Rosemary’s Rubies January 12th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies!

 

Hats Off

We had another successful 3 Day Kickoff and I am pumped about 2018!!!!!
Hats off to our agents who devoutly participated!
Hats off to our leadership for hours of preparation and training!
Hats off to our staff for working tirelessly and putting this event together!
Hats off to Movement Mortgage and TWFG Insurance for keeping our bellies full!
Hats off to Premier Nationwide Lending and Lawyers Title for bringing us top notch speakers!
It was a team effort and hats off to everyone involved!  GO TEAM!!!!!

Welcome Tammy Bunk!

Tammy Bunk

Agent Innovation and Tech Support Director

Tammy has a passion for people and helping them find success. This is one of the driving forces of her life that led her to make a decision to exit the corporate world of engineering, as a printed circuit board designer, and pursue a more people oriented career. This new path led her to pursue her life coaching certification, become a licensed minister, lead a non-profit organization, as well as starting her own technology consulting and web design business. This combination of a passion to see people succeed and an enjoyment of technology eventually led her to Keller Williams. For the past three years she has worked as a Director of Agent Services at KW Dallas Preston Road where she worked with agent onboarding, taught the KW Tech classes and has been their KW Tech Ambassador. Most people who meet her think she is an extrovert, but she is actually an introvert who loves connecting with people. Deep down, she is a bit “geeky” and makes fun of herself because she enjoys reading manuals.  Tammy is much more than her work! She loves to laugh, learn, connect with people, have fun with friends and her “nephew-dog” Kasper. 

We are happy she is here and part of our amazing team!  Amazing just got better!

 


 

CONGRATULATIONS PRES & ANNA McKISSACK 
AND A WARM WELCOME TO AMELIA MAE!
Anna and Amelia

 

AMELIA WAS BORN ON JAN. 6TH WEIGHING 7 LBS 2 OZ. ANNA SAYS SHE IS THE BEST BABY AND SLEEPS LIKE A CHAMP.  LOOK AT THOSE SWEET SMILES…BOTH PROUD MAMA AND BABY GIRL!!!!!


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CLOSED Monday, Jan. 15th


 

Welcome Glad You're Here

Armando Reynoso

Sponsored By: Anna McKissack

Rebecca Suttle

Sponsored By: KE Boyd

Eryn Bowling Morrow

Sponsored By: Russ Mathes (Indianapolis, Indiana) 

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

I am on vacation next week with no access to email.  I will return to the office on Monday, Jan. 22nd, and will do my best to reply to all emails as quickly as possible.  Thank you in advance for your patience and I hope everyone has a fantastic week.  I will be basking in warmer climates and will miss all of you while I am away.  ☺
 
It is that time of year again and Lawyers Title has a flyer regarding the homestead tax exemption.  Please share this with your home buyers that purchased and living in a property as of January 1st.  Their homestead application must be applied for on or before April 30th to receive the tax benefits for this year.  Please feel free to share the information below and thank you to Lawyers Title!
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What’s Going On In Your Market Center? 

Tuesday-Friday! 

Brian White Script Practice

This Tuesday! 

Partner Agent Meeting! 

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11:15 – 1:00 PM

Everyone is Welcome and Lunch is Provided!

 

This Thursday! 

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*Picture slots are full at this time, but if you want to be a backup, let Megan know!*

 


 

More Training Events This Week! 

Wednesday, January 17th ~ 12:00-1:00 ~ Core Level 2 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, January 17 ~ 1:00-2:00 ~ Top 10 Things to Revive An Aged Listing ~ Kris Wise

Wednesday, January 17th ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Coaching Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, January 17th ~ 6:00-7:00 ~ Nite CORE Mentoring Via Google Hangout ~ Claire Garlick

Thursday, January 18th ~ 9:00-5:00 ~ Recruiting Great Agents ~ Wendi Harrelson

Friday, January 19th ~ 9:00-4:00 ~ Growth Through Value ~ Wendi Harrelson 

 


 

Save the Date! 

January 31st! 

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Congratulations To Our Newest Cappers! 

Angela Roberts 

 


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Nancy Bronson

Rebecca Suttle

Mackie Talley 

Kendell Roden

Terrie Wendel

LeeAnn Rowe

Ben Corbell

Cindy Ballard-Barfield

Julie Germain

Shelly Biro 

 

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Rosemary’s Rubies January 5th, 2018

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

Our beloved Assistant Team Leader, Anna McKissack, is in the hospital today in hopes of delivering her precious baby girl.  Let’s be in prayer for her and baby Amelia.  Once we receive the birth announcement, we will share this with everyone.  We are praying for Anna to have a safe delivery and a healthy baby!!!!!  Anna will be out of the office on maternity leave for the next 8 weeks.  If you have a new recruit or someone we should speak to, please invite them to our Tuesday evening Career Night, add their name and contact information into Recruiting Bridge or email Stacey Buettner, Team Leader, at staceybuettner@kw.com.


