Posted in About The Market, Check out the tour!, Price Reduction

This great home on 916 Camel Crossings, Alexandria, just received a price reduction! Read all about the improvements.

Adorable, Freshly Updated, 4-Bedroom/2 Full Bath Home Is Move-In Ready. Click here to see the tour!
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Reduced to $135,000*Modern Features Include New Cabinets,New Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, New Tile Flooring, Tile/Glass Backsplash, New Carpet, New Light Fixtures, New Hardware, New Doors And Much More*Convenient 2nd Floor Laundry Room*Full Bathrooms On Each Floor Offer New Toilets And New Vanities*Living Room Offers A Granite Bar And New Light Fixture*
Check out the improvements:
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Contact The Vories Team for your own private viewing at 1-833-VORIES1 or shop for homes at http://www.thevoriesteam.com. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Posted in About The Market, Tips and Advice

Transformation Tuesday! It’s amazing what a few changes can make.

Ready to sell your house? Here are a few staging tips to get your home prepared for the market. When listing a home that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, you want to make sure it’s presented in the best light. You wouldn’t buy a $50,000 dollar car if it was filled from top to bottom in someone’s personal content and trash. This is the same mindset you need to carry into selling your home that will be worth well over a $100,000. It just takes a little bit of elbow grease and a few dollars.

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1. SAY BYE TO CLUTTER

The best thing you can do for your home for sale is to get rid of all of your clutter! Make a rule for your home that for every new piece that comes in, one must go. One of the biggest factors to a cluttered home is too much furniture. Generally, in a professional staging, half the home owner’s furniture is removed to make the house look much bigger. Look around your house and see what you can pack away. It’ll be worth the investment to get a storage unit for a couple of months to store away a lot of your furnishings and goods.

2. FURNITURE GROUPINGS

It’s largely misconceived that furniture pushed directly up against walls make a room look bigger, but this is far from true. Instead, you’ll want to float your furniture in reach room and away from the walls. Position your sofas and chairs into cozy conversational groupings. Be sure the furnishings are placed to make the traffic flow in a room obvious. This will make the room more user-friendly and will make it look larger.

3. TRANSFORM ROOMS

If you have a room that has only served to collect boxes or other junk, it’s important to purpose the room to something that is functional. You can make it into an extra bedroom, a small cozy nook/reading room, etc. If it’s in the basement, hid the boxes and turn it into a gaming room or family area.

4. HOME LIGHTING

Great lighting is the trick to making a staged home look warm and welcome. Most homes are improperly lit, which makes rooms look dark and dreary. There is a quick fix to this issue. Increase the wattage in your fixtures and lamps, aiming for about 100 watts per 50 square feet. Add three different types of lighting to each room: ambient (general overhead), task (under cabinets or pendants), and accent lighting (table lamps and wall accents).

5. GO NEUTRAL

The simple trick to toning down dated finishing in any space is a little bit of fresh paint. You don’t want to go stark white, but look into neutral grey and beige colors. Beige colors can also consist of warm honey like colors, soft blues and greens, and a variety of undertones that add a little life to a general neutral color. If you do want to use bold colors, be sure to only keep it on accent walls to help enhance structural features.

6. MAKE IT LOOK BIGGER

If you want to make a room bigger than it is, paint the room the same color as an adjacent room. For small kitchens and dining rooms, a seamless look will make the space feel like one, open it up, and make it seem much larger. Using drapes that match the wall colors can also add an emphasis to the room’s size.

7. USE YOUR GARDEN

Staged homes have an emphasis in fresh flowers and pricey floral arrangements. If you don’t have the money to go all out on florals, you can get this same effect by raiding your garden space. You can DIY beautiful pieces with fern fronds, magnolia clippings, and more. Use the spring and summer months to find cheerful flowers and use them in your arrangements.

8. GET A FACELIFT

So you can’t afford new cabinets?¬†Then you can just get new doors and drawer fronts. Then paint everything to match and add new hardware to them. Instead of replacing the entire dishwasher, you may be able to get a new front panel, go for stainless steel if you can pull it off. Check with the manufacturer to see if replacements are available for your model.

9.MAKE NECESSARY REPAIRS

Unfinished home projects can really scare off potential home buyers, so you’ll want to be sure to make required repairs. Missing floorboards and large cracks in the sidewalk on the way to your door tend to be a red flag. Holes in walls and scratched up door frames can really look unattractive. These repairs cost you less to fix than buyers might deduct from the asking price.

10. CLEAN YOUR HOME

Aside from de-cluttering, the most important step to staging your home is to clean it. A dirty house is a quick turn-off for potential buyers. Most homes, especially with children and pets, and smokers, have a smell that may go undetected to home owners, but are quickly picked up by strangers. Be sure to have your home professionally cleaned prior to staging to appeal to all buyers that your home is nice and fresh.

Sometimes paint is the cheapest update and delivers the biggest results:

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Contact The Vories Team for a staging consult before listing your home at 1-833-VORIES1. Visit us at http://www.thevoriesteam.com to shop for homes. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Posted in About The Market, Check out the tour!

