Here you will find a suggested social media post for each day of the month. You can open multiple images at once through the links to the right, or you can open individual images through the link on the post. Customize the post with your brand colors, fonts, and images. We have suggested images in italics under the title of the post.

1 – Quarter 4

You writing in a journal or planner

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Heads up, friends! Quarter-four starts TODAY which means there are only 91 days left in the year — 85 until Christmas! Translation? It’s time to get laser-focused on slayin’ those 4th quarter goals one by one. Here’s what I’m eyeing these last few months:

• *Share 3-4 personal or professional goals you have for the remainder of 2021.*

ONE more thing. If one of your goals is to buy or sell before the calendar flips to 2022, reach out today and kick off quarter four right. Don’t wait — time’s a-tickin’!

**OPTIONAL PHOTO CREDIT – interior home photo**

📸: @meaganlarsen” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

2 – October Local Events

You at a pumpkin patch or with a pumpkin

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”The leaves are a-falling which means the pumpkin patch or the corn maze or the haunted house or the hayride or, my fave, the apple cider doughnut is a-calling!

If you’re looking to dive headfirst into all things fall, check out these October events right here in *name of city/town/neighborhood.*

*List 3-4 upcoming fall events or activities. Think harvest festivals, apple orchards, corn mazes, special dining events, outdoor concerts, etc.*

Wanna learn more about our cozy little patch of the world? DM me! I’d love to chat.


Photo: @girlsatflourish

Stylist: @rosewoodandivey” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ locked=”off” sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

3A – Decorating Tips for Halloween

You decorating for Halloween

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”It took time, patience, and tense negotiations, but you and the kids emerged from behind closed doors in full agreement: One puny pumpkin out front just isn’t gonna cut it this year. It’s time to up your Halloween game.

Rally with the fam to carve out some neighborhood chills and thrills with these next-level Halloween decorating tips:

More pumpkins? Yes, please! You can never go wrong with traditional orange but think outside the patch. Pick up a truckload and paint them a variety of colors for a modern rainbow effect.
Specialty lighting will make or break your yard’s vibe. Head to your home improvement store and grab some multicolored spotlights. Blue, green, and purple give a ghostly feel while orange and red lean more traditional and fiery.
Put your wireless speakers to ghoulish good use. Search your music streaming service to see what creepy playlists are available.
Fill your windows with creepy-crawly silhouettes. Search online for free downloads and have the kids cut, color, and hang.
Your trick or treaters will spend the most time on your doorstep so concentrate your spookiest efforts there. Think bloody footprint decals, super-sized googly eyes for the door, spider-infested corners, and creepy clowns, skeletons, or scarecrows chillin’ in the rocking chairs.

Use these tips to brew up some hair-raising Halloween magic! It’s gonna be a good one, y’all!


Photo: @girlsatflourish

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3b – 90 Days Left in 2021!
Lifestyle photo of you working
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Can you believe there are only 90 days left in 2021? If selling your home was on your 2021 to-do list, there’s still plenty of time to get into a new home (even before the holidays!)

Swipe through this post for an example of what it could look like to sell your home before 2022.

If you’re ready to cross that item off your resolutions list, give me a call!

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4 – National Taco Day

Your favorite local tacos, or you at the restaurant/location

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Head says gym but heart says taco? Not today, friend.

It’s National Taco Day which means you get the guilt-free go-ahead to go all-in for tacos (and margaritas) sunup to sundown. To celebrate, check out these local hotspots. Hit one up for lunch and another for dinner. Don’t worry — no judgment here!

*List 3-4 of your fave Mexican restaurants around town – even better if they’re running National Taco Day specials.*

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5 – I helped this client “fall” for their new home

You opening a door; holding keys

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Meet the *last name of clients.*

The *last name of clients* fell head-over-heels for a house in *name of neighborhood.* It checked every one of their boxes: *list the top 3-4 things the clients wanted in a home.* The only problem was, the *last name of clients* weren’t the only buyers who fell in love.

But thanks to *share the strategies you used to help your client get the house – clean offer with no contingencies, short closing window, escalation clause, etc.),* the *last name of clients* beat out the others and found their happily-ever-after.

Here’s how it all unfolded from their point-of-view:

*Share a testimonial from the above-mentioned client about their experience working with you and landing their dream home.”

