Getting to Green. By making older homes and buildings more energy efficient, you make a smart investment. Buildings that save energy sell faster and for more money. They cost less to run--cutting your utility bills. They are healthier and more comfortable to live in--with less mold and fewer allergens...preventing drafts and hot and cold rooms.
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Christmas is my holiday but I don't ram it down people's throats. I can't help putting some spare and tasteful wreath or jingle bell swag or festive doormat on my vacant listings. It just makes the home seem like a good neighbor. I also want buyers to be in the holiday spirit and see the home as ...
I've been selling houses for 12 years now and I am very humble. Who am I to think that I know better than you what house will work for you? Tell me what you want. My job is to find it for you. I live by that. And yet.... Gad...sometimes I see your heart ping when you look at a money pit. Or my...
My broker recently combined offices and cut way back on floor time. I used to love doing floor. Open houses don't seem to be giving me any leads. My internet leads seem to be flakey--people who want to steal things or look at lots of way cheap stuff. How obsolete is floor?
I sat next to a bright, young contractor from California at lunch last week. He lamented that he and his wife might never be able to afford a home in the Bay Area where he lived. They were working on saving 20% for a down payment. You know what I said: "There has never been a better time to buy!"...
To my delight, I got the text below in an email from a friend. What a great way to reach out to clients and friends, I thought. Time for the recipe exchanges!!!! I hope you will participate.Please send a recipe to the person whose name is in position #1 (evenif you don't know her/him). Send so...
Thanks again to Julia and Hooked on Houses Blog. http://hookedonhouses.net This real estate agent had a bland, unfurnished house to post on the MLS. The solution: bring in two vases of flowers and place them inside the entry on the floor. Then move them from room to room as you photograph each ro...
http://uglyhousephotos.com/wordpress/?cat=42 Hookedonhouses.net's Julia mentioned this Ugly House Photos blog. Julia has flair and humor. She is a great editor....Ugly House Photos shows more of the "as is" photos that we see in real life. If we told these sellers that we could make them an extr...
I bet a Rainer turned me onto Julia and her great blog hookedonhouses.net. I really like her feature: "Bad MLS photos." She'll thank you if you send her some that you find!