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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 …

Halloween Ghosts for Your Yard


I love Halloween. It is truly one of my favorite times of the year. I love to line crows up on the roof of my house, fill the yard with spiders and webs and put this in the front yard to illuminate the crisp nights that descend around here in the fall. 

Here is how to do it and to do it right. 

What You Need:

  • Cheap Plastic Drop Cloths: Calculate each ghost you will make and add one.
  • White paper or newspaper 
  • 6 or 8 Lengths of rebar- 3 to 4 feet high: How many ghosts you do will determine how many pieces of rebar you need. (Check your Local Hardware Store)
  • Clear packing tape
  • Yellow or Orange Christmas Type Lights
  • A Couple of Pieces of Wood

What to Do:

 1.  Hammer the rebar into the ground into a circle.

2. Cut lengths of drop cloth double the height you want your ghosts

3.  From the extra drop cloth cut out strips 4x12 you will use to tie at the necks around the rebar.

4.   Form the head by balling up paper and.  When you have a large enough ball place in center of stretched out drop cloth section.

5. Gather the  drop cloth and cover the paper forming a head like he is a lollipop.

6.  Place "head" on top of rebar and wrap packing tape around plastic to form neck.

7.  Gather at the waist area and tape again.  Your ghost will now look like a lollipop. 

8.  Cut several long strips of drop cloth to form arms. These are crisscrossed and tied around chest area. Then the hands with meet with the next ghost to meet and hold hands. 

9.  Place the logs in the center of the ghost and top with your colored lights. Plug in. 

The ghosts look amazing at night. One girl who lives down the street from us is so frightened she can't even look down our way. She is a teenager. Funny girl.



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