August 16, 2012

“Who Moved My Cheese?” MLS Version

New?  Yes.  Improved?  Ask Me in a Week If your Twin Cities Realtor seems a little cranky (and tardy) today, I’ve got a hunch I know why:  overnight, the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) totally revamped their database for, like, the 17th time this year (I’m only exaggerating a little). As a result, yours truly...
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Real Estate “Red Herrings”

Sellers’ Four Big Sins:  Music, Mirrors, and Masking Scents & Paint It’s been a long time since Richard Nixon and Watergate, but it remains true — at least in real estate — that “the cover-up is worse than the crime.” In that vein, here are four things that home Sellers misguidedly do to throw Buyers (and...
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Craftsman Critic

Tweaking The Cult of Craftsman Personally, I love Craftsman-style homes:  they’re stylish, character-filled, and invariably built like forts. And lots of people agree with me, judging by how fast Craftsman (Craftsmen??) homes in good condition sell in older Twin Cities neighborhoods (think, Seward, Mac-Groveland, and Linden Hills). But can Craftsman fans be, well, a little...
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