Monthly Archives: March 2011

Best Marketing Money Spent As A Realtor

I just spent $135 to better my marketing as a Realtor, and I mean “just” less than an hour ago! I spent marketing money on a Sony Cybershot camera with a panorama photo feature. Already I feel like a million bucks! The camera is the best marketing money I EVER spent as a Realtor! My listings will now have the extra marketing and advertising spark so many listings are lacking, and result in more home buyer showings than the competition netting more money for my home sellers. I’m so excited and wanted to share my newly discovered, low cost real estate business boosting tool with fellow Realtors and For Sale By Owners too! Instead of the traditional home photos, such as the following galley kitchen marketing photo.

Kitchen Marketing Photo

Buyers will now have a better idea of room size and features, such as the following panorama photo of the exact same galley kitchen.

Panorama Kitchen Marketing Photo

So it isn’t necessary to spend a lot of money on marketing to produce an amazing result! What a way to spend that tax refund check burning a hole in your pocket!

Sony Cybershot

Happy Spring Realtors!


Spring Sprung in Southwest Ohio

Spring Sprung in Southwest Ohio finally! “Selebrate” the Spring season with a stroll to one of Southwest Ohio’s favorite districts, the Oregon District! The Oregon District now boasts a NEW establishment, just opened this month – Lucky’s Taproom and Eatery.

Dayton Ohio Oregon District Lucky's

Lucky’s Taproom and Eatery, Oregon District, 520 East Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio, 45402
Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday  11:00 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Price Range: $1 – $10
Food Styles: American (Traditional), Burgers, Diners, Fast Food, Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Vegan, Vegetarian
Parking: Street and Parking Lot
General Manager: Drew Trick
Attire: Casual
Payment Options: Visa, Mastercard, Discover
Culinary Team: Shawn McTaggart and friends
Specialties: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Phone: 937-222-6800

Enjoy Spring in Southwest Ohio!

Celebrate Mardis Gras in Beavercreek

Celebrate Mardis Gras in Beavercreek

McCormick & Schmick’s Mardi Gras Creole Wine Dinner 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 4429 Cedar Park Drive at The Greene, Beavercreek  $50 includes wine, food and tip. Four-course Creole menu paired with French wines. Reservations are required. More info: Contact Jason Kersey at (937) 431-9765

9 Eco-Friendly Kitchen Ideas

9 Eco-Friendly Kitchen Ideas

Give your kitchen a green makeover with these eco-friendly tips.

Designers and experts share insight on materials, products and designs that are perfect for outfitting an eco-friendly kitchen.

  • Bamboo According to housewares expert Gus Dallas, the latest in environmentally friendly kitchens includes fast-growing bamboo. The material makes great cutting boards and it can also be used for backsplashes and flooring.
  • Scrap wood IKEA kitchen designer Martha Saldumbide says, “Where we can spare the environment, we do. We use a lot of scrap wood. It’s the wood that nobody else wants but it’s still really good hard wood.”
  • Lighting To cut down on lighting costs, try using fluorescents. They cut energy use by 50 percent. Whenever possible, use natural light to brighten up your kitchen and bring down your electrical bill.  
  • Cork This renewable resource is made from the bark off a tree. It’s also sound-absorbing, hypoallergenic and resistant to mold and mildew, making it an excellent choice for kitchens.
  • Recycled stone-chipped composite countertops These countertops resemble granite and are just as durable.
  • Top and bottom freezer/refrigerator units These are more energy-efficient than side-by-side models because not as much cold air escapes. Not sure if your fridge can pass the eco-friendly test? Shut the door on a dollar bill – if it slides out easily then it’s a sign the seal needs to be replaced.
  • Recyling stations This handy recycling stations pulls out for easy access. Other recyling cabinets are set on wheels so they can be moved wherever needed.
  • Convection ovens This type of oven uses a fan to drive heat rapidly from source to food so it cooks it 25 percent faster than a conventional oven.
  • Natural fabrics Choose cotton or wool for your dining chairs and window dressings since man-made fabrics are made with chemicals that harm the environment.

SOURCE 3/8/11

Home Improvement Apps for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry

Home Improvement Apps for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry

Application software, also known as an application or an “app”, is computer software designed to help the user to perform specific tasks. Downloadable iPhone, Android, and Blackberry apps offer ways to maintain, improve, and save money on your home.

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7 Mortgage Interest Deduction Myths

7 Mortgage Interest Deduction Myths

Don’t let confusion or misinformation from others lead to an audit! Mortgage interest is a tax-deductible expense. A home mortgage interest deduction allows taxpayers who own their homes to reduce their taxable income by the amount of interest paid on the loan. For more information, click the link below to read the full article.

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How to Collect Energy Tax Credits

How to Collect Energy Tax Credits

Federal tax credits are available for homeowners who purchase energy-efficient equipment, appliances, and make improvements to their homes. What’s covered, what’s not, how to collect the energy tax credits, and the amount of the credit can be confusing. Read the linked article available for information on the specifics of how to collect the energy tax credits.

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