Seeing you home for the holidays

Lights twinkling and warm wishes all around; you know it’s here. The holiday season has arrived. With Thanksgiving around the corner, we wanted to tell the story of some of our past clients we saw all the way home for the holidays!

Angie & Jared

“I am most excited to be able to experience my babies first everything this year for the holidays. The most enjoyable thing so far about our new house is the fact that it’s ours. It’s the first new house our whole family has together, decorating it to what we want and really having something that’s ours is nice and exciting!”

Angie and Jared plan to host their holiday festivities in their new home for the first time and are excited to relax rather than travel. The couple worked with Sarah Feeney who is a long-time family friend.

“We had a baby in the spring and quickly outgrew our first house and became interested in looking into what was available. Sarah was amazing to work with. She was very honest and upfront with us and always kept positive energy and always very reassuring and accommodated to our busy schedule. She always advocated for us and what we wanted.” Some advice Angie wants to give future home buyers is to not get discouraged. “It can be very trying but stay positive and always always get a home inspection and trust your instincts.”

-Angie & Jared | Agent: Sarah Feeney

Trish & Drew

Trish and Drew are most excited setting up the first Christmas tree in their new home! They are planning on utilizing in their cozy den, complete with a wood-burning fireplace. But one of the most enjoyable things about their new home is having more space.

“We loved our first home, but we had outgrown it and felt cramped with our family of 4. We wanted to move now while kids are still young to avoid changing school districts at an older age. The kids love our big bathtub and eating meals at the breakfast bar!” Trish said.

The family has lots of exciting traditions to look forward to including the infamous Elf on a Shelf. “Every year we have a Christmas advent calendar tradition. The kids jump out of bed every morning in December to go check the calendar.”

One of the biggest pieces of advice they have for future sellers or buyers out there is to have patience. “I started to feel panicked when we didn’t find a house right away. Sometimes you need to wait for a little to find the best house for you and know what you’re looking for. Trish and Drew worked with their cousin, Frank Rozwood who secured their new home in a multiple offer situation. “Frank was great to work with. Our old house sold very quickly and we got way over our asking price! Frank helped guide us in that tense process of making an offer and waiting to see if we got it. He’s experienced and fun; good at what he does.”

-Trish & Drew | Agent: Frank Rozwood 
By |2019-11-27T12:08:52-05:00November 27th, 2019|Lifestyle|0 Comments

In October we THINK PINK!

Breast cancer is #Unacceptable.

That’s why during the month of October, Envision Real Estate is partnering with Susan G. Komen Upstate New York and local restaurants to support those in our community. When it comes to breast cancer, no one fights alone… THINK PINK, and join this fight with us. For “pink drinks” sold throughout the month of October, proceeds from partnering restaurants will be matched by Envision Real Estate. Donations will go directly to Susan G. Komen Upstate New York’s community grants fund. Grant recipients have included the Erie County Cancer Services program and the ECMC Mobile Mammography Bus.

Partnering Restaurants:

The Byrd House
4190 N Buffalo St, Orchard Park, NY

Sonny Red’s
1841 Abbott Rd, Lackawanna, NY

Wine On Hertel
1370 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY

Mac’s on Hertel
1435 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY

By |2019-10-04T10:01:21-05:00October 4th, 2019|Lifestyle|0 Comments

WNY Shopping Recommendations

We’re bringing you even more WNY shopping recommendations for home decor, interior design services and more!  Our followers spoke and we listened. Shopping local is even more popular than we anticipated!

WNY Shopping Recommendations: Southtowns

Urban Design – East Aurora, NY

Founded 2010, Urban Design offers unique custom furniture, home accessories, and design services.

Hours: Thursday & Friday: 10 – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 – 5 p.m. 

WNY Shopping Recommendations: Northtowns

Patricia’s Back Barn – North Tonawanda, NY

Patricia’s Back Barn is a 3,000sq.ft. barn uniquely staged with an eclectic mix of furniture, home décor, accessories, antiques, vintage clothing, and architectural salvage.

Hours: Thursday-Sunday 11 – 5 p.m. 

