Updated: Monday, December 22, 2014
Real Estate Agents, Unwrap Your Gift In The Form of Massive Savings
This holiday season, make sure you add your own name to the gift-shopping list And if what you really want is to see your business grow more in the year to come, then the best gift you can give yourself and your business is the gift of more leads.
Point2, an industry-leading provider of complete marketing solutions for agents and brokers, has kicked off the holiday season with massive discounts of up to 400 on its Professional and Elite packages. This means that you can get all the smart marketing tools you need in one package, without having to spend a fortune.
Cater to your professional needs
Briefly put, the Point2 Agent Professional package is all about helping you get more exposure and more leads. And until January 9th, you can get that for only 399 -- thats 150 down from its original price.
But dont let the attractive price be the main factor in your decision, as the Point2 Agent Pro package enables you to:
Be where the on-the-go home-buyer is looking -- The agent website solution offers an impressive number of gorgeous templates which are both mobile-friendly and optimized for search engines SEO.
Showcase your listings and yourself -- The Pro package comes with free featured listings and agent ads on Point2s own real estate marketplace, Point2 Homes, which registered over 90 million page views within the past year.
Grow your client base with valuable lead management tools like custom forms, predictive marketing, and drip email campaigns.
Give your broker team a five-star gift this winter
The Point2 Agent Elite package was designed to suit the needs of brokers and broker teams.
Thats because it enables you to streamline your teams work with multiple user accounts, team websites, and automated lead routing, while also showcasing your listings to their full potential with unlimited single property websites and 20 featured listing and 5 featured agent ads.
Whats more, the discount has never been bigger - 400 off
Additionally, you can opt for installment payments or lock down your rate with multi-year payment options to better manage your online marketing budget throughout the following year.
Call 888-277-9779 by January 9th to take advantage of the discounted Point2 Agent solutions. Or click here to find out more.
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How to Select an Interior Door
Take a minute to count the number of doors in your house. Surprising, right? Consider then, the impact that a little attention to the doors can have on the overall >
Lets take a look at the options:
Prices for interior doors vary depending on what theyre made of. There are pros and cons associated with the materials themselves that are worth considering before you start thinking about the different >
Solid Wood: Believe it or not, most residential doors are not solid wood, but they offer such excellent soundproofing that they are a very popular upgrade. The weight of a solid wood door also lends a high-end feel when you swing it open or shut. Available in all kinds of wood, from exotic mahogany to the most common pine, solid wood gives you the option of staining to accentuate the beauty of the wood or painting to work with your decor.
Solid Core: These doors are actually constructed of medium-density fiberboard MDF, which is essentially an engineered hardwood that is available in wood-grain or smooth finishes. These, too, offer great sound proofing and that high-end heft, and are arguably the best value for your money.
Hollow Core: These are the most common and affordable doors available. Hollow-core doors are constructed with wood grain or smooth panels that cover a honeycomb-like center. Hollow-core doors are much lighter in weight and offer less soundproofing, but the upside is affordability.
Prehung or Slab: Finally, its important to consider whether you will hang the door in an existing door frame, or purchase a door that is prehung in its frame. Hanging a heavier door is a more delicate process, so we recommend homeowners interested in solid wood doors consider prehung options. A lighter, hollow-core door is simple to hang from existing hinges as it doesnt have much impact in terms of weight.
Once youve decided on the type of door that best fits your needs, its time to think about >
Panel: Panel doors offer a little detail and history. The panels are constructed of rails and stiles to create two-, four- or six-panel options. Rails and stiles can be straight or curved to match your design aesthetic. Straight lines tend to fade to the background, which is often the best option when youre upgrading several doors in one space. Panel doors work well in more traditional design >
Flush: Flush doors are just that: smooth, with no detailing. The lack of detail makes them a good choice in any decor, but especially if youre working with more contemporary >
French doors: French doors are a beautiful upgrade in the right spot. The detailing of the panesand the light they bringimprove the look of any space, and the value as well. Great for exterior doors, they can also help open up interior spaces while still offering boundaries, both visually and spatially.
