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December 18, 2014

It’s Not As Easy As It Looks

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty Residential real estate buyers feel enabled by the Internet. They can go online and, with a few keystrokes, find everything that is for sale in the neighborhoods in which they are interested. So they increasingly believe that they can make themselves a better deal if they work without a buyer’s agent and offer and negotiate directly with the seller’s agent. After all, gatekeeping the information WAS the primary job of the broker, right?

December 17, 2014

Social Media Best Practices for Agents

Key points: Be Consistent – Be Engaging – Be Social Not Do Social – Keep it Simple Tactics: • Post testimonials from clients (videos are best, but posting a photo with their testimonial works great too and you can post this to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn!) • Post videos/photos with clients in front of their new home

December 16, 2014

Keyes Luxury Insights: Boca Raton - The Best of Everything

Courtesy of Kevin M. Leonard with The Keyes Company Indeed, Boca Raton does have the best of everything. I think you will agree by the time you finish reading this message. And buying a home in Boca Raton is looking better than ever these days. Especially since it is possible to buy an upscale home there and get a luxury car thrown into the deal for good measure.

December 16, 2014

Best Home Improvements to Increase Home Value

Courtesy of Teles Properties In a recent post, Tim of the Kayu Connection, a custom furniture blog, asked 45 real estate and design experts to weigh in on what improvements would most likely increase the value of a home. He also asked 113 prospective home buyers to share what improvements they would most likely value in a potential home.

December 15, 2014

A Legacy for Today’s Pioneer

Courtesy of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty Never before has such a grand combination of iconic ranch, lakefront and forestland been offered for sale at once in Lake Tahoe’s rich history. This Landmark Tahoe lakefront Ranch has traded hands only twice since 1861. No other land holding on the shores of Lake Tahoe can imitate the image of the historic Shakespeare Ranch. The property encompasses fields and streams, forest and mountains, sandy beaches and crystal waters. Shakespeare boasts some of Lake Tahoe’s most accessible, yet unspoiled shoreline with hidden coves and boulder bays alongside well-provisioned harbors, all waiting to be explored. Mark Twain best describes the four season splendor found here as, "The fairest picture the whole earth affords."

December 15, 2014

Luxury Living - Play More Golf in Wailea

Courtesy of Violeta Ylaite Russell with Wailea Realty Corporation Wailea on the island of Maui, Hawaii is known as one of the top golf destinations in the U.S.A. The combination of some of the finest Golf Course communities in the United States along with the world class shopping, dining, and five star hotels make Wailea the first choice among those seeking the best in a Golf oriented lifestyle.

December 15, 2014

The Gift of High Standards

Courtesy of Frederick Peters, President of Warburg Realty It has been a year of new directions for us here at Warburg, and because of that I particularly want to express my profound belief in our guiding principles, and my fervent wish that they continue to animate the firm at every level. Many of you have heard me articulate my dislike for the phrase “It’s just business.” For me, that phrase lacks the ring of truth. Nothing is “just business.” Somehow the notion has grown up in this country that business practices hew to a different standard than those in our personal lives; somehow saying that it is “just business” exonerates us from displaying the behaviors we believe to be most important in our personal lives. I don’t believe this – in fact, I have tried to build this firm on my conviction that the opposite is true.

December 11, 2014

Carlton International's Villa Guide Hosts Exclusive Art Exhibition

Courtesy of Carlton International Luxury real estate company, Carlton International, presents its first exclusive Villa-Hotel Villa Guide in Cap d’Antibes. Villa Guide is an historic manor located upon the peninsula of Cap d’Antibes between the glamorous French Riviera resorts of Cannes and Nice. The 17th century villa was passed down the generations of a local French family and has been lovingly maintained to the traditions of the charming Provençal region. More recently, the villa has been carefully renovated to blend its classic French real estate heritage with modern luxury living.

December 11, 2014

Bluebird Mornings and Untracked Powder Await You

Courtesy of Sam Cubis with Summit Sotheby’s International Realty Imagine if you will the peacefulness as you step onto your huge heated deck on a bluebird morning, take in the views with coffee in hand and breathe in the crisp air knowing that you have no lines to deal with, no parking woes, no cars… Just step off your patio and be the first to lay tracks in the fresh powder. Returning home after a day on the mountain is equally satisfying as you ski up to your home, step out of your skis and sit back and relax in front of a crackling fire to relive the tales of the day with good friends and fine wine. This home is one of only 30 homes that will ever be built in the exclusive gated Red Cloud community at the top of Deer Valley and it exudes the luxury and sophistication a home in a location as stunning as this deserves. The home, the views and the serenity just have to be experienced to be fully appreciated. Bluebird mornings and untracked powder await you!

December 10, 2014

Stunning Center Hall Colonial in Historic N.J. Town

Courtesy of Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate BAY HEAD, NJ –Just one block from the beach rests the three-story center hall colonial at 812 Main Avenue in Bay Head. The newly renovated home is listed by Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate for $2,999,000. The Walter Thompson designed home includes six bedrooms and four and a half baths. With the wood-burning fireplace as the main focal point and large, nearby windows, the grand family room is a perfect place for enjoying company.
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