Recent Articles by Dani Vanderboegh

What a savvy agent could do to get me in a home

What a savvy agent could do to get me in a home

It's been a while since I last wrote about my home search. Since then, my boyfriend has officially moved in (with all his stuff), and we've come to realize exactly how much we hate our apartment ......
By Dani Vanderboegh | Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Image courtesy of Google Street View The house that became famous on ‘Boy Meets World’ is for sale

The house that became famous on ‘Boy Meets World’ is for sale

As a child of the '80s, I spent countless preadolescent Friday nights glued to the TV for that two-hour time block lovingly referred to as ......
By Dani Vanderboegh | Wednesday, November 30, 2016
A man playing guitar Owner of Johnny Cash's former estate seeks super fan buyer

Owner of Johnny Cash's former estate seeks super fan buyer

The home where the "Man in Black" Johnny Cash learned to walk the line, lived with June Carter for 35 years after they got married in a fever and filmed the video for his cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" is on the market in Hendersonville, Tennessee,...
By Dani Vanderboegh | Tuesday, November 22, 2016
How to keep carpets in selling condition throughout the holiday season

How to keep carpets in selling condition throughout the holiday season

Winter snow, sleet and ice equal dirty, salty, muddy shoes and boots. And with the holidays approaching, homeowners are trying to keep their homes in tip-top shape -- especially if they are considering selling anytime soon. ......
By Dani Vanderboegh | Monday, November 21, 2016
A hand holding a remote control pointed at a television 8 floor plans from your favorite cult TV shows

8 floor plans from your favorite cult TV shows

Inevitably, you've probably followed one of the cult TV shows on this list -- and probably binge-watched it, too (just me?). And as someone who's worked in real estate, you've probably wondered how some of these places are laid out. (Also just me?) C...
By Dani Vanderboegh | Wednesday, November 16, 2016
A haunted house Death and vacancy: Are these 10 ZIP codes potentially haunted?

Death and vacancy: Are these 10 ZIP codes potentially haunted?

Halloween is all fun and games -- costumes, candy, jack-o'-lanterns, silly "monsters" made of face paint and fake blood. But if you've ever seen American Horror Story, you know we all have one real reason to be afraid: ghosts ......
By Dani Vanderboegh | Friday, October 28, 2016
What 35 years of NAR surveys tell us about real estate

What 35 years of NAR surveys tell us about real estate

The National Association of Realtors began its Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey 35 years ago. And in anticipation of this year's Halloween release, NAR has released five noteworthy real estate trends over the past 35 years ......
By Dani Vanderboegh | Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Lavish, luxury and loaded: You too can live like Christian Grey

Lavish, luxury and loaded: You too can live like Christian Grey

If you are anything like the 125 million "Fifty Shades of Grey" owners, you've thought about Christian Grey's lavish lifestyle. And for a mere $8.8 million, you can live in the Escala -- the same building from the book series ......
By Dani Vanderboegh | Monday, September 19, 2016
A still shot from "Backstabbed." 'Backstabbed': A Lifetime movie about real estate?

'Backstabbed': A Lifetime movie about real estate?

A salacious look inside a real estate deal gone wrong -- I have to admit, I was pretty excited about "Backstabbed," a Lifetime movie that premiered Sept. ......
By Dani Vanderboegh | Monday, September 12, 2016
Q&A: Global luxury brokerage spills branding video secrets

Q&A: Global luxury brokerage spills branding video secrets

How does a top luxury residential real estate brokerage -- with 430 agents who speak over 15 languages -- find common ground among clients? A video that came out in July from Surterre Properties somehow does just that ......
By Dani Vanderboegh | Friday, August 26, 2016
Realtor takes home bronze medal for the U.S. in men’s gymnastics

Realtor takes home bronze medal for the U.S. in men’s gymnastics

You didn't know that selling houses is an Olympic sport? Well, it's not, but there is a Realtor who took home the bronze last week. Gymnast and Arizona Realtor Alex Naddour snagged third place on the pommel horse -- the first medal for the U.S. on th...
By Dani Vanderboegh | Thursday, August 18, 2016
snapchat 5 quick-hit tips for using Snapchat for client engagement

5 quick-hit tips for using Snapchat for client engagement

Snapchat reaches 41 percent of all 18- to 34-year-olds in the U.S. It's a simple visually driven point-and-click social media platform that allows users to send videos and pictures in seconds (sometimes using ridiculously fun filters that can turn yo...
By Dani Vanderboegh | Wednesday, August 3, 2016
A man taking notes on a board 7 technology tips that will change your business

7 technology tips that will change your business

In perhaps one of the most lively presentations at ICSF -- "10 technology tips that will change your business" -- Kristi Kennelly (a former Broadway actress!) of realtor.com shared seven (that's right, you have to go visit her to get the final three ...
By Dani Vanderboegh | Wednesday, August 3, 2016
10 tips for making service part of your business

10 tips for making service part of your business

Giving is good, right? Well, it can be. But giving can only achieve great things for your business and the people you serve if you have a plan in place. Caroline Pinal of GiveBack Homes outlined 10 tips for giving back in your business in the "Making...
By Dani Vanderboegh | Tuesday, August 2, 2016
A young man interviewing for a job How to recruit and retain top agents

How to recruit and retain top agents

How are brokerages of all shapes and sizes recruiting top talent? Aaron Drussel, CEO and co-founder of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Influence Partners, and Rainy Hake, COO of Alain Pinel Realtors, dissected recruiting and retention in one of ...
By Dani Vanderboegh | Tuesday, August 2, 2016
A rear view of an audience at a pop concert How one agent found her calling as a parody pop star

How one agent found her calling as a parody pop star

You know those songs that just get into your head and never leave? Like Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off." One smart and talented real estate agent has found a way to make those ear worm gems her own -- and it's helped her business. With less comedic edg...
By Dani Vanderboegh | Friday, July 29, 2016
Compass launches Global Sports & Entertainment Division

Compass launches Global Sports & Entertainment Division

Compass announced that it will be adding an international sports and entertainment division called Compass Global Sports & Entertainment Division. According to the press release, it will "will focus on the specialized needs of professional athletes a...
By Dani Vanderboegh | Friday, July 8, 2016
Keller Williams raises $1.8 million for West Virginia flood victims

Keller Williams raises $1.8 million for West Virginia flood victims

After 1,200 destroyed homes, 23 deaths and the far less important canceling of the PGA U.S. Open, Keller Williams has banded together to send $1.8 million dollars to West Virginia to help people in need and the flood relief ......
By Dani Vanderboegh | Tuesday, July 5, 2016