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Home Styling | How to “Undecorate”

Home Styling How to Undecorate

Jamie Merando Home Stylist Joanne Curtin Team


Home Styling | How to “Undecorate”

As I was packing away decorations after the holidays it occurred to me how similar the task is to home styling.  It’s what I like to call “undecorating”. Undecorating is the process of removing personal and specific decorations, leaving behind a more neutral palette. Having a clean palette is important to attract potential buyers. When the slate is clean, buyers can imagine themselves living in the space.

Get Organized

As new year resolutions are made and we vow to get more organized, this is a wonderful time to start preparing your home to beat the spring selling rush. When you’re packing away holiday decorations go ahead and pack up family photos, decor and personal items. Not only will you be de-cluttering, but you’ll also get a jump start on packing items that you’ll have to pack later anyway!

Where Do I Start?

It’s easy to get overwhelmed, so start off easy. Begin with your junk drawers, closets and pantry.  Make three separate piles: one that you keep, one for donation, and one that goes straight to the trash.

Closets should be about one third full so that prospective buyers can see the amount storage is available. Pack away clothing that’s not in season. Use storage baskets and containers in drawers, cabinets and the pantry for a simple and tidy look. Once you have tackled the de-cluttering you can focus on larger projects. Keep in mind that as the spring market approaches, the busier contractors get and the longer it takes to get on their schedule.

Use these easy tips and you’ll be able to stick to your New Year’s resolution and be ahead of the spring market!

Grand Opening Event | 2018 Kickoff

We’ve finally settled into our new digs and now we’re ready to celebrate! We are so excited to kickoff 2018 with all of you. 

In early 2016 we took the leap in moving out of our cramped spaces at the KW Roswell office. We were literally working on top of each other! The Team found a temporary spot with plenty of room to grow (or so we thought). By Fall of 2017 we were, again, busting at the seams. We’ve always had the vision to have our Mega Agent Office in the heart of Roswell. What better place to be in the mix of all the hustle, bustle, and growth than on Canton Street? We’re nestled in a sweet little spot surrounded by a few historical Roswell landmarks, old and new businesses alike, and charming residences.

Grand Opening!

We truly feel at home here and can’t wait to open our doors to all of you to show our gratitude. Our Grand Opening event is for all to enjoy – Past, Present, and Future clients, our dependable vendors and partners, neighboring businesses and community, friends and family – we would not be here today without your support and trust! Did we mention that the the Mayor of Roswell will be there for a special ribbon cutting event, just to make it official? 🙂

As always, we’ll have food, drinks, great conversation, and fun. Tell us you’ll drop by: mfitzgerald@curtinteam.com

NEW Home of The Joanne Curtin Team | 1255 Canton Street, Ste. A & B | Roswell | 30075




The REAL Review | Real Estate News | January 2018

The REAL Review | Real Estate News | January 2018 | Vol. 1 Issue 1

Happy New Year to all of you! 2018 is here and we’ve hit the ground running. We’re super excited to welcome all of our friends, families, vendor partners, and past/present/future! clients on January 25th. We’ll be celebrating our Grand Opening at our new Team office on Canton Street in Roswell. Did you know that January is National Radon Action month? Radon can be deadly at high levels. Learn about this and more in our newsletter, the “REAL Review”. Click the image to read the full newsletter. 

Did You Buy a New Home Last Year?

What is Homestead Exemption?

If you purchased a home in 2017, you may want to know about this. A homestead exemption helps you save on taxes on your primary residence. This tax break helps remove part of the value of your property from taxation. This results in a lower property tax bill for you.

Who can take advantage of this?

You may apply for homestead exemptions if you own, reside and claim the property as you primary residence. There are also some income and age related exemptions for which you may qualify.  You will want to file before April 1st of this year in order to take advantage of the tax break. Once granted, the homestead exemption is automatically renewed each year as long as your status remains the same.  

For more info visit the GA Dept. of Revenue: Click Here

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to us 678-287-4848.  

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