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Blog Entries in August

Five Family Fun Activities For Labor Day

Five Family Fun Activities For Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner! 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.    Backyard Games A long weekend is the perfect time to get active with your family! Set up s

Smart Products For Your Home

Smart Products For Your Home

Smart devices for your home are hot on the market right now and they are more than just telling Alexa to play your favorite song. You can now turn off your lights, vacuum the floors and even grill for your family BBQ! Check out some of our favorite smart products below.   Ring Doorbell With a simple installation process, the Ring Doorbell can improve your home’s safety and make l

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

Back To School Tips For Parents

Back To School Tips For Parents

Going back to school after the long summer is always a time of excitement, especially after the uncertainty of last year. 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 organi

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

Four Home Buying Tips for a Growing Family

Four Home Buying Tips for a Growing Family

The prospect of buying a new home can be fun and exciting. It can also be a bit nerve-wracking, given that you want to get it just right. How do you know that the house you fall in love with is the house? How can you be sure that you will be happy with your choice years down the road? With a growing family in mind, most homeowners worry about finding the perfect family home.  Before you start

Is Now The Best Time to Purchase a Home?

Is Now The Best Time to Purchase a Home?

There’s good news all around for the housing market.  You can expect the remainder of the 2019 year to be one of the best that real estate has ever seen!  Unemployment is the lowest it has been in 50 years, wages are rising at a faster rate, and consumers are continuing to spend more (Federal Reserve, 2019).  So what does this mean for you? Now is a great time to tap into the