How to Avoid the 10 Biggest Mistakes Home Sellers Make

Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 9.17.57 AMYou’ll sell your house faster — and for more money — if you avoid these common pitfalls.

All you ever wanted to know about Facebook’s privacy but were afraid to ask [infographic]

Facebook is notorious for insanely complicated privacy and security procedures. Moreover, with the recent revelations about the Government’s (and businesses’) access to our Facebook data, it’s more important than ever that we know how to use Facebook safely. This infographic will teach you.Facebook_Privacy_Infographic

Why You Need a Real Estate Agent To Buy A Home

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Courtesy of: Jensen and Company – Park City Utah Real Estate Agent

Help for Selling Your Home Faster — For More Money

Screen Shot 2014-03-17 at 7.37.53 AMPrep your home properly before you put it on the market. Learn what tasks are worth the money and the best pros for the jobs

Selling a house is a major undertaking. Where do you begin? First you’ll need to establish a big-picture view of how to prepare it. This ideabook will help you do that, so you can get your home in shape to sell quickly at the best possible price (without breaking your budget).

 


Remodeling, decorating, and more ∨Filter by metro area and choose the right kitchen designer for your kitchen style.
As you get ready to host an event, be sure you have enough dining room chairs and dishes for dinner guests, as well as enough bakeware and chef knives for food preparation.

How to Give Your Driveway and Front Walk More Curb Appeal

Screen Shot 2014-03-10 at 7.25.54 AMPrevent injuries and tire damage while making a great first impression by replacing or repairing front paths

They’re the first thing visitors see when approaching your home (even before they get to the front door), which makes the driveway and front walk the keys to maximizing curb appeal. Here we’ll give you all the details on updating your front walk and driveway, from material choices to costs.

Kitchen ideas, bathroom ideas, and more ∨Consider a versatile murphy bed when looking for a guest bed, find home office chairs, and work with a contractor in your area to create a fun yet functional home office.
Browse top designers interior portfolios, from high-quality bakeware and decorative plates to ideas for remodeling bath and kitchen.

The Ultimate Home Seller’s Checklist

Are you planning to put your home on the market sometime soon? When putting your home up for sale there are several things you need to keep in mind in order to get your home sold quickly and at the highest price possible. Here is the ultimate seller’s checklist to help you get the best results.

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The State Of Social Media 2013

What a wild year it’s been. You could say that 2013 was the year of social media and you’d be correct. What was once a novelty for people bored and surfing on the ‘net has risen to be an industry in and of itself that companies large and small have embraced around the world as a powerful cornerstone of their marketing initiatives.

In case you got lost in the details of 2013, we’ve laid out all the notable moments of the year, month by month, in this handy infographic.

What was the most notable social media moment in your life in 2013? Let me know in the comments.

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Soaring Social

An interesting infogrpahic from the University of San Francisco.

The marketing benefits of social media make it compelling to institute into an online marketing strategy.

Social media has evolved into active engagement with the consumer and has shown to increase a business’s exposure, improve search rankings, generate leads and grow business partnerships. As stated below, 40% of businesses who engage in social media have seen an increase in sales.

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MIT Study on Prices Ending with $9

price tagFound this post from Daniel Scocco on his great site: DailyBlogTips

Did you know that around 60% of all retail prices end with a 9 digit? No one is sure about why the digit 9 in specific, but most marketers and economists know that ending a price with it tends to increase sales.

For those who want empirical evidence, back in 2003 some MIT folks did a quite interesting study around the subject. The basically used a mail-order company that sells women’s clothing, and the priced the same pieces at three different levels: $34, $39 and $44. Care to guess the results?

The $39 price tag outsold the other, by a factor of 15% up to 30% in some cases. If you didn’t get the insight yet, let me re-phrase it: the same product sold more units with a price of $39 then with a price of $34!

The same results were found when they used $44, $49 and $54 price levels, as well as $54, $59 and $54. In other words, the price tag ending with a 9 virtually always outperformed the other price tags, were they higher or smaller.

Here’s the conclusion from the paper:

We have presented three ?eld experiments demonstrating that $9 price endings increase demand but that the effect is context dependent. The effect is stronger for new items that customers have seen less frequently in the past.

Pretty interesting huh? Here’s the link to the PDF if you want to read it in full.