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Thursday, December 5, 2019   /   by Sarah Graham

6 Tips for House Hunting Over the Holidays

Are you moving to a new town for work, losing your lease in January, or have your home under contract and need to move soon? You may be dreading the prospect of house hunting over the holidays, but, cheer up. There are some good reasons to get out there and look. Here are some reasons why, and some tips for finding the right home amid the holiday season.

Remember that sellers who are showing their home over the holidays may also need to move soon and may therefore be more motivated to negotiate on price.
There may be less inventory available, but I can help you find off market properties. Often homeowners take their listings down over the holidays, but I can use my Realtor network to communicate your needs to agents whose clients want to sell, but don’t want December showings. We may just find the perfect house with a seller willing to work with us.
Be patient with homeowners willing to show their homes and make the most of your showing time. Try your best to be on time for ...

Monday, December 2, 2019   /   by Sarah Graham

5 Holiday Stress Hacks for a More Peaceful Christmas Season

It’s that most wonderful time of year– A time of celebrating peace, joy and love. It also tends to be chaotic, rushed and stressful. If you find yourself running in circles during the holidays, wondering when, or if, the peaceful moments will come, pay attention. I’ve got some tips to help you slow down and create more time for the traditions and people you love!

Live by the list. Make your list and check it twice! It works for Santa, and it will work for you, too. Revise your to-do list, shopping list, household chore list, and work project lists daily and keep them with you at all times. Utilize reminders on your phone or computer to help you stay on task.
Become a master delegator. Divide and conquer; you don’t have to do everything yourself. Get your family or co-workers involved in helping with holiday projects or errands. So what if the kids gift wrapping isn’t perfect or your colleagues ideas for the office party aren’t what you had in min ...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019   /   by Sarah Graham

5 Tips for Making Memories in Your New Home

5 Ideas for Making Memories in Your New Home
What comes to mind when you think back to your childhood home? For me, it’s decorating for the holidays--Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving...you name it, if they had home decor for a special occasion, we had it. One of the best things we can do for our children is to create lasting memories. These often come from family traditions that are repeated throughout their lives. Whether your children will one day come home to visit the house they grew up in, or if you are a family that will move many times during your children’s lives, repeating traditions will help reinforce memories even if the location changes.
Here are some ideas for creating memories outside of the usual holiday traditions.
1. Plan a regular activity in which everyone participates. Whether once a week, once a month, or every few months, plan an activity that the whole family is required to attend, and doesn’t involve screen time. This can be game night, a wa. ...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019   /   by Sarah Graham

Don't replace your Realtor® with the internet

With the influx of new technology and web based solutions, it isn't a surprise that everything is moving fast into the era of the internet. From sites like Amazon to Uber to Grubhub, we generally can pull up our phones or laptops to order what we want with ease. With every industry being revolutionized by technology, the same methods are "attempting" to be applied to the real estate industry. 

We could all agree that the simplification of the process through paperwork would be much appreciated by agents and buyers/sellers alike; but the attempt of replacing the agent by sites like Zillow and other third party resources can lead to a snowball effect of disaster. Think about real estate being smack dab in the middle of fast food and a doctor. You can use your mobile device to quickly place your order for a $20 meal, but when it comes to getting surgery, you'll want to put that phone down and visit a professional. Now think of your real estate agent being in the middle of all0 ...

Friday, November 15, 2019   /   by Sarah Graham

Buying Your First Home? Know These 3 Things

I love working with first-time home buyers. Helping you find your first home, learn the home buying process, and guiding you from house-hunting to move-in day gives me the warm fuzzies. Here are three things you should know before you start looking.

Work with one real estate agent. It’s best to have one agent who is helping you with your search. Your agent will be dedicated to finding you the right property, and then negotiating on all the terms of your transaction on your behalf. You want that person to get to know you and your family’s needs and preferences, rather than starting over with someone new each time you go look at a house. Keep in mind that the agent who shows you a home is, ethically, the one who should continue the transaction. Also, when you call an agent from a yard sign or advertisement, you are dealing with the seller’s agent. While most real estate professionals are adept at handling both sides of a transaction professionally, it makes more sens ...
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