TODAY! 

Join us for Wine Down in The Bistro! 

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*Wine and Light Snacks Will Be Provided! 

 


 

We are preparing for an awesome Kickoff next week, Jan. 9, 10 and 11!  Please make plans to come early as parking will be limited.  Overflow parking is across the street at Kohl’s.  Please do not park in front of Compass Bank, our friendly competitors or our building lobby doors.  Thank you and we are looking forward to an eventful 3 Days!!!!!
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CLOSED Monday, Jan. 15th

 


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The Home Tour Schedule Has Changed! 

*Moved January 9th’s Tour to MONDAY, January 8th, due to Kickoff!* 


Welcome Glad You're Here

Welcome Back Maria Seay! 

Sponsored By: Stephanie Seay

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips 

Agent Tip of the Week! 

 

Are you following the 3 Day MLS Rules?
 
 
Please make sure that you are entering Listings and making Status Changes within 72 Hours.  Here are the Matrix MLS Rules:
 

7.05 Each listing of property for sale or lease located within the primary service area of NTREIS must be filed by the Listing Participant with the MLS within seventy-two (72) hours from the effective date of the listing, unless the owner(s) expressly otherwise directs in writing restricting the filing with the MLS (paragraph 6C of listing agreement). Listings of properties located outside the State of Texas may be filed with the MLS and will be accepted if submitted voluntarily by a Participant.

 

8.08 A Listing Participant shall report to the MLS any change in the status of a Listed Property, including final closing of sales and sale prices, within seventy-two (72) hours after such change of status occurs.

 

8.09 The Listing Participant shall report to the MLS all pending contracts, closings or fully executed leases, as applicable, involving a Listed Property within seventy-two (72) hours after the full execution of a contract of sale or closing of a sale, or the full execution of a lease, as the case may be. No correction to the terms of a closed sale or signed lease may be made after seventy-two (72) hours of the closing of a sale or the execution of a lease, as applicable by a Participant. Listed Property which is subject to pending contracts containing express conditions such as financing or inspections shall be identified by the appropriate codes. If the Listing Participant fails to report the closing of a sale or lease within the required seventh-two (72) hour period, the MLS Provider may report the data if necessary written documentation is provided by the Other Participant. If the Listing Participant reports erroneous information to the MLS regarding the closing of a sale, the Other Participant may submit the correct information, with supporting documentation to the appropriate MLS Provider for correction.


Important Reminder

Our updated Policy and Associate Handbooks can be found on our market center intranet at www.mykw.kw.com in the Market Center “Documents” folder titled “Policies and Procedures”. 

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Please read through these office policies regarding RESPA, Advertising/Marketing Requirements, Buying/Selling your Personal Home, etc.  It is a new year so take some time to familiarize yourself with these updated handbooks!

What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

Monday-Friday!

Brian White Script Practice

Tuesday-Thursday! 

Kickoff

Thursday! 

Anne's Celebratory Happy Hour

We are celebrating Anne’s promotion as General Manager!

 


More Training Events This Week! 

Monday, January 8th ~ 1:30-2:30 ~ Safety Committee Meeting 

Friday, January 12th ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation ~ Rosemary Croney 

*Join Rosemary for tech tips and an overview of Policies & Procedures.  Not just for new agents.

 


 

Save The Date! 

 

January 16th! 

Partner Agent Meeting! 

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11:15 – 1:00 PM

Everyone is Welcome and Lunch is Provided!

 

January 18th!

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Sign Up Sheet is at the Front Desk! 

 


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Congratulations to our Newest Cappers! 

Elaine White

Michelle Smith-Taylor 

Jenn De Haven

Sandy Simmons

Matt Dill 

Darla Buehler

Kurt Buehler

 


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Amy Fannin

Mindy Short

Heather Shimala

Heather Freeman

Claire Garlick

Paul Zappia

Dixie Augustine

Kristin Brinch 

Rosemary’s Rubies December 29th, 2017

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 

As we count down to a new year, I hope everyone will ring in 2018 with warmth (it may be record freezing temperatures), safety and joy.  I know 2017 has been difficult for some and the beginning of a new year is anticipated.  While others have had a wonderful year, the anticipation and prediction of a new year may be less expected.  Either way, a new year brings hope and the start of something fresh.  I hope everyone will cherish their blessings and embrace the possibilities of a new year. 
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Welcome 2018 with beautiful moments, treasured memories, and all the blessings a heart can know.
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We love you and hope you love us too!  If so, please stay home if you are feeling sick.  Please work from home if you must but please don’t risk spreading your fever and germs to the rest of us.  If you have sick children that cannot attend school, we ask that you keep them home and away from the office. 


