November 2012 Welcome Home To…
YOUR WARNER ROBINS REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST
ABOUT THIS ISSUE Seller Tips: Staging Your Home To Sell
Staging your home to sell. It’s one of real estate’s truly hit or miss elements. A properly staged home can draw
hundreds of interested buyers, while a sloppy, last-minute staging will send shoppers running. So what’s the
This year Daylight secret to a well-staged home? It’s quite simple really. Just follow these steps and you’ll be much more likely to
get your home off the market.
Savings Time ends
Bring a second pair of eyes. mowed or trimmed, dead plants the sense of smell. This is crucial to
on November 4th at This point cannot be stressed should be removed and paint that selling a home. If you smoke, have pets
or if your home simply smells strange,
2 a.m. enough. What many homeowners
don’t realize is that they’ve come
is wearing thin should be given a
new coat. It may sound like a lot invest in covering up that smell.
to overlook the flaws in their of work, but the exterior of your Depending on what’s causing the odor,
new carpet or a coat of paint on the
We “fall back” and homes. It’s not intentional, but
overtime you begin to forget about
home sends a subtle message to
buyers about how well you’ve walls can help eliminate the problem.
But whatever you do, make sure you
gain an extra hour that light carpet stain or that maintained your home.
stick to these three senses.
scratched doorframe. You’ve seen
of beauty rest. it so many times that you no Once inside, play to three There you have it, a quick guide on how
longer “see” it. To fix this problem, senses- sight, sound and smell. to stage your home the smart way. Of
make sure that when you give The first two seem obvious
Don’t forget to set your house a once over you have a enough. For sight, you want to
course, one of the best decisions you
can make when selling and staging your
your clocks back an second pair of eyes, preferably the
trained eyes of a Realtor. Your
make sure your clutter is
organized and stored neatly.
home is hiring a terrific Realtor. Anita
Clark is one such Realtor and she’s
hour! potential buyers will be looking Make sure you’ve recently ready to help you, today. Whether
for all of the flaws of your home, mopped, swept, dusted and wiped you’re buying or selling, be sure to
so you need to recognize them as down everything. Sound is a bit contact Anita for all of your Warner
well. trickier, but it simply means that Robins real estate needs!
while buyers are touring, do your
First appearances matter. best to let them go at their own By Andrew Hill at
When your potential buyers take pace. You want them to be lost in www.austinhomelistings.com
that first step out of the car, your the illusion that this could be
home’s exterior has to blow them their house. This illusion is
Check out my blog away. That doesn’t mean you need disrupted when you decide to be
the latest exterior building their personal tour guide. If they
for more helpful materials or designs. But this often have questions, they will ask you.
articles and means a fair bit of yard work. The
lawn should always be recently
Better yet, hire a Realtor to
oversee the tours. Finally, there is
439 Brantley Ridge, Warner Robins, GA
FEATURED Sq. Ft.: 2507
` LISTING Year Built: 2003
MLS #: 106863
This elegant 2507 Sq. Ft. all brick home sits on a half-acre corner lot and is surrounded by trees in The Brantley Subdivision.
The home features four good size bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms all on one level. The kitchen is gorgeous with
granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, large eat in kitchen and breakfast bar. Other home features include crown
molding throughout, heated and cooled sunroom, gas log fireplace in large living room, and a formal dining room. The front
and backyard are beautifully landscaped and complete with sprinklers and hardwired lighting along pathway.
Featured Neighborhood: Eagle Ridge at Stathams Landing
Subdivision in Warner Robins GA 31088
The Eagle Ridge at Stathams Landing The Houston County Public Schools for
Subdivision in Warner Robins GA is this subdivision are Bonaire
located off of Old Hawkinsville Road. Elementary, Huntington Middle, and
This Warner Robins GA subdivision Warner Robins High School.
consists primarily of one and two-story
brick homes. Visit Homes for Sale in Warner Robins
to preview a complete list of Warner
A snapshot of the Warner Robins real Robins real estate or call me at (478)
estate market in this community shows 960-8055 for all your Warner Robins
no homes have sold so far in 2012 Real Estate needs.
although 4 properties are currently
available. In 2011, 5 homes sold in the
Eagle Ridge at Stathams Landing Click to watch my video about this
Subdivision for, on average, $219.8K subdivision!
