construction on the lake, level lot with covered floating dock,
stone exterior, hardwood and tile floors, granite counter tops,
too many extras to mention.
Sam Hatfield Realty is expanding!
has begun for a new office location at 4470 Mansford Road.
Strategically located between Tims Ford State Park and Tims Ford
Marina, our new office will offer increased visibility and
convenience. State-of-the-art technology will allow customers
to view on a big screen all lake properties for sale. We hope
to be in operation at our new location in early Fall. Watch for
future information and an Open House!!
TBD – Lake Cleanup/ Broadview Fire
Dept Fish Fry
June 21 – Saturday Night Pickins
If you play an instrument or just enjoy listening
to great music Tims Ford State Park is the place to be every
other Saturday night. Please bring your instruments and join in.
The music nights are held at the Recreation Building at Tims
Ford State Park. 5-10 pm. For more information:
Sept 8 – Tims Ford Council Board
Oct 20 – 4th Membership
Meeting for year 2008
Dec 8 – Tims Ford Council Board
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How to Sell
Your Home in a Slow Market
the real estate market has slowed down in recent months, there
are still plenty of home buyers eager to make a purchase.
Knowing how to prepare your home for sale, when to allow access
for showings, and how you can offer buyer incentives will help
you find the right buyer, even in a declining market.
put your house on the market, make sure that all basic repairs
are completed. Nothing can turn off a prospective buyer quicker
than loose railings, torn screens or missing hardware on
cupboard doors. If a homebuyer sees the little things are not
attended to, they are likely to believe that the larger things
are neglected too. Let buyers know that you have pride in your
home by making sure that all of the small repairs are taken care
home clean throughout the time it is on the market. In a slow
real estate market, it is important to have your home available
to show at a moment's notice. The more often your home is shown,
the likelier it is that your home will sell. Keep your home
available to your realtor and they will be able to show your
home quickly to any buyer that shows interest.
home staged by a professional. Home staging has become a booming
business and a professional home stager will help you remove
clutter and depersonalize your space. Prospective homebuyers
want to picture their family in the home, not yours and a home
full of personal clutter will not show off the potential of your
contained during a real estate showing and make sure that your
cat litter box is always clean. Pet owners tend to get used to
the odors caused by litter boxes and it is important that you
remember to clean it every day. Many people are fearful of dogs,
especially ones they don’t know. Make sure that you either take
your dog with you for a showing or put them on a leash outside.
in your expectations of the price you will be able to sell your
home. Forget about what could have been if you had sold it last
year and focus on what your home is worth now. In a buyer's
market, buyers don’t have to negotiate much. Buyers know that
you want to sell your home and a home that is priced too high is
likely to be looked over. Ask a fair price for your home to
avoid the need for too much negotiation.
-In a slow
market, hiring a real estate agent is crucial to get your home
sold in a reasonable amount of time. Yes, there are ways you can
list your home for sale by owner using the internet, but nothing
beats the experience that comes from a real estate agent who is
able to take care of everything in order to sell your home
home can be a stressful time, but you can be successful in
selling your home if you remain patient, reasonable and
flexible. There are buyers out there and the key is to find
them and get them to fall in love with your home.