Aug 09, 2018
Sometimes the world seems upside down.
And what should we do when that happens? When all values get skewed, when right becomes left (or even worse; wrong!) and light gets dark? Should we speak up? Should we fight for what's right and defend it in an effort to put things back where they belong?
But for now, making memes and captioning this picture is all we ask of you. How would you caption this picture?
Aug 02, 2018
"Oh, but ~~insert something that is always on and can be later viewed on YouTube~~ is on right now!"
Is this your house too or is it only mine?
Because if it's mine; take the feet off the coffee table and come help! And if it's not, do your part and come help! Either way: turn that TV off because I do not get paid for this, Mister. I am not doing this alone!
Jul 30, 2018
We love these silly generator things!
What's not to love? All you need to do is combine your day of birth with your month of birth and you have a random generic idea for your next home.
But one thing caught our mind and we can't stop thinking about it: what if a lot of people born on the same day and month (not the year, necessarily) follow through with this generator and start actually building, I don't know... a smelly beach house! Wouldn't that fundamentally change real estate as a whole? For starters, a beach house necessarily has to be built on the shores, right? And while the USA has a lot of coastal lines; if everyone starts to do it, it will become unbearable! Could you imagine? Driving the famous Big Sur without being able to roll down the windows because of how awful the smell of thousands of smelly beach houses is?! And that would eventually unfold to a crisis in the convertible car production, and, then, economic chaos which would eventually make the real estate market itself suffer and how could it go back up when most of the supply is made of SMELLY beach houses?!
So, I guess what we're saying is that.... play with our home generator, but be responsible, ok? The faith of the world might be in your hands.
Jul 25, 2018
You've heard of Troy, right? The whole shebang where some guys thought they were getting a giant wooden horse as a gift, only to realize that inside of it were several of their enemy's army!
Well, this image is a bit similar to that. How? - you ask.
At first look, it's a harmless fun meme, asking you to tag that person who does this, so you can both share a laugh.
But the truth is that, dear RealEstateAgent.com reader, I'm sick and tired of going to MY bathroom to alleviate myself only to discover the last person did not make the HUGE and STRESSFUL gesture - some irony required - of getting up and walking to the pantry to get a new paper roll to the toilet paper holder! My intent is to post this while the boss is not looking so I can finally start my revolution where every monster that does this feels so ashamed of doing it, they'll never do it again and then--- Hold on, hold on, the boss is here...
So, that's why the Real Estate Market is so good for homeowners and real estate agents--
Ok, the boss is gone.
But I haven't got much time.
Pass this link on to the soulless person that cares not about the next one, who cares not about your need for toilet paper.
Feel free to share on your own page; I don't care. All I need is this to stop. I can't stand it anymore. Join the toilet paper revolution!
Jul 19, 2018
We're living a moment of tension, with tales of espionage, anonymous hackers and other things that seem straight out of a spy movie.
But did you know that this is nothing new to Real Estate?
Yes, it might look dull at first sight, but there's a whole 'nother side where real estate agents, home buyers, neighbors and anyone remotely connected to a property must be resourceful and come up with codenames to refer to someone without that person knowing he/she is talking about him/her. Some of these codenames are flattering, some are not. But figuring out what yours would be like is always fun!
Just add the adjective after your day of birth to the noun after the month in which you were born and tell us in the comments your result!
Jul 16, 2018
How tiny can you go with Tiny Homes, really?
Seriously, this one was supposed to be a joke, but some people are so into this tiny house trend, always downsizing everything, that it wouldn't be surprising to hear of someone living inside a Kangaroo pouch - not inside a snail shell, come on THAT'S impossible.
For single people, we get it. It's a bit too much to have a lot of square footage all for yourself; not to mention that it must be very lonely! The sound echoing reminds you that you're all alone. However, with a family, if not out of necessity, we think it's a little bit crazy to move into a Tiny House. Kids need space to properly grow and understand the concept of freedom. Plus, they trip on things and can hurt themselves, so big spacey places are safer for them. But, then again; Tiny Houses have not that many objects, so...
Tell us: what are your thoughts on this whole craze of Tiny Homes Across the USA? Do you think it's amazing or ridiculous?
Jul 12, 2018
It's common to say that when people see things differently, the "truth" is somewhere between both visions.
In this case, we have three.
Mom's vision: ok, it's not as clean as it was when you cleaned it up... but is it really this pandemonium?
Kid's vision: it's not like they do it on purpose... kids don't understand yet the concept of "mess", they can't help themselves.
Dad's vision: Yeah, that's pretty accurate.
If you know the cure to dad's blindness, give us your miracle recipe in the comments!
Jul 05, 2018
OMG... so many things going through our minds seeing this image. How would YOU caption this one?
Vent in the comments! Let all the rage (and the sarcasm) out!
Jun 07, 2018
Dogs Or Cats? Cats Or Dogs?
Move over Apple vs. Microsoft, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, Kate Perry vs. Taylor Swift... THIS is internet's fight of the century!
Which side are you on?
Team Dog will say they are loyal, foolish little beings of love, at the same time they can be fierce and act as a great reliable home security system.
Fierce? Have you see a cat when pushed against the wall?! - will counter a member of Team Cat. Cats are great companion too and are the cutest thing when playing and pushing their paws against your belly like a cute little masseuse!
But then team dog will say that cats are not called "man's best friends" and cats will counter that this moniker was coined by jealous humans who couldn't reach the level of complicity (and complexity) cat-relationship demands and the fight will go on and on and on until the end of times. The only way to finish it is by VOTING! Numbers don't lie, people.
