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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

It's that time of year!

It’s that time of year when we start counting our blessings and begin planning for the year ahead.  Thanks to our faithful customers and clients 2015 is going to be a banner year, both for me personally and for Rainey, Jones & Shaw.  Once again this year we will be giving a portion of our profits to our favorite charities in the name of our buyers and sellers.  In the coming year we will be strengthened by our new partnership with Leverage Global Partners, an international real estate referral network that also offers state of the art social networking and marketing resources as well as broad national and ...  Read More

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


RAINEY JONES & SHAW REALTORS JOINS LEVERAGE GLOBAL PARTNERS, THE FASTEST GROWING NETWORK OF INDEPENDENT LUXURY REAL ESTATE BROKERAGES IN THE WORLD Rainey Jones & Shaw Realtors Becomes Exclusive Leverage Global Partner for Louisville, KY  For Immediate ReleaseBeverly Hills, CA –October 22, 2015– F. Ron Smith, President of Leverage Global Partners, recently welcomed Rainey Jones & Shaw Realtors as the Network’s exclusive member in Louisville, KY. A unique alignment of the most prestigious independent real estate brokerage firms around the world, Leverage Global Partners offers its members the ...  Read More

Adding Value

Which items will add value to your home and help with resale when the time comes to sell?

The answer is: “Only the ones that future buyers will also want and be willing to pay for.”

As a general rule, choosing the functional over the merely cosmetic and choosing neutral over unusual or exotic will pay at resale. Taste and current trends can also affect the value of an update. Unusual colors have a limited appeal.

Which updates will add the most value to your home?

  • Updates that increase usable space (an extra bathroom, larger and/or upgraded kitchen, master bedroom suite, more closet space, conversion of unused space to a home office).
  • Updates that will lighten and brighten your rooms (white or light color paint and floor coverings, light woods, skylights, larger windows, French doors).
  • Updates that will open your home to the outdoors for fresh air and entertaining (French doors to the patio or garden).
  • Updates that will increase privacy and security (fencing, landscaping).