Do you want a story like the *last name of clients*? I can help! DM me today, and let’s get moving!” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ locked=”off” sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

6 – Prepping your home for market

Lifestyle photo, Putting a for sale sign in

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”You’ve decided to sell. And sure, your home needs a little sprucing up, but it’s in pretty great shape thanks to your hard work and sweat equity over the years. (Way to go, you all-star homeowner, you!)

You can still get your home lookin’ its best for buyers with a few tasks from my tried-and-true pre-market checklist:

Clean, declutter, repeat.
Clear out the closets.
De-personalize the main living areas.
Get rid of unnecessary furniture.
Organize garages and attics.
Spread fresh mulch and plant seasonal color.
Replace interior and exterior light bulbs.
Pressure wash walkways.

Need another set of eyes on your home to make sure it’s ready to score you top dollar? I’m happy to help! DM me today.

📸: @meaganlarsen” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

7 – How I prep my home buyers

Lifestyle photo

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Thinking about buying in the next 6 months? Check out my top 3 to-dos for soon-to-be buyers:

Get pre-approved so you can determine your price range.
Once you have those numbers, send me at least three must-haves for your new home. I’ll toss them into a search and set you up to receive email alerts so you can start seeing what’s out there.
If something catches your eye (and the timing’s right), I’ll be ready to help you snatch it up!

Thinking about buying but feel unsure if now’s the right time? I’d be happy to help. Message me your hesitations or hangups, and let’s get you one step closer to home!

Photo: @meaganlarsen” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ locked=”off” sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

8 – The Average Costs for Popular Renovations

You in a kitchen; you with a hammer

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Lots of times when I’m taking buyers through a home, they’ll ask what it costs to upgrade, repair, or replace different parts of a home. Here’s my list of project estimates I often share with buyers:

Replace kitchen appliances: $2,200 – $20,000 depending on the models selected.
Install new kitchen cabinets: $2,000 – $9000.
Install new kitchen countertops: $2,600 – $4,000 for the average-sized kitchen.
Put down new carpet: $8,000 – $13,200 for 1200 square feet of new carpet.
Paint the interior: $1.50 – $3.50 per square foot. Throw in ceiling and trim, and the price increases to $3 to $4 per square foot.
Remove popcorn ceiling: $900 – $3,000.
Run a gas line to the house: $250 – $850 ($15 to $25 per linear foot).
Install a backyard fence: $1,500 – $4,000.
Complete a minor bathroom remodel: Around $10,500 to replace the tub, tile, floor, toilet, sink, vanity, and fixtures.

Keep in mind these are just estimates, and costs will vary zip code to zip code. Also, if you’re even the slightest bit handy, you can shrink these costs by tackling projects (or parts of projects) yourself.

Got a plan and know what you can afford? It’s time to find a contractor to complete your project. I’d love to send you my local Contractor Referral Guide. Just send me a message, and I’ll get the FREE guide to you today!

📸: @meaganlarsen” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ locked=”off” sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

9 – Fall this or that

You with fall decor

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Time for another this or that: fall home decor edition!

Which of these is your favorite – swipe through and let me know your answers below!” _builder_version=”4.9.2″][/cch_instagram_caption]

10 – Investing 101: Buying a Home vs. Buying a fancy car

You with money; you with a calculator

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You want a new car AND a new house. But you can’t do both right now. Which one should you tackle first, and which is the better investment? Of course, buying a car is cheaper, requires less effort, and delivers that intoxicating new car smell, but it’s not always the best financial strategy.

So if your heart says “car,” but your head says, “home,” here are a few talking points that may give your heart the nudge it needs to catch up with your head:

New cars depreciate around 20% after the first year then continue depreciating by 10% every year after that. A home? Expect it to go up in value by about 4% year after year. Currently, the appreciation rate is a whopping 14.5%! Translation? Buying a home is always the better investment.
The average U.S. car payment is $577. No doubt this type of monthly payment will tie up a good chunk of your budget. This could slow down (or stop altogether) your ability to save for a down payment.
If you purchase a car first, there’s a good chance the real estate market could shift by the time you’re ready to buy a home. Interest rates may be higher, and it may no longer be a buyer’s market.
If you have a car payment and miss just one, it could damage your credit score and hurt your chances of qualifying for a loan. After all, none of us knows the future (2020 taught us that much!).

One more thing. Ask yourself this: What will benefit you most 5 years from now? Driving around a 5-year-old car or resting your head each night in a home you planned for, saved for, and now call your very own?

