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A checklist for spring organizing

Start your spring organizing now and then relax…

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros with a checklist for spring organizing.

Spring is finally here and I’ve created a checklist of things to do to get rid of the clutter around the house. Some things might have to wait – like putting away the winter boots and coats – until the weather gets a little warmer. The less clutter you have, the less time you spend looking for lost items and the more time you have to spend with your family and friends.

Entryway

  • Put away winter mittens, snow boots, hats and coats you won’t need any more.
  • Make sure you have enough space in the closet for everything. If not, add a shelf or hooks.
  • If you have a cabinet or drawers in your entry, go through ...
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Why Homeowners Are Actually Saving Money

homeowners can save money over renters
Homeowners can save money!

In this month’s Monthly Item of Value, learn about how homeowners are coming up winners. Rent prices are rising steadily and owning a home can be the answer to making ends meet.

Buying is “The American Dream”

Did you know that about 75% of non-homeowners in the U.S. say they view home ownership as part of their American dream, and plan to buy eventually. 

A third of Americans who plan on buying a home in the next five years said they believe that owning costs less in the long run. 

Click here to read the full infographic report in my monthly Item of Value.

Contact me if there is anything I can do to help you buy or sell your home.

Oh, by the way, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.

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719 50th Street

  • 719 50th Street, front

Welcome to this delightful single family, all brick ranch at 719 50th Street in Dundalk, Baltimore County. This home is lovingly maintained by its long time owner...

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The Importance of a Chimney Cap

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about chimney caps.

Chimney caps are a relatively small and inexpensive thing to install, but they play a vital role in the safety of your home and chimney. The small piece of metal installed at the top of your chimney prevents numerous potential mishaps from occurring, including animals entering your home and excess moisture accumulating.

Chimney cap. Image: Courtesy of Clean Sweep.

Keep Critters Outside

During the colder months, animals spending time on your roof or near your gutters will sense the warmth from your chimney when you have a fire lit. As a result, the critters will make nests close to or inside of the chimney flue...

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April Events

All sorts of activities and events are happening in April around the Baltimore area. Get details on what’s happening and where.


Get Organized Event at Cummings & Co.

Get Organized!

Spring is here! The birds are tweeting, the sun is shining, and it’s about time to finally clear the clutter. Join me and my co-host, Cindy Bernstein, owner of Aim4Order, for a talk on how to de-clutter your home, office and life in general.  Cindy will provide easy organizing tips, tricks and hacks that will finally clear the clutter and allow you to de-stress and get organized.

Interested?  Click the Get Organized link. Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6pm – 7:30pm, 108 W. Timonium Road, Timonium, MD 21093


“Gnome & Garden Show”

Courtesy of Rawlings Conservatory

The Rawlings Conservatory...

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What Home Sellers Should Re-Inspect After a Major Storm

Image courtesy of Clean Sweep

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about inspecting your home after a storm.

When preparing to list a home, many home buyers have the most critical and expensive pieces of the property inspected—the roof, the chimney, the foundation and more. However, a major storm can completely change the safety of these essential parts of a home. It’s better to fix problems before you have an offer and you’re sitting at a table with a home inspection report.

Roof and Exterior Siding

Even if you have durable slate roofing, a great deal of damage can be done in a short period of time. Have the roof inspected for missing or broken shingles, holes, dents and any other damage...

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Let’s Get Organized!

Let's get organized seminar at Cummings & Co. in Timonium.
Let’s get organized!

Join me and my co-host, Cindy Bernstein of Aim 4 Order, for a Professional Seminar on Home Organization – “Let’s Get Organized”

The seminar is Wednesday, April 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Cummings & Co. Realtors. The office is located at 108 W. Timonium Road, Timonium, MD, 21093.

Have you ever heard the saying, “A place for everything and everything in its place?”  Do you have too much clutter lying around or can’t find anything when you need it? Want to get your home (or life!) back in order and don’t know how to get started? 

If so, come join us for some light refreshments and hear an industry expert. She will present some of the tools and tips you need to get and stay organized all year round!

And as always…

If you know of someone w...

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Make Your Money Work For You

make your money work for you today

We want to start saving money and you are not sure what to do. In my Monthly Item of Value you will get the scoop on how to make your money work for you.

 To get started:

  • Determine your risk
  • Pick your strategy
  • Choose your investments

Do you want low, medium or high risk investments? High risk may give you a bigger return, but is it worth it?

A financial professional who understands the market and can help you pick the best options for you and your family.

Click here to read the full infographic report in my monthly Item of Value.

Contact me if there is anything I can do to help you buy or sell your home.

Oh, by the way, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals.

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Rachel Wiederhold, ASP of 5 Star Staging, LLC

This series of posts will introduce you to my team of preferred partners who assist me in all aspects of my business. When I say I am your trusted real estate adviser and that I’m available to provide resources/referrals to other industry professionals and services before, during, and after a sale, I mean it.  

Rachel Wiederhold, ASP

What is your mission statement or philosophy of business?

While we don’t have an official mission statement, our philosophy of business has been focused on creating the picture perfect home. We achieve this through home staging techniques designed to meet client’s needs and budgets and most importantly making properties desirable to potential buyers to generate offers quickly and at the highest value...

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When is it time for an air duct cleaning?

air duct cleaning with clean sweep
Air ducts need to be cleaned every 3-5 years.

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about cleaning your air ducts.

Air duct cleaning is an essential part of maintaining your home, but it can be hard to tell when you’re overdue for a visit from Clean Sweep Maryland. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends a professional cleaning every 3-5 years. Some conditions warrant a visit more frequently.

What Are the Benefits of an Air Duct Cleaning?

Air duct cleaning is great for improving indoor air quality and removing household allergens associated with asthma-like symptoms. Dust mites, pollen, pet danger and dust all enter the air and are sucked into your home’s air ducts.

When the ducts are not cleaned on a regular basis, the dirty air...

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