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Tampa woman selling massive ornament collection

 Posted by Chrissy Marsh-Redd on December 1, 2018 at 4:51 PM
This article originally appeared on FOX 13 News on December 1, 2018. If you thought you were a fan of Christmas, you haven't met Tampa resident Clara Scroggins. She has been named the 'Queen of Christmas,' and she currently boasts one of the largest Christmas ornament collections in the world.Over the past 50 years, Scroggins has collected over one million ornaments. Her collection even includes signed pieces from designers s...

From the family that brought you the big Nipper dog: A massive collection for sale

 Posted by Chrissy Marsh-Redd on November 13, 2018 at 3:52 PM
This article originally appeared on The Washington Post on November 13, 2018.Not long before Eva Wells died, she would say to her daughter, an apologetic note in her voice: “Janie, I left you with a mess. I just left you with a mess.”What Eva left Janie Wells and her sister, Jackie, with when she died last December at age 91 was a collection. A very big collection, everything from Kewpie dolls to carnival glass, coo...

Financial Planner: Downsizing for retirement

 Posted by Chrissy Marsh-Redd on August 15, 2018 at 3:42 PM
This article originally appeared on Good Morning Nebraska on August 15, 2018. Caring Transitions can plan, pack, sort & organize, move, and organize auctions when people make the next move towards retirement. Caring Transitions of Central Nebraska is a service that strives to minimize the stress of rightsizing or relocating by focusing on the planning part of the move so you can focus on your next phase of life.For more information...

5 tips for Realtors working with senior homeowners

 Posted by Chrissy Marsh-Redd on June 4, 2018 at 11:25 AM
This article originally appeared in Atlanta Agent magazine on June 4, 2018.Review the processIt is not at all uncommon for seniors to have been living in their home for 30 or more years. For this reason, the legal and logistics issues associated with selling their home are probably unfamiliar and somewhat daunting. Be sure to review the process in detail and provide plenty of time to address questions that are sure to arise.Explain the buyer’s po...

Smart downsizing: How baby boomers should get rid of their stuff

 Posted by Chrissy Marsh-Redd on April 19, 2018 at 4:49 PM
This article originally appeared on WTMJ-TV Milwaukee on April 19, 2018When baby boomers retire they often downsize by moving into a smaller home and getting rid of things like fine china, furniture, linens, and flatware.Many millennials are saying "no thanks" to their parents' hand-me-downs. So what should boomers do with their extra belongings?Research shows millennials are buying homes or they eventually plan to buy, but they tend to collect l...

How staging your home can help it sell faster

 Posted by Chrissy Marsh-Redd on April 8, 2018 at 4:27 PM
This article originally appeared on Lancaster Online on April 5, 2018If you’ve watched even 10 minutes of HGTV, you know all about staging.It’s the process of envisioning what your house might look like without the personal touches that make it home.And for real estate agents and sellers, it’s become a powerful marketing tool — one that is expected to be part of almost any real estate transaction.According to a 2017 National Association of Realto...

Spring’s the time to get your home, business in order

 Posted by Chrissy Marsh-Redd on February 23, 2018 at 1:01 PM

Whether you’re a senior, homeowner or small business, Debra Bourdeau of Caring Transitions can help you get your home, condo or business in order.

As the franchise owner of Caring Transitions of North Oakland County and formerly in private practice as a doctor of optometry, Bourdeau knows how to organize and help people “in transition” make a move to a new stage in their lives.

Dallas Family Recognized with National Award for Giving Back

 Posted by Caring Transitions on March 29, 2017 at 9:38 AM
In 2011, when Jeff and Donna Rea opened Caring Transitions of North Dallas Suburbs, it was because they saw an opportunity to build a business that did important work and could make a positive impact on the lives of the seniors and families in their community. And, even after Jeff lost his courageous battle with cancer last year, Donna and her daughter Nicole knew they wanted to carry on the Caring Transitions’ tradition of serving and giving bac...