National Good Neighbor Day is tomorrow- 9/28/2017-

Nationa Good neighbor day

Did you know it was National Good Neighbor Day-?

A few kind acts that might go a long way.

  1. Pull a neighbors trash cans back up to the house.
  2. Send the kids to pick up some debris left from a recent storm.
  3. Bake a cake and stop by with a quick “Thank you ” note for being a good neighbor
  4. Stop by and visit someone who lives alone and say “hello”
  5. Buy something for someone behind you in line (pay for a meal in the drive-through, buy a cup of coffee, etc.)
  6. Reach out to someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time
  7. Bring a treat to a neighbor or coworker
  8. Donate time or money to a local charity
  9. Smile at a minimum of five people
  10. Hold the door open for someone
  11. Pick up trash on your street
  12. Let the person behind you in line go ahead of you
  13. Go through your closet and find several items to donate to charity
  14. Share your umbrella with someone who doesn’t have one
  15. Refrain from making negative comments for a week
  16. Tell someone who works for the public or military—a teacher, police officer, nurse, mail carrier, etc.—how much you appreciate his or her service
  17. Find out what item your nearest animal shelter needs, and donate it
  18. Offer to babysit for free for a family you know
  19. Write a letter to someone who made an impact on you
  20. Leave your waiter/waitress/barista a generous tip
  21. Offer to do some yard work for a neighbor
  22. Look someone straight in the eye, ask them how they are, and then really listen
  23. Organize a mini-food drive for the local food bank on your block or in your building
  24. Set a goal to compliment at least five people today
  25. Tell a teacher how much you appreciate him or her
  26. If someone you know lost a loved one in the past year, send then a note or some flowers to let them know you are thinking about him or her as they mourn the loss
  27. Take a container of homemade soup to a sick friend
  28. Plant a few flowers where others can enjoy them
  29. Shop at a locally-owned business and find something encouraging to say to the owner
  30. Write a few inspirational sayings on cards and leave them in public places for others to find
  31. Park at the back of the parking lot; you get more exercise and someone who might need it gets a closer spot!

This is a great way to start the day – and it is amazing what it can do for you.

Best wishes for a great day!!


Christina Tompkins Wright

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hometown, REALTORS®



When is the best time to sell my home?


When Should You Sell?

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you may be wondering when to do it. Should you wait for a particular season? Take a temperature on the market? The options can often seem overwhelming.

The best time to sell a home is simply when you’re ready. This might be due to a need to relocate, or perhaps you’ve outgrown the space in your current home and you need to trade up or down. Maybe you have a brand new empty nest, or a baby on the way. When the time is right, you will likely feel it.

Of course, market conditions also play a role in when you should sell your home, as do seasonal conditions. For example, your chances of getting top dollar for your home are more likely in a seller’s market, when demand outweighs supply, than in a buyer’s market.

Local and national economic factors also may dictate when to sell. If a major employer in your area is laying off workers, it may not be a good time to put your home up for sale. People will be cautious about buying when the future seems so unpredictable or bleak.

When you’re looking at the timing of a home sale, consider the spring. This is when the largest number of potential buyers hit the market. Your home is likely to sell faster and at a higher price, although sales begin to pick up as early as February and start to slack off in July, often the slowest month for real estate transactions.

As a Member of the Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, I have a wealth of real estate and homeownership information that may be of help to you. Feel free to contact me any time to learn more about this important information, and be sure to forward this article on to any friends or family that may be interested as well.


Christina Tompkins Wright
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hometown, REALTORS
Office: 910-478-2637
Mobile: 910-330-5803