Affordable Staging Ideas
When preparing your home for sale, you should do much the same thing. Stage each room to make it look its best. Studies prove this will help sell your home faster and for a better price.
In fact, there are professional stagers who provide consulting and installation for home staging. As your real estate agent, I can also provide you with practical ideas to get your home prepared for sale.
Here are some simple, affordable staging tips:
Professional stagers look at your home through the eyes of the buyer. Do the same and you’ll be able to see what changes need to be made.
Protecting Yourself from Charity Fraud
You should be.
“Charity scams” - people pretending to represent a charity in order to get your money or steal your identity - are most common during December.
In fact, according to a study commissioned by a credit card company, 18% of people have been a victim, or know someone who has been a victim, of charity fraud.
While you may want to support legitimate charities during the holiday season, how do you ensure your money is going to a worthy cause, and not into the pocket of a scam artist?
Here are some recommended guidelines:
Cyber Safety for Computer Users of All Ages
To prevent theft of information that can rob you and your family of your financial assets - and your dignity - be mindful of the following:
Educate young video gamers on the importance of protecting personal information, and instruct them to inform you of unusual requests for private facts, photos or activities.
While on social networks, be wary of unknown links to unusual blogs, tweets and other services that invite interaction.
When using unsecured Wi-Fi networks, increase your computer’s security levels, and ensure your computer has automated anti-virus upgrades.
During financial transactions, check that you use only trusted websites that start with “https” (the “s” stands for “secure”).