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Cutting Moving Costs

Changing residences can be a difficult process, often having a negative impact on your pocketbook. However, there are ways to cut back on moving costs in order to ensure you have some spare change available. The authors at HGTV’s FrontDoor offer 10 tips to cut moving costs, several of which are presented below.

  1. If you don’t need it, don’t pay to move it.
    Movers base their prices on what you’re shipping, so cutting down on clutter will simplify your life and lighten up the load in the moving truck. We’re talking to you, the owner of the treadmill-turned-drying-rack. You can sell what you don’t need or donate it to charity.
  2. If possible, schedule your relocation after peak moving season.
    Most people choose to move in the summer months, when the kids are out of school. The least expensive time of the year to move is between October and April, so if it’s possible to postpone your move, you could save some money.
  3. Get at least three in-home estimates.
    If you’re hiring a professional mover to do the heavy lifting and packing, prices can vary widely between companies. To make sure you’re getting the best deal possible, get at least three estimates.

For the full list of tips, please click on the full article link below. Keller Williams agents are experts in all things real estate, and can provide you with further advice for buying or selling a home. Contact us today for more information!

Source: FrontDoor | Full Article

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How can I save on landscaping?

Ensuring that your home has curb appeal is a surefire way to attract potential buyers and enhance your chances of obtaining a quick sale. Though sometimes overlooked, a home with a well-landscaped yard can have a drastic impact on those who view it. Although professional landscaping isn’t cheap, taking the time to do the work yourself can have many benefits. A recent article posted on CNNMoney outlines several steps you can take to get your home looking picture-perfect at a fraction of the price. Several of the tips are listed below.

  1. Broaden the beds
  2. Focus on foliage
  3. Accent the architecture
  4. Trim with technique

For more information on how these steps can contribute to your curb appeal (including a full description of each of the items listed above), please click the full article link below. As always, contact us today for all of your real estate needs in Greater Lafayette!

Source: CNNMoney | Full Article

Tips For Making Your Home Saleable

For any homeowner, the idea of putting a house up on the market may seem daunting. What are the steps that should be taken in order to ensure the best possible outcome for showings and an eventual sale?

Thankfully, the folks at REALTOR.com have provided a couple of tips that can easily be followed to prep your home for sale. Additionally, they have offered some advice on what you can do to increase the quality of showings scheduled once your home is up on the market. Tips include:

  • Keep counter tops cleared
  • Replace all burned out light bulbs
  • Open all drapes and window blinds
  • Put pets in cages or take them to a neighbor
  • No dirty dishes in the sink

For the full list of tips, please see the link below, and for more information on selling your home, contact us today!

Source: REALTOR.com | Full Article

 

eEdge Tip of the Day: How to Activate myTransactions

The new eEdge system has delivered many incredible resources to Keller Williams agents, allowing them to manage leads, contacts, and transactions all from one coherent platform. Want to get the most out of this outstanding solution? Follow the tip below!

Today’s tip comes courtesy of Beth Torrence, broker, coach, and trainer for MAPS. In the video below, Beth walks us through how to activate the myTransactions portion of the eEdge platform. Please note that this feature may not currently be available on eEdge depending on your region. Have a look at the schedule to view the approximate time the service will be available in your region.

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Source: Real Estate Bulb (Beth Torrence)

eEdge Tip of the Day: Getting Your Listings Into eEdge

The new eEdge system has delivered many incredible resources to Keller Williams agents, allowing them to manage leads, contacts, and transactions all from one coherent platform. Want to get the most out of this outstanding solution? Follow the tip below!

Today’s tip deals with an important facet of eEdge: getting your listings into the system. Although this can be accomplished by placing a phone call to Market Leader, the following steps will allow you to add your listings on your own.

  1. Log in to your MyKW account.
  2. Access your eEdge dashboard.
  3. Click on the “Admin” tab.
  4. Under “Website,” select “Profile Info.”
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the red “Edit” button.
  6. Under “Agent MLS ID,” select “Add Agent MLS ID.”
  7. In the “Agent MLS ID” field, you will need to enter your six digit KWLS ID code, which you can find by logging into the KW White Pages (From MyKW, Under “Quick Links,” click on “White Pages,” then search for your agent profile. Your KWLS ID will be listed next to “Associate ID” on your White Pages profile).
  8. Back on eEdge, enter the ID, and click “Save.” You’re done! You can now market your listings using the many wonderful tools eEdge has to offer.

Note: You can also enter an ID that will allow all of the listings from your market center to show; however, you must confirm with your broker before doing so. For further information, contact Market Leader.

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eEdge Tip of the Day: Text/E-mail Alerts

The new eEdge system has delivered many incredible resources to Keller Williams agents, allowing them to manage leads, contacts, and transactions all from one coherent platform. Want to get the most out of this outstanding solution? Follow the tip below!

You’re already receiving leads from eEdge, so what is the easiest way to be effectively notified of any new messages in the system? Make sure that you have added both your e-mail and mobile phone number to the “Alerts” portion of the Admin page.

  1. Log in to your MyKW account.
  2. Access your eEdge dashboard.
  3. From the dashboard, select the “Admin” link on the left. (Screenshot)
  4. From the Admin page, select “Alerts.” (Screenshot)
  5. Click the red “Add” button. You will be prompted to enter your mobile number, carrier, and e-mail address.
  6. Fill in the fields and click “Add.” You’re done! You will now receive e-mail/text notification of eEdge messages.

Got any tips you would like to share with fellow agents? Leave a comment below!

For more information on the eEdge system, please contact our Team Leader.

10 Tips For Getting Better Gas Mileage

With the price of fuel constantly on the rise, everyone can benefit from getting better gas mileage. The authors at RISMedia recently posted an article concerning 10 different actions you can take to stretch your dollar – and hopefully help you to afford your new home. The top 5 are listed below.

  1. Drive more smoothly: Be gentle with your gas pedal and your brakes. There’s no reason to speed up to a red light just to slam on the brakes. Aggressive driving will lower your gas mileage.
  2. Slow down: Most vehicles get the best fuel efficiency at 45-55 miles per hour. Driving more than 60 mph can cut fuel efficiency 7-23%.
  3. Reduce idling: Turn off your engine if you’re waiting for more than 20 seconds. Idling wastes more gas than turning off your engine and restarting it.
  4. Use lower-grade fuel: Regular unleaded fuel won’t hurt most vehicles even if premium unleaded fuel is required. Unless your engine starts to knock or ping when using a lower-grade fuel, stick to regular.
  5. Remove excess weight: An extra 100 pounds sitting in the trunk or back seat can reduce fuel economy as much as 2%.

For tips 6-10, please click the full article link below.

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Source: RISMedia | Full Article

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