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December
30

New Hobbies in Mansfield - Haring Realty

Make a resolution to live your best life in 2020. Get healthier, learn a new skill or explore the past with these enjoyable hobbies suggested by our REALTORS®.

  • Find Your Om at Ultra Yoga & Massage - 308 Main St., Lexington 44904
    Work out the kinks of a stressful day at Ultra Yoga & Massage, conveniently located close to Lexington homes for sale. With class size limited to seven, you receive plenty of personal attention to help you reach your goals. Class fees include a yoga mat, any necessary props, and towels along with an assortment of natural beverages, so all you have to bring is yourself. In addition to a menu of traditional massage treatments, Ultra Yoga offers a class in newborn massage for a unique baby-parent bonding experience. Visit the website for schedule and pricing.

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December
16

Winter Listing Photography Tips - Haring Realty

Selling your home in winter depends on how visually appealing and inviting your property looks to a buyer. That initial look will often be your online listing, so it's important that your listing photos make a good first impression on potential buyers. Our REALTORS® want you to get that picture-perfect listing for your winter home photos.

Haring Realty is the only broker around the Mansfield area that employs a professional photographer onsite. This allows us to showcase your home in the best possible light online. All you have to do is get your home prepped for the day of the photoshoot. Here are seven easy steps to get your home photo ready.

  1. Clean, Clean, Clean
    An important note not just for photos, but for any listing. Make sure your home is sparkling clean before you list it for sale. From cobwebs in corners to shampooed (or replaced) carpets, make sure you deep clean inside. Don't forget to clean outdoors too, removing leaves from gutters and power washing your siding if weather permits.

  2. Remove Snow and Mow
    Unfortunately, Ohio weather can make it difficult to know which action comes first, but make sure you keep up your landscaping and exterior maintenance in winter. Remove snow from sidewalks and doorways. If the snow hasn't arrived, you should make sure your yard is neat and tidy.

  3. Decorate Seasonally
    Create a festive look with some tasteful decorations—but don't go overboard. Consider hanging some icicle lights or a holiday wreath. Avoid larger decorations like an inflatable Santa, or other decorations with a specifically religious theme.

  4. Pet-Free
    We all love our pets too, but a barking dog or inquisitive cat could put a wrench in your photoshoot. Ask a friend or relative to keep your pets for the day to ensure that we can photograph your home without any distractions.

  5. Include Plants and Greenery
    Plants can add much-needed life to listing photography. Make sure you have a selection of indoor plants and some vases of flowers (don't worry, you can buy new or rent if you don't have a green thumb). Outdoors think of your evergreens and trim any wild shrubs or winter blooms.

  6. Winter Doesn't Last All Year
    If your summer fire pit is your best feature, don't hesitate to add that to your home listing. While people will want to see your property now, they'll also want to see possibilities for the future. Don't hesitate to add photos from all seasons, showing your home in different colors and stages.

  7. Professional Photo Support
    With our professional photographer handling your listing photos, you can sit back and relax. From exterior shots with the best possible lighting to interior shots taken at the best angles, your listing photos will capture what makes your home stand out among Mansfield homes for sale.

Contact us to start planning your home sale photoshoot now. 

December
9

Mortgage Loan Pre-Approval - Haring Realty

When it comes to applying for a mortgage, getting pre-approved for financing and starting the credit application process should begin as early as possible. The sooner you get a jump on the process, the fewer problems you'll have when it's time to close and sign on the dotted line.  

But is it possible to apply too early? Our REALTORS® know the answers, and we've put together some of our expertise to help you apply for your mortgage financing at an optimal time for your home purchase.  

How Long Does Pre-Approval Take?

Before you decide how early to apply for a mortgage, we should help you understand how long the pre-approval process takes. 

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December
2

Mansfield Winter Fun - Sledding, Tubing - Haring Realty

The arrival of winter doesn't mean the end of all the outdoor fun in Mansfield, Ohio! Quite the opposite, in fact. Our REALTORS® are always excited to welcome the snow for all the opportunities it brings, and these are some of our favorite spots for winter fun in the Mansfield area!

  • Go Tubing at Snow Trails - 3100 Possum Run Road, Mansfield, OH 44903
    Skiers and snowboarders flock to Snow Trails every winter to hit the slopes, but some of the best fun for the whole family can be found at the snow tubing area. Snow tubing is pure fun, with no skill or experience necessary. The massive snowmaking system at Snow Trails ensures powdery slopes from December right through March, and tubing (including after-dark glow tubing) offers endless excitement through the winter months. Snacks and warm beverages are available at the Snow Tubing Lodge. Snow Trails is Ohio's premier destination for winter sports, and there are many Mansfield homes for sale just minutes away.

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