Sneaky PeeksAs you’re preparing to list your home on the market, most Realtors will tell you it’s important to de-personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential Buyers can imagine themselves living there. 

Your Realtor may even advise you to put things in storage - things like family photos, memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes, all in the name of maximizing the full potential of your home.

But what your Realtor may not tell you? Potential Buyers LOVE to sneak a peek.

“It always amazes me the number of Buyers that open the refrigerator or freezer to take a peek inside,” says Brinkoetter Realtor, Jenny Lambdin.

“They’ll open up your stove and microwave. They’ll pull back shower curtains, and inspect bathtubs. They’ll open…

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Booker’s Books Review  “The Silent Patient,” a debut novel by Alex MichaelidesWhen I visit my son and daughter-in-law, I almost always visit the Amazon store which is close to them.  There is something about a book store or a library that I desire, enjoy, and need in my life. I was searching for a new “read” and browsed through the many options that were available. I decided on "The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides. This was his debut novel (and I tend to love to try someone’s debut) so away I went with this book in hand. 

 Alicia Berenson, a famous painter is married to Gabriel, a fashion photographer, and they seem to have a fabulous life living in London and seeing their dreams of artists’ lives being fulfilled. Then one evening Gabriel returns home late when Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks…

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As summer winds down my mind turns to what outside projects need to be completed and what book I can read on a pleasant evening on the deck.  Today I would like to highlight a very special book to me, BLOOMING INTO LIFE by Kristie Booker. Kristie is my daughter-in-law and I am so very proud that she followed her desires and dreams and had a book published. We all need to be reminded that we should follow our dreams and help others in this life.  Kristie did both of these by writing BLOOMING INTO LIFE as it is the story of a woman searching for her true self. Being true to ourselves in this life is a daily activity as  we react and respond to life events each day.  Sometimes we fail but we have to never give up and know that tomorrow is a new day and it is…

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