Want to Increase Your Home’s Value? Start With the Entrance.

A few inexpensive changes can boost curb appeal — and your asking price. Here’s where to start. Several key elements — paint, lighting and plants — help to create an inviting entrance at a Greenwich, Conn., house designed by Ferguson & Shamamian Architects.Credit…Thomas Loof  By Tim McKeough Sept. 14, 2021 The entrance to your home is […]

How long should a listing agreement be for?

How long should a listing agreement be for? It depends! ✅ Location: is the home in a highly sought out location or is it remote and hard to get to? ✅ Is the home priced attractively? ✅ Is the seller motivated to sell? As we say around here, good process drives good results. If you […]

What to Do in Your Edible Garden After the Summer Harvest

You’ve picked every pepper and harvested the last basket of tomatoes from your summer garden. Now what? Your end-of-season care plays a big role in whether or not your edible garden will continue to perform well in the future. This guide to post-harvest garden care — including how to restock soil nutrients, when to mulch, which […]

10 Over $10 Million

The newest $10 million+ listings may be the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program’s most iconic collection of homes in recent memory. There’s a pedigreed 1917 estate in Montecito topping off at an asking price of $74 million, a record-breaking $20 million compound near St. Louis, a historic Gilded Age New Jersey mansion and an award-winning estate […]

This is how we helped our client sell her condo

1765 E Bayshore Rd Unit 227 in East Palo Alto is now SOLD! A few years back we helped our repeat client buy this natural light-filled condo in the Ravenswood shopping district. When she bought it, it was a brand new development surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants, and stores. Congratulations to our client not only […]

How to Help Kids Cope With Moving

A move may mean a welcome change of scenery for you, but to young children it can present an insecure world. By Cheryl Lock   When my husband and I decided to buy a new house at the end of last year, we spent very little time considering what the move would mean to our two […]

Home prices rise at record pace for third straight month

  The numbers: Home prices continued to grow at a record pace in June, according to a leading barometer. The latest edition of the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index showed that home prices increased 18.6% from a year ago in June, marking the third consecutive month of record growth in the more than 30-year […]

In conversation with Galia Aharoni Schmidt. We talk about LLCs and how to set one up.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Galia Aharoni Schmidt, Founding Attorney at @aharonibusinesslaw, to talk about Limited Liability Companies or LLCs and how to set one up. ✅What is an LLC? ✅What happens if you don’t have a Limited Liability Company? ✅Do you even need an LLC? ✅What is the risk involved with not […]

5 high-end home design features trending today

Work-from-home spaces Open-floor concepts proved popular in recent years, but with working from home here to stay, finding a quiet space away from the hustle and bustle of family life is a must. We now see a shift from totally open floor plan designs to more spaces with closed doors away from busy common areas […]

10 must-do sale preparation tasks — regardless of market

Buyers are stretching their budgets more than ever, and they want the best their money can buy. If sellers want to capitalize on their home sale, they’ll have to put in the work. Here are 10 seller must-do’s and why they matter to buyers There’s been a lot of talk of a cool-down as of […]