Our Favorite Funny Real Estate Ads

Let’s be clear: Customers are most likely to hire you based on practical considerations. Do you know the market well enough to get them the best deal? Do you understand what they’re looking for? Are you going to work hard on their behalf? But that’s not to say that your marketing should be completely humorless. A good joke can help distinguish you from the crowd of competitors. Plus, people enjoy working with people who are fun to be around. Here are a number of funny real estate advertisements that caught our attention. ...

Real estate TV shows you need to watch

Let’s face it — you just can’t get enough of real estate. Even if that means watching hours of real estate TV after showing homes all day. Whether reality TV is a guilty pleasure of yours, or you’re looking for some pointers from the experts, there are plenty of real estate shows to choose from. Sit back, relax and watch one of these fan favorites: House Hunters The pioneer of real estate TV shows, House Hunters remains a classic among real estate agents and homebuyers alike. Will they choose the move-in ready house ...

Classic movie homes any agent would love to list

As a real estate agent, it’s in your blood to recognize a good house when you see it — even if that house is fictional and happens to be in a movie.   The classic, unique homes we see in some of our favorite movies tend to become easily recognizable landmarks, whether they’re fictional or take place at an existing house. Here are six movie homes any agent would love to list. Gone With the Wind The plantation-style home in Gone With the Wind was probably the first notable movie home to grace our ...

St. Patrick’s Day: Homes of famous Irish-Americans

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In honor of the Irish holiday, we take a look at the homes of five famous Irish-Americans. Pierce Brosnan Possibly one of the most well-known Irish-American actors, Pierce Brosnan was born in Ireland, came to fame in America with the TV series Remington Steele and later played James Bond in that famous movie franchise. Brosnan owns two beachy sanctuaries away from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood: one in Kauai and another in Malibu. The 13,000 square-foot Malibu mansion is Thai-Bali inspired and among many famous homes in ...

How a REALTOR® would list Washington’s Mount Vernon today

Fun fact: George Washington was the only President who didn’t live in the White House. Instead, he chose to live in Mount Vernon — the Washington family home in Fairfax County, Virginia. In honor of President’s Day, we thought we would take a look at Washington’s estate and figure out how a modern-day real estate agent would list the home today. History buff’s paradise As the home of America’s first president, it’s clear that the historical importance of Mount Vernon adds significant value to the house. For anyone who appreciates living and breathing American history, Mount Vernon ...

Six 80s sitcom homes we all remember

The formula for a good 80s sitcom is simple: take a family and watch their day-to-day lives play out in the center of their homes. The playful banter, big milestones, and life lessons all took place in the heart of the house, giving us an image of their homes that’s forever in our memories. Here are six homes we remember from our favorite 80s sitcoms: The ‘Full House’ home Arguably the most recognizable sitcom house, at least from the exterior, is the ‘Full House’ house. The Tanners, Jesse, and Joey lived life out of ...

12 of the strangest traffic laws

Traffic laws were put into place to keep drivers and civilians safe on the road. As a real estate agent who spends a lot of time in the car you should naturally be aware of traffic laws in your state, no matter how weird or crazy they may seem. While some of these strange laws may not be enforced anymore, they were actually put into effect at some point in time. They will probably make you scratch your head and wonder why they came about in the first place, but that’s for another post! We hope ...

Six reasons to be thankful for REALTORS®

A real estate agent’s job goes well beyond the buying and selling of homes for their clients. From advice on home stagings to home visits and nail-biting negotiations to successful closes, the process of buying and selling real estate can take a toll.  Luckily real estate agents are there to lend a helping hand based on years of home sales experience. As we get ready to offer our annual thanks to our Pilgrim founders and the Native Americans who made our country’s first Thanksgiving holiday possible, here are six great reasons to be thankful for ...

Real estate in the time of Pilgrims

The concept of real estate was certainly different when a group of English Puritans arrived at Plymouth Rock in the fall of 1620. But in some ways, it was remarkably similar. Here are a number of fun facts about how settlers approached land in 17th century America. Who owns the land? When the Pilgrims and other settlers arrived in the New World, determining who owned the land that they wanted to settle was not always simple. Even if Native Americans were not living on a given piece of land, it was often still important to ...