Clean, Clear and Comfortable: Storage and Organization Tips for Small Homes

A quick room-by-room guide on how to make the most of your limited space.


Start with the closet. This is where all the “stuff” you never use winds up and collects dusts. Remove seasonal items -- sweaters during the summer, flip-flops in the fall -- and put them in the attic, garage or unused bedroom. At the beginning of each season, hang your clothes facing one direction. When they are worn and washed, reverse the hanger. This way, at the end of the season, you’ll know what you can donate. Angie’s List also suggests adding a second hanging rod, which will instantly double your closet space.


 The kitchen is another room where unused items tend to collect. Take a look in your utensil drawer and you’ll likely find three or more spatulas, ladles and...

Fall home maintenance

Preparing For The Cold: Fall Home Maintenance Tips


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For many homeowners, finding ways to keep up with the maintenance on their house without breaking the bank can be difficult. There are so many details to think about, from the lawn to the chimney, and it can be overwhelming if you have a large home or are on a tight budget. When it comes to getting a house ready for cold weather, however, it’s important to take...

Going on Vacation When Your House in Los Feliz is For Sale?

When you want to sell your house but it's time for your annual vacation, go ahead and go. Relax, enjoy yourself, and perhaps your house will be in escrow before you get home. It's better to get your home on the market sooner rather than later since Los Angeles home buyers are still out in force. Don't miss your moment but don't go away and worry either. Don't postpone your family vacation to sell your Los Feliz home
To make sure that can happen, add these steps to your pre-vacation checklist:
  • Let your agent know when you're leaving, how long you'll be away, and how you can be reached when you're away from home.
  • You may need to receive documents if an offer comes in while you're gone – plan ahead for that contingency.  If you have a smart phone or Internet access to your email, you...

Pets and Real Estate Don't Mix

Pets and Real Estate Don't Mix
Whether you're buying or selling a home here in Silver Lake, pets and real estate simply don't mix.
If you're selling a house, the best thing to do is take your pets with you when you vacate for showings. If that's not possible, they need to be contained in a kennel or a kennel cage.
Why? Three reasons.
Some prospective buyers are deathly afraid of dogs and cats. If your pet is loose in the house, they won't come in. And truthfully, you shouldn't want them to.
Most dogs believe it's their duty to protect their home and family. That means even the friendliest dog might decide to take a bite out of an "intruder." The liability is such that even if the buyers want to go in, the agent might refuse to allow it.
The second reason is that "pet people" will focus on the pet instead of the house.

What the Yelp!?

What the Yelp or What's with Yelp? Both good questions. If you are like me, you probably check reviews on Yelp for a variety of things. For me it's mostly restaurants but I know alot of people look on Yelp for anything and everything. That being the case, it only made sense that I have a business profile on Yelp as well. I would imagine alot of agents do. So let me just rant a little here. If you aren't already aware of it, Yelp has an automatic filter for reviews that are posted. You can read all about it in their FAQ section. I understand that they are trying to prevent false reviews but, but it's likely I'll never know why they think so many of mine are fraudulent. I actually have 24 review on Yelp. Great, right? Well, only 8 of those reviews are showing up. The other 16 have been filtered out! Sure, you can click on 'filtered' at the bottom of the page to read them all, but how many potential clients are going to do that? (If you are reading this and you ARE looking for reviews on me, pleaseĀ go...
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