(96.47% sales price to list price) in 93
The Eagle Ridge at Stathams Landing
Subdivision in Warner Robins GA is an
established community conveniently
located only 10 minutes from Robins
Home Buyer Tips: Do I Need Title Insurance?
“Do I need title insurance?” is often retain an interest after the original Note: If the previous owner had
asked by Houston County GA owner has died.) Owner’s Title Insurance, there is
buyers who are unsure if the extra the possibility the new owner can
expense is worth it. Title insurance Do I Need Title Insurance? get a REISSUE rate at a decent
provides protection for the policy Technically, Owner Title Insurance discount, with the new policy re-
holder if another entity makes a is not required. However, I issued in the new owner’s name.
property title claim. recommend all my buyer clients get
Owner Title Insurance to ensure How can Houston County home
In Georgia, there are 2 types: they are protected in-case an buyers ensure they make
Lender Title Insurance and unknown risk such as forged informed home purchasing
Owner Title Insurance. documents, public record mistakes, decisions? Employ the services of
title defects, and even back taxes a well-qualified Houston County
Lender Title Insurance protects and/or liens comes to light after Real Estate Professional!
the lender, is for the amount they have purchased the property.
financed, and is required as a In some cases, it may be As always, Houston County real
condition of the loan. determined they do not legally own estate information is brought to
Owner Title Insurance is the home. Having Owner Title you as a courtesy by Anita Clark,
optional, a one-time expense, Insurance will help alleviate title your Warner Robins Real Estate
made available at closing, and issues that arise, pay for a defense if Consultant.
remains in force as long as you necessary, and protect the buyer
retain an interest in the property from financial loss up to the policy
(it also remains in effect if heirs dollar amount.
Price Reduced in Kathleen GA 31047 – Lake Pointe Plantation Subdivision
Middle GA Buyers…the price has been room with fireplace, office/second living area, 4th The Houston County Public Schools for
reduced on this 2,940sq ft. two-story home in BR/bonus room with 4 large closets, bamboo this Kathleen home are Matthew C. Arthur
the Lake Pointe Plantation Subdivision. and tile flooring, all on a .87 acre lot. Elementary, Bonaire Middle, and Veterans
Reduced to $247,900, this Kathleen GA home
for sale (built in 1993) has been completely If you can envision your family calling this
remodeled. It is conveniently located close to Lake Pointe Plantation Subdivision
amenities and only 25 minutes from Robins property your home, call me at (478) 960-
Air Force Base. 8055 so we can get you in for a preview.
Located at 109 Suncrest Place, this cul-de-sac As always, visit Homes for Sale in Kathleen
property has 4BR/2.5BA, a spacious eat-in GA to view a complete list of Kathleen GA
kitchen with gorgeous cabinets and granite Homes for Sale.
countertops, formal dining room, large living
LISTINGS If you know anyone who might be interested in one of these homes, or might need
the assistance of a realtor, please feel free to call me or to pass on my number.
200 Pebblebrook East 108 Crestwood Road 212 Laurel Brook Drive 1402 Loudon Hill 406 Tanner Street
Warner Robins, Georgia Centerville, Georgia Warner Robins, Georgia Warner Robins, Georgia Bonaire, Georgia
3BR/2BA, 1554 SQFT 3BR/2BA, 2956 SQFT 4BR/2BA, 2162 SQFT 4BR/3BA, 2264 SQFT 4BR/2.5BA, 2388 SQFT
$120,000, MLS# 108289 $152,500, MLS# 105663 $175,000, MLS# 108179 $189,900, MLS# 106919 $192,000, MLS# 108905
439 Brantley Ridge 109 Suncrest Place 121 Magnolia Hill Road 321 Audrey Way 218 Cardiff Court
Warner Robins, Georgia Kathleen, Georgia Kathleen, Georgia Kathleen, Georgia Bonaire, Georgia
4BR/2.5BA, 2507 SQFT 4BR/2.5BA, 2940 SQFT 4BR/3.5BA, 2975 SQFT 5BR/4BA, 3580 SQFT 6BR/4BA, 3104 SQFT
$242,000, MLS# 106863 $247,900, MLS# 107220 $260,000, MLS# 108430 $263,500, MLS# 107115 $329,024, MLS# 106467
404 Windstone Place 221 Kenna Way
Bonaire, Georgia Kathleen, Georgia
5BR/4BA, 3328 SQFT 4BR/4.5 BA, 3586 SQFT
$350,000, MLS# 106468 $363,000, MLS# 107232
Call Anita Clark today to find your future home!
