Author Archives: Jill Weittenhiller

7 Easy Ways to Make any Bathroom Feel Like a Luxury Spa

 

Ok moms, confession time! Everyone needs a trip to the spa now and then. But what if you could go to the spa every day —in your own bathroom? Every Mom’s dream, right? Check out these 7 simple (and affordable) tips for turning your bathroom into your own private spa retreat just in time for Mother’s Day!   Continue reading

You Can Now Stay Overnight at “A Christmas Story” House [PHOTOS & HOUSEFAX REPORT]

Calling all “A Christmas Story” fans! The house featured in the 1983 classic holiday film “A Christmas Story” is now accepting overnight guests. Sure, it’s only May, but who could resist spending the night in Ralphie or Randy’s bed? Before you sign-up, check out the Housefax Report to help you plan your stay:

  • Has the house been in a fire? (cause you know, that furnace is pretty old)
  • Where are the nearest schools? (so you can avoid neighborhood bully, Scut Farkus. And yes, our sources confirmed it’s Scut, not Scott…who knew?!)
  • How well will your cell phone work? (you’ll need it for when you order Chinese food takeout)

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Homebuyer Alert: 350,000+ Reported House Fires Annually [INFOGRAPHIC]

 

Only Housefax Reports Contain 16M Fire Incidents Occurring Before 1999 

A house fire, no matter how small or localized, has the ability to impact the whole house, with cascading effects that can linger for a long time. Potential homebuyers need to know if the house they are considering purchasing has had any damage related to a fire including electrical, smoke, water and even mold —not all of which is visible. (Check out the infograph below for more alarming house fire stats.)  Continue reading

Value of Landscaping to Homeowners & Sellers [INFOGRAPHIC]

First impressions are as important for houses as they are for people. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to increase your home value or a seller looking to increase market price, the many benefits of landscaping are astonishing. And with spring finally here, now’s the perfect time to consider landscaping and other DIY projects to boost your home’s curb appeal. Check out this infographic that quantifies the value of good landscaping.

Special thanks to HouseHuntHouseLogicAbout.com, and the National Association of Realtors for this valuable information. Continue reading

Housefax Celebrates Earth Week with a $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. In 1970, Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin first conceived the idea. The senator was worried about the rate of industrialization and the careless attitude of people towards our environment. Today, Earth Day events are coordinated globally in more than 193 countries to support environmental protection and awareness.

Housefax is celebrating Earth Day all week long by encouraging “green” pledges that will increase environmental awareness and decrease environmental waste throughout the home — today and every day.

For a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Cardclick here to participate in the Housefax Earth Week Campaign. No purchase necessary.

A healthier, green planet starts at home. #HousefaxCares

BREAKING NEWS: 2017 Real Estate Agent Survey Results

Housefax today announced survey results that show 8 out of 10 Real Estate Agents recommend providing a Housefax Property Report during an Open House. When agents were asked how else they leverage Housefax Reports to generate more business, the top three responses were: Listing Presentations, Home Inspections and Open Houses. (Click here for more tips on how to use Housefax Reports.)

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BUYER’S GUIDE: What to Do When your Dream Home Gets a Bad Inspection

You’ve been house hunting for weeks, maybe months, or in my case years (sorry, Barb!). You walk into what feels like the 192nd house. Updated kitchen — check. Finished basement — check. New washer and dryer — bonus! Could this be it? You make an offer — it’s accepted! Now there’s nothing to do but wait anxiously for the home inspection. When the day finally arrives, you feel a strange mix of excitement and dread. Then you get the not-so-great news.

What should you do if you get surprising inspection results that are not automatic deal-killers? Here’s some advice from the pros, just in time for National Home Inspection Month in April.  Continue reading

[E-Book] 20 Social Media Tips & Free (Yes, FREE) Resources to Crush 2017

 

The Ultimate 2017 Social Media Playbook

Will 2017 be the year you finally crush your business’s social media goals? Heck yes! And here’s why. We’ve done the heavy lifting to create this free guide packed with 20 of the absolute best social media tips EVER, useful stats for YOU (savvy real estate agent) and FREE resources.

The Ultimate Social Media Playbook

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In it, we share:

  • The best (and worst) times to post
  • The social media network with the highest lead conversion rate (SPOILER ALERT: it’s not Facebook!)
  • The #1 content goal for marketers in 2017 (which by the way, you can’t afford to ignore.)
  • A winning YouTube video that you can easily swipe
  • Jimmy Fallon’s techniques to attract millennials (if he was an agent.)

The best part? All of these strategies and techniques are incredibly practical, yet powerful and proven. So yeah, basically, they’re easy and they work.

Click here to download your FREE social media playbook today.

Pro Secrets Revealed: How to Use a Housefax Report to Sell More Homes [INFOGRAPHIC]

In a recent survey of real estate agents, we asked, “how do you recommend using a Housefax Report to sell more homes?” Results showed that 8 out of 10 agents recommend providing a Housefax Report during an Open House. It’s an easy yet powerful way to build confidence.

The following infographic reveals 6 ways successful agents are using Housefax Reports today. If you’re ready to get started, check out Housefax PRO, a service for real estate agents who want to take their business to the next level with personalized Housefax Reports.

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Freshen Up Your Curb Appeal this Spring for $50 or Less [INFOGRAPHIC]

 

Whether you’re looking to update your home’s exterior, or thinking of selling your home, first impressions are everything. According to the National Association of Realtors, 63% of homebuyers will drop by after viewing a home they like online. What will they see?

Here are 4 easy and budget-friendly DIY projects that create instant curb appeal.

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