Sep 26, 2016

4 Reasons to Buy this Fall

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4 Reasons to Buy this Fall!

Sep 15, 2016

-things real estate with award-winning broadcaster Gil Gross. Everything you need to know about your home!

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Listen to the radio show about all-things real estate with award-winning broadcaster Gil Gross. Everything you need to know about your home!

Mar 31, 2016

The Website is Dedicated ENTIRELY to SELLING Your Home!

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Mar 20, 2016

The CENTURY 21® brand will be advertising on some of the biggest stages and during some of the most iconic events in 201

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Mar 20, 2016

Seller Tips - Removing Carpet

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Old carpet can be an eyesore for many homeowners, as it can collect dust and age the room. If you are put off by the wall-to-wall covering, consider removing it. You might improve your home aesthetics and increase your home’s value by doing so. Here are three things to know before you get started.

1. Decide What to Do with Your Old Carpet

Figure out what you want to do with your carpet before you remove it, so you’ll know whether to save the integrity of the material while working on it. An ecofriendly option is to recycle it, but that may cost an additional fee. However, if you think this is right for you, you can find out more from the Carpet America Recycling Effort. You can choose to donate if your carpet is in good condition, or even save it for yourself to repurpose for other household uses, like a cushion for your knees when cleaning low spaces or for a pet’s scratching post.

2. Prep the Room and Gather Tools

You may want to have a crowbar, pliers, gloves, utility knife, dust mask, and knee pads on hand. First, vacuum the carpet to cut down on dust and debris. If you can, temporarily remove doors that swing open into the room to avoid possible obstructions. This might also make new carpet placement easier, if you’re choosing to do that. Then, remove all furniture from the room.

3. Start in the Corner and Roll as You Go

Dislodge one of the corners of the carpet with pliers. You’ll find it’s attached to a piece of wood underneath, known as a tack strip. Once the carpet is loose from that, pull it away from the rest of the walls. If you’re not worried about saving the carpet, cut it into smaller more manageable strips to roll it up one section at a time. Beneath the carpet you’ll find a cushioning pad, which you can remove by the same method.

While these tips may make carpet removal easier for you, remember that you can always call a professional for assistance, if any part of the job seems too daunting.

Nov 21, 2015

She Sheds- The New Rage!

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Nov 9, 2015

Advice for the Sandwich Generation

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Nov 2, 2015

Be Ready for Guests in 15 minutes!

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Anticipating some last-minute company? While you may not have time to scrub down the house, some simple tricks of the trade will make it look like you did. Prepare your home for the unexpected—even if the unexpected is your mother-in-law inviting herself over for dinner.

Take a whiff:

Burning a few candles around the abode will not only brighten up the space, but it will also upgrade the usual aromas of your home. Light up a rich Mahogany Teakwood in the den, or perhaps indulge your guests’ senses with a fresh Vanilla Bean scent in the kitchen.

Pillow talk:

Upgrade your low-key loveseats and couches with hints of color. Take decorative pillows and throws out of the closet and add them as accents to the coziest spots. Be sure to fluff them, and then watch as everyone sits back and relaxes.

Reduce, reduce, reduce:

Having a magazine or book at arms’ reach in every room may be convenient, but there are stylish ways to hide them away. Minimize your reading materials clutter by stashing them in a basket or bin. It instantly improves the ambiance of your living space.

Show off your green thumb:

Pick out a simple bouquet from your garden and proudly display it on the dinner table. Also, swap out the run-of-the-mill vase with an empty wine bottle to highlight your creativity and charming style.

Feng shui the space:

If you haven’t moved your couch since it was first delivered, now’s the perfect chance to rearrange and harmonize the room. Even the simple act of angling your furniture a few inches can make each living space look brand new.

Throw it down:

Every room needs an anchor—and for those who are missing one, a bright throw rug brings the space together.

Oct 24, 2015

Florida Market Update September 2015

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Oct 14, 2015

Your Fall Home Improvement Check List

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Cooler weather, changing leaves, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and great outdoor activities: It’s officially fall. It’s time for fun activities like apple picking and foliage-filled walks. It may also be an ideal time to spruce up your home before the cold weather comes. But what do you need to do? Our checklist may help you keep track of all of your fall home improvement projects.

What to do Inside:

  • Check your heater
  • Clear vents and chimneys
  • Take out window screens
  • Re-seal any drafty windows or doors
  • Take steps that may prevent pipe freezing
  • Reverse ceiling fans (so they run clockwise)
  • Check the water heater
  • Complete any fireplace maintenance

What to do Outside:

  • Close the swimming pool if you have one
  • Inspect and fix the roof
  • Buy a snow blower
  • Get rid of dying summer plants
  • Clean the gutters
  • Drain hoses and cover outdoor faucets
  • Empty gas from the lawn mower

Follow these steps, and you may be prepared for everything facing you this winter. As they say, winter is coming, and you don’t want to be caught unprepared.