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20160322162358551383000000-oAt Greenbrier Real Estate we work hard to assist buyers and sellers with all of their Real Estate needs in the Greenbrier Valley and surrounding areas. When you are ready, feel free to call us at 304.645.2255 and one of our professional REALTORS will be happy to help you in any way!

Greenbrier Real Estate Service
1047 Washington Street East
Lewisburg, WV. 24901
304.645.2255
Greg Allman, Broker

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For Sale by Owner vs. REALTOR

 

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Don’t let this be you!!!

Don’t let this be YOU!

Often the most overlooked step when selling a home is the importance of hiring a great real estate agent.

Aren’t all real estate agents the same? The answer is absolutely not.

When selling a home, you should have high expectations of the real estate agent who you hire to sell your home. Top producing agents possess different qualities and have different skill sets, bottom line.

The REALTORS at Greenbrier Real Estate Service are here for you to answer your questions pertaining to all of your Real Estate needs.

We look forward to helping you find your Home Sweet Home.  Call us today at 304.645.2255

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Resort Living

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We take a tour of our Greenbrier Resort properties with Greg and Jill Allman, Suzanne Horst, Bob and Dea Kennon, Jeff Maddox, Kelli Sobonya and Mike Mullins.
Interested? Would like more information?
Give us a call at 304.645.2255 and we can show you how you can become the owner of one of the finest properties in West Virginia.

Historic Downtown Lewisburg, WV

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Dreaming of living in Historic downtown Lewisburg, WV?
This charming home has been completing renovated and all the work has been completed for you.
Walking distance to shopping, dining and theater. Home offers 3 to 4 bedrooms,  an updated kitchen and bathrooms, Living Room and Formal Dining. Hardwood flooring, crown molding and bay windows add lots of charm to this home.
Newly designed back patio and more!

Offered at $339,500

At Greenbrier Real Estate we work hard to assist buyers and sellers with all of their Real Estate needs in the Greenbrier Valley and surrounding areas.   When you are ready, feel free to call us at 304.645.2255 and one of our professional REALTORS will be happy to help you in any way!

Greenbrier Real Estate Service
1047 Washington Street East
Lewisburg, WV.  24901
304.645.2255
Greg Allman, Broker

 

Historic Home in Lewisburg, WV

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The Pleasant Wade-Samuel Smith House dating 1834. Historic home offers unique hand carved bricks and rich with history.
Step into this home where the foyer features a spiral stairway leading to 3 levels. Large living room w/ Fireplace, Formal Dining and 4 to 5 bedrooms.
Covered front porch & private back patio with views. Guest area above the 2 car garage and would make nice mother in law suite.

Located within walking distance to downtown Lewisburg, WV where you will find wonderful restaurants and shopping. Lewisburg was voted “Coolest Small Town in America” in 2011 by Budget Travel.
The property also features a nicely finished 600 sq. ft. apartment offering 1 bedroom, Living room, Bathroom and fully equipped Kitchen.
At Greenbrier Real Estate we work hard to assist buyers and sellers with all of their Real Estate needs in the Greenbrier Valley and surrounding areas. When you are ready, feel free to call us at 304.645.2255 and one of our professional REALTORS will be happy to help you in any way!

Greenbrier Real Estate Service
1047 Washington Street East
Lewisburg, WV. 24901
304.645.2255
Greg Allman, Broker

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Price Reduction!

 

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This colonial, salt box style 4BD/3BA home in Greenbrier Pines is situated in Lewisburg city limits and is within walking distance of WVSOM. This home has a nice flowing, open floor plan, cherry hardwood flooring, a spacious bonus room, a 1st floor bedroom, a beautifully landscaped back yard, brick walk-ways & an oversized garage.

Price Reduced!!  $321,000

At Greenbrier Real Estate we work hard to assist buyers and sellers with all of their Real Estate needs in the Greenbrier Valley and surrounding areas.   When you are ready, feel free to call us at 304.645.2255 and one of our professional REALTORS will be happy to help you in any way!

Greenbrier Real Estate Service
1047 Washington Street East
Lewisburg, WV.  24901
304.645.2255
Greg Allman, Broker

 

Homeowner Tips for Staging a Vacant Home

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Buyers will often make assumptions about a house based on its curb appeal and condition, how long it has been on the market and whether the home will be available immediately since the house is already vacant.

To sell a vacant house, it is vital that the homeowner effectively stage the home to enhance the buyer’s perception of its worth.

Here are some tips for making this happen:

Set the property up for maximum curb appeal and pay attention to the four most visible aspects of a house.

