The top 20 home design trends of 2017

What sellers and stagers should know about the trends ahead

by Marian McPherson Staff Writer – INMAN

  • 2017’s home design trends are all about creating lush spaces by taking traditional designs and making them modern with unique color, texture and material choices.
  • As far as color, experts suggest grays with warm beige undertones for living rooms and kitchens, and bold reds and rich caramels for bedrooms.
  • When it comes to remodeling, homeowners are favoring upgrades that make day-to-day life more convenient and luxurious.

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As the new year approaches, everyone is looking for ways to improve their lives — whether it’s shedding a few pounds, taking on a new hobby or completely revamping their living space for renewed inspiration.

Take note: The next year’s home trends call for lush colors, plush textures and modernistic takes on traditional designs that make the perfect environment to create a “new you.” (Or for staging a buyer’s new home!)

Although it may not be advisable to incorporate all these trends into a home you’re trying to sell, HomeAdvisor Chief Economist Brad Hunter says Realtors can use the following trends to help buyers imagine how a potential new home could look.

“Ideas for changing color schemes, updating countertops and undertaking more significant remodels can be mentioned while showing the home, depending upon the body language and comments the shopper is making,” said Hunter.

Furthermore, he noted that 2017’s trending renovations, such as “human docking stations” and “shedquarters” — along with upgrades, such as new appliances, countertops and cabinets — can help a home get sold quickly and at a higher price. Score!

Traditional kitchens with a twist

1. Built-in bars

Bring the party home with a sleek built-in bar.

The trend, which is a twist on 2016’s bar cart trend, is the perfect addition for homeowners who love to entertain. The bars add instant pizzazz to an otherwise traditional kitchen, plus offer built-in shelving for cocktail fixings, drinks, glasses and everything you’ll need for a ritzy night in.

2. Contrasting islands

Is a built-in bar a little over-the-top for you? Then a colorful island is a simple substitute that offers extra room for mixing drinks and whipping up tasty snacks for family and friends.

The key to nailing this trend and making it modern is choosing a contrasting color. Have a kitchen with a lot of warm hues? Choose an island in a cool shade, as seen in the photo below.

3. Colored island plus colored fridge

Feeling colorful? Add a 1950s-style fridge in a vibrant hue to your kitchen.

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5 Ways To Positively Work With “The Gatekeepers”

This is one of the biggest obstacles for today’s sales people. Especially when it comes to Internet Marketing.

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Here’s the thing about “the gatekeepers”. They’re busy. They have a lot on their plate. And whether it’s pitches or résumés, they’re getting a high volume of submissions on a daily basis.

So how do you get through to CEOs or other executive level people? How do you grab their attention amidst their sea of emails and phone calls? Or, if you’re already communicating with them, what do you do to keep them engaged?

Here are five ways to work positively with the gatekeepers.

1. Recognize The Flow Of Influence & Use It To Your Advantage

In corporate environments, influence flows downward. As result, talking directly to the gatekeeper could actually be to your detriment. Gatekeepers are there to keep you out. Letting someone through could mean putting their reputation or even job at risk. More often than not, they will reject you, and they might give you more than just…

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Agents beware of Opendoor’s business model.

10 ways the startup could change the game for agents and brokers.Key Takeaways

by Teke Wiggin Staff Writer  INMAN

Opendoor’s deployment of $320 million in equity funding and $400 million in debt will send shockwaves across the industry.

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Property-exchange platform Opendoor just bagged what is probably the largest funding round ever for a real estate tech startup, with a reported valuation of at least $1 billion only two years after launch.

The startup is overhauling the traditional real estate business model in a fundamental way. It buys and sells homes itself, giving it unprecedented flexibility to improve speed, convenience and customer experience.

Opendoor’s deployment of $320 million in equity funding and $400 million in debt will send shockwaves across the industry, perhaps most by popularizing new technology and business practices.

“If we can innovate in the space and have other people mimic or reproduce that innovation, that’s a huge win for the consumer and that’s what customers are going to demand,” said Opendoor CEO Eric Wu.

Here are 10 ways Opendoor could impact the industry in the next year or two.

1. Expansion

Opendoor only operates in Phoenix, Dallas and Las Vegas but plans to expand to 10 cities in 2017. By 2018, it wants to be in 30 cities, according to Forbes.

Wu wouldn’t confirm the reported 2018 target, declining to provide more details on expansion plans.

