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Victoria Cottle

If I Had A Million Dollars

Oh come on now – I know you’re singing the song from the 90s in your head now. But, I wanted to bring up a pretty hypothetical question – what would you do with a million dollars? Better yet, let’s make that ten million dollars. And you HAVE to spend it all, just like the movie “Brewster’s Millions”. If you do spend it all – you get a ton more that’s yours to keep!

As those wheels turn in your head, trying to come up with that perfect answer, I know you’re thinking luxury. Cars, homes, boats, maybe even buying your favorite sports team or an island or something. And that’s all ok! Because you have a “pretend” ten million dollars to spend. I think honestly that all of us tend to gravitate towards the idea of that luxury item, that thing we’ve always wanted. It’s perfectly natural to think that way.

But, what if you didn’t think that way. What if you were one of many who first thought of helping others. Maybe ensuring that all of the homeless in our area are provided housing for the rest of their lives. Making sure in the middle of this pandemic that our local restaurants have everything that they need. Maybe even guaranteeing that our schools are provided the best possible tools to provide an excellent education for our children for years to come.

It doesn’t mean you’re a bad person – it just means that there is always a different way to look at a scenario. There’s two sides to every stone. It’s kind of a puzzle, isn’t it? It really does make you consider both situations.

So, I’d love to hear it. What would you do if you were provided ten million dollars?

Thinking of buying a home in Greenville or our surrounding areas? I’d love to chat with you! We’ll find your dream home – together! Sellers – don’t forget to contact me in regards to selling your home too! My email is thevictoriacottlegroup@gmail.com, and my direct phone is (864) 275-3953.

Real Estate News

In March 2021, Greenville home prices were up 16.8% compared to last year, selling for a median price of $274K. On average, homes in Greenville sell after 57 days on the market compared to 55 days last year. There were 311 homes sold in March this year, up from 271 last year.

Moving Tips

Getting ready to move? I came across some great tips that I’d like to share which will provide you with a smooth moving experience.

  • Don’t empty out your dresser drawers. Take the drawers out of the dresser, leave the items in there, and secure them by wrapping up the drawer in plastic wrap. If it’s not too heavy, you can leave the drawers in the dresser and just wrap up the dresser itself in plastic wrap.
  • Leave your clothes on the hanger. Keep clothes on their hangers and either group them up and wrap them in large garbage bags or hang them in a wardrobe box.
  • Put your linens, towels, and other soft items to use. Wrap up breakables like glasses or perfume bottles in socks for serious padding, and use linens and towels to provide cushioning for fragile, difficult to wrap items like lamps and vases. In the kitchen, use dish towels to securely wrap up knives and other sharp objects, securing them on there with a rubber band.
  • Use pots to hold small items. Instead of wasting additional boxes for small kitchen items like spices and gadgets, fill up your large pots and other sealable containers with them. You’ll save a ton of space.
  • Wrap a small bit of plastic wrap around things that might spill. Prevent spills in transit by using plastic wrap to secure the lids of things like soap, shampoo, cleaning supplies, and other items you don’t want poured out all over your things.
  • Pack your suitcases. You can get away with packing a lot of heavy things in suitcases since their wheels make them easy to move. Use suitcases to pack things that aren’t so easily transported in boxes, such as books and heavy serving dishes.
  • Color code boxes. Save time with your box labeling by picking up a sheet of different colored stickers and assigning each color a room. That way, you’ll be able to identify what needs to go where super quickly, and you won’t have to hunt for the marker every single time you seal up a box.
  • Take pictures of box contents. Snap a quick pic of the inside of boxes after they’re packed in case you need to jog your memory later about what’s where. While you won’t be able to capture every item in the shot, it should help you get a general idea of what you’ll find in each box.
  • Take a picture of the back of your TV. It can be difficult to remember where all those wires go. While your TV is still plugged in, take a picture of the back of it so you’ll remember how to set it back up later.
  • Put together a moving essentials bag. Pack a small duffle bag or suitcase with the items you’ll need access to during your move and right after you’ve arrived at your new place, such as important documents, medications, chargers, basic toiletries, a couple changes of clothes, etc.

Don’t have a place to move to yet? Well then, let’s talk! I’ll help you find one!

Local Greenville SC News

Hungry? If you already live in our amazing town of Greenville, you’ll be happy to know that our town has placed as number 1 in the country for having the best chefs. Yes, you read that right – WE’RE NUMBER ONE! We have so many incredibly local eateries that it’s hard to pick just one to enjoy. But, knowing that we’re number one, I think we should all take a few days or weeks to check out local restaurants whom we have never patronized before. You just might find that new favorite eatery! Check out the article here!

 People are on the move and I am ready to help you buy or sell in the Greenville area. Please contact Victoria Cottle by email thevictoriacottlegroup@gmail.com or call (864) 275-3953 for your real estate needs in the Upstate of South Carolina! You can also always follow me on Facebook!

Victoria Cottle is a Realtor® in the Greenville South Carolina area and if you, a friend, or a family member need assistance with selling or buying a home I can help. Referrals and people needing relocation assistance are welcome! Search Single Family homes in Greenville. Search Condos and Townhomes in Greenville.

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