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What Your Ball Ground Home Needs Before Fall Arrives

There are many things that you can do in and around your Ball Ground home prior to fall arriving. As the weather starts to get colder, you have to think about the impact it is going to have on your home. Certain maintenance tasks can help to save your home, especially as the snow and ice arrive in the winter months.

Some fall cleaning should definitely be done indoors and outdoors. If you have a fireplace, be sure that your chimney gets cleaned – and you can hire a licensed chimney sweep to get the job done. If there is a clog in your chimney, it can result in a fire. You should also clean out your gutters because if there is a clog, it can result in an ice dam – and destroy your gutters in no time at all.

You should also hire a professional roofer to do an inspection. If snow, wind, and rain arrive during the fall and winter months, your roof could be in jeopardy. The better option is to make sure that all shingles are in place.

It’s also a good idea to check for cracks along your driveway and patio so that you can fill them. Otherwise, the colder weather can create even larger cracks. Indoors, you will want to see if there is a draft coming in from doors and windows – and you can install some weather stripping. You should also reverse your fans so that the cold air is pushed up instead of down, which can save on your energy bill considerably.

Contact one of our agents at The Sanford Group to learn more about home insurance. We can find quotes for you in Ball Ground, Georgia and answer questions that you may have about finding the best coverage.



3 Ways to Maximize Profits from Your Garage Sale

Holding a garage sale is an excellent way to make some extra money. How much you earn, though, will depend on how good you are at having a garage sale. Of course, you need to have items that people want to buy. You also need to know how to price them, though. Here are three tips for maximizing your next garage sale’s profits.

Price Items to Sell

The key to making money at a garage sale is selling items, and whether items sell will be determined by how much they cost. It doesn’t matter how many people come to your garage sale if no one’s willing to pay your prices. In order to increase how many items you’ll sell, you should:

  • generally price items at ¼ to ⅓ of their original price
  • be willing to negotiate down from the price you set
  • price some small throw-away items so that kids can afford them

Insure Your Items

You should also make sure the items you’re selling are properly insured — especially if they’ll be left unattended for any amount of time. After all, if people walk off with things without paying for them, you won’t make any money. Insuring them through the personal property coverage of a homeowners insurance could help you recover your losses if a lot of items are stolen from your garage sale.

If you have homeowners insurance, you may already have personal property coverage. If you live in Ball Ground, GA, contact us at The Sanford Group to find out if you have coverage. We’ll help you review your coverage, and we can find you protection if you don’t currently have personal property coverage. To get in touch with us, send us a message through our site.


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