Archive for May, 2012

Making A Smooth Move

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

The buying or selling of your home can be stressful, especially when mixed with the emotions that come with moving to a new neighborhood. Below are a few tips that will help your children cope with these changes: •   Be positive about the move. Your emotions can set the mood for the entire experience. Remain positive…Read More »

Home Selling Tip | Rearranging Furniture

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Simply rearranging the furniture can reenergize a room. Add and remove furniture, lamps, rugs, and accessories from other parts of the house to create a whole new look. Mirrors are particularly useful when it comes to updating a room. Even just moving a mirror to a different wall can create a more welcoming feel.

Featured Home by Barb Maxon – $235,000

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

101 Doral Lane, Dakota Dunes, SD

Creating A Plan For Your Home

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Selling can entail a variety of marketing strategies. Once listed, it’s likely that the home will be quickly entered into the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and placed on Much of an agent’s work will be quiet and unseen – yet important. The quiet telephone calls, the work with contacts, arranging for and marketing open houses,…Read More »

Testimonial for Vanessa Lefler-Larned from Aakhus

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

    “Super impressed!  She (Vanessa Lefler-Larned) is thoughtful, intelligent and classy.  She went out of her way to help me.  It was a relief to know someone had my best interests at heart and had answers for my questions.”  Aakhus

Featured Home by Gina Grimsley – $112,500

Friday, May 25th, 2012

321 Union, Ponca

Featured Home by Gina Grimsley – $174,950

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

4757 Birchway, Sioux City, IA

It’s Time To Own Your Home

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

In our experience, many people who live in apartments continue to do so because they feel that they cannot afford to own their own home. In fact, if you’re like most people, you can’t afford not to. The advantages in home ownership can make more financial sense, in both the short and long term, than…Read More »

Featured Home by Holly Wright – $268,000

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

572 Oxbow, Dakota Dunes, SD [youtube]

Home Selling Tip | Clean Or Replace Windows?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Do you think clean sparkling windows is something for “picky people”?  The sparkling part may be, but “clean” helps the homeowner/buyer determine moisture problems and drafty windows.  Windows are often points of warm air escape and moisture intrusion.  Keeping your old windows or new windows clean, and caulked will extend their life and help with…Read More »