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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My now-clients called a For Sale By Owner before they met me. I said, "No problem. FSBO sellers will pay me." Every FSBO I have ever called has offered to pay at least 2% to a buyer agent. So I called the number. Harry, the seller's brother, was very pleasant, but he made it clear that he would n...
The World War I Memorial across the street in Chestnut Hill, PA had a gathering of about twenty people. A rifleman marked the anniversary with gunshots. Gone but not forgotten--even 100 years later.
I love the House Hunters phrase "taste specific" instead of ugly kitchen. It would be a dull world if everyone's house looked like House Beautiful. However, real estate is an investment and redoing your kitchen in the trend of the moment is risky if you don't plan to be there for 25+ years. My fr...
It is brutal in the virtual world. Buyers and sellers are contacting lots of agents. Buyers don't clue you in. Something really gracious and considerate happened to me this week. After 10 days of emails, I set up appointments to show an out of town couple 8 houses. The one they wanted to see most...
Showing homes to buyers is tough enough when the keys work. But when the listing agent leaves a copy of a copy of a copy? And the key is really tough....Gad. Buyers really hate standing around while agents fiddle with keys. After 15 years, I practically have the touch of a safe cracker, but some ...