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It's Showtime! What To Do and What Not To Do

The sign is up and you are ready to show your home off! In any market, a hot one or not, you need to have your house prepared to show as soon as you are live! What should you do and not do for a showing?

Upgrades and Repairs:

If your home has undergone some major changes since you purchased your home, you may want to list these out. Many people will never even look at these but if they are interested they will. Upgrading your brass knobs on your kitchen is not a big deal to the buyer,but a new furnace, hot water heater or brand new roof is. Any transferable warranty should also be noted.

The list doesn't have to be long as I've stated, most people will not even notice it unless they do and if they do, they are not going to read a long list. A simple record is fine. If a professional was called in to do work, show receipts.

Neighborhood Info:

Not everyone looking at your home is familiar with the area. Show off your neighborhood with any information you have such as if there is …

Favorite Pasta Salad

I wanted to share with you my favorite pasta salad. It is warm and wonderful. Happy Fourth!!

Printable Recipe!


What You Need: 


  • (9-oz.) packages refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbl. minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels 
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper 

  • What to Do:
  • 1. Prepare tortellini according to package directions.
  • 2.Roast tomatoes in oven on 450 for 10-15. 
  • 3. Meanwhile, process olive oil and next 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • 4.Toss olive oil mixture with hot cooked tortellini, tomatoes, and next 3 ingredients.
  • 5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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