Keller Williams Family Reunion

Zach and Carly were able to attend the Keller Williams’ Family Reunion Conference. It is a wonderful chance to learn a ton about the real estate industry, network with other Keller Williams agents from across the country and to hear from experts on pertinent topics. Keller Williams has the most agents in the country, so only a few convention centers are large enough to host … Continue reading Keller Williams Family Reunion

Back to School Drive

We participated in a School Supplies Drive for our local community. Team Lucky Duck along with the rest of our office at Keller Williams Preferred,  were able to collect the list of items below. That is more than 380 items donated! The supplies we collected supported children and families in our local area. We even had the superintendent of District 191, Joe Gothard, come to speak to … Continue reading Back to School Drive

The Importance of Home Staging

Many sellers ask what things they can do to get their home in the best-showing condition possible prior to listing their home. We love it when homes show well, but we also do not want our clients to break the bank staging their home for sale. Here is a short list of inexpensive items sellers can do fairly easily to help their home show at … Continue reading The Importance of Home Staging

5 Snow Removal Tips

Despite a mild start to the season, winter has officially arrived and with that comes snow removal. While it may seem straight forward, here are 5 tips to avoid causing unnecessary damage to your driveway, sidewalk, and landscape. Most importantly, your safety and health should be your first priority. Shoveling can be an extensive workout for those who are not typically active. Be sure to … Continue reading 5 Snow Removal Tips

Navigating Property Taxes

When it comes to owning a home, you need to factor in property taxes when considering your monthly expenses. It’s important to understand how they’re assessed and how they differ across cities and counties. There are several factors that are considered when determining your property taxes. As a result, every city will assess them slightly differently. Assessed Value of Property This is the most obvious and … Continue reading Navigating Property Taxes

Featured Vendor Friday – Tom Gillund of Morgan Stanley

With the new year comes resolutions to get your finances in order. This week we are featuring Tom Gillund, a financial planner with Morgan Stanley. Team Lucky Duck: How did you get started as a financial planner? Tom Gillund: Being a business owner myself, I saw the values of strong financial planning. So three years ago I made a career out of it. TLD: Why … Continue reading Featured Vendor Friday – Tom Gillund of Morgan Stanley