Stew Leonard’s – Porterhouse Steaks on Sale this week!
Rainy Day ~ Ball Pond ~ New Fairfield CT…
Condo For Sale in Brewster NY – just had a recent price reduction …. from $229,000 to $221,500
New Fairfield Homes For Sale… Monday ~ September 27th ~ 2010
Fun Photo from Portugal…
Here, my daughter and nephews stopped to asked directions from a very pleasant Portuguese man -
Apple Season is Here!
Here are some great apple recipes from FoodNetwork.com
Flickr Foto Fun Friday – Fall!
Here are some beautiful Fall pics from Flickr.com -
Organizing & Storage Guide from HGTV…
How to Hold a Successful Garage Sale – from Realtor.org
Garage sales can be a great way to get rid of clutter — and earn a little extra cash — before you sell your home. But make sure the timing is right. Garage sales can take on a life of their own, and it might not be the best use of your energy right before putting your home on the market. Follow these tips for a successful sale.
1. Don’t wait until the last minute. You don’t want to be scrambling to hold a garage sale the week before an open house. Depending on how long you’ve lived in the home and how much stuff you have to sell, planning a garage sale can demand a lot of time and energy.
2. Get a permit. Most municipalities will require you to obtain a special permit or license in order to hold a garage sale. The permits are often free or very inexpensive, but still require you to register with the city.
3. See if neighbors want to join in. You can turn your garage sale into a block-wide event and lure more shoppers if you team up with neighbors. However, a permit may be necessary for each home owner, even if it’s a group event.
4. Schedule the sale. Sales on Saturdays and Sundays will generate the most traffic, especially if the weather cooperates. Start the sale early, 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. is best, and be prepared for early birds.
5. Advertise. Place an ad in free classified papers and Web sites, and in your local newspapers. Include the dates, time, and address. Let the public know if certain types of items will be sold, such as baby clothes, furniture, or weightlifting equipment. On the day of the sale, balloons and signs with prominent arrows will help to grab the attention of passersby.
6. Price your goods. Lay out everything that you plan to sell, and attach prices with removable stickers. Remember, garage sales are supposed to be bargains, so try to be objective as you set prices. Assign simple prices to your goods: 50 cents, 3 for $1, $5, $10, etc.
7. If it’s really junk, don’t sell it. Decide what’s worth selling and what’s not. If it’s really garbage, then throw it away. Broken appliances, for example, should be tossed. (Know where a nearby electrical outlet is, in case a customer wants to make sure something works.)
8. Check for mistakes. Make sure that items you want to keep don’t accidentally end up in the garage sale pile.
9. Create an organized display. Lay out your items by category, and display neatly so customers don’t have to dig through boxes.
10. Stock up on bags and newspapers. People who buy many small items will appreciate a bag to carry their goods. Newspapers are handy for wrapping fragile items.
11. Manage your money. Make a trip to the bank to get ample change for your cashbox. Throughout the sale, keep a close eye on your cash; never leave the cashbox unattended. It’s smart to have one person who manages the money throughout the day, keeping a tally of what was purchased and for how much. Keep a calculator nearby.
12. Prepare for your home sale. Donate the remaining stuff or sell it to a resale shop. Now that all of your clutter is cleared out, it’s time to focus on preparing your house for a successful sale!
Why do leaves change color in the Fall? Find out from About.com -
Touchdown Chili recipe from allrecipes.com…
A perfect meal to warm up and watch some football!
Fall Cleanup Inside & Out from Home Depot…
My hubby and our oldest daughter, Melissa, went to Portugal this summer. Here are some photos of their wonderful trip in a beautiful country…
Fall Weeknight Dinner’s from Food Network…
Looking to purchase a home now or in the near future? Come to our FREE Homebuyer Workshop…
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Why you need a Realtor to sell your home…
Watch this funny You Tube Video -
Fall Gardening with HGTV…
Organize Your Closet with the help of HomeMadeSimple.com
It’s a great time to organize your closets. Schools back in session for most – and the end of the summer is near, so it’ll soon be time to get out fall clothing… boy, I hated writing that!
Ease Back to School Bustle and a Breakfast Smoothie Recipe from HomeMadeSimple.com
Happy Labor Day to all!
Veggie Pizza with Garlic Hummus – from Cuisine at Home…
What a delicious twist – pizza made with hummus – I must try this!
Realtor throws himself down stairs if he doesn’t sell a house in 90 seconds.
Watch this funny You Tube video – the very end is hysterical!
We can all use a laugh – Hope you enjoyed!
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