Cartersville Georgia Real Estate Blog

It Doesn’t Always Make Sense to Renovate

Here’s my advice for home sellers who think they need to upgrade before selling.

People will tell me all the time that the only thing holding them back from selling their home is their perceived need to make renovations. Whenever I hear this, I want to say, “Wait! Wait!” 

The truth is that in this market, you don’t really need to make those expensive renovations. It’s such a competitive market that we’re seeing very few sellers make renovations. They realize that they’ll make more money by not doing so.

Even the home renovations with the highest average returns won’t get you 100% of the money back that you put in. If you're going to live in...

Your Cartersville 2021 Real Estate Forecast

Here are my main predictions for what’s coming for our market in 2021.

Looking back at 2020, who would have thought our houses would become this crucial to us? Last year we worked from home, schooled our kids at home, and our houses became the best restaurants (at least for safety reasons). We even learned to cook better! (At least… I tried). 

2020 has also made it clear just how much technology has made buying and selling real estate easier. Between Zoom conferences, video walk-throughs, 3D Matterport home tours, and more, the amount of tech at our fingertips has never been as plentiful. 

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Embarking on your first Georgia Winter?

Embarking on your first Georgia Winter? Let’s be honest, the big question is will they call for snow or not?

Notice I didn’t say “will it snow?” Honestly, if you are new to North Georgia I need to warn you what happens in Georgia in the winter. 

Here are some of our ?hot tips...

JSA New Year Activities for Kids

#1 and my favorite one out of these 4 is the Year in Review with Goals for 2021. 

I love looking back over the year and finding the good in it. This year, at first glance, had lots of hard stuff, but thankfully plenty of good too. My favorite food this year would be...home cooked! And for games I would have puzzles!

The pdf version can be downloaded here. 

#2 Next up is snacks! Let the kids choose healthy or not-so healthy treat options to create their own customized mix at a do-it-yourself snack bar. When my girls were younger...

Wishing Everyone in Cartersville a Merry Christmas

We hope you all have a happy and healthy Christmas this year.

Our original idea for a Christmas video was to have our team come together dressed in their best Christmas garb to sing you a classic Christmas carol. Obviously, we can’t do that with COVID-19, so we decided to have each one of our team members wish you and your family a very happy and healthy holiday season. It’s been a crazy year, but we pray that you’re able to slow down, soak in some moments of peace, and enjoy the time with your family and loved ones. 

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3 Tips to Inspect Your Flue...

Nothing makes me happier than a roaring fire!  But unless your flue has been inspected and cleaned, it’s not a very good idea. After all, a far less popular holiday pastime is running out into a winter night in your pajamas because your flue caught on fire. Flue fires account for about 46,000 home fires yearly, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Although most homeowners made it out in time, the property damage that can result is often massive. Some flue fires will go undetected and may smoulder for a long time, while others will quickly burn a house to the ground. This...

Shopping Lists for Your Loved Ones

Here are some convenient lists to help with your holiday shopping in 2020.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Today I’m sharing something a bit different: shopping lists.

There are lists for Target, Amazon, Etsy, and a special one I created called “Jenny’s Finds.” This list includes gifts I’ve bought over the years for my daughters because I always try to surprise them with something they didn’t even know they wanted. (If you have young adult daughters or family members, you may be interested in that one). Another list is for people who have just gotten out on their own or are first-time homebuyers. Finally, we included one with just some fun items in case you’re scratching your head about what to buy someone this year. ...

Jenny's Finds Trying To Put A Smile On Her Daughters Faces

Over the years I have tried to always have some gifts that were not on anybody's list. I needed them to be a a HIT! Now, I have failed many times. :) But these were pretty popular with the girls over the years. 

1. See's Candy

The first year I ever saw these was at a Dillard's store. Honestly, I bought them because the box was cute. But when we opened them up they were by far, 100%, the best chocolate we had ever eaten! Honestly, they still are. 

2. Soup Cubes

These were a surprise hit! I wasn't even trying with these. But a hit they were!  With all of us having small households, when we make soup or chili, the leftovers were an issue. This...

Etsy Home Finds We Love!

Etsy Home Finds We Love

Etsy Shopping Links in the each title. 

1. Custom Home Painting

I love the artistry and the simplicity that these paintings offer. This company can take any photo of a home and turn...

Amazon finds for the first year in your new home!

Amazon finds for the first year in your new home!

Amazon Shopping Links

1. Ring Doorbell

Introducing the new and improved door peephole and butler all in one. This doorbell offers amazing technology which features the ability to get alerts on our phone, tablet, and PC when anyone knocks on your door, presses the doorbell button or triggers the motion sensors. It is easy to install and comes with all the tools you need. 

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