Making Your Real Estate Service Stand Out

  Real estate is a competitive business. In many parts of the country, home buyers and sellers have lots of options when it comes to choosing a real estate professional. How can you make your service stand out in such a competitive landscape? Here are some ideas:...

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Pool and Hot Tub Maintenance Tips

A personal hot tub or swimming pool can be a great addition to any home. Not only is it a great place for your family to enjoy, relax, and have fun, it can even add to your home's resale value. However, hot tubs and swimming pools do require some extra upkeep. While...

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DIY Mother’s Day Gift

Mother’s Day is a great day to celebrate and lift up all the mothers in our lives. This year for Mother’s Day we are making Homemade Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub to pamper all the mother’s in our lives.   Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup  coconut oil (we used slightly...

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21 Tips for Real Estate Social Media Marketing on Instagram

When you think about real estate marketing, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps MLS listings, word-of-mouth exchanges, or networking at industry events? These are great options that have helped realtors launch and grow successful businesses in the past,...

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How to Ensure a Quick Close

We understand that getting a mortgage is a big deal and should not be taken lightly. At AmeriFirst we aim to be a standard above all the rest. We want to make sure that all of our borrowers go into the process with as much knowledge as possible to ensure a quick and...

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Tips for Writing Great Real Estate Social Media Bios

A recent study by Business Insider revealed that Americans spend more time on social media than any other major Internet activity, which amounts to about 27 percent of every hour. And if you think this applies to just young people, reconsider: 72 percent of 30–49 year...

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13 Social Media Mistakes Real Estate Agents Must Avoid

Social media marketing continues to grow at a rampant pace — especially among real estate professionals. More agents and brokers started Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts. Some even took the next step into social media advertising. One common trait of...

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8 Ways to Grow Your Real Estate Facebook Page

You probably already have a real estate Facebook page, and you probably have written in your bio that you are a real estate agent and post every now and then about your business – But so are all the other agents in your area…  So how are you going to make yourself...

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Declutter Your Home Room by Room

Whether you tackle it as part of downsizing effort or simply to simplify your life, decluttering an entire home is a big job. The best way to tackle it is in stages—to focus on one room, one space, or even one zone within a room (like your kitchen cabinets),...

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10 Rain-Day Activities for the Family

Rainy days don't need to be spent in boredom. Here are 10 things to do on a rainy day with the family, and you don't need any special equipment. When the skies are blue and the sun is shining, nothing is better. Laughter fills the air and kids are free to enjoy the...

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Prepare Your Fridge for Thanksgiving in 5 Steps!

The highlight of Thanksgiving is definitely the food. Before Turkey Day, get your fridge ready for leftovers with these tips on how to organize your fridge. If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, you’ve probably already been busy scouring websites and recipe...

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Tips and Tricks to Get Organized by the End of the Year

Decide Where to Start What area of your life is the most chaotic? Try to narrow it down to a particular space in your home, or a specific area of your life. Pinpoint what's causing you the most stress and focus on just that zone in order to take a goal (like "get...

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4 Things You Shouldn’t Store in Your Attic

Toys If you're kids can't bear to part with their favorite stuffed animals when they've outgrown them, it's not unheard of to stash them in the attic. However, be aware that mice, dust, mitts, and other critters will ruin them given half the chance. Store them in an...

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Tricks to Make Your Pantry Feel Twice as Big

Never lose your favorite spice blend behind your boxes of cereal again! Storage Bins Storage bins are functional, but not exactly stylish, so to make your pantry more to your decor aesthetic, cover them in wallpaper. It'll look better, and will help you differentiate...

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Organize Your Home for Back to School

It’s back to school time and life gets hectic again. Want to do things differently this year to cut out some of the time wasters and stress? Here are five back to school organization ideas that will help you keep your home organized and running smoothly. 1. Create a...

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Best Resort Pools for Families

Phoenix is the best place to have a relaxing resort vacation. Why? Because it’s hot and you’re not too tempted to go crazy fitting a bunch of activities in. You’ll just want to lay by the pool and relax. It’s also dry which means the pool cools you off perfectly....

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Are You Prepared for Summer?

It’s that time of year again: the kids are anxiously awaiting the end of a long school year, and the temperatures are already rising! Summer is here, and if you’re a native of Arizona or have lived here in the summer, you know what that means: extreme temperatures and...

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