Moving Mistakes to Avoid

Laurie WallBuying and Selling

Do you remember going away to college? Moving for the first time as a young professional? The excitement, the adventure? It seems like the older and more established we get, the bigger, more complex our moves get too. So many of us try to handle … Read More

The 5 W’s of Downsizing

Laurie WallBuying and Selling

In our society, where bigger often means better, downsizing your home may seem counterintuitive. Think of all the TV shows about house hunting. Potential home buyers are always complaining that the houses don’t have enough space. Have you ever heard anyone complain that they had too much? … Read More

Kitchens: Low Cost, Big Impact Upgrades

Laurie WallRemodeling

House a Home - Kitchen Remodel

When your kitchen begins to feel boring or outdated, it’s time to infuse a little life back into it. Major renovations and upgrades can cost a lot of money, but it’s not necessary to break the bank in order to spruce up your kitchen. Here are seven … Read More

Back to School Organization

Laurie WallCleaning and Organization

Children things hanging on wall and stacked in room

Summer break was great and school is just around the corner. Now is the time to start thinking about new clothes, notebooks, pencils, and other supplies. But getting the kids out the door every morning can be quite a challenge. If you want to avoid some of … Read More

Helping Kids Prepare for a Move

Laurie WallBuying and Selling

Sell My Home - kids playing in moving boxes

Let’s be honest: moving is stressful, and adding kids to the mix can make it even more so. But preparing kids to move doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Check out these tips to make your move as painless as possible. How Does Moving Affect Kids? … Read More

Client Housewarming Gifts

Laurie WallCommunity Life

Couple With Keys Standing Outside New Home

According to a 2013 study, nearly a quarter of a real estate agent’s business comes from returning clients. So it’s critical to maintain a relationship with your clients after your initial transaction so that they come to you again the next time they need help closing … Read More

Outdoor Spaces for Entertaining

Laurie WallLifestyle and Entertaining

Outdoor Dining

Most people want a gracious entertaining space in their home that offers a comfortable and attractive place to welcome guests. When the weather is less than favorable, it is nice to have an indoor space to accommodate guests; but when the weather is fabulous, why … Read More

Tips for Unpacking

Laurie WallCleaning and Organization

Family Carrying Boxes Into New Home Sweet Home

Anyone who has ever done it knows that moving can be hectic. After all, picking up an entire household and putting it in a new space is no small feat. Most people can not afford to stay in a hotel while setting up the new household. … Read More

God Bless America (and BBQ)

Laurie WallLifestyle and Entertaining

The season of backyard barbecues and outdoor get-togethers is upon us, which means it’s time to start planning your Fourth of July party. These annual gatherings are a great way to gather with friends and family to celebrate our nation’s great history and build memories … Read More