If you’d like to chat about your next steps towards homeownership, send me a DM. I’d love to get to know you, hear your story, and share how I can help whether now or someday in the future.

Photo: @meaganlarsen

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11 – Monday Market Update

Lifestyle photo; you in a popular local spot

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Happy Monday, everyone! Curious about what’s going on with the market right now? Funny, that’s just the thing on my mind too!

So we both can start the week in the know, here’s a quick market update for *city/area/region* snapshot.

Seller’s market = Low inventory. High prices. Lots of competition.
Buyer’s market = High inventory. Low(er) prices. Minimal competition.

Right now in *name of your city/area/region* it’s a slight *buyer’s/seller’s* market. Here are a few other things to note by the numbers:

Active homes on market:
Average sales price:
Median days on market:
Price per square feet:
Average sale-to-list price:

The good news is whether you are looking to buy or sell this fall, I’ve got an arsenal of strategies ready to deploy to help you reach your real estate goals. DM me today – I’d love to connect this week!

Photo: @meaganlarsen” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ locked=”off” sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

12 – How does it work? Purchasing a lot to build a new construction home on

Lifestyle photo with a new construction hat

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”You’ve decided you want to build your dream home. Now, you need to hunt down and snatch up that perfect piece of paradise to call home. Here’s how to go about finding just the right spot:

Consider the general layout of the home you want to build. Sprawling ranch? Front-porch farmhouse? Two-story bungalow? The lot you choose should complement the home you envision.
Save time by narrowing down where you want to live. Then research available lots in those areas.
Link arms with an agent who knows local builders and can help assess a lot’s potential. You want to be well-acquainted with a lot’s slope, drainage, and utilities.
Check with the local zoning office about the land you’re interested in purchasing. Pay attention to surrounding land as well and try to weigh what future zoning and construction will happen in the area. Your agent can help!
If you’re looking to buy in an established neighborhood, research minimum square footage or building materials requirements. Ask about HOA fees or restrictions that could limit your number of pets, vehicles, or home additions down the road.
Meet with reputable lenders familiar with construction loans to learn your financing options.
Work with an agent to write and negotiate an offer.
Attend your closing and break ground!

If you’re leaning towards new construction, but haven’t found the right lot, I’d love to help. DM my email and let me know what you’re looking for – zip code, school district, acreage, etc. As I chat with my network of agents and hear about lots, I’ll reach out – you’ll be one of the first to know! I can also set you up to receive email alerts the second a listing hits the MLS that fits your wish list. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Photo: @meaganlarsen” _builder_version=”4.9.2″][/cch_instagram_caption]

13 – “I want to sell my home but ______”

Lifestyle photo, you with a “Sold” rider

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Let me guess. You’ve thought about selling but…

It feels too hard, too exhausting, or too complicated.
You don’t know where you would go if your home sold.
It’s not the right time of year.
You have too many repairs to make before it’s ready.
You don’t see anything on the market you want to buy.
A friend of a friend said the market is starting to shift.

Know what I think? Hooey, hogwash, humbug! If you’ve thought about selling but have questions and concerns, I’d love the chance to talk through each and every one of them. NOW is a great time to sell. Buyers are asking and looking for new homes in YOUR neighborhood. Reach out today, and let’s connect.

Photo: @meaganlarsen” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ locked=”off”][/cch_instagram_caption]

14 – Tips for a less stressful move

You with moving boxes or a clipboard

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Big move looming on the calendar? Use these tips to keep it easy-peasy.

Start early. Even if your move is weeks away, pack up the nooks and crannies you don’t “live in” day-to-day.
Toss and donate. Don’t waste time, energy (and moving boxes!) on clothes and other items you never use or no longer need. Throw out the junk and donate or rehome gently used items.
Buy moving supplies. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to pack without the right supplies. Spread the word to friends and family that you need boxes, and purchase lots of heavy-duty packing tape, a dispenser to go with, and plenty of bubble wrap.
Hire the right people. Ask co-workers or neighbors for moving company referrals. Planning a DIY move? Invite your able-bodied friends over to help with furniture and bulky items. Thank them afterward with a spread from your fave local takeout spot.

Moving doesn’t have to be overwhelming so long as you take it one step at a time. If you’d like a detailed step-by-step Moving Checklist for yourself or a friend, DM my email, and I’ll send it over.

