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Creating an Idea Book for Your New Home

Contemplating buying a new home or remodeling the one you have? Before you call your real estate agent, hire a designer or head to your local Do-It-Yourself superstore refine your ideas by creating an idea book. An idea book, exactly as the name implies, is a repository for all the ideas you have about what you'd like. These include style—a Ranch, Cape Code, Victorian, French Country or maybe an Arts...

Working with a Real Estate Team or a Solo Agent…Which is best?

Many people have asked me if they should work with a real estate team or a solo agent.  The short answer is...go with the team. You don't pay any more and you typically have more access to your agents. It can be tricky if there is poor communication among team members, but for the most part, you'll be better off working with a real estate team to sell or buy a home. Here's quick video explaining some...

Do I Need to Paint the Whole House White?

You are getting ready to paint a home you know you will sell within a couple of years. Chances are, a helpful family member or friend reminds you that to sell, everything should be painted white. After all, a buyer needs a neutral “clean slate” to look at. Just the thought of all those white walls and ceilings gives you the feeling of a fog machine at a rock concert, so what do you do? There are...

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