Simple Home Updates to Make This Fall

Spring isn’t the only season to update your space. From safety precautions to redecorating your humble abode, the design and lifestyle expert at MultiVu shares the following tips and tricks to help you breeze into the fall feeling cozier than ever.

Safety first. Fire Prevention Month in October is the perfect time to take stock of your home’s safety by ensuring that your home is properly outfitted with smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Three of every five home fire deaths result from fires in homes without smoke alarms, or with no working smoke alarms – often due to missing alarm batteries. Changing batteries every six months and testing your alarms regularly is important to ensure they are in good working order. Consider installing alarms with sealed 10-year batteries like a First Alert 10-Year Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (PRC710) which features a sealed, 10-year battery that eliminates the need to replace the batteries for the life of the alarm.

Education matters. It’s not only important to take safety precautions in your home, it’s also important to know what to do in case of a fire emergency. First Alert is teaming up with Lowe’s stores across the country to host fire safety events the morning of October 12, simultaneously across the country (check your local store for details). Store associates and fire officials will host fun, family-focused fire and CO safety activities as part of the Build and Grow program, providing kids with firefighter hats, coloring books, and more. Adults will receive educational handouts to teach families about the importance of equipping their homes with smoke and CO alarms.

Simplicity rules. As we spend more time inside in the fall and winter, it’s a good idea to consider revamping your lighting. It’s a simple home decor improvement you can make while taking better care of yourself. The lighting we use every day can impact how we see true colors in our home, from our clothes to our furniture, and even affect the comfort of our eyes. Philips LED light bulbs with the EyeComfort label on the product packaging meet standards for quality lighting that’s easy on the eyes.

Seasonal decor. There is no need to break the bank when giving your decor a fall update. Simple additions like festive wreaths, accent pillows and blankets in fall hues, and scented candles will make your home feel cozy and seasonal.

Source: MultiVu

About the Author

Greg DiGiorgio is a highly reviewed Arlington MA Realtor who is a dedicated, passionate, and market-savvy professional who puts his clients’ satisfaction before all else. His attention to detail, superior people skills, broad knowledge of the real estate industry as a whole, and his pure determination to indulge his clients with first class service sets him apart. In addition to Greg being an Accredited Buyers Representative-ABR, he understands the power of creative, well-organized and highly effective marketing and offers customized marketing plans that maximize property exposure to the most qualified buyers. He has appeared several times on Fox 25 News where he was interviewed on current market trends and conditions. A real estate transaction is really about managing people, their desires and their finances. It is an intricate and consequential negotiation.

Greg understands that it is important to secure not only the most able buyer, but also to the one that is most likely to close the deal. When so much is at stake, Greg is the one you want to represent you. His fair yet aggressive negotiating style and protectiveness of his clients’ best interests and ultimately, their assets, has gained his respect with colleagues and clients alike.

Greg also knows that every transaction represents the most important purchase or sale a person can make, and he takes every precaution to ensure that communication is impeccable with all parties involved from beginning to end. Whether it’s patiently guiding first time buyers through this exciting process or following through with clients’ needs long after the transaction is over, Greg’s warm, caring yet efficient business style will turn you into a client for life.


Greg grew up in the Greater Boston area and has a deep appreciation for the North East way of life. He attended The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, with a concentration in Marketing Research. Greg’s professional background is rooted in the technology sales & marketing. As a result, he learned to adapt to many different people and situations quickly and competitively. The insight that he has gained from many years of involvement in bringing all components of a transaction together smoothly has granted him a unique perspective and approach to the real estate industry. His enthusiasm and tenacity has allowed him to emerge as one of Greater Boston’s finest Realtors, and one of the highest reviewed amongst Arlington MA Realtors!

My Goal

My goal is to provide the best experience possible to my clients while helping them achieve their real estate goals. My streamline systems and use of technology ensure a smooth ride along the way. Whether it’s a first-time buyer, a seller, or investor, I strive to gain lifelong clients and friends by providing them with a fun, relaxing, but yet educational experience throughout the entire process.

Objectives for my Buyer Clients

Counsel session to determine wants & needsSchedule times to view properties

Run comparable analysis report for subject property

Help negotiate terms of the offer

Provided options for home inspectors

Help negotiate & finalize terms of Purchase & Sale Agreement

Assist in finalizing finances with Mortgage Broker

Handle any other paperwork and/or tasks including meeting mortgage commitment deadlines to making sure the transaction closes on time.

I keep an open door policy with all my clients even after the sale should they have any questions, or need help with any of their real estate needs. The closing of a real estate transaction is not the end, but just the beginning of a relationship.

Objectives for my Seller Clients

Listen carefully to make sure your goals and objectives are clearly understood

Explain the home selling process thoroughly

Discuss agency relationship

Price your home accurately

Stage your home for sale

Plan & implement a proven & innovative marketing plan

Work diligently to sell your home quickly and efficiently

Follow up with open house leads & showing brokers to obtain feedback

Work hard to ensure that each step of the transaction is running smoothly

To ensure that all smoke & carbon monoxide detectors are installed and working correctly, and to obtain certificate from town/city

To obtain final payoff for city/town water bill

“Most Importantly to communicate with you consistently and efficiently throughout the entire home selling process”

Certifications and Recognitions

Winner of Leading Edge Real Estate’s Outstanding Creative Marketing Award. Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)

Member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM)

Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker

Member of Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB)

Member of National Association of REALTORS (NAR)

Zoning & Building Codes Certificate

Residential New Construction Certificate

Title V Certificate