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There are those we HATE to work with and those we LOVE to work with. Are you able to "kitchen dance" with someone, or are you the one stumbling around in everyone's way? "Kitchen Dance" you say? What the heck is that? You know how there are people you'll let into your kitchen to "help", and those...
10/21/2011
Flipping? Updating an old bathroom? Getting a house ready to sell? Want granite but can't afford to buy a whole slab to get the little piece you need? Call around to your local granite fabricators (companies that cut and install granite) and ask if they sell remnants. Some questions you can ask: ...
09/28/2011
Been to Pingdom lately? Yes, Pindgom, not the Magic Kingdom. it is another one of those nifty little tools we all need in our real estate website toolbag - because you can use it to catch performance problems and nip them in the bud. Take a quick second and open that site in another tab of your b...
09/24/2011
Choosing keywords for your blog, or maybe just a single post on a topic you don't normally cover? Make sure you consider more than just the monthly volume for the keyword when using Google's Keyword Tool. Take a look at the competition for the keywords as well. What you may find is this: high-vol...
09/24/2011
Have you had a listing that had a space that was difficult to arrange to showcase the best features? The den in this 1982 home in Austin, Texas (ok, mine), is one of those. This room is huge (23-ish by 14-ish), but the built-in bookcases, sliding-glass doors, staircase and opening to the kitchen ...
09/20/2011
Slacked off on your blogging lately? If you've been at it for a long time, that may not hurt your rankings much. If, however, you blogged like a wild dog for a short time, then disappeared, your site rankings will likely tank. Here is the actual Google Analytics visits chart for a 5-month period ...
09/20/2011
Are you planning to sell your home soon, but need to replace outdated tile? Consider the current trends in your area before making your selections both for the style and color of the tile as well as the layout. In some areas, for example, 12x12 tile in a straight-set pattern just looks dated, eve...
09/16/2011
I've been called a paint snob in the past. I used to think the name-callers had basis for their action, but then I looked up the definition of snob: "A snob is someone who believes that some people are inherently inferior to him or her for any one of a variety of reasons, including real or suppos...
09/15/2011
If you're selling your house this year, is it going to be Ready to Sell, or Hard to Sell? I previewed two houses in the same neighborhood this week that illustrate the difference. Both were almost the same size, similar in age, both had great views and the same amenities and desireable schools. O...
07/27/2011
By now, most people know that getting ready to sell takes more than the time it takes to sign the listing agreement. You need to  Clean it, Fix it, Stage it Make sure it has Curb Appeal Make it Light and Bright And so on . . . You also need to make sure that you and anyone you've roped into helpi...
07/24/2011
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