Tuesday, February 17, 2015

       As we continue in the weeks to come, we are going to post pictures of the team from their past just so you can all become familiar with who we are. This week we are going to look into the Seller Coordinator of Gloria's team, Casey Grover. In this picture, Casey was around the age of 5 and decided that because all of her friends got to have cool swimming pools that she would have her own swimming pool, complete with a sled filled with water...a swimming suit, and goggles. Casey enjoys the outdoors, she loves the sunshine and being around animals. As Seller Coordinator for Gloria's team Casey manages all of the listings that Gloria has; this includes the marketing and advertising. Casey ensures that all of the listings are done promptly and in an organized fashion. The Gloria Howell Team always puts the client's first in all transactions, we like to make sure that everyone feels at ease and has no worries during the process.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hello everyone! We wanted to take you back in time for a little glance at The Gloria Howell Team in their everyday lives.Gloria as a child loved to play at her "desk", in this picture she is with her dollies. Little did Gloria know at the time that she would grow up to become a successful real estate agent sitting at a much bigger desk and would strive to help people with one of the most important purchases of their lives; a Home! Gloria has always and will continue to take care of her clients first and foremost. She absolutely loves what she does for a living; she has no intention on slowing down at this point in her life but she does enjoy stopping momentarily to build her personal growth at home with her husband and their 3 fur-babies. Gloria thinks it is very important to take time for yourself whether its just a few minutes throughout the day, or a nice vacation she always wants to make sure that everyone is taking good care of their mind, body & spirit. Next time we will show you another throwback picture of the team. Have a fantastic day!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Spring Cleaning time is here! Can I get an Amen?!

The Gloria Howell Team put together a list of helpful tips to make your transition from winter to summer the simplest and greenest possible.
Tip #1   Get your coffee maker its cleanest and freshest by running some pure white vinegar through one cycle. The vinegar will break up any mineral build-up and deodorize the machine. Follow up by running plain water through the machine a couple of times.
Tip #2   Your critters have the run of the house right? Now is the time to freshen it up and lift away some of that pet dander. Sprinkle baking soda across your carpet and wait 15 minutes while it does the tough work. Vacuum once or twice. Repeat a couple of times a month to keep up with your dog's or cat's shedding.
Tip #3   Even your washing machine needs a pick-me-up sometimes. If you have a musty smelling washing machine, run a load of clothes with white vinegar. It deodorizes the machine and acts as a natural fabric softener.
Tip #4   For the toilet, pour a cup of baking soda into the bowl and let it soak for an hour, then add a cup of white vinegar. Wait 5-10 more minutes and flush the germs away.
Tip #5 Deodorize and clean the microwave with 2 TBS of baking soda and a cup of water. Combine the two in a bowl, microwave for a few minutes and wipe out the interior.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Nine Things To Do Before Listing Your Home.
1. Street Presence. Trim those hedges and clean up landscaping.
2. Interior Walls. If you have wallpaper, seriously consider removing it. A fresh coat of paint on any wall will brighten your space.
3. Carpeting. Repair or replace torn, worn an forlorn carpet. Hire a professional to clean the rest.
4. De-clutter. Okay, so you probably don't call your stuff clutter, but a potential buyer will. Carefully box up all unnecessary items such as knick-knacks, small appliances not often used, picture frames fro tables and wall. Put bottles of vitamins and medicines, cleaning items, toothpaste and such in a drawer or cabinet. Have a friend/your agent come in and help you with a different perspective on what should stay and what should go.
5. Furniture. Less is more. You want your home to look roomier so remove small unnecessary pieces of furniture. Remove furniture that blocks structures such as fireplaces and windows.
6. Curtains. Remove heavy curtains, window blinds or simple curtains that let light in are what's hot now. Removing valances and curtains allows buyers to see how large the windows are and the amount of natural light that comes into that room.
7. Deodorize. Deodorize. Deodorize. Vacuum carpets often and put the pet bedding and litter boxes out of sight. Cat odor may not be noticeable to you but visitors notice it right away. Some won't even take five steps into your home if they smell cats as it's one of the strongest odors to combat.
8. Kitchens and Baths. Clean off the counters and put things away. Keep fresh new towels on the racks and clean every day.
9. Lighting. Brass is out and silver is in. Buy a bottle of spray paint. Bring in extra lighting for corners and dark areas. Borrow lamps if you need to.

And just one more tidbit...don't be offended when your Realtor suggests putting things away and changes to make. They are trying to help you sell your home and have probably have the pulse of what works.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Help Pocatello's shelter friends

Please help the Alta Animal Hospital reach their goal of donating multiple "Thunder Shirts" to the Pocatello Animal Shelter. Follow the link below or visit Alta's website at www.altaanimalhospital.com for more information.


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Winter Cold

An ice cold blast of arctic air
Just whipped on by, messed up my hair.
It blew right past but didn’t close
It passed again, blew up my nose.
Sputtering, coughing, dripping and wheezing
I just had a terrible fit of sneezing.
It hasn’t stopped and that’s no lie
It’s travelled up into my eye.
I walk around now in a fog
My muscles stiff much like a log.
My tissue box is running low
Ooops. I stepped in slushy snow.
I’m dizzy and I’m fading fast
I see my life speeding past.
Such an illness I’ve never met
Oh. Do you have chocolate?
I’m feeling good now, back to work.

Chocolate is such a perk!

Home Buyer Education Class

Pocatello Neighborhood Housing Services is offering a Home Buyer Education Class.
February 15th from 8:30 to 1:30 at the PNHS office located at 206 N. Arthur. 
Cost of the class is $20 or $50 online. 
Call PNHS at 232-9468. 
Be prepared to learn about Preparing for home ownership, shopping for a home, obtaining a mortgage, and the mortgage loan closing process.