Organize Your Thanksgiving Rush

Thanksgiving Decorating Tips

Organize Your Thanksgiving Rush

Thanksgiving is for family and friends, entertaining, or you just may spend that time in quiet gratitude. But, no matter how you will spend your holiday, if you are prepared, you’ll enjoy your holiday so much more. Therefore, I have found some tips to get you started before it’s too late. You’ll enjoy a lovely Thanksgiving and have a head start on Christmas, too.

Getting organized for your Thanksgiving rush:

Holiday events: If you and your family enjoy holiday productions, then order tickets early to assure you’ll get the best tickets before they sell out. Special shows sell out fast and you don’t want to be left out.

Travel: If you’re planning a trip for the holidays, be sure to book your travel arrangements now. Thanksgiving is the busiest time for travel, so get your tickets as far in advance as possible. Don’t wait until next week.

Outside décor: Decorate the outside of your home so that guests will feel more welcome. It will help everyone to be in the spirit of the season. Use door wreaths, makeover planters and outside pots with fall colors and things you can gather from the yard.

Inside décor: Decorate your home’s interior with a fall wreath for the wall. Make a centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table. Make these items ahead of time and get the kids involved to make it a family project. They’ll enjoy finding things to use from outdoors such as branches with berries, pine cones, and foliage that is bright with fall colors.

Menu: Plan your holiday menus and shop for items that will keep for some time to lighten your load closer to the big day. Also, plan your guest list and start making calls. If you plan to have overnight guests, consider items you’ll need to make their stay more enjoyable and get that shopping done as well.

Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your Thanksgiving!

These Thanksgiving rush tips are brought to you by: Erika Rogers – your real estate leader in St. George, UT and surrounding communities specializing in new construction, golf course communities, gated communities, 55+ adult communities, St. George luxury real estate, and foreclosures in all Southern Utah communities.

Home Buying with Mobile Technology

Real Estate App Technology

Home Buying with Mobile Technology

As advances in mobile technology change how consumers can search for real estate online, we will soon see big changes that can boost the future regarding data and real estate. This technology will transform your home buying experience for home buying online. New mobile apps are revolutionizing the way you can track your physical activity, real time traffic, home security and more, so why not use mobile apps to search for and buy your next home?

Soon, you the buyer, will be able to use your real estate mobile app to ask any real estate agent how any home functions as well as how much electricity the home uses with its current occupants. You will get immediate answers with detailed graphics and analysis. While it’s not available yet, it is well on the way.

Everything from healthcare to the transportation industry is helping people make informed decisions and collect the data they use. Therefore, it is important for these real estate advances as well. The advances in this technology will make it easier for Realtors® to communicate all the available information about a home to their clients during the home buying and home selling process.

As each year passes, predictive analytics are helping the real estate industry understand market date and transactions that are of great benefit to agents and consumers. The information collected will increase to better help predict buyer and seller trends and home preferences in different areas of the nation. This will include customizing home searches that will encompass proximity to restaurants, schools, work, recreation and much more.

Most buyers go to their computer before ever contacting a real estate agent so this technology is really needed. And, as more Realtors® embrace this technology, it will add considerable value to their potential clients. It will also better connect the consumer with agents who are on top of the real estate game and know how to use new technology to better assist their clients.

This real estate mobile app technology is brought to you by: Erika Rogers – your real estate leader in St. George, UT and surrounding communities specializing in new construction, golf course communities, gated communities, 55+ adult communities, St. George luxury real estate, and foreclosures in all Southern Utah communities.

Also posted at: http://stgeorgeutahrealestateforsale.com/2014/11/home-buying-with-mobile-technology/

Home Features that Homebuyers Want

Popular home features

Home Features that Homebuyers Want

Many times home sellers are uncertain when it comes to what they should upgrade in their home before they sell it. Remodeling and upgrading your homes features can really help you get the most value from it. However, not all remodels or upgrades will bring you value after its expense. Therefore, I have found the home features that potential homebuyers really want.

Top remodels and upgrades:

Wireless Home Security – In today’s tech savvy world $50 of potential homebuyers want digital security that they can control from their smart phone or tablet. This is an attractive feature for younger buyers.

Installation costs: Free to $500

Exterior Lighting – Outdoor lighting is wanted by 90% of potential homebuyers in today’s market. Out of all the outdoor features, outdoor lighting tops the list as the most wanted. The most popular outdoor lighting is lanterns, landscape lights, accent lighting that spotlights the house. It’s lighting like this that adds an extra safety measure and curb appeal after dark.

Purchase & Installation costs: $75 to $500

Eat-In Kitchens / Dinettes – Over 85% of potential homebuyers say an eat-in kitchen is a must have. Buyers with families love the small space for informal meals where they can share their lives with one another.

Remodeling costs: $1,000 and up

Garage Storage – Large and growing family love and need extra storage. Garage storage is wanted by 86% of potential homebuyers. Organized and accessible space in storage units help homeowners keep clutter from the rest of the home. And, the garage is more accessible than the attic.

Purchase costs: $1,200 to $3,000 for 400 square-foot of space

Separate Laundry room – This is a popular feature with 93% of homebuyers wanting a separate laundry room to do their folding and ironing in. It also helps keep a mess from the living space.

Remodeling costs: $2,600 to $3,100 for an 80 square-foot space

Added Bonus: Features homebuyers do not like

Popcorn ceilings

Vanity strip lighting in bathroom

Brass fixtures

These home selling tips are brought to you by: Erika Rogers – your real estate leader in St. George, UT and surrounding communities specializing in new construction, golf course communities, gated communities, 55+ adult communities, St. George luxury real estate, and foreclosures in all Southern Utah communities.


Also posted at: http://stgeorgeutahrealestateforsale.com/2014/11/home-features-that-homebuyers-want/