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Wine Tasting This Weekend and More!

Calling all agricultural buffs, the Call of The Land Agricultural Bus Tour is this Saturday, September 22nd beginning at 9 AM. Starting at the Bartow History Museum, the bus will depart and make stops at local farms including Possumtrot Farms, Georgia Institute of Genetics, Olin Tatum Agricultural Building, SuperSod Farm, Tri-County Gin, and Summerland Farm. Visit the official event website to purchase your tickets today. Tickets include charter bus transportation, tour guide, lunch, and a dessert reception.

If you’re in the mood for some fresh fruits and vegetables of your own, then be sure to check out the Woodstock Farm Fresh Market. The Market will be open every Saturday, May through October from 8 AM to 12 PM. The Farm Fresh Market is located on Market Street in Downtown Woodstock. Visit the official website for additional information.

After your trip to the Fresh Farm Market, don’t miss the Woodstock Artisan Wine Tasting, September 22nd at 6 PM. Located at the Gifted Ferret, experience a tasting of specialty wines that cannot be found in your local grocery store. For additional information visit The Gifted Ferret’s official website.

It looks like it’s going to be a great weekend in Georgia!

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Maintaining Your Carpets

If your home has carpet in it, regular maintenance will drastically extend the life of your carpet and keep it looking good, feeling good and your home smelling fresh. Don’t expect the carpets to clean themselves but some effort on your part will keep your carpets nice for many years to come.

Step one is prevention. Our carpet and other floors are probably the dirtiest parts of our house as they come into contact with the bottoms of our shoes daily that we have worn everywhere. Some people decide to not wear shoes in the house as a way to keep the floors cleaner and this can help significantly by not spreading dirt from your shoes throughout your house. If you decide to make your home a shoe-free zone, you will need to create a shoe drop zone for the most regularly worn shoes inside the primary access point of your home. This isn’t for everyone but it can keep your house drastically cleaner if you are willing to go this route.

While prevention is a big step, now it’s time to clean. The first step is regular vacuuming. Don’t wait until you can see the dirt to vacuum, do it a minimum of once a week and more if you have pets or young children. Even without shoes in the house, dirt will find its way inside. It falls off our clothes, comes off our pet’s paws and sometimes feel like it appears overnight but routine vacuuming will keep a lot of this away. When things are spilled on the carpet, clean it immediately to prevent stains from setting and becoming harder to get out.

Regularly vacuuming your carpets will be your biggest line of defense but you should also consider professional cleaning on a regular basis too. Once or twice a year depending on your needs will make a big difference in how long your carpet lasts. If you like the idea of fresh carpet, you may want to consider investing in a professional home cleaning system. This will allow you to clean high traffic areas more frequently and tackle stains right away.

If you are thinking about listing your home, you should definitely have your carpets professionally cleaned before photos are taken and it is on the market. Even photos can show carpet stains and flaws so cleaning first will make your pictures look much better.

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Fun Filled Weekend in Georgia

The annual Cartersville Pub Crawl begins this Friday, September 14th at 5 PM. Get your tickets today and enjoy delicious brews from 7 of Downtown Cartersville’s’ best restaurants. Participants include The City Cellar and Loft, The Local Bar and Grill, Maine Street Coastal Cuisine, Mellow Mushroom, Table 20, Cohutta Fishing Company, and Jeffersons. Visit the official event website to purchase your tickets today.

What’s better than taking in the sunrise over Lake Allatoona? On September 15th at 6:30 AM bring your friends and join other early risers for a sunrise Kayak from Knox Bridge Landing followed by light refreshments. Visit the official event website for additional information. Pre-Registration is required.

For fun the whole family can enjoy be sure to check out the 64th Annual Kiwanis Kiddie Day Parade. This parade will begin on September 15th at 9 AM and is FREE to the public. The parade starting point and check-in is at West Main Street and Etowah Drive. The route continues east on Main Street, turning left onto Gilmer Street, then left onto Cherokee Street and ends in the Bartow County Courthouse parking lot at 135 West Cherokee Avenue. Visit the official event website for additional information.

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Can you Sell Your Home in the 4th Quarter?

When you are ready to sell your house, you may not always want to or have time to wait for the Spring market. If you attempt to sell your home during the fourth quarter, is it even possible or should you give up before you start? Here’s the real answer on when you should sell your home.

The truth is, you need to position your home for the current market when you are ready to sell. What does that mean about the fourth quarter? Don’t assume you can’t sell it when in fact there are some significant advantages to listing your home in the fourth quarter.

The most significant advantage you will have if you attempt to sell your home during the final quarter of the year is the lack of available homes on the market. Many people don’t want to be bothered with selling their home during the latter part of the year. Whether they have holiday plans that it might interfere with, family visiting or want to relax, many people don’t want to sell then meaning competition is significantly less giving your home more attention then it might get during the HOT spring market.

At the same time, many sellers don’t want to sell their home; many buyers also don’t want to be inconvenienced with shopping for a home at this time of the year. What does that mean for you? While there are fewer homes on the market and fewer buyers shopping, the ones that are shopping for a home are much more severe than during other seasons. Job changes and other reasons for moving sometimes dictate when someone must buy a home. If you change jobs and have to move in November, you may need to buy a house even if it isn’t the most convenient time for you. With fewer homes to choose from, your home may get some attention it wouldn’t ordinarily get when buyers have a multitude of homes to select from.

If you do decide to try selling your home this time of year, make the best of it with tasteful decorating for the season. Even if you usually, cover every surface of your home with Christmas decorations, consider scaling back this year, so your home is more appealing and not overwhelming for people to look through.

This means that selling in the fourth quarter won’t require you to sacrifice your price to get the job done. Price your home for the current market and make sure to discuss with your agent the time frame you are hoping to sell in.

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