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Blog Entries in April

The Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

The Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Your typical Mother’s Day festivities might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your wife, mother, or any influential woman in your life! From the simplest craft to that big-ticket item she has been dying to have, there are so many great gifts or acts of service that you can gift for Mother’s Day this year.     Pla

Gardening Tips for the Spring Season

Gardening Tips for the Spring Season

Stepping back into the garden after a long, harsh winter can be overwhelming, but it is also a time of relief. Even with a little spring chill still in the air, there are plenty of tasks to start handling now if you want to get your garden in shape by the time the temperatures rise for good!   Evaluate Your Yard One of the first steps to getting your garden ready for the spring and sum

How to Keep Your Kids Busy at Home

How to Keep Your Kids Busy at Home

There’s no doubt about it -- trying to juggle working from home with children is challenging. Whether you’re on a Zoom call, focusing on writing, or trying to balance a budget, having kids around your home office is tricky.  Having activities planned for your children during this time will help with your productivity at home and help keep them busy and entertained so that you can

How to Safely Get fresh Air

How to Safely Get fresh Air

As social distancing guidelines continue and normal routines remain disrupted, cabin fever is starting to set in for many of us. With spring here and temperatures rising, the need to get outside is real—and necessary, too. Getting fresh air and exercise is important for your physical and mental health, especially during this time.  Take a look at our list of ways to get out of the house

How To Stay Busy in a Small Space

How To Stay Busy in a Small Space

News of the COVID-19 is everywhere, and many people are doing their best to try to stay healthy and help slow the virus’s spread. Now that social distancing, working remotely and self-quarantining are the new normal, things might be getting a little boring around the house.  If you are continuing to be stuck inside for a while, you might as well make the most of it. Here’s how to

Easy Home Repairs To Make Before Listing

Easy Home Repairs To Make Before Listing

Now that you have some extra time on your hands, it’s a great idea to finally tackle that checklist of home repairs you have been putting off.  If you are planning on listing your home soon, it is a great idea to take this time to spruce up your home and get it ready for the upcoming real estate season.    Add a Fresh Coat of Paint Painting is an easy way to give your s

How To Support Local Businesses During Closures

How To Support Local Businesses During Closures

Small businesses across America are already feeling the financial crunch from coronavirus restrictions that have millions of people staying at home and avoiding unnecessary shopping trips. Even though businesses have had to limit their hours or close completely, there are still ways to help keep your favorite restaurant, coffee shop or hair salon during this time.     Buy Gift C

How to Buy a Home in a Virtual Market

How to Buy a Home in a Virtual Market

As business closures continue due to COVID-19 many real estate agents have been ordered to work from home.  What does that mean for you as a buyer or seller in this market? As coronavirus related closures continue, you can expect to buy or sell your home in a virtual market.  Don’t worry though, our agents at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty have your back and w

8 Ways to Keep Children and Pets Safe in Your Home

8 Ways to Keep Children and Pets Safe in Your Home

With our spring cleaning tasks just about completed, it is now time to prepare for carefree summer months of enjoying more time outdoors with neighbors, family members, and friends. With summer BBQs and impromptu picnics, there is likely to be more traffic in your home than usual in the coming months. Of course, you want to make sure that all guests, from those with the tiniest feet to those with

Must-Do Spring Cleaning Tasks

Must-Do Spring Cleaning Tasks

With Earth Day’s arrival and the influx of warmer weather on the horizon, there is no denying it – spring is here! The season brings the annual task of sprucing up your home. That’s right, it’s time to put on your gloves, grab your bucket and get your spring cleaning underway. Not sure where to start when it comes to this must-do task? Here are a few tips that will have