Cold versus Flu

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When in the office, please wash your hands frequently so germs don’t spread.
 
Coughing and sneezing should be covered please!
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We want everyone to stay as happy and healthy as possible!!!!! 

 


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CLOSED Monday, Jan. 1st

CLOSED Monday, Jan. 15th

 


 

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The Home Tour Schedule Has Changed! 

January 2nd- Cancelled

*Moved January 9th’s Tour to MONDAY, January 8th, due to Kickoff!* 

 


 

Welcome Glad You're Here

Rachel Edwards

Sponsored By: Tom Calvaneso

Schawnna Castaneda

Sponsored By: Anna McKissack

Heather Richhart 

Sponsored By: Toni Nomura 

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

DO ALL HOMES QUALIFY FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS?
 
No, only a homeowner’s principal residence qualifies. To qualify, a home must meet the definition of a residence homestead: The home’s owner must be an individual (for example: not a corporation or other business entity) and use the home as his or her principal residence on January 1 of the tax year. If you are age 65 or older, or disabled, the January 1 ownership and residency are not required for the age 65 or disabled homestead exemption.
 
Since the homeowner must own the home by January 1st, any of your clients that have purchased a principal residence in 2017 will qualify.  Here is a helpful link for you to send out to your past and future buyers of FAQs:
 
 
There is also a link to the Application for Residential Homestead Exemption on this site.

What’s Going On In Your Market Center? 

Next Friday! 

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Next Friday, Jan 5th! 

Join us for Wine Down in The Bistro! 

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*Wine and Light Snacks Will Be Provided! 

 


More Training Events Next Week! 

 

Wednesday-Friday ~ 11:15-12:00~ Script Practice ~ Brian White 

Wednesday, January 3rd ~ 1:30-3:00 ~ CORE Coaching Level 1 ~ Cinda Knight

Wednesday, January 3rd ~ 6:00-7:00 ~ Nite CORE Mentoring Via Google Hangout ~ Claire Garlick 

 


 

Save The Dates! 

 

January 9th, 10th, and 11th!

Kickoff

January 11th! 

Anne's Celebratory Happy Hour

We are celebrating Anne’s promotion as General Manager!

January 18th! 

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Sign Up at the Front Desk!


Check Out This Week’s Treasure Chest! 

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Located At The Front Desk! 

 


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Missy Phipps

Rose Depoe

Danny McElroy

Kurt Buehler

Nancy Brown

Michelle Peters-Hill

Ashley Roberts

Jeffrey Smith

Samantha Chatman-Saul 

Rosemary’s Rubies December 22nd, 2017

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you!

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Holiday Closure Dates

Sunday, Dec. 24th

Monday, Dec. 25th

Tuesday, Dec. 26th

Monday, Jan. 1st

 


 

Our new Team Leader survived her first week with flying colors! If you haven’t met Stacey Buettner yet, please stop by and say hello. Let’s get to know her!!! 

 
ABOUT STACEY
 
For 10 years, Stacey was a broker-owner of her own real estate company.  What an amazing job!  “I don’t know if there’s any other occupation where I could have experienced the pure joy of serving others one-on-one.  What could be better than seeing the smiles on clients’ faces when they’re handed the keys to their new homes, or sensing their excitement when they sell their homes and are able to move on to the next chapter of their lives?”
 
Today, Stacey is no longer helping people find or sell homes.  She won’t tell you that she doesn’t miss the personal interaction with clients, but now Stacey is a servant-leader with an even more important and fulfilling role.  As CEO and Team Leader of Keller Williams Dallas Metro North, her purpose is lifting other real estate agents, so they can avoid struggles many have faced while putting their hearts, minds, and souls into helping thousands of homeowners and buyers.  Even more importantly helping support our agents in creating bigger lives worth living for themselves and their families.
 
Stacey’s goal now is to make real estate a better experience for both consumers and their agents.  Her passion for this goal is to grow stronger every day.  She serves the real estate community in our area and is active with the Collin County Association of REALTORSTrademark Circle R Symbol  where she served for seven years on the Board of Directors and was once honored with the organization’s Distinguished Service Award.  In addition, Stacey has earned numerous awards through the Women’s Council of REALTORSTrademark Circle R Symbol and in 2014, she served as President.
 
