Planning a Move?

Moving can be a stressful time, but staying organized during the move can help to lower stress.  Not everything has to be done at the same time, there are many things that can be planned ahead for.  Some things can be done as far as two months out.  Here is an organized list of things that can be done by week.

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If Buying a Home

There are a few things to keep in mind when buying a home to keep you in good terms with real estate agents.  Agents work on commission therefore they are very motivated to do a good job for you.  Be considerate, be on time for appointments.  They are very busy and are not only working for you, they will have other clients.  If not, it’s not a good sign.  Make sure to find an agent that you trust!  Interview agents until you find the one you are most comfortable with.  Let them know that you are in the interviewing stage.  Do not call a listing agent if you are working with a buying agent.  Let your agent do this, they know what to say and have had much more practice and training.  At this point you are serious about buying or you wouldn’t have sought out an agent.  Get preapproved to help the process and bring your checkbook if you are going to a house you are serious about!  And lastly, good luck with everything.

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Hawthorn Hill

If you have not yet been here you should plan a visit!  This was the original home of the Wright family and has welcomed many other luminaries including Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison.  The tour of both will begin at Carillon Historical Park in Dayton then bring you to Hawthorn Hill in Oakwood via shuttle van.  There is much history to see between these two places!

Carillon Historical ParkHawthorn Hill 

Find The Realtor / Real Estate Agent For You

There are many different personalities and characters out there.  The same goes for those in real estate.  When looking for someone to help sell your home or help you find the right home it is important to trust them.  There will be a lot of information given to them and they will be with you until the end of your buying or selling experience.  They are there to make it as smooth as possible for you.  There are many homes that realtors know of that are not advertised, they will find these for you if they fit your interests.  The realtor is there to be the cushion between clients.  They are experienced negotiators.  They are also an extra set of eyes that can help point out potential problems with a house that is on the top of your list.  To find the right realtor for you make sure to get referrals and check references.  Make sure that you will see all properties with them and not only ones that will make them the most money.  Interview the agents that you are most interested in.  Always be sure to use common sense and be skeptical.  You will find the right agent for you!

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Weekend Fun

Looking for something to do this weekend?

Breweries are EVERYWHERE in Ohio!  I wanted to take a small trip with part of my little family (My boyfriend and dog) and we decided to go to Columbus.  The first night we are staying at BrewDog’s DogHouse Hotel and Brewery!  I am so excited to tour this brewery and the 6,000 sq ft craft beer museum that is inside!  There are many other breweries around, if you are trying to find one near you click the OHIO BREWERIES image below.

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Show How You’re Thankful

Given the month it is we should not only BE thankful, but we should SHOW IT!  I would like to thank veteran’s for everything they do and go through.  I don’t know any veterans personally, but I did come across this article and it gave me many ways to show my gratitude anyway.  I am not in the position to help in some of these ways, but I can write a check!  I also love to shop, so I plan on finding a veteran-owned business in the near future!  If you are able to help in any way it will not go unappreciated!  #ThankfulThursday

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