How to make real estate work for clients with allergies

Earlier this year, I nearly died after being stung by a bee. I was unhooking a lead rope from a horse trailer, and I didn’t see the tiny wasps nest right above my hand until it was too late, and one of them fell into my jacket sleeve and stung me. I was alone, and I knew I was in deep trouble …

Shake it off: 5 things real estate agents do to blow off steam

In 2015, Officer Jeff Davis, a 19-year veteran of the Dover Police department, went viral on YouTube when he did perhaps the funniest lip sync ever recorded. Performing to Taylor Swift’s hit single “Shake it Off” while behind the wheel of his patrol car, this man has the words and the moves down to a science …

Cheat sheet: A cultural guide to December holidays

Many of us have clients who belong to different religions and cultures, and it’s easy to accidentally offend someone when you know nothing about his or her background. So, as an early holiday present from me to you, I have created a basic multicultural…

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. …