Sweetheart’s Dinner Contest, Empowering Our Youth, and Other News

It’s already February! Can you believe it?  I’m still on a high from the recent Preparing for Home Ownership in 2019 Workshop. The event was a huge success! Everyone learned so much and received solid advice they can apply to purchase a home. One of the highlights of the event was when a past client got up and spoke about her experience working with me with the purchase of her home. It was such a touching testimony, all of us were in tears!

I appreciate my clients! You are the reason why I work so hard to do what I do. You keep me motivated and inspired to be the best agent I can be. It warms my heart when you have so much faith in me as your realtor that you even refer me to your family and friends.  In fact most of my business comes from referrals! So I wanted to do something really special this month in connection to Valentine’s Day to show my gratitude to my clients. This month I’m hosting a Sweetheart’s Dinner Sweepstakes. In order to join the Sweepstakes, follow me on Facebook and be active on the page for the next two weeks! Example things you can do to stay active on my page are to like, comment, and share my posts. Remember, you have to also be a fan of the page to enter the contest. One lucky winner will receive a dinner for two gift card to a decadent restaurant here in the Nashville area. Stay tuned on my Official Facebook Page and the winner be announced on Monday February 11, 2019.

That’s not all! Now that the Home Ownership Workshop is over, I’m working on another event. This is one is for our youth! One of my goals is to provide support to our young people in the areas of youth education and empowerment. Therefore, I’m hosting a Youth Financial Literacy Workshop on Saturday, March 16 from 9am – 1pm. This is a free event and registration is currently open. The workshop is a fun and informative workshop, specifically for teens to provide financial literacy training. The workshop will help teens to:

• Gain empowerment in finances
• Make informed financial decisions
• Take steps to financial freedom

Parents, this is definitely something you want your teens to enroll in if you’re looking forward to them getting out on their own!!! This would be a great way to provide them with the necessary tools to survive financially without having to rely on your hard earned money.   If you have a teen or know of a teen that would benefit from this workshop, send them to THIS LINK and have them register ASAP!

One final question. I’d love to know…who are you rooting for in this year’s Super Bowl?



Furtesha Woods, Broker, Realtor
Certified Military Residential Specialist

American Heritage, Inc.
Office:  615-298-9200
Cell:     615-891-8124
Web:   www.placingfamilyfirst.com

Making “Neighborhood Targeting” Work for You

Imagine if you dreamed of owning a special limited-edition vehicle. What would you do to ensure that your dream vehicle would someday be parked in your driveway – with your name on the ownership papers?
You would probably start by doing some research. You’d find out how much that vehicle would cost, what features are available, and so forth. You would likely visit a local dealership and take a test drive if a model is available on site. You would keep an eye on the market for any that come up and let the dealer know you’re looking for just that car.

If you did, then, someday, you’d probably be the proud owner of the limited-edition car of your dreams.

What does this have to do with real estate?

Well, you can take the same approach when there’s a neighborhood you’d love to live in someday. You can target it, learn what homes typically cost in that area, and keep your eye on that market in case a property becomes available that meets your criteria.

By focusing on a specific neighborhood, you increase your chances of someday living there, simply because you’re focusing on it.

Of course, neighborhood targeting isn’t as simple as aiming to own a specific car someday. That’s why you need someone like me who can keep an eye on that neighborhood on your behalf, and alert you to opportunities that become available.

Then, if a listing that’s a good fit comes on the market, you can decide whether or not to make a move.

Is there a dream neighborhood you’d like to live in some day? Call today to start making it happen.

Low-Cost Storage Hacks for Creating More Space

Comedian George Carlin’s most memorable routine was, “A place for my stuff.” In it, he talked about dealing with the increasing quantity of items we accumulate throughout life.

George was funny. The problem is not. Here are some low-cost ideas for quickly creating storage space for your stuff.

  • Attach a cloth pouch or thin plastic basket to the inside of cupboard doors. This is a great way to store Tupperware lids, cosmetics, etc.
  • Install hooks inside the foyer closet for loose items such as hats and scarfs.
  • Use egg cartons to make effective storage inserts in drawers.
  • Fashion stores often put purchases in stiff, high-quality boxes. Placed on their sides, these make effective storage compartments. (Shoeboxes are especially effective.)
  • Consider using suitcases for out-of-season clothing. In addition to storage, they also provide protection.
  • Never throw out an old wine rack. There are numerous ways these can be used for storage. (For example: tools)

By thinking creatively, you can probably come up with many other simple ideas for creating more storage. The reward is a home that looks neater and more spacious.

Notable, Quotable, Quotes!

“Before anything else, getting ready is the secret to success.”
Henry Ford

“Since everything is in our heads, we better not lose them.”
Coco Chanel

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.”
Harry Golden