March 2015

Found 4 blog entries for March 2015.

Professional Staging Before and AfterSelling a vacant home can present some challenges, which unless managed properly, can negatively impact your sale. You've probably seen some vacant home listings which were not managed correctly. These are the unoccupied homes you've seen online with cold and lifeless photos. You may have looked at some of these listings and jumped to the conclusion that they were rentals in need of maintenance and repair. You might have assumed that the owners of these homes had relocated and were motivated to sell at a discount. Or perhaps your brain jumped immediately to "foreclosure". Whatever the case, all of these are negative first impressions which can seriously hinder a sale.

There is a much better way to manage a vacant home listing and that is to hire a

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professional home stagingDo you want to sell your home quickly and for the highest possible price? Be sure you consult with a professional home stager who has the expertise to make your home look its very best. Ronna Nyman, from Sugar Maple Home Staging, provides every one of our home selling clients with an in depth consultation. As you can see from the sample staging report below, Ronna guides you through your home preparations in a step-by-step fashion. In fact, the report below offers over 100 specific staging recommendations.

Ronna's invaluable advice is one of the most important elements in our marketing plan. With Ronna's help our clients are able to sell their homes more quickly and for thousands of dollars more than would otherwise be possible. Even better, Ronna's

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Madison Shamrock ShuffleThe Irish and Irish-ish alike will fill downtown Madison for the city's annual Saint Patrick's Day festivities. On Sunday, March 16, the fun begins at 10 a.m. with the Shamrock Shuffle, a 5K/10K race or 2 mile walk providing exercise and entertainment down State Street, and around campus. "It's fun to grow something that helps nonprofits, and provides a healthy activity at the beginning of spring," says Race Director Steve Donovan. The 12th annual Shamrock Shuffle will include up to 5,000 participants. Families, and even kids in strollers are welcome to run or walk the course. Pets can't participate, due to insurance guidelines. All are encouraged to wear green, and pick out their best Irish-themed costumes. Spectators can station themselves anywhere

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madison popular condo communitiesWho would have ever thought we'd see bidding wars over downtown condos with many units selling in a matter of hours and days? This is the reality of the Madison condo market. The condo lifestyle is "in". First-time buyers and down-sizers alike are jumping into a market that has a limited supply of inventory. Prices are rising and many units are selling very quickly.

This isn't the dynamic for every condo development in town, but there are a number of Madison condominium communities that have become extremely popular with local buyers. These popular communities have become "mini sellers markets" where a well-priced unit is almost guaranteed a quick sale.

Our list of popular condominium communities covers the hottest developments in town. For every

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