Blog :: 11-2015

Turkey Day Tips and Tricks

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means good food and good company! Whether you are hosting or attending a Thanksgiving celebration this season, don’t worry, the staff at Coldwell Banker Wright Realty has compiled some of our favorite tips to make your holidays as carefree as possible!

· Plan it out ! Hosting a Thanksgiving meal can sneak up on all of us. A few weeks before the day, make a list of guests, food, and anything else you will need.

· Let Gordon Ramsey be Gordon Ramsey.  If you aren’t a gourmet chef, don’t attempt to be one when Thanksgiving rolls around. Stick to the recipes and traditions you are good at; nothing beats a down home cooked turkey and stuffing! 

· Sides, Sides, Everywhere Sides!  Make any side dishes you can ahead of time. Whipping up homemade cranberry sauce? Prepare it the day before so you aren’t scrambling last minute. This goes for desserts too!

· Food is Love. Seriously, we all love food, and some of us just can’t wait until the turkey is served. The night before, prepare some easy appetizers, such as veggies and dip or cheese and crackers, and have them available for your guests to munch on prior to dinner. 

· Give a gift. If you’re heading to someone else’s for thanksgiving, be sure to bring a small token of your appreciation for the invitation (yes, even it is your grandmothers’ neighbors’ daughters’ house that you hardly know). A dessert, bottle of wine, or plant is always appreciated.

· Don’t get left out of leftovers. If you’re celebrating at someone else’s home, don’t expect to take home leftovers unless you have something to carry them home in. If you are hosting, remind guests to bring something to pile those delicious fixings for a thanksgiving sandwich into.

 

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    Coldwell Banker Wright Realty Announces Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Pantries

    Coldwell Banker Wright Realty is hosting a food drive to benefit Mount Washington Valley food pantries this holiday season. Now thru December 20th, they will be collecting nonperishable items and monetary donations to benefit seven local food pantries. Stop by their office located at 486 White Mountain Highway in Conway to drop off your nonperishables. Suggested items include canned vegetables, fruit, meat & soups, whole grain pasta and rice, beans, peanut butter, juice, water, soap and toothpaste. They will also be collecting pet food donations for local animal shelters. As a thank you, each person who makes a donation will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to Black Cap Grille in North Conway.

    The food drive is to benefit Vaughan Community Services which distributes to local food pantries in the Mount Washington Valley. Since 1965, Vaughan Community Services has been working to alleviate the unmet and under met needs of the community. They are located at 2503 White Mountain Highway in North Conway.

    Coldwell Banker Wright Realty is a full service real estate brokerage representing buyers and sellers in both New Hampshire and Maine for more than thirty years. Their office is located at 486 White Mountain Highway (Route 16) in Conway. For more information, call (800) 447-2120 or visit www.wrightrealty.com

    Tips on Getting Your Home Ready for Market

    Before putting your home on the market, there are many things you can do to help attract a qualified buyer. Here are some easy ways to ensure you get top dollar!

    • Declutter. Declutter. Declutter. When selling your home, you want buyers to focus on your home, not your stuff! Clean, organized spaces are appealing, and show buyers that you care about your home and have cared for it well. Donate things you no longer need to a local charity, or have a yard sale! The more you clean out now, the less you have to move!
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