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Congratulations To Our Top Producers for December 2017!

We're pleased to announce our top producing individuals and teams for the month of December!  Top Listing Agent is Susan Kaplan and the Top Selling Agent is Carrie Moyer.   Our Top Listing  & Top Selling Team is the Cole Gold Team

Congratulations to these hard-working individuals, each one providing excellent service to all their clients. We're proud to work alongside them every day. 

Open House in the Winter? Make a Powerful First Impression

When preparing your home for an Open House this time of year, be sure to pay as much attention to the outside as you do to the inside. You want to create a great first impression, so by the time potential buyers enter your home, they are already optimistic about living there.

Here are some relatively easy things you can do to create the most inviting exterior without breaking the bank or your back. Also be aware that most buyers will ride by and check out the exterior of your home before even considering viewing the inside.  So it can be argued that the exterior is 'the most important' selling feature. 

1. Put a fresh coat of paint on your front door.  Not sure what color is best?  Use a color wheel to find a color that complements the color of your siding or brick.  Here is a simple color wheel to use from This Old House:  https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/choose-paint-colors-color-wheel.

Tax Reform Legislation Passes Today - What It Means For Homeowners

Lawmakers in the House and Senate passed tax reform legislation today, and the President is expected to sign it before the end of the year.

The National Association of Realtors worked very hard to try to preserve the tax benefits for homeowners, and although the results are mixed, the final version is significantly better for homeowners than previous versions.  

Last-minute changes to the bill include the following improvements:

Capital gains exclusion. In a huge win for current and prospective homeowners, the current law is left in place on the capital gains exclusion of $250,000 for an individual and $500,000 for married couples on the sale of a home.