The Compass Realtors Blog

Agent Spotlight: Doris Miller

I'm excited to introduce a new blog series: Agent Spotlight Every couple of weeks, we'll feature one of our talented agents so you can get to know our team a bit better!

Today, we'll meet Doris Miller! Doris began her real estate career in 1995 after owning a small business in Jeffersonville for 28 years. She joined Compass Realtors in early 2016 and we're thrilled to have her energy and experience on board!

Doris loves her job. "My favorite part is going to a closing and everyone is excited and happy," she says. "This business is mainly customer service. Treat your customers well and listen to what they have to say." Doris lives by the motto "If it's important to you, it's important to me." Her ideal home? "A sprawling ranch, modern with LOTS of character!"

Doris and her husband have three children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. They enjoy traveling with friends and family. They live in Jeffersonville where they are members of Sacred Heart church. 

View Doris's listings and contact her here.


Hosting the Holidays in a Small Home

It's officially December, and the Holidays-with-a-capital-H are in full swing! It's the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be quite stressful if you're hosting your family and friends in your home. Especially if your home is on the small side, it can be difficult to find room for everyone. These tips for hosting the holidays in a small home can help make the festivities run smoothly for everyone.

Rearrange the Space

If your guests can't all fit at the dining room table, don't be afraid to clear the living room and host the feast with additional tables and chairs where there's more space. Temporarily store end tables and other fixtures in different rooms of the house. As an added bonus, move the sofa and recliner into the dining room to create a cozy space for guests to gather and chat after dinner.

Use the Patio

Even if it's cold outside, your patio can become part of your party turf. A small fire pit or overhead heaters can draw guests outside to chat or just get some fresh air. Toss some throw blankets over your patio furniture and place a bottle of white wine or other best-when-cold spirits to help your guests stay warm.

Put Your Home to Work

Use common household items to your advantage. Need more counter space or additional room for the buffet? Toss a festive tablecloth over the ironing board. Fill the kitchen sink with ice to keep beverages cool instead of cluttering the room with a hefty cooler. Turn an accent table into a bar area with spirits and mixers.

Keep Decor Simple

An abundance of decor may make the space feel more cluttered and cramped. Keep decor simple and sparse. You'll find the warmth and smiles of your family and friends to be decoration enough.

With these tips, we at Compass Realtors hope you'll enjoy a fun, festive, and merry...