Happy Friday everyone!

This week the web is full of advice for buying and selling your home but I want to highlight this article in particular about The Worst Home-Buying Advice People Actually Believe. This article does a really good job of explaining why people like a home inspector and a real estate agent are crucial to the home buying process.

For all those sellers out there with young kids this one’s for you, these guys helped me. Read A Parent’s Guide to Selling Your Home for the inside scoop on things like de-cluttering your home of all those toys and staying sane through showing appointments.

Zillow’s blog, Zillow Porchlight, discusses How to Prepare Your Home for an Appraisal. One of my favorite tips is to keep a list of the type, date, and cost of all upgrades you make to your home. Even the little things add up and over time it can be hard to remember exactly when you had the carpet professionally cleaned or new shutters installed.

This weekend is the Southern Maryland Film Festival! Click the link for a schedule of movies and related events .

Don’t forget to pledge to eat local during Southern Maryland’s Buy Local Challenge! More information here and here.

For more Southern Maryland events look here. Enjoy the weekend! It looks like a beautiful one.