To view the newsletter online please click the link below:

Sam Hatfield Realty December2010 Newsletter

 

Please right click here to download all pictures

Sam Hatfield
Owner / Broker
931-580-6207

 

NEWSLETTER OF

SAM HATFIELD REALTY, INC.

4470 Mansford Road
Winchester, TN 37398

 Please right click here to download all pictures
www.samhatfield.com

REAL ESTATE SALES, LAKE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LAKE VACATION RENTALS

December 2010

Happy Holidays from Sam Hatfield Realty


 


To forward this newsletter to a friend please click here

To join our mailing list please click here

To unsubscribe to this newsletter please click this link and send the Email that opens or just reply to this Email with Unsubscribe in the subject

www.samhatfield.com

Featured Home
New Listing
 

 

MLS# 1225482

320 Hillwood Drive

$299,000

Right click to download images Right click to download images

 

Very nice Log home in Estill Springs.  Wooded lot, lakefront with a pier.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, nice screened porch and deck to enjoy the views.

 


TIMS FORD LAKE PROPERTIES INFORMATION

TOTAL LAKE HOMES FOR SALE - TO DATE: 83
TOTAL LAKE HOMES LISTED DURING NOVEMBER: 10

TOTAL LAKE LOTS FOR SALE - TO DATE: 98
TOTAL LAKE LOTS LISTED DURING NOVEMBER: 3

November SALES ACTIVITY:

LAKE HOMES SOLD: 2
LAKE LOTS SOLD: 0


November New Listings


 

 

MLS #1225482 320 Hillwood Drive Estill Springs, TN 37330

Very nice Log home in Estill Springs. Wooded lot, lakefront with a pier. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, nice screened porch and deck to enjoy the views.

 

 

MLS #1226837 551 Old Awalt Drive Tullahoma, TN 37388

Great Weekend cottage, 300 yards from Holiday Marina, hardwood floors, spring-fed creek running in your front yard, house sells furnished.

 

 

MLS #1228781 486 Mason-Everett Road Belvidere, TN 37306

5+ acres with mobile home and 30 X 80 metal shop building. Mobile home has concrete footers. Property is great for hunters, building can be used as a shop, horse barn, storage, etc.

 

 

MLS #1225409 0 Rigsby Ridge Lot 193 Lynchburg, TN 37352

Great lakefront lot on year-round water and is dock permittable.

 

 

MLS # 1231128   128 Holly Tree Drive Estill Springs, TN 37330     

Great lakefront home with dock. Hardwood, tile, stainless appliances, huge deck, 2 fireplaces. Located on a great lot with a great view of Tims Ford Lake.

 

 

MLS #1231111  768 Bluff Drive Winchester, TN 37398

Lakefront home with loads of charm!  Beautiful landscaping, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, concrete steps with stone walls and railing down to dock.  Lake views from everywhere.  Nice deck off of master bedroom.  Marble fireplace, beautifully detailed. A must see!

 

 

 

MLS #1231557  0 Damron Road Lot 62 Estill Springs, TN 37330

 Nice building lot in lakefront S/D, this S/D has the best private boat launch on the lake.

 

 

MLS #1232051 3115 Holders Cove Road Winchester, TN 37398
 

Country living at its best! This custom built 4 bedroom 2.5 bath sits on 5 acres, home has tall ceilings thru out, hardwood floors, detached 3-car garage, huge front yard, and just minutes from Nissan.

 

 


Calendar of Events

 

December 3 – The Night Before Christmas Parade. Gift Bazaar & Photos with Santa at Monterey Station in Cowan

December 3 – 54th Annual Tullahoma Christmas Parade at 7:00pm

December 4 – 46th Annual Cowan Christmas Parade. 1:00pm along Cumberland Street in Cowan

December 11 – Santa Claus is Coming to Town on the square in Winchester

 

 


 

 

Selling Your Home During the Christmas Season

 

Selling your home during the holidays can be a real grind, but could result in a surprisingly quick sale. Here’s an overview of selling during the holidays, the pros and cons and whether it is worth it to you. 

Christmas is not a popular time for house hunting; most people go house hunting in the spring, when the weather is nicer and more people put their houses up for sale. However, those people out hunting during the holiday season usually have a good reason. Serious buyers during the holiday season are more likely to be looking for a house quickly. They may buy your home with minimum of haggling in order to get moved in before the holidays are over. 

However, there are some cons to selling during the Christmas season. Many serious buyers wait until after the holiday season to start house hunting. The customs and vacations attendant upon the holidays means that people will be vacationing, which could mean that your agent will be unavailable for a period of time. Prospective buyers may think that you are eager to sell, and price their offers accordingly. If you are celebrating the holidays at home, you might find that it is convenient to have the house sparkling clean at all times and to have to shoo everyone out of the house at an hour’s notice. 

If you want to try selling during the holiday season, here are a few tips: 

The power of the nose is underestimated by many people. Smell is the first sense we develop and is deeply associated with food and emotion. A clean smell is great, as it does not cause negative reactions from most buyers. However, for Christmas, it may pay off to stage your home so that your buyers can imagine their Christmas happening here. 

When you clean your home and stage it for buyers, try choosing natural-based citrus and pine scented cleaners. These should just leave a hint of their scent behind. If you can bake cookies and cakes, do it the morning before you leave for the house tour; it will give the house a holiday smell. Also, a pot of apple cider that has been heated on the stove lends a delightfully spicy, Christmasy smell. 

Go the extra mile and leave some of those cookies and cider or hot chocolate out for your buyers. They might not remember the moldings, but they will remember the food and drink!

 Decorate conservatively, but do decorate; it blends your house in with your neighbors’ houses and looks homier. Several strands of Christmas lights and a wreath on the door are enough to make your house sparkle. Keep banners and large yard displays packed up this year. Get a smaller tree than you normally would if your living room is small; it will make the space look larger. Keep the kids’ ornaments off the tree when buyers are around and try for a more uniform look this year with classic Christmas ornaments and a light hand on the tinsel. It is recommended that you shut your family’s presents away, but since they look good under the tree, wrap a few fake presents to provide a nice effect. 

Make sure that your sidewalk and pathway to the house are scraped and salted. Nothing turns off a buyer faster than falling on the ice; it is not only a negative connotation regarding the safety of your home, you could also get sued if you knew these people were coming and didn’t bestir yourself to ensure their safety. Trim back any branches and make sure no roof icicles or snow threaten to fall on your buyers’ heads. A nice Christmas-theme welcome mat can minimize snow and dirt from being tracked through the house. 

If you plan on entertaining during the holidays and/or want to have a family dinner at your home, create a schedule for entertaining and make sure that everyone invited to your events knows the right time and date. This will give you a better idea of when you can schedule home showings. Let your agent know ahead of time the times and dates the house will be unavailable for showing. Even better is to plan to have Christmas at someone else’s house. 

With some extra thought to decorating and scheduling, you can certainly pull off house selling on the holidays. However, stop and think whether you really want to – it may be easier to pause for a short time while holiday celebrations are going on and then start anew in January.

Sam Hatfield Realty

 

THE LAKE LEVEL FOR TIMS FORD LAKE CURRENTLY AS OF December  1, 2010:

LAKE LEVEL IS: 879.7

 

For more info go to http://www.tva.gov/