This home on 101 Grace St. in Glencoe is much bigger than it looks from the outside!

Adorable, Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Ranch Home Located On A .5 Acre Flat Lot. Click here for a tour!
*Freshly Painted And New Doors, Flooring, Framing And Wiring Throughout*Spacious Master Suite Featuring A Large Closet, Ceiling Fan, And Stunning Tiled Bathroom*New Carpet In 2nd/3rd Bedrooms As Well As 2nd Full Modern Bathroom*Open Kitchen Area Offers New Appliances And Wood Cabinetry*New HVAC And Water Heater*
Contact The Vories Team to see this beauty at 1-833-VORIES1  or shop from homes at http://www.thevoriesteam.com. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Posted in About The Market, Check out the tour!

Imagine decorating this home for the holiday’s on 5656 Petersburg Rd, Petersburg!

Tucked Back Into Mature Trees, You Will Find This 7 Bedroom Custom Built Brick House. Click here to see more!
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Offered at $324,900*6 Plus Acres Of Pure Privacy In Petersburg Is Waiting For You To Call It Home* So Much To Offer In This Lovely Home*Some Personal Touches and A Bit Of Updating Will Bring This Stunning Property Back To Life* Huge Loft To Entertain That Also Walks Up To An Attic That Can Be Finished Off For An Additional 500+ Sq Ft.
Contact The Vories Team to see it for yourself at 1-833-VORIES1 or shop for homes at http://www.thevoriesteam.com. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Posted in About The Market, Check out the tour!

Get in this great home on 7049 Kohls Rd, Melbourne before the holiday’s!

Turn This 4 Bedroom/2 Bathroom, Ranch House Into Your Dream Country Home With A Few Updates. Click here to see more!
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Offered at $199,900*Offering A Spacious Kitchen, Vinyl Windows Throughout and A Patio With A Beautiful View Of More Than 2 Acres Of Land, The Possibilities Are Endless*Conveniently Located Near A Variety Restaurants And Shopping Opportunities*New (2 Years) Heating And Central Air Units*Vinyl Siding Was Added 10 Years Ago*
Contact The Vories Team to see this beauty at 1-833-VORIES1 or shop for homes at http://www.thevoriesteam.com. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Posted in About The Market, Check out the tour!, Drone Video, Price Reduction

Huge price reduction at this stunning home on 10 acres, located at 1177 Bellows Mill Rd, Harrodsburg. Be sure and bring your horses!!!

Offering 10 Acres Of Endless Possibilities For Equestrians, Animal Lovers And Outdoor Enthusiasts. Check out the drone video here!

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Reduced to $599,000*This Gorgeous, One Owner, Custom Built, 2-Story Home Featuring A Magnificent Entrance w/Turned Hardwood Staircase, Sizable Windows*1st Floor Offers A Generous Amount Of Stone Detailing And Crown Molding w/Balcony Overlooking An Elegant Foyer*Large Master Suite Highlighted By A Large Walk-In Closet, Fireplace And Covered Porch*Numerous Storage Areas Including A Generous Walk-In Attic*7 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, Formal Dining Room and Spacious Great Room*Offers 4 Accommodating Garage Spaces*Conveniently Located Only 40 Minutes To Lexington and 30 Minutes To Bluegrass Airport. Check out the inside of this beauty!

Contact The Vories Team to see it for yourself at 1-833-VORIES1 or shop for more homes at http://www.thevoriesteam.com. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.


Posted in About The Market, Check out the tour!, Open Houses

Open house Saturday from 11-12:30 at our newest listing on 365 Barley Circle, Crittenden.

This Charming, Well-Maintained, 3-Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom Ranch Home Offers An Open Floor Plan And Convenient Location (Only Minutes From I-75). Click her for the tour!
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Offered at $122,000*Fresh Paint, New Flooring And New Carpet Throughout*Open, Eat-In Kitchen Features A Double Door Walk-Out Leading To A Spacious, Flat, Fenced Backyard, Perfect For Entertaining Family And Friends*
Contact The Vories Team for a private viewing at 1-833-VORIES1 or shop for homes at http://www.thevoriesteam.com. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.
Posted in About The Market, Check out the tour!, Open Houses

Stop by this open house at 6457 Elsinor Ct, Burlington on Sunday from 1-2:30!

Spacious 3-Bedroom, 2.5-Bath, 2 Story Home Offers An Open Floor Plan Showcasing A Bonus Loft And Large, Finished, Walkout Basement. Click here to see more!
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Offered at $229,900*Freshly Painted, New Carpet, Updated Hardware, and Modern Black Stainless Appliances*Private Cul-De-Sac Location, With Convenient Nearby Access To I-275*Master Suite Features Garden Tub, Shower, Double Vanity And Walk-In Closet*
Contact The Vories Team at 1-833-VORIES1 to visit this beauty or to shop for homes, stop by http://www.thevoriesteam.com. Keller Williams Realty Services. Equal Housing Opportunity.