Holly Rose, Residential Realtor

Transformation is key to successful real estate sale

Bright green and gold chrysalis

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Change is scary for real estate agents too   As a Realtor, I have learned that the key to a successful real estate sale is metamorphosis. Change is scary, but essential for growth. Recently I led a 12-week workshop for other real estate agents, to coach them through finding and stretching their “change” muscles. On […]

real estate feeding frenzy in 5 steps

A real estate open house can be like a Filene's sale stampede

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I edged between a very pregnant woman and her very vocal mother-in-law. Reaching the refrigerator, I extracted my Tupperware container of chocolate-chip cookie dough. Yes, I was baking cookies at a real estate open house. Yes, it is a cliché. But seriously, how many real estate agents have you seen actually baking at an Open […]

Classic Craftsman in Lower Rockridge

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This classic Craftsman home, built circa 1910, is a wonderful example of the warm and intimate architectural style that has helped make Lower Rockridge a coveted address for those who embrace authentic historical design. Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street less than 2 blocks from the Foodie Mecca of College Avenue, this home is part […]

Is it the region, or the Realtor?

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A couple came into one of my Open Houses, a beautiful home in the Claremont neighborhood. They were from out of the area, and they had many detailed questions about the physical structure of the house, the site, the street, and the area as a whole. I enjoyed engaging with them and providing them with […]

Realtor’s focus “currently on God.”

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Most Realtor websites consist of a real estate agent’s “page” as an adjunct to the real estate broker’s company site. That page is generally understood to be a place to focus on real estate, but it fascinates me to see what other Realtors sometimes write. My chance encounter with a particular Realtor’s website stemmed from […]

Whose reality is this, anyway?

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Dave’s brain cancer diagnosis was confirmed within hours after he accepted an offer to sell his home. My first impulse was to assure him that we could cancel the sale, but Dave was adamant that he wanted to continue with his plan to move to a new place on the coast. His best friend soon […]