12 real estate listing photo crimes that you can never unsee

Despite the countless articles and advice abound detailing what you need to do to set up and take great listing photos, photo listing fails continue to plague MLSs nationwide …

A survival guide for moving with pets

My cat, Boomer, is one weird puss. We rescued him as an 8-week-old kitten, and no sooner than we brought him home, he took over the house. He walked right out of the cat carrier and promptly punched our 70-pound Plott hound in the nose …

The nose knows: how to deal with smelly listings

Odor control may be one of those uncomfortable conversations that needs to be had between an agent and seller before the home listing becomes active …

Selling a haunted house? Have no fear

Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, haunted homes are considered stigmatized properties in many states. According to LegalMatch, a stigmatized property is “a home or apartment where there has been a suicide, murder, cult activity, AIDS, famous adulteries or other misfortunes and crimes.” …

Stuck with a stale listing? How to flip the script

Ask anyone who enjoys gardening, and he or she will tell you there is nothing better than that elusive, perfect vine-ripened fruit or vegetable …

How to love what you do and make money at it

What do you want to be when you grow up? Ask any child that, and you’ll be met with a plethora of hysterically optimistic answers …

How to be the listing agent no one wants to work with

I get a bad taste in my mouth when listing agents are, at best, fudging the details and, at worst, lying to my face. These misleading seller’s reps may be able to rope in buyer’s agents once, but don’t expect to fool them twice. …

Real estate marketing 101: What (not) to do

In 2013, Jägermeister, the company responsible for the gut-rot alcohol of the same name, decided to host the be-all-end-all sexy pool party in Leon, Mexico. But despite the bikini-clad models and vats of booze, the party promoters thought the event was still missing that special something …

10 things you need to know before buying or selling an equestrian property

Ranging from modest homes with just enough land to house an aging family pony to multi-million dollar equestrian estates, few types of property require such a specific field of knowledge including equine health care, safety, state liability laws and pa…

How to ruin your buyer’s agent reputation in 5 easy steps

Hopping mad listing agents at known to take to real estate Facebook groups to vent before their heads actually explode. I’ve been there. I get it.