My Cousin From Dubai

One of my cousins who lives in Dubai came to see me and my family few weeks ago.  She is a cabin crew (flight stewardess or flight attendant as you call it) for Emirates Airlines.  She is still in training and good thing that she was one of the crews who went to fly here in Dallas.

Together with my darling daughter, I picked up my cousin at the Marriott Hotel in Addison where she was staying around 5:00 P.M. on the day of her arrival one Wednesday.  She and her crew arrived at 11:00 A.M.  So she hasn’t had her full rest that day.  But it was great that we were able to meet because that was very first time I saw her since her family lives in the Middle East.

To be honest, I am not very familiar in and around Dallas.  I was looking at a travel guide leaflet but I wasn’t sure where to take my cousin so we can have some bonding time.  And it was close to night time and some attractions are close at 5:00 P.M.  In addition, it’s rush hour and if we have decided to go to a special place, it would take us more than an hour to get there because of heavy traffic.  She said it’s fine if we can go to a park.  So we went to a nearby park.  We walked on the trails, took pictures, and talked and talked and talked.  After about an hour and a half of bonding at the park, I took her to my house to my husband.  We took her to Big Daddy’s Restaurant for dinner.  It was a nice day and wonderful evening with my cousin from Dubai.  We had a great time together.  I drove her back to her hotel in Addison around midnight.

4 Affordable Ways to Stage the House for Sale

If you are selling your home, you obviously want to take the necessary steps to get your house on the market and sold as quickly as possible. Just as you should pay attention to the exterior of your home as you begin the selling process – such as the surveying the condition of your siding, roofing, or gutters with the help of Imperial Building & Roofing Co Inc – you should also pay attention to the appearance of your home’s interior.   When you stage a home, you’re giving the property a sense of being lived in. It gives buyers a chance to see what it would look like with actual furniture. Although many people show empty homes to potential buyers, properties that are staged have a greater chance of selling and with higher bids. It can also reduce the amount of time the house stays on the market. Staging the house doesn’t have to be an expensive process if you know where to go for additions.

Dollar Stores

When staging your home, realize that you’re not decorating according to your tastes. It only takes a few simple products to give the appearance of a living space. Dollar stores can offer low-cost items to make the home look more lived-in without breaking the bank. You could go so far as to include the furnishings for an extra dollar amount should the potential buyer be interested, which could help you make some of your money back.

Thrift Stores

Thrift stores are excellent locations for buying items for staging a house. These are usually extremely affordable allowing your money to go further. Basic appliances, minor furniture and more can help increase the potential your property has for a higher selling price as well as a faster turn around.

Yard Sales

You can pick up many things to spruce up the property for low-cost by visiting yard sales. Most of the time, people are simply looking to get rid of things and are willing to haggle over price. You might even find a few things you wouldn’t mind keeping. Afterwards, you can host your own yard sale and try to make some of your investment back.

Your Storage

Your own storage may be the perfect place to find things to stage the house. This may also save you monthly fees on a storage unit if you have items that offer a good look to the property. However, you might want to refrain from keeping valuables in an open house such as the one you’re trying to sell.

People such as Kuba Jewgieniew can help homeowners sell their properties by connecting them with potential buyers. Thanks to the efforts of organizations such as the Realty ONE Group, you can reach a greater scope of those looking to buy a home. Do what’s necessary to enhance the potential for your property as it will be beneficial for receiving higher bids and more interested parties.