Nosh with Nina: Another Guest in the House

After our wonderful guest blog last week, please welcome, Sheelagh. I found her blog a few weeks ago and she was thoughtful enough to share a wonderful recipe with me! Sheelagh writes for her own blog as well, My Happy … Continue reading

The Most Dangerous Mistakes…

The Most Dangerous Mistakes… When Choosing a Realtor

Over the course of the next several blog posts, I will be sharing with you what I view as the most dangerous mistakes prospective homebuyers and sellers can make when selecting a Realtor.

What some homebuyers and sellers struggle to understand is that not all Realtors are created equal. Some work harder than others, and some hardly work at all. Many differ in their strategies and approaches to working within the Real Estate market.

Today I examine an important strategic difference in listing a home.

“My house is worth at least a million dollars.”

Some inexperienced agents will tell you your home is worth more to appease you in the short run. What happens down the road? You’re frustrated when you can’t sell your home and the agent has accomplished almost nothing on your behalf. Homes receive even more attention when they’re newly listed and fresh on the market. If a Realtor lists your house for considerably more than it’s true worth, by the time you go through multiple price reductions, it’s considered old news and buyers might be turned off by a perceived act of desperation.

Nina’s Advice:

Your house is worth only as much as a prospective buyer is willing to pay.

Okay, it’s time for a serious reality check. Please be realistic when evaluating the true, current value of your home. I provide my sellers with the most informative, up-to-date statistics and trends to make sure they have an accurate listing price. A thorough Comparative Market Analysis is necessary to make a sound pricing decision.

Please follow my daily blog as I continue to list more potential problems to be averted when choosing the best Realtor to suit your needs.

I look forward to helping you move through this process as smoothly as possible, achieving the best results possible.

Nina’s Tech Net: Technology Support from The Nina Klemm Team

Welcome back to Tech Tuesday! As you know each week we’ll be promoting ideas and resources which will help everyone navigate the world of technology as it relates to the home. 

Today, we’d like to continue with our list of innovative apps.

(If you missed last Tuesday’s installment, please be sure to check it out for apps to assist in home buying and selling.)

Home ownership is a completely worthwhile experience, but challenges do inevitably occur. Lucky for modern day homeowners, technologies have been developed – including the increasingly popular iPad – which can help you find solutions to these challenges. They can even help ensure that home improvement projects remain within your budget, while still providing a wealth of options.

As a current or soon to be homeowner, there is an amazing array of apps which can help you with interior design and décor projects. They’ll help guide you in areas many homeowners feel somewhat unsure, and long for expertise and direction.

Making your home look amazing doesn’t have to be a chore. Help is at your fingertips guiding you when you’re trying to choose just the right paint colors, find great furniture and even choose a wood finish for flooring.

Believe it: these clever techie tools will inspire you, and help you make your house a HOME.

Below, I am showcasing more iPhone, iPad and Droid applications which can help around the house:  

 Craigsphone: Originally designed for the iPhone, this application also works well on the iPad, allowing homeowners to score discount furniture, a great new house or even a new stove – all from one centralized place.

Ben Color Capture: Benjamin Moore paint has created this application that lets users take a picture of just about anything and find the closest matching paint out there.

Houzz Interior Design Ideas: Need some inspiration for your interior design project? With over 100,000 photos on hand, this mobile database is sure to provide something that catches your fancy.

Dream Home HD: Get some ideas on how to integrate the latest interior design trends into your home with this amazing photo-rich application.

Palettes: If you’re trying to develop a color scheme for a room, this can be an invaluable tool, letting you pull together colors to see how they work before investing in any decor.

Sherwin Williams Color Snap: Take a snapshot of your favorite color and easily find a coordinating or matching paint from Sherwin Williams’ line when you use this application.

Paint Tester: Instead of getting stuck with walls painted in a color that just doesn’t work, use this app to try out the color ahead of time, no paint involved.

