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A Historical Look At What Happens After A Presidential Election

We are right around the corner from the presidential election and many of my clients have asked me how the election will affect interest rates. I thought I would address this question by giving some historical information that might shed some light on what usually happens after an election.  I used the historical archived data […]

How to Hire the Right People for Your Renovation

One of the first decisions you have to make when doing a home renovation is who you will work with to complete your renovation. I wouldn’t even think of starting a renovation until I had all the players in place. A renovation is a project that requires an immense amount of attention to detail. If […]

The 20 Most Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When They Renovate – Part II

Last week, I covered ten of the most common mistakes homeowners can make when they take on a renovation project. Here is the rest of my list! Failing To Anticipate Chaos When you are renovating you can expect that something will go wrong.  Timing deadlines often can’t be met because when one things go wrong […]

The 20 Most Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When They Renovate – Part I

Home renovation shows on TV are made out to be exciting, rewarding and easily summed up in a half or full hour. However, there are many things that you don’t see behind the scenes that can be very problematic during a remodel. Here are 10 of the most common mistakes homeowners can make when they […]

Buying to Renovate: What Your Clients Need to Know!

Many buyers are finding themselves having a hard time purchasing the type of home they initially began searching for. Often they are faced with a decision to alter their criteria and even their price expectations. Many areas are experiencing severe inventory shortages, leading some buyers to make the decision to remain in their homes and […]

Little Touches. Big Impact.

The littlest touches can have the biggest impact for your clients. The key is to decide what that one special touch will become your signature touch. It should be something that is unique to you and something that your competition probably isn’t doing. For example, think about your favorite restaurant. Is there something that they […]

Elephants, Donkeys, and the Real Estate Market

A primer in election behavior with home buyers and sellers A presidential election is always a major event in our country. There is no doubt that consumers are waiting and wondering how the election will affect home prices and the real estate market overall.  It is not unusual for consumer confidence to waver in an […]

The Power of Numbers

Lately I have been working with a lot of numbers and I have been reminded of their power. While numbers themselves are non-emotional, often they bring up a lot of emotion and therefore, are sometimes avoided. Anyone who has ever not opened their credit card statement or avoided revisiting their commission statements knows exactly what […]

Personal-Professional Balance Check-Up

I would like to take you back to December 31, 2015. You might have been with friends celebrating the new year, traveling with family, or perhaps curled up with a cup of hot cocoa next to the fire, but wherever you were and whatever you were doing, you had probably been giving some thought to […]

The Market is NOT Falling!!!

I have received so many emails this month asking me if the market is going to crash just because pending sales in their area have decreased slightly.  When I ask them what area they are in and when I look the stats up on the MLS I confirm what I know which is that the […]

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