Local Business Spotlight: Cooper’s Sport Bowl

I would be willing to bet that there are very few places in town that provide as much fun, family friendly entertainment than Coopers Sport Bowl.  Opened in bowling with logo1959 by Charles Cooper, it is now recognized as the largest bowling center in Madison County.  Throughout its decades long run as a hot spot in Anderson it has remained family owned with the 3rd generation now overseeing day to day operation.  Coopers boasts 44 lanes in which everyone from the professional to the novice bowler and even kids with the bowling bumpers will feel welcomed.  But in addition to hosting multiple leagues, tournaments, cosmic bowling and open time bowling Coopers also has a plethora of other activities.  Their “Gone Bananas” arcade is ideal for kids (and kids at heart) of all ages and they have a private party room which would be ideal for hosting a birthday party, bridal shower, or business lunch.  And speaking of lunch/dinner, you must stop by and enjoy a wonderful meal at the attached restaurant/pub Shout’s.  And if you haven’t already, you must try their famous tenderloin!

Overall Cooper’s Sport Bowl provides entertainment and fun for all ages in a family friendly atmosphere.  The next time you are trying to find something to do in town don’t forget about one of the places that helped start it all! We hope to see you there!

Turn-Offs for Potential Buyers

There are a few things that you can have or do to your home that can be a turn off to potential buyers if you are looking to sell.  This is not to say that you dinosaur with logoshouldn’t do them if you and your family will get enjoyment out of it but just to make you aware of the potential negative impact it can have on resell.

* Putting carpet over hardwood floors: Most people prefer hardwood floors over nearly any other type of flooring.  Not only do they look sleeker and more modern but they help the entire house look cleaner.  If you are lucky enough to have hardwood floors throughout your home the last thing you want to do is cover them up.

* A garage turned into something else: Whether you’ve turned your garage into an extra room, a gym, or an artist studio chances are a potential buyer will not be nearly as impressed.  Having a safe and secure place to park a car is a top requirement for many home seekers and the likelihood that they are also interested in an indoor gym is slim.  The garage is also a place that people think of as storage and by eliminating its original use you force buyers to look elsewhere.

* Kids rooms that are overly decorated: Sure little Timmy loves dinosaurs but the big t-rex mural on the wall and the neon carpet may be a bit too loud for a potential home buyer to overlook.  Before putting your home on the market it may be wise to turn your dinosaur oasis into a more muted room.

* An Above ground pool: (or even an in-ground pool):  Unless the potential buyer is an avid pool lover most people see a maintenance issue or a potential liability  when they look at a pool.

* Pet supplies: While we are certainly not advocating getting rid of your four legged friends (they are family after all) when putting your home on the market you may want to keep their toys, bowls, litter boxes, etc a bit more out of site.

* Cigarette smoke: This may be the biggest turn off to date for any potential buyer.  This is because in order to fully get rid of the smell you have to replace carpet, window coverings, paint, etc. which can be an expensive and time consuming project.

Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Realtor to Sell Your Home!

While saving money is usually the smart thing to do you also have to accept that you get what you pay for.  This is especially true when it comes to hiring a house for sale kwrealtor to sell your home.  Sometimes people want to cut corners and take a swing at the real estate market themselves.  Unfortunately this can often result in countless headaches and financial disaster.  Here are the top 3 (of a very long list) of reasons you should hire a realtor to represent you and protect your assets in the entire home selling process.

* Realtors have access to better marketing tools.  We are able to get your home listed on multiple home selling websites that get milllions of viewers that for sale by owner homes do not have access to.  Additionally we are knowledgeable in the best techniques to reach the most potential buyers and therefore ideally get a quicker sell at a higher price.

* Hiring a realtor is also a much safer option.  The realtor is able to help weed out the riffraff when it comes to showing your home.  They are able to find out if the potential buyer is pre-approved and if not then can eliminate any time wasting.  Without the assistance of a realtor you are simply inviting anyone and everyone into your home potentially leaving yourself and your home very vulnerable.

* A realtor knows the tricks of the trade.  We are able to walk into your house and suggest simple improvements or updates that you can do to help your house sell.  We have a great deal more experience than the average home seller and are able to capitalize on our knowledge for your gain!

Perfect Investment Property: Price Reduced!

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away.  Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is the  delaware1 with logosafest investment in the world.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt.


This statement still rings true today! Investment properties are an ideal way to save for retirement and this very affordable, well maintained, and charming home on Delaware St. is the perfect investment property or starter home! Come by this Sunday (Aug.10th) from 1:00-3:00 for our open house and see this opportunity for yourself!