In this case it should be “How NOT to Stage Your Home”. Matt Pellerin in Phoenix, AZ has a post on his blog about the virtual tour of the year. It seem that another agent in the Phoenix area actually listed a property, took pictures, made a video and uploaded it all to the internet. So what do you think about this.
Last night my wife and I went to the Mall of Georgia and had dinner and did a little shopping. Bear in mind that it is the end of September. Imagine our surprise when we walked into Macy’s and saw Christmas decorations already up. Now, I understand getting ready for the holidays a little early. It’s nice to have things done and ready for the festivites, after all Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year.
I guess we have all heard someone say that it looks like the retailers are getting ready for Christmas earlier and earlier each year. Do you remember when the day after Thanksgiving was so special because you got to see all the decorations that the stores had been concealing. Then we would begin to see decorations toward the middle of November and then the beginning of the month. What’s next, Santa Claus shooting fireworks from his sleigh for the fourth of July? Oops, I probably just gave some marketing guru at Macy’s their next Christmas marketing ploy. Oh well I might as well go ahead and get ready for the after Christmas Sale, it should probably begin about 3 days before Halloween!
As buyer’s in a real estate transaction you owe it to yourself to obtain as much information as possible regarding the area that you may be moving to. The best way to accomplish this is via the internet. Once you have obtained your information it is in your best interest to sit down with an Accredited Buyer’s Agent as recognized by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council. Explain to the agent what your goal is and enter into a confidential discussion of how to best obtain your goal. You will also want to enter into an exclusive buyer broker agreement in writing. As a buyer you have the right to have an agent that represent your interests in the transaction. After all the subdivision agent represents the seller, not you.
It appears that a new home agent in Woodbury Junction New York is attempting to slow down the use of buyer’s agents in this subdivision by challenging the rights of an agent to include information about the subdivision on his website. Why would the agent do this? The main thought that comes to mind would be so that the real estate commission would not have to be shared. Another reason would be that the buyer’s agent site does a better job than the subdivision site.
Located in Flowers Crossing at The Mill and in the Brookwood High School district is 1470 Providence Drive. This new listing is loaded with upgrades typically found in much more expensive homes. Plantation shutters throughout along with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen are just a few. The master suite features a sitting room, walk-in closet, double vanities and a corner jetted tub. Three additional large bedrooms are on the upper level. This home also features a seperate living room, formal dining room and den. The level fenced backyard with water feature is ideal for entertaining and playing with the kids. Parking is available in the 3 car side entry garage or the driveway.
For more information or to schedule a showing contact Mack Perry at 770-318-2572
Over the last several days I have had the priviledge of meeting Bill Brown and examining first hand a project he is working on utilizing Insulated Concrete Forms. The first time I ever saw this type product in use was on HGTV with a room addition project and that has several years ago. Looking at the product you see the best of both construction worlds with concrete and rebar for rigidity and strength and expanded polystyrene for energy efficiency and sound attenuation. These are just some of the key benefits of Isulated Concrete Forms.
With all emphasis being put on ecologically and enviornmentally friendly construction practices in today’s building industry, it seems to make perfect sense for builders and homeowners alike to examine using this technology. While it may be slightly more expensive than traditional methods, the cost could easliy be amortized and recovered via the energy savings.