Note: All arguments regarding allergy will be disregarded, as they can both cause allergies.
Vote! Defend thy pets honor!
(For the reasonable that will say "Can't I vote for both?" - no, you can't. There's no place for reasoning here. This is war! Vote for the best animal now!)
May 31, 2018
Take your pick!
Do you think a Two-Story house is too dangerous for kids and elders? Or even for teens and adults; you don't want to be exposed to liability, right?
And let's not even start with how tiresome is to go up and down those stairs every day, carrying laundry... no, no! Go Team Lazy-- I mean; Team One-Story House!
You do get more space for less, right? You can have a bigger garden and maybe even build something there, like a She Shed. Plus, having your room on the second floor will give you a nice, quieter view from above; have you thought about that? And, lastly, most important: two-story houses are generally seen as more valuable, so how about that for the Team Two-Story house?
If you need more info to make up your mind and your vote, read our whole One-Story House or Two-Story House article! Just don't forget to vote!
May 24, 2018
Which gives you the best bathing experience?
Do you feel clean after you take a bubble bath? Or do you hop in the shower afterward so you don't "miss a spot"?
Can you sing in a bath or is that a shower only thing?
On the ecology realm, Team Bubble Bath will say that they are saving water, but Team Shower will counter that the bubbles might not be that eco-friendly...
Team Shower will ask " Who has time for a bubble bath, anyway?" and Team Bubble Bath will say: "well, who has time to vote on this Or that polls? And yet here we are..."
So, just cast your vote and let's settle the fight between Shower and Bubble Bath!
May 10, 2018
Here we go with another polarized issue: Rent Or Own?
We could just stick with the saying that goes "to everything there is a season", after all it seems that buying a home is something we only do when we get more mature and renting is almost reserved to young people, but that notion is getting out of fashion. More and more we're seeing older people renting and it can even be a good option to buy a home when you're looking for Student Accommodations for your just-accepted-at-College kid.
What do you say?
Do you prefer to rent and have some spare money to invest in improving your education, and traveling to create memories? Do you prefer the rent so you're not stuck to a city and a never-ending mortgage, and can move around whenever you feel like it?
Or do you prefer to buy a home and call it your own? A place where you can decorate the way you want. Where you can, if you want to, tear down the rooms and play LEGO building whatever you feel like? Plus, the security of knowing that whenever the going gets tough you have a safe haven is invaluable.
Where do you stand on this one? Give us your vote!
Apr 25, 2018
When it comes to bringing that green feeling to the house; are you Team Natural Grass or Team Artificial Grass?
Oh, this is a tough one!
Sure, the natural grass has some important features. It drains rain, can provides us with other planting possibilities and bring us that wonderful natural smell.
However, when you do the artificial grass, you don't have to worry about taking care of it, it doesn't attract fungi and other parasites, and it consistently looks the same; you don't get a period of time where it looks terrible.
But, then again, when at is prime, natural grass looks so good and laying on it feels like nothing else...
Ok, we give up!
Just close your eyes and vote for one of them!
Apr 17, 2018
Say you have a spacious window sill: would you use it to make an internal garden to get fresh herbs for your cooking, nice scents to the house and that amazing forest feel indoors…
Or use it as an extra space for seating, reading, window gazing and that perfect power nap?
What are you? #TeamGardening or #TeamExtraSeat?
Apr 10, 2018
April 10th is National Sibling Day! Which type of Sibling is best for you?
The one easily reachable, that can be at your door in a matter of minutes… Or the one who lives far away - providing that sweet home-away-from-home vacation home?
Now, mind-blown scenario: what if two siblings vote each on a different a different option?! Oh, the family/sibling drama! We love it!
(Don't worry, we won't tell your sibling which option you voted for)
Either way: call/meet your sibling and say: “ Happy Sibling Day”!
Apr 04, 2018
Which is the most reliable home security system? A security guard patrolling the house or a guard dog?
Team security guard will say that everyone who watched a cartoon knows that a piece of stake is enough to tame an angry dog, but Team Guard Dogs will say that you get a better value out of Dogs, as they are 2-for-1 and can serve as both a security system and men's best friend! However, dogs can't help carrying your groceries, right? But with the right training they can bring you food - which is not one of the security guard's duties.
Oh, we can't answer this one: what are your thoughts? Sound off on the comments about your thoughts regarding the best security system for your home!
Mar 23, 2018
Easter is right around the corner and we want to know: what is your preference when celebrating it? Do you get the kids Hand Painted Eggs OR Plastic Eggs?
Hand Painted Eggs Team will say that there's nothing like putting your artisan skills to the task; that it is a nice therapy, even!
But Plastic Eggs Team will counter by asking " Who has time for that?", plus the mess those eggs can make...
So, tell us: what side are you on?
This Easter, will your house feature Hand Painted Eggs or Plastic Eggs?
Mar 22, 2018
St. Patrick's Day is only a few days away and the festivities are heating up! Chicago and Boston are two towns that take the festivities really serious and have a tradition of organizing awesome celebrations.
While Chicago dyes its river green since 1962, Boston has the most remarkable parade filled with kids and St. Patrick's motives.
If you had the opportunity of travelling to either Chicago or Boston to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, which would you choose?
Would you go with the Windy City of Chi-Town or would you choose the famous City on the hill of Boston, Massachutes?
Mar 22, 2018
This Saturday the country will be taken over by green! People of every city storm the streets to enjoy the Luck of the Irish, - on this lucky day which do you prefer Green Beer or a shot of Jameson's?