8 Things Every Seller Should Do:   1.     Get involved in the marketing.  Check out what’s being written about your property and give your Realtor® suggestions of its strong points.  A good Realtor® will blog about your property. 2.      Be a big mouth.  Tell all your coworkers, family and friend...
When you decide to host your own yard sale a lot of people get an instant headache. Here are some tips to help alleviate the stress. First, go through your house and try to find different items to sell. You can also search through a shed, attic or garage if you have one. While searching for thin...
We’ve got the best trainer, Cameron Brown, of Evolution in Layton, Utah.  He’s knowledgeable and funny.  And he motivates us to do our best.  It’s exciting to see our progress and meet our goals.     We met Cameron after being referred to him by our escrow officer, Carol Yamamoto, and our seller,...
Kids can sometimes have short attention spans.  The next time you are having a family get-together, use these ideas to spark their interest.   Snaps:  These little boxes of firecrackers are fun and safe for even little ones to use.  You throw them on the ground and they ‘pop’!  For the two-year-o...
Dillards New Years Day Sale was so much fun.  I'll let you in on our game plan, and what worked and didn't work.  I'm not a Black Friday shopper, so my experience is limited.  I didn't know what to expect!   We went to Dillards on New Years Eve to get a feel for the layout of the store and where ...
Utah Voters!!  Spend 10 yourself an hour or more by voting early.   Go to Vote.Utah.Gov and then click on the "On My Ballot" tab, and then click "Sample Ballot" and then click the "click here to tell us a few details about you" link if the REGISTERED VOTER LOOKUP pop-up box does no...
It’s been a year in our “new to us” home. So many things have changed; the color of the living room, the hideous wallpaper in the basement and the mounds of weeds throughout every flowerbed. The lovely thing about all the change is each step we take makes memories in our family and changes this p...
The Fourth of July Holiday is one of my favorites. We spent this year in Riverdale Park located on 4300 South Parker Drive in Riverdale. The park in Riverdale has large mature trees all over shading most of the grassy area and keeping the sun in check. There are multiple jungle gyms ranging in ge...
The buyer has selected the house…and now the fun begins.  A successful transaction requires the cooperation of all parties involved, including the buyer, seller, lender, escrow, home inspector, appraiser, co-op agent, on-and-on, and etc… (endless possibilities here). I know of a buyer who delayed...
The front porch is the first place buyer's will see as they come over for a showing. Especially if the Realtor fumbles with the lock box at all. To make sure your front porch is looking it's best start with a pressure wash. If you don't have one, The Balster Action Team has one you can use for FR...

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