Monthly Archives: April 2015

Choosing the Right Realtor: A Checklist

The housing marketing is challenging with lots of moving parts. When buying or selling a home, you need someone who will advocate for you, who will help you manage the parts and who will give you some essential advice you wouldn’t otherwise get. The best way to find someone you can trust to represent you? Ask your friends, family and colleagues. And when you do find some great candidates, interview them! Use the following checklist to help you choose the right realtor. ✔ Do you... view article »

5 Marketing Must-Haves When Selling Your House

When you’re trying to sell your home, marketing plays a big role in how quick it sells and at what value. Marketing is what gets your listing the most exposure and represents your home in the best possible light. If done right, you have a higher likelihood of receiving multiple offers at competitive prices. Read on for our 5 marketing must-haves for selling your home. A professional photographer, not just anyone with a camera. Professional photographers know the right angles, best lighting and creative ways... view article »

Best Outdoor Dining in the Twin Cities

Nothing says warm weather like eating al fresco. When the temperature hits 70 degrees, everyone rushes to get the best seat on the patio. The goods news, though, is the Twin Cities has no shortage of outdoor dining. But some spots are better than others. Depending on the occasion or event, stop by one of our favorite outdoor dining destinations.   Date Night: La Grolla – 452 Selby Avenue, St. Paul  Upscale meets relaxed at La Grolla. Its Italian cuisine matches its more intimate setting... view article »

Simple Home Improvements with Drastic Results

When it comes to sprucing up your home, you don’t need to spend a lot of time or money. If you are in the midst of spring cleaning or are preparing to sell your home, here are some simple home improvements that deliver drastic results. The easiest improvement (and one that is always on our list) is updating lighting fixtures and hardware throughout your house. This includes knobs, handles and outlet covers. You can even go so far as to give your home a unique... view article »