White Birch & Burlap – Amherst, NY

Known for their home decor, accents, and  hand crafted custom tables made by a local Buffalo artisan.

Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-5 p.m., Saturday 10 – 4 p.m., Sunday 12 – 4 p.m. 

Country Cottage Gift Shop & Gardens- Darien Center, NY

Paint classic, rustic home decor & more!  Call for painting and repurposing workshop info.

Hours: Everyday 11-6p.m.

Tattered Tulip – Lockport, NY

Tattered Tulip houses both new and vintage products including everything from home decor or gardening. What’s even better? It’s houses in a repurposed 2-story barn!

Hours: Open 7 days a week Sunday-Friday 11-5 p.m., Saturday 10-5 p.m. 

We appreciate all these awesome WNY shopping recommendations! Make it your goal to #shoplocal more often!

Did you miss part 1 of our blog? Click here! 

By |2019-09-20T12:11:36-05:00September 19th, 2019|Interiors, Lifestyle, Residential|0 Comments

Local Home Decor Stores in WNY

Home decor is one of the most fun parts about owning your own space. Swapping out throw pillows, burning new candles, adding new finishing touches… As the seasons starts to shift our need to redesign our living spaces reignites and gets us excited for the cozy colder months. We’ve all spent hours in Home Goods picking the perfect candle. But why not shop local instead? These are our picks for the top 5 home decor stores in Western NY.

Four Honey Bees Cottage – Village of East Aurora

Calling all MacKenzie-Childs lovers! Four Honey Bees Cottage is known for their love affair with this specialty homewear designer. Unique pieces always make the most timeless gifts.

Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday- Closed

Room – Hertel Ave.

Our neighbor and a staple to the Hertel Ave. shopping strip, Room brings am incredibly opportunity to transform your space. Stuck your next idea? Ask the experts! Their sales team are also designers! This creates an immersive luxury shopping experience and where home decor goes to its next level.

Hours: Monday: Close, Tuesday- Friday 10- 6., Saturday 11-6, Sunday 11-3

Ró- Elmwood Village

A picteresque space including interior design services, Ro understands the impact of minimlaist style and modern design. Featuring custom furniture, fine art and one of a kind pieces, you’re bound to leave with something special.

Hours: Monday- Closed, Tuesday-Saturday 11-6, Sunday 12-4

Nigh Road Farmhouse- Village of East Aurora

Make all your Pinterest home decor dreams come true. This store is the perfect fit if you’re looking for elevated yet rustic and warm pieces. Located just down the road from Four Honey Bees Cottage, put taking a shopping trip to East Aurora on your to-do list!

Hours: Monday, Tuesday- Closed, Wednesday-Friday 11-5, Saturday, 10-5, Sunday 12-5

Nest in the Village- Williamsville

Appropriately titled, and nestled right in the heart of Williamsville, you’ll be sure you find the sweetest finishing touches for your home. Three conveient locations and full of “finds, furnishings and gifts.”

Hours: Monday- Closed, Tuesday-Friday 11-5 , Saturday 9-4, Sunday 12-4 (Holiday Hours)

We hope this shopping guide gave you some insight into the local home decor scene and what it has to offer.

See more based on our followers’ recommendations!

By |2019-09-19T14:22:17-05:00September 10th, 2019|Interiors, Lifestyle, Residential|0 Comments

The Vision Uncensored: Episode 2


Guest Starring Stephanie Djaballah

Money laundering, TSA issues, strip clubs, and an interesting encounter… You won’t want to miss this episode of “The Vision: Real Estate Life Uncensored.” This episode is sponsored by Sweat. For incredible fitness classes ranging all the way from pole dancing to spin, visit our friends at sweat716.com for a killer workout! 


By |2019-08-29T14:54:00-05:00August 29th, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments

Outdoor Living Ideas: Creating your own oasis

Summer is the best time for outdoor living. If there’s no place like home, why not enjoy every facet of your space by creating your very own outdoor oasis. 

Bold Design

Outdoor living offers you an interesting design opportunity. Because this is a temporary space for us in Western New York, you can really have some fun with a playful bold design. Add textures, patterns and colors you love but don’t exactly “go” with the inside of your home.

