This blog post might be the start of some mini-rants from situations I run into from time to time.
This first one is about how people, trying to increase the value of their homes, really grasp for straws tying to justify why their home should go for a much higher price than a similar house down the block and around the corner.
What Really … [Read More...]
Carpet allowance. Painting allowance. My house needs some upkeep allowance.
Whatever you want to call it, the idea is that the home owner doesn't want to spend the money to replace the carpet or paint or do whatever. Instead, they want to provide the potential home buyer with some money to do it themselves once they move in. Sometimes this shows … [Read More...]
In some of my previous blog posts I wrote about some of the holdovers from days gone by in the real estate advertising world. These included:
The Real Estate Yard Sign
The Real Estate Postcard
The Real Estate Information Flyer and
The Real Estate Open House (here is a recent article in The Washington Post about an Open House thief)
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Like the real estate yard sign and the real estate postcard, the real estate information flyer is yet another print item held over from the olden days of real estate sales. It seems to be something that most sellers like and some buyers enjoy but doesn't have a lot of useful purpose in today's world of instant access to tons of information about … [Read More...]
The real estate postcard is kinda like the real estate yard sign I wrote about in my last blog post.
It has a few uses and, like the real estate yard sign, is a remnant of days gone by. Days before the Internet was a thing. It's really used nowadays for four big and important reasons:
it helps the seller feel good about what their … [Read More...]