Real Estate Marketing

Should mold testing be offered to buyers?

When selling a home things seem to pop up out of nowhere and there is nothing worse than finding a major issue with a home prior to closing.  There is a trend where agents provide a home warranty which reassures the buyer which is great but it doesn’t prevent the sale from going through.  However, a major issue like termites or mold can easily be a show stopper, completely ruining the sale of the property.  In areas where there is likelihood of mold should seller have an mold inspection done in advance?  Would providing one relieve any stress to the seller, the buyer and the agent?  I know if I were selling a home I would want all my bases covered.  But I guess it would come down to buyer anyway and since mold inspections do not take long to have contracted out I think I would include it in the right to inspect clause.

What gift to get a client who can afford anything.

With Christmas cman_scratching_headoming soon one might wonder what to get a client or friend who can afford anything they want?  While pleasing someone who has the ability to buy anything they may want not be easy there are several things that you can do.

1) Buy them an experience like tickets to a show, play, tour or adventure.  People tend to remember experiences more so than items and the experience has more value to them than a gift that they may soon forget.

2) Buy them a personalized gift, for example you can buy them a customized phone case, customized with a monogram or picture of their family.

3) Buy them a gift certificate for family portraits.


The thing to remember is you will never out spend them but can always make a lasting impression if you select a gift towards creating or reflecting on memories.

Vacation Destinations are Leveraging Popular Entertainers to Attract Guests

bartrockettsmAs the summer draws near to an end some vacation destinations are still crowded with guests. Locations like Destin Florida still have a lot of visitors. Why do some locations seem to keep the summer going and some don’t? Well, quite frankly it is the extras they provide that keep the guests coming. Destin has new attractions every year and this year the Destin Harbor welcomed Bart Rockett a well know magician who has performed internationally as well as in Branson, Missouri for over eight years. Bart has been wowing the crowds with as many as two shows a night Harbor Walk Village. The Harbor adds lots of new things every year but adding a 200 seat theater for Bart Rockett has given families the opportunity to see a true Hollywood show. Guests love it which is why they are trying to stretch summer out as long as they can. Learn More about Bart Rockett at www.destinmagic.com