Blog :: 2018

Coldwell Banker Award Winners

Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate and their agents were honored at the annual Coldwell Banker conference in Mashantucket CT. Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate received the 2017 Premier Office - Gold designation, highest average sales achieved for all agents in the office, which demonstrates a high level of team work and excellence among the entire office. The Premier Office Designation is awarded to the top 10% of all Coldwell Banker offices. 2017 is the 6th consecutive year Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate has been awarded this designation.

 

Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate is pleased to announce that Jeff Beattie, Meg Kauffman, Karen Crist and The Smith Macdonald Group; consisting of Peggy Smith, McKee Macdonald and Maggie Macdonald have been awarded Coldwell Banker Award Society designations. The Award Societies represent the top percentage of all Coldwell Banker sales associates/representatives worldwide.

Congratulations to our all Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate agents!

 

Meg Kauffman - International President's Circle

Jeff Beattie - International President's Circle

Karen Crist - International Sterling Society

The Smith Macdonald Group - International President's Elite Team

 

 

 

Here's To Hoops

Homes are about people, and that’s what Coldwell Banker is all about as well.

There’s a recurring theme in real estate from the media and our competitors about how easily replaceable real estate agents are, so it is with great pride that we introduce to you our newest advertising campaign. This is an ad that speaks to Coldwell Banker's love and dedication to people and home since 1906, a commercial that speaks to our agents’ ability to “read the situation” and show the unmistakable, irreplaceable power of human touch.

Here is our new commercial that we call “Hoops” that will air this year during the tournament. 

 

Considering Renting Your Stowe Area Home?

Stowe has seen condominium sales, and prices, rise significantly in the last two years. Much if this is attributed to the announcement of Vail Resorts purchasing Stowe. The popularity of websites such as Airbnb and VRBO have created a new market for condominium and single family home owners to rent properties when not in use, or make investments as income producing properties. If you are thinking about purchasing and renting, or are already doing so, there are some important things you should know to ensure your and your renters safety:

  • Make sure to contact your insurance agent to include extra coverage for renters
  • Make sure to have the proper smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed. In Vermont photoelectric smoke detectors are need to be in every sleeping room
  • A rental property falls under Vermont State safety requirements, so you will need to have a Fire and Safety inspection. For more information go to the State website here: http://firesafety.vermont.gov/

Please feel free to contact us any time regarding any questions you may have about anything that may relate to investing in properties, and/or renting.  The Town of Stowe is in the process of adopting some of these, and additional rules and regulations, so we can update you as well as guide you through this process, along with providing any key contacts to ensure your property is up to code and regulation.

Effective Improvements for a Faster Sale

Effective Improvements for a Faster Sale

 

You have decided to sell your home, and you are eager to sell it ASAP! Here are the ways to efficiently and effectively improve your home for a speedy sale.

 

You have decided to sell your home, and you are eager to sell it ASAP!  You need to move or want those proceeds immediately, but how? Let’s go through the best ways to efficiently and effectively improve your home for a speedy sale.

First, curbside appeal.  This is the first thing every potential buyer sees so make it stand out!  Some suggestions:

  • Hire a gardener to clean and spruce up the entrance
  • Remove superfluous items from the front of your home, i.e. garbage cans, strollers, etc.
  • Put a fresh coat of paint on your home’s exterior

Second, this is the time to clean and eliminate all clutter inside your home.  Here’s how:

  • Give away extra toys, clothes, and anything else that makes it look crowded or disorganized
  • Organize the kitchen countertops and closets
  • Place bulky items in storage

Third, landscaping matters.  A large yard cannot shine if the plants, grass and trees are in bad shape.  Try the following ideas:

  • Artificial grass-this always looks amazing and eliminates the need for maintenance
  • Tie orchids around the trees, plant fresh flowers and maintain the grass and trees

Fourth, look under the hood.  Make the inside of your home look as good as possible.

  •  This is the time to do some of the minor repairs you have been putting off.  This will make your home look better and may eliminate certain issues during the Inspection Period.
  •  Yes, it seems expensive or time-consuming.  However, if you hire a professional company, this can truly make the difference and get you more money in less time.

Finally, hire a professional, licensed realtor.  A realtor with experience and expertise can help sell your home quickly for the best price.   

Stowe Area Market Is Moving

The Stowe Area Market Is Moving

  • 5% Increase in the Average Sales Price of a single family home in 2017
  • 63% Increase in Condos sold in 2017
  • 40% Increase in Land sold in 2017
  • Coldwell Banker Carlson Real Estate represented 29% of the Stowe area market in 2017

We don't just list your property, we enhance and promote your listing with the latest available technology and we get it sold.

Call us today for a consultation on your property and list with us.

802-253-7358

info@CarlsonRealEstateStowe.com