Your essential “quick fix” tool kit

Key tips to remember

  • Every home needs an essential tool kit.
  • These 10 tools can save you time and get things done right.
  • Always practice caution.

Closing gifts to create customers for life

Key tips to remember

  • Closing gifts are an opportunity for you to leave a lasting impression on clients.
  • Personalized gifts show you know your clients' interests are more potent than promotional items.
  • Gifts for services, such as home warranty protection, remind your clients about you for years.
  • Match the gift to the clients and their home for maximum impact.

10 home improvements with the best return for sellers

Key tips to remember

  • Your expertise can inform sellers about smart home improvements before their home is listed.
  • Exterior home improvements provide the biggest return on investment.
  • Minor tweaks to kitchens and bathrooms get a better return than a major remodel.
  • Landscaping and adding a deck are the lowest-cost ways to make outdoor space more attractive.

Bug-proofing your home and yard

Key tips to remember

  • Seal up holes and cracks.
  • Keep the house dry.
  • Don't let things pile up around the house.
  • Clean up after yourself!

The most common household complaints — and how to prevent them!

Key tips to remember

  • Use common sense.
  • Unplug anything electrical before troubleshooting.
  • If you’re not sure, call a pro

How to cut energy costs at home

Key tips to remember

  • Make smart appliance choices.
  • Take good care of your HVAC system.
  • Manage your water usage.
  • Consider going solar.

Real estate tips to readjust from COVID-19’s effects

Key tips to remember

  • Continue to embrace virtual alternatives.
  • Stay informed.
  • Leverage home warranties.
  • Recognize the importance of a home office space.
  • Be sensitive, but be bold.

The homeowner’s summer checklist

Key tips to remember

  • Schedule an HVAC inspection or perform your own inspection.
  • Make sure your doors and windows seal tightly.
  • Clean out the kitchen drain and garbage disposal.
  • Dust or vacuum refrigerator coils.
  • Check your backyard for rough surfaces and built-up grime.
  • Clean out gutters.

7 tips for a great homemade Father’s Day

Key tips to remember

  • Make it meaningful.
  • Quality time is key.
  • No distance is too far.

Your summer HVAC maintenance checklist

Key tips to remember

  • Don’t forget to change your air filters regularly.
  • Keep all units and vents clean and clear of obstructions.
  • Set your ceiling fans to rotate counterclockwise in the summer.
  • Set your thermostat to 78°F, which is recommended by the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • When in doubt, call an HVAC pro for help or checkups.

3 ways to celebrate Memorial Day this year

Key tips to remember

  • Spend time with your family to make the most out of this special day.
  • Support the front line through your favorite charitable organization.
  • Decorate for the holiday to put everyone in the right spirit to celebrate.

Tools to thrive in real estate during the COVID-19 outbreak

Key tips to remember

  • Provide your clients with regular market updates to build trust and rapport.
  • Utilize virtual tours in order to continue to show houses.
  • Replace in-person meetings with video chats to provide personalized updates.

How to make Mother’s Day memorable this year

Key tips to remember

  • Craft up a special piece for Mom that complements your artistic abilities.
  • Make sure to give Mom a call or video visit on her special day.
  • Cook up your favorite family dish for yourself or your family.

Everything you need to know about water shutoff valves

Key tips to remember

  • Knowing where your water shutoff valves are can help prevent water damage in your home.
  • The main valve inside your home will be on the wall facing the street, somewhere near ground level.
  • Each of the smaller plumbing appliances in your home will have its own water shutoff valve.

April 22nd is Earth Day

Key tips to remember

  • Remember Earth Day is always on April 22nd.
  • Focus on the three Rs — reduce, reuse and recycle — to help keep the earth a healthy place.
  • Review these 10 tips to go green in your home and in community.

The future of real estate: what to expect

Key tips to remember

  • The global pandemic has created a lack of economic confidence.
  • Economist predict a prompt return to normalcy.
  • There is an increased demand for digital resources.

Home maintenance advice you shouldn’t fall for

Key tips to remember

  • Perform regular maintenance on all aspects of your home.
  • Check that your gutters are clear of debris at least twice a year.
  • Don't assume dishwashers clean themselves.
  • Pushing the test button on the smoke alarm doesn’t actually test that smoke will be detected.
  • Cutting your grass extra short won’t save you mowing time.

6 home maintenance tasks you shouldn’t forget to do

Key tips to remember

  • Be diligent about changing your air filters.
  • Clean your dryer vent annually.
  • Test smoke alarms and other safety devices regularly.
  • Seal any holes, cracks or gaps.
  • Inspect your plumbing and electrical elements for damage.

How to be a good real estate agent in 2020

Key tips to remember

  • A modern website and an active social media presence can significantly increase your business.
  • As the internet plays an even bigger role in, it is imperative to have good online branding and marketing.
  • Video will continue to become a bigger tool to help real estate agents sell homes.

Smart appliances on a budget

Key tips to remember

  • There are ways you can get some of the perks of smart appliances without replacing all appliances.
  • The easiest way to turn any appliance into a smart one is to connect it to a smart plug.
  • Smart batteries and light switches give you the ability to control other appliances over the internet.
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