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The Preferred Realty’s 2020 Year In Review

The Preferred Realty’s 2020 Year In Review

2020 was an interesting year, to say the least.  What started out as the roaring ’20s, quickly turned into a year we would never forget. Despite challenges and changes, as a company, we were still able to shift and come out on top. From growth, innovation, and achievements, let’s go through a recap of everything this year as a company!   Achievements At the beginning o

Congratulations, Elizabeth Turcovsky, our Hockey Mom of the Year!

Congratulations, Elizabeth Turcovsky, our Hockey Mom of the Year!

Congratulations to our Hockey Mom of the Year for the 2019-2020 season, Elizabeth Turcovsky of Mentor Youth Hockey Association!   Elizabeth was one of our five monthly winners (November) who was selected from a diverse judging panel of staff, agents, and community members as our Hockey Mom of the Year.  “Elizabeth exemplifies all the characteristics of an extraordinary hockey

How to Start Early on Your New Year’s Resolutions

How to Start Early on Your New Year’s Resolutions

2020 has been a long year so why wait until January 1st to start your New Year’s Resolutions! If your goals this year are to get organized, why not start writing things down now? Or if you want to get in shape, start doing what you can to work out during the holidays! Getting in a practice round before 2021 could give you the best possible chance of success going into the new year.  Che

Need a Scholarship? Here’s how to Enter!

Need a Scholarship? Here’s how to Enter!

It’s that time of year where both students and parents begin to think about starting to apply for scholarships! Have you considered the Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship? Each year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty hosts a scholarship program, open to all high school students in the area who are planning to attend a technical school or college this fall.  The Dream,

Home Items to Add to Your Wishlist This Holiday Season

Home Items to Add to Your Wishlist This Holiday Season

As you’re completing your holiday shopping this month, there are some obvious gift recipients on your list. But this year, we’re suggesting that you add your home to your “nice” list when it comes to making holiday purchases.  Check out these items you should gift your home for the holidays!    Kitchen Appliances Now that a lot of us are cooking at hom

Holiday Recipe Ideas Your Guests Will Love

Holiday Recipe Ideas Your Guests Will Love

Being home for the holidays means enjoying quality time with friends and family, indulging in good food and drinks, and making the most of your time together! This holiday season might look a little bit different, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get busy in the kitchen and create some amazing recipes. Check out some of the best recipes perfect for any festivity this holiday

Our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Do you have a hard to buy for your niece or have no clue what to get your significant other for Christmas this year? We’ve got you covered! With the biggest shopping holiday of the year right around the corner, you will be able to score some great deals without even leaving your home!    Baselayers For the outdoor enthusiast or for anyone who has been spending more time outs

How to Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive During Covid

How to Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive During Covid

From going to school or work to grocery shopping and visiting the doctor, 2020 has had a whirlwind of changes.  With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s important to recognize that some of our favorite traditions and celebrations may look a little different this year, too.  The good news is that holiday traditions do not have to stop! By following the recommendations from you

Unexpected Expenses After Buying Your First Home

Unexpected Expenses After Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home is a very exciting time, but many first-time homebuyers are unaware of the added expenses come closing time.  If you are planning on purchasing your first home soon, make sure you do the necessary budgeting to avoid any surprises at the closing table.      Closing Costs In addition to your down payment, you will also have closing costs to fact

Housewarming Gifts For A New Homeowner

Housewarming Gifts For A New Homeowner

While it can be a stressful experience, moving to a new place is certainly worth celebrating. If you're hunting for the perfect housewarming gift for a special person in your life, you might be torn between personal and practical options. Luckily, there are tons of great gifts to purchase they will be sure to love.  Find the perfect gift for that new homeowner in our gift guide here! &nb