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A NEW KIND of Nanny for Summer Months who Will Do All the Work…Curious?

I am TESTIMG a Nanny this week to take over while I keep a close watch.  She needs 8 bottles of wine…empty.

 

While away it is sometimes a chore to find someone to take care of summer flowers, the Nanny takes over.

Fill the empty bottle with water and …

 

Place clay stake with upside down vino bottle full of water in the middle of the pot of flowers…. and the test begins.  This plant had been full of blooms all summer…so can the Nanny take over while I visit my grandchildren?  Testing begins today.

Love the Name in this store front I saw in Vermilion last weekend…So true for me…Andi and Emily are on call almost 24/7 and Lauren our TECH Guru at REMAX Affiliates is an amazing help to me.

Speaking of Vermilion, rated as one of the BEST Restaurants in OHIO…Chez Francois…worth the trip!

COMING SOON…FIVE easy to follow TIPS that cost NOTHING to transform your HOME to a PRODUCT to Sell!  Under PRODUCTION, soon to go PUBLIC.

Still CRAZY Market…last three listings went in hours…and now I need more “Merchandise” to Sell.

Looking for a 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bath House in Upper Arlington 600-700K  NO HOME SALE Contingency and Lender Approved!  Family would love to get in before School STARTS.

 

 

 

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Magic…Fast, Easy Transformations…Magic Market…Three Listings in Contract in 24 Hours

My friends know, I like fast, inexpensive, fun transformations.  Just saw this chair in a POPULAR, PRICEY Greenhouse…not mentioning names but this project is on the top of my list!

Project TWO…probably happening in my office for my client list or George’s TO DO list for retirement projects…Are you laughing yet?  It is just a roll of craft paper fastened to the wall.  Would be great in so many places and useful too.

So my friend, a former English teacher…nightmares looking at my text on my blogs…thinks that titles of books are so important to see.  Of course not moi.  I like the shape and style of the books when in the bookcase…of course after I have read the book.  Balancing act I saw at CB2 in NYC…when visiting my city girl.

I think some of my clients are convinced my collection of ferns that I have been moving from house to house this year are magical.  I put the fern in a suitable pot from my collection in my “lower level” , instruct the seller to water, and the listing is in contract in less than 24 hours.   Two listings in Westerville and one in the ever popular Clintonville in the last month…magic has happened…over list price!

THE SECRETS TO SELLING FAST……

CLEAN…Free of STUFF…Let me provide you with my STAGER and my Talented PHOTOGRAPHER….free rental of my magic ferns… AND Presto!  I can’t promise Henry, my grand dog, will be here for your closing but I will.

 

 

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Deer be GONE…The Battle is Still On!

The same story.  I plant beautiful flowers, watch perennials come to bloom, and then one morning…What Happened?

YOU know what happened.  So a three step program this year.

Liquid Fence…works if you reapply every day and after every rain…

Last summer I added Irish Spring…may have helped but as my friend shared, at least the deer won’t talk dirty.

                    My latest Deer Repellent!

So I had heard…human hair…yes kind of unusual.  My hair dresser gave me hair from the salon, which I did take home.  With plastic gloves and caution, I filled burlap bags with hair and tied to my plants.

My attach this year is a 3 step process.  Please don’t share with my backyard pets when I will be leaving for vacation.

Yes they are beautiful animals and I do enjoy watching them run in the snow. but please leave me alone in the spring, summer, and fall.

 

 

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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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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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Spring in OHIO in FEB????? Can I Build this?

Protected Teak Work Table

This is from TERRAIN … one of my favorite places.  I like the space but really is pretty ordinary?  How difficult can this be with repurposed wood?

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My make shift table/? on our deck is slowly falling apart…It is an old school lab table found at the Flea market with a shelf from another old display piece from an antique store… So where should I go to find a replacement…

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Habitat for Humanity…Springfield Flea Market Extravaganza is in May?  The search is the most fun.

SPEAKING of SEARCHING…I am searching for LISTINGS!  CRAZY time to Sell.  And where will I move after my house is sold is a common question.  There are several options: 1.  Rent back from the new owner until you find suitable housing  2.  Write the contract contingent on seller finding housing.  3.  Move in with family…it can be a solution?  4.  Start looking as soon as you list your property.  Some sellers will take your offer contingent on the sale of you property but you at least have to already have your property listed on the market.  As my mother…yes, my mother always says…”Where there is a will, there is a way!”  Contact me, I would love to work with you.

 

 

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