Blog 4 Things Seniors Should Keep in Mind When House Hunting in Winston Salem Copy   Ready to find a new home for retirement? As an older adult, you will have a house full of memories to clean up and sell, but the good news is that house-hunting gives you an opportunity to find a home that suits your retirement needs and wants.   Winston-Salem is an ideal place for […]
Blog 4 Steps To Declutter Your House Before You List It Clutter is one of those things that literally creeps up on you and your space.  Over time, our spaces can become cluttered with unnecessary items, surplus souvenirs, odd gifts, and other items.  Starting your quest to declutter your space will serve both a vital need for presentation when showing the property to potential buyers and will help organize and clear out items before you start packing...
Blog The Benefits of Smart Home Technologies Copy When you think about your home, the more comfort you can surround yourself with, the more relaxed you likely feel. Regardless of whether you plan to stay in your home for several years or are preparing to sell, one of the best improvements you can make involves the vast number of choices in smart home technologies. From safety, peace of mind, and convenience to saved time, comfort, and routine, smart devices can quickly upgrade a house into a home...
Blog Want to Increase Your Home’s IQ? Smart tech has exploded over the past several years, with advances in voice recognition and response on levels that can easily amaze just about any consumer.  Although you can link just about any system in your home to smart tech systems, it’s also possible to pick just the tools and gadgets that fit your needs.  […]
Blog What Are the Best ROI Exterior Home Improvement Projects? Taking on home improvements can be a fulfilling adventure, allowing you to transform spaces and looks whether you decide to sell or determine that your new space fits you once again! But if you are going to take on projects, my 20+ years of experience in real estate tell me that you’ll enjoy the project, outcome, and long-term effect of a project more if you consider the average return on investment you can anticipate. Here are a few of the best projects to consider to get you the best ROI on your exterior upgrades. It may be that you want to sell your current space and find a new home to customize into your very own...
Blog Smiling Through Your Real Estate Sale Take a few moments to chuckle a little bit and take a deep breath, your real estate challenges could truly be more adventurous. And partnering with a real estate agent with deep experience can make all the difference in keeping humor on your side. I’ve been buying and selling real estate for over 25 years, learning the industry and having a few laughs along the way. Here are three steps that will help you keep things in perspective and make you chuckle as they highlight how great agents make this a fantastic industry...
Blog 4 Unique Kid Activities in the Piedmont Triad You’ve Never Heard Of From themed haircuts to afternoon tea parties, keep reading to discover just a few businesses that are dedicated to bringing laughter and unique experiences to your children...
Blog Adventures in Cycling in Winston Salem Area As the weather continues to get warmer and the days are longer, enthusiasts and newcomers alike have plenty of opportunities around the Winston-Salem region to hop on a bicycle for a casual ride or power-packed loop that would leave any cyclist’s legs tired and satisfied. Whether you want a slow paced experience or something a […]
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Blog Quarry Park Adds New Adventures to Winston-Salem The long awaited opening of Quarry Park off Reynolds Park Road in Winston-Salem happened on August 15, 2017, bringing amazing views and trails to our community. The park sits on over 200 acres of land donated by Vulcan materials and is a former mining site that has filled with water. Residents and visitors can expect wonderful views of downtown Winston-Salem, as well as a variety of amenities and trails. Here are just a few of the ways to enjoy what this latest addition to our amazing community has to offer...
Blog 2673 Amesbury Rd, Winston Salem, NC   bedroom and 3.5 bath home on .5 acre. Hardwood floors throughout first floor.  First floor master bedroom with en suite bath with soaking tub and stand up shower!   2 car basement garage.  Fenced rear yard
Blog How to Prep Your Home to Sell Quickly As someone with decades of experience in real estate, there isn’t much I haven’t seen over the years.  And outside of partnering with me as your realtor, it’s important to know the work that goes into preparing a house, well before the listing goes live.  These steps increase the perceived value of your house as well as showcasing the best features to every potential buyer.  You can certainly move faster than this timeline, but be sure to be realistic regarding the work, time, and costs involved so you can keep your stress under control...
Blog 4 Household Items You Should Have for Your Housewarming Party Congratulations on your new home! After the long days of packing, moving and settling into your new home, you may be planning to throw a housewarming party. Because let’s face it, what good is a fabulous new home if nobody sees it? Not only will your housewarming party give you the opportunity to show off […]
Blog Added Security for your package delivery Be aware and alerted to thieves watching your front porch for delivered packages…Watch out and pay attention.  Retrieve your packages    
Blog How to Prep Your Home to Sell Quickly As someone with decades of experience in real estate, there isn’t much I haven’t seen over the years.  And outside of partnering with me as your realtor, it’s important to know the work that goes into preparing a house, well before the listing goes live.  These steps increase the perceived value of your house as well as showcasing the best features to every potential buyer.  You can certainly move faster than this timeline, but be sure to be realistic regarding the work, time, and costs involved so you can keep your stress under control...
Blog DIY Interior Home Makeover Tips: Refresh The Look of Your Rooms Sometimes you just need a change, but you find yourself on a tight budget. Those are the perfect times to side-step big new furniture purchases and hiring outside help to dig into a few tips that allow any homeowner to spruce up their space without breaking the bank. After you take some of these steps, […]
Blog DeClutter Your Home before Listing 4 Steps To Declutter Your House Before You List It OCTOBER 3, 2018 BY ELLEN DUDLEY (EDIT) There are many steps in properly preparing your home for market.  Repairing lights and fixtures, considering curbside appeal, painting and refreshing surfaces, upgrading areas that have high-appeal to buyers, and more.  But all these steps can be for naught if you […]
Blog Local museums are fun and educational Great day for adventure and fun and education!! Winston-Salem is known as the City of Arts and Innovation. We have a vibrant arts scene, centralized in the Arts District of downtown, radiating from Trade Street. Enjoy the rich creative local talent as well as national and international artists at the variety of Winston-Salem art galleries. […]
Blog Top Spring Cleaning tips     The Three Vital Goals of a Spring Cleaning Before we get into the tips, it’s a good idea to set some goals for your spring cleaning. A lot of people get into trouble because they fail to actually establish what it is that they hope to accomplish with their cleaning efforts. https://home.homekeepr.com/homekeeprs-top-spring-cleaning-tips?sharedby=ellen-dudley-1  
Blog Dive Into Live Music in the Piedmont Triad Science has shown that music has the power to tap into our emotions in ways that no other creative expression offers. Music is also a universal expression, seen across cultures around the world. Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas offer many opportunities for live music events, letting you experience the community power of gathering and taking in the creative expressions of artists of all types...
Blog Video doorbells could keep you safe!!   Advancing technology has played a large part in improving home security in recent years. This is due, in part, to the rising popularity of the Internet of Things, or IoT; these “Things” are devices that connect via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or other wireless networks to perform various functions without the need to be hard-wired or […]