Industry Professionals

Realtors With ADHD

I don’t know if Realtors suffer disproportionately from Attention Deficit Disorder.** But, I did just hear a story at a continuing ed class, about an agent who got this t-shirt from his spouse for his birthday: My wife thinks I have ADHD. I don’t think so. Hey, look! A chicken!” Have a nice weekend! **Getting...
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Painters, Electricians & Realtors: What Makes Real Estate Sales Such a Deceptively Challenging Field

Behind-the-Scenes Tasks The reason dolphins have a reputation for saving drowning swimmers is that you never hear from all the ones they push out to sea.” –Anonymous. Electricians’ work product is literally hidden behind the wall. So, how do you know if an electrician is any good? (barring a house fire or molten-hot service panel...
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So, Exactly WHERE is That Condo Located??

“A Picture Arrow is Worth 1,000 Words” Kudos to the listing agent whose red arrow helpfully shows the location — in the building — of the “for sale” condo just across the Mississippi River from Downtown Minneapolis. While only on the fourth floor, the arrow shows that the unit has unobstructed views of the River...
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Stunning Lake Harriet Colonial Listed With . . . Who Exactly??

Explaining the Ghost “For Sale” Sign (Online, at least) Thanks to quirky (at least to me) MLS rules, home photos can’t include broker names or any other marketing information. Usually that’s not a problem, because the Realtor-ordered photos are taken before the “For Sale” sign is installed. Ahh, but when that’s not the case, to...
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Oak: the “Chicken” of Hardwood Floors

Grain vs. Stain If you can’t identify a food you’ve never tasted before, the cliché answer is that it “tastes like chicken.” That’s usually safe, because, depending on how it’s prepared, chicken can taste like anything. Oak floors are a bit the same way (at least to my eye). “Tastes Like Chicken” I recently previewed...
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Home Inspection “Heads Up”: Testing for Radon in Arctic Conditions

Elevated Radon . . . at Least till This Weekend’s Warm-up [Note to Readers: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.] Unfortunately, the line “It was so cold in the Twin...
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