Happy New Decade!
I’d like to wish you and your family a Happy New Decade! That’s right, 2020 is almost upon us. What are your plans for the next ten years? Have you made any “new decade” resolutions yet? If your goals or dreams include finding a new home, or enhancing the enjoyment of your current property, I want you to know that I’m here to help. You see, my services don’t end when a transaction is completed. As a valued client, you’re invited to contact me anytime you have a real estate re
5 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress Fast
This is the time of year that is traditionally spent with family and friends. But the pressures associated with working, shopping, visiting, vacation planning and entertaining can make it a stressful time as well. Here are some quick-tips that will help: Take a deep breath. This may sound simplistic, but studies have shown that a single deep breath can measurably reduce anxiety, improve mood and even lower blood pressure. What’s the best part of this tip? It only takes a few
How to Quick-Prep Your Home for Sale
Ideally, you should plan to have plenty of time to prepare your home for sale. You want to be able to get everything fixed and cleaned up, and perhaps even make a few improvements, such as installing a new countertop in the kitchen. For any number of reasons, that’s not always possible. If you have to suddenly relocate for work, for example, you may have only days to make your home “show ready” for the market. What should you do? The answer is: the essentials. First, arrange
Choosing a "Seller-Friendly" Contractor
Although there are many terrific contractors out there, there are always a few bad apples. When preparing your home for sale, you need a contractor that gets your job done on time, on budget and without creating a big mess. To help make sure that happens, ask prospective contractors these questions: “Will I be issued a receipt detailing the work done?” This is handy to have as you might want to show it to buyers. “Do you thoroughly clean up the work area each day?” This is es
2020 is approaching...
It seems like the year has flown by. I hope it has been a good one for you. As the end of 2019 approaches, you may be making plans for the coming year and thinking about what the new year will bring for you and your home. You may, for example, be thinking of doing some renovations or redecorating. You may even be considering making a move in 2020, or at least exploring the possibility. No matter what you're planning, it's not too soon to take some initial steps. In fact, if y
Can New Kitchen Appliances Increase the Value of Your Home?
Next to a major kitchen renovation, replacing appliances is the most expensive way to upgrade the space. So, if you’re purchasing a new refrigerator, stove or dishwasher in order to make your home more attractive to buyers, you want to make wise purchasing decisions. The most important consideration is how the appliances will look in the kitchen. Ideally, they should match in color and style. They should also be the right size for the space. The last thing you want is a fridg