📸: @meaganlarsen” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ locked=”off”][/cch_instagram_caption]

15 – All About Inspections

Lifestyle photo of you with a clipboard

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”You made an offer, negotiated a sweet deal, and now you’re under contract. Yessss! Next up? The home inspection:

Schedule an inspection as soon as you go under contract. You will have a due diligence period (typically 7-14 days) to get the inspection done and make decisions about repairs.
You and your agent should be present during the inspection (the seller and seller’s agent may be there, too), but stand back and let the inspector do his work. He will go over his findings with you afterward and send you his official report several days later.
Work with your agent to determine the repairs you’d like your seller to make. Repairs addressing safety issues are of first importance. All others should be carefully assessed – you don’t want to nickel and dime your seller.
If the list of repairs is too costly, you need to ask yourself if you’re willing to take them on after closing. If not, it may be right to walk away.

The inspection portion of the home buying journey can be a nail-biter. The anecdote? Partner with an agent you trust who you know has your best interest in mind. Looking for an agent like that? DM me today. I’d love to connect.

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16 – Happy Boss’s Day

Lifestyle photo, “Boss Day” vibes

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Today is National Boss’s Day!

Happy Boss’s Day to all the boss’s out there… including the ones like me who %22boss%22 themselves sunup to sundown. (Sometimes we can be the hardest to manage, am I right?)” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ locked=”off”][/cch_instagram_caption]

17 – Home Shopping Horoscopes

Lifestyle Photo

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Curious what your zodiac sign says about you as a buyer? Here’s a homebuying horoscope for all you with fall and winter birthdays:

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 23)
Libra buyers have a tendency to say “yes,” when they should be saying “no.” Without straightforward advice, they may find themselves with a house they love but quite frankly, can’t afford. Advice for a Libra? Listen to your friends’, consult your bottom line, and share what you’re really feeling.

Scorpio (Oct. 24 – Nov. 21)
Intense and dramatic – yep, that’s you, Scorpio! And we love you for it. You bring all your passion into the homebuying process, but you sometimes overlook practical considerations that need your attention. Offset this instinct by linking up with a realtor whose down-to-earth approach will help keep your feet on the ground.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
If real estate were a classroom, Sagittarius would be the teacher’s pet. They make every realtor’s job a dream! How so? There’s no need to guess what they’re looking for in a home – they tell us clear as day from the get-go — and never waiver once. One word of warning, Sagittarius will need to tame their quick temper should the transaction turn complicated or emotional.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Realistic. Grounded. Tempered. That’s a Capricorn for ya! Seldom emotional, Capricorns can be hard to read, but that may work in their favor as they take their time and wait for the right house at the right time at the right price.

Thinking about buying? No matter your sign, reach out! I’d love to help.

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18 – Monday Motivation

You working at desk 

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” — Dalai Lama

It’s Monday, folks! And that means it’s time to kick it into high gear after a low-key weekend. Before diving headfirst into the week, I like to get my mind, heart, and to-do list ready for the week ahead. Here are a few things that help:

*1. Share 3-4 ways you get ready for the week. Examples include to-do list brain dump, reading over client testimonials for inspiration, journaling about your hopes or concerns for the week, throwing in your AirPods and doing some breathing exercises, etc.*

Here’s to another great week of living, loving, and going after the mission!
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19 – I want to prepare to buy my first home… what should I do?

Lifestyle photo, you with keys standing in a doorway

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Ready to buy your first home, but not sure where to start?

That’s what I’m here for! Swipe left for your First-Time Buyer Checklist.

And remember, if you have any questions about buying – shoot me over a message, I’m here to help!

📸: @girlsatflourish” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ locked=”off” sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

20 – How I help my clients give their buyers less stress

Lifestyle photo of you smiling

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”The second your home hits the MLS, you want it to cause a serious buzz. The key? Eliminate buyers’ questions. Here’s how I coach sellers to do just that:

Schedule a home inspection and appraisal prior to listing. Provide buyers full access to what’s in those reports.
If necessary, gather renovation estimates and renderings so buyers can envision themselves in your home on the other side of home projects you may not have the time or more for prior to selling.
Get your house as move-in ready as possible. Three words in mind: Clean, declutter, and (if time allows) paint.

The more questions buyers have, the longer a home takes to sell, AND the more back-and-forth you’ll face. You know your home best so anticipate buyer questions and address them fully from the get-go.

Looking to sell your home soon? DM me now – I’d love to connect!

📸: @meaganlarsen” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ locked=”off” sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

21 – Investing 101: Buying a Home vs. Stocks

You typing on a calculator

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Real estate vs. stocks: Which is the better investment?

