Janelle Rawlston & Judy Parsons of The Indigo Skye Group with Compass Real Estate share their passion for the business and their clients in their newly released video.
HOME Has Never Been So Vital
Happy Autumn! Here we are already into 4th quarter and heading quickly into the holiday season. Right now, more than ever, our homes are taking "front and center" in our lives. We work from home (#WFH ☺️)️, school from home, cook, eat and sleep at home.... and everything in between. It has become the refuge where we conduct our lives during this pandemic and make plans on how to navigate into the future. Really it's always been about the home, right? Of course, and one thing is certain, we have spent more time there in the last 7-8 months than in years past. A deeper appreciation for our homes and home life has indeed emerged!
In fact, there is a lot of good happening in our market right now. We are seeing a surge of home buying in the Dallas market. According to the latest reports, Dallas County leads the area in home price gains. Median home sales prices in Dallas County were up more than $16% last month from a year earlier! Prices for all of North Texas were 10% higher than in September 2019. So from our viewpoint, it's a good time to buy AND a good time to sell.
Overall, our clients and prospects are desirous of a home that can meet their current needs of more space, design that accommodates our new normal, and expanded space to comfortably live and play outdoors.
In this issue of The Indigo Skye Group newsletter, we want to focus on the home and some of the trends we are seeing come up in the market. To get started, scroll down to read the latest from the blog "How Long Will It Take To Sell My Home?" plus a seemingly prophetic video on the home office of the 21st century (everyone is wanting more home office space!). In this month's Fabulous Find we share an innovative (and much needed) product we think you should check out: Molekule Air Mini+
, a small and quiet air filtration system that can help remove airborne viruses. In our new Featured Video, Janelle shares some key information on mistakes to AVOID if you are selling your home. PLUS Judy shares key info in a video on how to prepare for your home search. And of course, you don't want to miss our lineup of Featured Properties.😊 We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter!
As we continue to work with buyers who are having difficulty finding the right home to purchase. Do you know anyone who might be even just “thinking” about selling? Family, neighbors, or friends? Someone thinking about moving? Reach out and let us know, and share our contact information with them. We’d love to be matchmakers and have your help finding our buyers a new place to call home!
Sending huge thanks and much gratitude for your support and friendship. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with your real estate needs and questions.
Enjoy this Autumn season!
How Long Will It Take To Sell My Home?
In this article from the blog, Janelle discusses the factors that can contribute to or affect the time it takes to sell your home: location, condition, buyer demand, and the biggest one - price.
When you are considering putting your home on the market, it’s hard to know exactly how long it will take for it to sell. We can help you look at other recent homes that have sold in your neighborhood to give you an average or estimated timeframe, however, there are some key factors that impact how quickly your property will sell [....]
The 21st Century Home Office... from 1967
In this short clip from the March 12, 1967 episode of the CBS show "The 21st Century" Walter Cronkite, the most trusted man in America, investigated the home of the 21st century. It's amazing at how accurate he was in many of the predictions, especially when he said "in the 21st century, you may not have to go to work, work will come to you..."
Home Trends in Color for 2021
Every fall Benjamin Moore reveals color trends for the coming year. As designers predicted a variety of colors, one thing they all referenced were nature, soothing feelings, and happiness - for the obvious reasons! The ultimate color chosen by Benjamin Moore and as seen in the photo above is Aegean Teal #2136-40, and it definitely takes into account many of these factors.
"It has a really beautiful blend of blue and green with a touch of gray that gives a softened elegance that's very inviting," says Andrea Magno, director of color marketing and development at Benjamin Moore. This year, she notes, "we really looked to the home" for inspiration. Though the color was selected prior to the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing stay-at-home orders, it proved apt: "We started taking a critical look at the modern home two years ago, and that examination only deepened this year, as the home truly grew to become the center of our lives," Magno tells House Beautiful. "As the events of 2020 unfolded, we felt strongly that Aegean Teal continued to resonate in the home, possibly more so as the importance and expectations of the home reached new levels."
We agree and love this color, it seems to offer a cooling and relaxed feel. The question is, how will you use this color in your home? ; )
Featured Listings & Properties
Here's a peek at our current property listings. We may also have properties that have not been made public and could be just what you are looking for! Contact The Indigo Skye Group for more details.
