Artwork – for Pops of Color!

People often develop their personal style of artwork – things that they love and what they would like to see around them in their homes.

My personal style includes an eclectic mix of elements, textures, fun and whimsy and COLOR! This is a cool photo that shows just how colorful and vibrant things make me feel great when I look at them.

Colorful Painting Print

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Contemporary Condo in Howell – Just went Pending!

We’re PENDING! We would love more houses and condos to sell in Livingston and Oakland Counties, and surrounding areas in all price ranges. The market is GREAT! If you are looking for a ‪#‎certainprice‬ let us help find you a buyer in ‪#‎ourcertainway‬!

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Country Living {Real Estate} in the Heart of Canton, Michigan

We’ve been busy finding the perfect properties – and getting them to successful closing! Just Closed in Plymouth/Canton – this charming cottage home is a gem of a find for country living in the heart of everything.

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Selling Homes with Swimming Pools

We have a unique perspective on selling homes with swimming pools here at Legendary Real Estate. Our partner company of Legendary Escapes has been building creative and artistic swimming pools for years, and Ask the Pool Guy has been servicing those pools as well.

Buyers that are looking for a home with a pool tend to know the questions to ask, and we are uniquely positioned in the market to offer answers to those questions. Our team is familiar with types of pool construction, age and durability of equipment and materials, and can provide additional insight and comfort to both buyers and sellers that have real estate with pools to sell.

To list your home with a pool call 810-844-1621 to schedule a listing appointment.

When you list with Legendary, we’ll help you with all of the pool related needs as well:

  • Create a full inspection report of your pool to share with buyers
  • Offer suggestions for any maintenance that should be done prior to a sale
  • Provide a Pool Guy Guide for you to share with the new owner
  • Discuss a swimming pool service plan to keep the pool “Showing Ready” during the summer months (most at no additional charge to you!)

Free Resource Guide for New Pool Owners (may be requested by current owner to provide with the listing). Email team@legendaryre.com to request your copy today!

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Anything it takes to get the perfect shot!

Homes for Sale with Swimming Pools Hartland, MI

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Adorable Home in Whitmore Lake, Michigan

We worked with first time home buyers Jackie and Justin to find the perfect home – they purchased an adorable home in Whitmore Lake with a smooth negotiation and on time closing. The housewarming party is this weekend and we can’t wait to get back inside to take a look at everything Jackie and Justin have done to make it their cozy home!

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Renovated and Sold! Town Center Condo in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Here’s a property our team worked on for a super successful sale! This Town Centered Condo in Farmington Hills was renovated, staged and SOLD by your Legendary Team, Spring of 2015!

Our favorite feature in this condo was the lower level which our team turned from a sad old basement into a lower level entertaining area that was vibrant and fun!

Night falling was also a wonderful time in the condo, as it got dark outside the custom lighting had just the right look and feel for a super cozy and homey atmosphere. We were sad to see this one go because we loved everything about it, and super happy that a new owner now gets to enjoy living in this amazing space!

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Is Your Home Ready for Buyers?

The Spring Real Estate Market is here!  Whether it’s during the Spring or not, it’s important for a Seller to know how to prepare a home for the real estate market. If you are planning to sell your home, here are some ideas to begin preparing it for showings.

Interior Tasks to Prepare Your Home for Sale:

  • Clean Windows
  • Clean light bulbs and replace, if necessaryReplace Light Bulbs
  • Wash and polish flooring
  • Vacuum and steam clean any carpeting
  • Dust all surfaces
  • Organize all closets and storage areas
  • De-clutter (Start packing and put excess in storage)
  • Repaint/Neutralize rooms, if necessary
  • Deep clean Appliances

Exterior Tasks to Prepare Your Home for Sale:

  • Reseal driveway
  • Freshly mulch flowerbeds and gardensFresh Mulch
  • Trim shrubs and bushes
  • Plant bright flowers and plants
  • Clean Windows
  • Paint faded or peeling paint, if applicable
  • Wash siding, if applicable
  • Clean and inspect gutters and downspouts
  • Inspect roof
  • Inspect chimney

General Tasks to Complete Before Listing Your Home:

  • Service your HVAC systems (furnace & central air conditioning)
  • Evaluate the efficiency of your home
  • Inspect the plumbing

 

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Curb Appeal for All Seasons

spring garden galSeasonal pots for Legendary Real EstateCurb Appeal makes a difference, when Selling your Home so here are some great ideas to make your home more appealing when listing your home.

