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Seller Tips For Hosting a Virtual Open House With Your Agent

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Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 19, 2020 in  uncategorized
Social distancing is affecting businesses all across the country in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. For real estate agents and sellers, hosting open houses and walk-throughs have come to a halt. However, with the help of new technology, it’s easier than ever to give future homebuyers a similar experience with virtual open houses. Here are some tips for working with your real estate agent to host virtual home tours and keep the selling/buying process moving.&n... read more
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5 DIY Home Projects to Cure Cabin Fever and Boost Property Value

Guest Post: Presley Attardo, Contributor at Homelight
Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 05, 2020 in  uncategorized
Quarantine got you stir crazy? Chances are everyone will be spending more time at home this year than planned. Why not put those extra hours toward improving your surroundings? We recommend tackling these five DIY home improvement projects to beautify your 24-7 living space and boost your property value.These 5 projects are easy and impactful, requiring few supplies you can order online from the comfort of your couch. Source: (yampi / ShutterStock)#1) Wallpaper Your Bathroom and Laundry RoomWallpaper is b... read more
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How to Keep Your Kids’ Minds Moving

Guest Post: Laura McHolm, Co-Founder at NorthStar Moving Company
Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 05, 2020 in  uncategorized
These are certainly challenging times, especially if you have children who are home because their schools and daycare facilities have been temporarily shut down due to COVID-19. Whether or not you are working from home yourself, many still need to figure out how to keep their kids busy and challenged – without the options of trips to parks, libraries, theaters, museums and other public gathering spaces. Here are some tips on how to keep your kids’ minds moving and motivated throughout however long this ... read more
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Increase Your Home's Screen Appeal

Guest Post: Melissa Liebling-Goldberg, Contributor at Zillow Porchlight Blog
Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 05, 2020 in  uncategorized
When you first listed your home, you might have been prepared for open houses and showings over the weekend but right now, the restrictions on movement and real estate agents mean that homes cannot be shown in person. So what is left to do? Video tours, 3D tours, and even live property walkthroughs are becoming the norm for fast-thinking agents and home owners trying to sell. But how can you increase your home's "screen appeal?   Here are the top tips for getting your home in the best possible position to stan... read more
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Coldwell Banker's CEO explains why the in-person industry needs to embrace going digital

Guest Post: Alex Nicoll, Contributor at Business Insider
Posted by Matthew Hillier on May 01, 2020 in  uncategorized
Ryan Gorman was appointed CEO of Coldwell Banker at the beginning of this year, just months before coronavirus made business-as-usual impossible in the real estate brokerage world. And while the transition to virtual tours and remote work hasn't been easy, Gorman said that real estate agents have had a lot of practice working outside of the office."They've been remote workers forever," Gorman told Business Insider. "They work in their cars, in the living rooms of their clients. They've been working from their phone... read more
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