evansville homes

Have Opinions on Evansville? Let Them Be Heard (updated)

I hear all the time from neighbors who have brilliant ideas for the community, but have no idea with whom to share them. This week offers all local residents the chance to speak up for change.

Tonight Mayor Winnecke is hosting a Community Conversation at Fairlawn Elementary, starting at 5:30 p.m. Anyone who has attended one can verify that Mayor Winnecke is always willing to lend an ear to those with ideas for positive growth in Evansville. He plans on sharing his ideas, as well as those of other community leaders. Be sure to check it out!

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Tuesday is the City Core meeting for Evansville VOICE. The event is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at the Carriage House, which is located at the Reitz Home Museum (another piece of local history that I highly recommend visiting). The VOICE meetings are always interactive and no idea is too small or silly. Every voice spoken is heard and noted. The group is constantly growing and sponsoring local events, such as pop-up shops, scavenger hunts, community gardens and more. Add this one to your calendar!

For more information on either event or anything Evansville related, please contact me. I am happy to help. If I don’t know the answer, I can contact you with someone who can help.

Say “Yes” to Staging

While the most common phrase a person hears regarding real estate is “location, location, location,” a close second should be “stage to sell.” So many buyers today expect what I like to call the “HGTV home” and lack imagination. There is nothing wrong with HGTV (in fact, I’m a big fan),  but the responsibility to show them the “wow” factor falls to the seller. Often, buyers are not sure of what they want in home. Therefore, the more the seller can do to help buyers envision themselves in a home, the more likely the buyers are to write an offer. When listing a vacant home, staging becomes of utmost importance. Almost as bad as tacky furniture and decor is NO decor.  To demonstrate my point, check out these pics of my listing at 1320 S. Ruston in Evansville, IN.  Think like a buyer and tell me which is easier to envision a future in.

Before Pics: The home is a perfect starter home with hardwood throughout.

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Freshly painted living room

Dining room

Dining/Bonus Room – Buyers need help to envision how to use this space

Bedroom One

Not sure if your bed would fit in here, huh?

After Pics:  With help from {nu} life restoration, the house now feels like a home.

Living room one

Adorable living room space

Living room two

The furniture adds character & warmth

Dining

Not only does the space look warmer, but buyers know exactly how to use it.

The bed fits easily with lots of room to spare.

The bed fits easily with lots of room to spare.