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Planning to sell? Think like a buyer

think like a buyerThink like a buyer when you are selling your home. You have to force yourself to look at it objectively with no emotional attachment. In this Monthly Item of Value, we’ll get some advice on selling homes. Try to see your home as if you were a potential buyer looking at it. It’s difficult to do because most of us are emotionally attached.

Think about what you need to do as far as curb appeal, cleaning, decluttering and painting to give you home a fresh look. Minimize the bad points and maximize the good points. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, just do some little things to make it shine.

Here is the full text in my May eReport.

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3 online tax preparation options

3 Online Tax Preparation Options

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No matter which of the online tax preparations you use, you’ll have an easier time then going about it on your own. Each of the three software options, which are updated as laws change, is user friendly and gives you prompts to all of the questions you need to answer. There are various version of each type of software, taking into consideration what type of filing you need to do. Help is available for those who need it.

Whether you decide to go with a professional accountant or using this software, you will still need the receipts, forms and other paperwork you’ve been saving for a year.

In this month’s item of value, learn about the three online tax preparation options available to you. Click here to get the full eReport.

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How to Protect Your Information Online

Do you think about security when you put your credit card information into a website? Many unknown threats to your personal and financial information are out there, but we have ways to help you keep your information as safe as possible. Protect your information online to avoid fraudulent charges on your credit card.

Technology is constantly changing and evolving. We must all learn how to cope with this evolution in order to keep our information safe.

Using strong passwords, a firewall and not clicking on unknown websites are some of the ways to protect yourself. Don’t access your banking, credit card or other personal information on mobile devices when you are using public wifi, like at Starbucks or Panera.

Always update your phone, tablet and computer to the latest operating systems...

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5 Reasons to Call Me

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In this Monthly Item of Value, learn about the five reasons to contact me. As a licensed realtor since 2003, I have gained experience in all aspects of real estate.

A realtor will keep you informed about the Baltimore market. I am able to answer all of your real estate-related questions. I’m happy to share my preferred partners contacts list.

As a part of the Baltimore community, I want to help my clients find the homes that are right for their families.

If you are moving out of the area, I can help you find a qualified realtor in the area where you are moving.

For the complete eReport, please click here.

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Hosting Holiday Guests?

hosting holiday guestsMany of us are hosting holiday guests, our relatives and/or friends, for this holiday season. This month’s e-report will help you have a wonderful holiday experience for everyone involved.

Learn how to make your company feel welcome, keep your guests entertained and make the most of the time you are sharing together.

To see the full report click here.

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Holiday Party Planning Checklist

Holiday Party Planning Checklist monthly item of valueHaving a holiday party this year? Party planning can be a nightmare, trying to put all of the pieces in place. Most people who plan events don’t have a chance to enjoy them because of the work involved.

This month’s Item of Value is a Holiday Party Planning Checklist. You’ll have a handy list you can print out and keep with you as you organize your special event. Being organized with a checklist helps get rid of the headaches and allows you be a part of your event.

Click here to see the full checklist and begin planning your party now.

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House Hunting Checklist

house hunting checklist for home buyers

By using a house hunting checklist, you will be more organized in your home shopping process. Buying a new home is a complicated matter and after seeing a few, they all start to blend together. If you’re like most homebuyers, you’ll view several houses before you find the one you want to make your “home.” How can you remember the details of each? Please utilize this checklist to help you keep track of what you like and don’t like about each home you visit. Use it to help you decide which home you would like to buy.

Click here for the checklist.

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Boost Your Home’s Online Appeal

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Boost Your Home’s Online Appeal with Great Listing Photos

As more buyers go online to search for homes, having listing photos that are professional are more important than ever. Below are several tips to help ensure your photos feature your home in its best light.

If you’re thinking of listing, give me a call. I’d love to help you through the process.

Click here to read the full September E-Report on how to boost your home’s online appeal.

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How to Maintain Great Credit

a great credit score is achievableMonthly Item of Value – How to Maintain Great Credit

Perfect credit doesn’t have to be elusive. With time, patience and a few good habits, you can gradually improve your credit score over time. Eventually, great credit will be yours.

Do you know what your credit score is? If you do, can you understand what that means to your future financing of a home?

Click here for tips to help boost your credit score as well as some information on what defines “good” credit.

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How to Hire a Moving Company

Monthly Item of Value: How to Hire a Moving Company

how to hire a moving company part of july e-reportIt is important to know how to hire a moving company before making the big move. The company you hire can make a difference in whether your move goes smoothly or not. Do your homework before you make a commitment.

Ask around, friends, coworkers, family members, and find out what companies they used and how it worked for them. Knowing a person who has had personal experience is always helpful.

Get a written, digital or paper, estimate before moving forward. An estimate is just that, but it’s a good guide.

Do some online research. Read revues, check out their credentials. Make an informed decision.

Learn all about hiring a moving company with my monthly item of value for July.

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