Get Your Home Thanksgiving Ready

Prepping your Home for Guests The most crucial task on your to-do list this time of year is figuring out how to clean for guests prior to their arrival. Cleaning your house for Thanksgiving might not be high on your list of fun fall activities, but here are some tips: ● Make a list of all the rooms and things you want cleaned ● Clean one room at a time ● Create a cleaning bucket to carry around your cleaning supplies so you're not constantly running around looking for what you need to clean the carpet or clean the showers or wipe down the furniture ● Block off a few hours to focus directly on cleaning Decorate Nothing screams Thanksgiving like the “thankful” plaques all ar

Winter Proof Your Home

It’s November and Michigan already decided it’s the start of winter! It's important to get ahead of the winter weather and make sure your home is ready to handle the cold to come. Here’s how to winter proof your home for the long winter ahead. Weatherproof your doors and windows Check your doors and windows closely for gaps and areas that may cause a draft. Use weather-stripping or caulk to seal them up, or consider replacing the windows or doors if the problem is severe enough. Find your resources at hardware stores such as Ace hardware , Lowes , Home Depot, etc. Check for cracks in your water tank Another tip is to make sure your hot water tank is crack-free. Chances are if you haven't ins

Benefits of an Open House

It Gets Eyes on Your Home Open houses bring in potential buyers, right? These could be buyers who probably wouldn’t be motivated enough to book a showing otherwise. This could also get your neighbors and friends talking. You never know, they could potentially mention it to the future buyer! Add in advertising and signage, and you’re going to catch the eye of both casual and serious prospective buyers. You Set the Scene It can be stressful keeping your home “show ready.” With an open house, you’ll be able to prepare for an event that has the potential to bring in many prospective buyers all in one sitting. It makes life so much easier when you are aware of when you need to deep clean your hom

Music During Open House

People find it interesting and fun that you have additional skills besides just selling. Show them your taste in music, maybe they will relate to the type of genre you are playing. Have a Portable Speaker Handy You can’t play music without a speaker! You could play it from your phone, but It might be better to just not play music at all at that point. You never know when music playing could buy you some extra time and put your visitors at ease, whether it is before a presentation, or when it comes time to sign. Set the Tone Pay attention to how your playlist flows from song to song. If you prefer shuffling your playlists, make sure to test it out before putting it into action. Remember, how

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