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Does it Come With The House?

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Heavy, bulky items can be awkward to pack up and difficult to move. They also can be seen as big perks to potential buyers. If you’re willing to part with the items below, have your agent mention them as features of your house.

1. Basketball hoop – This can be great for families with young children. A game of basketball is the perfect icebreaker between neighborhood kids.

2. Trampoline – Another family-friendly item. That is, as long it’s not rusted or in otherwise poor condition.

3. Washer/Dryer – One less thing for buyers transitioning from apartment life to worry about.

4. Garage storage – Once you really dive into packing, you’ll be glad you don’t have to disassemble your shelving and storage racks, let alone find a box they fit in.

5. Light fixtures – Know your audience on this one. People can either think Tiffany lamps add character to a room or subtract from it.

6. Child proofing – The chances all those tiny socket plugs and safety latches make it to your new home are slim anyway.

7. Backyard shed – Gardeners and lawn care enthusiasts will rejoice.

Be prepared that a potential buyer may say “No” so make sure you only leave behind items the buyer is interested in!

Does throwing in your washer and dryer merit a higher asking price? What about your garage shelves? Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of your real estate needs. For more information or to schedule a showing, visit www.winstonrealtygroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you'll be glad we're your real estate professionals. 

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8 Tips for Quick Cleaning Before Guests Arrive

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

No doubt you’ll want your home to look its best for visiting family and friends during the holidays. Here are a few cleaning tips to minimize the time you have to spend making things sparkle.

1. Grout and tight corners
Cleaning nooks and crannies doesn’t require elbow grease. A toothbrush is much more effective.

2. Showerhead residue
Fill a plastic bag with vinegar, tie it around the head and leave it overnight to dissolve mineral deposits. A vinegar-soaked rag held in place by a rubber band works, too.

3. Microwave build-up
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a small bowl of water and microwave for about five minutes. The lemon scent eliminates old food smells and condensation from the lemon water loosens caked-on grime, making it much easier to clean.

4. Garage floor
Don’t bother sweeping – a leaf blower is much quicker.

5. Pet hair on furniture
Wet rubber dishwashing gloves are magnets for pet hair. Put on a pair, rub your furniture, and leave the vacuum extension tool in the closet.

6. Ceiling fan
To avoid a shower of dust and dead bugs, use an old pillowcase to clean the fan one blade at a time. Slide the case over the blade and pull it back slowly and the case will capture the dirt.

7. Toilets
Dump a spoonful of Tang into the bowl and let it sit for a few minutes. The citric acid scrubs so you don’t have to.

8. Garbage disposal
Run baking soda and lemon juice, or ice cubes and lemon peels, through your garbage disposal to eliminate odors. White vinegar will do the same for your dishwasher.

Looking for a home that could fit the whole family for the holidays? Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of your real estate needs. For more information or to schedule a showing, visit www.winstonrealtygroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you'll be glad we're your real estate professionals.

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4 Tips for a Great Home Theater

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

 

Creating a home media center means you’ll never have to put up with the annoying guy at the theater who talks through the whole movie (unless, of course, you’re married to him). Here are a few tips to get you started.

Think about acoustics

Choose a room with limited windows and doors to seal in the sound. Keep in mind that vaulted ceilings can be tough when it comes to adjusting your sound system.

Set up strategically

To find the optimum distance to sit from the screen, the general rule of thumb is to multiply the diagonal size of your TV in inches by two.

Popcorn, of course

Once you’re nestled into your home theater seats, you’re not going to want to walk all the way to the kitchen for more refreshments. Consider investing in an old-fashioned popcorn stand. A mini-fridge may come in handy, too.

Set the scene

Frame a few posters from your favorite flicks and hang them on the wall. Popcorn buckets and marquee lights can also add to the environment.

Is a home theater a must-have for your next home? Talk to an agent to find out what’s available.

Transform Your Bedroom for a Great Night’s Sleep

by Heidi Winston, RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipie

Do you struggle to some catch shut-eye? Beyond counting sheep or working your way through “War and Peace,” here are some things you can try to encourage zzzz’s.

1. Skip the bold wall colors
Soft, muted colors on the walls and floors help create a relaxing environment in your bedroom. Keep the bold carpets and wild walls for the rest of your home.

2. Design for sleep
Condition your mind to relax in your bedroom by making it a single-purpose area. That means moving the desk, lounge chair, or even treadmill out of the room. Trying to read in bed can send mixed signals to your brain as well.

3. Embrace the darkness
Does outside light invade your sleep sanctuary? Black-out curtains can keep your bedroom pitch black, which helps cue your body that it’s time to sleep.

4. Banish screens
Keep distractions to a minimum by leaving phones, tablets and laptops outside your bedroom. And if you truly can’t think of dozing off without a nightly dose of Jimmy Kimmel, keep your TV in a place where it can be hidden when you turn it off, like in an armoire with doors.

5. Install dimmers
Dimming your bedroom lights about an hour before you hit the hay helps lure your brain into sleep mode.

Is it anxiety over selling your home that’s keeping you up at night? Let me help you fight real estate related insomnia by helping you through the selling process. Contact Heidi Winston of Winston Realty Group for all of your real estate needs. For more information or to schedule a showing, visit www.winstonrealtygroup.com or email Heidi@WinstonRealtyGroup.com. Once you work with us, you'll be glad we're your real estate professionals.

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