The Realtors Guide to Selling Mansions

Buying and selling houses, apartments, garages and plots of land has been easy for you, and you’re looking at the future of your career. What lies ahead? Where do you see yourself? What role will you be playing? All these questions and more continue to flood people everyday, with no simple solution. That is unless you’re a realtor that is.

Being a realtor you can make big money from commissione, which means that your wage is relative to the type of properties you sell. Considering that the vast majority of the market sells for well below the $1,000,000 mark, it makes sense to try and sell as many of those properties as you can. Or does it?

Whilst selling a mansion may seem like it is in the realms of impossible, it may be closer than you think. Sure there are pros and cons to selling mansion. It takes so much longer to sell a mansion, and that time could be spent doing research on houses that have a quick turn-over. But a huge plus is that you have reached a massive accolade in your career. You can now wear the (metaphorical) badge of pride when you tell people that you sold a nice sea view mansion that’s been on the market for years. People should, and will be impressed by this feat.

The commission is great too, mostly because of the price of what people are willing to pay. Consider you sell ten houses in 6 months, each of these houses cost somewhere between $80,000 and $140,000. Assuming commision is 10%, you get an average commision of $110,000. Which isn’t bad when you think about it.

Now consider the opposite. You’ve sold only two mansions in the space of 6 months. One cost $12,000,000, another $8,000,000. With 10% commission on each, you’re looking at $200,000.  Not bad for only two mansions (the commission rate is usually higher for mansions, so this number could be even higher) .

Real Estate Ideas to Light up the Home

Do you think completing the brick and mortar construction of the building will make your house? Or having a sprawling garden outside will make your home lively? Focussing only on the exteriors will give you a home which is impressive at first sight and you might even become the famed owner of a beautiful building among the public.

Your home is built for you to live in it and create your memories

Do your family and you share your happiness and sorrow inside the house or outside? How long will your visitors stay outside and admire your garden and exteriors? The quality of life in an organized, beautified room and a shabby, carelessly left room differs like sun and moon. Which one do you prefer? The answer is fully obvious.

You can realize the importance of having a well-designed interior by knowing that many organizations offer full-time courses in interior designing. It has many takers and the students have many takers in the industry.

Keep aside the decors, expensive showpieces, furnishings, and portraits. What is left in the house which can add to the vibrant surroundings of the interior of your property? The lightings!

Simple tubes, bulbs, and lights do not add aesthetic appeal and mood-changing effects. For that, you have to create designs with lightings and that is what professional sites like www.modern.place do. While lighting up your property, take care of some minute, but critical elements of interior designing:

The position of the lights should not be too high to be out of reach nor should it be too low making the room crowded. Use the lights in the direction which will not cast shadows or glare and interfere with the activity you are engaged in.

The length, height, and size of the light should match the platform on which it will be placed. You would not want to completely fill your tabletop with a lamp or a hanging lamp so long that you bump into it every time you pass by.

Lights should not be too bright or too dull. Colourful lights bring in the party mood and soothing floor lights set the perfect mood for sleeping. Colourful lights can be tricky if you do not consider the color of your wall paints.

The life inside the home depends more on the light and air inside rather than the external paint and lawn.

 

Finding the Right Garage Service Company!

The garage is almost everywhere, every home in the states has a garage. There is ahuge demand for its installation and maintenance procedures all across the states. We all obviously look for homes with a garage, and that’s one of the specifications given to the real estate agent during house hunt. Real estate agencies are now all-rounders!

Though there are many companies, you can’t bet at the quality of service offered by St. Paul garage door repair services, which are into this business from years, along with their paternal real estate business. It’s nothing new to them, providing such exceptional services have been their daily routines. But, it’s amazing for us to see the kind of work they do, years after years, without a change.

In case you are looking for a garage company, here is what you must consider before finalising on one.

There is no question of compromising on quality, that’s what we look out for and that’s what we mentioned above. Read on:

Transparency in the work:

The garage services normally would hide few things from the customers, only to present last minute surprises that would shake up anyone. But, in reality, when you are looking for a garage service centre, it’s advised to go for the one who has a transparent business solution. From the first place till the billing, the customer needs to know everything, a split explanation of all is required.

Trust:

The garage is almost another entry to your home, would you allow anyone inside your home, just like that? And would you trust someone does the work and goes, waiting for any warning incidences? Not at all! We all would love to give the job to a trusted member, so go hunting for a company that is trustworthy. Any company with good ratings and feedback from close pals would definitely be trustworthy.

