February 2019 Blog

February – What’s Not to Love??

The holidays are over, and we’ve rung in a new year. We’ve lived through the cold, bleak and shortened days of January and there’s no telling if winter will continue for two more months or not. So, you may ask, what is there to like about February?

Well, from my perspective the question should be, “What’s Not to Like about February?”

As we trudge through the shortest and – in the Northeast at least – sometimes the coldest month of the year, it might be a good idea to look at all the things there are to love about February. Here’s what I’ve come up with….

Start your garden early

Once the holiday decorations are all put away, your green thumb may start to itch for the pleasure and satisfaction of planting the coming year’s veggie garden.  There are plenty of indoor “bio-dome’ type planters and mini greenhouses to get your garden going! It’s a great distraction from the arctic outdoors and, if you have small children, it’s a wonderful way to teach them how to grow their own food and learn about we nourish ourselves.

(Photo Courtesy of Park’s One-Step® Bio Dome)

Take a DIY course

Ever want to tackle a “do it yourself” project for your home, but didn’t know where to start? February is a perfect time of year to enroll in a local Continuing Ed program through your town’s school district.  You can also check out the Saturday morning programs offered by Home Depot or Lowes.  Who knows! In 28 days, you could re-grout the bathroom tile, install a new sink and toilet, or re-stain your kitchen cabinets!

Restage your home

If you find yourself in the midst of a fit of cabin fever, why not do a little re-staging in your home? It’s a perfect time of year to move around furniture, experiment with new seating areas, or turn your dining area into a multi-use living environment. It’s an especially good time to experiment with the flow, feel and Feng Shui of your house if you’re planning to put it on the market come Spring.  A friend of mine who is an interior designer has always said that the way a space is arranged has a significant impact on a person’s mood, behavior and activity level. So, go ahead and experiment with turning your house upside down!

And of course, if you are thinking of selling your home, or making the move from an apartment to a home of your own, please give me a call. I am a full-time, licensed Associate Broker, a Relocation Specialist and a life-long resident of the Capital Region. Whether working with sellers or buyers, I consistently analyze the real estate market, so my clients are able to make informed decisions about their purchase or sale.

Realizing that real estate transactions may be both exciting and stressful, I strive to work proactively to do whatever is required to ensure smooth conclusions. My work ethic and communication skills are exemplary, and I bring to the table a diligence honed by 30 plus years in law office management. In today's market it is more important than ever before to have honest, ethical and personal representation. I pride myself on providing all three. So, if a new home, a relocation or a downsizing is in your future, please contact me today – I’m here to help!

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