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The concept of give the prospective purchasers a blank canvas to imagine the home as their home is beautifully stated in this piece. Remove the clutter. Remove the personalization. Tone it down. Edit one third or more. Create open spaces and closets with room to hang and store more. Then dust off...
Read this one carefully. Then reread it. Then realize the importance of getting permits before you have to see so when you do this choice does not present a problem. It will. It does in resale price and disclosures and back stepping to correct problems and in damages from incorrect work. Get perm...
What a great explanation of the difference between decorating and home staging. This should be something that is addressed at Listing Appointments. Knowing the proper steps and tools translate into additional Seller dollars for a home. Read up, watch shows, or better yet, contact a stager or Real...
So Who Is The Better Real Estate Salesperson?  Okay, the conversation this evening went something like this: iPad iPhone iPod toting Realtor Aunt: No time soon, but when is your next Verizon phone upgrade date?  Senior High School Athletic Good Grades College Bound Nephew: Dec 15. I'm glad you ca...
My curiosity is up as to the owner of this breathtaking Nashville Home. Then I am inspired to develop a post with this same eye catching, informative layout. I wonder how the Southern Maryland stats will stack up for comparison. We're just an hour from D.C. Give me a few days and we'll see! Nashv...
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Have YOU Delivered Pumpkin Pails YET? I can smell the bubble gum from the basement containers all the way up to the main level. I have also blazed a trail to the tootsie roll jars.  Note to self: none next year. Nuh uh. HAIL...the Jeep is about to REV up. The back seat is about to become a sea of...
Less is more! There is a lot to learn from the utility of small designs. I am fascinated by this concept! I just listed and sold a small home near the Purchaser's family. As a first time buyer, location and affordability trumped size. Size? That can be tackled on the next home!  Tiny House Is A M...
I love a good tutorial! This is a great one to bookmark for future use. I use Google Maps routinely in lieu of a GPS. So instructions on how to use it for embeddable maps in blogs  is right up this Realtor's Alley. check it out! Or hit the bookmark button.  How To Make an Interactive Map for your...
Note to self: get in food line earlier to see the spreads while they look as pretty as in  the photos! My favorites were the strawberries, watermelon, pineapple, shrimp, salad and fruit bowl snacks. Seconds? Yep, we got extra strawberries, pineapple and shrimp. Talk about a fun day of Realtor cla...

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