Beautiful Hill Country Sunset

Thinking of relocating to Kerrville?

Moving to Kerrville? If you are thinking of relocating, Kerrville is a beautiful town. It is a great place to raise a family, transition into retirement or transfer a business. I moved back in 2008 and I have witnessed the steady growth. It is a lively little town but offers the slower pace.

Guadalupe River
Guadalupe River

This beautiful hill country has so much to offer. The Guadalupe River is available for all your water sports like kayaking, fishing and swimming. Hill country sunsets are available at every corner of the county. A new Junior High is near completion. The local tennis court and pool went under new renovations.

Splash pad at Louis Hays Park
Splash pad at Louis Hays Park

In 2012, the first segment of the river trail was complete. Extensions now stretch to Schreiner University and on past Dietert Center, a total of 5.4 miles. The city really did a great job executing the master plan for the river trail. More plans for maximizing the river amenities are in the works. Other facilities include Peterson Regional Medical Center, Hill Country Youth Event Center, Kerrville – Kerr County Airport, Callioux Theater, Acradia Live, The Point theater, Museum of Western Arts and so much more.

Jake Asbury playing live
Jake Ashbury playing live at Joanne’s
Bridget's Basket in Hunt, TX
Bridget’s Basket in Hunt, TX

I am so proud of this community and I am so blessed to see it flourish. Please contact me if you have questions about Kerrville or the surrounding areas. I am always available to help you track down a local coffee shop, lunch spot or the right people that can make whatever happen fast.

Jaylynn Perkins – 830-928-5766

Photographer credits go to local photographer Cassie Wilson.

Home Staging Tips for Real Estate

Why is Home Staging so Important

There are so many preparations that go into putting your house on the market. The most important one is home staging. The effort you put into staging your home will have a big impact on the process from start to finish. Having a property in tip-top shape will tremendously affect negotiations, the sales price, and the closing timeline. The more organized you and your family are the better. So let’s go over some Home Staging tips.

  1. Curb Appeal – I am all about curb appeal. Home owners can do so many small changes to the exterior of a home. All the small tweaks can really add up to a big impact. Some examples are painting the front door with a color that pops, updating shutters, fresh paint on exterior trim, and/or power washing the driveway.
  2. Turn on every light. -Switch on all lights throughout the house. Change out bulbs. Before showings, turn on all accent lighting like lamps, cabinetry lighting, up lights, etc. Open the blinds not only to let in the light but to show off the view.
  3. Clear off Countertops. – You want a blank canvas so buyers picture themselves living in the space. Remove most everything from the countertops. Put away all the small appliances like your mixer, coffee maker, or crock pot. Tuck away the beauty supplies and tooth brush. Staging the kitchen with fresh hand towels or a flower arrangement will help with selling the home.
  4. Declutter & Organize – Clear out drawers and closets. When I work with a seller, I usually recommend packing up 2/3 of the house. Having the nooks and crannies organized gives a strong impression.
  5. Clean Windows – Scrub the windows inside and outside. Hiring a professional can help tackle this chore. The positive impression clean windows make is so worth it.
  6. Touch Up paint – Paint goes a long way. It makes every room shine. Address scuffed trim, peeling paint and high traffic walls.
  7. Yard Work- Yard clean up is another task you may want to hire out. Cut the grass, de-weed, and add a fresh layer of mulch to flower beds. Cut back branches so the house is visible from the street.

Selling a home is hard work but it is worth it in the end. In the comments, tell me some more suggestions you have for home staging.

Has Covid-19 changed your office space?

What does your office look like compared to pre-pandemic? Have you started working from home primarily versus going into your office? If you’re anything like me, this past year has presented lots of new challenges to my “at work” status. One thing that has become very clear is that I am not nearly as organized as I thought I was.  I was so sure I was organized, but carting my laptop everywhere I went to get my job done made me realize that this system was not very effective for me. In fact, I really needed to reevaluate how I was going to work and where I would be able to actually accomplish my work related goals.

What does your current home office look like? Are you able to work anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection and great coffee? Or, are you like me and require a designated area for all things work?

So, I needed to create an office workspace in my home. This mobile work situation wasn’t going to suffice anymore and thus, I ordered a little desk and chair.  Like many of you, this pandemic brought out the “do-it-yourselfer” in me and I got started creating an office space in the master bedroom. Unfortunately, I didn’t think through how much space I would need (you remember I said I wasn’t as organized as I thought I was) and I quickly outgrew the little nook I had created in my room.  I’m going to need more space so look out guest room, I’m coming for you next.

If you’re needing more space to work, or just dreaming of a quiet office space in your home, you must check out 226 Northwest Hills Drive in Kerrville, TX. The Hill Country Charmer (pictured above) includes a perfect office nook just off the master bedroom. The space is tucked away from the main living areas and ready for all your work projects. It has plenty of storage with floor to ceiling built-ins and just by stepping into this space I feel more productive. Can you picture yourself, right there, with your coffee in hand as you tackle your to-do list? I can. 

Please contact me if you would like a closer look at the lovely, office nook located at 226 Northwest Hills Drive.

Jaylynn Perkins, REALTOR®, TRLP