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With roots in the British royal family, Victorian architecture found expression in a wide variety of architectural styles. Today you will recognize Victorian houses by their grand scale, ornate exteriors and interiors featuring fine craftsmanship
May 17
If you have a property where water is pooling where it's unwanted, a French drain may be the answer to your problems
Jan 3
Bedbugs have been around for a long time and will continue to be a menace to homeowners. A well-informed agent can address the pros and cons of different remediation techniques to help assure buyers and sellers that they can sleep soundly again at night
Dec 21
Agents who are well-versed in the unpleasant — but very necessary — topic of pest and animal control can reassure both buyers and sellers and present them with helpful solutions. Plus, having that knowledge is also a quick way to gain their trust
Dec 6
Having the ability and the vocabulary to discuss different types of windows and knowing about their energy-efficient capabilities is beneficial for real estate agents who are selling both new construction and renovated properties. Here's what to know
Nov 23
Nobody likes unwanted, distracting noise. Every property can benefit from soundproofing to some degree, particularly in multifamily dwellings. Here's what you need to know about soundproofing options so you can better serve your clients
Nov 1
Fireplaces are a highly sought-after feature — one that can really boost the value of a home. So, as an agent, being well-versed on their function today as well as installation details will make you look confident to your clients
Oct 18
Insulation, when installed properly, can significantly cut down energy costs, reduce noise, keep pests out, waterproof structures and minimize air filtration. Educate yourself on all the options so you can help your clients in their decision-making process
Oct 5