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3 Healthy Hydration Habits

I’ve got some healthy hydration tips to share with you today. They are sure to make you feel better.

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Instead of talking about real estate, today I want to discuss something different. If you’re feeling tired, hungry, or unfocused, you may be surprised to find out that there is one thing that you can do to help you in all of these areas: drink more water.

Everyone knows this, but not everyone does this. Drinking enough water each day is easier said than done unless you form hydrating habits that stick. Here are a few to consider:

1. Drink water before and after each meal. People often mistake hunger for thirst. If you actually feel like you’re thirsty, you have reached a certain level of dehydration already. You should be drinking water constantly so you don’t feel thirsty. Do this for a few weeks and it will become a hardened hydrating habit.

A ton of delicious and nutritious food is packed with water.

2. Drink a lot of water in the morning. Sometimes your day can be such a whirlwind that you forget to eat lunch, let alone drink water. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it’s also the most important time of the day to drink water as well. You should drink a liter of water or more first thing in the morning. It will wake you up and get you hydrated for the day.

3. Eat your water. There are tons of delicious and nutritious food that are packed with water. Oatmeal, for example, absorbs a lot of water. Watermelons, tomatoes, and celery are all hydrating foods.

Our bodies are all different, but one thing we all need is water. Use these tips to help keep you on track. In the meantime, if you have any real estate questions or needs, reach out and give us a call or send us an email. We would love to hear from you.

5 Tips for Moving With Pets

If you’re moving, you need to think about your four-legged friend, too. Here are a few ways to make the move easier on your dog.

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If you think the process of moving is stressful for you, think about what your dog is feeling! Moving from an old home to a new one can confuse your pet, but there are a few easy things you can do to make this an easier and more enjoyable experience for your best friend: 

1. Tell your dog you are moving. I know it might sound silly, but we all talk to our dogs. Although they can’t understand the words we are saying, they can understand and become accustomed to change. A good idea is to take your dog on some walks in your new neighborhood near your new home before you move in.

2. Arrange your new home in a similar manner. Organizing your new home like your old one can help bring a nice level of comfort to your pets quickly. Put their treats and toys in similar places, too.

Getting a new dog tag is a good idea.

3. Research local vets before moving. Print that information out and save it for after you move. You’ll be happy you did.

4. Get an updated dog tag. If you’re moving addresses, getting a new tag is smart. If your dog happens to get out, your neighbors will know how to reach you and where you live.

5. Research the local laws regarding pets. You may have to re-register your pup with the new state or city you’re moving to.

Keep in mind that change is scary for your dog, too. Try to comfort your pup as much as possible during the move by showing a ton of affection. After all, moving can be RUFF!

As always, we’re here for you anytime you have a question about real estate or a need we can help serve. Feel free to reach out to us via phone or email any time. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Which High-Tech Upgrades Should You Make Before Listing?

Millennials and other tech-savvy buyers make up a big portion of our market. So, which three upgrades will help your listing stand out?

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Millennial buyers are making up more and more of the market these days. This is a tech-savvy demographic that places a lot of value on gadgets both in and out of the home. 

So, if you are thinking of listing your home, you may want to think about adding these three high-tech upgrades to your home:

Millennial buyers aren’t the only ones who want more technology.
  1. A smart thermostat. This is one easy improvement that won’t cost much to install. This piece of technology will allow your home’s future owner to control the thermostat from anywhere inside the home and even from outside of it, as well. Millennials tend to care about the environment, ranking it as a top consideration in their home purchase, and this gadget can definitely boost your home’s energy efficiency. 
  2. Home surveillance. There are options for this feature at every price range. Wi-Fi-enabled front door cameras and individual cameras can cost as little as $30 while full systems will start at approximately $180. The added safety this provides will be a big draw for buyers.
  3. Smart kitchen technology. If you already plan to update your kitchen, you may want to look into adding some smart appliances. Smart refrigerators are a good example. Many smart refrigerator models even come with a built-in camera and Wi-Fi connection so that you can easily keep track of your groceries. You might also think about adding inexpensive, no-touch faucets.
According to HGTV, 46% of consumers see smart home technology as important for their current and future residences. Millennial buyers aren’t the only ones who want more technology. 

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.