This summer, reset your travel-search to drivable destinations and cultural institutions, national landmarks, and other famous sites that the state of Illinois is home to. From iconic movie sets to state parks that take less time to get to than your parents’ in the burbs. There are scenic overlooks that past presidents have heralded, miles of bikeable trails, and pup-friendly parks that will make your tail wag.
With the warmer weather comes the long list of errands for you home. It can be external or internal, organizing materials or excess storage, landscaping, or resetting the ventilation with new filters, or other small but necessary repairs. While the list of the average errands can be long, Fulton Grace knows many of us now have more time at home than ever and have found ourselves wondering…what else can be done?! Certainly the more rewarding of home-projects are those that you can see every day. This includes simple upgrades or DIY projects that literally change your setting for the better. Believe it or not, many of these small projects cost under $50 and can totally upgrade your home. Why not start this weekend with one of these easy but impressive projects.
For many American’s, your home is one of the most substantial investments you will make, so protecting that investment is cardinal. Seasonal home maintenance is one of the essential pillars in your efforts to retain your investments’ value. The simple rule remains true: keeping your home running well will save you money in the long run. Most homeowners don’t know where to start when it comes to maintenance so I compiled a checklist below to help you prioritize tasks that you can tackle yourself or hire a professional to help with.
Your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system is an on-going job that requires your dedicated attention to detail. As an agent, you know that recording pertinent details, essential information, and keynotes are just the start. Establishing a relationship that you can tap at your disposal is not often a resource you acquire from the beginning. In fact, it is the continual upkeep of maintaining shared interests or a mutually beneficial dialog that seals your rapport and thus the ability to optimize your contact.
This year, the celebration of #SmallBusinessWeek is more important than ever. Although we have outgrown some of our small business “shoes”, we still operate like one. We know the perils of hardship, the importance of relationships, and the strength of community support. At Fulton Grace, we want to continue connecting and supporting our local community and it’s beloved small businesses by highlighting a few of our many, many favorites. We know some of you frequent these shops and we hope that by sharing their Covid-19 business operations, you can continue to patronize and sustain their business.
Over the next few days, we’ll be dedicating Instagram posts to local small businesses and giving away a snack of your choosing from each! To enter, keep an eye out for our posts on our page and see that post for specific entry details.
With the recent flux of at-home time, many of us are left with long periods of boredom, various video chat requests, new-found hobbies or recipes, and of course the time to reflect. More people are joining online dating apps, reconnecting with exes or long lost friends, and with that, taking the time to work on their inner-health.
For some, working from home is an entirely new experience. An uncharted territory that seemingly knows no bounds (or boundaries), the spaces in your home are usually left for rest and relaxation. However, with the shelter-in-place still intact, it has left nearly all of Chicago with only that option.
Trees filter the air and stave off the effects of climate change. Trees also reverse the impacts of land degradation and provide food, energy, and income to communities. Trees are also one of Chicago’s most important natural resources; they provide shade and help to clean the air. In Chicago, trees remove more than 18,000 tons of air pollution each year.
With the moving season freshly upon us and the stay-at-home order still in effect, there is no better time than to deep dive with Fulton Grace into the trendy neighborhoods we love to frequent by night. Logan Square by day offers ample access to parks, grassy Squares (like Palmer Square), the 606 and Humboldt Park with its array of wildlife ecosystems. Highly regarded restaurants, bars, and unique shops also call Logan Square home, thus creating the perfect trifecta of live, work, and play all in one neighborhood!
Tips and trade secrets on how to best showcase your property for a virtual open-house or walk-through.