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There’s nothing worse than walking into a house and being welcomed with a questionable odor. Homeowners get used to smells their home may have after living there for some time and don’t realize that others will notice any smell the second they walk in. Before your next home showing, make sure your client clears the house of any lingering odors and replaces them pleasant ones that inspire pleasing memories. Here are some ideas for freshening up a house with smells that will bring in the buyers: Light the way Candles …

With real estate as a strong consideration, where in the country would you have a great chance of finding your life partner? Detroit. Yep. Detroit’s metro area boasts the highest percentage of singles who own their own homes, according to a recent realtor.com report. In the Motor City, the median home price is just $220,000. That’s almost a third less than the national median home price of $289,000. In Detroit, about a quarter of all male residents are single homeowners (23.4 percent). Danielle Hale, chief economist of realtor.com, says that …

The beloved sci-fi cult film Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford and based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? debuted in 1982. The story was set in a bleak, rainy Los Angeles of 2019, and concerns police officer Rick Deckard (Ford) who is tasked with hunting down “replicants” on the loose who seem to be “more human than human.” Recently, Bisnow London took a look at what the film got right and wrong about the city of the future. Here’s what the film got right: Density The film …

Let’s be clear: Customers are most likely to hire you based on practical considerations. Do you know the market well enough to get them the best deal? Do you understand what they’re looking for? Are you going to work hard on their behalf? But that’s not to say that your marketing should be completely humorless. A good joke can help distinguish you from the crowd of competitors. Plus, people enjoy working with people who are fun to be around. Here are a number of funny real estate advertisements that caught …

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Let’s face it — you just can’t get enough of real estate. Even if that means watching hours of real estate TV after showing homes all day. Whether reality TV is a guilty pleasure of yours, or you’re looking for some pointers from the experts, there are plenty of real estate shows to choose from. Sit back, relax and watch one of these fan favorites: House Hunters The pioneer of real estate TV shows, House Hunters remains a classic among real estate agents and homebuyers alike. Will they choose the …

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As a real estate agent, it’s in your blood to recognize a good house when you see it — even if that house is fictional and happens to be in a movie.   The classic, unique homes we see in some of our favorite movies tend to become easily recognizable landmarks, whether they’re fictional or take place at an existing house. Here are six movie homes any agent would love to list. Gone With the Wind The plantation-style home in Gone With the Wind was probably the first notable movie …

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In honor of the Irish holiday, we take a look at the homes of five famous Irish-Americans. Pierce Brosnan Possibly one of the most well-known Irish-American actors, Pierce Brosnan was born in Ireland, came to fame in America with the TV series Remington Steele and later played James Bond in that famous movie franchise. Brosnan owns two beachy sanctuaries away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood: one in Kauai and another in Malibu. The 13,000 square-foot Malibu mansion is Thai-Bali inspired and among many famous …

Mount Vernon

Fun fact: George Washington was the only President who didn’t live in the White House. Instead, he chose to live in Mount Vernon — the Washington family home in Fairfax County, Virginia. In honor of President’s Day, we thought we would take a look at Washington’s estate and figure out how a modern-day real estate agent would list the home today. History buff’s paradise As the home of America’s first president, it’s clear that the historical importance of Mount Vernon adds significant value to the house. For anyone who appreciates …

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The formula for a good 80s sitcom is simple: take a family and watch their day-to-day lives play out in the center of their homes. The playful banter, big milestones, and life lessons all took place in the heart of the house, giving us an image of their homes that’s forever in our memories. Here are six homes we remember from our favorite 80s sitcoms: The ‘Full House’ home Arguably the most recognizable sitcom house, at least from the exterior, is the ‘Full House’ house. The Tanners, Jesse, and Joey …