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Q: What is a Real Estate Concierge?

A: When I think of a concierge I imagine being taken care of, someone you can go to for help when things are unfamiliar or feeling overwhelmed. I coined the name “Home Concierge” for my Real Estate Concierge service package to evoke that feeling of someone being there to give you support, as well as to showcase the versatility and unique services I provide to real estate professionals.

Q: Who can benefit most from using a Real Estate Concierge?

A: Any realtor or real estate broker who is looking to grow their business, someone who may be strong in all other aspects of their business but doesn’t have an eye for reading a home for a particular market, someone who has a good client base but not enough hours in the day to get things done, or a realtor just starting out that needs a little help in marketing their services.

Q: How is it cost-effective?

A: I think if you look at the overall cost of hiring a full-time assistant, and all the costs associated with one versus contracting me on an as-needed basis you can see the cost-effectiveness pretty easily. I think flexibility is important, and I offer my services by project, monthly retainer, or hourly. There are no commitments and no hidden costs.

Here is how I can help . . . 

  • Confirm that all documentation has the appropriate signature and dates
  • Work closely with the selling agent to retrieve any and all documents needed to close the files
  • Responsible for verifying all properties have been entered into the agent’s system
  • Cleaning & Organization of home, prep/set-up estate sale
  • Errands & Tasks – dry cleaners, shopping, etc.
  • Open homes for Showings, Photography, Open house
  • Pre-Showing set-up: arrange the home for an Open House or Showing to bring out the best features of the home
  • Plan and coordinate open houses, broker tours/launch parties, and other events
  • Home Staging & Redesign service of the space(s)
  • Regularly update and maintain communication with clients, agents, title companies, lenders, etc.
  • Keep track of critical dates and send weekly reminders to the agents as related to real estate project/account
  • Interact with clients and staff in a professional, responsible, reliable, and friendly manner, at all times

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Pre-staging a home prior to listing – CC Home Concierge Company works with your client to eliminate clutter and improve the appeal of the home to potential buyers.

Residential organizing before or after a move. Prior to a move, CCHC works with your clients to declutter. This improves the look of the home and saves your clients from paying to move things they don’t need.

A move-in is also a good time to get organized. CCHC helps clients unpack, get organized and back to normal quickly. A CCHC gift certificate makes a nice closing gift. 

Move coordination and project management. We work with busy families and professionals to coordinate and manage the details of their move. We can apply our organizational system for project planning and execution, a high level of customer support and network with local service providers to help clients enjoy a low-stress, on-time move.

Service for special needs. All transitions come with a level of stress. Some can be more stressful than others if they are forced upon you because of an unexpected change of events, death in family or health changes that require moving and downsizing or the closing of estates.

Cheryl has been a Professional Organizer for 25 years and has worked with clients in a variety of situations to create a respectful and thoughtful approach to solving problems, decluttering, down-sizing or estate-closing.

Peace Harmony & Happy Home Making!

XO Cheryl

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Make sure you get that Moola from all your hard work!

Happy Profits! XO Cheryl

 

Contact me to schedule a complimentary consultation today! (860)961.6824 or  cchomeconcierge@gmail.com

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How To Prepare Your Home For The Spring Market

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Selling Your Home in the Spring Means Preparing Your Home in the Winter For sellers, it’s important to start getting your home ready long before the snow is gone and the first flower blooms.

Interview Real Estate Agents

One of the most important thing to do when selling your home is to find a great agent to represent you. If you don’t have one already, then get recommendations from friends and interview different agents to find one who will be the best fit for you. A good listing agent should have a great marketing plan, experience, and deep knowledge of the area and market.

Begin Packing and Organizing Your Belongings

There’s no way to know for sure how long it will take for your home to sell – it could take a month, or years – and while it may seem crazy to start packing up your stuff before a sale occurs, it’s best to be prepared for any outcome.

Clear the Clutter

Prospective buyers are going to want to step into your home and see a place they can visualize living in and making their own. The best way to do that is to create a blank slate. Keep it neat, keep it clean, reduce the amount of clutter you have on shelves and surfaces, and depersonalize as much as you can. The idea is to showcase your home without distracting from it, you want to showcase the focal points and function of each room of the home.

Make Repairs and Improvements

The last thing anyone wants to do before they sell their home is to dump a bunch of money into it for an extensive renovation; however, there are minor repairs and improvements that can be made to make a home look fresher for potential buyers.