  • SPRING:  Spring can be gray and rainy so add some color with flowers or shrubs that bloom in the Spring.  Even a colorful pot of flowers on the porch will help.  Make sure you do a Spring Clean-up around the yard, clearing up any dead debris, papers or whatever else has accumulated over the winter months.  Repair any sidewalk cracks or other exterior damage that winter may have happened over the winter.
  • SUMMER:  Keep your lawn watered.  A green lawn means more green in your pocket.  Trim your landscape so it looks well maintained.  Most importantly, don’t let your bushes hide the best features of your home.  A well manicured exterior helps set the great expectations of what’s inside.  Make sure windows are clean to let in lots of light.
  • FALL:  Add some colorful fall flowers, pumpkins, etc. to add color to the front entry. Keep your leaves raked, which will keep the outdoor greenery looking fresh longer.  If you have a fireplace in the home, set the scene by lighting a cozy fire or light spice scented candles to make it feel warm and welcoming.
  • WINTER:  Keep your pathways clear. Shovel and de-ice all sidewalks and porches for easy exploration.  Don’t go overboard with Holiday decor.  Keep it simple using greens and festive colors.  You want to honor your faith, but don’t want it in people’s faces when they enter your home for viewing.  A plate of freshly baked cookies will make the home smell wonderful and leaves a unique touch for the Buyers to remember your home as special.

First Impressions are lasting Impressions.  Take  a little extra time to put your best foot forward. It will help make a difference in your bottom line.

The planter in the photo is designed and maintained by @askthegardengal ;o)

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12 Tips to Add Value to Your Home

23145 Farmington Road (30)If you are Selling your home or planning to sell in the future, there are things you can do that will attract buyers and make your home more marketable. Here is a list of things for you to consider. Some are rather expensive or may be impossible for your home, but even if you are only able to do a few of them they are helpful to consider:

  1. Home Office Space:  Because of modern technology, more people are able to work out of their homes.  Update your own office space, or create a space in your home to show the potential of having a home office.
  2. Master Suite:  A Master bedroom with its own bathroom has become an expected amenity. If you don’t have one, do what you can to amplify storage space in the bedroom to make it more appealing.
  3. Family Room:  Make your family room/living room a comfortable open space with natural lighting so it’s the perfect space for family and friends to gather.
  4. Kitchen:  This space can make or break your home.  A kitchen remodel with a reasonable budget for materials and design will help increase the value of your home.
  5. Bathrooms:  An update on an old, dingy bathroom that is simple and clean would also help the value when selling.  Too few bathrooms can also be a problem.  If possible, there should be at least one bathroom on each floor.
  6. Windows:  On average, your home looses 30% of your energy through the windows. If your windows are in bad shape, you may want to consider upgrading their to more energy efficient windows.
  7. Basement:  A basement adds a major value to your home.  If you have one, creating a functional space with good lighting for office, playroom, media room or spare bedroom, can be most helpful in increasing buyer appeal.
  8. Deck:  Outdoor living space is another premium when selling your home.  The addition of a deck can add up to 76% return on your investment.  They are generally not that expensive to build and adds another living space to your home.
  9. Landscaping:  Cleaning up the yard by adding some professional landscaping with color can add a lot to the curb appeal of your home.  A yard with overgrown shrubs that are poorly maintained aren’t appealing to anyone.
  10. Paint:  A few coats of paint is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to update your home.  If you are selling, keep the colors light and neutral so buyers can visualize their things in your living space.  Use pillows and accessories to add color.
  11. Additions:  If you should decide to build an addition onto the home to allow more living space, it is important that you choose materials that will blend well with the existing home. Carry over the design elements from the original home in order to create a flawless transition.
  12. Exterior:  Put your best foot forward by creating exterior curb appeal.  Make sure your roof, exterior paint, siding and garage doors are all in great shape to create a lasting impression.

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