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Planning ahead means that if something happened to you, your loved ones wouldn’t be left in the dark about your medical records, bank accounts, insurance policies, and more. In today’s Service For Life!® Free consumer newsletter, you’ll learn what to put in your “ICE file” – “in case of emergency” file – and how to store and share it safely.
You’ll also learn some great safety tips for your next camping adventure, easy ways to improve your car’s fuel economy, how to choose the right tree for your property – plus fun facts, a trivia challenge, and lots more.
Troy Sponaugle, REALTOR®
P.S. When you notice people talking about real estate in the next few weeks, can you tell them about the free consumer information we provide?
They may be people wanting to move this year, and you can tell them about our Free Consumer Report: “How To Avoid 7 Costly Mistakes When Selling Your Home”. You’ll give them a huge boost in confidence because this guide shows how to net the most money from a home sale in the least amount of time. To request a copy for a friend, simply email us by clicking here.
|Today’s Brain Teaser . . .
What asks but never answers?
(see answer below)
|How to Make an Emergency File
If something happened to you today, would your loved ones know where to find all your important information and documents? Setting up an ICE file – an “in case of emergency” file – gives everyone peace of mind in the event of the unexpected.
What goes in your ICE file:
Storing and sharing your ICE file:
What about passwords?
“Happy New Homeowners. They are beyond excited to buy their First Home!!!!”
as quoted by their agent on the date of the closing.
A Big Congratulations to you both!!!
Thinking Of Buying A Home Soon?
If you’re planning to buy a home in the next 6 months, you’ll want a copy of our Free consumer guide, “7 Secrets For Saving Thousands When Financing Your Next Home.” Our report will help you avoid frustrations and costly pitfalls when buying a home. Simply call us to get a free copy: 703-408-5560 Or,
|Camping Tips: Safety First
There’s nothing like a camping trip to truly get away from it all. Make your next camping adventure more calm than calamitous with these important safety tips.
|FREE Consumer Help Is Just A Phone Call Away!
Learn valuable secrets for saving thousands and avoiding costly mistakes when buying, selling or refinancing a home. Best of all, it’s FREE. Ask about our “Insider’s Free Resources” by calling us at: 703-408-5560.
|Fun Facts and Laughs
7 Easy Ways to Improve Fuel Economy. . .
No matter how much you drive, improving fuel economy saves money and the environment. Here are some easy ways to make a tank of gas go further.
With our most recent windstorm, we found out What Tree is Right for Your Yard?. . .
Trees are a major landscaping feature for your home, and a major investment as well. Choosing the right tree for your yard is about much more than just what looks pretty in the garden center. Consider these factors before you start planting.
What is the tree’s job?
What trees are best suited to your location?
What kind of maintenance is involved?
How much space can the tree occupy?
The Arbor Day Foundation has a helpful tool “Click this link-Tree Wizard,” where you answer some questions to find out what types of trees are right for you.
Websites for Free Books. . .
Add free eBooks or audio books to your virtual library from these excellent online resources.
www.gutenberg.org – Choose from more than 54,000 free eBooks on Project Gutenberg, including famous and classic works of literature. Download books or read them online.
www.manybooks.net – Browse through Many Books’ listings of more than 33,000 eBooks. The site includes both popular new titles and classics. Many are available for free, others are offered at a steep discount.
www.librivox.org – If you prefer listening to books, check out LibriVox for a wide selection of audiobooks. Titles are read by volunteers – and, yes, you can volunteer to become a reader, too.
DIY Home Ice Packs. . .
Mix one part rubbing alcohol with three parts water inside a sturdy zip-top bag and store in the freezer. The mixture will get very cold but not freeze completely, making it easy to mold over any aching joint.
You can also fill an old (clean!) sock with dry rice. Storing it in the freezer makes it an “ice” pack. Microwaving it carefully for a minute or two means it gives off soothing warmth.
|Are You My Client Of The Month?
Every month we choose a very special Client Of The Month. It’s our way of acknowledging good friends and saying “thanks” to those who support us at Troy Property Pros with referrals, word of mouth and repeat business.
|Trivia Challenge for the Month…
“Who Else Wants To Win $25 StarBucks Gift Card?”
Guess who won last month’s Trivia Question? we ‘re pleased to announce the lucky winner of last month’s quiz. And the winner is, drum roll please: Jennifer Lohr Gross. Way to Go Jennifer! was the first person to correctly answer our quiz question.
A set of twins named Amy and Katie, born in 2013, set a world record. Why?
The answer is b) longest amount of time between births. Katie was born 87 days after Amy! Let’s move on to this month’s trivia question.
What is the geographical term for a relatively shallow body of water separated from the open sea by a barrier?
And You Could Be One Of Our Next Winners! Call us At 703-408-5560 OR
|Brain Teaser Answer:
|Real Estate Q & A . . .
Q. How do I set the right price to sell my home?
• Ask your REALTOR® for a “total market overview.” What’s happening in general in the economy and the real estate market?
Would you like more information on selling your home? Call and ask for our Free Consumer Report called “6 Steps For Selling Your Home For TOP DOLLAR.” we’ll send a copy right to you.
Do you have a question related to real estate or home ownership? Please call us at 703-408-5560. Perhaps we’ll feature your question in our next issue!
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