“My work has always been about serving others.  In fact, my job is the second most fulfilling thing in my life – second only to spending time with my husband, Matt, of 20 years (my college sweetheart) and our two amazing girls, Abby 16, and Olivia 10.
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THE HOME TOUR SCHEDULE HAS CHANGED

December 26th- Cancelled 

January 2nd- Cancelled

*Moved January 9th’s Tour to MONDAY, January 8th, for Kickoff!* 

 


 

Welcome Glad You're Here

Larry Hall 

Sponsored By: Missy Phipps

Catlin Golding

Sponsored By: Lisa Golding

Durwan “Dee” Green

Sponsored By: Anna McKissack

Jaison Daniel

Sponsored By: Hollie Magnuson

 


 

Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

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GLAR

What’s Going on in Your Market Center? 

Thursday, December 28th 2017 ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation* ~ Rosemary Croney

*Join Rosemary for tech tips and an overview of Policies & Procedures.  Not just for new agents.

 


Save the Date! 

 

January 9th, 10th, and 11th!

Kickoff

January 11th! 

Anne's Celebratory Happy Hour

January 18th! 

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Sign Up at the Front Desk! 

 


Check Out This Week’s Treasure Chest! 

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Located at the Front Desk! 

 


 

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Congratulations To Our Newest Capper! 

 

Sal Soriano

 


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Jill Hughes

Lina Dodson

Vickie Ross

Kelli Kocher

Kelly Millan

Natalia Caballero

Natalie Pray 

Rosemary’s Rubies December 15th, 2017

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Fantastic Friday and Welcome to Rosemary’s Rubies! 

 

Welcome our new Team Leader, Stacey Buettner! 

We are excited to have her and look forward to a smooth transition.  Anne will be transitioning to her new role as our General Manager and future broker (stay tuned for the official announcement).  We are excited for both Anne and Stacey as they embark on new adventures!!!!!

 
Please give Stacey a warm KWDMN welcome when you see her!
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Holiday Closure Dates

Sunday, Dec. 24th

Monday, Dec. 25th

Tuesday, Dec. 26th

Monday, Jan. 1st

 


OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINE IS TODAY DEC. 15TH!

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As a part of our commitment to taking care of our associates’ needs, Keller Williams is proud to offer the KW Wellness Benefits Marketplace. A cornerstone of our wellness program, this shopping site offers all U.S. associates access to benefits and health coverage solutions.

Keller Williams associates are amazing at taking care of each other through KW Cares and the local market center emergency funds, but the best course of action is for associates to be proactive. Enrolling in health coverage thorugh the marketplace will ensure that individuals are complying with the Affordable Care Act and avoid possible tax penalties from not having health insurance.

RESOURCES

Watch the Webinar →

Check out this informational webinar created by Connecture, our partner in the KW Wellness Marketplace.

Visit the Marketplace →

Creating an account is the first step toward finding, comparing, and purchasing health insurance.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Applications must be submitted before December 15th to have coverage in 2018. Please note that this is earlier than in previous years.

 


Deadline for Sign Up is 3 pm Today! 

 

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Light Bulb Agent Tips

Agent Tip of the Week! 

Stacey Buettner, officially began her new role this week as your Team Leader and Licensed Supervisor.  The Information About Brokerage Services (IABS) has been revised so please begin using immediately.  Please replace with this new IABS in your templates and all links.  Any new contracts executed must have Stacey Buettner listed as your licensed supervisor on Pg. 9.  Also, IABS’s presented and initialed 12/12/17 or later will need to be on this new form.
 
Anywhere else you may list your licensed supervisor needs to be Stacey Buettner, License #461604, staceybuettner@kw.com.
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What’s Going On In Your Market Center? 

 

This Sunday!

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Monday-Friday

Starting now, the Agent that attends Script Practice the most every month will win $50 off of their Office Bill!

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This Monday! 

C O R E  MENTORSHIP ORIENTATION

(Creating Outstanding RealtorsTrademark Circle R Symbol For Excellence)

12/18/2017 at 3:30 PM

Creating Outstanding Realtors for Excellence –  is a fast track program to provide agents with the foundation needed to launch their business, and get off to a fast, exciting start in real estate!

This 90 minute orientation class covers how, what, when and where details necessary to get your Real Estate business started with Dallas Metro North.  You will be introduced to “Path to Success”. Path to Success is your first 100 days business guide.

Cinda Knight, Productivity Coach, facilitates this class and program.  If you have questions about the CORE program, Cinda’s email is cinda@kw.com.

