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When my youngest child moved out, I was left living in a large home by myself. Weekend visits from the grandchildren only filled the space part of the time. The home became more of a burden as each day passed. It was not until I was working with my real estate agent to sell my home and find a smaller home did I realize that there were so many others in the same position. I created this blog to help other empty nesters explore their options for downsizing and to provide guidance on finding a new home that fits in more with their lifestyle.

Real Estate

Rental Wards: 3 Items To Address Before Hiring A Property Management Firm

17 September 2015
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Real Estate, Blog

If you're hiring a property management (PM) company, such as Bradley Scott, Inc., for the first time, you need to negotiate contract terms and understand all of the fine print before you sign any agreements. There are 3 vital issues to settle: How repairs and contractors are handled. How is a repair call initiated? What is the usual response time? How are home repair contractors screened? These are some of the questions to ask the PM representative.
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Four Reasons To Hold An Estate Sale When You Move Instead Of A Garage Sale

9 September 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

If you are moving and need to get rid of a lot of your stuff quickly, donation is an option, of course. But wouldn't it be nicer to get some money for your old belongings, especially if you're going to need to buy new items once you reach your new home? If that's the case, hold an estate sale instead of a garage sale. Here are four reasons why an estate sale will be of more benefit.
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Spring Cleaning Tips: The Exterior

25 August 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Spring cleaning isn't just for the interior of your home. The exterior of your home needs some tidying as well. Anything from your flower beds and trees to your patio and siding, it should all be cleaned up in the spring to get ready for the warm weather and to keep your home looking appealing. See below for some helpful tips on how to spring clean your yard. Trim Trees
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Tenant Retention: 3 Reasons Why It’s Important And 3 Strategies To Do It

12 August 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

As a property manager, there is never a bad time to retain your tenants. Well, unless they are vandalizing your property in some way, then they need to be kicked to the curb. Otherwise, you want to minimize the number of tenants moving out of your properties for a number of reasons. Read on to learn more about why you want to keep your tenants happy and how you can do so.
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4 Types Of Social Media Posts All Property Managers Should Be Making

31 July 2015
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Social media sites are powerful tools for property managers. They can help you find new tenants and also keep your current tenants engaged. To use social media to your advantage, you should be making these four types of posts on a regular basis: "Come visit between 9:00 and 12:00 today!" Often, potential residents won't want to shuffle through pages of information to see when your office is open. Create a post like this from time to time, and those who have been following you will not only be reminded of the existence of your community, but will also know when they should stop by.
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About Me
Home Buying Tips for Empty Nesters

When my youngest child moved out, I was left living in a large home by myself. Weekend visits from the grandchildren only filled the space part of the time. The home became more of a burden as each day passed. It was not until I was working with my real estate agent to sell my home and find a smaller home did I realize that there were so many others in the same position. I created this blog to help other empty nesters explore their options for downsizing and to provide guidance on finding a new home that fits in more with their lifestyle.

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