What Is A Green Home?

green home
When it comes to the term “green home”, what do you think of? This Old House defines a green home as “a house that’s both healthy for the environment and for its occupants, with the main criteria being energy efficiency, sustainability, durability, and human health.” and can include things like smart technology, solar panels, and construction made from high recycled content and materials. By either buying a green home or

Tips for Winterizing Your Listing

home preparation tips
We may have just entered into fall, but cool weather is here and winter is right around the corner. Winterizing your listing should be done before winter arrives, so your seller isn’t stuck outside in the cold trying to get it all done before the open houses begin! From simple things like bringing your plants inside to more complicated things like getting your heating system checked, here are some great

Creating the perfect open house.

When it comes to selling your home, having an inviting open house is a crucial part of showing potential buyers all the amazing features that your home has to offer. Buyers often attend multiple showings in one day, so by showcasing your home’s best elements and creating the most inviting environment you can ensure that buyers will remember you. Read more about how to create the most memorable open house

Interior Design Trends to Watch For in 2022

interior design trends
The interior design trends for 2022 are all about making your home the epitome of comfort, and we are definitely here for it! From earth tones as the preferred color palette to inspiration from nature and indoor gardens – the coming year is all about bringing the outdoors in. Here are just a few inspirations leading trends in interior design in 2022.  Shades of Green Last month, paint company Sherwin

Fun Activities in Ulster County NY to Check Out This Fall

fall activities in Ulster County
The Hudson Valley is a spectacular place to take in the full feeling of Autumn. From the crisp smell in the air, to the changing leaves starting to fall there’s no shortage of fall things to do in the area. While the pandemic has put a damper on some activities, things like apple or pumpkin picking and corn mazes are a great way to take in the season while still

Tips for Selling Your Home in Fall

selling your home in fall months
Fall brings cooler temperatures, changing leaves and shorter days. It also brings more challenges when it comes to selling your home. While some things can be more challenging, it can also mean more chances for creativity when you have an open house. If you’re putting your house on the market this fall season, here’s your chance to capitalize on things like the vibrant fall leaves. Learn some quick tips for

Must-have Features for Home Buyers in 2021

While 2021 has brought many changes in the world, it has also affected the features that home buyers are looking for when searching for a new home. In the 50’s, people were looking for things like those indestructible pastel tile bathrooms, wood shake or shingle roofs, and gas heat – and things have come a long way since then. Today, people are more focused on different things such as being

REALTOR Safety Month – Prepping and closing.

realtor safety during closing
From preparing for an open house to the final closing, there are a lot of factors REALTORS® should consider regarding safety. A solid safety plan will make it easier to focus on the job at hand, and will ensure your clients walk away happy. Today we are going to cover some tips on REALTOR® safety during closing and preparing for the sale of a home. These tips are easy to

2021 National Real Estate Safety Month Tips

Real Estate safety month
When the pandemic hit, we were unsure of what the future would bring – and we’re still learning every day as the world evolves to our “new normal”. September is National REALTOR® Safety Month. There is no better time to evaluate your safety strategy to ensure your listings and showings are as safe as possible. From the digital to the physical world, it’s important to take steps to make sure

Operation Backpack Fall 2021

operation backpack fall 2021 ulster county board of realtors
For years, the Ulster County Board of REALTORS® Community Services Committee has provided critical community service through its annual Operation Backpack® program, and 2021 was no different. With many students across the region returning to school in person for the first time in nearly a year or longer, there was definitely the need for the Operation Backpack program. Focused on organizing throughout Ulster County to collect backpacks, books, writing utensils,

Do I Need a Moving Company to Move Short Distances

Do I need a moving company to move locally
The short answer is no, you don’t really need a moving company to move any distance, but they can be helpful. If you want to do it on your own, it’s not impossible, even if it can be more difficult. Should you decide to go with professionals, always seek out reputable moving companies to do the job. Time Vs. Trips Many people don’t think about needing a moving company when

Advice for New Homeowners | Maintenance, Money-Savers, and More

helpful advice for new homeowners
Buying your first home is beyond exciting! It’s very easy to get swept up in the process between searching for the right prospects, viewing each one, submitting your offer, getting pre-approvals and more. Once you get beyond the initial excitement and planning, the mortgage process and the closing will come next. As you’re processing all that goes into finalizing the sale, no one can blame you for forgetting to keep