Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Should we wait until spring to put the house on the market?

Should we wait until spring to put the house on the market?

Nope. Not if your sellers have photos plus a Baltimore Sunpaper article  written in 2006.

The best sellers are mine! I love partnering to get my homes sold. Interviewing the owners, during a listing appointment or a brainstorming session after the home is on the market, can produce new ideas like....

Promoting Baltimore County's Newest Historic District ...Fieldstone  or highlighting the 10 Reasons to Live at 8930 Church Lane 21133 Baltimore, MD


Baltimore winters are not an ideal time to show off  the magnificence of landscaping, ponds and gardens. So the question is:

Should we wait until spring to put the house on the market? Nope!

Not if your sellers have a Baltimore Sunpaper article  written in 2006.

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''Officer and a gardener  By NANCY TAYLOR ROBSON/SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IT'S EASY TO TELL WHICH home in the historic Fieldstone community of Randallstown belongs to master gardener Jimmy Waites. Inside his shaded front lawn, hemmed in by mixed viburnum, two huge maples are ringed with hostas. Wooden trellises spaced along one edge of the property frame weigela, Leatherleaf Mahonia (Mahonia bealei) and azalea. Opposite, a meandering bed of shade-lovers leads you up the driveway to an iron arch at the front walk that is covered with rose-and-blond-bloomed honeysuckle "Gold Flame" (Lonicera x heckrottii). A few scarlet salvias highlight a curve along the drive.

Waites appreciates symbolism, but is more interested in what gardens offer the senses, including the ear. He loves the sound of water and has several fountains burbling quietly throughout the space. He has also hidden a speaker and plays -- very softly -- bird-call tapes (Canada geese for example) to add to the lively conversations among the many songbirds that live there.

Not surprisingly, his property is a certified wildlife habitat. Bullfrogs "gullump" in his pond. Hummingbirds zip through the red bee balm (Monarda didyma cardinalis). His butterfly bush (Buddleia) arbor draws hundreds of butterflies that land on him when he walks through. There are squirrels and rabbits and chipmunks.  "I once looked out and there was a red fox lying down by the koi pond," he says.

But the quarter-acre garden isn't just for critters. He places focal points -- statuary, ornaments, urns, gates -- to lead visitors through every portion of this mini-wonderland. The garden is a flowing series of "rooms," each with its own spot from which to admire the view.'' 

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                                                         Or Photos like these




      8930 Church Lane 410-530-2400   8930 Church Lane 410-530-2400
     8930 Church Lane 410-530-2400   8930 Church Lane 410-530-2400
 Landscaped using lots of color, walkways, statues and a variety of plantings.


     8930 Church Lane 410-530-2400                  8930 Church Lane 410-530-2400
Attention to detail with stones framing the garden beds.            
This property is a certified wildlife habitat.



Should we wait until spring to put the house on the market?

  Now you can buy this home and enjoy the full beauty of Baltimore's spring.

When would you like to tour 8930 Church Lane 21133 in Baltimore County's Fieldstone Community?

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