How Are You Spending Your Winter?

This weekend, I bought a chiminea … it was a purchase in lieu of a fire pit because it looked cooler, though apparently it’s not nearly as simple to use. (Thought the water was a bad idea, but not enough of one to stop the boy. Truth is, there wasn’t a gigantic need for a […]

Real Estate is an Illogical Profession

Commence minor venting/ There are some things in real estate that make little sense, the kind of things that bode well for inexperienced agents and make more experienced agents shake their head in complete wonderment. Back when I first started, I was hoping like hell no one would ask me how many homes I had […]

Exploding Some Marketing Myths

Normally, one of the very first things I do when I take a new listing priced about $75,000 is order professional photographs. But for a variety of reasons, I was delayed in getting them ordered for my new home for sale in Ventana Lakes. And in the end, it didn’t matter. Because the one thing […]

“I Don’t Like Any REALTORS Except My Own”

Fair enough. And not at all surprising, since nearly all the surveys in which real estate agents as a group are rated somewhere just this side of your average state politician or used car salesman, the caveat nearly always given is “except for my agent.” To be honest, I’m all for loyalty. It’s something that […]

New to the Market! Wait, Never Mind …

For all the talk of marketing, so much of what happens with a listing depends on market conditions. For instance … Usually, I build a single-property website with photographs and descriptions of the home. Usually, I’ll post the listing to Facebook and Twitter, just in case someone among the large circle of Facebook friends knows […]