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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 …

All the Oyster Festivals You Can Think Of Coastal Virginia!

It's that time of year where Virginia is hopping with Oyster Festivals! This is the first year I haven't made the Urbanna Oyster Fest. :(
I'm supplying you the list of all upcoming festivals so you don't miss out on the fun! 

Urbanna – Nov. 6, 7 – Urbanna Oyster Festival
Wachapreague – Nov. 7 – Island House Oyster Roast
Saxis – Nov. 7 – Saxis Island Oyster Roast
Gloucester – Nov. 7 – TOGA Virginia Half-Shell Oyster Tasting
Machipongo – Nov. 14 – Merroir & Terroir – Oyster Extravaganza
Melfa – Nov. 14 – Oysters a la Carte
Newport News – Nov. 14 – Virginia Living Museum Oyster Roast
Onancock – Nov. 20 – 21 – Ducks Unlimited Oyster & Wine Lovers’ Weekend
Machipongo – Nov. 21 – Ducks Unlimited Oyster Roast
Chesapeake – Nov. 21 – Oyster & South Festival
Irvington – Nov. 21 – Taste by the Bay: Wine, Food, Arts & Ale
Cape Charles – Nov. 28 – Cape Charles Historical Society Oyster Roast
Heathsville – Dec. 5 – "Oysters and Oldies" Christmas Oyster Roast
Chincoteague Island – May 7 – Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival
Chincoteague Island – Oct. 8 – Annual Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival

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