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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 …

Support Ronald McDonald House-- Southern Living Christmas Cookbook!

I am so glad to be partnering again with Ronald McDonald House Charities to bring support and awareness to this amazing charity that helps parents in such a scary and emotionally draining time of their lives. 

I wanted to share with you my favorite recipe this year from the Southern Living Christmas Cookbook you have to purchase in order to support this amazing charity!


Ingredients:

1/4 cup balsamic glaze
1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon Mustard
2 Medium Granny Smith or Gala Apples-- cut crosswise into 10 (1/4 inch thick) Slices
1 Medium Lemon, halved
8 Ounces Smoked Gouda Cheese, Cut Into 1/16 w-Inch Slices
8 Ounces Thinly Sliced Italian Salami (Such as Sopressata)
Garnish: Fresh Basil Leaves

What to Do:

1. Stir together the balsamic glaze and mustard in a small bowl.
2. Rub the apple slices with the lemon halves. Top each apple with 1 slice of the cheese and 2 slices of salami. Drizzle with the glaze mixture. Garnish if desired. 


The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond is partnering again with Dillard's on this Holiday season on this exciting fundraising campaign. This campaign benefits the families of seriously ill children so that they can have a comfortable haven near their hospitalized child at the Ronald McDonald House or Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at VCU and St. Mary's Hospitals. Last year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond provided small comforts to over 7,000 people and slated to provide more this year. 

For the 9th Year, Dillard's is offering a special, custom edition of Southern Living's Christmas Cookbook for $10. This exclusive, hard bound cookbook is filled with fabulous holiday recipes, menus, decorating tips and entertainment ideas. These cookbooks are availbe for purchase at the Dillards located both in Short Pump Mall and Stony Point Mall. Go---- get yours today and help Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond help these families in need. 

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