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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 …

Celebrating Christmas Early

This year's Fisher Christmas Celebration was held at Joe's dad, John, and step-mom's, Martha, house up in Saluda on the Rappahannock River. Every year, John and his sister Helen trade off where Christmas and Thanksgiving will be held. Because Helen did Thanksgiving, John was elected to throw Christmas.


We drove up after noon and arrived at the river around two. Joe's sister, Lindsey, had arrived earlier from Washington D.C. and his cousin Janis from Richmond, moments earlier. After we unloaded the car of presents for the girls, luggage of all of ours and food to cook later we began our visit.

Every year we have always played "Dirty Santa" but this year we decided to hold off on the gifts for the family game and contribute to The Wounded Warrior Project. What a wonderful charity to give too and though we are not active military the family works with the military in other aspects. Giving back to the men and women seriously wounded in combat is just an amazing offering. I hope everyone this year takes the time and reflects on what is truly important to them and hopefully gives back in some fashion or another. The holiday season to me is not just a time to give to our family but to the many others out there that need our help too.






The Fisher Family all began arriving around four. Drinks flowed and food eaten. I made one of my favorite appetizers, Pear and Caramel Bruschetta. I will update this recipe very soon. It was a hit and many asked for it. Mental Note. There was too much food as always. Vegetable plates, crab bites, buffalo chicken dip, Joe's salsa, meatballs, ham biscuits and more.





I believe I might have drank a wee bit too much (yes) but I know I ate too much. Being a Fisher, I have to say we might get our name a bit honest. Even with all of the food available Joe made a hilarious quote. "We don't make sides, we make drinks." You can understand his saying a bit more knowing when his dad built the house instead of a dining room, he put in a full bar.


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