How to Make Moving With Pets Less Stressful

It’s not surprising that moving home is one of the most stressful life events. All that organizing, packing, sorting and sometimes even new schools and jobs; there’s a lot going on! 

It’s often easy to forget that our pets can become stressed too. 

While you may have the most laid-back dog or aloof cat, studies have shown that both cats and dogs can pick up on how you are feeling. So instead of our pet making us feel better, we can make them feel worse.

Not only can they mirror our emotions, but they may also have some worries of their own when their bed and toys are being packed into a van. So how do we keep it as stress free as possible?

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Realty Executives Associates Expands With The Dwight Price Group In Maryville, TN

Realty Executives Associates is pleased to announce it has expanded its regional footprint with the addition of the Dwight Price Group, based in Maryville, TN. The newly renovated offices of the Dwight Price Group are located at 537 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Having worked in the Foothills area for 20 years and serving in Blount, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Anderson and Sevier Counties, Dwight Price, his daughter Sara and the entire group knows the local real estate market and is ready to lend their expertise to home buyers and sellers. Since 1980, the Dwight Price Group has provided Maryville and surrounding areas in Tennessee with the full real estate experience, offering a full complement of services and specialists to help homeowners buy and sell their properties.    

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Home Tips: Caring For Your Mattress

Mattresses were invented with comfort in mind. It is a valuable investment that you need to focus on, especially for family start-ups. Promoting a clean, more pleasant, and productive night’s sleep is what we aim for a mattress.  With that said, the value and cost of your mattress should be kept in good condition. There are a lot of options available in the market right now, so choosing one can be difficult. But, keeping it in good condition might be more important than choosing one.

Here are a few tips to help keep your mattress clean and long-lasting.

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Five Home Relocation Tips

House relocation can be stressful, time-consuming and expensive affair especially if you have lots of items that need hauling over long distances. However, you can make the process easy by planning and getting help from the right sources. Here are five tips to help when planning a relocation.

Plan Early

When you start preparations early, you have all the time you need to put everything in its right place for the relocation. Make a checklist of things that need to be accomplished each week and give timelines to each activity. Tick each activity that you complete.

Waiting until the last minute might prove expensive, labor intensive and stressful. Do not underestimate the effort and planning required in house removals. Start early to be ready when time comes.

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Common Garage Door Problems

Few things are as annoying as a garage door that’s acting up, especially when you just came from a very hard day at work. Then again, garage door problems happen all the time. You must, however, address any issue with your garage door immediately to avoid worse problems in the future.

Here are the most common garage door problems and tips on how to fix them.

It won’t open or close.

If you’ve been pressing the opener remote like crazy to no avail, you might want to check the remote first. Its batteries could be dead, or there may be some problems with the keypad.

When your remote is fine, and its batteries are fresh, and nothing is still happening, it could be the garage door opener unit. Check the lights, and if they’re out, then the power source may have been disrupted. Check if the power cord is plugged in. You should also check for a blown fuse. The circuit breaker may also have tripped and needs resetting.

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Easy Ways to Go Green in Your Home

Many lifestyle changes are easier said than done, but when it comes to going green, it’s just easy as it sounds. Whether you’re moving to a new home or you’re looking for a way to live in a more energy-efficient way, here are some simple changes you can make to go green (besides just recycling). 

Create an affordable compost bin

One of the easiest, simplest changes you can make to go green in your home is to create your own compost bin. Instead of continuing to put your food and yard waste in a plastic bag and contributing to landfills, you can create your own compost bin for under 15 dollars. If you have an at-home garden, this will work wonders for you, but if not, you can have your compost picked up or bring it to a local business or organization that can use it. Check out a beginner’s guide to composting here

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September is Realtor Safety Month

At Realty Executives, we care about the safety of all real estate professionals. September is National REALTOR® Safety Month, dedicated to educating agents and brokers on how to be safe in the field while meeting new clients, sharing information online or showing properties.

In this article by National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), we take a look at the variety of resources available for professionals to keep them alert, observant and safe.

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Pets for Homeowners With Allergies

As many as three in 10 people in the U.S. have allergies to cats and dogs, and cat allergies are twice as likely as dog allergies. Allergies happen when someone’s immune system is triggered by something, such as pollen from flowers, or dander from pets. These allergies can cause itchy watery eyes, a runny nose, sneezing and rashes just to name a few, and it can make owning a pet extremely uncomfortable. 

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What to Consider When Renting Out Your Home

So, you own a home that isn’t selling, or something else is keeping you from selling it, but you still want to add some extra money to your budget. Renting out is a reasonable option many homeowners who won’t or can’t sell choose. Although renting out your home or a part of your home is a relatively easy way to earn extra cash, not everyone is capable of doing so. There are several things you should take into consideration before putting your home on the market as a rental property.

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EXEC Travel: Staycation Guide to Kansas City

With back-to-school season upon us, we’re putting together some fun staycation guides for you and your loved ones so you can enjoy some fun and relaxation in your hometown without needing to plan an entire vacation. Here are some ideas for what to see, do and eat in Kansas City for the perfect local staycation.

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