Selling a Home

Choosing Paint Colors for Resale Success

March 22, 2018
neutral great room with fireplace

Did you know that people tend to eat less when food is served on blue plates? Or that we tend to look heavier when wearing red? Color has a huge influence on our perceptions and the decisions we make. Choosing good interior paint colors will ensure that your home has the best chance of being sold. Don’t assume buyers will be able to envision the space decorated their way. The first impression you create could make or break your sale. Think Switzerland! Remember: you’re selling…

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Selling a Home

Next-Level Strategies for Selling a House

March 20, 2018
Family at an Open House

In a bustling real estate market, it pays to find ways to stand out from the crowd. If your budget allows you to get creative, consider these next-level strategies for selling a house that others have tried—and which might attract the right buyer for you! Host an open house that raises the roof. Rather than compete with every other listing’s traditional weekend open house, add a little extra flair to catch people’s attention and ensure that attending is worth their while. Here are some ideas…

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Packing & Moving

Tips for Hiring Movers

March 15, 2018
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You wouldn’t buy a new home without first exploring your options. Choosing a moving company should be no different! Following are some quick tips for hiring a competitively priced, reputable mover near you: Get several recommendations. Word of mouth is a great way to find an affordable, dependable moving company—especially if the recommendations come from people you know and trust. Reach out to your network of friends, relatives, coworkers—even your real estate agent—for names of local movers with a proven track record of customer satisfaction.…

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Life at Home

9 to 5 the Right Way; How to Fit Daily Workouts into Your Work Day

March 12, 2018
Under-the-desk eliptical machine

Between meetings, conference calls and endless to-do lists, it can feel almost impossible to fit a lunch break into your work day, let alone a workout.  Studies have shown, however, that staying seated hour after hour can have a negative impact on your health.  Don’t fall prey to a full day without physical activity; make movement a daily priority and work a few of our suggestions into your schedule. Make your commute a workout No one enjoys sitting in traffic, so if you can, skip…

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Life at Home

The Beauty Is in the Backsplash

March 8, 2018

This blog was written by Emser Tile, a leading designer, marketer and producer of fine tile and natural stone, celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. For more information, explore the Emser Tile blog – Finishing Thoughts. One of the most raved-about design elements in a home is the kitchen backsplash. From shape to finish to color to texture, there are countless ways to create a backsplash that matches your design tastes and personality. If you are considering a kitchen update—or planning your new home’s kitchen…

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