“Fall Back” Daylight Saving Time Buyer/Seller Tips

Friday, November 13, 2020
“Fall Back” gives you an “extra” hour to sleep in, however, we still have houses to look at! Before the time change, we were able to view properties later in the day with more sunlight. Now that we don’t have as much sunlight, we need to make a few adjustments.BuyersBring a Flashlight with You to... More

Where Should I Put My Christmas Tree?

Friday, November 06, 2020
Yes, it is November 6, 2020. However, many people are putting up their Christmas tree earlier this year. I am one of those people.Why?I honestly really wanted the twinkling lights in my living room. I love the way the tree looks when the tree lights are on, and all of the living room lights are... More

Keep Your Home Warm Without Using More Heat

Friday, October 30, 2020
1. Use Your Curtains WiselyOpen your curtains during the day to take advantage of the free heat from the sun.Close your curtains at night to keep the house warm.2. Insulate Your Hot Water Heater3. Cook at Home By using your oven and stove to cook food, not only is the homecooked meal going to keep... More

Supra Lockbox: What Can The Blue Box Provide?

Friday, October 23, 2020
We just finished our listing appointment, and have already determined a plan for the best way to show your home. Then I ask, “What is the best way to enter your home?”Some homeowners give me the following: Key for the door(s) they want people to enter. Code for the door(s) they want people to enter.... More

20 Non-Food Items to Pass Out of Halloween

Friday, October 16, 2020
Sure, passing out candy to the trick or treaters is easy. However, the candy is consumed and gone within 5 seconds. All that is left is the wrapper. Why not pass out treats that the children can play with for more than a few seconds? Some of these items they could actually use for school!BookmarksBouncy... More

Embarrassing Home Showing Moments: Chapter One

Friday, October 09, 2020
Every expert has once been a beginner. I am a human. I am not perfect. I know that people love to be entertained, and appreciate REAL people.Many real estate agents have locked themselves out of the home they are showing. Many have set off a home alarm. The story I am about to share has... More

Winter Home Prep Checklist

Friday, October 02, 2020
2020 has brought so many unexpected unplanned events. Who knows, we could have a blizzard next week (LOL)!! Even though East Texas weather can feel like all four seasons in ONE DAY, as the weather is starting to get "cooler", it is important to consider the following.Test smoke alarms and carbon dioxide detectors.Clean out gutters.... More

East Texas Fall Essentials

Friday, September 25, 2020
Now that it is officially Autumn (as of September 22nd), it's time to bust out the flannel, all things pumpkins, and welcome cooler weather; whenever it decides to stay cool outside! Since I have been in East Texas since 2007, there are definitely things I look forward to when Fall arrives.Tyler, Texas Event Calender Mills Gourmet... More

Ideas to Try for Fall Décor

Friday, September 18, 2020
As autumn approaches, you may or may not have already started decorating your home for Fall. Some people decorate more than others. Some people decorate with traditional fall items more than others. If you are wanting to try something new with your autumn decor, maybe consider the following list items:GlassTake glass bowls and vases you... More

How Often Should I Replace_____?

Friday, September 11, 2020
Just because you purchase a mattress, sofa, etc, doesn't mean it's going to be the last one you'll purchase! Of course, replacement is based on wear and tear, quality of product It is recommended to do replace the following...Mattress: Every 6-8 yearsSofa: Every 7-15 yearsRefrigerators: 10-20 years Hot Water Heaters: Gas 8-12 years, Electric 15 yearsRe-Paint: Every... More
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