Our Barney Purple Room

Hello RTW friends! I'm happy to say that we bought our fixer-upper the end of December, and moved in the 3rd week of January. Prior to move-in, we spent weekends camping on air mattresses and painting til we could paint no more! While it was nice to have a three week head start to get some of the projects done before the furniture moved in, we also then ended up moving during the soon-to-be-famous blizzard of 2011. Oh joy. We'll be sharing some before and after pictures soon, I'll offer up … [Read more...]

Please don’t ask me to wear paper booties

One of the homes we toured was absolutely beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, we were commanded by a note written in bold felt pen to sport little paper booties in lieu of our shoes. (I should mention, it was a lovely day and there was no visible dirt on our shoes). At the stairs to the basement was another note to put on a DIFFERENT pair of booties to view the basement, but to change back in the first pair of booties when you came back up to prevent getting any basement dust in the … [Read more...]

The REAL News

Hey buyers...are you moving to a new town and/or state? Me too. To get a feel for my soon-to-be-town, I'm now keeping regular tabs on local news websites at my destination. But what a shocker...I'm reading about lewd behavior in a movie theater, some teens stealing money out of cars, and even a fake bomb threat at a high school! What have I gotten myself into!!!! But then I check the local paper's site here where I live. And OMG...who knew we had such a problem with gang shootings, … [Read more...]

Got Change? Go Big!

Q. What do buyers and sellers have in common? A. They're both moving! Moving is a BIG change. Don't waste that BIG momentum...what other changes would you like to make in your life as part of your move? It's a great opportunity to reflect on your life and go big! Perhaps you want to start a work out routine, write a book, learn a new language, become a mentor, change your style, you name it...this is an exciting time when you are more open to change. Take advantage of it! Me? I'm going … [Read more...]

We’ll Leave the Lights On For You

It feels so strange to turn on all the lights and leave my home. It's like a party. From the street our home looks like a cruise ship on holiday! I'm so programmed (with "coaching" from my practical husband) to ALWAYS turn off unused lights. I hope potential buyers appreciate the little extra light we've afforded them for their home viewing pleasure. Seems a little silly since we get so much natural light. But it does make the place seem, I don't know...bigger, crisper, or perhaps … [Read more...]