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Apps to Stay Connected

Missing family and friends? There's an app for that. Technology lets us stay connected with others around Sioux Falls homes for sale and elsewhere while safely practicing social distancing. Check out these top apps that keep you up close and personal with your loved ones.

  1. FaceTime 
    Apple devotees have long been enthusiastic users of FaceTime, which allows you to make audio and video calls from iPhones, iPad, and Macs. FaceTime accommodates up to 32 participants for those virtual family reunions, and it's easy to use for even tech newbies. Please note that FaceTime is available only for Apple devices. The app comes preloaded or you can download it off from the App Store.

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Home Improvement for the Professionals

There is a lot to be said about doing work around the house. The sense of pride and accomplishment that you feel from a job well-done is worth its weight in gold. While there are plenty of tasks you can do on your own, there are specific jobs that you should leave to the professionals. Our real estate agents have seen many of the following "do it yourself" jobs over the years that detract from the home's value. Here are the projects you should call a professional to help you with. 

  1. Electrical Work
    Unless you are a certified electrician or electrical engineer, there is never a good reason to try and save money by doing electrical work around the house. Not only is it hazardous to your health, but a damaged wire or a bad connection can also create a fire hazard that can cause all of your hard work to go up in smoke.
  2. Plumbing Jobs
    Again, unless you are a professional plumber, playing with the pipes in your home is not something you should ever attempt to do. Plumbers receive specialized training. They know how to identify the multitude of pipes and connections behind the wall and under the floors. Making a mistake with the plumbing systems can result in pipe bursts, frozen pipes, and flooding that can damage walls, carpets, and your possessions.

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