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If you are thinking of putting your home on the market, in addition to the standard, "declutter, depersonalize, paint, etc etc ", a simple, yet often overlooked upgrade are the "knobs" on your cabinets !!!
You can actually give a real quick facelift to some tired looking cabinets, simply by changing their knobs and drawer pulls !
There are so many different styles and sizes of knobs and pulls available these days, that you are sure to be able to find some that fit (20 comments)
Final Baseball Registration for the 2011 baseball season will be held on Saturday january 29th, 2011 from 10am - 3pm at Maywood Avenue School Large Gym, or online through January 31st at www.maywoodsports.com
All forms neeeded to register can be found at www.maywoodsports.com under the heading "2011 Registration Form, and 2011 Concession Stand Forms"
Any Questions, please contact Frank Messar at 201-954-5437 or email email@example.com
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Sheldon Neal is a local Maywood Realtor ® with RE/MAX, (9 comments)
You would think that in this market and economy, where every client is more valuable than ever, that every Realtor would be completely aware of their actions, so they dont give a bad impression right ??
Then why do I continue to hear from friends and associates that some Realtors are still acting in the most Bizarre ways ????
Last week I heard from a fellow Realtor that she was at a closing in the afternoon, and the Sellers Realtor was there and CLEARLY showed sign after sign that she just couldnt be bothered to (83 comments)
Well that was a great matchup with the Jets and Steelers for a ticket to the Super Bowl ! In an electric second half, the Jets mounted what was seemingly an impossible comeback, and were one defensive stop away from having the ball to win the game in the final minutes...
... BUT !
Thankfully, my Steelers made the play to seal the win, and now we march on to the Super Bowl !!
At our house, we had a bunch of our neighbors over for a party to watch the game, who are split between (17 comments)
Have You Hugged Your Snow Shovel Today? - 01/23/11 07:54 AM
VERY important point Pat. Especially here in the northeast where we have been bombarded with 4 snow storms already, and are expecting another on Tues and Wednesday ! It is not only courteous, but a safety requirement to get those paths and sidewalks cleared for the mailman, FedEx guy etc in your own home, but EVEN MORE ESSENTIAL if you have listings where buyers or agents could visit ! ... too many agents roll the dice on this issue, and I have shown a bunch of homes where we have walked to the front door over a few inches of snow. (10 comments)
I cannot believe that there were 3 listings out of the first 10 I viewed online this morning, that each had 5 - 10 photos of the outside of the house, the trees, the street, and the backyard, and not one solitary photo of inside the house !!! Did you not explain to the sellers that interior photos are a tiny bit important for those potential buyers looking online at your home ???
And I dont want to hear that you could not get access inside - do a better job explaining their importance (14 comments)
... it was now mentioned on the FOX 5 Morning Show !!! Check it out !!!
... I have a guard in front of my house so Rosanna cannot bring her crew round to remove all the Steelers stuff I have put up !!!! GO STEELERS !!!! (22 comments)
Reputation Architecture: How to multiply the effects of 'Remarkable Service' - 01/20/11 10:59 PM
There is no doubt in my mind that Jon has hit the nail on the head with this post ! This is one of the reasons I use Active Rain to find out-of-my-area agents to refer clients to ! We are all going to be more transparent as time goes on, and more than ever our success will be a product of our reviews and reputation !
Via Jon Washburn (ActiveRain Corp): "I think we live in a new age of transparency, which is a great thing if you're fantastic at customer service. Customer service is the new marketing" ~Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO (0 comments)
You could go to your company's Agent Roster, and search that state and town, but what are you likely to find?? A list of Agents names ? Maybe a picture, maybe their designations, maybe all the territories they cover ... maybe ! ... but that's usually about all you will find !
But if you use ACTIVERAIN for your search !!! ... well NOW you can REALLY get to know whose hands you are going to place your clients in !!!!
I was recently told about a great site to help plan and layout interior floorplans !
The site is www.Gliffy.com and for basic usage it is FREE with no sign ups or user names !
You can simply go in and start using it ! The nice thing about it is that you can set up the floorplan very easily with the room measurements, and then they have a library of pictures (of beds and dressers and chairs etc...) that you can just Drag and Drop onto the floorplan, (24 comments)
Especially for us Real Estate Agents, when every deal seems to challenge us longer and harder than ever before. With that in mind, it is easy to become blinkered and robotic in our day to day approach, but to keep sane and get as much enjoyment as you can from life, you must have a fun intrusion whenever possible !! This little video below shows how a little fun alternative can actually make people take a MORE challenging path ! ... just because we (54 comments)
Planning on putting it on the market for the Spring Season ?
Well Spring will be here in a flash, so you would be wise NOT to leave it until the last minute to have a gameplan, and talk to some professionals to help prepare your home.
Your first stop should be a trusted local Full Time Realtor. These agents have a thorough knowledge of the local market, local trends, homes that have sold, the condition and features that they had, and also the condition and features of the (21 comments)
Which Type of Mortgage Lender Do You Use? - 01/14/11 03:56 PM
My good friend Debe gives one of the best breakdowns I can remember as to the differences with Lenders. It is often confusing to consumers and many times they are under the wrong impression - as Debe mentions.