Efficiency:

The work needs to be done quickly and efficiently, as keeping a garage open for days together will be bad toyour home, any predators and uninvited guests can enter. So, look for those who finish work on time, with experience and expertise comes all; and have a strict plan in place.

Need For High Quality Sash Windows

Sash windows are nothing but windows with a split which can be opened vertically or horizontally. Sash windows are widely preferred nowadays; this is due to the fact that one can keep them open during summer to get fresh air and closed during winter. Predominantly sash windows are made up of either wood or vinyl. Aluminum and combination of vinyl and wood are also used sometimes. Sash windows have been in use for more than three centuries.

Issues with sash windows:

Sash windows have to be maintained well else one may end up with them getting stuck. This would then become a major problem during winter when one needs them to be closed or the reverse case when one needs them to be opened during hot summer days. Thus they can become a bane if not maintained properly. Some of the common problems one may face when using sash windows are

  • Due to shrinkage of wood or expansion they rot or swell and get distorted.
  • Inexperienced painters may paint the sash in such a way that they may get stuck or make it too rigid to operate.
  • Vinyl sash windows are prone to breaking as they are not so robust compared to wood.
  • Vinyl windows are not suitable for industrial use as they are inflammable and could cause toxic fumes.
  • The glasses in these windows are usually irreplaceable and hence have to be protected from damages during and after construction.

Thus one has to ensure that they use only high-quality sash windows as durability, robustness and maintenance are very important in sash windows. One has to carefully choose the material of the window and the make of the glass to ensure that it lasts longer. A sash window that is well maintained can last for decades altogether and can serve its purpose well in rain and shine.

Advantages Of Using Manual Tile Cutters

When it comes to choosing tile cutters you have several options, based on the budget, the features and the purpose. Electric tile cutters are quite popular these days mainly because some feel that these are very easy to use. But there are some who still swear by the effectiveness of using a manual tile cutter.

What is a manual tile cutter?

This is something that runs without the need for electricity. These come as manual ones where there is a slab to fit the tile to be worked on. There is a scoring wheel which is mobile and it is placed between two guides as well. The guides allow you to cut straight. Finally there is a separator to cut open the cut parts. The scoring wheel is often made of a tough material like Tungsten Carbide that helps cut tiles easily. The manual cutter is often a popular choice to cut ceramic tiles. If you are looking for the best manual cutters, here’s a good place. I bought my ceramic tile cutters from here.

Here are some of the benefits of choosing a manual tile cutter:

  1. Portable:

With electric tile cutters you have to hunt for power outlets. This however can be fixed anywhere and used on the go.

  1. An easy to use design:

No more hassles of entangled cords blocking your area of operation. These are cordless so you can stand anywhere when you use the tile cutter making it one of the most convenient options. There is no installation process required either.

  1. Clean and perfect cut:

This doesn’t just cut faster than the electric tile cutter but is also known to give a cleaner cut. The finish would also be comparatively bright. There is also not much of dust created in this process as you would notice in an electric tile cutter.

5 Best Attractions in Rome for the Avid Archaeology Enthusiast

By itself, Rome is considered an archaeological destination. It can be difficult and overwhelming to choose from among the many attractions that this ancient city has to offer.

To make deciding which sites to visit first a lot easier for you, we’ve rounded up the top attractions in Rome into a short list.

1. Vatican City

The Vatican is a must-visit destination not only for the devout Catholics but also for people who are deeply interested in the prehistoric Rome. It’s home to historically significant Egyptian, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts.

When you visit the Vatican, don’t miss the Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis where you can find—and even walk above—excavated burial chambers that were discovered in the 1950s.

 

2. The Colosseum

The best preserved Roman amphitheater in the world, the Colosseum is an iconic ancient Roman heritage. You can take a guided day or evening tour to see the grandiose architectural wonder and the partially excavated remains of the Ludus Magnus.

 

3. The Pantheon

Originally built as a temple in honor of all Roman gods, the Pantheon has stood for almost 2,000 years, thanks to its high-quality construction. A Baroque fountain accentuates the square, with an Egyptian obelisk at the center of the fountain—which is said to be created in honor of Ramses II.

 

4. Musei Capitolini (Capitolene Museums)

The Capitolene Museums are the longest-surviving public museums in the world. The museums on the Piazza del Campidoglio—designed by no less than Michelangelo—feature the most iconic sculptures and artifacts of prehistoric Rome.

 

5. The Trevi Fountain

A lovely place for photographic opportunities is the elegantly designed Baroque-style Trevi Fountain, which is made up of spectacular sculptures. It’s said that if you toss some coins into the fountain’s pool, you’ll definitely be able to come back to Rome.