  • The front door
  • The siding
  • The roof
  • Landscaping

Replace, repair, paint or renovate any of these features.  Your investment will pay off when selling your home.

Make sure Landscaping is meticulously maintained.

  • If you have relocated beyond driving distance from your house while it is on the market, hire a landscaping service to regularly groom your property.

You want to stage a house like it is lived in and well cared for.

  • Discontinue mail or newspaper service.  Have any or all junk mail picked up by a family member, neighbor or REALTOR.
  • Set timers for lights to turn on at dusk.
  • If possible, leave porch light on.

Focus on interior details.

  • Fix holes in the walls.
  • Clean the carpets.
  • Clean the windows and fixtures.
  • Vacuum the floors.
  • Make sure there is no trash in the home.
  • Ask a neighbor or REALTOR to open windows regularly for some fresh air in the home.

Strategically leave some elements of décor around the house

  • Arrange fresh flowers.
  • Leave crisp clean towels in the bathroom.
  • Leave window treatments to add a pop of color.
  • Rent or leave a few pieces of furniture.
  • Make sure all light fixtures are in working order and new lightbulbs.
  • Routinely check garage door and doorbell.

To a buyer, a vacant house often signals opportunity.   By following these simple steps, we feel that selling your home will be an exciting and easy experience.

Staging Your Home

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Sometimes there is so much time and effort put into packing and finding a new place to live that you just tidy up your current home, let the REALTORS come in and take some pictures and breathe a sigh of relief when your home is officially on the market.

It is worth the time to put things in order and stage your home to show its full potential.

As we all know, first impressions are the key to even being remotely interested in a house. Some folks could drive right past your house if your curb appeal is lacking.  Simple things like weeding and mowing the yard are good first steps.  If you want to go a bit further, have some nice flower planters or an appropriate seasonal wreath on the front door.    Remember, they may never potentially see the inside of the home, if they can’t get past the outside!

Let the sunshine in!! The first thing you want the potential homeowner to see is how light and airy your home feels.  Natural sunlight enhances a person’s mood, as well as makes your home shine with natural beauty.     Open all the blinds and if the weather permits, open some windows and let the fresh air in.

As hard as this is, it is time to de-clutter and minimize.  Potential buyers want to see the HOUSE and not all of the STUFF you have.   The goal for them is to imagine their family photos on the wall, their clothes in your closet and even their food in your pantry.     Just think of it as a perfect time to Spring Clean or donate your un-used items to local organizations.   Don’t forget that you can get a tax receipt for anything that you donate.

There is nothing more off putting then foul odors. Whether it is trash, litter boxes or other pets in the house it is important that your house smells clean.  However, many fragrances can be a bit overwhelming also such as candles.   Try a nice room deodorizer with a citrus scent.   It is a soft fragrance and makes your house smell fresh and clean.

It’s the little things that could bring in potential buyers. The REALTORS at Greenbrier Real Estate Service are here to answer your questions and give you helpful tips tips to get you on the right track to sell your home!

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Making the Decision to Sell Your Home

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10155371_783707504987166_1024525813795240404_nWhen you make the decision to sell your home, the first and most important thing that you must do is separate yourself from the personal feelings you have about the house. You should begin to see your home not as your home but as a financial asset. Following this one piece of advice will make all of your home-selling decisions come into sharp perspective.

Often when you talk with realtors about buying real estate, they will refer to your new property as a “home.” When you sell a property, they will often refer to your property as a “house.” While buying a home is often an emotional decision, selling a house is a financial decision. Potential home buyers do not care and do not want to know about the memories or sentimental attachment you have in your home. When you decide to sell your home, you must resolve to yourself that your home no longer belongs to you. If you fail to emotionally detach yourself from your house, the process will become more difficult for you. You may even unconsciously drive potential buyers away or reduce the opportunity for all potential buyers to see your house.

As potential buyers preview your home, you will certainly hear criticism. Buyers may very well find faults with the things that you love about your house, but is important to remember that this criticism is not personal. This kind of emotional control may come easy to some, but for others may be much more difficult. The best way to deal with this is to separate yourself from potential buyers by enlisting the services of an experienced real estate agent. Your realtor will always have your best interest at heart and will likely be able to deflect negative comments and shift buyer’s focus to more positive things. Using a realtor will not only save you heartache, but will also allow buyers to explore your house more comfortably.

Letting go may not always be an easy process, but it is crucial in ensuring a smooth transition. Once you have come to terms with leaving your old home, you can begin to focus on the exciting adventures that await you in your new home. This kind of thinking creates a win-win situation for everyone involved in the sale of your house.