Staging and Color Scheme

Thank Goodness for Creative Friends

So it's not like our old color scheme was BAD. It's just that it could possibly have been a mental hurdle for a potential buyer to have to overcome. Clarissa Gibson with The Gibson Co. noticed this immediately the first time we had her over to talk about using her to stage our home.

You don't want a home shopper to walk in to your house for the first time and immediately start having to change things in their mind. Like, "We'd have to paint that room.", or, "Those curtains will have to go.". They could even be the person that eventually buys your house, so allow them to walk in and see as clean of a slate as you can. - Clarissa


Clarissa came by the other day to talk about what's left to do now that we have taken her advice and painted our entire downstairs, foyer and upstairs hallway. Give the video below and watch, then PLEASE SHARE our story with your friends using the share button below the video. 


Make Us Move

We're Moving

In April of 2017.


My wife Wendy and I will be empty nesters and we are ready to down size to our "Forever Home".


Above is a test video that I took back in October 2016 to post onto Zillow. This will end up serving as our "Before" in our "Before and After" video once we list our house for sale in April 2017.


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, 


Big Picture

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.


Fixer Upper

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...