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By: Real Estate Information  09-12-2011
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 I think I need a mobile home…

Posted by Steinhausen |

Yard sales used to be in the spring when I let go of the winter clutter that seems to bog down my home.  Now clutter seems to be rampant and we see them somewhere almost every weekend throughout the summer.

Hold a yard sale to reduce the clutter in your home and get rid of items you don’t want to move.

1.      Check with your municipal government to see if you need a permit or license.

2.      See if neighbors want to participate and have a “block” sale to attract more visitors.

3.      Advertise. Put an ad in free classified papers, and put up signs and balloons at major intersections and in stores near your home.

4.      Price items ahead and attach prices with removable stickers. Remember, yard sales are supposed to be bargains, so don’t try to sell anything of significant value this way.

5.      Check items before the sale to be sure you haven’t including something you want by mistake.

6.      Keep pets away from the sale.

7.      Display everything neatly and individually so customers don’t have to dig through boxes.

8.      Have an electrical outlet so buyers can test appliances.

9.      Have plenty of bags and newspaper for wrapping fragile items.

10.  Get enough change, and keep a close eye on your cash.

Posted by Steinhausen |

Well, it’s not about real estate, but I thought there might be some CEOs needed to find a place to hide some of their bonus cash from AIG.  JetBlue, an American airline, has the same philosophy.  Check out their latest ad campaign.

Posted by Steinhausen |

The hockey playoff are on television.  Hockey playoffs are off for my kid’s teams.  And soccer practice has started.  I hear football for the Pickering Dolphins has started also.

With the sun out this week and the grass drying and greening, I came across this video that reminds us why, as parents, drive all over Durham Region for our teams:

Posted by Steinhausen |

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