“Welcome to our Home” Chalkboard

Have to share because, seriously… this is so adorable and won the hearts of so many buyers at my open house. Creating a welcoming living space like this doesn’t have to be expensive, just some chalk paint and chalk. Choose a wall that’s not a focal point; but rather a hidden gem like under a staircase or, in this case, a wall in a room that can’t be seen from it’s entrance. While the idea of a charming, hand-drawn chalkboard sounds nice, let’s be honest, the kids are going to scribble all over your beautifully written words before you get your first offer! Now who’s ready to buy this home?!

 

Sip, Sip, Hooray!

Ahhh… The nosy neighbor.  You know the one.  As soon as she sees the ‘For Sale’ sign going up, she’s running to the computer to see the price and then letting everyone know her opinion on it. By the way, we love this neighbor. I mean…she is spreading the word!!  I’ve found that your neighbors are likely to go to work immediately letting everyone they know about the new home for sale across the street.

In fact, we want all the neighbors spreading the word so why not invite them to a private pre-open house for a “sneak peek”. Make it special! Serve champagne and sweets!


WHY IT WORKS:
It’s grassroot marketing. 100-150 beautiful invitations with a professional picture of your home on the front and more listing information on the back is a unique way to introduce the property to the community. For starters, they want to see the house.  They want to determine the value of their home by comparing it to yours and… they’re nosy! As a Realtor, it’s an excellent opportunity to get to know the neighborhood and who better to ask?  Your Neighbors. Provided they are nice and saying only nice things 🙂 Lastly, it separates your home from others.  It says it’s worth a look and it’s worth the extra money!

Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

If you’re on Pinterest as much as me, then you’ve pinned (or pined for) these stacked cookies in a jar. One of my favorite things right now are these Crate and Barrel Heritage Hill glass jars and who doesn’t love cookies?!

Enter to win one for yourself or your sweetheart!

HOW TO WIN:

Entering is easy! Head on over and like my Facebook page, share this post or subscribe to my new website. Each one of these actions will automatically enter your name into the raffle (3 entries max). Drawing will take place on Valentine’s Day at 4pm.  Make sense?  Awesome!

More pictures from this fun project!  Thank you Marie for letting me shoot in your beautiful kitchen!