If you’re itching to call yourself an “investor” but not quite sure which direction to choose, by all means, give real estate a hard look. In fact, under the right conditions, it can be a smart money-making alternative to stocks.

Investing in real estate can offer:

Lower risk and tax advantages
Better returns and a hedge against inflation
Greater diversification and PASSIVE INCOME

It’s true that real estate isn’t as liquid as stocks and does require more money and time upfront. BUT on the other side, real estate can provide you and your family a passive income stream along with the potential for sizable appreciation. SCORE!

I would love the chance to show you a few investment properties in our area. Sometimes touring homes is the best way to envision yourself as a true-blue real estate investor. DM me today!” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

22 – Your Questions About Selling: Answered

Lifestyle photo, you with your SOLD rider

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Sooo, I have good news, and I have bad news…

The bad news? Selling your home can be stressful, and preparing your home for the market can leave you with a ton of unanswered questions.

The good news? I’ve been in real estate for %91# YEARS or remove this first part if you’re new%93 and I’ve got the answers to all of the questions that arise as you consider selling your home.

With every transaction, my goal is to make sure that my clients are well-informed and comfortable each step of the way.

Swipe left for some frequently asked questions I get about selling your home. If you’d like to know more, shoot me a message. I’m here to help!” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ locked=”off”][/cch_instagram_caption]

23 – Ask me for a list of open houses

Lifestyle photo; you at an open house

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Thinking about buying and have a couple of hours to fill this weekend? Let me know, and I’ll get you a list of ALL the open houses scheduled for THIS weekend.

Go have a look — it’ll help you get a better feel for the neighborhoods and areas you like. Just DM me, and I’ll send it to your inbox here shortly!” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ locked=”off” sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

24 – The Psychology of Selling

You lighting a candle, you pointing at your brain

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”According to a January 2018 study from the University of California at San Diego, one picture has the power to sway people – shifting how they behave – while a single word does not.
Sounds like the old adage holds true: A picture IS worth a thousand words. That’s just ONE reason your listing photos are SO incredibly important. You have seconds to make the RIGHT first impression on buyers as they scroll hundreds of listing photos.

But, professional listing photos aren’t the only way to capture a buyer’s heart and mind. Once they’re in your home, you can create the perfect setting for a showing with these tips:

New research shows the precise smells that sell. At the top of the list? Freshly baked bread, fresh linen, vanilla, cinnamon, and crazy enough, freshly cut grass. Don’t worry — all are available as candles.
Next to smelling magnificent, your home must be clean – like eat-off-the-floor clean. A deep clean before listing means you’ll only need quick touch-ups before showings.
Focus on minimal decor. Clear countertops, tables, and shelves so buyers can really see your home. Envision your home as a vacation rental to help you strike the right balance.

Thinking of selling soon? Check out our active listings (and their killer photos) and then reach out. You’ll see why our homes sell — and sell fast!

📸: @meaganlarsen” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

25 – What to pay attention to when home shopping

 You on the computer, you holding a magnifying glass up to computer

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Before buying a home, you need to wrestle with these two things: your budget and your non-negotiables.

Your budget: Don’t just play with online calculators or guess what you can afford. Sit down with a reputable bank or mortgage lender (I can refer you!) to get pre-approved. Plus, a pre-approval letter will strengthen your offers.
Your non-negotiables: These are your “must-haves” in a new home. Need to stay in the same school district? Need a fenced yard for the dog or a guest room for grandma? Keep this list short, but clear. You may need to reference it when the emotions of buying ramp up.

One more thing: As you shop, make sure you heavily weigh a home’s lot, location, and price. After the ink dries, you’ll NEVER be able to change those three things.

I’d love to help you find a home that checks all your boxes – send me a DM and I’ll be in touch!

📸: @meaganlarsen” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ locked=”off” sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

26 – Fall 2021 Home Trends 

You sitting on a kitchen island, you lounging in a nicely decorated home

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Fall in love with your home all over again as you get it looking its best this October. Need a little inspiration and direction? Here are a few of the biggest home decor trends blowin’ in the breeze:

Those coolish-gray tones from the past decade or so are slowly inching back in the opposite direction. Browns, beiges, greens — and everything in between — are taking over interior palettes this fall.
If you’re swapping out cabinet or door hardware, give brass or brushed gold a hard look. Brass or gold instantly warms a space and gives it a timeless, clean feel.
When shopping for accent pieces like baskets, planters, trays, and frames look for warm wood textures such as bamboo, rattan, or rustic finishes.
Comfort is (still) king so don’t shy away from pieces you can’t wait to sink into at the end of the day. High-performance, washable fabrics keep things practical, too.
Thinking about Halloween? Go for neutral pumpkins this year – a perfectly timed complement to those warmer hues.

