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Unique Challenges of Winter Listings


Listing in the winter and listing in the summer are very similar tasks. Today, I’ll go over what you need to know about putting your home up for sale during this colder time of year.

Are you planning on merchandising your home for sale in the winter months?

If so, I’ve got good news. Merchandising your home for sale in the winter months is no different than doing so at any other time of year.

However, there is one common mistake people often make when listing over winter. People often forget about their yard. Even though grass is dormant, you still need to make sure your yard is clean, raked, and pristine. It’s important you still present your home as a neat and attractive one.

Since winter coincides with so many holidays, it’s natural that you may want to do a little decorating. If you do choose to have a winter or holiday display, keep it at a minimum. Don’t go overboard with seasonal decor. Decluttering and depersonalizing is still the goal, even during the holiday months.


Decluttering and depersonalizing is still the goal, even during the holiday months.


Whether you are listing in the winter or the summer, your home should look and feel open and clean.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

How Your Property Taxes Can Cost You Extra?

Pay attention to your property taxes. If you don’t, it could end up costing you thousands of dollars.


It’s that time of year again—you’re about to get your property taxes notice.

Because most people’s property taxes are paid through their mortgage company, they don’t even really pay that much attention to them. You should pay attention to them, though. If you don’t, it could cost you a lot of money. 

Only pay the taxes that you should.

How? Once the county sends your bill to the mortgage company, they don’t evaluate it to make sure it’s correct or not. That’s your responsibility. If your property is owner-occupied, your tax rate should be 4%. This is much lower than it would be if it was an investment property, which is taxed at a 6% rate. 

That margin doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it can add up quickly. If your property tax bill is $2,000 on your owner-occupied property, it would be $5,000 or $6,000 on an investment property. The county—in its infamous wisdom—has decided that any property that is transferred is transferred for investment purposes, even though less than 10% of them are actually transferred for investment purposes.

When you get your tax bill, verify that your property is classified as owner-occupied and you’re being charged the proper tax rate. If it isn’t, make sure you notify the county so they can make the correction. 

If you have any questions about property taxes, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or shoot us an email. We would be happy to help you! 

Meet Brianna, Our Agent-in-Training!


Lance wasn’t able to film today, so I stepped in! My name is Brianna, and I’m an agent-in-training here at the Lance Woodley Real Estate Team.

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Lance wasn’t able to film the latest video, so I stepped in! My name is Brianna, and I’m an agent-in-training here at the Lance Woodley Real Estate Team. Lance is so dedicated to selling your home that he starts training agents very early.

One thing that I’ve already learned is that having an effective, efficient home-selling system sells your home fast and for top dollar. Lance even has a guaranteed sold program!

I know that if I had a house to sell, I’d be calling the Lance Woodley Team.

I know that if I had a house to sell, I’d be calling the Lance Woodley Team.

As always, if you have any questions, reach out to the pros! We’d be happy to help you with all of your real estate needs.