Pocket doors: Pocket doors are problem solvers. They are the perfect solution in tight spaces, or as a way to add a little privacy within a larger space. They also add a custom flair. Installation requires wall space on one side of the door large enough to accommodate the door when its open. Dont forget that these are also available in flush and panel >
Of course, there are a few door >
Barn doors are a beautiful way to add real visual interest and architectural flair, and are much simpler to install than you might guess. A simple track above the door holds the panels and allows them to slide open and closed. Choose rustic, natural wood tones and textures or more tailored and polished door panels.
Frosted glass inserts are a great way to let in the light and maintain privacy while adding a very custom, high-end look. Great for closet doors, they also work well in other interior and exterior situations.
Those are just a few of our favorites. Whats on your wish list for interior doors?
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|Kerrie Kelly is an award-winning interior designer and the founder of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab in northern California. Kerrie writes on interior design topics for Home Depot. Many of the interior doors mentioned by Kerrie in the article can be viewed online at www.homedepot.com/b/Doors-Windows-Doors/N-5yc1vZas82.|The Kitchen Youll Want For Holiday Hosting Duties Next Year
Youre the chosen one for holiday hosting duties this year and, as much as you love your family, you cant wait for it to be over. Why? Your kitchen... its horrible.
It is. Especially when 10 people are trying to cram into it to stir, pour, boil, fry, whip, cream, and saut.
Truth? You love having everyone in your home. Just not in your kitchen. Youve gotta do something, before they descend upon you again next year.
Here are the changes that will make the biggest impact so when the holidays roll round next year, youll be ready to rock.
1. New countertops
If youre currently sporting the builder basic laminate or ceramic tile that requires the fun combo of scrubbing, bleaching, and scraping to keep the grout from looking crusty, it might be time for an overhaul.
Granite remains a favorite for its functionality and >
HGTV also likes stainless steel countertops for modern kitchens "because they are nonporous, do not have to be sealed, and resist bacterial growth."
2. New or updated cabinets
A good sanding, a coat of paint, and some pretty hardware can transform a kitchen inexpensivelyespecially if you do it yourself. But if youre looking to rip em out and start from scratch, go with the emerging trend of furniture->
"This approach marks another step in the evolution of the kitchen as the hub of the home and a treasured space the whole family can enjoy, rather than just a functional area thats used for food prep and cooking alone," said Houzz. "The incredible designs available celebrate the different elements of the kitchen as pieces of beautiful furniture, not just workstations, which allows people to bring their own personal, warm, welcoming touch to this space."
3. Create a Timeless Look
If youre redoing your kitchen, you want to get it right, and you want the look to last. Today, you dont have to choose one >
"Designs that marry modern and traditional elements will be one of the most influential looks of 2015," said Houzz. "Homeowners are shunning ultrasleek, contemporary kitchens in favor of spaces that are "warm, homey and reflect themselves. This trend is affecting everything from cabinet design to colors, materials to textures. Flat-panel cabinet doors are being replaced with >
4. Make it universal
Not only can the look be timeless, but the functionality can last for years to come and adapt as life>
5. New Appliances
Stainless steel still rules the appliance world in terms of finishes, but the emphasis is now on function. If your fridge is too small to serve your family properly, you could always get a giant new one. Or, you could eliminate what is often the biggest offender in terms of space stealing and put your drinks elsewhere. Beverage drawers and beverage centers make great additions to a functional kitchen.
6. New sink and faucet
Sinks are showing up in a variety of materials like copper, and colors like black or white. Larger capacity sinks continue to trend, especially in a single-bowl >
Whether you choose to make small changes or renovate the whole thing, you can create a kitchen that is a joy to cook in, not just for the holiday, but for everyday.
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