Monthly Archives: November 2016

Featured Commercial Property: 205 West Broughton Street

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Featured Commercial Property: 205 West Broughton Street

2,040 SF
$45/SF/year

  • $3.75 /SF/Month
  • $91,800 /Year
  • $7,650 /Month

Available January 2017

Exceptional street retail location on Historic District Savannah’s main shopping thoroughfare. High foot traffic from visitors and locals alike. Outstanding, renovated interior space with abundant light, high ceilings, brick walls & hardwood floors. Currently occupied by a high end home goods store, there is also the opportunity to purchase furniture & fixtures plus existing inventory.

Historic District Savannah’s main shopping thoroughfare next to J Crew and other national brand names including GAP, Banana Republic, Urban Outfitters, Kate Spade & Lilly Pulitzer.

For more information please contact Lori Judge at 912.236.1000 or stop by Judge Realty at 347 Abercorn Street.

 

Featured Property: 28 Houston Street

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After a dramatic, $100,000+ renovation, this stunning and highly styled row home offers the finest finishes. Overlooking picturesque Washington Square, this Victorian Carpenter’s Italianate home built in 1887 has a completely renovated interior with marble in the kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, refinished hardwood floors, four fireplaces, coffered ceilings and accent walls, and custom lighting. Two of the three bedrooms overlook the square, one of which is a cozy, converted trunk room. The second bath was added in 2015, along with a new roof, HVAC system, and increased insulation. Through the immaculate kitchen, there is a charming and private courtyard in the back. This amazing home could not be in a better location or better renovated for a new buyer. Take a step inside: LINK

For more information about this property, contact Pam Peterson at 912.401.2264 or stop by Judge Realty at 347 Abercorn Street.

 

Tips of the Trade

As we gear up for the holiday season, the collective office is on party overload: there’s always at least one dessert next to the coffee pot, scented candles burning throughout the day, and watercooler talk has shifted to caterers and floral arrangements. Luckily, open houses are very similar to holiday parties, so here are our tips of the trade from the Judge Realty creative director to give both your party and your home optimal face value.

When selling a home or hosting a party, guests remember the first and last element the most: what was the first thing they saw/smelled and what were the parting words or gifts. Create an intimate feeling regardless of the size of the house or party by taking advantage of an old real estate trick: stove top potpourri. From the second potential homebuyers step inside, the home should feel intoxicating- more so than a home, you’re selling them the idea of what it would be like to live there. Throw your favorite spices and fruits into a pot and let it simmer, it will work better than a scented candle and create the illusion of a warm, freshly cooked in kitchen.

However, more specific to open houses, avoid citrus of any kind as most people associate those smells with cleaning products, which can be a little off putting. I recommend a small pine branch, cranberries, cloves, ginger, cinnamon sticks, and fresh pomegranate juice.Judge Realty in Savannah, Georgia

Unlike a holiday party, at an open house you don’t want to go overboard with flowers; however, it’s a good way to steer the eye to more enticing and marketable views. Selling a home is just like a job interview: focus on the good, distract from the bad. If there’s a not so pleasing cosmetic issue, place a bouquet or two on the opposite side of the room, leading the eye to more appealing focal points like an original fireplace or built-in bookshelf. It’s basic sales at that point. Also keep in mind that, despite what your personal taste may be, certain flowers give a home a more inviting feeling. I recommend hydrangeas and garden roses for open houses, they always look clean and elegant. And if you know your thumb isn’t exactly green, opt for a pre-made arrangement (my favorite is Putnam and Putnam).Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaJudge Realty in Savannah, Georgia

Light. I can’t stress light enough for both parties and open houses. Yes, you want potential homebuyers to see how beautiful you’ve made your home, but good lighting can also work to distract from the bad. Keep it well lit, but intimate and cozy. I would avoid overhead light, focus on lamps and candles. I’ve been to parties in not so grand homes that were lit with just candles and lamps and felt like Ina Garten herself was the hostess.Judge Realty in Savannah, GeorgiaJudge Realty in Savannah, Georgia

Lastly, food. Everybody loves to eat, and if you’re trying to sell your home- show people how you’ve lived there. Convene in the kitchen for a cheese board and a glass of wine or have a few trays out on the patio- it will give you and your agent more time to tell buyers about the home itself and all it has to offer. You don’t have to go full Martha Stewart, but a little bit of charcuterie and rosé goes a long way.Judge Realty in Savannah, Georgia

Ultimately, it’s nothing to stress about, just think about what you enjoy about visiting someone else’s home. Do you have a friend who’s an exceptional host or hostess that you can steal ideas from? What do you usually talk about in the car ride home after leaving a party? Don’t make it too difficult, and have fun with it.

Heath Daniel
Creative Director

 

Featured Property: 321 Abercorn Street

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321 Abercorn Street – The Lafayette Building
Bobby Vermillion
$510,000
2BD/2.5BA
1,350SF

Built in 1928, this stunning condo in the historic Lafayette Building is the combination of two, south-facing units. Boasting two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, plus a guest half bath, this gracious, light filled home has all of the historic charm you would expect and unparalleled views of the Andrew Low House. With immaculate hardwood floors throughout, the condo has unexpectedly ample closet space, granite countertops in the kitchen, a decorative fireplace in the living room, and soaring 12 foot ceilings. In the heart of the Landmark Historic District, this property has all of the updates and amenities you could want including two new HVACs, a new water heater, a new roof on the building this year, and one parking space in a secure, underground garage.

For more information regarding this amazing home, contact Bobby Vermillion at 912.509.1000 or stop by Judge Realty at 347 Abercorn Street, right around the corner from the listing.