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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 …

A Shopping Lunch at Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

I am addicted to eating out. Literally, if I could eat out every meal and act like I was on a cruise ship for the rest of my life, I would. Don't get me wrong, I love to cook but since the girls are getting older and my real estate career is taking off, getting in the kitchen and slinging pans around is just not on my agenda as it once was. Sitting down and letting someone wait on me is much more appeasing than me chopping onions, cooking a meat, serving plates and cleaning up afterwards.




While out shopping for Christmas gifts, Joe and I stopped in at the Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen in Newport News and to fill up our hungry bodies. The hostess was super sweet and handed us off to our server who was even more sweet. She delivered us to our table and gave us our menus right aways. She asked if we had been there before and we said no. She pointed out some highlights and took our drink order. I ordered the strawberry lemonade and was happy I did. Very tasty.

We started with the Crescent City Shrimp and Crab Dip. I love the chips they serve. Light and fluffy and with a buttery flavor. The dip was creamy and full of seafood.



I ordered the Homemade Chicken Pot Pie because I always order the pot pie if I see one on the menu. This is one of the most labor intensive meals I've ever made and home so if someone else is making it, I will eat it. 




A choice of the house salad or the Caesar Salad was part of my meal. I chose the house salad with the Bleu Cheese dressing. Yes, lots of creamy dishes for me! The dressing was absolutely amazing with huge chunks of bleu cheese. Mmmmm...... With the crescent roll on the side with the sweet butter... wow! So good!




Joe decided on the Half Rack of Ribs and Shrimp with corn and mac and cheese as his side. We had so much food! The sweet dipping sauce for the shrimp was so great! The ribs were perfectly cooked. 





I would suggest Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen for any meal! The service was great and much better than I've had in awhile. A serious pet peeve of mine is when you are done with a dish and the server will not take it away! Cheddar's, you have got your game going on!


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