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  Disclaimer: I have no idea if these really are Santa's secrets.Real tree folks, these tips are for you!Even though you may not know how fresh a tree is before you buy it, there are ways to ensure a fresh tree lasts through the holidays. Firstly, choose a tree with good needle retention, such as...
12/08/2014
With all that goes into constructing a new house, building a dream home is not for the faint of heart. Undoubtedly, one of the biggest considerations will be whether to build on a developed or undeveloped plot. There are advantages to both: because the home is new, it will likely boast modern fea...
12/04/2014
‘Tis the season for all things festive, and homeowners everywhere are celebrating with decked halls and holiday displays. While it can be tempting to get swept away in the merry merriness of it all, it’s necessary for homeowners to protect their homes from damage while decorating, especially the...
12/02/2014
If you've ever sold an older home, you know there can be many structural repairs in store for the buyer or seller. For owners of older homes, winter weather poses a significant risk, especially if household features are left unrepaired. Here are three fixes homeowners should consider making befor...
11/16/2014
As inundated as we all get with holiday mailers, emails and social media posts, I secretly get the warm fuzzies inside every time I come across something holiday related. There’s something about the season that makes many of us want to not only buy, buy, buy, but also give, give, give. And holida...
11/12/2014
Shoffices, or shed-office hybrids, are rapidly becoming a backyard fixture for homes across the pond. A handful of London homeowners have already jumped on the bandwagon, combining a home office and storage shed with the help of some serious space-saving architecture. Will American homeowners fol...
11/10/2014
Because we’re in the seasonal slowdown (though not too slow, from what I’ve read here!), it’s more important than ever to build trust and rapport with prospects. While it’s tempting to get down to business right away, make an effort to get to know your potential new client first. Warm up your nex...
11/02/2014
 90% of buyers search online for their next home.68% of buyers contacted an agent based on a mobile search.- NAR2 out of 3 buyers research prospective agents online.The highest amount of real estate searches online since 2008 occured this past summer.83% of millennials report that they plan to be...
10/16/2014
You know, those distracting banners and ads that have no place on a business site? Point2 created a terrific infographic describing BAD ideas for real estate websites.I had to laugh at a few of these... I've come across repeat offenders for the font rule! The preceding was adapted from RISMedia's...
10/13/2014
With the recent announcement of Apple Watch (and devices like the Pebble Smartwatch already on the market), it’s no secret that wearable tech is here to stay. I can’t imagine smartwatches will take the Paris runways by storm, but the gadgets themselves are pretty neat, and capable of doing far mo...
10/07/2014
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