Baby Boomer Could Become Minimalist

The word could might need to be replaced to should! I have spent the last week helping our daughter move to an apartment in NYC. She sorted, threw away, gave away, sold things before she left Philly. And now we are still making trips to the trash room. This has certainly opened my eyes and ears when my grown children tell me they want experiences and memories instead of gifts for any occasion.

And again today, a dear friend is moving her 97-year-old mother from a small apartment to an assisted living efficiency. In a phone conversation…our break from downsizing others…we shared we can’t wait to get home to start clearing out things.

I might even be losing my love to shop….hoping George does not read this!

On the flip side of my work here, my daughter comes home from work, and the fun begins. Enjoying restaurants has been so much fun…walking yes, but I am sure not enough to melt some pounds away.

vino

Really enjoyed visiting Mario Batali’s Food Mall, Eataly…  so many choices, grazing delight!

Reservations tonight at Babbo, another Mario Batali restaurant.

Emily is treating me to HELLO DOLLY with Bette Midler Sunday and then home to watch the Tonys.

EXPERIENCES…EXPERIENCES…EXPERIENCES…

 

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NO TIME for BUYERS and SELLERS to TAKE a Siesta!

DON’T be AFRAID to JUMP in the MARKET.

YOU will be so GLAD YOU DID!

TRULY a REAL ESTATE Fiesta…DON’T STOP to take a Siesta…..

RUN to  FIND a Reliable,  SERVICE ORIENTED REALTOR TODAY like EMMA YANOK.

So much fun celebrating my grandson’s 2nd Birthday with my great niece and family.

emmayanok@emmayanok.com (614-946-0728)

 

 

 

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EASY as ABC’s to Sell your Property in this MARKET!

A.  It’s all in your mind…TRANSFORM HOME with wonderful memories to A PRODUCT to SEL

B.  GET RID of STUFF  LESS is MORE!

C.  MAKE SMALL REPAIRS

D. CLEAN EVERY CORNER!  DID I say CLEAN EVERY CORNER!  Make your house look and smell like Martha Stewart just left!

E.  Graph your utility bills for the last year.

F.  HIRE a REALTOR that provides FULL TIME SERVICE to YOU…like ME!

These are the basic steps that most people don’t think about first.  Many homeowners think they need to spend, spend, spend….

Try A through F first.

Happy Selling!

 

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MORE Exploring for LOW COST accessories, etc.

 

 

LOVE exploring for good stuff!  When my good friend and neighbor called me on Friday night and asked if I was ready to explore…she is an excellent picker…off we went.   Sharing old stories about such trips from years ago, laughing about nothing,  and brainstorming “repurpose ideas”…no Pinterest needed in this car.  First stop…

Voted BEST BOOTH by us…VintagedMod-pick,salvage>repurpose!

http://www.facebook.com/vintagemodsuitcase  Instagram-vintagemod.pick.salbage.repurp

Emily Windle-Halpin.  ewh17@aol.com   Located in Delaware County.  Emily shared she has monthly sales, which you can check out.

My NEW pile of JUNK……as my husband and best friend described…

Love this collection…base is a former Soil tester with all the info. on the rim…When I sell a piece of property, the soil does have to be tested before closing to make sure the land is buildable.  This is the former method…a sieve is the bottom…brass with the black metal tag still on this “piece of junk”.  The ring with the numbers is an old dial that came from an old gas pump…the numbers you see when filling your car with gas. I already had some old pulleys…I use for hanging pictures, etc , a succulent and topped off with my favorite final touch… A Cloche!

Had to stop by the Grandma BAIT Store…….Evie needs to learn all about Brutus and his followers!

Off for another adventure this weekend…building business alliances with Kimberly Althouse, Huntington, Kari Stumpf, REMAX Affiliates, and Wendi Diersing, Great American Title.  Now that I am bringing the subject back to Real Estate, it is soooooo important to partner with other professionals that you can depend on to complete all details on their end of the contract.  In this market, it takes a TEAM that can work together.  And the best part of this team, our professional development includes lots of fun!
Two listings in Westerville…coming up soon!

 

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Elm and Iron….newest location

 Elm & Iron Easton

 Newest location is now OPEN.  I promise you will love strolling through this store…I must admit many of these items look so familiar.  Could they be in my lower level?  Some are from my Great Grandmother Schauseil’s house or gathered at the Springfield Flea Market and years of collecting…junk, George would say.  So if you want to collect without the journey, this could be a one stop shop.

Elm & Iron

What we all NEED!  For VINO???

(614) 428-1230
4170 Easton Gateway Drive

 Hours*:
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday-Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: Noon – 6:00 PM
*Subject to Change

 

Warehouse in Clintonville…a good stop too!

NOTE to READER…..Not the kind of “stuff” you need when staging your home to become a product to sell.  TWO very different things.

 

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Heavy Listing period…April, May, June, and July, Grab your Hat!

 

 

Everyone is moving…even Henry!   Trust ME, you need a realtor that is working for you almost 24/7 in this market.

Advice to my buyers and sellers:  Sellers be ready for a fast turn around.  12 offers in less than 48 hours!

Buyers know what you want, but don’t panic and settle.

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BE PREPARED in Spring 2017 Real Estate Market

Amy and Justin in front of their new home!  A happy moment, a happy couple that was ready, persistent, and succeeded in purchasing a fantastic property in this market.

Step ONE        Find a Lender that provides service and answers their phone.  Learn about the process of borrowing money and identify what price range is in your budget.

Step TWO       Find a Realtor  that provides service and answers their phone.   Select search criteria for an automated search so you know when a property first comes to the market.  Learn that online searches

are a few days or even weeks late when compared with your local Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service that are current.

Step Three      View Properties.  Learn what you like and don’t like.

Step Four        Make an offer.  If the offer is not accepted in this market, immediately go back to Step Three.  This process could be repeated several times in this market.

Step Five         Don’t panic, don’t SETTLE!  Stay positive and continue the process.  You will find a property that will be your home!

Step Six           Celebrate!

 

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