In April of 2017.
My wife Wendy and I will be empty nesters and we are ready to down size to our "Forever Home".
We thought we'd share the journey of getting our current house ready to sell. 9265 Old Preserve Trail has been our home since we moved to Georgia in 2009. We bought it out of foreclosure, which helped to ease the pain of what we had to sell our house in South Carolina for. If you'll remember, the housing market was a little, umm...off?
5 Bedrooms • 3 1/2 Bath • 3600 Square Feet • Open Kitchen • Breakfast Nook
Main Floor: Family Room • Dining Room • Office/Living Room
Upstairs: Master Bedroom with Full Bath • 3 Bedrooms • Full Bath
Basement: 1 Guest Bedroom • Full Bath
Living on a pond is the biggest selling point of this home. The pond is the HOA's, but we treat it like our own. We have a peddle boat (that stays with the house) that we take out at sunset and use to fish the wooded side of the water. The back deck makes it feel like a vacation spot. We created two paths to the pond/common area. One is a short-cut to the pool and tennis courts that a lot of our neighbors use so we get to meet so many people. The view from the front porch is perfect for looking at the Smokey Mountain range in the distance.
Over the next few months, we will be continuing some updates to the house in order to make it as appealing as possible to potential buyers. Ironically, we updated the paint colors in 2013 and we will be doing another update in January 2017. In November of last year, we updated the carpets upstairs and installed new flooring to the entire main floor and upstairs hall way.
The Gallery below will serve as our "Before" pictures. We're working with Clarissa Gibson of The Gibson Co. to help with staging, design and color schemes. Carlos Velez with Three Brothers Painting will be coming back out to do the updates to the walls and the kitchen cabinets.
Leaning on our Friends
Starting in March...ish, we would like to be in a position to officially take offers on our house and we are going to try and sell it on our own for 60 days. The point of blogging about it is so our friends can start sharing and build up some awareness before March rolls around. So please SHARE this post with anyone you think would be interested in making this their new home in March...