How to Buy and Sell a Home Simultaneously

It was so easy being a first-time homebuyer, especially because you didn’t have to worry about paying a separate mortgage for a house you were trying to sell. We know the feeling, and we want to help. It is not impossible to be both a buyer and seller on the market, but it will take work. In a perfect world, it would be easy to just buy a new home, settle, and then begin selling your old home. Don’t worry, we are here to help with a few ideas for you to get started on your buyer/seller journey. First Things First The first thing you really need to be aware of is the market you will be selling, as well as buying, your house in. When looking in areas to buy or sell, be aware of what the spectr

Easter-themed Crafts

Can you believe that it’s almost Easter already? It’s an exciting time. Get your house ready by engaging the kids in some fun and Easter-themed crafts! Carrot Footprints (http://onekriegerchick.com/2014/03/31/spring-handprint-art-bunny-carrots/?crlt.pid=camp.oIkH46R4hYmL#_a5y_p=1458678) Materials: Painted footprints (orange) Strips of green for the carrot top Tape Scissors Instructions: Paint footprint. Cut footprint out. Cut strips of green paper out of a paint swatch. Tapes green strips on back “top” of carrot. Enjoy! Plastic Egg Easter Wreath (http://www.creativehomemaking.com/holidays/egg-wreath.shtml) Materials: 42 plastic Easter eggs Hot glue gun Easter grass Cardboard for wreath base

Book Club

We are always trying to improve, educate ourselves, and grow as individuals and as a team. One way we accomplish this is by having a monthly book club. The books, that everyone on our team reads, have topics on self-improvement, time management, dedication, motivation, and of-course GRIT! Below is a list of some of our past favorites! The Millinaire Real Estate Agent Outliers Aspire Fierce Conversation The Energy Bus Work Like You're Showing Off! Think and Grow Rich Shift Purpose Driven The One Thing The Seven Levels of Communication The Five Dysfunctions of a TeamBattlefield of the Mind The Fred Factor The Richest Man in Babylon The Alchemist The Go-Giver Fanatical Prospecting Wealth Can't

St. Patrick's Day Crafts/Recipes

Check out a few fun, green recipes below, and get creative by making some hanging shamrocks out of just paper! You'll sure feel lucky with all of these recipes and crafts around your house just in time for the 17th! St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow (https://www.kenarry.com/leprechaun-chow-st-patricks-day-recipe/) Ingredients: 4 cups powdered sugar 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips Green food coloring 1 can vanilla frosting 12 cups chex cereal (Corn or Rice) Instructions: First, pour the cereal into a large bowl then set it aside. Next, add frosting to a microwave safe dish then heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir frosting until it is smooth (you may need to add another 30 seconds if not comp

Spring Cleaning Tips

It might not feel like it yet, but spring is right around the corner. Tuesday, March 20th to be exact! Before spring sets in, a clean house is a necessity. Below is a list of tips and tricks that will get your house in tip-top shape for the new season. Start by stripping all beds and washing the sheets, pillow covers, and comforters. If desired, hang them on a clothesline outside so they air-dry! Open up each drawer in a dresser, cabinet, etc. Empty it, wipe it out with a damp paper towel, and wash what’s needed. Fold neatly, and put everything back in the drawer. Go through your closet and decide what you want to keep and what is not necessary. Donate all that you don’t wear. Dust off all f

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