If you are new to homeownership, you may not realize that the arrival of cold weather means taking on a short to-do list of maintenance items if you wish to be well-prepared. In New England, the temperature can hover well below freezing for a sizable portion of winter, and preparation is key. Here are the top five things a homeowner should remember to do to help weather those cold snaps:
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If you are a first-time seller, you may not know exactly which items to leave behind, take with you, donate, or throw away. It’s important to remember that buyers don’t necessarily want certain items left behind in their new home, even if you think it could be useful.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty’s agent Kristyn Nelson has been elected to join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ national re_think council, a premier, member-driven think tank in the real estate industry that is focused on sustainable success for current and future real estate agents. Re_think council members are nominated by their brokers and are recognized leaders within the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.
UPDATE (1/11/18): We're proud to announce that the Verani Realty Reindeer successfully raised over $11,000 for this event! The headline and text below has been updated to reflect this new total.
Verani Realty Regional Manager Maggie Kerkhoff and agent Steve White recently graduated from the New Hampshire Association of REALTORs (NHAR) Leadership Academy, an intensive one-year program designed to enhance the skills of members considering volunteer leadership positions within the association. Kerkhoff and White, along with their fellow graduates, were recognized during NHAR’s installation ceremony at the Sheraton Harborside in Portsmouth for its incoming President, Gerry O’Connell.
As a homeowner, it pays to recognize potential hazards that occur around a house during the winter season. Cold weather, holiday decorations and snow-cover all play a role in increasing safety risks this time of year. From fire hazards to air quality, it’s wise to take preventative steps to protect your investment and your family from danger.
Selling your home? Then you know that at any moment you may have to change your normal routine and prepare the house for your real estate agent to show to a potential buyer. But after the cleaning, vacuuming and decluttering is done, what do you do next?
If your holiday shopping isn’t done, you may be about to spend more money than you should on gifts for family and friends. If you are also trying to buy a home, this is the last thing you should do!
The holiday season has begun, and so has the home decorating. Perhaps you always take holiday decorating to an elevated level – making your home the brightest, most noticeable house on the block. If your home is on the market, should you still be decorating and lighting up the neighborhood? The short answer is yes, but with some moderation.