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Clutter in Your Closets = Cash in Your Pockets

July 7th, 2011

Clutter in Your Closets = Cash in Your Pockets By Julie Hall for the NABBW I\’m well known for the following quote about stuff. “If you don\’t see it or use it for 2 years (maximum), you\’ll never use it, so get rid of it!” Why allow your home to be cluttered up when life is hard enough? SIMPLIFY and make some cash too! Did you know that 80% of what we own we never use? We use the same 20% of things every day because we are creatures of habit — our favorite clothes, shoes, kitchen ware, etc. That leaves much we don\’t really need and as I say, “put... Read More

A Slice of Birthday Cake with Roses on Top

May 13th, 2011

A Slice of Birthday Cake with Roses on Top By Julie Hall for the NABBW Remember when we were little kids and our eyes were bigger than our stomachs, when we saw the thick, sugary icing and special colored roses on our birthday cake?  Everyone fought over those colorful, sugary roses that contained enough fuel to shoot us to the moon and back, or at least until midnight when the sugar buzz finally wore off.  We were probably 5 or 6 years old, but already we had learned a lesson that would follow us throughout our lives. The voice in our heads beckoned us to eat as much as possible including... Read More

Is It a Good Time to Sell Your Antiques and Heirlooms?

April 11th, 2011

Is It a Good Time to Sell Your Antiques and Heirlooms? By Julie Hall, the Estate Lady Special to the NABBW It is no secret that the economy stinks. You don\’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that people\’s wallets are well-guarded these days. However, it always surprises me when people call my office wanting to sell estate items, heirlooms, etc… and expect top dollar in the middle of a recession. Top dollar only takes place when you have top quality to offer. When these top-tier items do surface, serious collectors will dig deeper into their pockets to afford the “creme... Read More

Emotional Assistance for Dealing with a Loved One’s Estate

March 13th, 2011

Emotional Assistance for Dealing with a Loved One’s Estate By Julie Hall for the NABBW Amidst the chaos of tending to a loved one\’s needs — the constant worry, personal pain, making the right decisions, remembering the countless details of each day, phone calls, doctors appointments, dotting the “i\’s” and crossing the “t\’s,” dealing with family members, and every other imaginable challenge — it\’s no wonder we have a tendency to lose ourselves, or at the very least, feel lost. Some may even feel they are on the brink of snapping... Read More

Five Promises to Yourself for 2011

January 3rd, 2011

Five Promises to Yourself for 2011 By Julie Hall for the NABBW Happy New Year! These days, it appears increasingly difficult to stay on the level emotionally. So much comes at us that it\’s depressing to just turn on the TV. To combat this heaviness that many feel, I have five suggestions to make us feel more buoyant this year. Please share them with your family and friends, since we all need to support one another during these challenging times. Let It Go! Let go of anything that weighs you down. Surplus material possessions and stuff that no longer has meaning, people and relationships... Read More

Intangible Gifts Bring Joy This Holiday Season

December 14th, 2010

Intangible Gifts Bring Joy This Holiday Season By Julie Hall As an expert in personal property, my days are filled with visiting estates, consulting with my clients, and ascertaining what has value versus what does not. I help Boomer children make sound estate decisions after mom and dad have passed on. Also, I work closely with seniors helping them make a plan for their heirlooms and appraising the worth of their collectibles. My world revolves around beautiful things and what each item may be worth. Sadly, I have to watch people fight over them after a loved one dies. Having met with thousands... Read More