August 31, 2014

Model home sales office etiquette

By Marcie Geffner - NewHomeSource.com

Realtors who’ve sold hundreds of new construction homes surely know the do’s and don’ts of how to make a good impression at the builder’s sales office.

But suppose you’re a new construction newbie without much experience in the newly built home sector of the housing market. What’s the proper etiquette or protocol for you to work well with the builder’s rep and help your buyers find a new home they’ll love.

For starters, it’s important to know that most builders genuinely want Realtors to come to their houses and help sell them.

Read on:
http://newhomesourceprofessional.com/agentresources/articles/builder-sales-office-etiquette-for-realtors

August 26, 2014

How builders make new homes more spacious

By Marcie Geffner - NewHomeSource

Homebuyers who want a new house that feels spacious, open, connected and welcoming need look no further than today’s newly built homes.

That’s because today’s homes are larger, on average, than homes built in yesteryears and builders’ newer floor plans and architectural designs create both the reality and illusion of more space.

Read on:
http://www.newhomesource.com/resourcecenter/articles/how-builders-make-new-homes-more-spacious

How healthy is your home?

By Marcie Geffner - HSH.com

Homes can be surprisingly dangerous places with the potential for both environmental hazards and safety concerns.

Homes can contain lead-based paint, asbestos, formaldehyde, radon, mold, imported drywall and other substances that can cause illnesses or chronic health problems. Homes are also full of safety hazards from stairs and stoves to bathtubs and swimming pools that can contribute to accidents, injuries or deaths.

Read on:
http://www.hsh.com/finance/real-estate/healthy-homes.html