607 Fountainview Drive in Irving
Stunning 1-story in Lakes of Las Colinas. Many upgrades, from the beautiful circular drive & 2-door entry to the hardwood floors throughout. Built-in shelves and beamed ceilings in the study. Triple crown molding with added lighting in the dining room. Stunning chandeliers, high-end granite, beamed vaulted ceiling in the family room - all add to the elegance of this home. Kitchen has built-in refrigerator, Stainless Steel appliances and walk-in pantry. Open flow from breakfast to family room with the media room off the den. Luxurious master suite has a separate sitting area, hardwood floors, large walk-in closet & a walk-in rain shower with hand held nozzle & wall sprays. Extra large covered patio overlooks roomy back yard.
656 Scenic Drive in Irving
Stunning and classic transitional home located in gated Lakes of Las Colinas. Luxury flourishes – from the wrought iron door as you enter to the hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, SS appliances, high-end granite and large island in the kitchen. The bank of windows overlooks a beautiful covered patio with fireplace and a backyard big enough to build a resort-style pool. The spacious Master Suite with dual sinks and generous closet is located downstairs while upstairs offers 3 additional bedrooms, game room and media room. A 5th en suite guest bedroom is on the 1st floor. Access to neighborhood pavilion, paths around Lake Carolyn, Campion Trails and Toyota Music Factory. Minutes to downtown Dallas or DFW Airport.
1200 Main Street #1208 in Dallas
Smart sophistication in the heart downtown Dallas. Experience upscale high rise living with incredible access to restaurants, shops and local entertainment. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath has a flex space with additional closet that can be used as an office or second bedroom. Hardwoods throughout, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The wall of windows adds light and brightness to the kitchen, dining and living area. This unit comes with a full size designated covered parking space. The Metropolitan offers 24 hour concierge, rooftop pool, grilling area, fitness center, theater room, business center, and bike storage.
4350 Willow Lane in Dallas
Opportunity Knocks... Good bones, under market value, and Priced to Sell, with huge potential and possibilities. Great investment property or renovation, in a Great Location! Needs TLC. Easily updated, expanded, or build to suit. Sitting on a 110' x 144’ lot, with beautiful, towering oak trees, diving pool, large backyard. Vaulted ceiling in den with gas log fireplace, split bedrooms, enclosed patio, light bright kitchen, wet bar, skylights, large laundry room, and 3-car garage. Many million-dollar new construction homes in the neighborhood. Convenient to top private schools, Tollway, 635, downtown, both airports. Buyer to verify all information. No survey avail, buyer will need to purchase new. Estate sale.
5822 Shoreside Bend in Irving
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1304 Greenfield Drive in Plano
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Filter Your Air
Not surprisingly, air purifiers are selling very well. Along with cleaning the air of allergens, dust, mold and smoke, Molekule's Air Mini+, $499 or $42 a month, is a small and quiet air filtration system that can help remove airborne viruses in tiny suspended droplets that linger for hours before they settle on surfaces.
With the scare of Covid-19 going into the holidays, we thought this was a good gift for YOU to help alleviate additional stress for your family. According to Molekule, this product meets FDA guidelines for use in health care settings to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19). While we know nothing is 100%, we thought this could be another layer of protection you could add for your home and would look great on a table in your main living or working area!
Don't Make These Mistakes If You Are Thinking About Selling Your Home
Janelle shares some very important tips on how to avoid mistakes when selling your home.
Keeping You Informed
The new video format from The Indigo Skye Group
Video is quickly becoming the GO-TO for staying connected, and educating ourselves. The Indigo Skye Group is committed to providing regular video updates to keep you informed on the local real estate market. And with video, searching for a home has never been easier! Subscribe to our youtube channel and don't miss an update.
More from Youtube and the Blog...
Two Things You Need to Do to Prepare Yourself for Your Home Search
If you are ready to start looking for your new home, Judy shares two important things you need to do to help you prepare.
Buyer's Are Finding More Space In The Luxury Home Market
If you’re ready to gain some breathing room in a larger home, let’s connect so you have the guidance you need to find more space in the luxury home market.
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CLHMS - Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
Judy has a true passion for helping others. Her interest in the uniqueness of people elevates her awareness of what is important to you and ensures that YOU are top priority.
CLHMS - Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
CNE - Certified Negotiation Expert
Janelle is an expert at relating to people and understanding their story. She is driven by a sense of curiosity to learn how people want to live, figure out ways to help them find that, and then add the extra details.
The Indigo Skye Group has the proven strategies and systems to help you prepare your home, price it right, present it to the right buyers, and get it sold for the highest price possible. Contact us today to get a free market analysis of your home, or if you need help deciphering the latest market information.