2. New opportunities for agents

Opendoor sells properties through a brokerage subsidiary, but it also lists some inventory with agents at other real estate firms.

For example, Jake Shuler, an agent at Plano, Texas-based Keller Williams Realty Plano, is a member of the Opendoor team, according to Opendoor’s Zillow profile.

Enterprising agents may be able to win new listings when the startup lands in their market.

It also will offer opportunities to buyer’s agents.

Its keyless-access technology eliminates the need for agents to accompany clients on visits to Opendoor listings if they’re tied up. And the startup could theoretically generate more inventory, nudging some would-be sellers off the fence.

Opendoor pays agents the going rate for bringing a buyer to a sale. And it offers a 1 percent discount to consumers who agree to sell their home to Opendoor and purchase their next one using an Opendoor “partner agent.”

Two Opendoor customers say the ‘discount for buying direct,’ clear communication and simplicity were what they liked most about the startup.

3. New competition for agents

That said, Opendoor is an alternative to listing with a brokerage.

Homeowners can sell directly to the startup and close in as little as three days, rather than sell through an agent and close at an unknown time — if at all. And although it currently works with buyer’s agents, it’s building machinery that can encourage buyers who purchase its homes to work without agents.

Opendoor offers a discount to consumers who “buy direct” from the startup.

But Opendoor’s goal “isn’t to displace Realtors,” Wu said. “It’s to build the best possible customer experience.”

“There’s also a world where we help work with agents to build the best experience,” he added.

4. Lower fees

More funding may help Opendoor reduce its service fee, which ranges from 6 to 12 percent, allowing it to edge closer to competing on price.

In fulfilling its mission of the best possible experience, “part of that is how much customers have to pay,” Wu said.

But Opendoor is focused, first and foremost, on investing further in the automated valuation models (AVMs) it uses to make fast offers on properties.

“We want to first use that capital to improve accuracy, building a world-class pricing model so that people get a fair market price,” he said.

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5. Imitators

Opendoor’s success has not gone unnoticed in Silicon Valley. Knock has launched a similar business model in Atlanta, and Opendoor’s latest cash haul may spur others to follow suit.

Venture-capital firms that weren’t able to participate in Opendoor’s latest funding round will hunt for imitators.

“I’m sure there’s going to be competition at some point,” Wu said.

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6. More showings without real estate agents

Some agents don’t think buyers should be able to access listings without agents present.

But Opendoor lets buyers visit its listings anytime from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. The startup’s keyless-access technology has delighted consumers and helps the startup purportedly attract three times as many visits as the typical listing.

Not wanting to be outdone, more listing agents may adopt similar technology. Some options offer a custodial role to agents, including Toor and Prempoint, which was unveiled at a recent National Association of Realtors (NAR) conference.

MLSs may need to loosen their rules to accommodate agent-free showings.

7. Growth of home-sale guarantees

Some agents promise to sell a listing for free if they don’t sell it within a certain timeframe.

“I’m leaning toward Opendoor because it guarantees a sale at a fair price,” a consumer might tell an agent.

Agents with guaranteed-sale programs could respond: “So do I, but for a lower fee.”

8. Foster streamlined underwriting

Buyers who use Opendoor’s “preferred lender” can close faster and for a lower fee (they get 1 percent off closing costs if they work with the preferred lender) than they can by working with many traditional lenders.

The startup will continue to look for ways to streamline the underwriting and closing process, innovating with lenders or perhaps even offering seller financing.

This will put pressure on the mortgage industry to up its game.

9. More mortgage financing by private equity and hedge funds

Opendoor can snap up homes so quickly, in part, by drawing on a line of credit from at least one private-equity firm.

The payoff of this arrangement for both Opendoor and its financier might prompt more non-bank financial firms — such as private-equity companies and hedge funds — to wade further into the mortgage space.

Such companies have already been increasingly funding mortgages through online lenders and real estate crowdfunders.

Buyers might be able to more easily qualify and close on such mortgages than traditional home loans. Opendoor’s growth could catalyze acceleration in this arena.

10. Simplified title services

Opendoor uses Fidelity National Title to facilitate a majority of its transactions.

The two companies are presumably collaborating to simplify title transfer, insurance issuance and escrow services.

Other title companies would try to replicate successful innovations. Blockchaintechnology could help drive this, such as by undergirding e-signing.