If you want to build your profit share tree, this is also an excellent recruiting tool for you so come & check it out!

This Tuesday! 

Partner Agent Meeting! 

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11:15 – 1:00 PM

Everyone is Welcome and Lunch is Provided!

 


 

More Training Events This Week! 

 

Monday, December 18th 2017 ~ 1:00-1:30 ~ CGI Call 

Monday, December 18th 2017 ~ 2:00-3:00 ~ Greensheets and Office Policies ~ Jeri McGuire 

Wednesday, December 20th 2017 ~ 6:00-7:00 ~ NITE CORE Mentoring Program ~ Claire Garlick via Google Hangout

Thursday, December 21st 2017 ~ 9:00-12:00 ~ Tech and New Agent Orientation* ~ Rosemary Croney

*Join Rosemary for tech tips and an overview of Policies & Procedures.  Not just for new agents.

 


Save The Date! 

 

January 9th, 10th, and 11th! 

Kick Off Flyer 2018


Check Out This Week’s Treasure Chest! 

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Located at the Front Desk! 

 


 

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Ischelle Hobgood

Julio Aguero

Dana Van Zanten

Brian Carr

Sheri Layne

Jone Harrison

Candace Loadman

Nicole Notagiacomo

Shirley Johnson

 

5 Steps for Boomers Preparing to Downsize

Although it can be difficult to move from the family home, the decision to downsize to a simpler and more affordable life can be a good one for aging baby boomers. Here are 5 steps on how to go about it:

  1. Dream, research & strategize – Make your wish list. Begin by dreaming and considering different scenarios. What matters most? Where do you want to be – city? suburbs? 55 & over community? What about location? Do you want to be close to medical? close to airport? close to family?
  2. Begin to Downsize in Place – That means begin to get rid of your stuff. Storage is a big issue when downsizing. One perspective is to imagine how many rooms you’ll have in your new home, then purge belongings to fit your new space.
  3. Use available resources to help market your home – Curb appeal and online marketing are important now. Use a real estate agent who can help you spruce up your home for sale. Impressions count – both in person and online.
  4. Make a detailed plan based on monthly payments – Downsizing savings typically come from lowering monthly mortgage payments by using cash from selling your existing home. Additional savings come from reduced property taxes, maintenance and utilities. Prepare for the long-term. A National Association of Realtors survey says downsizers on average plan to stay 15 years in their new home.beach House2
  5. Scout locations – This is the fun part. With the “business” side of downsizing taken care of and your wish list in hand, you can turn your dreams into reality. Hop on the internet to research – can you afford a London flat? How about the beaches in Mexico? Statistically, the trend for downsizing boomers is toward smaller, walkable U.S. cities with well furnished homes, high speed internet, and accessible services.

Information provided by Keller Williams Dallas Metro North. Call us today – we have over 400 qualified agents ready to assist you with your real estate needs!

Know How to Spot Electrical Safety in a New Home

electricityWhen shopping for a home, you’re probably focused on things like the size of the master bedroom and the kitchen’s proximity to the family room, but you should also be on the lookout for electrical safety issues.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there were over 380,000 residential fires in the U.S. in 2015, mainly caused by cooking, heating and electrical equipment malfunctions. Electrical device manufacturer Leviton suggests homebuyers and new homeowners take the following steps:

1. Electrical PanelCheck out the electrical panel. Make sure it was installed properly and in the right location. Panels must be in a spot that is easily accessible to firefighters in case of an emergency. The panel should not be hot to the touch and make sure it wasn’t part of a manufacturer recall in the past several years.

2. Make sure the home has enough amps. If you are constantly tripping a circuit, you may be using too many electrical appliances at once or you may need to consult an electrician to inspect further and increase your home’s electrical supply.

3. Make sure AFCIs are installed. An AFCI – or an arc fault circuit interrupter – breaks the circuit when it detects an electric arc in the circuit it protects to prevent electrical fires. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 50 percent of electrical fires that occur each year could be prevented by having AFCIs installed.

GFCI-1The CPSC also advises checking to make sure a home has enough ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). GFCIs can prevent electrocutions, so make sure they’re installed in locations required by the National Electrical Code, such as kitchens, bathrooms, garages, unfinished basements and near laundry tubs or wet bar sinks. GFCIs (those little red buttons on outlets) should be tested once a month.

Taking the above steps will help ensure that your new home is not only beautiful, but safe and sound.

Information provided by Keller Williams Dallas Metro North. Call us today – we have over 400 qualified agents ready to assist you with your real estate needs.