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Home Warranty - Is it worth it?

May 10, 2021

Home Warranty Pros & Cons:Pros:No worry of major repair bills in the event something should break after a buyer moves into their new home.Not having to worry about figuring out which service/repair company to call.  The homeowner will call the home warranty company directly and the home warranty company will work out the details. Cons:Paying a ...

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Refreshing landscaping in the spring

April 10, 2021

Spring is a great time to refresh your yard, especially if you're looking to list your home.  Here is a list of ideas to help you give your yard the best curb appeal:1. Trim shrubs, limb up any trees, pick up any dead limbs that fell over the wintertime.2. Seed and straw bald spots on your ...

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Real Estate Photography Tips

March 11, 2021

So you are getting ready to sell your home and need some pointers on preparing your space for photos.  This may seem overwhelming and unnecessary, but professional quality photos and the time spent preparing for them will be worth the effort!  After all, these photos are going to show up in home searches on sites like Zillow, ...

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Making an offer in 2021!

January 11, 2021

Now that the holidays are over, many people use the first few months of the year to organize their finances (and file taxes!) and get lives in order in preparation for buying a home. Maybe that means selling a home first in order to make a purchase. With a tight market, it is more important than ever to ...

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Make your home smell like Christmas

December 09, 2020

Try this simple recipe to make your home smell like Christmas:CranberriesSliced orangesClovesCinnamon sticksFresh pineWaterThrow it all in a pot and simmer on low, adding water as needed.  Just make sure you do this while you are at home to tend to it.  There is no specific measurement of each ingredient, just toss in what you have of ...

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Things to do in NC in the fall!

November 09, 2020

If you're looking to relocate to NC, here are some great reasons NC is a wonderful place to reside in the fall!Blue Ridge Parkway - ride the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway when the leaves start turning to see some spectacular colorful viewsSpeedway Christmas - starting in late November, the Charlotte Motor Speedway opens up for cars for ...

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How Clean Should My House Be When I Move Out?

September 11, 2020

Home sellers may sometimes be confused as to how clean they should leave the home they have just moved out of.  Do you leave any dirt on the floor for the buyer or do you mop and leave it sparkling clean?  Most real estate agents are going to recommend cleaning the best you can (and NOT leaving ...

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Real Estate Market in Guilford County, NC

August 11, 2020

The real estate market in Guilford County, NC has been booming these past few months!  It seems after the initial shock of the pandemic, home sales increased leading to a big month for sales in July thanks to the pent up demand and the low interest rates.  Great time for sellers in this area!Check out the ...

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Keeping Clean during COVID

July 10, 2020

Easy cleaning routines for the whole family:-Clean doorknobs regularly with disinfectant spray-Replace your air filters regularly, or even more frequently than you normally do, especially since members of the family may be home more-Wipe down bathroom and kitchen counters with a disinfectant spray-Reduce counter clutter and assign cubbies for each member of the house where they can drop their ...

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How to Navigate Real Estate During a Pandemic

April 10, 2020

Many people put the brakes on buying or selling as soon as the 'stay at home' orders started popping up because of COVID-19 making it's way into their communities.  So many questions in the minds of buyers, sellers and real estate agents left everyone wondering what they should do.  Two things are certain: people who ...

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Thinking of turning real estate into an Airbnb?

January 15, 2020

Airbnb's have become a big hit among travelers and property owners.  If you're thinking of using a property as an Airbnb, here are some things to consider: You must be responsive to requests/reservations and concerns while you have a visitor.Do your best to maintain a high rating.  The more people that stay with you, ...

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Keys to an Open House SUCCESS!

October 09, 2019

DECLUTTER, DEPERSONALIZE and CLEAN!Remove family pictures. Remove knickknacks and personal items.  If you’re planning to move, this is a great time to get a head start by purging/selling any unnecessary things (less to move later!)  Wild-colored walls should be painted to neutral, any wall decals removed.  Wash windows, consider having carpets professionally cleaned, ...

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Family Friendly Activities in the Piedmont Triad

May 07, 2019

Thinking of relocating to the Triad area of NC?  The Triad consists of the area surrounding Greensboro, Winston Salem and High Point, and offers a wide variety of activities.  Here are some popular attractions for the whole family: Lazy 5 Ranchhttps://lazy5ranch.com/North Carolina Zoological Parkhttps://www.nczoo.org/Greensboro Science Centerhttps://www.greensboroscience.org/Kaleideumhttp://north.kaleideum.org/Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe ...

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Best Low Maintenance Shrubs

April 08, 2019

Don’t have much of a green thumb, or don’t want to spend countless hours taking care of your shrubs?  Try these! Witch Hazel – flowers bloom in early spring, only light pruning necessary.Forsythia – a bright beautiful yellow pop of color that is also an early bloomer.  Prune once a year after it ...

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Never underestimate what a real estate agent does...

March 07, 2019

You may think that the real estate agent’s life consists of basically showing you some properties and getting you to sign some papers and showing up on closing day, while taking several vacations in between working.  Some buyers/sellers may even take an issue with their agent grossing 3% commission on the sale, because you can’t SEE ...

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The Farmhouse Trend

February 06, 2019

The farmhouse style, both in architecture and in décor, has gained popularity over the past couple of years.  Designers may be hoping this trend is over for 2019 but plenty of homes are still being built or remodeled with this style.  Some homeowners just love the simple design and even if they do not live in ...

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