“We are pleased to honor those homeowners who invest their time and financial resources in keeping their home attractive,” said Traci Strahler-Chichester, association president. “Marietta is a beautiful city with many wonderful homes, from bungalows to Victorian mansions. As Realtors, it is our privilege to market these homes.”
This month's winner....
618 Front Street, Marietta, OH
Home of the Month Award Program
The Marietta Board of REALTORS® is expanding the Home of the Month program to recognize well-maintained residential homes in all of Washington County.
Each month, from March through November one home will be selected as the “Home of the Month” by the members of the Marietta Board of REALTORS® officers and directors. A yard sign will be placed in the yard for the month and a framed photograph of the house will be presented to the homeowner. We are partnering with local publications, media outlets, WMOA and social media groups who will showcase each month’s award winning home. The winning home will be featured on the front cover of the “Showcase of Homes” magazine. If you are a media outlet or social group that would like to help us celebrate the Home of the Month, please contact us at:
One of the monthly winners will be voted Home of the Year.
Awards will be based on the home meeting these qualifications: the owner will demonstrate an exceptional job maintaining the home, including overall tidiness, pleasing landscaping, demonstrating sound structural condition and appearance. City records will be reviewed to ensure the property is current on tax payments.
Simply complete the nomination form which asks for the owner’s name, the address, and a brief explanation of why this house should be considered. A photo of the front exterior of the house is also required.
Submit the nomination form and house photo to the Marietta Real Estate Board office by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations will be valid for this calendar year; nominations submitted by the 25th of each month through October will be considered; and realtors and their immediate family are not eligible. Forms are available at the Board of Realtors office or click here to download.
Home of the Month Announcement
Marietta Board of REALTORS® would like to recognize...
The O'Grady Family
Congratulations to Carol O’Grady for winning the Marietta Board of Realtors Home of the Month for October 2019. Carol has lived there since her father suggested that she and her husband use the empty house as their new marital home. The house had been vacant for years, but Carol and her husband John lovingly restored the home to what it is today. Making small changes but keeping the original style made this historic house a home.
They had the pleasure of raising two wonderful daughters, Darcie who is a teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic and Betsy who is a school nurse in Mason County, West Virginia.
With a rich history for the family, built by immigrants from Germany, this is known as the Koetter home. Carol says somewhere over the years they lost the ‘O’ in Koetter and it became Ketter but this home has been in the family since 1867.
In recognition of their continual ownership the family was presented with the Centennial Certificate for over 100 years of family ownership in May of 1976.
With a home history so rich they have many remnants of the past families that used this home including a picture hanging in the hall of Darcie and Betsy’s Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother who sternly watched over them. It is a home like this that makes us appreciate what the O’Gradys have done to make Marietta and Washington County a great place to live.