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3 Weird Things You Can Ignore When Home Shopping

May 14, 2018

Ugly paint colors? Treadmill in the kitchen? Creepy family portraits in every room? Don’t let it bug you. In 15 years of real estate, I can honestly say that I’ve seen it all. Toilet seats up in listing photos, shag carpet covered with dog hair, bedrooms doubling as marijuana growing centers, and avocado green appliances from […]


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4 Surprising Things That May Increase How Much Your Home Is Worth

May 14, 2018

Does your home offer any of the perks some buyers will pay more for? For most Americans, their home is their most important financial asset. But in the past, homeowners only knew how much it was worth when they bought or sold their home. Zillow was founded to democratize this sort of information — starting […]


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13 Simple Steps to Prep Your Home for the Best Summer Ever

May 12, 2018

Take care of your home’s hot-weather needs now, and you’ll have more time for fun in the sun. Summer will be here before you know it, and you know what that means: Heat, hornets and yard work. If you’re starting to miss spring already, fear not. Here are some quick projects to make your home […]


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Busting Those Common Homebuying Myths

May 12, 2018

Dreaming of buying your first home? Visualizing your future can feel like a three-bed, two-bath fairy tale, but it need not be just a figment of your imagination. By dispelling a few common homebuying myths, buying the castle of your daydreams can be a reality. Here’s a handful of tips and tools to help clear away […]


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The One Room That’ll Make Buyers Bail, Even If They Love the House

May 11, 2018

    The Empty Room “Empty rooms can kill a home sale, especially if the other rooms are furnished,” says real estate analyst Allison Bethell of New York-based FitSmallBusiness.com. A room devoid of furniture leaves the buyer wondering what space can be used for. And any of the room’s imperfections will also stand out. If you have […]


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8 Great Ways to Incorporate Your Passions Into Your Home Decor

May 11, 2018

Surrounding yourself with reminders of your hobbies and interests makes any space more meaningful. Your home reflects who you are, and you’re way more than a selection of tasteful paint and furniture. Why not celebrate your passions by incorporating them into your decorating? When your talents, skills, and hobbies are on display as a natural […]


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Why You Still Need Staging in a Seller’s Market

April 25, 2018

  A seller recently asked me this question: In this market, do I really need to pay to stage my home? The answer is…yes! Redfin listing specialists recommend staging for two reasons: The first is that a staged home results in better photos. Photos are your home’s currency online, and the more appealing they are, the more views […]


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What NOT to Do When Remodeling Bathrooms

April 25, 2018

Avoid these top five bathroom blunders — because nobody likes to learn the hard way. While a bathroom might not be the first room a potential home buyer asks to see, it can make or break the sale. Here are five common mistakes both rookie and seasoned flippers and homeowners make when renovating a bathroom. Mistake […]


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Real Estate Lead Generation 101

February 17, 2016

What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]


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Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?

February 10, 2016

The real estate industry caters to independent strategies. For every investor, there is another way to go about conducting business. Some may prefer to utilize the convenience of technology while others want to maintain personal relationships. However, for one reason or another, there remains a void between these two independent strategies. Smart investors will figure […]


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