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I believe an open house is a showcase for the property. You are putting the property on "show" like an item in a store. Music, scents and most importantly proper lighting can make or break an open house. For a few dollars you can match the lamp colors throughout a home. I recommend a Kelvin tempe...
03/04/2017
As everyone knows, since the dawn or retail, music has played in stores. As a commercial contractor, I can tell you that stores spend big money on sound systems and the reason is simple, it improves sales. Almost every large store purchases music from companies the specialize in music for retail....
03/04/2017
Recent studies have indicated that smells can make us reach for our wallet. It has long been an open house trick to bake cookies in a home, I like to take it a bit further. I have found several scented waxes that smell like vanilla and cinnamon which both scents have been confirmed by science to ...
03/03/2017
Recently a high school friend posted a video to Facebook of a listing he had acquired. He clearly had either his wife or someone shoot the video with a phone. While I do not know the details of his listing, I know he was being paid to market the home as a professional, as we all are.As many of yo...
03/01/2017
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I market my listings and invest real money to ensure they sell quickly. I see this as a duty to my clients, on average I invest around $1,500 in marketing. Most recently I invested about $2,300 in a property which had been listed with another agent for 400+ days, without selling. I sold that prop...
03/01/2017
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Anyone who knows me knows that I listen to business books while in my car. In an effort to make myself more productive, I began doing this several years ago. I am in my car so much and was wasting so much of my time.Of all the books I have listen to or read, one piece of advice in a book written ...
02/10/2017
This will be the last of three blogs. In this blog we are going to discuss the other retirement option, the reverse mortgage. As I mentioned before, my Mom and Dad owned the house above. They sold the home after the last of us (5 kids) moved out of the home in 1992.While we kids did (and my Broth...
02/07/2017
The year is 2023 and the house featured in this blog is now paid off and worth $508,901.00. Assuming the owner is 65 and facing retirement, they have some choices to make.First, they can downsize. Most couples at retirement age are only the couples as the kids then to have moved on and begun or a...
02/07/2017
The United States Government wants you to buy a home. The reason is simple, home owners end up being wealthier, making retirement easier. While this may be hard for some to believe, it is 100% accurate, even after the "great recession" renting is throwing money away.The idea is to buy and hold, n...
02/06/2017
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I am a big believer in tipping. I love the idea, tip for a job well done. I tip most people I believe are working low paying jobs. I generally tip doormen, taxi drivers, bartenders, waiters, casino dealers, bellmen, maids, my landscaper, cleaning lady, everyone that helps make my life easier. I e...
02/06/2017
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