More than just real estate

Universal Design Tips for Any Home

One of the basic principles of universal design, also called ageless design, is that it makes homes more practical and safer for everyone — not just the elderly or people with limited mobility. If you’re remodeling or simply adding a few upgrades, be sure to keep universal design features in mind. There are lots of resources that’ll give you some great starting points, but here are a few favorites:

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Looking for a Change?

Have you found yourself stuck in a rut or bored by the trivialities of the 9-to-5 grind? Maybe it’s time to consider a career change. If you’ve got a lot of energy, love the idea of a flexible work schedule and want to help people with one of the biggest decisions of their lives, a career as a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage could be the right path for you. A career in real estate provides a unique opportunity to set your own goals, and at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, we pride ourselves on offering the best training, technology and tools to help you reach every goal you set for yourself as a Realtor on our team. (more…)


Before the Snow Falls…

The first snowfall of this winter broke my shovel. It was a heavy, wet snow that seemingly froze once it settled onto the ground. The plows went through the street and added to the heavy, icy snow at the end of the driveway. The snow/ice was stuck to the pavement, so I decided to try and break it by taking repeated stabs at it with my shovel…And that was the last snowfall my shovel ever saw.

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Preparing Your Home for a Showing

So the outside of your home and any online photos have enticed potential buyers to tour the interior of your home – congratulations! You’re one step closer to selling. However, in order to impress the buyers even further, you’ll want to make sure your home is staged well and is ready for the showing. Follow these tips to prepare for a showing to really knock the socks off anyone who’s touring it: (more…)


Play, Learn & Explore in The Real Estate Office at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question eternally asked of small children everywhere, and while you can expect the usual responses like “fireman,” “ballerina” or “baseball player,” have you ever thought a child might reply with “real estate agent?”

Well, after spending time playing and pretending in The Real Estate Office, an exciting exhibit that’s back at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum after three very successful runs in 2010, 2011 and 2012 your child may just add “Realtor” to their list.

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