Are you Prepared: One Minute Elevator Pitch

April 24, 2009 | Barbara's Blog

I am always on the look out to improve and to find great tools, and here is one I found which I feel is worth to share and helps to create or review your existing Elevator Pitch. A step to Step Approach from Harvard Business School, give it a try. One Minute Elevator Pitch   […]

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Five Housing Markets That Will Recover First

April 21, 2009 | Barbara's Blog

James Diffley, Group Managing Director, IHS Global Insight Diffley heads the local forecasting group at IHS Global Insight, an international economics firm that has put the U.S. housing market under a microscope in recent years. He likes to think of the recovery question in terms of the first markets within regions. Like several other economists […]

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Enter to WIN: IAHSP Atlanta Chapter – FREE Home Staging Contest

April 2, 2009 | Barbara's Blog

Do you have a listing that has been on the market for 3 months or longer? Do you think the home would benefit from home staging? I am a member of the Atlanta Chapter of The International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP®). We just launched a contest in which a homeowner whose house has […]

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The Top 5 Factors for selling a Home After Price & Location – The Top 5 Factors for selling a Home After Price & Location – Beat your Competition

March 14, 2009 | Barbara's Blog

Potential Buyer’s expect a deal in terms of price, expect upgrades and want to be wowed. There is a reason why builders spend thousands of dollars staging their model homes. A good advice for any Home Seller is to put the personal decoration taste aside and stage a home to sell! The Top 5 Factors […]

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Housing Prices Heat Map

March 9, 2009 | Barbara's Blog

By Catherine Rampell(New York TImes) A reader sends in the following very cool map, which shows home prices in each state each quarter, relative to that state’s long-term trend. Red represents housing prices above the long-term trend, and blue represents prices below it. Note how many states were still red by the end of 2008. […]

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Windows with Style and Energy

March 8, 2009 | Barbara's Blog

By Jennie Scott, Decorating Consultant personal interiors I am often asked what to do with window treatments. My answer is “Ask not what you can do for your window treatment, but what canBy Jennie Scott, Decorating Consultant personal interiors your window treatment do for you?” These days, windows need to be energy efficient as well […]

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Great FREE Resources for Enterpreneurs on the WEB

February 18, 2009 | Barbara's Blog

I am a regular reader of Enterpreneur Magazine. The January Edition included an Article called “The Best Things in Life are Free” Below a summary of my selection: • YouSendIt: send files up to 2GB; free basic service • SlideShare: share and embed slideshows, PowerPoints and PDFs into web pages • Google Alerts: e-mail updates […]

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