Giving Buyers Grand Entrance

The front door is usually the first feature of a house that buyers see and feel. How do you      ensure it makes a grand first impression? That’s easy.

  • Put on a fresh coat of paint.
  • Replace worn or faded door handles and locks.
  • Install a brass kick plate at the bottom of the door.
  • Clean the exterior door frame. Make it shine.

These may seem like little things. But they can make a big difference to the first impression your house makes on potential buyers.

It is often said that first impressions make the most impact. This is true not only when you meet a person for the first time, but it’s also true when you first step into new surroundings.

Anchor your entry

Stepping into your home, let’s anchor your entry first with a colorful area rug. Although the size and shape of your foyer must be considered, in most entrances a round shape will look the best. This makes the entry look more inviting, and will add color and softness.

For larger foyers, a round or octagonal table on top of your vivid carpet centers your entry. Glass top tables with an interesting wrought iron base is a good choice, since the transparency of the table takes up less esthetic space and shows off your carpet.

For that final dramatic effect, display a floral arrangement that adds height to the foyer and will lead the eye upwards to a sparkling chandelier hanging over the floral arrangement.

Single Story For Sale in Halifax County, Lake Echo

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•  1900 sqft , 2 bath , 3 bdrm single story FOR SALE  CAD325,700 . Exclusive
MLS® 41075900

Exclusive Listing 120 Shadewell is located minutes from Exit 18 Lake Echo. This pristine property is built for one floor living with vinyl and brick for exterior. The double car garage is that!!! a double with plenty of room.. All floors are heated even the garage.
Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths , centre kitchen, which is great for entertaining family and friends. The cathedral ceiling with the great window in the dining room, makes you want to sit and enjoy.This home is listed at $325,700, so call me for your private viewing.

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Early Morning Thought

file-2016-10-26-10-47-34-amWell I was sitting back enjoying my early morning time, I thought about how many people start their days like I do – Early!
It seems to me that I never was an early riser when I was in my 30’s, but I believe that in my early 40’s is when I seen the light (literally the early morning light!).
You know, it is safe to say that everything you do in life, whether it is a success or a failure, you learn from it.

I started to sell Mary Kay cosmetics in my early 40s. My Director was great and shared with us all the wonderful things that this company had to offer. I was reading one of the Mary Kay Ashe books and she talked about the 5’clock club. That is when I started to like my early morning times. Mary Kay Ashe said she got more done at that time than any other time of the day.
So, moving forward, I eventually stopped selling Mary Kay as I never got the pink car I wanted (haha) and I set my sites on selling Real Estate. Since I have been in this business, I have met coaches and speakers who talk about the early morning “Me time”. They say the most successful people in the world (ie., Tim Cook, Bob Igor, Howard Schultz, Anna Wintor) are up around 4:30 – 5:30am.
For me, I love to get my coffee, light my candle and read my book. Now those who know me know that I am always reading! I usually have at least two books on the go at all times. One motivational book (my early morning) and then my “fluff” book.
Reading, meditating, doing my “TO DO List” and drinking my coffee, that is how I start my day.
So how do you start your day?
Do you give yourself time to “start the day”?
Do you do your best thinking at this time?

Happy Thanksgiving

So here I sit Sunday morning, getting my Thanksgiving thoughts on.. I have all the preparation done so that my meal can be served by 3pm today. I so want to be prepared so I can enjoy my houseful of company. Between cousins, grandchildren and sons and daughter in laws, my house will be full in a few short hours.

As we all gather around today , you must stop and think about what you have to be thankful for.. I see so many of my friends that are sick or have loved ones that are battling some disease or another. I see my grandchildren worrying about school, friends girlfriends (cannot believe I wrote that) fitting in , and worry about things that are crazy.. BUT that is a part of life.

For me I am thankful for my family, seeing my 3 sons living their life , being good fathers and partners. I am thankful everyday just for the idea, their lives may not be perfect for someone else but for them, they are great…Sure everyone has struggles and we are not without them but it is how we manage to come out of them, that is what makes us better people.

I am thankful or my husband , for putting up with me but also giving me a wonderful family of his to share.

I am also thankful for my health, and especially about my mind and how is revolves .sometimes scary!!! but most times it delivers a good message to get up , pick up and move on!!!

I am fortunate enough to have so many friends and family that help me along the way.. So SEE , I am a happy person today and everyday as I remember and think what I am thankful for.. Life is good .. enjoy it and just be Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving..