home selling: 6 Commonly Forgotten Items on Moving Day - 10/12/13 05:38 AM
Donʼt Forget These Items on Moving Day

The chaos of moving day is a prime time to forget or misplace essential items. When youʼre preparing for the big move to your new home, the following items are some of  the most overlooked (and the most sorely missed in a time of need).
To prevent the hassle and heartbreak of forgotten possessions and lost information, make a check list containing the following items:
1. Jewelry, watches, and small valuables: These small, expensive and often irreplaceable items are best kept in a safe deposit box or kept with trustworthy friends or relatives on moving day.
2. … (5 comments)

home selling: Home Buyers Searching Online - 06/02/13 06:52 AM
Home Buyers Searching Online When it comes to selling your home, today's buyers are searching online. Is your home there to greet them? According to a study by realtor.org:
Over 90% of buyers rely on the Web as their primary research tool Over 55% of buyers begin their search online (see infographic below) Between 2011 and 2012 real estate searches on Google grew 22% And here are some statistics from one of our own Web sites:
Over 135,000 buyers visited our site (StuartHomeSearch.com) in May, 2013 60% of those were return visitors Our site appeared in over 4,000 keyword searches Keeping … (4 comments)

home selling: 10 Ideas for Outside the Box Home Marketing - 03/03/13 04:00 PM
Taking An  Outside the Box Approach to Online Home Marketing
When it comes to searching for homes online in our local Stuart, Florida market, buyers have hundreds if not thousands of homes to choose from. Making your home stand out among the competition requires an “outside the box” approach to gaining online exposure and driving interested buyers to your listing. Your agent’s online marketing plan should include these essential components to make your home stand out:
-A custom Web page dedicated to your home-Lots of high-quality pics-A virtual property tour or video-A mobile or “responsive” Web site that displays your home … (2 comments)