Black used to be considered purely an accent color and mostly for sophisticated males living on their own. But in recent months, it’s become a favorite of a much larger cohort, promoted first by the most progressive-thinking designers, architects, builders and manufacturers who realized that many homeowners were tired of avoiding deep saturated hues after living amid so much pale gray, beige and white.
Welcome back! We are now officially in the thick of the buzzing holiday season — even though we’ve seen festive touches popping up for weeks — and my company’s office has been buzzing with talk of the deals on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday (see my previous blog!!), and Cyber Monday, which has actually turned […]
Satellite images and drones have been used in real estate for years, but now the next evolution is available to present even better, crisper, high-resolution images of residential and commercial properties, and from all angles high up in the sky.
Do you know how to calculate the return on an investment (ROI)? Most people know how to calculate an ROI. It’s pretty simple math. Where most people make mistakes is when they try to convert their nominal return to an annual number.
I have written about real estate for 3+ years, and made recommendations to dozens of clients about how to ready their homes for a quick sale. My typical recommendations and “must do” tasks include cleaning the house from top to bottom, decluttering, removing all personal mementoes, staging, and investing in professional listing photographs. Let me tell you all a secret. I’m not exactly following my own recommendations.
As Realtors or Investors, we are technically each small business owners in charge of our own success, so we completely understand the excitement, fear, stress, and pride other small business owners experience. We also believe these small businesses make our communities stand out. They provide a variety of outstanding products and showcase the incredibly talented makers and designers we have around the country.
No matter if it’s rarely used, the front door and its foyer beyond remains an important feature of every home, both as an architectural focal point and the preferred entry for most guests and certainly for buyers. After those looking size up a home’s curb appeal—how the exterior and landscaping look, the entry makes a big difference in their next impression.
I have always been taught to steer clients away from putting their homes on the market close to the holiday season. We are rapidly approaching Thanksgiving, and then it will be full speed ahead to Christmas. The next two months typically fly by due to family gatherings, social events, school functions, and all the other […]
Single men may not rival women in terms of the number who are buying houses and condominiums on their own. Women represent 17 percent of homebuyers in this country, compared with 7 percent of single men, according to the most recent data from the National Association of Realtors(R) (NAR). But men still reflect a strong, steady cohort due to a variety of factors.
Welcome to November! In the Midwest, this month is all about transition. Summer is long gone, fall has been in full swing, and those of us who live in the North certainly need to get our homes (and ourselves) prepared for the upcoming winter.