Daily Archives: March 30, 2017

How to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

The wintertime is especially harsh for most areas of the country. Frigid temperatures, heavy snow and high winds can wreak havoc on the comfort and stability of your home. Before those cold months come crashing down on you, it’s crucial that you ready your home for the brutal weather.

The first thing you need to do to prepare for the winter is have your heating system checked and maintained. Whether you are using a wood burning stove with a chimney or you have a gas-powered furnace, your system needs to be manually checked by a professional before it can be turned on for the season. Fires and insufficient heating are two problems caused by a heater that hasn’t been fully maintained and checked before being turned on. If you know how to check the heating system yourself, this can save you a lot of money every year. If you aren’t sure of how to maintain your heater, you need to get an expert in to do the work for you. During the maintenance check, filters and air flow valves can be changed to improve the efficiency of your system.

Apart from your home’s heating system, you should consider having your driveway sealed before the ice covers every part of it. Asphalt is notoriously unpredictable during the cold months because it shifts and contracts when weather patterns change. You might have entered the winter with a beautiful smooth driveway but it turned into a cracked mess when everything outside thawed and melted away. Sealing your driveway can be an investment, but it is well worth it because you’ll keep your driveway looking its best for decades by preventing cracking. You should expect to have your driveway sealed professionally at least once a year and the best time to do it is at the end of the summer well before winter hits your area.

Tammy Mazzocco is a Success Story Worth Emulating

Tammy Mazzocco started her real estate career as a secretary to a group of nine men who ran a successful commercial real estate group. From there she was hired as the manager of a large condominium project, where she worked for seven years. While there, her boss suggested in 1995 that she obtain her real estate license; to help in situations where additional real estate transactions were needed.

In 1998, Tammy worked as a licensed assistant for a very successful real estate broker who was a top RE/MAX producer, and it was there that she learned how a successful real estate office is managed and operated.

In 1999, Tammy had seen enough. She had been around several very successful real estate brokers, and she decided that she could do well at selling real estate, so she took what seemed to be at the time, a giant step. She joined the Judy Gang team with RE/MAX and never looked back. Judy had been a friend and a mentor who had been encouraging Tammy to take the step.

Tammy works in four counties in Central Ohio, Franklin, Delaware, Licking, and Fairfield. She always has a plan and follows that plan because she has learned that it is the best way to overcome life’s uncertainties. She likes to set goals, and then break the goal down to smaller action steps. In that way, the goal is much easier to achieve instead of worrying all the time about how to conquer the larger objective. http://www.spokeo.com/Tammy-Mazzocco

Tammy starts early on workdays, by beginning the day with some stretching exercises and meditation. Then it’s off to the office where she takes care of emails, paperwork, and phoning for appointments. She is big on the leads that come in off of the agencies such as realtor.com and Zillow because these are people who are usually interested in buying Homes and they are fishing for prices and help. About 80% of Tammy’s business is derived from referrals and customers, but these leads are very helpful.

According to Ideamensch, one principle that Tammy always uses when dealing with prospective buyers, is always to treat them just as she would want to be treated. She says that she sets aside all of her personal issues and deals with the client’s issues. If you can solve whatever problems the client is having, you will probably get a sale. She also points out that people can sense how much you care about them.