The Ramblings of a Baltimore Area Realtor

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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Realty - MD RE License 579412
Why Baltimore? Home buying and selling tips and advice for the Baltimore area Real Estate market. Things to see and do in the Baltimore area.



Create a price reduction campaign; you need to formulate a plan to get your listings sold by proper pricing.  Here's the plan:Call each seller for a face to face meetingUpdate your CMA to reflect the new homes on the marketMeet with your sellers.  Outline everything you've done to market their pr...
Have you ever wondered about a creative way to market yourself to your neighborhood/farm area during Halloween?I make up goody bags with candy, toys that I get from JoAnn Fabric and Crafts the day before Halloween when they are 90% off, business cards, pens, fridge magnets.  I package them togeth...
I have been listening a lot to the news and reading a lot about energy savings.  Last fall we went through our house and prepared it for winter and also took stock of our energy saving efforts and despite the increase in gas and electric prices our bill actually went down over the winter before. ...
6. Plant spring-flowering bulbs. Tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths are just some of the must haves for spring gardens, but don't forget to plant some crocus, snowdrops, grape hyacinth, and other small, early bloomers right in the lawn. They'll be through blooming and the foliage will have died bac...
4. Prune trees and shrubs. Prune diseased and damaged branches and remove tree branches that could break under the weight of heavy snow or ice. You can easily identify diseased or dead branches by the lack of leaves on them.  You might also want to look for growth of small sapplings around branch...
I just have to share my experience in getting a refinance on my own investment property.  I have been trying to refinance my 2 unit investment property since April..  I have paid for 4 different appraisals and everyone insists on appraising it as a multi unit and charges $500-$750.  Then the next...
2. Clean, sharpen, and oil hand tools. It's time for that protective maintenance on your stuff.  Use a stiff brush to clean soil, dirt and debris off trowels and shovels, then apply a thin coat of oil and store in a dry place for the winter. This will keep your tools in good order for the next ga...
I have been listening in earnest to all the naysaying about how bad the market is.  Have you been hearing it too?  Have you been buying into all the negativity surrounding real estate?  Do you remember the 80's?  Many people who have come into real estate recently weren't even born yet, or at lea...
I was away for a few days this week attending the Hobbs Herder Mega Managing Seminar in Irvine, CA.  Upon my return my company unveiled our new website and new backend agent support site.  This took quite a long time to come to fruition and now it's here.  Our site offers state of the art search ...
Think of the fall as a time for "spring cleaning" your garden. In your house, spring cleaning helps you shake off the cobwebs of winter and cleanse your house of the clutter and chaos. Fall garden cleanup has a similar purpose. It's a time to remove old plants, rake up leaves, do one last weeding...

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