Dec 20 2011
Happy Holidays Merry Christmas Sherry Chris Video

A Video Message from Sherry Chris – Happy Holidays!

The closing of the year always provides us an opportunity to reflect on the many successes we have achieved together at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. I want to personally thank all of you for your passion, dedication and support this year and wish you success and happiness in 2012! I Continue Reading

Nov 16 2011
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BHGRE Returns from the 2011 NAR Conference

We just returned from an exhilarating trip to Anaheim, CA for the National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo.  The annual NAR event is always an excellent time to network and engage with our fellow real estate professionals and this year proved to be no different.   We had a Continue Reading

Nov 04 2011
REport Week in Review

The REport: Week in Review

We received welcome news this week as the homeownership rate in the United States rose to 66.3% in the third quarter. Although the number is below what it was a year earlier, all four regions experienced an increase.  Remain Calm, Buy a Home! Remaining calm through the home buying process Continue Reading

Nov 02 2011
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The REport

Finding Your Perfect New York Home According to a recent article in The New York Times, home buyers looking for more affordable real estate in the outskirts of may have a difficult time tracking down information on these segmented neighborhoods. Many of these areas are being served by small, Continue Reading

Oct 29 2011

The REport

This week the U.S. government made modifications to the Home Affordable Refinance Program. These changes aim to assist struggling homeowners by allowing them to refinance to today’s low interest rates as long as they are current on their payments. It’s estimated that this could result in helping an Continue Reading

Oct 26 2011

The REport

According to the National Association of Realtors, 89 percent of home buyers use the Internet during the home search process. While it’s probable they are looking at property listings, potential home buyers may be researching the right agent for them based on initial referrals.  The increasingly Continue Reading

Oct 21 2011

The REport

Our neighbors to the north had an encouraging month in terms of home sales. In September, sales of existing homes rose 2.7 percent in Canada. The country’s housing market remains steady and a “bright spot” in the economy. That’s great news for our friends at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Continue Reading

Oct 18 2011

The REport

You know that Facebook friend who updates their status so much you feel as though you know a little too much about their life (i.e. every meal, waking thought, etc)  - and not in a good way? Well, it is vital that your brand’s social campaign not replicate this behavior. An article in Advertising Continue Reading

Oct 14 2011

Week In Review

If the “kickoff” of football season and the baseball playoffs have not put you in an autumnal mood yet, perhaps this will!  A man in California took the blue ribbon at the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival for growing a 1,704-pound pumpkin.  I wonder how many traditional pumpkin pies that would Continue Reading

Oct 12 2011

The REport

Tell a story and keep it simple. In today’s hectic marketing bazaar, it is easy to be seduced by the latest social media bells and whistles or geo-location mobile ads, among many other advertising modernisms. If you follow the mantra of the late Steve Jobs, who has been referred to as a genius Continue Reading

Oct 07 2011

Week in Review

Defying expectations?  According to Royal LePage, this is exactly what is happening with Canadian housing prices, which increased in the third quarter as compared to a year earlier. On this side of the border in the land of the Eagle, the practice of “doubling-up” should make way for high demand Continue Reading