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Blog Entries in August

Family Friendly Activities To Do This Labor Day Weekend

Family Friendly Activities To Do This Labor Day Weekend

With Labor Day weekend approaching fast, you may be wondering what you and your family can do to celebrate some extra time off. If you’re planning on spending the long weekend with your family, we’ve put together a few fun activities the entire family will be sure to love.    Take A Roadtrip The three-day weekend is the perfect time to drive somewhere new. Get the ki

Seven Ways To Help Your Dog Adjust To A New Home

Seven Ways To Help Your Dog Adjust To A New Home

Moving into a new home is a process that can be described as tedious and anxiety-ridden, but did you know that your dog indeed feels the exact same way about it? Moving into a new house with a pet can be an uncertain, drawn-out process that can cause them a great deal of stress. After all, dogs tend to crave familiarity, and moving from their familiar setting to a new home can take quite some time

Back To School Tips For Parents

Back To School Tips For Parents

Can you believe it is already that time of year again? Back to school! While your children may be overly excited or even a bit worried about new teachers, new subjects and meeting their friends, the days leading up to the first day back are always busy and stressful. The best way to prepare your children for the new school year is making an organized, well thought-out plan.    Here

Things To Consider As An Empty Nester

Things To Consider As An Empty Nester

It’s that time of year when many homeowners around the nation find themselves facing a new chapter in their lives, we like to call it the empty nest. Though various circumstances can lead to an empty nest including college and new careers, homeowners who suddenly find themselves in a big, empty home often are faced with making the same decision: Should we stay in this house as it is, remodel

Surprising Features Homebuyers Want in 2022

Surprising Features Homebuyers Want in 2022

Virtual interior designer/home stager Stuccco.com compiled a wish list from numerous online sources that experts say homebuyers want in 2022. Many popular features aren’t what home sellers may think. Before you upgrade your home to sell, consider these top five homebuyer preferences: Laundry rooms  Exterior lighting  Ceiling fans  Patios &

Tips To Protect Your Home When It's On The Market

Tips To Protect Your Home When It's On The Market

When you’re trying to sell your home, you want prospective buyers to explore a bit during showings, right?  Buyers often open closets, cabinets, and other nooks and crannies when they’re touring a home. Sellers should take some precautions to protect their homes and personal belongings throughout the sales process. Here’s some tips to protect your you and your home during sh

Budget Friendly Home Staging

Budget Friendly Home Staging

Home staging has become something of a minor craze for real estate professionals in the past few years, and the actual science behind how best to set up a home for an open house seems to be changing all the time. However, one thing is unlikely to change: Homeowners and agents don't want to break the bank when it comes to staging a home. As a result, it's wise to look into the best ways to

Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship Winners

Dream, Innovate, Grow Scholarship Winners

Each year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty hosts a scholarship program, open to all highschoolers in the area.  The Dream,  Innovate, Grow scholarship is inspired by the key beliefs and attributes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty has been built on.  The recipients who are chosen also embrace these ideals both personally and academically. 

Home Projects to Tackle Before The Fall

Home Projects to Tackle Before The Fall

Now that we are approaching the end of August, it’s time to start thinking about the changing of seasons and how you can tidy up your home before the fall. It’s always a good idea to do a little preventative maintenance before the leaves start falling.  Here are a few projects that you can easily tackle before the seasons change and save yourself some work in the spring! 

Three Reasons to Live in Your Home Before You Renovate

Three Reasons to Live in Your Home Before You Renovate

Being able to make improvements and customize your space is one of the best parts of being a homeowner.  That being said, most new homeowners are eager to jump into projects before they even live in the home. In many ways, this can be great to avoid the mess that comes along with improvements, but for some people living in your home before you renovate might be a good idea.   &nb