Homeward Bound - September 2020

Kerr Team
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Homeward Bound - September 2020

Homeward Bound
September 2020


Labor Day - The Backwards Holiday

Every year when it rolls around, we wonder why it's named "Labor Day" instead of Relax Day, Lazy Day, Off Day, or Sleep In Day. We know what "labor" means and typically everyone celebrates by doing the opposite - NOT laboring. Even though the holiday has passed, we wanted to give you a brief history of this great holiday!

Labor Day came about because workers felt they were spending too many hours and days on the job. In the 1830's, manufacturing workers were averaging 70-hour weeks. In 1890, work hours had dropped to an average of 60-hour weeks. These long working hours caused unions to focus on winning a shorter 8-hour workday and getting more days off. These early organizers won and becan to shape our modern day work-week.

Surprisingly, many business owners were in favor of giving workers more time off because it gave them more free time to spend their wages to stimulate the economy.

Some of your friends, neighbors, associates, or relatives may be wanting to take advantage of this RED HOT market and purchase their dream home. Well - we can definitely help them with that and help the kids at Children's Hospital Foundation at the same time. 

If someone you know is thinking about selling, make sure to choose a Real Estate company you can trust - A Real Estate company with experience, proven results, and a give-back philosophy!

Call us today for a free consultation - 405-330-3000 - We're here to help with all of your Real Estate needs.


Your Referrals Help the Kids!

When you refer someone to Kerr Team, you're helping fantastic kids like Hutton at Children's Hospital of Oklahoma. See his story below:


Hutton was diagnosed with Tricuspid Atresia, a congenital heart disease, before he was born. His care for this condition began immediately after his birth. Treatments consisted of ultrasounds and breathing support. At three days old, he had his first surgery followed by another one three weeks later. After 57 days in-patient, Hutch was able to go home - thanks to the services of Children's Heart Center's "Hearts at Home" program. He is growing and thriving outside of the hospital. Hutton loves face-to-face time with family and laughing at his big brother.


Please remember that your referrals help the kids!
We believe that giving back to the community is incredibly important. That's why we're on a mission to donate $25,000 to Children's Hospital Foundation. When you refer those you know who are considering a move, you can rest assured that they will receive the best service possible and that a portion of the income we receive goes towards a very worthy cause!


Falling into Autumn!

We hope you're enjoying this season so far!

As summer comes to an end, we're looking forward to the dropping temperatures that bring crunchy falling leaves, lit fireplaces, and sweater weather. We wanted to pass along some fall-themed recipes to help celebrate some of the wonderful seasonal flavors that come along with the cooler weather.


S'mores Pumpkin Cupcakes

3 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
12 Tbsp Butter (melted)
2 Tbsp Sugar
Pinch of Kosher Salt
1 box Vanilla Cake Mix (+ ingredients)
15 oz Pumpkin Puree
11 oz Chocolate Chips
3/4 Cup Heavy Cream
12 Marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners. Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, & salt in small bowl. Press 1 Tbsp of the mixture into each liner. In a large mixing bowl, combine vanilla cake mix with canned pumpkin, top graham cracker crusts with batter. Bake about 22 minutes. Let cool slightly. Add chocolate chips to a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, over low heat, heat heavy cream until it bubbles. Pour chocolate chips & let stand for 2 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Top each cupcake with a spoonful of the ganache & a marshmallow. Return to oven & bake about 5 minutes more.


Pumpking Pie Dip

2 Cups Heavy Cream
Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
1/2 Cup Canned Pumpkin
2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
Ginger Snap Cookies (for serving)

In a stand mixer, beat heavy cream and vanilla pudding mix until stiff peaks form (about 1 or 2 minutes). Add pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Stir to combine. Chill if desired and serve with giner snaps.


Blooming Apples

Cooking Spray
4 Tbsp Butter (melted)
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
4 Apples
8 Chewy Caramel Squares
Vanilla Ice Cream
Caramel (for drizzling)

Preheat oven to 375. Grease medium baking dish with cooking spray. In a small bowl, whisk together butter, sugars, and cinnamon. Slice top off each apple. Use melon baller (or teaspoon) to scoop out the core. Using a paring knife, make two circular cuts in each apple. Place apple cut side down on a cutting board and slice crosswise (be careful not to cut through the core). Place cut apples in a small baking dish. Fill each apple with two caramel squares then brush melted butter mixture on top. Bake about 30 minutes (until tender). Serve warm with ice cream and drizzle with caramel.


Experience Counts!

As a result of working with thousands of families in 30+ years, through a few documented recessions as well, we have developed a special, market-proof program to quickly get an acceptable cash offer on any home.
We will guarantee, in writing, a cash offer within 48 hours to any homeowner wanting to sell their home.
(Reasonable Conditions Apply)
If you or anyone you know is considering making a move, we would like to offer them a FREE, no obligation to sell, consultation to discuss how they can make their move and get the price they want with the least hassle.
Just like we are thankful for you and your business, we are confident that your referrals will be thanking you for steering them in the right direction on getting their home sold!

Over the decades of helping families buy and sell the place they call home, we have met some of the most wonderful, loving, and caring people who share the same values we do. We hope you and your loved ones enjoy this great fall season!