Uncategorized 07 Apr 2014 12:22 pm

Preparing Your House for the Market!

Every time I am asked out to view a home, it never fails that the seller will ask, “What can we do to get our house ready for the market?”

Now, there are MANY answers to this question. You could get an array of things to do or not to do as you have your home on the market. Most agents will give tips on decorating, taking down family photos, making your house flow better, and etc. All excellent tips. I tend to simplify things into one sentence: “Prepare your home the same way you would for a very important guest.”

Now that again can be interpreted in many ways. But, typically anyone about to host an extremely important guest will make their house as presentable as possible. If you have ever been invited to a friends home, they always try to impress, and that is what you the seller need to keep in mind when you are selling. You are “dressing to impress” but instead of yourself, it is your home you are dressing. Therefore, take a step back and consider what would it take to impress you about your home? What features do you consider your “finest?” Once you know those, then you need to take a few moments to accentuate those areas in the best way you know how. If you hit a road black on ideas for accentuating those positives, always feel free to ask the agent to help navigate that road.

Once you have “dressed to impress,” then your house is ready for the market and if done right, you should be on the hunt for your own new home soon.

(If I can help you in any way with your home in the Gallatin, Hendersonville, Hartsville and surrounding areas of Sumner and Trousdale County’s, I am only a phone call away!)

Uncategorized 17 Mar 2014 12:15 pm

Hard to Believe! 2014 on the MOVE!

2014 has already slipped two months past us and half of the third. Yet what an amazing time in the Real Estate world. There is no doubt that NOW is the time to be considering your next Real Estate move.

Already this year, Sumner County has seen 442 Residential transactions close with an average sales price of $186,000. Not to mention the 47 Land, Lots and Farms transactions, 20 condos, and 4 commercial sales. Commercial lease are on a rise as well, making spaces to lease hard to find.

All that being said, I, along with my family would love to talk with you about your next Real Estate or Auction move. We have a great assembly of local agents who have been trained to put your desires and dreams as their priorities.

As I like to tell folks, “We do not simply want to List your house or farm, Our mission is to get it SOLD!”

Uncategorized 19 Feb 2014 02:37 pm

Revving Up Real Estate in 2014

The professionals all have their opinion, but the one that matters is that of the person on the ground. In Middle TN the Real Estate Market has been consistently driving upwards over the past 24 months and projections having it going even higher soon. The days of waiting and watching for the unbelievable bargain are quickly running in the rear view mirror, and the anticipation for good house/land sales is high. So if you are considering a move, now is the time to call your agent and get things rolling.

That being said, it is still however extremely important that you price your property “in the market.” As people get back into the consistent groove of buying and selling, an over price can cause you extreme market anxiety. As you watch all your neighbors move in and out, and your property remains stale, you really must consider, “Have I overpriced my property?” A well done CMA should easily tell you where you should be in your market price range. This is something a Good Realtor can provide for you at no charge.

Can’t wait to see you all again this year as we enjoy the rising market with the onslaught of Spring and as the next year of Auctions kick into gear.

Will see you all on the Trail!

Ray

Uncategorized 08 Jan 2014 04:02 pm

Online Auctions

Hey everyone, hope you had a great holiday and are looking forward to a fantastic New Year in 2014.

As we start off a new year, we are always looking forward to the upcoming auctions. But as the weather stays colder, we like to point people to our online auctions. We offer some great properties at our online bidding site, www.GeneCarmanAuctions.com during the winter months. If you are looking for a hunting tract or a nice piece of real estate, you might want to check us out there in the upcoming weeks as new properties show up.

Also, if you have piece you are thinking about selling, this online auction might be an option for you. If you want more details feel free to give me a call at 615-428-4920.

Look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming auctions.

Ray

Auctions & Real Estate Auctions 22 Apr 2013 01:10 pm

Catching up

Sorry for the delay in post, just been super busy.

Spring 2013 Auction season is here and roaring. Glad to see so many of you involved and at the sales. For a list of upcoming auctions you can visit us on Facebook or our Company website.

Real Estate in Middle Tn has seen a definite up turn in both activity and prices. It is an encouraging sign after the past 3-4 years. If you are considering a move in Real Estate, I would love to talk to you about how I may assist you in your efforts. Call me anytime!

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Ray

Uncategorized 19 Oct 2012 09:00 am

Auction – Saturday Oct 20th, 10 AM

Do not miss out on this great upcoming auction.

Uncategorized 10 Oct 2012 02:41 pm

Oct 11th, 2012 Auction

Earl Sheep Lankford Estate. So much to choose from. Come see us!

Uncategorized 10 Oct 2012 02:40 pm

October Auctions

WOW! What a month for auctions. We have many coming up this month and next. Check out the web site, CarmanRealEstate.com for full details.

Just finished list for auction in Franklin on the 27th of this month and you will be amazed. There is antiques, glassware, tools running out your ears, tractor, car, trucks, equipment, and so much more. Keep your eyes open for more details.

Uncategorized 26 Sep 2012 01:32 pm

AUCTION!!! Sept 29th, Macon County

Ladies and Gentlemen, you do NOT want to miss this auction. House and 3 acres in Lafayette TN followed by personal property you won’t believe. A 40×80 building that is FULL of anything you can imagine wanting. ┬áTractor, Truck, Tools, equipment, furniture, glassware, GUNS and more. Do not miss out on this auction sale. And join us on Facebook or check out the website to keep up with all the upcoming auctions (hint, October is packed full of exciting auctions!)

Uncategorized 17 Sep 2012 01:07 pm

Upcoming Auctions

As you can imagine, the fall season of auctions is upon us. What a tremendous year it has been so far. I personally have really enjoyed seeing so many coming out to be with us on the weekends for our sales. Some really nice farms, houses, and personal property has found new owners this year through the auction process.

This fall will be no different. Having booked sales all the way up into November already, we have some very nice offerings to make to our buyers. Please do not fail to swing by our Auction page on the website and check out all the coming attractions. While you are at it, like us over on Facebook and stay tuned to all that is going on.

Look forward to seeing you again this weekend at another Gene Carman Auction!

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