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...if you are into this kinda stuff.Zillow has an interactive Home Value Report Map that, I have to admit, surprised me quite a bit... but in a good way. You may be shocked to find out where the values have gone up and where they have drastically gone down in the United States. Check the mad map ...
WallMarker, an arrow shaped piece of chalk, makes picture hanging easier when staging a home. How? The adhesive side sticks to the back of the frame. You then press the picture against the wall where it will be hung, and wall-ah! You have a chalk mark pointing to where you will hammer in the nail...
We have noticed quite a bit of publicity for the senior moving companies lately. A feature in the newspaper drew our attention, followed by the need of these services by a widowed down-sizer who was moving out of the country, and finally a phone call from our local yellowpages rep. The rep gave u...
We're all aware of the need to lessen our environmental impact. But do we practice what we preach? Do we help our clients make the right choice too? We specify so much paint, generally 75% or more of our clients need to repaint. So why not specify products that don't damage the earth or make home...
Think back to your college statistics class or high school math. What makes a good survey? When is a survey biased? Not all surveys are done correctly and fairly to produce accurate, truthful results. There's one in particular that really upsets me... NAEBA's anti-staging report. There are more m...
I recently posted a request for advice on the content of my newsletter. The active rain community was there to help. Now I have another question...Does anyone use AWEBER as their newsletter host? We want our newsletter to be as graphically stunning as our website. Does aweber allow this? Is it si...
Staged Makeovers: "We recommend that you paint your kitchen cabinets white to brighten them up and make them look new."Homeowner: "Why would anyone want to paint that beautiful wood?" Staged Makeovers: "Golden oak is outdated."Homeowner: "But it is wood!"Staged Makeovers: "When was this house bui...
Bathrooms are easily one of the hardest things to sell when they are not what the buyer has in mind. Everyone wants a fresh, clean bathroom with gleaming white fixtures. But what if you seller has an outdated bathroom and a tiny budget? What if your eldery downsizer found the perfect home but req...
Yay! I am no longer a newbie. I just passed my two month mark on activerain and have gotten things down (well...I'm still drowning in information). Thanks to everyone who has helped me in my learning experience. I'm not done yet! I look forward to getting even more advice from the ar community.Ne...
Staged Makeovers is currently in the process of revamping its old fashioned and neglected newsletter to make it oh-so-delicious! What we want to know is what kind of info REALTORS/agents crave. We've added a newlsetter sign-up form and hope to launch the new and improved newsletter soon. Spam is ...

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