Smart Home Trends

There’s nothing worse than the feeling that you forgot to lock the front door, especially when that feeling hits after you’ve arrived at your destination. Soon, that feeling will be a thing of the past as more and more homes integrate smart technology. If you’re wondering about the latest trends, here’s a rundown of the newest technology to […]

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April 26, 2017

Why Would I Blog?

Today I am speaking at the NY State Association of Realtors mid-winter meetings at the Technology Forum on Blogging for the second time this year. Blogging has brought me great success and I am sharing it with my fellow New York State Realtors. Business Benefits of Blogging Here are the biggest benefits I have received […]

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August 7, 2016

The American Safety Standard

An Update for an American Safety Standard The deadbolt is considered an American safety standard. It has been around for decades, and it is a standard feature in all single homes, multi-family dwellings, dorm rooms, hotels, and even RVs. Unfortunately, relatively new methods of home invasions and burglaries, which rely on technology, leave no signs of forced entry. […]

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Internet Marketing of Home

How many of you have had a presentation by a Realtor® about how much exposure you will get on the Internet if you list with them.  They will post your listings on,,, and the countless other National Listing Websites to advertise your home for sale.   Well let’s talk about the most popular […]

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January 26, 2016

Pinterest For Real Estate

Pinterest is a popular social network, where members can share recipes, garden ideas, clothes, inspirational messages and yes Real Estate. For home sellers, Pinterest can be a great way to get insight on what potential buyers are hoping to find during their house hunt. If the same type of living room photo keeps cropping up […]

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January 18, 2016

Social Media When Buying and Selling A Home

Let’s face it you are excited, you are getting ready to buy or sell a home. You have found the right REALTOR to represent you and you naturally want to start talking about it on Social Media. This is where I am going to stop you. Over the past few months, I have had instances […]

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April 16, 2015

Blog Subscription Benefits

At the bottom of every post I invite you to subscribe to my blog. This morning I got a phone call from a Western New York reader that made me smile. What is all this subscription stuff all about? The caller did not understand RSS feeds and how it could benefit them. I explained the basics, and […]

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April 3, 2014

Craigslist Scam Alert!

Craigslist Scam Alert! Every once in awhile, there seems to be a rash of Craigslist ads that are scams.   They seem legitimate ads but they also seem too good to be true.   $600 a month for a 3 bedroom single family home in North Buffalo, you would jump on that quickly!    Just think, I have […]

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April 1, 2014