Direct: (478) 960-8055
Business: (478) 953-8595 x227
Toll Free: (888) 535-5055 x227
100 Granada Terrace 613 Post Oak Way 303 Preston Court 219 Wexford Circle 113 Hawks Trail
Warner Robins, Georgia Warner Robins, Georgia Bonaire, Georgia Bonaire, Georgia Kathleen, Georgia
4BR/2.5BA, 2160 SQFT 4BR/2BA, 1750 SQFT 3BR/2BA, 2019 SQFT 3BR/2.5BA, 2463 SQFT 4BR/2.5BA, 2587 SQFT
$117,900, MLS# 107975 $164,999, MLS# 107742 $183,000, MLS# 108671 $189,000, MLS# 108479 $189,625, MLS# 108265
Closing Date: 12/03/12 Closing Date: 11/13/12 Closing Date: 11/15/12 Closing Date: 11/29/12 Closing Date: 11/30/12
104 Derby Downs 311 Chelsea Crossing 211 Turnberry Way 202 Barberry Court
Perry, Georgia Bonaire, Georgia Byron, Georgia Warner Robins, Georgia
4BR/2.5BA, 2872 SQFT 4BR/3BA, 2670 SQFT 3BR/2BA, 1581 SQFT 3BR/2BA, 2205 SQFT
$205,000, MLS# 108634 $279,900, MLS# 106407 $127,000, MLS# 107283 $168,000, MLS# 107987
Closing Date: 11/13/12 Closing Date: 11/05/12 Closing Date: 10/26/12 Closing Date: 10/15/12
FINAL THOUGHTS…. Warner Robins GA Real Estate Market Report
It was another real estate market Employ the
roller coaster for buyers to services of a
month for the preview. Robins Realtor
Warner Robins GA who knows the
real estate market For September, sold
[ as both sales (35) homes were on the
and sales prices market for 101 days For a complete list
(average of nearly and the sales price of available
$141K) were to list price ratio Warner Robins
down from both was 96.61%. This
Real Estate, visit
the strong means selling a
Homes for Sale in
showing in August home for $200K
Warner Robins or
Statistics represent ONLY non-foreclosure, non-short sale, single
and the overall would return
family homes in Warner Robins (Source: CGMLS). Information is call me at (478)
deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. 12-month average. $193.2K for the
960-8055 so we
Currently there seller, on average.
can discuss your
CHECK OUT are 11 months How can both housing needs.
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ANITA CLARK, Realtor®
Honors Graduate of Williams Real Estate Academy
I am a full-time realtor and will help you and your family find your dream home! I am British, a 20-year military spouse (retired),
married with two grown daughters who are both married, and an active member of Harvest Church. I am an Honor Graduate of
Williams Academy of Real Estate and a member of the following associations/services: Central Georgia Multiple Listing Service,
Georgia Multiple Listing Service, National Association of Realtors, and the Central GA Board of Realtors.
Business: (478) 953-8595/ext. 227 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toll Free: (888) 535-5055 Website: www.anitaclarkrealtor.com
Cell: (478) 960-8055 Blog: www.sellingwarnerrobins.com
Selling, buying, or leasing, I am committed to provide you the best possible service to meet all your real estate needs. I will give you
the personal attention you deserve, have high ethical standards, and look forward to working with you!
Warner Robins, Centerville, Bonaire, Kathleen, Perry, Byron, Forty Valley, Hawkinsville, Jeffersonville
First Time Homebuyers, Military Relocations, New/Resale Residentials, Leases l
“If you want it SOLD, call Anita Clark – she is a houseSOLD name!”
If your property is currently listed with a real estate broker, please disregard. It is not our intention to solicit the
offering of other real estate brokers. We are happy to work with them and cooperate fully.