 Relaxing

What’s better than coming to home to a realxing porch on a cool summer day? Scott Perkins, one of our agents, wanted his space to be a place to unwind. His response to his thought process and inspiration behind the design is “an earthy and realxation feel; I want to feel tropical and also have touches of a zen place to relax your mind and let go of your day!”

Pop of Color

With neutrals becoming trendier by the day, adding a pop of color to your outdoor living space can spice things up. Pot some beautiful red flowers and match them to some Adironack chairs for an extra special design touch.

Welcoming

Do you have a smaller outdoor living space? Maybe your porch isn’t as large as you’d want it to be, but it doesn’t have to stay bare! Dress up the nook by your front door with a chair, throw pillow, small table and area rug, then finish off with a plant. This creates a welcoming envirnoment that’s much more memorable than just a doormat.

 Designated Spaces

On the flip side, what happens if you have so much room for outdoor living that you don’t know what to do with it? Creating designated spaces is an easy way to break up a massive yard. Utilizing your deck for an outdoor dining set up and another part of the yard for socializing is the perfect way to be party ready. Did someone say barebeque?

What’re your favorite design tricks for your outdoor living space? Share with us on Twitter @seeing_you_home!

Photography by  Mariah Hoeber | Relaxing design & Photo by Scott Perkins

By |2019-07-12T13:45:38-05:00July 12th, 2019|Lifestyle, Residential|0 Comments

Binge-Worthy Real Estate Shows on Netflix

Binge-worthy real estate shows on Netflix are here to stay. Whether you’re into design, viewing amazing properties or just some good ol’ drama, we got you covered. Here’s our top 5.

Selling Sunset

Are you a “Real Housewives” or “Million Dollar Listing” fan? “Selling Sunset” is for you! Being a boutique brokerage of mostly women, this is one of our biggest guiltiest pleasures. (And yes, we all took the “Which Selling Sunset character are you?” Buzzfeed quiz and got different results!) Viewers get to experience the elite side of real estate with an inside look into how Oppenheim Group works, a top LA brokerage known for their celebrity clientele and success. Selling Sunset surrounds a dynamic cast of characters including Chrishell Hartley, known for being married to “This is Us” actor Justin Hartley and Christine Quinn, the group’s Queen B. We guarantee you’ll finish within a week and fall in love with the cast along the way. NETFLIX GIVE US A SEASON 2! I need to know what happens with the $40 million house.

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo

Whether you’ve been in your home for one year or 10, the tips hiding within this gem of a Netflix show will change your life. Taking a new spin on organizing and living a mindful, minimalist lifestyle, Marie Kondo inspires you to make all your Pinterest dreams come true. I will never fold my shirts any other way after watching this! Start your spring cleaning! (Can we still call it “spring cleaning” when we just hit 70 degrees in Buffalo?)

Stay Here

Star Designer Genevieve Gorder kicked off her HGTV boots to join the Netflix family in this intriguing Airbnb renovation show. Alongside business and marketing expert,  Peter Lorimer, the duo travels across the country giving facelifts to short-term rental properties. Don’t have your own Airbnb? There’s still a ton to learn. From this, you can take away inspiration to revamp your favorite extra room or plan experiences for your friends and family who come to visit.

Instant Hotel

Another short-term rental-focused show, but set in Australia! Instant Hotel is a super cool concept. Couples, friends, and family members who own rental properties stay in each other’s homes and rate their stay, giving the owners feedback. The hosts also rate their guests on cleanliness and various categories. The drama begins when some players think others aren’t being fair with their grading system. Take a tour of down under in this exciting twist on reality tv.

The Great Interior Design Challenge

Netflix transports you across the pond once again, but this time to the UK! The Great Interior Design Challenge gives novice designers a chance to shine and find their niche. It proves the theory that there is nothing better than a competition to get creative juices flowing.

Do you have favorite binge-worthy real estate shows? Share with us on Twitter @seeing_you_home!

By |2019-06-07T15:50:40-05:00June 7th, 2019|Lifestyle, Residential|0 Comments

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