What’s your favorite among the ancient Roman sites? Tell us in the comments!

Exploring the World Capital of Prehistory: Top 5 Things to do in Les Eyzies

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac is a picture-perfect small town that has been known as the world’s prehistory capital because of its rich local history and amazing archaeology. Visitors worldwide come to this site to better understand and appreciate the history of humanity.

Paying a visit soon? Here are the five most recommended activities to maximize your stay in this charming town:

Visit the National Prehistory Museum

Regarded as one of the best prehistoric archaeology museums in the world, the National Prehistory Museum showcases a comprehensive history of the Vézére Valley’s Stone Age, displaying replicas from major sites in Africa and Europe.

 

Go on a Canoeing Trip in the Vézére River

For fans of the great outdoors, this activity will surely satisfy one’s hunger for adventure. Take a full or half-day canoeing tour of the river, and feast your eyes on the marvelous sights: the stunning Vézére valley, castles, period farm homes, and troglodyte houses.

 

Try the Homemade Ice Cream at the Palais des Glaces

When you’re visiting Les Eyzies in the summer, don’t forget to drop by the Palais des Glaces to cool yourself with a variety of flavors of homemade ice cream.

 

Check Out the Monday Market

Need some fresh produce for your picnic? Go to the market on a Monday morning and experience the rural lifestyle in France. You can find there cured meats, pâtés, local wines, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

Take a Guided Tour in Abri Pataud

The tour begins at a rock shelter that has been excavated some meters deep by archaeologists since the 1950s and was discovered to be inhabited by gatherers and hunters around 22,000 to 35,000 years ago. The next stop of the tour is a small museum where you can find artifacts gathered from the archaeological site.

The Les Eyzies has so much more to offer to anyone who’s interested in taking a glimpse of the prehistoric age. These five activities are just some of the things you can do to fully enjoy your visit to France.

Château d’Abbadia and Musée Fernand Desmoulin: The Most Popular Character Houses to Visit in Southwestern France

Period character homes are among the must-visit sites in the South West of France. If you happen to be traveling to France soon and you’re a history and architecture lover, these two museums will be worth your time.

Château d’Abbadia (Castle-Observatory Abbadia)

The Castle of Abbadia is situated in an expansive 400-hectare estate on the Basque coast surrounded by picturesque sea and mountains. It’s a geophysical and astronomical observatory built from 1864 to 1884 for scientist, ethnologist, and geographer Antoine d’Abbadie.

Only 500 visitors are allowed access to the museum daily. To make things less of a hassle for you, call the museum (+33 (0) 5.59.20.04.51) before you arrive.

Address: Route de la Corniche, 64700 Hendaye

Opening Hours:

  • May-June 2017 (guided tour only):
    • 10 AM-12 PM and 2 PM-6 PM (Monday to Friday)
    • 2 PM-6 PM only (Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays)
  • July-August 2017
    • Guided tours: 10 AM-11:30 AM and 2 PM-4:45 PM (Monday to Sunday)
    • Self-guided tours: 12 PM-2 PM (Monday to Sunday)
  • September-October 2017 (guided tour only)
    • 10 AM-12 PM and 2 PM-6 PM (Monday to Friday)
    • 2 PM-6 PM only (Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays)
  • November-December 2017 (closed on December 24, 25, and 31)
    • Guided tour only: 2 PM-6 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)

Rates:

  • Adults: 8.90 €
  • Children (6-13 years old): 4.50 €
  • Children (5 years old and below): Free
  • Family package (for a group of two adults and 2-3 children): 23 €

Musée Fernand Desmoulin (Fernand Desmoulin Museum)

Opened to the public in 1951, this museum is home to the masterpieces of exemplary academic painter Fernand Desmoulin (1853-1914). He was the official artist of literary, political, and scientific greats of the Third Republic, including Jules Ferry, Zola, and Raymond Poincar, among others. Musée Fernand Desmoulin also features Desmoulin’s Spiritism-themed works from 1900 to 1902, which consist of wonderful mediumistic drawings.

 

Address: Boulevard Charlemagne, 24310 Brantôme

 

Opening Hours:

  • May 2017: 10 AM-1 PM and 2 PM-6 PM
  • June 2017: 10 AM-6 PM
  • July-August 2017: 10 AM-7 PM
  • September 2017: 10 AM-10 PM
  • October to December 2017: 10 AM-12 PM and 2 PM-5 PM (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

 

Rates:

  • Full rate: 5.50 €
  • Discounted rate: 3.50 €

 

Have you visited a museum in France? How was your experience and what would you recommend?