USAA members (or those interested in becoming a member) – this post is for you!
As I was researching dining chair options online this morning, I realized that I recently utilized a very handy resource that I haven’t shared much about – until today!
USAA Movers Advantage
Have you heard of the USAA Movers Advantage Program? I’d never heard of it until my sister and brother-in-law told us about it a few months ago when we began our Kansas home search.
In a nutshell, members who are looking to buy or sell a home can call USAA, request a USAA-preferred real estate agent, and then expect to be assigned a local agent to work with via USAA Movers Advantage. Jamie and I were assigned one particular agent to help us with our home-buying search, while my sister and BIL were recently given a list of several agents to pick from to help sell their home.
We all found two primary benefits for using USAA Movers Advantage –
1.) We had no clue where to start when it came to finding an agent. We ended up being assigned a realtor with 30+ years of experience in the Manhattan area who works for (what we now know is) the most reputable agency in town (Coldwell Banker). My sister ended up picking an agent (from the list she received) that landed her and Josh an very-to-close full-price offer within 24 hours of their house going on the market! After a few counter offers, they were under contract in four days. Incredible!
2.) About two weeks after closing, we received a fairly hefty Visa gift card for using their USAA services. The gift card came with a list of over 100 stores that we can spend it at, and the amount we received depended on how much we purchased our home for (or how much one sells it for). Pretty sweet deal!
Because we’d never heard of this program until recently, I figured that many of you had never heard of it either! If you’re going to buy or sell a home in the first place, being rewarded with an experienced realtor and a little bit of moolah never hurts.
If you’d like to hear more about our experience with USAA Movers Advantage, feel free to get in touch!
But back to those dining chairs…
I’d love to find four identical chairs from a thrift shop that I could jazz up with some Annie Sloan chalk paint, but good thrift stores are tough to find around here. I’m also not having much luck on Craigslist because everyone wants to sell their table with the chairs (I don’t blame them).
I have my eye on a few that look like this –
Thoughts? I’m trying to wait until I find chairs that I’m obsessed with that also carry a price or a sale that’s a no-brainer. I really like all of these chairs and can live with all of their prices, but I’m just not completely sold. I want to be confident when I’m spending this kind of money on something we want to last a while.
Here’s what my table looks like. I self-admittedly have zero design knowledge, so if you design-savvy folks have any suggestions for seating, I’d love them!
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