7 Kitchens Ready for the ‘Big Game’

7 Kitchens Ready for the 'Big Game'
  If you’re cheering on your favorite team or just there for the commercials, we all have one thing in common. The snacks. 1.33 billion hot wings are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday. Can you imagine cooking that many? Whether you are eating wings or chips and guac this Sunday, you will need an exceptional ...

Marketing Minute: The Drone Impact

Marketing Minute: The Drone Impact
Our CEO, Brian Balduf, sat down to talk about the importance in creating that WOW factor for your listings.  Watch our marketing minute video below to hear how Drone / Aerial Photography and Video has that impact you are looking for:     Video Transcription. When buyers are looking at 10-20 different properties and one of ...

Five Signs You May Need a PR Professional

Five Signs You May Need a PR Professional
By Michelle Damico, Founder & CEO – Michelle Damico Communications A public relations program is often viewed as a “Nice-to-Have”. It becomes a “Must-Have” when you get calls from local media, a surprise stream of media attention, or there is some potentially negative news story getting attention related to real estate in your market. When ...

VHT Marketing Minute Video: Close Encounters of the Drone Kind

Our CEO, Brian Balduf, sat down with Cris Grayson, Baird & Warner Broker Associate, to discuss her recent VHT Studios session using a drone. Watch the video below to hear what Cris’s first impressions were of the drone shoot and how she thinks this marketing tool will impact her future listings.   Video Transcription. Cris, we just photographed ...

31 Days of Scary Listing Photos: Photo 11

31 Days of Scary Listing Photos: Photo 11
I hope those are Halloween decorations in the bathroom….but where are they coming from?!?  

The Worst Celebrity Neighbors

The Worst Celebrity Neighbors
 Think neighborly disputes are just a problem for average Joes? Think again. Despite the fact they may own mega-mansions on acres of land, the rich and famous get on the nerves of their neighbors too. Check out this list of celebs who have frustrated fellow folks in their communities thanks to everything from loud music ...

What We’re Looking At This Week

What We're Looking At This Week
Your new favorite Tumblr. Especially if you’ve experienced the agony and hardships of apartment hunting in New York. (The Worst Room) Green with Ivy. Photographed by VHT Studios. (WSJ) These 10 eco-friendly tips will help you cut back on energy use and spending! (AOL Real Estate) There are 20 homes designed by celebrated architect Frank Lloyd ...

What We’re Looking At This Week

Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of the holiday, here is a salute to the woman-cave. (Coldwell Banker Dream Blue Blog) What to do when you think if you see one more boring, tiled kitchen backsplash you’ll die. (Houzz) Multi-tasking is what we do. Now there is furniture to help us do it. (Zillow Blog) The ...

The Worst Room

The Worst Room
Trying to find affordable housing can be tricky anywhere. But finding affordable housing in New York City is a totally different ballgame. Scratch that, it’s not a ballgame, ballgames are fun. This is like The Hunger Games, only with more bedbugs and serial-killer roommates. Ryan Nethery’s new, self-explanatory Tumblr, THE WORST ROOM, showcases profoundly ugly ...

When It Rains, It Pours

When It Rains, It Pours
In honor of all the rain we’ve been getting in the Chicago area lately I wondered if there were any real estate listing photos out there where people just didn’t care about water damage, and tried to use listing photos of standing water and ruined walls to sell their homes anyway. Of course there are ...