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Spring Is The Time To Add That Special Curb Appeal To Sell Your Home
March 6th, 2011 3:22 PM


 Spring is the perfect time to improve the "curb appeal" of your home, and update gardening activities to enhance your home's appearance for today's homebuyers.  Most REALTORS will tell you that the drive-up appeal or "curb appeal" will create more interest with prospective buyers and help you get more showings, thus leading to a successful sale in today's competitive real estate market.

For 2011, Daylight Savings Time begins on March 13; and officially Spring begins on March 20 according to the calendar.  Therefore, if you are like most people, some helpful tips, gardening reminders, and even  some Texas Garden Clinics from the experts would be most appreciated this time of year. Especially if you take a special interest in adorning your home's exterior to give it that special touch to set it apart, and you need to sell your home this year during the prime real estate season which begins in Spring and normally ends after Thanksgiving weekend when the holiday seasons begins.

If you live or own property in Collin County, North Dallas or the North Texas/DFW areas, a great website  filled with an abundance of good information and gardening related activities to help you spruce up your landscaping and enhance your homes exterior appeal to be ready to sell,  is provided by Calloway's Nursery which have several locations within the DFW Metroplex including McKinney, Richardson, Dallas, Denton, Flower Mound, Lewisville, 3 locations in Plano (to name just a few; there are others).

   Calloway's Nursery - 2011 Helpful Clinics, Events & Garden Activities 

One of my favorite pages on their site is the "Join The Texas Garden Club."  Here you can sign up to receive gardening tips, garden and weather alerts and special savings. 

  Calloway's - My Texas Garden Club

Another feature of their site is it lists the 2011 Gardening Reminders by the months throughout the year.  For instance, the  gardening activities, advice and reminders for this month, for March are:

  Plant Spring Annuals & Perennials;  Plant Trees, Shrubs & Roses;  Apply Premium Lawn Food;  Spray & Kill Visible Weeds;  Purchase Caladium Bulbs;  and Prune Spring Flowering Shrubs.

Then, it goes on to give you a list of these reminders for all 12 months to assist you in your gardening activities through the year, including when to plant and how to maintain your landscaping to keep it in tip-top shape 12 months a year.  There are also FREE Texas Garden Clinics throughout the year that will help you succeed in the garden, as well as a wealth of information and invitations to attend their fun events and hear from the experts.

Well, there you have it!  So, get ready to have a beautiful landscaped home in 2011 with that special "Curb Appeal" that will encourage prospective buyers to want to see more, and make an appointment to view the home's interior.

That is step one!  But, for step two...

If you are in the market to sell your home this year, please give me a call to discuss our special home marketing program that is customized for your home and area.  As a certified, CHMS, Certified Home Marketing Specialist, I will be glad to assist you in staging your home to sell, and offer these proven staging skills at no additional charge to all clients that exclusively list their homes with me.  In addition, I have a list of individuals and companies that other clients of mine have used and been satisfied with, and will be glad to assist you with sources to help with the updating, any repairs, or whatever is needed to get your home ready to sell.

Please contact me for more information and to make an appointment for me to meet you, view your property, and assist you further in getting you home ready for the upcoming selling season that begins over the next 2-3 months, especially if your goal is to sell, close and move prior to the beginning of the 2011- 2012 School year, and you want your family to make this transition over their school's summer break.  If your time table is to be moved prior to the start of the next school year, it is important that you call me right away.

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Thank you for your consideration, please call me today to learn more.  I look forward to your call.  As a CHMS, Certified Home Marketing Specialist I offer complimentary, professional home staging for all clients that list with my company as a part of my marketing program for our listings.


Jeanie E. Elliott, Broker/Owner


Master of Science In Business & Education

Jeanie Elliott REALTORS, Since 1980

972-612-2277  direct

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