Real Estate Today 

Aug
03
Maintenance Tip

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Before school gets back in session, let’s take a moment to get the home ready for Fall. Yeah yeah, I know I’m a little early on preparing for Fall, but let’s face it. Once school starts, everything is just downhill from there.


So here’s what maintenance tasks to go ahead and conquer before school starts:
🏠 Deep clean the carpets.
🏠 Clean exhaust fans.
🏠 Check basement and crawl spaces for moisture.
🏠 Change smoke & CO2 detectors.
🏠 Update first aid kits, safety kits, & emergency contact numbers.
🏠 Deep clean the kitchen. (Sorry, it needs it!).
🏠 Organize closets BEFORE you do Back to School shopping.


Remember that you don’t always have to do home maintenance your...


Jul
16
Decluttering

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You’ve heard you need to declutter your house before you list it for sale, right?
Okay, great. So what does that mean and how the heck do you actually do that?


First of all, decluttering your home doesn’t mean you don’t have to get rid of all your stuff – or even half your stuff. It’s literally just you getting rid of (aka donating or selling) things that are just taking up space.


For instance, a few Christmases ago, your “quirky” aunt gave you a very itchy sweater. You wore it once and then swore you’d never wear it ever again. Yet, for some reason, it is still in your closet.


It holds no sentimental value for you. It has no purpose, since you&rs...


Jul
03
Maintenance Checklist

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Yes, it’s hot outside. Yes, you want to go to the pool, go to the local brewery, and maybe even go on vacation. HOWEVERRRRRRR, first you need to take care of your most important asset – your house!


Yup, that’s right. It’s time for your July home maintenance checklist.


🏠 Wash your windows.
🏠 Clean outdoor lighting. Seriously, your lighting fixtures shouldn’t look like an insect cemetery.
🏠 Freshen up your pool.
🏠 Plant veggies you want to harvest in the fall
🏠 Dust ceiling fan blades & vent covers. (Then vacuum & wash linens afterwards!)
🏠 Change out your HVAC filter.
🏠 Repaint your mailbox.
🏠 Replace water & icemaker filters.


Can I give you a little tip for getti...


Jun
28
Cleaning Tips

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Can I confess something to you? Keeping your home clean 24/7/365 is HARD! As soon as you FINALLY get your home clean, the dishes start piling up, you notice the dust on the shelf, and the floors need cleaning.






How in the world are you EVER going to keep your home clean?






My recommendation? Try to conquer 2 15-minute cleaning projects every day.






Here’s a few 15-minute projects around the house that can help you keep your sanity…






👉 Clean one bathroom.



👉 Go through a mail or paper pile.



👉 Vacuum couches, chairs, and floors.



👉 Load and/or empty the dishwasher.



👉 Clean the sinks & toilets.



👉 Sweep/mop floors.



👉 Wipe down and/or dust all flat surfaces.



👉 Pick up the floors.



👉 Clean o...

May
29
The Details Matter

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They say that the devil is in the details, and whether you’re having friends over or potential buyers over, you want your home to look and feel amazing, right?


If you have a few minutes before your next home tour or before your friends arrive, here’s a couple last minute tips and tricks to make your home stand out…


BATHROOM
Empty the trash and close the shower curtain ALL the way. Then wipe down AND dry the countertop and faucet. Make sure there’s toilet paper (torn neatly) and soap in the dispenser as well.


LIVING ROOM
Plump the pillows, hide any phone/laptop chargers, turn on all the lights, and open the blinds. Go ahead and remove any of the day’s clutter (mail, ...


May
21
Gearing Up For Summer


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Summer is right around the corner. As school lets out for the summer, let’s get your home in tip-top shape!



Pantry – Get rid of anything that is expired. Then chuck those granola bars you keep buying but never actually eat!


The Paper Pile – Yeah, you know what I’m talking about! Somewhere in your house, you have a pile of papers that you *need* to sort through and deal with but have yet to do so.


Closet – I love your idealism, but if it doesn’t fit, go ahead and get rid of it! If you haven’t worn it in 2 years, it can go too! For all your accessories, invest in some organization. This could be storage bins, over-the-door organizers, or something else!...


May
18
Sellers Tip


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Want to know what one of the BIGGEST pains of adulthood is? Doing the dishes.
Seriously, the moment you finish washing all of them, a few hours later, there’s a whole new stack of dirty dishes!


It’s a vicious cycle that never ends!


Now sometimes, dishes can pile up and it’s not the end of the world.


However, if you’re having company over or maybe buyers or coming to tour your home 24/7, the last thing you want is having dirty dishes in the sink.


My recommendation? During times like these, go with paper plates that you can throw straight into the trash.


I promise, it’ll make life so much easier.


Tell me, when it comes to plates, are you Team Paper or Team Ceramic? Let...