We’re halfway through 2019, but it’s never too late to start working toward sustainable living. One easy way to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle is to purchase from brands whose goal is to create ethically and sustainably made products. If you’re in the market for some new home decor, here are our top picks for the best sustainable home decor brands to check out this year.Continue reading
Gary Denton-55 and Kathleen Denton-47 may be empty nesters, but they are in no way retired. In fact, their motto, “work hard, play hard” may persuade you to believe they may never actually retire. Gary and Kathleen both graduated from Arizona State University, but they did not meet there. It was not until they were both in their professional careers that their paths crossed. Kathleen has been a Real Estate Agent for the last 20 years. And at the time they met, she was Gary’s Realtor and property manager of some investment property he owned. They married in 2009, have three adult children Alex-30, Jay-28, and Sophia-24 and two grandsons Cooper-3 and Rhett-2 from their son Alex and his wife, Felicia. As a Realtor, Kathleen works for Realty Executives Northern Arizona in Prescott. She specializes in all of Yavapai and Maricopa Counties and would love to be the number one choice for anyone selling or purchasing a home. Gary built and operated a heavy highway construction company and retired after 20 years. But as I said earlier, their motto would lead you to believe they may not truly retire!Continue reading
After you have gone to the open house and decided that this is the perfect home for you, there are certain things you have to check before you make an offer. That is, you must check your neighborhood. Being in the right neighborhood is just as important as being in the right house. Do your homework and fully investigate the area. This is going to be the place where you will be living for a long time. Pay attention to every detail. Moreover, it would be a good idea to look for a real estate agent, as he or she can help you find the perfect home. Here is some guidance on how to evaluate a neighborhood before buying a property.Continue reading
Realty Executives of Hickory has renewed their partnership with Realty Executives after receiving “Best of Hickory” in real estate for the eighth consecutive year. Known as one of the fastest-growing firms in the franchise, Realty Executives of Hickory has continually shown success and growth throughout the years. Reaching $164 million in sales volume and 560 transactions in 2018, Hickory is more productive than ever.Continue reading
We’re always trying to support green living, and one of the easiest ways to conserve energy is by ensuring your home appliances are energy-efficient. Energy-efficient appliances can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower your utility bills, use less water and electricity, and overall lead to a cozier, happier, cleaner living space. Here’s how you can ensure that your kitchen appliances are energy-efficient and what to look out for when replacing your current appliances.Continue reading
Your home is full of lingering memories. You can literally feel the moments as you walk through the hallways, and they all speak to you. The cackling laughter of kids at your son’s first birthday bash, your daughter racing in to tell you she got accepted into college, your sister’s wedding preparations, your husband’s first job promotion celebration. This house has become more than a simple living space; it holds your precious memories. And this is why it feels so hard to let go.
This article takes you from the point where you are completely confused about how to emotionally detach from the house you’re putting up for sale to the point where you are simply ready to let go, and move to your new adventure.Continue reading
The real estate industry is changing and evolving faster than ever due to technology and social media. So how do real estate brokers and agents adapt and create relationships with clients? Check out these five tips on how real estate professionals can use social media to up their visibility and profitability.
1. Establish goals
Whenever starting a new project you want to have a set goal in mind. The same goes for social media. Are you looking to gain followers? Are you wanting to engage and create relationships with future clients? Maybe you just want to use it to post listings and gain more exposure. Whatever the reason, set your sights on attainable and measurable goals for each platform you are planning to use.
Realty Executives Integrity is proud of Broker Associate, John Arneson, who continuously has given back to the community through a personal cause at the 2nd annual Roses for Recovery fundraising event, hosted by the SALS Recovery House and The Wisconsin Club. Raising over $23,000, Roses for Recovery is an annual event where guests dress to impress and gather on the day of the iconic Kentucky Derby. The event includes local food, drinks, raffles, auctions, friendly competitions and more. This year’s event was another success with over 100 attending.
During the summer, many of us tend to waste more electricity, water, and plastic materials than we do during any other part of the year. To compensate for high temperatures outside, we blast the air conditioning to stay cool. We fill water balloons, top off the pool, guzzle cold water bottles, and take more showers.
As a result, we spend a lot on our utilities, and we waste a lot. There are several steps you can take to make your home more eco-friendly over these next few months. Here are five ways you can embrace “green” practices while also reaping the financial benefits of avoiding waste. Continue reading
In the wake of changing mindsets over large homes and the shift to sustainable living, un-used space has become a “no no” in the home design industry. These changes emanate from low-impact living and the need to have a cheaper living space that still meets an individual’s needs. Small space living has been the best option for many cities and even suburban dwellers. For this reason, there have been many emerging interior design tricks developed to get the most out of your common spaces. All these tricks come in handy whether an individual aims at increasing the functionality of the room or is looking at living on a smaller scale.