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Are these words popping up more often in your social media feeds?  I know they are in mine!  In recent years many new companies have opened to fill this new niche of need.  The traditional 'estate sale' has become a 'tag sale' if you are still above ground level!  Just follow the signs to houses that have open door policy, with select rooms locked off to protect the minimal possessions needed for the homeowner as they move out.  Likewise, in the Lake Norman, we have experienced increased sales of 55+ communities and homes that give minimal maintenance, 'lock and leave' lifestyles.  There comes that time when 'losing weight' means thousands of pounds of stuff!!    What you gain is a healthly new life!

Do you ever wonder how we got to this stage?  The ease of purchasing at low cost, be it coupon sales at Stein Mart or the local Walmart, has increased our home collections vastly.  As a Senior Real Estate Specialist Realtor® (SRES), part of my job is helping home sellers find their way out from under all of their stuff.   Tag sales and local charities are instrumental in my business model to help resource unneeded household goods into new homes.   Also, its critical to help my clients look forward to a new way of life in a new season.  When we have outgrown where we are, lets recognize that as a positive! 

So, that being said, don't come and judge my house!  My four kids are basically moved out but they didn't take much with them!  Hummel - "School Boy" - 60th Anniversary 1995Image title

Valerie Smithers

Thinking Green. Being outside in the great outdoors keeps Valerie rejuvenated to assist her clients find just what they are looking for. A "green" enthusiast, Valerie promotes conservation and environ....

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