Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate – Debbie Shelton

Debbie Shelton Sponsors SML Charity Home Tour

Debbie Shelton will be serving as a Silver Sponsor for the 2017 SML Charity Home Tour, a locally based fundraising initiative that supports charities in and around Smith Mountain Lake and Roanoke.

In its 27th year of operation, the Smith Mountain Lake Charity Home Tour showcases eight breathtaking homes known for their popular points-of-interest, including architecture, landscaping, and interior décor. Ticket holders have the opportunity to tour each home and ask questions to the homeowners on-site. All homes are accessible via car or boat.

This year’s event takes place on Columbus Day weekend, Friday, October 6th thru Sunday, October 8th. Tickets can be purchased at www.SMLCharityHomeTour.com, or at area businesses listed on the website.

Beer Festival Celebrates 20th Year in Roanoke

Microfestivus, a beer festival showcasing local, regional, and national breweries, is scheduled for Saturday, August 12th, 2017. This year marks the event’s 20th anniversary.

Located in West Downtown Roanoke, Microfestivus features upwards of 180 micro and craft brewed beers to sample from a host of vendors, making the event one of the largest beer festivals on the East Coast. Guests may also purchase enhanced VIP tickets, which allows them entrance into two air-conditioned VIP areas with private bathrooms, specialty limited-release beers, food, early access to the festival, and more.

To purchase tickets, visit www.MicroFestivus.com.

Microfestivus is the signature fundraiser for The Square Society, a non-profit organization that supports Roanoke’s Center in the Square. For more information on The Square Society, please visit www.SquareSociety.org.

Tips for Selling Your Home in the Summer

Ask any real estate agent when their busiest time of the year is, and you’re most likely to receive the same answer: summer. Beautiful weather ushers in home-buying optimism as families begin searching for their next home sweet home. And if you’re trying to catch the eyes of prospects, then you’ll want to take advantage of these summer home selling tips.

Think Beyond Your Walls

Your living space goes far beyond the inside. Dress up any porches, patios, and outdoor living areas so that prospects can envision themselves enjoying summer barbecues and s’mores.

Cool It Off

House hunters have been riding around in their cars all day, battling sunburns and mosquitoes, searching for their new home. Welcome them with air-conditioned arms and refreshments that will help them forget about the summer heat.

The Grass Is Always Greener

Try to keep your yard looking its best. This means keeping grass cut and raked, shrubs trimmed, and flowers watered. Keep yard toys organized, and survey your sidewalks, railings, and fences to see if repairs need to be made.

If you’re ready to put your home on the market, then contact Debbie Shelton, Smith Mountain Lake’s premier real estate agent. Debbie will walk you through every step of the selling process while working around the clock to market your home to the right buyer. For more information on Debbie, check out her website at www.DebbieShelton.com.