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Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block

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Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block

We all want to be good neighbors, but when it comes to selling your home it’s not good enough to just “keep up with the Joneses.” You need to be outshining them in every way.

If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most money possible, you’ll need a strategy to set your home apart from all the other listings competing for buyers in your area. That’s why I’ve outlined my proven, five-step plan for serious sellers. Use these five tactics to help your listing get noticed, win over buyers, and net a higher sales price than your neighbors!

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Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers

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Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers

Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.”

With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and add organizational systems to your own home. Not only will you clear out clutter, your efforts can actually increase the value of your home. 

Ready to give it a try? Here are six home organization ideas that will “spark joy” for you and your property value. 

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How To Win A Bidding War

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How To Win A Bidding War

If you're looking to buy an affordable home in the Asheville, North Carolina area this spring, chances are you will find yourself in a bidding war.  In fact, the nationwide shortage of affordable housing ensures that many people all over the country will find themselves in this exact situation for a few years to come.  So what should you do if you end up pitted against other savvy buyers when you've finally found "the one?"  Implement the following 8 tips to win the bidding war without getting roped into paying an exorbitant price for the home of your dreams...

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3 Tips For Picking A Good Listing Agent

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3 Tips For Picking A Good Listing Agent

Spring market has already begun here in Western North Carolina and man, it's a crazy one!  This weekend I was speaking with several sellers and heard more than a few horror stories from them about their previous real estate agent and what they did (or didn't) do that prevented the property from selling.  It honestly breaks my heart to see desperate sellers question why their property isn't selling when they're doing everything right.  Here are three tips to help you pick a good listing agent right from the very start so you don't have to experience the same heartbreak when selling your home...

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5 Halloween Safety Tips

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5 Halloween Safety Tips

Gone are the days of sending your kids out into the neighborhood to trick-or-treat with their siblings or friends.  From tainted candy to drunken drivers, Halloween is actually one of the deadliest holidays of the year for children...even more so than Independence Day and New Year's Eve/Day.  With that sobering statistic in mind, here are 5 Halloween safety tips to keep your family protected this Halloween...

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Living Authentically

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Living Authentically

"And just like that, the house sleeps."

That's what I thought to myself as I sang my daughter to sleep in her crib while hearing my husband's snoring in the other room.  Just 30 minutes before, I had a screaming toddler that was determined not to go to bed and a husband crying out in pain from a migraine.  Based on the sounds emanating from our home, you would have thought we lived in a torture chamber!  But within just 30 short minutes, the house had fallen silent.  "Thank you, Lord," I said sincerely.  I recognized the peace that had come over our house as a blessing that shouldn't be taken for granted...

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The 10 Best Places To Eat Around Asheville

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The 10 Best Places To Eat Around Asheville

Listed below (in no particular order) are the 10 best places to eat around Asheville.  One trick that I have learned about visiting restaurants is knowing when to go as much as what you should order.  For this reason, I have listed what I have found to be the best times to attend these restaurants along with what I order when I go there.  For more information on the restaurant itself, click on the restaurant name to be taken directly to their website (or Facebook page if they don't have a website)...

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Turning Dreams Into Reality

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Turning Dreams Into Reality

Every year I evaluate my life on two different occasions: my birthday and on New Year's Day.  I know many people don't believe in making New Year's resolutions since the success rate of actually following through with them is somewhere around 8%, but even if my wildest ambitions aren't actually attained, I feel accomplished just making some progress towards my end goals...

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Winter Is Coming

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Winter Is Coming

Ah winter.  It happens at the same time each year, yet we never seem to be quite "ready" for it.  Do a Google search of what you need to do in order to get your home prepared for the season and you will be overwhelmed by the amount of information that is out there.  To make your life easier, I've perused list after list and have created a "master list" of the most important winter prep tasks that you need to begin doing this weekend...

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House Fire

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House Fire

Two words you never want to hear regarding your home.  "House fire."  My best friend suffered a total loss from a house fire a few years ago, so I have seen just how absolutely devastating they can be.  In her own words, she says, "None of us are in total control.  You think all you have to do are the 'right' things and a house fire won't happen to you, but that's just not true.  It can happen to anyone."...

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Mountain Calling

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Mountain Calling

"The mountains are calling and I must go." -John Muir

I truly believe there is no more beautiful place to live on Earth than among the majesty of the Appalachian Mountains.  To live here is reminiscent of a simpler time when neighbors knew each other's names, community was important, and life was abundant...

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