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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 …

Choosing Your Signature Scent


The other day I walked into an Ulta for the very first time and was terribly overwhelmed. Ulta is a shopping meca for anyone who loves beauty products. The store is a "God" to all who want to smell and look beautiful The store houses hundreds of fragrances, makeup by the thousands and skincare for the scared. Need a hairdryer, curling iron or a straightner? One place stop girls! I am may be the last person on Earth who has been in Ulta but that one trip will not be my last. 

My mother and I were entranced in the fragrance department and wandered up and down and around the aisles in search of a scent we could call our own. I am interested in purchasing Joe a new cologne for Christmas and I may have chosen one. How wild does your nose go while in the fragrance department though? Here are a couple of tips I have learned on choosing the scent for yourself.

Don't Rely on Those Blotting Papers: Your chemistry is different than that piece of paper. When you spray the fragrance on yourself, the perfume is going to take on different notes from your skin.

Do Smell From A Few Inches Away: Wearing perfume is about smelling great but not just for yourself. Smelling the fragrance from a couple of inches away will allow you to make sure the fragrance isn't too strong. If you can smell it without bringing your wrist inwards towards your nose, you may be irritating to others. 

Don't Wear Perfume While Shopping For One: This is a hard one but you do not need to mix your fragrances while deciding on which ones to buy. Your skin needs to be clean and smell free. 

Do Take Home A Sample: Dab it own for a couple of days before deciding it is the one. You are going to spend a bit on a fragrance, might as well be one your really enjoy.

I hope these tips help. Please feel free to share other tips you have!


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