Real Estate

The best ways to keep your real estate office clean

If you run your own business, you’re probably well aware of the importance of keeping the office clean. This is particularly true in real estate when you’re likely to have clients and potential buyers and sellers coming and going. When offices aren’t kept clean, employees take more sick days due to illness- something that can seriously damage your productivity and bottom line. Not to mention, no one wants to work somewhere that’s covered in clutter and dust- unclean offices are bad for employee morale. So how do you keep your real estate office clean? Here are some top tips: Hire a cleaning company Realistically, your employees are going to be very unhappy if you’re expecting them to do deep cleaning in the office. Not to mention, they’re simply unlikely to do as good of a job as a company that provides commercial cleaning services. These companies will service the Sydney…

Signs of a Bad Landlord

We’ve all heard the bad landlord stories. When you searched for your first apartment years ago, you no doubt had friends who told you to stay away from a certain landlord because of X, Y, or Z. When you become a landlord in your own right, you may think that you’re doing everything by the book. But you might be wrong. Doing things like keeping the security deposit without a good reason is shady, and it’s likely to make you unpopular in your local rental market. Even if you aren’t renting out the crawl space underneath your house (which is highly illegal, so don’t do that), you can still do wrong by your tenants. Here are three signs that you’re doing just that. If you charge a lot of fees Prospective tenants don’t want to feel like you’re using every possible excuse to get their money. If they…

Water on the Window Sill – What Does it Mean?

It’s natural for homeowners to feel concerned when they notice water on their window sill. However, it’s important to understand why the water is there in the first place before deciding which action to take. The most common source of a water leak include water coming in through the window frame, around the edges of the window’s glass, or from around the window itself. How to Resolve Common Problems with Windows and Moisture Sometimes water is only present on the window sill due to condensation on the window. If so, this typically points to a problem with humidity control. Removing the water promptly helps to prevent future issues with molding and rotting of walls. Condensation occurs due to high humidity or a problem with the window’s seal. The best way to resolve this issue is to install an air exchanger or humidifier to increase air circulation and provide better ventilation.…

Here’s why you should buy in Cheshire

Are you considering buying a property? It turns out that Cheshire might be the place to do it. A recent infographic by Laurus Homes has proven that #ExploringCheshire is a great idea for many people. The county is perfect if you love driving through picturesque countryside and finding thriving towns. There are a number of new housing developments to check out, and it’s easy to see why so many people believe that Cheshire is an incredible place to live. As part of the infographic, 600 people from across the UK were polled to find out where they would most like to live and what types of things they look for when they’re choosing a home. One of these key things is (not surprisingly) what the property is worth. There are currently housing developments throughout the county, including in Chester, Congleton, Daresbury, and Wincham. According to Zoopla, in March 2018, average…

Elderly or disabled parent moving in? Read this post

Unfortunately, many people get to a stage in life when they are unable to live in their own homes. If your parent is reaching this stage now, you may be considering moving them in with you. This is a common solution, as it means that an elderly parent won’t be alone in a house by themselves, and won’t need to go into an aged care facility. However, it can also be a big ask on everyone involved. Often, parents are struggling with giving up their independence, and would prefer to stay in their own home. Children of elderly parents often have their own lives, with work and their own children making life busy enough. If you’re planning to move your elderly or disabled parent into your home, here are some tips: Consider a stairlift If your parent is unable to get up and down stairs, you may have assumed that…

7 Ways to Find A Trustworthy Locksmith

Finding a locksmith is easy – finding one that you can trust is not. After all, those locks protect your vehicle, your home (and everything inside of it) and even your garage from invaders. You need to pick a locksmith (no pun intended) that you know will do the job quickly and easily, without having to worry that they might be doing something shady. Here are seven easy ways to find a trustworthy locksmith, courtesy of Non-Stop Locksmith Sarasota. 1) Choose a local locksmith The closer the locksmith service is to your home, the more trustworthy they are likely to be. Otherwise, the company would end up going out of business due to a lack of customers. On top of this, a local locksmith is likely to be less expensive, since you won’t have to worry about travel charges. 2) Look online It’s easy to find online reviews of locksmiths.…

The Difference Between Traditional and Online Estate Agents

With the rising popularity of online estate agents, many people are wondering if there is truly a significant difference in their services compared with traditional high street agents. Some even argue that online estate agents are merely helping homeowners list their homes for sale but are not committed to the actual sale of the property. This and some other myths surrounding online estate agents need to be clearly explained. Services offered The general idea of an online estate agent is that they provide real estate services such as valuation, viewing, listing, and selling of a property through the internet. This means that when you get in touch with them, you are in fact being assisted by a dedicated helpline or customer support team. In some cases, an online estate agent can offer other services, like a letting management service. It is important to keep in mind that not all online…

Miami take Luxury living to a whole new level

If you have ever dreamt of living the rich and the famous lifestyle there’s no place like Miami to do so. This vibrant city offers the most exclusive collection of luxury properties enhanced with the most impressive amenities, sophisticated interiors designs and top of the line appliances, which will make you feel you’re living like royalty. Take a look at these fine real estate offerings from the hands of the most recognized developers and designers: Muse Residences This property can be easily considered as the hottest residential retreats in the heart of Sunny Isles. The building features only two residences per floor so privacy is one of the condo’s strong points. You will enjoy Italian entrance doors, marble and wood floors, and spacious bathrooms with Duravit plumbing fixtures. This is without a doubt the perfect place to unwind in front of the ocean every day. Eighty Seven Park Designed by…

Decorating ideas and projects for your home: The cheapest, chicest & most effective tricks

If you’re anything like me, you love a bargain – especially when it comes to home design and decoration! Moving into your own home isn’t cheap, so unless you’re really lucky, you probably won’t have much money left over for decoration once you’re in. You can save yourself a lot of money on the mortgage if you shop wisely – I use a mortgage calculator like this one, Habito is really fast, easy, and free to use. Even so, I found that I had a tiny, tiny budget for decoration. Here are a few tips and tricks to help your money stretch further, while still giving your new home the chic edge you’re looking for! Focus on the layout, first Make sure you know exactly what you want, and where you want it to go. Get your existing furniture in and arranged first, and plan your other decorations around it.…

Decor Tips To Sell Your Home Faster

Nowhere is it more beautiful than at home. After all, your own four walls are a personal retreat and oasis of well-being. This is where you can get away from the hustle of everyday life. All too often, apartments and houses are just the opposite, even if they meet all the criteria of a beautiful home at first glance. Your home should be a pleasant retreat, not only so you can feel good, but also to make it more valuable when you are ready to sell it. Here are some top tips. Have A Beautiful Entrance A beautiful house entrance gives a harmonious overall picture of anyone who enters. When designing your home entrance, simplicity is the key. This gives the entrance more structure and order, along with the right lighting, which ensures that positive energies find their way into your home for those that are considering buying it. Add…

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