How to Prepare Your Home Before You Go on Vacation

The first couple years of my career were very investor focused. This meant showing enough abandoned vacant homes in the peak of Florida summer heat (while pregnant mind you) to last a lifetime. Among the many things I learned from those experiences was how to NOT leave your home when you go away- especially for vacation.

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Always Bring a Realtor with You to Purchase a New Construction Home

Have you ever been to a model home? It’s one of my favorite parts of the Real Estate business. I LOVE seeing new floorplans, the incredible upgrades and features, and most of all- the decorating!

Everything is new- and- fresh- and- shiny and with all of the visual stimulation, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and want to sign a contract right then and there. But don’t let the awe of a stunning model home distract you from getting the best deal possible- which would be with your Realtor present.

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Slab Leak? Don’t Freak: Tips to Survive a Slab Leak and Home Re-Plumb

A sound haunted me in the night… hisssssssssssss …….. Could it be the kid’s sound machine? No. It was a different pitch. I swiftly followed it all the way to the half bathroom like a bluetick hound on the hunt. “Please don’t be a snake,  please don’t be a snake,”  I prayed to myself as I mustered up the courage to turn on the light. Ok, here goes. Continue reading “Slab Leak? Don’t Freak: Tips to Survive a Slab Leak and Home Re-Plumb”

Easy DIY Fishing Rod Holder

Living in a coastal town, it seems as though everyone has at least one fishing pole. Being that we are surrounded by the Ocean, Intracoastal, and River, multiple fishing rods are not an uncommon sight in garages during showings.

Offshore fishing is one of my favorite hobbies, so we have several that we use for different types of fish, locations, etc. But how do you keep them organized? Continue reading “Easy DIY Fishing Rod Holder”

Ditch the Dining Room and Opt for Office?

How many times do you eat in your formal dining room? Every night? Every Sunday? Every….Christmas or Thanksgiving?

At my Mumsie’s house, nearly every family meal is eaten in her dining room (aside from her bacon and iced tea breakfast).

On the flip side, I can honestly count on one hand the times we’ve sat at our table. I even set it for Christmas last year and everyone still congregated in the family room instead.

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