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Happy Labor Day weekend from our team! I'll be enjoying time with family and will be back to posting on Tuesday. Enjoy your time!
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Thank you  +June Seebohm !
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The Emotional Journey of Selling a Home
No matter how prepared you are to move out of your home, no matter how excited you are to move into a new home, you'll experience a set of emotions that are sometimes hard to overcome. As +Ferris Property Group says, there's no denying that selling a home is an emotional journey.

Take a look at this article to emotionally prepare to sell your home and start the exciting new chapter of your life!

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Excitement, anxiety, fear, nostalgia... there's no denying that selling a home is an emotional journey. 

One of the best ways to prepare emotionally to sell your home is to know what to expect during the home selling process. Understanding the process will help you mentally prep for everything to come. Plus, when you know what to expect, you can begin planning for different scenarios. Having plans in place will help you think rationally and feel more in control. 

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Selling your home is an emotional journey. Even if you’ve lived in your current home for only a few years, you’ve had experiences and made memories and that can be hard to leave behind.
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You are welcome +Ferris Property Group!
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Quick Tip for Home Sellers
The night before a scheduled showing, do not cook food that will leave lingering odors. Items like fish, garlic, onions, peppers, and heavily spiced foods are likely to leave behind a scent...and not a very good one!

You want potential home buyers to focus on the positive features of your home, not wonder what you had for dinner last night!

#homesellingtips  
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Thanks +Teresa Cowart!
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When you need expert real estate advice, you need to seek out the EXPERTS!

+Paul Sian did the hard part for you by putting together a list of the best real estate bloggers to turn to, no matter what questions you have.

My advice is to create a circle devoted to these 35 individuals to always stay in their loop!

+Debbie Drummond +Anita Clark +Bill Gassett +Kyle Hiscock +Karen Highland +Lynn Pineda +Ryan Fitzgerald +Andrew Fortune +Jeff Knox +Wendy Weir +Xavier De Buck +Teresa Cowart +Dan Miller +Tina Israelson +Jeffrey Gould Real Estate +Ferris Property Group +Mark Brian +Chris Finney +Todd Engel +Structure Tech Home Inspections +Mike Chamberlain +Ryan Lundquist +Shannon Slater +Tom Horn +Seth Williams +Mark Ferguson +Luke Skar +Michael Mann +Debbie Gartner +Abacoa Homes for Sale +BallenIsles Homes for Sale +Mizner Residential Realty +Tyler Zey +Adrienne Hollis and myself, ( +Barbara Bottitta)
 
The internet is about sharing knowledge and information.  I have compiled a list of top power player blogging and social media sharers in the real estate industry.  Many of the people on this list are great sharers of information and knowledge, whether their own content or that of others this is a great group of people to connect with.  Feel free to add someone you feel should have been included in the comments section as I know this is not an end all be all list.

I have also included links to some great content from these excellent bloggers where available.

+Bill Gassett +Kyle Hiscock +Anita Clark +Debbie Drummond +Karen Highland +Lynn Pineda +Ryan Fitzgerald +Andrew Fortune +Jeff Knox +Wendy Weir +Xavier De Buck +Teresa Cowart +Dan Miller +Tina Israelson +Jeffrey Gould Real Estate +Ferris Property Group +Barbara Bottitta +Mark Brian +Chris Finney +Todd Engle +Structure Tech Home Inspections +Mike Chamberlain +Ryan Lundquist +Shannon Slater +Tom Horn +Seth Williams +Mark Ferguson +Luke Skar +Michael Mann +Debbie Gartner +Abacoa Homes for Sale +BallenIsles Homes for Sale +Mizner Residential Realty +Tyler Zey +Adrienne Hollis 

#realestate   #socialmedia   #blogging  
Top 30 Bloggers and Social Media Real Estate Power Players. These are the best of the best in terms of blogging and social media in real estate!
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You're welcome +Dan Miller!
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10 Back-to-School Tips to Prep Your Kids
Getting a new school year off to a good start can influence children’s confidence, attitude, and performance both academically and socially.  Even children who are eager to return to class have to adjust to the higher levels of activity.

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#backtoschool #lehighvalleypa  
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7 Under-the-Stairs Storage Ideas
I've always wanted to do something creative with the space under my stairs. These are all giving me inspiration!

H/T: +Hometalk 

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Great storage area +Barbara Bottitta​
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How to Properly Handle a Home Sale When You Have Kids
When you are selling your home and you have children, there are certain things you'll want to do as a parent. Check out +Kyle Hiscock's article where he provides the very best tips for selling a home with kids.

There are resources from other top real estate blogs including +Bill Gassett , +realtor.com , +UpNest , +PODS , and myself.

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Selling a home can be stressful. Selling a home with kids can add additional stress and anxiety! Check out these top tips for selling a home with kids.
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You're welcome +Kyle Hiscock , thanks again for including mine!
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Kitchen Color Scheme Ideas
Here are a few ideas for kitchen color schemes, including paint color, cabinet and floor color, and even the hardware!

#interiordesign #kitchenremodel #newconstruction #realestate  
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It would be hard to choose +Julie Morales!
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Home For Sale in East Penn SD
If you are looking for a home in the East Penn School District, I've got one listed! It's located in Lower Macungie on Celia Drive.

Priced at just $295,000, you get 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, central air, a good space out back with a patio, and 2324 sq. ft. of living space!

If you know of anyone looking in that area, please pass this along, it's a great deal!

Here's the full listing - http://www.searchinglehighvalleypa.com/listing/mlsid/317/propertyid/493198/

#lehighvalleyhomesforsale #lowermacungie #lehighvalleyrealestate #eastpennschooldistrict #brooksidevilla  
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Celebrate your life and all you have accomplished!
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I would upgrade to doors like these in a heartbeat, how about you?

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Beautiful front doors! What do you like?

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Grand!  Elegant!  I love these doors! 
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Could you imagine walking into a house for sale and seeing this? I have cats so I would think of it as a bonus feature!

Check out the other unique pet furniture in the +Lighter Side of Real Estate's blog! http://bit.ly/1E8IReV
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My Team and I take pride in providing our clients the very best in service, real estate expertise and Internet technology. Our experience and professionalism benefit you, our clients, with all your home purchasing and selling needs.
Introduction
Helping our clients to achieve their home buying goals is almost like building a home. If you had one individual who had to clear the land, put in the foundation, do the framework, electrical, plumbing, finish carpentry and paint it would take forever and the results would not be as good as if you had an expert craftsman who specialized in each task. It’s the same thing in Real Estate. If one individual had to do everything, whether it’s searching the MLS for new listings, advertising, going on listing appointments, returning feedback calls, working with buyers, working with sellers or checking for all the legal and financial aspects of a closing, there’s no way one person can get it all done and do a superior job at each task.

I feel so blessed to have such an incredible team working with me and for our clients. Each member of the team contributes to the synergy that allows us to provide you Real Estate services that exceed your expectations and help you to achieve your home buying and selling goals.
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I have an amazing real estate team who works harder than any team I've seen, proud to say I have raised 2 wonderful children, and take pride in my husband. We also have 2 cats that keep us entertained everday!
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