Drone Photography for Realtors
When showing clients their prospective dream homes, the sky has always been the limit…until now! Bryan Huff of Huffoto provides high-quality drone photography and videography to give prospective buyers a bird’s eye view of their potential home and neighborhood. Huff is a professionally trained FAA licensed drone pilot.
“When my clients request drone photography services, I request Huffoto!” -Teri Radcliff, Realtor
Huff has always had a passion for photography, and his entrepreneurial spirit comes from his family. “Photography is a passion of mine that I have pursued for about ten years now. I was raised in an entrepreneurial family, so I guess it’s in my blood.”
Huff is a man of many talents. He does wedding photography on the ground as well as his work in the sky, rain or shine. “We have shot several events in the rain due to there being no plan B, but we have walked away with great images because of it.”
And Huff embraces technology in both photography and as a means of connecting with others. “[We offer] drone photography and videography as well as studio and on location photography with intricate lighting. Our lighting techniques set us apart from the competition. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Busker, Google Hangouts, Snapchat, and you can find us at www.huffoto.com or in the App store of your choice. Just search Huffoto.”
Huffoto: Drone Photography – Book NOW!
If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your home for resale, or you just want an updated look for your own enjoyment, there are a few things you must consider before beginning any costly project. Many real-estate brokers agree that just because you put $25,000 worth of improvements into your home doesn’t mean that your house is worth $25,000 more!
Exactly how much of your investment you’ll recoup depends on a number of factors, such as the “big picture” housing market, the value of the homes in your neighborhood, when you plan to sell and the exact nature of the improvement.
Below are some examples of a few improvements that usually pay off – and some that rarely make a difference when it comes time to sell your home.
If you’re planning to sell your home in a year or two, a fresh coat of a neutral-toned paint could make the sale easier. A professional exterior paint job may also recoup close to 75% of its cost.
With just a few basic improvements, your kitchen can practically pay you back with interest:
- New paint, wallpaper and flooring are always appreciated
- Sanding, staining or painting worn-looking cabinets
- Replacing old cabinet hardware is a low-cost improvement that makes a big difference in appearance.
According to Remodeling magazine, the average spent on major kitchen-remodeling is around $39,000; refinishing an outdated one averaged $15,000. The full kitchen remodeling recouped 80% of its cost, the more moderate remodeling was valued at 87%.
Generally speaking, increasing the functional space of your home holds its value longer than remodeling just to make a house look better. It’s also much less expensive than adding an addition to your home. Converting attic space into a bedroom, for example, usually costs around $30,000 and returns about 73% of its cost, according to Remodeling magazine. Turning your basement into extra living space costs, on average, $40,000, with a recoup average of about 69% of your costs.
You usually can’t go wrong by adding an extra bathroom. At an average cost of $14,200, a new full bath can recoup 81% of its total cost!
Adding a deck is a very cost-efficient way to add square footage to your house. Decks cost around $6,000 and generally recoup 75% of their value.
Your utility bill savings may make up for the iffy resale value, however, a good set of standard windows should get you around 68% back.
In a word – don’t! Sure, they sound nice, but pools are very expensive to maintain.
Another nicety, but who’s going to spend all that time – and money? If the potential buyer is not horticulturally inclined, chances are your floral handiwork won’t add to the offering price.
It may not sound very exciting, but it’s the basic improvements you make to your home that may have the greatest return on its value: a beautiful new bathroom won’t make up for a leaky roof. So if you’re thinking of selling your house in the next year or so, be sure to address any problems the home may have before you, say, install those sunken gardens you’ve always dreamed of.
-Condensed from Dewayne Baskette’s Lengthy Email Newsletter
1427 Winding Creek Dr, Nolensville, TN
$ Click for current price
2 BEDROOMS | 3 (2 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1,728 SQUARE FEET
This is a wonderful townhome located at 1427 Winding Creek Drive, Nolensville, TN. 1427 Winding Creek Dr has 2 beds, 2 ½ baths, and approximately 1,728 square feet. The property has a lot size of 2,178 sqft and was built in 2010. Contact me immediately to schedule an appointment!
318 Seaboard Lane, Suite 115
Office Firm License #259153
Christmas Movies: Top 3 -Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
I hope that you all will enjoy the holidays with your family and friends!
Christ·mas : ˈkrisməs/ noun – the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ’s birth, held on December 25 in the Western Church.
Here are the top three Christmas movies of all time:
1: It’s a Wonderful Life
2: Miracle on 34th Street
3: Holiday Inn
If you need real estate assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Smyrna’s Holiday Market 2016
December 10th, 2016 (11:00am to 3:00pm)
1135 Rock Springs Road, Smyrna, TN 37167
Please join me at Christina’s Dance Center to celebrate local small business in Smyrna, TN! The Holiday Market will feature jewelry, health care, clothing, skin care, cosmetics, and handmade home products. Finish your Christmas shopping or find something for your home!
I will have a booth at the entrance to welcome guests! Please join the fun and support our local businesses.
How to Grill in the Winter Months
Grilling tips: successfully grill in cooler temps
- Pre-cook chicken and other meats in the microwave for one minute, stir and then cook another minute. It actually expedites the cooking process while conserving propane and decreasing your time spent outdoors. Make cuts smaller because it decreases cook times as well.
- Stop Peeking! -Use a timer and lift the lid as little as possible. Opening the lid to check on food extends cooking time as the grill loses heat quickly.
- Avoid using the side burner because of heat loss during the cooking process. It will take longer to reach the boiling point or to cook your food.
- Use a grill with a high BTU rating for maximum heat output.
- Make sure that you have heat resistant gloves and do not use anything flammable near the grill.
Our neighbor once gave me great grilling advice when I lived in Mississippi. I really had no idea how to leverage the grill properly. It’s not a simple process, it takes more prep time than I had originally thought and the grill demands respect.
He gave me two awesome tips, first, “Propane grills can be harder to light in the cold”, he told me. To make it easier, he said: “Don’t turn the handwheel on your propane tank all the way on.” He insisted, “try turning it just a single turn before lighting.” Secondly, he taught me how to season my grill by preheating the grill to about 300°F, turn it off and liberally apply vegetable oil with a brush or spray bottle. Close the grill and allow it to sit for around 20 minutes. Take a warm damp cloth and wipe the cooking surface clean. This process has nothing to do with the seasoning of the food, but it has everything to do with protecting your grates!
Enjoy your grilling time this winter and please be safe!
How to Make Space with a Lego Table
Lego Table: Old Armoire Doors, Things from Amazon and BAM!
My kiddos needed a place to store all of the components from their Lego sets so I bought various materials on Smile.Amazon.com, found a few unused items, hired my husband and created a Lego table from old armoire doors.
Please watch the video to understand the process of making this custom Lego station.
Many time kids just don’t understand where they need to put things when they clean up their spaces. This station helps them understand the need for organization and helps parents set expectations. It’s been a Godsend for our family! Finding additional space in our homes is a must. If you need help choosing materials or constructing the project just ask a family member or friend for advice. In many instances, this DIY method will be less expensive than a manufactured product.
Below are the items that I chose for this Lego table:
- Armoire doors
- 2 x Lego panels
- Storage bins
- Adhesive caulk
- Cordless Drill
- Oscillating Saw
- Wood and drywall Screws