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New Listings Homes Nashville June 7, 2016

NEW LISTINGS Nashville June 7, 2016 – TheDailyClassifieds.com
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New Listings Homes For Sale Nashville

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530 Jackson Blvd Nashville, TN 37205
Subdivision: Homes For Sale Belle Meade/Jackson Estate
MLS #: 1736317, Price: $ 14,700,000.00
Bedrooms: 6, Baths: 8, Baths Half: 5
Housing type: Single Family, Square feet: 22004
County: Davidson
PROPERTY INFO: http://www.thedailyclassifieds.com/mlsurlredirect.asp?lid=1444523

Listing Agent: Laura Stroud, Cell phone: 615-330-5811
Office: French King Fine Properties, Phone: 615-292-2622

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7675 Sawyer Brown Rd Nashville, TN 37221
Subdivision: Land For Sale
MLS #: 1736268, Price: $ 119,998.00
County: Davidson County
PROPERTY INFO: http://www.thedailyclassifieds.com/cl.asp?l=1444510

Listing Agent: Steve Laviola, Cell phone: 615-347-1791
Office: RE/MAX Premier Properties, Phone: 615-822-2003
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8200 Penn Way Ct Franklin, TN 37064
Subdivision: Homes For Sale Brandon Park Downs
MLS #: 1736402, Price: $ 1,189,900.00
Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 3, Baths Half: 3
Housing type: Single Family, Square feet: 7890
County: Williamson
PROPERTY INFO:http://www.thedailyclassifieds.com/mlsurlredirect.asp?lid=1444527

Listing Agent: Guy Richie, Cell phone: 615-975-4837
Office: Worth Properties LLC, Phone: 615-250-7880
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1002 Vista Cir Franklin, TN 37067
Subdivision: Homes For Sale Cross Creek Sec 2
MLS #: 1736300, Price: $ 575,000.00
Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 4, Baths Half: 1
Housing type: Single Family, Square feet: 4111
County: Williamson
PROPERTY INFO:http://www.thedailyclassifieds.com/mlsurlredirect.asp?lid=1444524

Listing Agent: Charlene Kimmel , Cell phone: 615-579-8163
Office: Bob Parks Realty, Phone: 615-790-7400

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1705 Tensaw Circle Franklin, TN 37067
Subdivision: Homes For Sale Mckays Mill
MLS #: 1736432, Price: $ 649,900.00
Bedrooms: 6, Baths: 4, Baths Half: 1
Housing type: Single Family, Square feet: 5115
County: Williamson
PROPERTY INFO: http://www.thedailyclassifieds.com/mlsurlredirect.asp?lid=1444522

Listing Agent: Kellie Seboa , Cell phone:
Office: Keller Williams Realty, Phone: 615-778-1818

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3917 Cross Creek Rd Nashville, TN 37215
Subdivision: Homes For Sale Green Hills
MLS #: 1736354, Price: $ 749,900.00
Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 3, Baths Half: 1
Housing type: Horiz. Property Regime-Detached, Square feet: 2779
County: Davidson
PROPERTY INFO: http://www.thedailyclassifieds.com/mlsurlredirect.asp?lid=1444521

Listing Agent: Angela Pickney O’Neil, Cell phone: 615-429-6523
Office: The Wilson Group, Phone: 615-385-1414

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4166 Outer Dr Nashville, TN 37204
Subdivision: Homes For Sale Green Hills
MLS #: 1736224, Price: $ 899,500.00
Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 3, Baths Half: 1
Housing type: Single Family, Square feet: 4132
County: Davidson
PROPERTY INFO: http://www.thedailyclassifieds.com/mlsurlredirect.asp?lid=1444526

Listing Agent: Walter Roberts, Cell phone: 615-300-7728
Office: Pilkerton Realtors, Phone: 615-371-2474

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2905 Westmoreland Dr Nashville, TN 37212
Subdivision: Homes For Sale Hillsboro Village
MLS #: 1736212, Price: $ 699,000.00
Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 3, Baths Half: 1
Housing type: Single Family, Square feet: 2908
County: Davidson
PROPERTY INFO: http://www.thedailyclassifieds.com/mlsurlredirect.asp?lid=1444525

Listing Agent: Dana Griscom, Cell phone: 615-485-5360
Office: Pilkerton Realtors, Phone: 615-383-7914

