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What’s Wrong with These Listing Photos?

HGTV never talks about listing photos.  After 26 minutes of semi-drama, buyers magically show up at Open Houses. Truth is, listing photos are EVERYTHING, they will make or break a listing. Sellers and agents who can see things as buyers … Continued

Selling Westchester County Real Estate in the Age of Yanny or Laurel

Selling Westchester County Real Estate in an Age of Yanny or Laurel

Yanny…or Laurel?  Split…or colonial?  Homefinder apps have changed real estate forever.  Instant, and voluminous amounts of information pumped into smartphones has compressed-and some argue, distorted-buyers’ assessment of online listings. For some, viewing leans to sport. The Dress (ancient history) and … Continued

Don’t Let Your Listing Be the Leftover Turkey!

Leftover turkey is great. Leftover listings, not so much.  The listing history of most any property is a few clicks away.  Take it from The Refreshed Home: buyers are not enticed by old listings, or properties that have lost their … Continued

Who’s Responsible for the Listing Photos?

“Who’s responsible for the listing photos?” Usually asked regarding the cost, scheduling or physical taking of photos, but rarely asked, and IMO insufficiently addressed regarding quality. Each of us is responsible for our own success. It’s always dandy if you … Continued