Hiring a Realtor? What to Look for Before You Do

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Choosing a realtor takes more time than just one click of a button on the internet. So, first thing’s first…

Should You Hire a RealtorResearch! Get background information on prospective realtors. Have you gotten the name of a realtor from a friend? Simply happened upon an eye-catching realtor’s website? Or maybe you’re starting from scratch with a Google search. Before hiring a realtor, ask how long have they been in the business. How well do they know the local area you’re looking to purchase in? You wouldn’t hire a mover without looking into their company, so you should vet your realtor too! Below are some great questions to ask any realtor before hiring them: Read More

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“I was pretty reluctant because the intent was to use Yellow Freight, I have had some pretty horrible experiences with them in the past, but all went well. There wasn’t much to detail honesty, it was pretty much straight forward. It was a job well done, and earlier than expected!”
Dennis Schreuer, Hammond, IN, June 28, 2014

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“My agent Kathy was amazing! She was very professional, knowledgeable, thorough and timely! I had a great experience using your moving company and I will definitely book you guys for my next move. Great service for nearly thirty five percent cheaper than the other large moving companies! Thank you!”
Justina, Seattle, WA, June 19, 2014

How to Clean Your Oven

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Whether you just moved into a new home, are looking to sell your current home or are having a summer party it’s the perfect time to clean your oven (especially if your oven has a weird smell whenever you turn it on or it smokes because grease from meatloaves past is still in there burning). Give your oven a good cleaning!

Take it from me, don’t just turn on your “Clean Oven” button – my whole house was smoking, smelled awful and my fire alarm kept going off; I had to turn it off. You need to put in a little elbow grease first before you press that button. Don’t know how to do that? Read on for a “how-to” tutorial!

Here are the items you will need before you start:

• ½ cup baking soda
• Measuring cup
• Measuring spoons
• Spoon
• Spray bottle
• Gloves
• Towel
• Vinegar Read More

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“I work for a small moving company in Gloucester, Ma. We do not do hauling over 500 miles so I contacted Adam to get some quotes for my customers about items they needed shipped. Adam was very polite, he answered the million questions I had for him, and was very efficient about it. Normally it takes days for most businesses to get back to me with quotes but Adam always had it done the same day. He worked directly with the customer when I was not able to answer some of the questions he had. When a problem arouse for the customer he quickly helped get to a resolution for them without even having to get me involved. I am very satisfied with his work and this company and will continue to go to him with any other shipments I need help on.”
Hiltz Moving and Storage, Beverly, MA, June 9, 2014

The Top 10 Worst Cities to Live

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Every year research companies like Forbes run reports to find out the best and worst cities to live in. Information gathered is based on specific factors like crime rate, length of commute, taxes, unemployment, violent crime rates, and even how the city’s sports teams are doing!

Top 10 Worst Cities to Live inIn this study Forbes only considered cities with a population larger than 245,000 people. For the year 2013, there were 200 cities that had a population of more than 245,000! Read More

It’s Time To Get Rid of That Old Mattress

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Did you know that “the average mattress will double its weight in ten years because they are now filled with dust mites.” Mattresses typically have 100,000 to 10 million dusts mites inside them. With these statistics, you definitely want to take better care of your mattress.

How to make your mattress last longer:

• Rotate your mattress 180 degrees at least once a year. A good rule of thumb is to rotate when you change your clocks in the spring and fall. Read More