Prepping Your House for Market: 5 Areas That Will Make or Break Your Inspection

November 24th, 2014

You have butterflies in your stomach. You can’t decide which perfume to use — flowery and feminine or bold so he knows you mean business. Should you start in the kitchen or go straight upstairs? And should you tell him about that thing in the attic?

You have a date with a house inspector, and you can’t back out now.


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A home inspection is a crucial step in putting your house on the market. Buyers need to collect as much information about the property as possible to be sure they’re investing wisely. And for sellers, a poor prognosis can mean the difference between an easy sale and a long list of costly repairs. (more…)

How to Get the Most Out of a Small Bathroom Layout

November 22nd, 2014

A bathroom renovation of any size is most cost effective when designed to occupy the same footprint as existing bathroom space. Plumbing is much less expensive when you’re dealing with replacement rather than changes to the plumbing infrastructure. On the other hand, bumping an adjacent wall out to add space is generally inexpensive.

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PROGUIDE: Social Networking for Profit, Not Just Potential

November 20th, 2014

In this day and age, nearly every successful business embraces the power of social networking. Getting “Likes” is a great way to build your community of followers and keep them connected. Engaging on Twitter will keep your business current and help you communicate quickly with every customer.

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But beyond the marketing potential, is it possible to use social networks to gain profit for your business? The answer is yes, and it’s easier than you may think. Here are some tips to maximize social networking for the best results in gaining profit. (more…)