Not an agent, a REALTOR

Not an agent, a REALTOR

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I recently changed my email signature to say, ‘Not an agent, a REALTOR’.Before I got my real estate license, I often heard people use the names "Realtor" and "real estate agent" interchangeably. But did you know that not all agents are Realtors?

Lessons in Renovation – Always add 10% to your budget

Lessons in Renovation – Always add 10% to your budget

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The most important decision you’ll ever make about your home, after you actually decide to own it, is how, when and if you renovate. As a self made pro at ‘flipping’ a house into my home, I’ve learned a thing or two in my almost dozen projects.

Lessons in Renovation – The Bernie Mac Renovation Triangle

Lessons in Renovation – The Bernie Mac Renovation Triangle

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​The most important decision you’ll ever make about your home, after you actually decide to own it, is how, when and if you renovate. As a self made pro at ‘flipping’ a house into my home, I’ve learned a thing or two in my almost dozen projects. These are...

Lessons from my first kitchen remodel

Lessons from my first kitchen remodel

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​In 2007 I purchase my first home. I loved the location (the #1 thing you should be looking for) but the kitchen was another story. The house was about 90% ‘flipped’ but, they had made grossly neglected the kitchen. Since I knew this was the place you could...

Don’t you, forget about me – referrals and earning trust

Don’t you, forget about me – referrals and earning trust

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I’ve been in sales all my life – most of it paid at 100% commission. My first job was selling custom window treatments, can you imagine how people looked at me when this teenager told them this shutter would change the look of their 100 year old home?

For Sale By Owner – Should I hire a real estate agent?

For Sale By Owner – Should I hire a real estate agent?

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So you’ve listed your home for sale. GREAT! Now what? In this day and age, with sites like Craigslist, selling anything online seems easy! But before you ink that deal for (usually) the largest transaction of your life, consider a few things: