Before Buying a Historic Home, Look for These Kew Things

By Carrie Deak | January 1, 2022

Prescott, Arizona, holds beautiful historical downtown! Around the area, you will find grand old homes with detailed architecture, stunning peaks, and peaceful porches. Did you know that the oldest house in Prescott dates to 1864? It is the Fort Misery log cabin at Sharlot Hall Museum. The Fort Misery log cabin was built in 1864 and […]

6 Tips For Moving: Keeping Your Belongings Safe

By Carrie Deak | December 12, 2021

Moving can be a stressful process. There are so many moving tips and moving hacks out there that it’s hard to know what is best for you. It can feel like moving all of your belongings from one location to the next is impossible. But, with the proper planning and using these six tips for […]

Staging: Not An Expense But An Investment

By Carrie Deak | November 23, 2021

When it comes to marketing and selling a home, staging can be a powerful tool. 77% of buyers find it “easier to visualize the property as their future home” when it’s staged, 27% of buyers are more willing to “overlook property faults” on staged homes, and 40% of buyers are “more willing to walk through […]

A Good Way to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

By Carrie Deak | October 22, 2021

The IRS wants everyone to have an IP PIN What is an IP PIN? The IRS lists six tips for anyone considering an IP PIN: It’s a six-digit number known only to the taxpayer and the IRS. The opt-in program is voluntary. The IP PIN should be entered onto the electronic tax return when prompted […]

Importance of Fire Prevention

By Carrie Deak | October 11, 2021

While the official Fire Prevention Week (October 3rd – 9th) may have just passed us by, you can never be reminded too frequently about the Sounds of Fire Safety. Knowing the difference between the beeps and chirps made by smoke and carbon monoxide alarm can save you, your home, and those you hold dear.

Did You Know September Is National Library Sign-Up Month?

By Carrie Deak | September 7, 2021

I’m not really sure what first turned me into a reader but it has always been a joy for me. Reading has calmed & soothed me when things around me are crazy,  been a great way to spend a rainy or snowy day and eased me off to sleep nightly. Sharing conversations about a favorite […]

Tip to Make Your Home Baby-Friendly

By Carrie Deak | August 23, 2021

Do you have a new baby in the family? Or, will you be entertaining guests that do? Below are some sound strategies to make your guest’s visit low-stress and safe by baby proofing your home. These are great ways to put your guests at ease and do your best to protect their little ones from […]

Personal Representative Should Complete the Seller’s Property Disclosure Statement (SPDS) Even if They Have Never Resided in the Property

By Carrie Deak | June 20, 2021

Resource: Arizona REALTORS® Legal Hotline FACTS: Acting on behalf of an estate, the court appointed personal representative listed the property for sale shortly after the death of the owner. The personal representative has never resided in the Property and has virtually no knowledge of the property’s conditions. The personal representative ultimately entered into an Arizona REALTORS® […]

Making the Right Offer

By Carrie Deak | June 15, 2021

Making the right offer is crucial when you have your eye on a home. Offer too little, and you may get passed over for the next buyer. But, on the other hand, offer too much, and you may need to reevaluate your budget for furnishings or upgrades. So, how do we navigate one of the most […]