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  • 02/8/24






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Happy New Year! Can you believe we are officially in 2024? As we bid farewell to the old and welcome the new, we extend our warmest wishes for a fantastic year. We hope your 2024 is off to a wonderful start, brimming with happiness, success, and memorable moments. May each day be a step towards fulfilling your goals and aspirations.

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Clean and Simple Landscaping

Having nice but simple landscaping can significantly enhance the curb appeal of your home when you're looking to sell. Here are several reasons why it is important:

  1. First Impressions Matter: The exterior of your home is the first thing potential buyers see. Well-maintained landscaping creates a positive and inviting first impression, making buyers more likely to have a favorable view of the property from the outset.

  2. Increased Property Value: A well-landscaped property is often perceived as being more valuable. Simple landscaping can enhance the overall aesthetics of your home, potentially increasing its perceived value in the eyes of prospective buyers.

  3. Faster Sale: Homes with attractive landscaping tend to sell faster than those without. A visually appealing exterior encourages buyers to take a closer look at the property and may prompt them to make quicker decisions.

  4. Broad Buyer Appeal: Simple landscaping is less likely to alienate potential buyers. Intricate or overly elaborate designs may not suit everyone's taste, but a clean, well-maintained yard has broad appeal and can attract a wider range of buyers.

  5. Low Maintenance: Simple landscaping is often easier and less costly to maintain. This can be particularly attractive to buyers who may not have the time or inclination to invest in extensive garden upkeep.

  6. Enhanced Photography and Marketing: High-quality photos of a well-landscaped property can be powerful marketing tools. They can attract more online views, create a positive impression in advertising materials, and entice potential buyers to schedule a viewing.

  7. Highlighting Architectural Features: Simple landscaping can complement and highlight the architectural features of your home. It directs attention to the property's strengths and can downplay any potential weaknesses.

  8. Outdoor Living Appeal: A well-kept outdoor space can help buyers envision themselves enjoying the property. Even simple additions like a neatly maintained lawn, trimmed bushes, and a clean patio can create a welcoming outdoor living space.

  9. Emotional Connection: A visually appealing landscape can create an emotional connection with potential buyers. They may be more likely to picture themselves living in and caring for a home that looks well-loved and cared for.

  10. Competitive Advantage: In a competitive real estate market, a home with nice but simple landscaping can stand out from the crowd. It gives your property an edge over others that may lack curb appeal.

Remember that while nice landscaping can enhance your home's marketability, it's essential to strike a balance. Overly complex or personalized landscaping might not appeal to everyone, so keeping it simple and universally appealing is key.

If you have any questions or if you need recommendations on where to start, I'm here to help! 

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It is my responsibility as your REALTOR® to ensure that when others around you are lowering their expectations, that this becomes the time for us to switch gears and discover how to leverage the market effectively to achieve your goals.

If you would like to know more about the current market, or if you have any general real estate questions, call or text me on my cell phone at 804-350-0879 or you can email me at [email protected].

If you are looking to begin a home search, visit my website to get started!

102 Harvie Street
Duplex | Fan District
13213 Edmonton Drive
2412 Kensington Avenue
Fan District
2112 Hanover Avenue
Fan District
2909 Ellwood Avenue

Museum District
6 South Arthur Ashe Boulevard

Museum District
1220 Balustrade Boulevard #3A
Monument Square
10800 Millington Lane
Royal Oaks | Henrico
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Additional resources
We are select partners with REALM and Leverage Global Partners. What does this mean for you as our client? If you are looking to relocate or buy a second home in an entirely different city (or on a different continent!), Small and Associates has you covered. As a member of these exclusive networks, we work with other like-minded agents and to put you in touch with the right REALTOR® outside of the Central Virginia area. If you or someone you know has been considering a unique move, let us be your guide.
To learn more, click the links below:
In addition to being a partner to two exclusive global networks, I am a proud member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and am a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. This means that I will market your property to the highest standards with access to the latest trends in the industry. I am the only Real Estate professional in the Central Virginia area with this designation!
Are you interested in buying a second home but, aren't ready to fully commit to another property? As a part of our partnership with REALM, we can direct you to properties all over the world with Pacaso. Pacaso is Luxury Co-Ownership where you have the ability to  own a second house for 1/8 of the cost. Click here to learn more and to start shopping!
Are you looking for your own slice of "La Dolce Vita"? Small and Associates has the connections to make it happen. We have personal contacts with firms in Italy and would be happy to help with your home search and make an introduction!
Client Testimonial: Click the link below to hear from Sarah Merriman, a client of Chris Small. Thank you for your kind words Sarah! It's always been an honor to help you with your Real Estate goals.
Client Testimonial from Sarah Merriman
The Chris Small Group at Small and Associates
At The Chris Small Group, we embrace today's dynamic Real Estate market with fresh and strategic approaches to deliver optimal results. Our mission is to craft customized marketing plans that align precisely with the current market landscape. We commit to delivering exceptional outcomes that resonate with trends and buyer preferences. With our unmatched understanding of market dynamics, we ensure our clients' homes stand out and captivate potential buyers. Trust our expertise to maximize your property's exposure and generate genuine interest. Choose The Chris Small Group and experience the transformative power of our innovative and market-savvy approach in today's evolving real estate landscape.
A Story of a Sale: 3301 West Franklin Street
Chris Small, Broker | Owner
Luxury Real Estate Specialist

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