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There Are Some Things A Homeowner's Association Won't - Can't - Tell It's Members
realtytimes.com In most if not all cases, an association will not share information with individual members regarding the details, costs, strategies, or prognoses of any lawsuit with which the HOA is involved. This is because such information is covered by the confidentiality rules known as attorney-client privileg…
Editor's Picks: Our Favorite Holiday Decorating Ideas
feeds.thisoldhouse.com If you haven't already decked the halls in your own home, start be getting inspired by the best ideas from the pages of This Old House magazine
Scientifically Develop the Habit of Lead Generation: Part 4
leslieblairrealtor.com Over the last few weeks, I’ve taken lessons I’ve learned from the work of willpower scientist Colin Robertson and revealed techniques to help you develop the keystone habit of lead generation. Hopefully by now you’ve experimented and found success. Here’s a review:
How to Repair a Wobbly Newel Post
feeds.thisoldhouse.com This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to stabilize an unsteady staircase post
The Three Most Important Responsibilities Buyers Have
realtytimes.com For most first-time buyers, it's better to accept that for dreams to come true, you have to do the groundwork. Yes, you will be far more independent than you would as a renter, but you will still have some very real responsibilities to make homeownership work. Here are the top three responsibilities…
Find Inspiration in Holiday Decorations From Historic Houses
feeds.thisoldhouse.com Recreate some of these period-perfect festive looks to fit your home and style
2014 Homebuyer Survey Contains Valuable Information For Agents and Sellers
realtytimes.com One of the most useful research projects of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) is the annual survey of homebuyers and sellers. It is particularly useful because it shows sellers and their agents what works and what sources buyers use to find their new homes.
The 12 Days of Safety This Holiday Season
Deck Your Doors With Easy DIY Wreaths
feeds.thisoldhouse.com Hit the home center, the craft store—or even your recycling bin—to make inspiring wreaths that don't require a fat wallet
Nichify : Blog Small for Big Online Results
leslieblairrealtor.com What if every time you posted something online, you thought about providing the most value to the person looking for that information? How would your online presence change? My guess is that it would become more focused.
How to Make an Evergreen Wreath
feeds.thisoldhouse.com Follow these easy instructions to make a seasonal wreath with magnolia leaves, juniper, and pine
Selling Your Home In a Cold Market
realtytimes.com Housing markets go which way the wind blows. When the weather's cold, home sales tend to freeze. Prices fall and supplies of homes for sale increase. Buyers become more demanding. It's a buyer's market, but that doesn't mean you can't sell your home for a fair price. You just have to work harder to…
Don’t LOOK for Opportunity in 2015
leslieblairrealtor.com As we close out the year, you may be looking for opportunities and new avenues to success in 2015. I’m here to tell you that you’re doing it all wrong.
24 Easy Upgrades to Create a Festive Holiday Home
feeds.thisoldhouse.com Simple and quick projects to turn your ho-hum house bright and fun for the holiday season
Hackers Perpetrate Wire Transfer Fraud In Real Estate Transactions
realtytimes.com Wire transfer instructions are emailed to the buyer. The buyer complies with the instructions to the letter. The next day, escrow contacts the buyer asking if the money has been sent yet. The buyer checks with his bank and is assured that the funds have been transferred out. When the money has still…
The 2015 Color of the Year Is …
leslieblairrealtor.com If the “2014 Color of the Year” – the bright pink-purplish Radiant Orchard – was too bold for your tastes, you may find Pantone’s 2015 color choice a perfect toned down hue: Marsala. The earthy wine red is expected to warm up more interiors in the new year, and it may become your new go-to color in…
Create a Holiday-Ready Farmhouse Dining Room
feeds.thisoldhouse.com Natural elements, pale neutrals, and pieces with patina capture the warmth of the holidays
Scientifically Develop the Habit of Lead Generation: Part 3
leslieblairrealtor.com “There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” —Napoleon Hill
Save This Old House: North Carolina Foursquare
feeds.thisoldhouse.com Live like a governor in this house with an impressive past
Real Estate Commissioner Seeks Greater Industry Professionalism
realtytimes.com In the most recent issue of the Real Estate Bulletin, published by the California Bureau of Real Estate, Real Estate Commissioner Wayne Bell engages in a 'discussion about what makes a real estate practitioner a professional.'
5 Safety Tips When Decorating the Exterior for the Holidays
leslieblairrealtor.com It’s that time of year where home owners are busy decorating their exteriors with holiday lights and making them for festival for the holidays. Many landscape and lawn care companies support their clients year-round by providing snow removal and holiday lighting in the winter. There are many safety …
Make a Small Bathroom the Highlight
leslieblairrealtor.com Sellers’ snug bathroom doesn’t have to be a disappointment to potential buyers. Show them how to max out its potential by e-mailing a free article: “10 Inside Tips from a Designer Who Specializes in Small Baths” from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free articles now available in the…
Why CMAs and Appraisals Aren't The Same
realtytimes.com As part of the homebuying process, your real estate agent may create a comprehensive market analysis or CMA. Later, when you apply for a mortgage, a bank appraisal is conducted by a licensed appraiser. Are CMAs and appraisals the same thing?
