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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 …

Thirteen Candles: Sage's Birthday @ Kerr Lake








Last weekend was Sage's 13th Birthday! Wow, it seems like yesterday she was born with her mega, humongous eyes and tiny body! She was the smallest baby we had. My doctor thought she was going to be over eight pounds but she wound up weighing 7'2.

We packed up the car and hooked up the boat trailer. Her friends, Carolyn, MK, and Chloe rode along with Joe and Douglas while I followed behind with my mom in her car along with Ava and our dogs. Everything was going along just grandly until the right boat trailer tire blew out and we wound up on the side of 64, east of Richmond. Luckily everyone was fine and thank goodness for VDOT showing up five minutes later with a flashing caution sign and orange cones to warn those of a mishap ahead.

While Douglas and Joe waited on help, the girls piled into my mom's car and we snuggly rode to our destination. Once we arrived and unpacked, the girls explored and an hour later Joe and Douglas were there. We feasted on Bojangles Chicken (which is amazing by the way), mashed potatoes, mac-n-cheese and biscuits. I ordered the 20 Piece Jumbo Tailgate box. I have to say this is the largest box of chicken I have ever ordered but when you have a crew, you need stuff like this. I'm telling you, if you haven't eaten Bojangles and have the opportunity to, DO! The gravy is perfect and their mac-n-cheese is the best from a fast food joint I've ever had. Sorry, KFC.

The rest of the of the weekend consisted of seeing the largest non-poisonous spider we've ever seen, setting our eyes on two copperheads, enjoying a fire both nights, watching the girls be thrown around on the tube and getting up on the kneeboard, and Sage skiing as she normally does. Water sports are the best.



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