I try not to get caught in this trap but too many times lately I have gone against my better judgment and spent so much time and energy trying to make deals work that were loaded with red flags and flashing yellow signs when I first took them. My latest attempt was accepting a listing on a beauti...
New two and three bedroom single family homes are now available in Franklin Township, New Jersey. This is part of a redevelopment plan approved by the Township Council and the Township's Redevelopment Agency.  Leewood Renaissance developers purchased the property in order to build affordable hous...
If a homeowner really wants to sell his/her home there are some basic features that must be addressed and here is the second on the list: #2 APPEAL TO THE SENSES Homes that promote lots of natural light are more appealing - keep windows clean, consider replacing harsh fluorescent fixtures, use we...
If a homeowner really wants to sell his/her home there are some basic first impression points that should be addressed and here is the first in the series: #1 CURB APPEAL - Did you know that within the first 15 seconds a buyer has developed an opinion about your property?   Here are some fundamen...
On Sundays many of us place Open House signs at key directional points in an effort to entice potential buyers to view our listing. We arrive a half hour early to (1) inspect the home to make sure it is ready for visitors, (2) strategically place our signs, business cards, log sheets, and home in...
What do you say to your client when they learn that the house down the street just went under contract to a buyer who had also looked at their home? Sometimes sellers forget that a number of weeks/months ago, when the Listing Agreement was signed, you advised them to respect the information that ...
ACTIVE RAIN has been a tremendous resource for me with input from knowledgeable professionals in the real estate community as well as blogs from some very interesting (and funny) people. I have been in the real estate business a long time and have never been exposed to such a diverse group who al...
For the 2nd time in 2 years MONEY MAGAZINE picks Franklin Township as one of the best places to live in the United States: FRANKLIN NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST PLACES TO LIVE FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, New Jersey-July 13, 2010-Franklin Township officials were pleased to hear  that the Township was named ...
Please join me at my Open House in Quailbrook Cluster Homes on Sunday, June 13, 2010 from 1-4 PM. Beautiful 2 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Townhome; 159 PICADILLY COURT SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY 08873  
The annual Far Hills Race Meeting is a landmark event, gathering more than 50,000 spectators to experience the height of culinary skill, modern and traditional fashion, top thoroughbred jump racing and traditional camaraderie in an unbeatable social event. 2010 marks the 90th running of the Far ...

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