The seasons are changing, and now that we are moving into Fall, it’s time to prepare the house for colder weather. 

Here are ten tasks that you can do to help prepare your home for colder weather. 

  1. Gutters- Clean and inspect gutters. Clean out downspouts and any clogs from the falling leaves and debris.    
  2. Furnace- Test heaters to make sure they are working correctly and have the furnace serviced if needed.
  3. Filters- When is the last time you changed the furnace filters? Most models suggest changing your filters every three months. Now is a good time, since you’ll be spending more time indoors. 
  4. Faucets- Drain and cover outdoor faucets and remove and store hoses and sprinklers. 
  5. Safety Equipment- Test smoke and carbon monoxide devices. Check the expiration date of the device and replace batteries or unit if needed. Check the expiration date of the fire extinguisher and replace it if needed. If you don’t have one, you should! Test and service any generators or emergency equipment. 
  6. Outdoor Furniture-  Clean and store all outdoor furniture and decorations. 
  7. Gardening Tools- Clean, dry, and put away all gardening tools to keep them from rusting. 
  8. Shed & Garage-  Organize and clean out the garage and shed. Donate items that you’re not using anymore and store all summer items. 
  9. Fireplace- Clean and inspect chimney and fireplace. Schedule a service provider if needed. Make sure you have a safe place to store ashes and that your tools are functioning correctly. 
  10. Roof- Inspect and clean roof. Remove moss and leaves as they accumulate. Check for any damage and schedule a service provider if needed. 

Once your checklist is complete, and you’re ready for colder weather, you can sit back and enjoy your comfy and cozy house. 

How Did We End Up In Real Estate Together?

In 2015 Krystal and I met working for a medical clinic. By chance, I moved to a new location, and Krystal moved to the same department at the same time. It was just the two of us in our new department, and we quickly formed a friendship and immediately enjoyed working together.

Cut to a year later (and many, many, trips to Starbucks); we decided to leave the medical field and pursue our dream of working for ourselves in an area that we loved.

Krystal built her client list and real estate business. Her love of homes and design quickly translated into growing a business in a field that is her passion. With being one of only a few bilingual Real Estate Brokers in the area, she can help a population that was under-serviced and unrepresented. She has helped a wide range of buyers and sellers move into their dream home, buy their first home, and stop renting and overall growth.

At the same time, I opened up a small business helping the senior community. I enjoy the service field and have always loved helping people. I grew and learned a lot about people and running a small business. I enjoy the people side of the company and running and growing a business as well.

I have always had a love for houses and interior design. I bought my first house in 2012 with my husband, and have enjoyed remodeling and growing into our home. I’ve learned what to look for when buying a house, and how it will work for you and your family to make it your own. I’m excited to share our adventures and lessons!

Throughout working apart, Krystal and I networked and collaborated. We have always come back to wanting to work together full time. So the perfect opportunity arose, and we decided that we were going to do this together! To our amazement, none of our family and friends were surprised we fell back into working together.

So here we are. Ready to take on our next adventure!

Here we go!