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Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 at 9:49am. 78 Views, 0 Comments.
Another value-adding home renovation by the design team!
This month the Pure Energy Team sold 10313 Leslie Street before it was even listed! This wonderful home is move-in ready, but that wasn't the case a couple of months ago! In addition to needing some serious de-cluttering, it also needed interior updates throughout. These updates included fresh paint throughout, new granite counters, cabinets and hardware in the kitchen, new light fixture and bathroom mirrors. Prior to the improvements, this property would have been listed around the $400,000 price range, based on the current market analysis for the Carroll Knolls neighborhood. Post renovation, this stunning home was listed at $469,000 and sold for $483,000, $16k over the list price!
Friday, March 8th, 2013 at 4:42pm. 221 Views, 0 Comments.
JUST LISTED! 10603 Inwood Avenue, Silver Spring
When I first walked into this Colonial for a design appointment a couple of weeks ago, it was clear that the house had plenty of charm, but was in need of some updates to transform it into a SUPER charming house that would grab the attention of prospective buyers.
Many of the Colonials in the Chestnut Hills neighborhood of Silver Spring have a smaller footprint- the majority having two levels and no basement. Because of house size, it is important that the interior spaces are well thought out, staged in a functional manner and the presentation is top notch.
The old half sized oven and lack of counter space made reconfiguring the kitchen a main priority. We maximized the kitchen space by moving the…
Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 4:32pm. 194 Views, 0 Comments.
When it comes to marketing and selling your house, it's inevitable your home won't appeal to everyone. It's just the law of averages. However there are many things (big and small) you can do to enhance your chances and appeal to the widest margin of the buying demographic.
PREPPING FOR THE MARKET:
1- PAINT, TIDY UP & STAGE:
PAINT: A fresh coat of paint everywhere is without a doubt the single biggest bang for your buck. Daily living is rough on walls and it's easy for you (the homeowner) not to notice the wear & tear. It's amazing what we can develop blindness to. It's also a good time to liven up or tone down living spaces. I'm a firm believer in using color but not going overboard. Neutrals (not just beige and cream) can be found in…
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 2:34pm. 235 Views, 0 Comments.
Donna has been featured as the Real Estate Pro of the Week in Silver Spring by Real Estate.com. The original article can be viewed here.
While “whimsical” isn’t a term we often hear used to describe a real estate website, it fits when talking about the Pure Energy Team’s, and somehow it works. As soon as you land there you get the impression that there isn’t a stuffy bone in the bunch.
At the office, the Pure Energy Team calls Donna Kerr the “boss lady,” but there’s a 3-year-old who calls her “mommy.” If you ask her who she is, though, she’ll gladly tell you she’s a “high-producing, award-winning, top-dollar getting, real estate-team leading, over-40 first-time mom.”
Kerr came to the world of real estate after…
Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 5:59pm. 280 Views, 0 Comments.
UNDER CONTRACT IN 7 DAYS WITH 5 OFFERS, SOLD OVER LIST PRICE!
Here is why it is worth investing in your home prior to listing it for sale! Prior to updates and improvements, 12002 Shagbark Drive would have been priced at $485,000 (based on current market analysis for comparative townhouses in the Montrose Forest neighborhood). $38,000 was invested into extensive renovations throughout, including an all new kitchen with granite counter tops and SS appliances, new hardwood floors, updated bathrooms and light fixtures, fresh paint and landscaping. The design team completed the new look with complimentary home staging to elevate the vacant spaces into a welcoming home. These updates culminated in a super contemporary, ready to move into townhouse. Post…
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 2:13pm. 259 Views, 0 Comments.
The answer is something that all homeowners thinking about buying or selling a home need to know. The Pure Energy Team is now providing statistics of current market activity from the past twelve months, which will be posted to our website on a monthly basis.
This helpful resource provides sellers and buyers with free access to current market statistics including median sold prices, average days on market, average sold to original list price ratio, sold listings, new listings and active listings. This data will give a detailed overview of activity in the real estate market and may assist you in making an informed decision about whether it is the right time for you to sell or buy a home.
Market statistics for Montgomery County neighborhoods…
Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 6:10pm. 468 Views, 2 Comments.
Since 2001, residents of the Long Branch Village community have enlisted the Pure Energy Team as their number one Realtor choice to sell their homes.
To date, we have renovated, designed, staged, marketed and sold 23 homes in this Silver Spring neighborhood, with 18 out of 23 homes sold in less than 20 days and 15 of these houses selling above list price. This experience helps us identify and remedy aspects your home that need some TLC in order to prepare your home for market and ensure that you will receive the best sale price, in the quickest amount of time.
Many of the homes in Long Branch Village share the same architecture, as the majority were constructed during the same decade. The footprint of these charming colonials is on the…
Friday, June 1st, 2012 at 5:39pm. 314 Views, 0 Comments.
The CHARLIE BOWMAN house and garden!
Open Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3 from 2 - 4pm.
Attention all garden lovers! This is the house and garden for you!
Pure Energy is proud to represent the estate of the late Charlie Bowman, a long-time member of the Sligo Branview community and a passionate gardener. Charlie was a plant collector and zonebuster, well known for his exotic and rare plant collection of cactus and succulents as well as many usual and unusual perennials including lilies of all sorts, heucheras of many varieties, wild ginger, paw paw, columbine, cacti, ferns of probably a dozen types, boxwoods, golden loniceras, yuccas, dasolirions, Thalictrums, crinums, palms, dicentra, epimedium, fatsia to name but a tiny…
Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 5:49pm. 258 Views, 1 Comments.
WOW! The spring real estate market is really heating up! I have JUST SOLD 12 HOUSES IN THE LAST 60 DAYS! Several had multiple offers, one sold for $14,000 over list price and half sold in less than 1 week. 4 sales were back to back sell/buy combinations that worked out seemlessly. I could do the same for you. We need MORE LISTINGS!! We can’t get our homes on the market fast enough. We need MORE BUYERS!! Take advantage of the low interest rates. 95% conventional financing available! If you’ve been waiting for a good time to sell or buy, the time is now. Call me today and see what I can do for you! (301) 608-1454