Via Debe Maxwell - Search Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte NC Neighborhoods (Helen Adams Realty): Which Type of Mortgage Lender Do You Use? One of the least understood aspects of Charlotte home loans is the different types of lending that is available to buyers. Most buyers mistakenly assume they have to obtain a home loan from a traditional savings and loan. There are (2 comments)
Information supplied by the NJMLS, and deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. River Edge saw almost a 25% reduction in total sales from 2009 to 2010. Despite the reduction in sales, River Edge offers a terrific opportunity to live in a delightful suburban community, with a friendly feel, while still having the accessibility to New York City via many major highways or public transportation with buses or trains
If you would like to be emailed the full listing details on current homes for sale in River Edge, (4 comments)
Maywoods homes sales for 2010 (79) were almost identical to the total for 2009 (84). Maywood offers a terrific opportunity to live in a delightful suburban community, with a friendly feel, while still having the accessibility to New York City via many major highways or public transportation with buses or trains. Also, the newly renovated "Bergen Town Center" Mall is on the border of Maywood and Paramus, offering Whole Foods, Super Target (with Starbucks), Marshalls, Century 21, Nordstrom Rack, Nike Outlet, Children's Place, Chuck E Cheese, (5 comments)
Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed per the NJMLS. Paramus sales in 2010 (189 sales) were almost identical to the total sales in 2009 (194). Paramus offers a terrific opportunity to live in a Bergen County town with traditionally low taxes - this is largely due to the high volume of commerce that Paramus provides. The private neighborhoods make living enjoyable, while still having the accessibility to New York City via many major highways or public transportation with buses or nearby trains. Paramus is also (2 comments)
5 Reasons Why You And Your Agent Should Leave While Your Home is Shown - 01/10/11 09:58 AM
Tni does a fantastic job here highlighting the 5 main reasons why it is in a seller's best interest to NOT be home during showings. In this market especially, you cannot make any moves that could detract from the appeal of your home - and sellers being home may well be another detraction !
Via Tni LeBlanc REALTOR® Santa Maria Homes Central Coast: 5 Reasons Why You And Your Agent Should Leave While Your Home is Shown In some real estate markets, having the seller or the listing agent present is the norm. It is not the norm in the Central Coast real (7 comments)
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Sheldon Neal is a Realtor® with RE/MAX, specializing in Homes For Sale in Bergen County, NJ. If you are looking for Bergen County Realtors, call local expert Sheldon Neal for all your Bergen County Buying & Selling needs ! Sheldon Neal ~ RE/MAX REAL ESTATE LTD. cell: 201-481-2891 email: SheldonNeal@remax.net website: www.SheldonNeal.com (33 comments)
Dear Monsieur Seller ~ I understand that your home has only been on the market for 5 days and you already have an offer, but that doesnt mean that there will be a bunch more offers to follow as the weeks go on.
Yes I did hear you when you said "Well heck if we got an offer so fast then we must have underpriced the home, and so I am SURE we'll get a higher offer if we wait !"
But just maybe we got the offer because we did a terrific job pricing your home fairly, (73 comments)
Are you Ready to Cast your Vote and Determine The BEST OF NEW JERSEY 2011!! - 01/06/11 12:04 AM
Let's Go New Jersey ! My friend Gina has summarized the annual Best of the Best of things to do and see in the Garden State ! I'm off to vote right now ! Cheers ! Via Gina Chirico, Specializing in Essex County and the Communities of West Essex (Lattimer Realty): New Jersey residents, did you also want to know how the BEST OF NEW JERSEY was determined? How maybe your favorite florist was picked but yet your best coffee house wasn't? Well here's your opportunity to take part and vote for THE BEST OF NEW JERSEY 2011!!! HOW?? Well, its that time of (2 comments)
Maywood NJ First Aid Squad Looking For New Members
The Maywood First Aid Squad is currently looking to add members to its invaluable responder crew.
EMT training classes begin January 2011 in Paramus and Mahwah. Day and evening classes are available.
If you are interested in becoming involved with the Maywood Community, and helping those around you, please stop by the First Aid Building located at 15 Park Avenue in Maywood any Sunday morning, or call 201-845-2900 x400.
Anyone 16 or older can join the squad (16-18 year olds become part of the youth squad. The (1 comments)
... I cant tell you how excited I get when my cellphone rings and it's one of my ActiveRain pals !
And then when they are as respected and successful as the person who called me today, well, you just feel fantastic ! This morning I got a call and had a terrific conversation with our very own Real Estate Guru Margaret Rome ! And what was nice for me, was that Margaret called to chat about a recent post I made, and how she does some similar things that I blogged about, but with (37 comments)
The internet, emails and blogs of course have their place - now more than ever in fact - but these items should not completely override the face to face communication with clients that used to be the foundation of customer relationships ! So ! With that in mind, I like to balance my electronic communication with the old practise of doing 'Client Pop-Bys'. 'Pop-Bys' or 'Stop-Bys' are not for everyone, and can be handled different ways. Some agents like to confirm with the clients that they are coming - (68 comments)
... Let's Make It A Good One !!! - 01/01/11 02:30 PM
~ .... we're off and running into the New Year !! Wishing all my ActiveRain Extended Family a Terrific 2011, and I hope you saw in the New Year with fun and laughter ... ... we did :o) Cheers and Lets Make it a Great Year !!
Happy New Yeeear !!!!
"Whether you think you can, or think you can't .... you're right !" (19 comments)
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