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With only a couple weeks to Thanksgiving and eight weeks until Christmas it's time for those who have decided that this is the time to sell, either through necessity or simply because the timing is right for you, to begin thinking about how your house will look during the holidays. Even though everyone is telling you, do not put your home up for sale during the holidays take heart and look on the bright side – there is less competition and…

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The Five Deadly Staging Sins – sellers and real estate pros ~ this is for you! OK, that is a bit dramatic but not knowing what you need to do can cost time, money and stress when selling your home. It is equally important to know what you shouldn't do when preparing your home for sale. Most people have misconceptions about staging a home to sell, so today I wanted to bust some myths and set the record straight for…

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Realize this first and foremost ~I am not one that jumps into things. I am also not technology savvy.But I am always keen on finding ways to make my life and work easier and more productive. However, unless I can see immediate results in adding something new to my life, I don't see a purpose for having it. It also must have more than one use. I learned long ago that I can make Quesadillas in a pan so there…

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words ~ if that is true then a video is worth a million. Video connects a  face to your name, it allows people to see your pleasant personality and friendly manner,  all in the convenience and safety of their home or work. I know from firsthand experience that when people watch you on video they feel they know you personally and if you succeed in creating a video that reflects your caring…

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Welcome, In this week's Realtor Newsletter we will cover: Are you ready for some football?  Does Your Zen Affect Your Sales Success?  Taking Your Business Success To New Heights!    Fall has arrived and so has Football! Some of you may be aware that my husband is a sports writer and expert in handicapping (need some free tips for this week's games ~ check out his website here), so Football season has our entire household in the spirit with at…

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Welcome, In this week’s Realtor Newsletter we will cover: Taxes and the Self Employed Real Estate Agent Mirror, Mirror On the Wall I love Google+ and You Should Too! Featured Real Estate Professional of September  Taxes ~ How to Keep More of Your Money! Yes, there are many of us that are considered “self-employed” and if you are a Real Estate Agent, you are most often considered among this group. How do you legally keep more money and pay less…

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Welcome! In this week's Realtor® Newsletter we will cover: The Art of Referrals Five Phone Apps Realtors® Must Have  The Zen of Cleansing A Home Why You Need to Join Step By Step to Sold on Pinterest Your Link to the Total Home Solutions Homeowner Newsletter    First up is this week is a  link to an article by Ian Grace at REMOnline.com (read it here) it is about increasing referrals to keep a constant stream incoming to fuel your business.…

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This week's before and after picture might have you wondering what is wrong with the before picture. Looks like a nice eating area with enough room to walk around and that would be true but this is why staging and Feng Shui training is so important for every Realtor! Almost anyone can take a really challenging space and make it better but some simple training can help you take a space from just fine to amazing and possibly sell more…

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Every Realtor knows what needs to be done to the house above (your thinking a dumpster) however, all homes you list are not this bad! Would you know some subtle changes you could suggest to help stage the room below? So what is so wrong with this before staging and feng shui picture? This room looks nice ~ oh but there are many ways that this room can be even better using Feng Shui and Staging! Scroll to see the…

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      What a mess! Why would you think this is acceptable if you are tying to sell your home and get the best price? Look at the nice features of this room ~ a fireplace, three beautiful windows and nice tile flooring ~ this room screams for some staging! I pity the poor Realtor who has to list this home. If they were part of the Step By Step to Sold Realtor Program they would have a CD on home preparation to give…

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