Day: January 3, 2019

Real Estate News from Jonathan Deak Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

by Jonathan Deak, S.R.S.

Curb appeal is paramount for a home seller. Because if you allocate time and resources to enhance your house’s curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a successful home selling experience.

There are many reasons for a home seller to improve his or her house’s curb appeal, and these are:

1. You can differentiate your house from the competition.

The real estate market is fierce, and as a home seller, it is important to look for any competitive advantage. Fortunately, upgrading your house’s curb appeal may help you differentiate your residence from the competition.

Remember, a home with a beautiful front lawn, flawless siding and other dazzling exterior features is more likely than other houses to make a positive first impression on buyers. If you improve your house’s curb appeal, you can make your residence an attractive choice to homebuyers. And as a result, homebuyers may be drawn to your residence as soon as it becomes available.

2. You can boost the likelihood of maximizing your home sale earnings.

Optimizing the value of your home sometimes can be difficult, particularly for a seller who is unsure about how to list a residence and promote it to potential buyers. If you enhance your house’s curb appeal, however, you may be able to maximize your home sale earnings.

A home with great curb appeal is likely to stand out to potential buyers, and as such, lead to many home showings. Meanwhile, if buyers like what they see, there could be lots of competition to acquire this residence. And if a seller receives multiple offers to purchase his or her home, this individual could reap the benefits of a profitable home selling experience.

3. You can speed up the house selling process.

The home selling process may be long and challenging, especially if a seller enters the real estate market without a strategy in place. Thankfully, a seller who improves his or her house’s curb appeal can speed up the home selling cycle.

A house that makes a memorable first impression on buyers may prove to be a popular choice, regardless of the current real estate market’s conditions. If a seller enhances a home’s curb appeal, this individual can make it simple for buyers to fall in love with his or her house right away.

If you need assistance as you get ready to list your home, you may want to collaborate with a real estate agent as well. This housing market professional can offer tips to help you improve your residence’s curb appeal. Plus, as you proceed along the home selling cycle, a real estate agent will help you determine the best course of action.

Prioritize your home’s curb appeal – you’ll be glad you did. If you dedicate time and resources to improve your house’s curb appeal today, you could bolster your home’s appearance and make your residence a top choice in a competitive real estate market.

School Security Update

Although Officer Mark can never be replaced in our hearts, there is a new School Resource Officer in town. Easton Police Officer Craig Tibbals will replace Officer Mark at Staples now that school is back in session. Officer Craig is also DARE certified.

Ray Insalaco is the armed school security officer (retired state police officer) at Helen Keller Middle School and has been there since school started in September.

Obituary Sean Lindsley

Sean Ryan Lindsley, age 30 of Seymour, died Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Griffin Hospital following complications received in a residential fire.  Born in Bridgeport on June 22, 1988, he was the beloved son of Jerry C. and Mary A. Starks Lindsley of Grantham, NH.  Sean was raised in Seymour, CT and Easton, CT graduating from Joel Barlow High School in 2006.  He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2008 attaining the rank of Corporal and served his duty assigned to security forces until the time of his honorable discharge in 2013.  Sean attended Keene State and Naugatuck Valley Community Colleges, prior to working as a machinist for the Gen-El-Mec Associates, Inc. of Oxford for the past four years.  He enjoyed the outdoors and the unspoiled beauty of Vermont.  An accomplished downhill ski racer and winter sports enthusiast, Sean was a ski instructor at Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, VT.  He also participated in many other activities including riding quads, motorcycling, fishing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, target shooting, cooking steak and reading.  In addition to parents, Sean is survived by a cherished sister, Brooke Anne Lindsley of Waterbury, VT, Brooke’s fiancé, Benton Mitchell of Monkton, VT, his paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Jennie Srubas Lindsley of Newington, CT and many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Ann Tripeny Starks.  Funeral services will be private.  The Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia, is in care of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to the U.S. Marine Corp Toys for Tots program.  Online condolences may be made at