realtors: Will the push to retrofit homes hurt an already down market? - 09/07/09 01:46 AM
In our local, state and federal government's push to go green, many are suggesting and even implementing green retrofit requirements.  These incentives will require sellers to retrofit things like low flow toilets, low-e windows, upgraded insulation, etc, etc.  Many Realtors and sellers are crying foul as they struggle to survive in this crazy economy.  Here's the flip side:  Most of this legislation has not passed and is still in the discussion phase.  Economists are predicting an end to the recession.  And if we can recall how big of a role the media played in creating this mess, I have no doubt … (2 comments)

realtors: Creating a Wonderful Guest Room - 03/20/09 06:46 AM
As friends and family members move farther away from away from one another, having a guest room is becoming more and more important.  Offering your guests a place is stay is kind, but providing your guests with a wonderfully comfortable place to stay makes the visit even more special.  Treat your guests to the same luxurious comfort found in a beautiful bed and breakfast and they will not forget it.  So how do you make sure your guests feel welcome and comfortable? Here are some tips: 1. Provide a good bed. Whether you offer a traditional bed, daybed, or sleeper sofa … (1 comments)

realtors: Why Model Merchandising & Home Staging Matters - 03/19/09 05:42 AM
You may have heard model homes referred to as a "silent salesperson."  Ninety percent of today's buyers will look online before venturing out.  A typical buyer will view fifty homes, beginning online, and determine which homes they want to tour.  When a buyer walks through the door of your model or listed home, you can assume that you have made the "top" list.   In today's market, they have pre-qualified themselves simply by showing up.  You have a matter of minutes to sell this buyer.  
Model home merchandising and home staging is simply a way of packaging your product to your targeted market. … (0 comments)

realtors: Full Service Realtor® - What does it really mean? - 03/18/09 08:02 AM
Full Service Realtor® - What does it really mean? 
"Full Service" means different things to different people.  To some it may refer to the number of services offered, while to others it refers to the level of service provided.  I believe that most consumers perceive full service as a promise of quality rather than a statement of quantity. 
A full service realtor will require a higher commission than flat-rate providers.  However, more often than not, the expertise and extra work that a full service agent provides is worth it. 
What differentiates a full service realtor from other real estate agents? 
A … (2 comments)

realtors: Are you a Full-Service Provider? - 02/18/09 08:32 AM
Are you a full-service agent?  What does "Full Service" mean to you?  Please let me know how you define "Full Service" and if I may quote you in an article.

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