Trends: This application will help you to keep up with the latest in design trends. While some may be a bit high-end, it can provide inspiration for your budget version of the same look.

I.D. Wood: Want to know what kind of wood your floors or dining chairs are? In this, you’ll find a reference guide that can help you ID any kind of wood or to choose a color and grain that you love for future projects.

MySurface: DuPont makes it easy to find the color that’s perfect for your home, whether inside or out, kitchen or bath, with this application.

Next week, look forward to more home improvement apps!

Nosh with Nina: Sliding Home

Who doesn’t hanker for a tasty, home-cooked hamburger every now and then? One of the hottest, tastiest trends in dining out is the slider. I love sliders because they’re perfectly portioned for everyone. Diners with smaller and larger appetites/ nutritional … Continue reading

Nina’s Tech Net Tuesday

Nina’s Tech Net: Technology Support from The Nina Klemm Team Happy Tuesday! I’d like to introduce a new feature to my blog, which will appear each week, promoting ideas and resources helping everyone navigate the world of technology. I consult … Continue reading

Our Saturday Solution to Saturday’s Snafu

Hi, I’m Blake. As Nina Klemm’s marketing director, I’m taking this opportunity to post and explain a bit of what happened yesterday, and why we didn’t post our #FF on Twitter.

My day started out as it does every day: checking in on our marketing strategies, making appropriate adjustments and following up with potential opportunities. At about 12:45 pm I received a phone call from Nina indicating that she had literally run over her computer – while driving her SUV. To spare you the mind-boggling details, I spent the rest of my day searching for a new computer to replace the one she had crushed. #FF on Twitter, as important as it is, had to take a back seat.

Handing it off to Nina now…

Thanks, Blake. Thanks also for coming to the rescue yesterday. Since yesterday did not unfold according to plan, I would now like to take a few moments to recognize some of my  favorite followers:

@sdiraexpert – Kevin Kaczmarek – Met with him this week at a great Triple S networking event.

@AlexCapBlue – Alex Garrett – Kevin K’s marketing director. Great personality, tweets about important financial happenings.

@GaryMcCarty – Gary McCarty – A good friend of mine, fellow member of my church congregation and finance whiz!

@IndyBill23 – Bill Yanney – Tweets about interesting happenings around Indy, great guy & academic advisor.

@ChoosingChange – Brooke Randolph – Great inspiration & Indy area adoption advocate.

@CarmelBruce – Bruce Kimball – One of my favorite Carmel “tweeps”! If you live in Carmel, he’s a must follow.

@TonySaccosIndy – Tony Sacco’s in Clay Terrace – One of the Nina Klemm Team’s favorite places to eat. Their original coal oven pizza is absolutely the best!

@Interlandi – Lindsey Interlandi – A social media marketing genius, the marketing director at Tony Sacco’s Pizza.

@ErinCouch – Erin Couch – The winner of this week’s RT 2 WIN Tony Sacco’s Giveaway.  Erin’s also a winner on the social media marketing front.

@TylerLee83 – Tyler McCord – This guy is one of my favorite “tweeps”. He’s always upbeat and one of the sweetest guys on Twitter.

@PaulPoteet – Paul Poteet – Weather genius, wonderful character and tv/radio personality. A must follow.

@Plattonian – (Katherine Platt) – Always quick to make interesting comments and has vast political knowledge.

@rtMcClure – Always has nice things to say about me and I can tell he has a good heart.

Some others, not any less important: @NaptownBuzz – Local Indy area news, @HoosierWX, @indyinspector, @WordswithSteph, @RandyClarkTKO, @MrDrewLarrison, @bfack1, @Dj_bg, @IndyBMWGuy, @EricaDobson

If we did not mention you, it doesn’t mean you are not one of my favorite followers, it just means that you might not have caught my attention this week!

Again, thanks for following and for your loyal readership. Hope you understand about Friday’s mega-snafu.

Have a safe, wonderful weekend!

Nina & Blake