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Blog Entries in February

February 2022 Hockey Mom: Michelle Hinds

February 2022 Hockey Mom: Michelle Hinds

Congratulations to our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty’s February Hockey Mom, Michelle Hinds from Oakdale, PA.    Michelle currently volunteers her time to assist both the Chartiers Valley Hockey Club and the Mt. Lebanon Hornets organization that her son Luke plays for. Over the past few years, Michelle has dedicated her time to a variety of different roles

Tips And Tricks On Buying A Fixer Upper

Tips And Tricks On Buying A Fixer Upper

If you are currently in the market for a new home, you may be feeling a little hopeless with the lack of options. If you find yourself having a hard time finding your dream home, one solution is to buy a fixer upper and create your dream home from scratch. Purchasing a fixer upper can be an intimidating process, but if you follow these tips and tricks your renovation will be done before you know i

Tips and Tricks For Winter Homebuyers

Tips and Tricks For Winter Homebuyers

It’s a common belief that the spring and summer seasons are the best to purchase a home because the real estate market tends to slow down in the winter months. While statistically this is true, purchasing a home during the winter season is still possible! There are many benefits to starting your home search when the temperature drops. If you are ready to start your search, follow these tips

Closet Organization Tips and Tricks

Closet Organization Tips and Tricks

It’s not quite time for spring cleaning yet, BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t start organizing your home! Don’t know where to start? Try your closet space! Even the largest homes with the most spacious closets can use a little organization. This can be the perfect weekend activity for these cold and dreary days. Here are the best closet organization hacks to keep your home t

The Benefits of Home Staging

The Benefits of Home Staging

Staging a home for sale is not a new concept, but it is a practice that could help your home sell a lot faster.  In today’s market, buyers are looking for a home they can envision themselves in and move right in.  A few simple staging tips can make all the difference for buyers.     Invite In Buyers One of the biggest benefits of staging your home is that it i

Congratulations to the February 2021 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to the February 2021 Hockey Mom Winner!

Congratulations to Kylie Bryner, our first Hockey Mom winner of 2021!  Kylie, mom to 7-year-old Weston and 4-year-old Wyatt, is a registered nurse who is no stranger to helping others.   This includes volunteering as a medic for the FAYHA Ice Miners Mite and Peewee games.  Volunteering helps the organization save money as an on-medic is required for each PAHL game.  In add

How to Help Your Houseplants Survive the Winter

How to Help Your Houseplants Survive the Winter

Pittsburgh winters mean gray days and cold temperatures.  The combination of these two things might have your houseplants longing for summer and warmer weather.  Now that we are in the heart of winter, it's time to give your houseplants a little extra attention to help them survive the rest of the season.  Check out our tips below on how to help your houseplants thrive this wint

Hockey Mom of the Year Contest Is Back!

Hockey Mom of the Year Contest Is Back!

It’s that time of the year again! We’re kicking off the fifth year of our Hockey Mom of the Year contest!  From early morning rides to the rink, countless hours watching practices and games, or cheering on every big play, hockey moms are an integral part of every hockey organization to support the players and be a role model.  That’s why we, in partnership with the Pitt

How To Downsize Belongings Before a Move

How To Downsize Belongings Before a Move

Moving can be a little stressful, especially when it comes to the packing part.  Downsizing your belongings and working to declutter before the move will make things go a lot smoother.  With a few easy steps and a little organization, you will be all set for your next move. If you are not moving, downsizing is also an opportunity to refresh and start new. If you get rid of the clutter, y

How To Prepare for an Open House

How To Prepare for an Open House

With warmer days in sight, you might be thinking about listing your home for the upcoming spring market.  One way that sellers can help their home to stand out is by hosting an open house. Open houses may attract everyone from nosy neighbors to motivated buyers. Either way, they generate buzz about a home—and that can be a great thing to get your home sold quickly. If you have an open h