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1815 Daisy Ct Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Subdivision: Homes For Sale The Meadows Sec 4 Resub
MLS #: 1736341, Price: $ 110,000.00
Bedrooms: 2, Baths: 1, Baths Half: 1
Housing type: Zero Lot Line, Square feet: 1188
County: Rutherford
PROPERTY INFO:http://www.thedailyclassifieds.com/mlsurlredirect.asp?lid=1444519

Listing Agent: Glenda Victory, Cell phone: 615-405-9887
Office: Bob Parks Realty, Phone: 615-896-4040

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1806 Newton Ave Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Subdivision: Homes For Sale Riverview Park Sec 18
MLS #: 1736364, Price: $ 289,900.00
Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 3, Baths Half: 0
Housing type: Single Family, Square feet: 2661
County: Rutherford
PROPERTY INFO: http://www.thedailyclassifieds.com/mlsurlredirect.asp?lid=1444520

Listing Agent: Glenda Victory, Cell phone: 615-405-9887
Office: Bob Parks Realty, Phone: 615-896-4040
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What’s Cookin’ Nashville

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New Condo Project in Wedgewood Houston – Six10 Merritt

New Condo Project in Wedgewood Houston – Six10 Merritt
Six10 Merritt is a 26 home condominium project coming to  Wedgewood Houston – Nashville’s hottest up and coming market. It will be anchored by two commercial/retail spots and located on the corner of Merritt & Martin. There will be two types of homes: flats & townhomes. Six10 Merritt is the first mixed-use building in a large master planned development called The Finery, all by Core Development.

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The flats will be walk-up condos above the commercial/retail space on the 2nd & 3rd floors of the building. There will be 12 of these. Ten studio, one-bedroom, and two two-bedroom flats, ranging in size from 524 to 980 square feet. There will be one assigned parking space per flat in an open lot. The studios are $149,900, one-bedrooms $184,900-199,900 and two bedrooms $249,900.
The townhomes are three levels, two bedroom, two bath, plus a flex live/work space on the bottom level, with an ADA bathroom and a few options to finish out part of the space. They have rooftop decks and attached two-car garages. These units can be used to live in and run a small storefront out of on the bottom level. These will start at $409,900.

The homes have been sytled to embrace the creative/marker/artistic character of the neighborhood, with streamlined and somewhat industrial style finishes. Flooring is clear-coated concrete throughout, quartz countertops in a light or dark color choice, and maple or oak flat front cabinets & stainless appliances. The homes will have chrome hardware throughout, and Alabaster white paint on the walls and ceiling with modern grey trim.

Investors purchases are limited to 5 town homes only. Minimum rental term is one year. Core will begin accepting contracts on July 15th. Ocuupancy is expected in 2016. Earnest money down at contract is 3% which becomes non-refundable after 10 business days. HOA dues are $0.15 per foot.

You can see floor plans on the website at six10merritt.com.

Are you interested in pursuing a home are SIX10 Merritt? Our team would be glad to assist you with buyer representation.

Homes For Sale River Landing Franklin Tennessee

Homes For Sale River Landing Franklin TN – New Listing 5-23-14 –
200 Winburn Ln – Franklin,  TN  37069

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200 Winburn Ln – Franklin,  TN  37069 – River Landing
Beautiful private yard!Chef’s kitchen*Viking gas range top and hood*double ovens*butlers pantry*Master down with vaulted ceiling*wood burning fireplace and gas starter*3 bedrooms up*two full baths*huge walk in storage room!!!

Listing Website – http://www.pilkertonrealtors.com/1636802

Bedrooms – 4 Full Baths – 3½ Baths – 1Year Built – 2002 Sq Ft – 4,164
MLS #1636802

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Lot Size 93 X 186
Number of Stories 2.00
SqFt – Main Floor 2,580
SqFt – Second Floor 1,584
Living Room Dimensions 20×19
Bedroom 1 Dimensions 17×15
Type of Range Cooktop
Construction All Brick

Location

City Franklin
Subdivision River Landing Sec 1
MLS Area 10-Williamson County
Zip Code 37069

Schools

Elementary School Walnut Grove Elementary
Middle/Jr. High Grassland Elementary
Senior High Franklin High School

Utilities & Fees

Cooling Source Electric
Cooling System Central
Heating Source Gas
Heating System Central
Sewer System Sewer
Water Source City Water

Mary Love Patton – Agent – 615-533-3169
Pilkerton Realtors – 615-371-2474

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