Scientifically Develop the Habit of Lead Generation: Part 2
leslieblairrealtor.com Last week I introduced willpower scientist Colin Robertson’s “Do Not Fail” approach —step one in the plan to scientifically developing the keystone habit of lead generation.
Six Reasons You Need a Mentor
leslieblairrealtor.com The to-do list for a new real estate professional is long. You’ve got to learn how to use your MLS, figure out the mechanics of hosting a stellar open house, and much more. Those basics are important, but right at the top of that list is finding a good mentor.
Benjamin Franklin Inspires Buyers to Succeed
realtytimes.com Benjamin Franklin's observation that 'Haste makes waste' serves as an excellent summary for the tendency of many real estate buyers to act too quickly and, therefore, not gain all the available benefits. PJ Wade shares solutions to 3 COMMON MISTAKES that can undermine home buyers.
How Staging Is Key to Tackle the Emerging Generational Gap
leslieblairrealtor.com Every one is starting to make predictions already for the 2015 housing market. One of our own predictions: 2015 will continue to be a buyer’s market, particularly in certain areas where homes are older. While low inventory has plagued the market for years, a broader disconnect exists between invento…
A Cheery Fireplace for $795
feeds.thisoldhouse.com A dingy hearth wall gets a new look with fresh finishes and light, bright storage
Thanksgiving for 10 Averages $50: Help Owners Prep
leslieblairrealtor.com The average cost to host a 10-guest Thanksgiving spread is $49.48, according to a 2012 American Farm Bureau Federation survey of 150 volunteer shoppers around the country.
Moved and Improved Bath
feeds.thisoldhouse.com An awkward bedroom nook becomes a lavish, light-filled master bath
Don't Assume You Can't Get A Mortgage Loan
realtytimes.com You should assume that your chances of getting a loan are better than you think, but only if you're willing to do two things -- ask questions and share information.
Scientifically Develop the Habit of Lead Generation: Part 1
leslieblairrealtor.com We all have good intentions. Early in my career, I set a lofty goal. My intention was to prospect Monday through Friday and speak with 25 people each day about their lives and real estate.
Beware of Hidden Home Fire Hazards
feeds.thisoldhouse.com You may consider your home fire-safe, but dangers lurk around your workbench, behind your walls, and right on your kitchen counter. Here's how to extinguish them
Be Professional to Be Successful
leslieblairrealtor.com There’s a real trick to appearing, communicating, and performing like an experienced real estate professional. And, as a 23-year-old agent who got his real estate license in June of this year, I want to share how I transformed myself in less than half a year on the job.
Who Is Responsible For Repairing The Condo Balcony Deck?
realtytimes.com Fred owns a condominium that has a balcony. The deck of the balcony is a bit old and worn. It has developed cracks such that, if there is rain, the water leaks through. The deck needs to be repaired or, possibly, replaced. Who is responsible for this? Fred or the association?
Photoshop Redo: Revamp for a Ho-Hum Ranch
feeds.thisoldhouse.com Craftsman-inspired upgrades give a 1950s ranch sorely needed curb appeal
Share These Fall Garden Cleanup Tips with Your Home Owners
leslieblairrealtor.com Help home owners show off their garden even when it’s not in full bloom. E-mail the handy article “How to Clean Up Your Garden for Fall and Winter“ from the REALTOR® Content Resource. It’s one of five free articles now available in the “Maintenance to Do Now“ article package that you can e-mail or s…
How to Install a Pellet Stove
feeds.thisoldhouse.com Adding a supplementary, efficient heat source with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and stove installer Rob Dardano
Start Building Your Home's Equity Now
realtytimes.com There are two ways to build equity, or ownership, in your home. One is to pay what you owe your lender which reduces the principle owed on your mortgage, and the other is to take advantage of market upswings which increase the value of your home.
3 Ways to Earn More Business than 99% of Your Competition
leslieblairrealtor.com I recently had the pleasure of receiving an e-mail from a new agent in Washington state asking me for advice. Being roughly the same age as one another, he examined my results at a glance and was eager to know what caused them. I had a great discussion with this individual and felt the dialogue was…
35 Super-Fast Fixes and Easy Upgrades
feeds.thisoldhouse.com We've got tips to help you spiff up the spots visitors are most likely to focus on, from the front stoop to the dining table
6 Trends Driving New-Home Designs
leslieblairrealtor.com What is luring home buyers to new homes? Technology, the outdoors, and “super kitchens” are among what Nick Lehnert, executive director at KTGY, and Mollie Carmichael, principal at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, recently shared with BUILDER Online on some of the design drivers in the new-home ma…
6 Top Impacts On Home-based Business Success
realtytimes.com HOME is headquarters for growing numbers of businesses as individuals and families turn to entrepreneurial ventures to subsidize or replace traditional work income. PJ Wade asks whether this special location gets the attention it deserves and shares real-estate insight into home-based business succe…
In Their Prime: YPNers Celebrate Wins
leslieblairrealtor.com It seemed more than fitting that the rising young stars of real estate joined some of their older, more-experienced brethren at Generations Hall in New Orleans on Friday night. The reception during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo crowned the best and brightest from REALTOR® Magazine’s Young Professi…
Salvage Yard Treasure Hunt
feeds.thisoldhouse.com Salvage yards are a gold mine of vintage house parts. The TOH crew shows how to separate the gems from the junk
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