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Blog Entries in December

College Scholarship Workshop Webinar Recap

College Scholarship Workshop Webinar Recap

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty held two complimentary 45-minute virtual Scholarship Workshop Webinars for high school students and their parents in early December. The webinars were conducted by former teacher and principal, Todd Van Horn. Todd currently works at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty as the Vice President of Career Development and is the creato

How To Prepare Your Home For Holiday Guests

How To Prepare Your Home For Holiday Guests

The holidays are here and it's time to focus on this year’s hosting responsibilities. If you are welcoming friends and family into your home this season, save yourself some stress and start to prepare this week! To be the hostess with the mostest this holiday season, be sure to complete the following tasks before your guests arrive.    De-Ice Walkways and Driveways Goo

Congratulations To Our December Hockey Mom Of the Month

Congratulations To Our December Hockey Mom Of the Month

Congratulations to our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty’s December Hockey Mom Of The Month winner, Billi Marie Meli from Oakmont.   Billi Marie is mom to 10-year-old Carter and 7-year-old Mikaela and is engaged to be married in 2023 to her fiancé, Mike Wilden. In the past two months, Billi Marie received multiple nominations for our Hockey Mom Program. Bil

Five Of The Best Holiday Activities In Pittsburgh

Five Of The Best Holiday Activities In Pittsburgh

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially in Pittsburgh. The city and its surrounding areas are filled with holiday activities for all ages to participate in!    Ice Skating At PPG Place This holiday season, make sure you stop by Market Square and go ice skating by the tree! From November 19th through February 27th, the Plaza between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue

5 Tips To Winterize Your Home This Season

5 Tips To Winterize Your Home This Season

Tis the season to be… winterizing your home. Luckily, Mother Nature has been pretty gentle on most of us so far this holiday season. So, if you haven’t prepped your home for that perpetual snowball that she is likely to heave at us at any time now, it is time to do so before it is too late! But with all of the shopping, baking, wrapping and other festive holiday happenings that are

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