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For Dads (Or Grads)

In honor of Father’s Day this month, this is my dad hamming it up during a recent home improvement project. Don’t let the photo fool you he is actually really good with electrical.  There are so many ways to pamper your father on a day you want to show your appreciation for all that he has done or does for you. Whether his home is an apartment, a condo, or house, here are some handy suggestions. Of course, you can buy a basic tool kit for homeowners, but it is more fun to customize one to his needs, based on what he already might have.
 Tool bag—a big canvas bag to keep everything he needs in one place
 Hammers in various sizes from light-weights for picture hanging to heavy weights
for more substantial work. It is possible to have the handle engraved to say “Dad.”
 Set of screwdrivers with changeable tips—to adapt to any size of job
 Wire cutters
 Tapes: Blue painter’s tape, Duct tape, electrical tape
 Metal straightedge
 Adjustable wrench
 Torpedo level
 Tape measure
 Utility knife
 Pliers
 Flashlight
I am not an affiliate with any shopping site, but you can find these gifts online or at your
local home improvement store. And a modest toolbox, fitted out with an assortment of
tools would also make a perfect gift for a college grad setting out on their own.

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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