Happy February!

I hope you are doing well. I have some really exciting news: I have joined the #1 Brokerage in the nation, Keller Williams. We have agents all over the world, and offices all over Palm Beach County.

My dream is to build a team. I have decided to position myself now to achieve my biggest goal, so that I can offer my expert, client-centered services to even more people. KW has the right environment for me to grow exponentially. I am super excited about it.

We have something like 190,000 agents (don’t quote me on that*), so my internal reach is huge. I have the ability to market in ways that I never had before, so I look forward to sharing new features (like my own app and MLS-searching website) with my clients.

My business is based on referrals, so thank you for referring me to friends, family, neighbors and peers. If you know anybody who would like to get connected in Palm Beach County or needs a powerful and passionate REALTOR®, please forward this email to them. Also note that I can connect you and those you know with an area expert anywhere in the world!

Please note that my gmail address (heather.towe@gmail.com) is the best way to reach me.

I hope I get to talk to you soon. Please call me if you need anything at all!

Blessings, 
Heather 

* Actually – I was pretty close! Keller Williams – About us link: click here.

To sign up for the newsletter, please click here.


Should You Move or Renovate?

Determining whether you should buy a new home or fix up your current one isn’t easy. In fact, the decision can be steeped in so much drama, they make reality TV shows about it!

So, if you’re wondering whether to move or improve, here are three things to consider:

1. Will a renovation truly fix what you don’t like about your property?

If you’re tired of a small kitchen, for example, given the layout of your house, it might not be possible to make it any bigger. On the other hand, if you’re craving a spacious rec room with a cosy fireplace, then a renovation could make that happen.

Of course, there are some things you may want that aren’t specific to your house, such as an easier commute or nearby park. Those are features you may only be able to get by moving.

2. How much will a renovation cost? How does that compare to the cost of moving to a new home?

It’s important to get accurate estimates of both the cost to renovate, and the cost of a new home, so you can make an informed decision. 

Renovations often have a habit of costing more than you originally anticipate. Remember, the final result should be a home you want to stay in for quite some time.

3. Beware of compromising versus settling.

Whichever decision you make – to renovate or to sell – you can expect to have to make at least some compromises. That’s normal.

For example, consider the impact of adding an extension to your house. It would be a major renovation. Is it the ideal way to get the extra room you want? Do the benefits of renovating outweigh the benefits of finding a new larger home that already includes the space you need?

It can be a tough decision. If you’re in the midst of making it, call today to get the facts you need to make the best choice.


Making “Neighborhood Targeting” Work for You

Imagine if you dreamed of owning a special limited-edition vehicle. What would you do to ensure that your dream vehicle would someday be parked in your driveway – with your name on the ownership papers?

You would probably start by doing some research. You’d find out how much that vehicle would cost, what features are available, and so forth. You would likely visit a local dealership and take a test drive if a model is available on site. You would keep an eye on the market for any that come up and let the dealer know you’re looking for just that car.

If you did, then, someday, you’d probably be the proud owner of the limited-edition car of your dreams.

What does this have to do with real estate?

Well, you can take the same approach when there’s a neighborhood you’d love to live in someday. You can target it, learn what homes typically cost in that area, and keep your eye on that market in case a property becomes available that meets your criteria.

By focusing on a specific neighborhood, you increase your chances of someday living there, simply because you’re focusing on it.

Of course, neighborhood targeting isn’t as simple as aiming to own a specific car someday. That’s why you need someone like me who can keep an eye on that neighborhood on your behalf, and alert you to opportunities that become available.

Then, if a listing that’s a good fit comes on the market, you can decide whether or not to make a move. 

Is there a dream neighborhood you’d like to live in some day? Call today to start making it happen.


Low-Cost Storage Hacks for Creating More Space

Comedian George Carlin’s most memorable routine was, “A place for my stuff.” In it, he talked about dealing with the increasing quantity of items we accumulate throughout life.

George was funny. The problem is not. Here are some low-cost ideas for quickly creating storage space for your stuff.

  • Attach a cloth pouch or thin plastic basket to the inside of cupboard doors. This is a great way to store Tupperware lids, cosmetics, etc.
  • Install hooks inside the foyer closet for loose items such as hats and scarfs.
  • Use egg cartons to make effective storage inserts in drawers.
  • Fashion stores often put purchases in stiff, high-quality boxes. Placed on their sides, these make effective storage compartments. (Shoeboxes are especially effective.)
  • Consider using suitcases for out-of-season clothing. In addition to storage, they also provide protection.
  • Never throw out an old wine rack. There are numerous ways these can be used for storage. (For example: tools)

By thinking creatively, you can probably come up with many other simple ideas for creating more storage. The reward is a home that looks neater and more spacious.


Notable, Quotable, Quotes!
“Before anything else, getting ready is the secret to success.” 
Henry Ford

“Since everything is in our heads, we better not lose them.” 
Coco Chanel

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” 
Harry Golden

To sign up for the newsletter, please click here.

Heather E. Towe, Realtor®
CRS®, CLHMS®, e-PRO®, PSA®
561-806-8550 | heather.towe.gmail.com
Licensed to Sell Real Estate in Florida

How can I help you?

Luxury Real Estate Services for Palm Beach County, Florida.

*** Listing Specialist in Palm Beach County, including: Jupiter, Juno Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Jupiter Island, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Ocean Ridge, Manalapan and Wellington.

*** Serving Buyers by referral throughout Palm Beach County.

*** Offering expert real estate advice to everyone, and referrals to local real estate experts all over the world.

To download my app, please click here
To sign up for my newsletter, please click here
To find out how much your home is worth, please click here.
To find your next home, please click here.