Testimonial Tuesday

In short : Jay Ferguson and Taylor-Made Real Estate are the best! Jay sold our home in record time and made it a great experience to boot.

From day one Jay told us ” I am going to sell your home,” and there was an offer on the table less than 8 hours after the house was listed. Jay did his homework. He had a thorough understanding of pricing trends and of the strengths of our unique development before the unit went on the market.

The results : our unit sold faster than almost any other house in our community that had been listed over the past five years and it sold at a higher price than most if not all of those same units.

Jay and his wonderful, friendly staff at Taylor-Made have created a digital marketing juggernaut. They take the time to get it right the first time and are very effective in making sure potential buyers will easily find your home’s listing online with accurate information on well designed, eye-catching web pages.

Jay is honest and straightforward. Jay never made a promise he did not deliver on. Jay is an expert negotiator and we always felt he was looking out for our best interest first. Jay very patiently walked us through all the steps we needed to sell our home. Jay was readily available to answer any questions or to update us on any developments regarding our contract. Jay’s knowledge and acumen are second to none. He is just a great upbeat guy and a pleasure to work with. He is also a cool cucumber. Selling a home can be a stressful situation at times but thanks to Jay’s people skills he always kept things on an even keel.

His excellent support staff (including Megan, Susan and Allie) were also tremendously helpful and friendly. Everything Jay does is deliberate and has purpose. Jay is truly there to serve his clients and exceed his client’s expectations which he definitely did in our case.

I would recommend Jay to anyone who is considering selling their home. Jay is one of the hardest working, most positive, talented professionals we have had the pleasure to work with in any field. While there are a lot of great agents in Western Maryland Jay is in a class of his own. We were blessed to have him in our corner and I promise you will feel the same if you choose Jay to sell your home.” – Rob Paine

 

NEW LISTING- 565 Glendale Road #308

Check out my listing at Silver Tree Suites.

Take a closer look at this over-sized unit at Silver Tree Suites. You will feel the difference that this 722sf offers over smaller units – and so will your guests!

This in-demand unit rents more often than most because of the added size and attractive layout with loft bedroom.

Best priced unit compared to other similar floor-plans. Enjoy the lakefront amenities & added bonus of rental income!

For more info, click here.

 

NEW LISTING- 167 Tenderfoot Road

Check out my new listing!

Yellowstone log home on 4.31 wooded acres. 3BR/2BA on the main and upper levels, and 2 more BR + BA on the lower level are framed, dry-walled, just waiting for paint and flooring.

Construction is 90% finished and most materials needed to finish are stored in basement.

Property is priced $50k under assessment! Two impressive fireplaces and a peaceful front porch. 5BR rental projections ~$25k+/yr.

For more information, click here.

 

NEW LISTING- 128 Greenbrier Drive

Lodestone golf course, frontage on hole #1 fairway and green. Lot #3 has a building permit pre-approved by owner prior to sprinkler system ordinance, a savings of $20k+ over similar building lots! Huge value!

Close proximity to Fork Run recreational area, State Parks, Deep Creek Lake & Wisp Ski & Golf resort. Build your home on the areas highest golf course (2,973ft), designed by Hale Irwin.

For more info, click here.

 

NEW LISTINGS- 4190/4232 Sand Flat Road

Check out my listings on Sand Flat Road!

Overlooking a beautiful horse farm, these houses have great rehab potential. With some TLC, these homes could be a great first home or a weekend getaway. Located close to McHenry, Oakland and Deep Creek Lake.

 

4232 Sand Flat:

4190 Sand Flat:

 

For more information on 4190, click here.
For more information on 4232, click here.

 

 

NEW LISTING- 98 Red Pine Road

Check out my listing on Red Pine Road!

 

 

 

One level living! Well-maintained home in McHenry with many improvements, including a paved driveway, a detached garage/shed with electric, and a spacious front deck. 3 large bedrooms and 2 full baths, and a ton of storage space in the attic.

Central AC and a heat pump offer incredible comfort and efficiency. Furnishings negotiable. Original owner.

Very private setting & DCL is about a mile away!

 

For more information, click here.

 

Homebuying Trends For 2017

Realtor.com has released their findings from their survey of buyer’s preferences, including reasons why they are choosing to buy a home.

Of buyers aged 25-34 the majority of them cited financial stability and the positive investment that home ownership brings. Older buyers, however, primarily cited having features that make the home more physically comfortable or enhance their daily living experiences as their top priority. Also, of the respondents that listed ‘considering retirement’ as their primary reason for moving this year, the age when this started to be top priority was as young as 45.

Other findings include:

  • Older buyers would prefer an updated garage over an updated living room

  • 40% of buyers age 25-34 think they will buy a townhouse or attached rowhouse

  • 43% of shoppers searched for ranch style homes

  • At every age group the vast majority of respondents were looking for a two-bathroom house.

Click over to the realtor.com site to see the full results.

 

For more info, click here.

 

How To Get A Home Photo-Ready, According To The Pros

The importance of photography in real estate listings cannot be overstated and as such an entire side industry of staging experts has sprung up to support the efforts. If you want to hear some inside tips from the pros, head over to this article in the New York Times that has some ideas that don’t usually make the standard lists of how to get a home photo-ready.

One example they cite is to hang artwork higher than you normally would because it makes the ceilings look taller. Also, sellers can make the bed and bedroom look wider by matching the colors of the pillows to the bedspread so that the edges blend together and don’t create a visual break in the flow of the central focal point of the room.

Check out the rest of the article for more ideas to make the physical spaces of a home translate well into listing photos.

For more info, click here.