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2 Upgrades for a More Environmentally Friendly Home

Want to make some eco-friendly upgrades to your home? Here are two to consider.

There are many eco-friendly home upgrades you can make, and today we'll highlight two of the best options available.

The first is energy-efficient light bulbs. These types of bulbs have been around for some time, but many homeowners are just now starting to realize their benefits, which include a longer lifespan and the ability to reduce your electricity use.

Home automation is often thought of as a luxe amenity, but it’s also one of the most effective ways to make your home eco-friendly.

LED light bulbs come in a variety of colors and easily fit into many types of designer light fixtures, which allow you to incorporate stylish and efficient lighting design throughout your home.

The second is smart home technology. Home automation is often thought of as a luxe amenity, but it’s also one of the most effective ways to make your home eco-friendly because it allows appliances to run with the least amount of required energy.

Automated controls for security, temperature, and lighting that come from one single device will replace energy-consuming features and add extra function simultaneously. Additionally, the sleek design of many of these devices seamlessly blends technology throughout the home to complete a modern and stylish design. 

If you’d like to know more about what you can do to your home to make it more eco-friendly or you have any other real estate needs we can take care of, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to help you.

How to Sell Belongings for More Money Before You Move

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If you’ve ever moved from one home to the next, you know that not all of your belongings will come with you. 

Sorting old items into separate piles for things you want to donate, sell, keep, and trash is something everyone does (or at least, should do) before making a move. This not only makes the packing process easier, but it also helps give your new home a less cluttered feeling once you move in. Depending on the variety and number of items you have to sell, selling your old belongings could even cover some of your moving expenses. 

But moving, packing, and selling isn’t the focus of my message today. Instead, I want to talk about how you can earn more money for the items you choose to sell before you transition between homes. And with all the online marketplaces out there, it’s never been easier to sell your stuff. 

Without further ado, here are a few tips to help you maximize your earnings:
  1. Sell items on the appropriate platforms. Facebook Marketplace is a great place to sell smaller items, while sites like Chairish are great for selling larger pieces like furniture.
  2. Put time into your photos and descriptions. High-quality photos and thorough descriptions will bring you greater success when selling online. 
  3. Don’t rely solely on online marketplaces. In-person garage sales can be a great way to get rid of items quickly. For these kinds of sales, bundling items and being open to haggling is a must. You should also advertise your sale ahead of time by signing up for Facebook groups. 
  4. Time your sale with purpose. Like anything else, timing really does matter. And when you’re looking to sell personal belongings, a great time to do so is around the end of pay periods. This way, your customers will have plenty of money to spend. 
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

4 Reasons Why Summer Is the Best Time to Move

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For many of us, moving isn’t what we would call a joyous occasion. Even so, buyers who can maneuver a summer home purchase will find the process to be much smoother. 

Summer is, in fact, the best time of year to jump into the market, and here are four reasons to prove it:  

1. Long days with plenty of sun. Wintery conditions present all sorts of challenges when you’re moving. Rather than having to withstand the cold and snow, why not move when it’s warm and sunny out? Speaking of sunlight, summer brings longer days and more daylight, which means more time on a given day to move into and out of a home. This is especially advantageous if you decide to do the heavy lifting yourself rather than hiring movers.  

2. The children aren’t in school. Families with young children can make a summer move without all the headache-inducing disruptions to the school year and daily routines. Better still, since your kids will be on summer break, the moving process can be an all-hands-on-deck effort. 

3. Lots of yard sales. Once summer is underway, yard sales start sprouting up all over, which can be equally beneficial to sellers and buyers. As a seller, you can partner with your neighbors to get the word out that you’re holding a garage sale and get eyes and foot traffic directed toward your property. As a buyer, you’ll be able to attend as many garage sales as you want, and you’ll have a better chance of finding what you’re looking for. 

4. Summer is the peak selling season. The market is white hot at this time of year, so if you’re eager to move, know that you’re much more likely to pull off a successful home sale and purchase right now. Buyers come out en masse during spring and summer, with June being the best month to sell.  

I hope this list was all the convincing you needed to make your move this summer. If you have any further questions or need help buying or selling a home, please contact us by phone at 201-825-1266 or by email at JeffAdlerJeff@gmail.com. We hope to hear from you soon!