, energy...or creativity this year?
Hartwell Design, Inc Luxury Home Real Estate Staging can help! We are scheduling now for holiday decorating. Laurie Hartwell and Kristi Meador Doolan can get you on our books soon!
Your tree OR our tree, your ornaments and decor, or ours.
Your choice!
Tell us what your style and color scheme is and we'll come up with a package. Tell us what size tree you have, how much you want to decorate (mantles,entryways,wreaths,outdoors etc) and we'll come up with a price!
PM with details on pricing and for decor color palette options!

10/23/2017

Pedestal sinks are a big hit with buyers!
- They show off square footage in small bathrooms beautifully. First, your old vanity has to go. Next, just hook up your new sink, and your bathroom will have dramatic appeal that brings in big bucks. Plus, buyers will see how much floor space your bathroom has.

10/23/2017

Avoid dated tile by painting!
- Bathrooms sell houses, but dated tile in a bathroom doesn't.
A low-cost alternative to replacing the tile is to use paint. First coat the tiles with a high-adhesion primer. Next, brush on a special ceramic epoxy covering. For a fraction of the cost of new tile, you will have an up-to-date bathroom that brings in big bucks.

02/24/2017
Staging Studio

2017 Trends... I'm liking 90% of them! #BlackStainlessAppliances

Come take a peek at the #latesttrends showing up in the #designworld. Some of these have been around a while, but are morphing and developing. Others are fresh and surprising. Here is your quick guide to what is hot and what is not. #lovemyjob #designtrends

Moving to a new warehouse! Liquidation!!!
03/04/2016

Moving to a new warehouse! Liquidation!!!

HIGHLY DESIRED GATED COMMUNITY
01/11/2016
HIGHLY DESIRED GATED COMMUNITY

HIGHLY DESIRED GATED COMMUNITY

French inspired manor combines rustic with refined. Sophisticated yet comfortable in highly desired R

Warehouse Liquidation of Furnishings used in Real Estate Stagings... most brand new in Carton!
10/08/2015

Warehouse Liquidation of Furnishings used in Real Estate Stagings... most brand new in Carton!

Freshome
07/18/2015

Freshome

Beautiful way to showcase a doorway/frame a plain wall area!

I only agree with 1 (pool) maybe 2 (extra garage) of these... the other's, I contend, are still improvements!
07/11/2015
These 5 Home Improvements Make It Harder to Sell Your Home

I only agree with 1 (pool) maybe 2 (extra garage) of these... the other's, I contend, are still improvements!

You may think you're adding value to your home by making upgrades, but our friends at Angie's List compiled a list of 5 surprising home improvements that may make selling your home harder, not easi...

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