I had the pleasure of taking part in the Las Vegas Woman Magazine Summer Launch party last night at the Tropicana. I won't bore you with my whole pitch but here's a quick run down (and some fun pictures!).
The PEW Research Center recently did a study and found that an alarming 67% of cell phone owners check their phone (or phones, plural) for messages, alerts, or calls- even when they don't notice their phone ringing of vibrating.
If you didn't get that I was emphasizing "collaborate" with my usage of a larger font size then let me be blunt- what the hell happened to collaboration!? Those of you who keep up with Nevada Real Estate news may or may not have heard about the most recent investigation into the practice of Dual Agency, specifically in relation to short sales.
Today my friend Leslie (who will later be referred to as only "Dani's Friend") and I had the pleasure of taking a one hour tour of the Zappos headquarters in Downtown Las Vegas. My infatuation with Zappos all started in 2012 when I was shopping for 8 pairs of matching Converse shoes for my soon-to-be-husband and his groomsmen.
Throwing Money Into Your Home Without Throwing Money Away
Let me just come out and say it- putting $50,000 of work into your home, doesn't directly translate into an additional $50,000.00 in value, or an additional $50,000.00 on an appraisal. End of story. I can't tell you how many Sellers have spent half of the initial listing consultation explaining to me why they want to list their home $100,000 higher than the comparable homes in the neighborhood. I'm a good REALTOR, but I'm no miracle worker. Installing a grotto that fits 20, a movie room with 15 sub woofers and a popcorn machine, or wall papering the entire house is your prerogative. I'm not here to advise against any of the above. It's your space- love it. But when it comes time to list it, you may have to face the harsh reality that your man cave was not necessarily the best "investment".
Sometimes I avoid saying how grateful I am for fear of sounding as annoying as other people sound when they say it. I'm grateful for most things, big andsmall, still, I don't feel compelled to update my facebook page every time I hit a green light. Well today, I feel compelled (no, I didn't have wine with my cereal).
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where I first began my career in real estate ten years ago. I moved to the las vegas area in 2008. It’s no secret that the market was undergoing some major shifts at that time. bright-eyed and eager to get my feet wet, I dove head first into all things real estate and managed to make it out alive (and hungry for more!). Knowing that the economy is ever changing I’m constantly looking for new niches, expanding my knowledge base, and broadening my sphere of influence. I have active real estate licenses in Nevada and California.