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How To Clean Your House Quickly Before A Showing


Hello Sellers, Selling a home while you’re still living in it has many challenges and one is keeping it “show-ready”.  I came across this article that gives tips for cleaning a house quickly for a showing and thought it might be helpful for you. As always, please contact me with any questions or assistance in […]

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Oct
23

Return on Investment for Outdoor Renovations


Hello again, After posting about return on investment for interior improvements and upgrades I felt it only fair to post something about exterior projects also and I came across this infographic I thought you might find helpful! ~Melissa http://blog.rismedia.com/2015/outdoor-renovation-projects/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

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Sep
22

Top 5 Best Values for Your Home Improvement Dollar


Hello, I am often asked by sellers which home improvements are most cost effective and make the biggest impact to buyers when selling.  This article lists the top 5 based on cost vs. value.  If you’re thinking of selling and making improvements before you do, you might find this helpful.  If you have any questions […]

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Sep
21

Living In Your Home While It’s Staged


Selling your home and living in your home are two different things although many people do both at the same time.  This is typically a tricky task.  I tell my seller clients this all the time and also let them know that it is difficult and honestly, not fun.  But, it can be done!  I […]

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Sep
18

Pre-Storage Checklist


Hello, I’m sure we are all guilty of storing things we don’t really need, just to get it out of our sight.  I am for sure.  Here is a handy checklist I found that may help. ~Melissa Pre-Storage Checklist: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Store

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Apr
15

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


      Hello and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For anyone who knows me, you know how much I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m not sure where this stems from although I do have some Irish blood in me (my mom’s maiden name was Murphy); I think a lot of it is just that I […]

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Mar
17

8 Home Renovations That Will Pay You Back


This time of year many people think about making improvements to their home, possibly because they have tax return money they want to spend, the winter weather has them spending more time indoors or maybe they’re thinking of selling their house in the spring or summer.  Whatever the reason, if you are considering any renovations […]

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Feb
23

Staging For Web Appeal


You’ve heard it before, staging DOES make a difference when selling your home. In today’s world, it’s not just about staging your house to make it look better when prospective buyers come through for a showing. The first place buyers look for a house is online so you must make sure your house is staged […]

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Feb
17

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Happy Valentine’s Day! Why not buy your sweetheart something other than flowers, chocolates or jewelry this year?  How about a house instead?!  Here are some tips to avoid homebuying heartbreak today or any day. ~Melissa http://blog.rismedia.com/2015/homebuying-heartbreak-valentines-day/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

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Feb
14

The Importance of Working with a REALTOR


Not everyone realizes there is a difference between a licensed real estate agent and a REALTOR.  The latter is a member of the National Association of Realtors and is held accountable to a strict Code of Ethics.  It is important to work with a REALTOR when buying or selling your home.  Here is a short […]

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Feb
13