TIMS FORD LAKE
TOTAL LAKE HOMES FOR SALE - TO DATE: 75
TOTAL LAKE HOMES LISTED DURING MARCH: 13
TOTAL LAKE LOTS FOR SALE - TO DATE: 107
TOTAL LAKE LOTS LISTED DURING FEBRUARY: 7
LAKE HOMES SOLD: 1
LAKE LOTS SOLD: 0
March New Listings
MLS #1250999 1466
Dripping Springs Road Winchester, TN 37398
home newly remodeled. Floating dock on a level Lot. Granite
countertops in the kitchen. This house has big water views,
dock floats year round. Hardwood flooring throughout.
MLS #1252826 0 Rigsby
Ridge Lynchburg, TN 37352
149 ft of shoreline,
year round water, dock permittable.
MLS #1254956 942 Bluff
Drive Winchester, TN 37398
lakefront home in Hopkins Point Subdivision. 3 bedrooms (study
being used as 4th bedroom) 3 baths. 2 covered decks, floating
dock with concrete flooring. Tile floors on the main level.
Wood burning fireplace. Interior & exterior renovated 2007.
MLS #1255255 0 Bell
Memorial Drive Estill Springs, TN 37330
Very nice lakefront
lot, gentle slope to water, can have dock, s/d has private boat
ramp. $65,000 below tax appraisal.
How to Prepare Your House for Sale
Prepping and staging a house. Every
seller wants her home to sell fast and bring top dollar. All you
need to do is some careful planning and knowing how to
professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers
scurrying to their checkbooks. Here is how to prep your house
and turn it into an irresistible and marketable home.
1. Disassociate yourself with your
• Say to yourself, "This is not my home; it is a house - a
product to be sold much like a box of cereal on the grocery
• Make a mental decision to "let go" of your emotions and focus
on the fact that soon this house will no longer be yours.
• Picture yourself handing over the keys and envelopes
containing appliance warranties to the new owners!
• Say goodbye to every room.
• Don't look backwards - look toward the future.
Pack up those personal photographs and family heirlooms. Buyers
can't see past personal artifacts, and you don't want them to be
distracted. You want buyers to imagine their own photos on the
wall, and they can't do that if yours are on there. You don't
want to make any buyer ask, "I wonder what kind of people live
in this home?" You want the buyers to say, "I can see myself
People collect an amazing quantity of junk. Consider this: if
you haven't used it in over a year, you probably don't need it.
• If you don't need it, why not donate it or throw it away?
• Remove all books from bookcases
• Pack up knickknacks
• Clean off everything on kitchen counters
• Put essential items used daily in a small box that can be
stored in a closet when not in use.
• Think of this process as a head-start on the packing you will
eventually need to do anyway.
4. Rearrange Bedroom Closets and
Buyers love to snoop and will open closet and cabinet doors.
Think of the message it sends if items fall out. Now imagine
what a buyer believes about you if they see everything
organized. It says you probably take good care of the rest of
the house as well. This means:
• Alphabetize spice jars
• Neatly stack dishes
• Turn coffee cup handles facing the same way
• Hang shirts together, buttoned and facing the same direction
• Line up shoes
5. Rent a Storage Unit
Almost every home shows better with less furniture. Remove
pieces of furniture that block or hamper paths and walkways and
put them in storage. Since your bookcases are now empty, store
them. Remove extra leaves from your dining room table to make
the room appear larger. Leave just enough furniture in each room
to showcase the room's purpose and plenty of room to move
around. You don't want buyers scratching their heads and saying,
"What is this room used for?"
6. Remove/Replace Favorite Items
If you want to take window coverings, built-in appliances or
fixtures with you, remove them now. If the chandelier in the
dining room once belonged to your great grandmother, take it
down. If a buyer never sees it, she won't want it. Once you tell
a buyer they can't have an item, they will covet it, and it
could blow your deal. Pack those items and replace them, if
7. Make Minor Repairs
• Replace cracked floor or counter tiles
• Patch holes in walls
• Fix leaky faucets
• Fix doors that don't close properly and kitchen drawers that
• Consider painting your walls neutral colors, especially if you
have grown accustomed to purple or pink walls. (Don't give
buyers any reason to remember your home as "the house with the
• Replace burned-out light bulbs
• If you have considered replacing a worn bedspread, do so now.
8. Make the House Sparkle
• Wash windows inside and out
• Rent a pressure washer and spray down sidewalks and exterior
• Clean out cobwebs
• Re-caulk tubs, showers and sinks
• Polish chrome faucets and mirrors
• Clean out refrigerator
• Vacuum daily
• Wax floors
• Dust furniture, ceiling fan blades and light fixtures
• Bleach dingy grout
• Replace worn rugs
• Hang up fresh towels
• Bathroom towels look great fastened with ribbon and bows
• Clean and air out any musty smelling areas. Odors are a no-no.
• Go outside and open your front door. Stand there. Do you want
to go inside? Does the house welcome you?
• Linger in the doorway of every single room and imagine how
your house will look to a buyer
• Examine carefully how furniture is arranged and move pieces
around until it makes sense
• Make sure window coverings hang level
• Tune in to the rooms statement and its emotional pull. Does it
have impact or pizzazz?
• Does it look like nobody lives in this house? You're almost
10. Check Curb Appeal
If a buyer won't get out of their agents car because they don't
like the exterior of
your home, you will never get them inside.
• Keep the sidewalks cleared
• Mow the lawn
• Paint faded window trim
• Plant yellow flowers or group flower pots together. Yellow
evokes a buying emotion. Marigolds are inexpensive
• Trim your bushes
• Make sure visitors can clearly read your house number.
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