  • Freshen Up Paint, Front Door and Hardware

Applying a coat of paint to walls and trim, or even touching up certain areas, can make a world of difference in the appearance of your home. It’s also a good idea to spruce up your front door, since that’s the first thing a buyer will see when they walk in.

  •  Let the Light in

Buyers want homes to be light and bright, so replace your light bulbs or even add a lamp or two to lighten it up. Also, when your home is being shown make sure all the lights are on and the blinds are open.

  • Focus on Bathrooms and Kitchen

The bathrooms and kitchen tend to be a focal point in the homes, and buyers pay attention to whether or not they’ve been updated. Doing little things like re-grouting the tile on the bathroom floor, or caulking the shower and bathtub, can give a used bathroom a fresher look – even new faucets can make a difference.

  •  Spruce up the Curb Appeal

You want to impress potential buyers as soon as they step onto the property or take a drive by, which means making the outside of your home look as appealing as possible.  Make the extra effort to rake leaves, weed the garden, and mow the lawn. Clean and put out your outdoor furniture, and even consider adding some colorful plants to the front of the house.

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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This is the most overlooked room when staging your home for sale

Great staging tips for the bathrooms when Home Staging your home to get the most profit from the sale.

 

 

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

Would like to get help with Home Staging your home? If you’d like to schedule a 30+ minute consultation with me to learn how a Home Concierge /  Stager can help you get the most profit from the sale of your home – Call me: (860)961.6824 or Email me: cchomeconcierge@gmail.com.

Why Hire a Pro Organizer to Stage Your Home?

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If you’re planning on selling your home, you need to make sure it’s decluttered to appeal to the prospective buyers – a professional organizer can help with home staging. If you’re moving into a new home, downsizing the home, or even combining homes, it’s not worth it to pack up more stuff than you have to.

After you’ve gone through your belonging with a professional organizer, you can have a garage sale which the PO can help plan, setup, be there the day of sale, and take care of what is left from the garage sale by donation, goodwill or some other charity. It’s a great way to make some extra money. If the majority of your items are high-end items, you might consider selling them online for a nice profit with the help of a professional organizer.

Would you like to get organized? If you’d like to schedule a free consultation with me and learn how a Professional Organizer can help you get a less stressful life.

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

Taking Care of Your Everyday Tasks – A Concierge Service Will Benefit and Improve Your Quality of Life

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I have a business that helps people simplify their daily lives, so they feel more efficient, less stress, with a happier lifestyle.  

In today’s world when time is of luxury, because people are busier than ever the services provided by a concierge can be invaluable.

Here are six benefits of hiring a concierge service:

  1. Convenience – one call to cover all you have on your to-do List
  2. Save Time – your concierge can make extra hours in the day for you by assisting you in crossing off all those items on your to-do list.
  3. Increased Productivity – delegating the minor tasks of a big project to your concierge, your productivity multiples as you are able to focus on the important parts of the projects.
  4. Lifestyle Management – your concierge enables you to not only delegate your tasks but enjoy your lifestyle better.
  5. Better Health – delegating chores to your concierge can relieve a lot of stress, this allows for a happier lifestyle which provides better health.
  6. Emergency Support – you can always call your concierge in an emergency situations. This could be anything from childcare, running a very important errand, checking on your home while on a business trip. A concierge works well under pressure, with providing the necessary contacts to be able to source most things that you may be in need of in your time of an emergency.

Your concierge can give you your health back by taking away the stress of all those little tasks that add up on your “To-Do” list and never goes away. Above all, you can feel secure in knowing your concierge will manage your task list with anonymity and confidentiality.

Contact Me for a Free consultation to help create a plan of attack on your task lists.

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Can I Help You With Home and Business Cleaning In Order To Get Ready For The Holidays?

It’s that time of year.  Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to prepare for the holidays!  Have you started decorating for Thanksgiving yet? What about Christmas?  Or do you like to take one holiday at a time,  I usually take one holiday at a time. All this busy activity can leave your home and office looking a little neglected.

Here are specials that make it easy for you to keep you Home & Office running efficiently from now through the holidays and beyond.

Professional Organizing Special ~

Free Consultation, Action Plan, and 6 Hours of organizing = $175

Clean House Special ~

Free Consultation, Clean House Plan, and 4 Hours of cleaning (Buy 3 cleaning sessions Get 1 Free) = 4 Cleanings $400*

Small Business Office Special ~

Free Consultation, Action Plan, and 4 Hours of clean or organize = $300-$1100*

*(Depending on square footage – scope of job)*

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