Pat Starnes Snippets: The Stages of SOLD as Told by Photos

The Stages of SOLD as Told by Photos

Today closed a chapter in a client's life. We sold the home they had lived in for 20 years while raising their family so they could move into something smaller and close to their children.

The house sold fast and at full price. It was on the market less than a week before we received multiple offers.

During one of my visits to the house, I noticed a framed painting of the house prominently displayed on the mantle. I inquired about it, and was told it was a gift from a family member the year they purchased their home.

Painting of 524 Madeleine Court

This is how Madeleine Court looked when I put it on the market last month.

524 Madeleine Court for Sale by Pat Starnes

Little has changed, except the trees have flourished. The front landscaping disappeared over time, but otherwise the artist's rendition remains very similar to how the home looked when it was first built.

Finally, this is Madeleine Court with my SOLD sign in the yard.

SOLD sign by Pat Starnes(SOLD is my favorite photo).

The sellers can carry a special memento of their previous home to their new city as they create more memories with their children and grandchildren.



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Brandon, Pearl, Ridgeland, Flowood, Madison and the Ross Barnett Reservoir area

 Pat Starnes, Broker Associate

Front Gate Real Estate, 6700 Old Canton Rd., Suite C

Ridgeland, MS 39157

601-991-2900 - Office

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Comment balloon 11 commentsPat Starnes-Front Gate Realty • September 06 2017 06:50PM


Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS I love your photos of your incredible success with this most recent sale. Congratulations!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc.) over 1 year ago

It is something the sellers deserve recognition for keeping their home in such great shape over the last 20 years! It is beautiful to say the least. Congraulations on the SOLD home!

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 1 year ago

That's a really cool photo history documenting the life of a house, Pat!  I love it!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

Pat that is a really cool photo history! One I"m sure your clients will appreciate too!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 1 year ago

The home looks great now and it is always neat to see how things change over the years.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 1 year ago

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 - Thanks for the compliment. The house was priced right and sold quickly.

Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 - I was so glad to notice the painting on the mantle and to see how little the exterior had changed. The sellers worked hard getting the house ready for the market, even painting the outside during the listing period.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Myrl Jeffcoat and Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI - Finding the artwork gave me an "aha" moment. I knew I had to share the history!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 1 year ago

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marti garaughty Thanks!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Good morning Pat. I like this a lot. Terrific pictures and sold is my favorite too.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

I LOVE this, Pat! I know your seller is thrilled with the quick, full-priced sale and what a cool 'before & after' that I had never thought of doing! I love it!

Congratulations to you, your seller and the lucky buyer too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 1 year ago

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