The holidays are just a few weeks (gasp!) away, so if you’re planning a decor revamp before the holiday hustle, now is the time!” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ locked=”off” sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

27 – What did you want to be when you “grew up?”

Lifestyle photo, you smiling 

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Do you remember getting that question as a kid? I do! Seems like it found its way into every family gathering, first day of school, or summer camp get-to-know-you.

My answer back then? I had big plans to be a *share what you wanted to be.* Now that I AM grown up, my reality is even better than my dreams as a kid!

I get to meet amazing folks, introduce them to our community, help them buy or sell a home (stress-free!), and be a small part of huge transitions in peoples’ lives. I couldn’t’ love what I do more!

📸: @meaganlarsen” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

28 – Should I wait until the holidays are over to sell? Pros/cons

Lifestyle photo, you scratching your chin

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Wondering if you should wait until the holidays are over to sell? Here’s the pro/con list you didn’t know you needed to help you decide:

Pros of selling during the holidays

Less competition
Serious buyers
People relocating
Quicker process
Home is SO warm and cozy

Cons of selling during the holidays

Closing before end of year can be a challenge
Holiday travels or guests complicate showings
Harder to keep home show-ready (especially with kids out of school!)
Staging and holiday decor don’t mix well
Days on market ticks upward

Sure, there are pros and cons, but selling during the holidays shouldn’t scare anyone. In fact, if you play your cards right, it might even be the best time to get your home sold. Wanna discuss it more? DM me and I’ll be in touch.

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29 – Halloween Weekend at Home

You with your favorite Halloween candy, or in front of your decor

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Gearing up for a fang-tastic Halloween weekend at home but need a few ideas to keep the kids spellbound and you in your right mind? No fear — that’s why I’m here!

Face the weekend unafraid with these ten family-friendly ideas:

Build haunted gingerbread houses.
Enjoy the classic It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!
Go for a family glow-stick walk.
Host a pumpkin-carving competition (and save the seeds to roast!).
Invite neighbors to a scary (or not-so-scary) movie in the backyard.
Make a creepy playlist to play for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.
Paint your toes and nails a Halloween theme.
Shop for costumes for your four-legged friends.
Watch the History of Halloween on the History Channel
Whip up some candy apples.

Have a hair-raising weekend, friends! Happy Halloween to you and your family!

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30 – Candy Corn DIY Project(s)

You with candy corn

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”And you thought candy corn was just for sneaking every time you walked by..ha ha ha (insert evil laugh)!

Check out a few DIY candy-inspired decor projects:

Plant a candy corn tree: Pick a few branches from your yard and hot-glue candy corns on the ends and the “Vs” where the twigs branch off. Place the trunk into a small floral square (available at crafts stores) and rest it in the base of a vase. Fill the vase to the brim with candy corn to cover.
String up candy corn garland: Move over, popcorn! There’s a new garland in town. Use fishing line to thread a needle and poke through the candy corn one at a time. Steer clear of where the colors meet. Candies have a tendency to break at those points. Hang on a mantel or a staircase (out of reach of your furry friends).
Light up the room: Fill your glass hurricanes a third of the way with candy corn and rest a white pillar candle in the center of each. The candy will keep the candles upright; just be sure not to leave lit candles unattended.

If you can’t get enough of the candy corn, a quick online search will give you dozens of ideas…everything from sugar scrub and soaps to cupcakes and earrings. Enjoy – and. happy Halloween crafting!” _builder_version=”4.9.2″ hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″][/cch_instagram_caption]

31 – Happy Halloween!

You “trick-or-treating”, You in your halloween costume

[cch_instagram_caption caption=”Who says you can only trick-or-treat in ONE place?

Don’t be a scaredy-cat! Hit up one (or all) of these trick-or-treat locales to boost your boo-licious bounty and make the most of the spookiest night of the year!

*List 3-5 local places that do a bang-up job with trick-or-treating. Could be a neighborhood, downtown area, mall, church, civic organization, etc.*

Stay safe and have a spook-takular good time! Hope to see you out and about!

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