Incredible peek into the past! The house has remained unchanged for 26 years. I love images like this. Emily Blincoe returned to document her great grand parents' (Emil and Alma)
old home. here is something eerie, yet quaint, about the artifacts and photos. I recognize some 80's stuff back from my childhood.
Emil and Alma were able to buy the home "on a handshake" during WWII. They had bought the property to be close to Alma's sister, and ended up turning the house into a successful farming and ranching operation. Their children thrived in the small town and, while their family grew, so did the actual home.
I just got some amazing press for my cute Bungalow for sale on 804-57th St, NOBE. HGTV's Front Door interviews me about how I transformed this plain jane property into a gem with just some quick and easy tips.
I teamed up with my fabulous stager Cora Sue Anthony, Star of Real Estate Intervention to work our magic! She is the only one who has a bigger personality than me. LOL!
Excerpt is below. Or read the full article. But you MUST check out the dramatical before and after photos!
For this home, he and Cora brightened the walls. "Gray is very hot now, so is off-white: it brightened the space." The previous owners had used different colors throughout, which "compartmentalized everything," says Chan. "When you have too many blocks of color, it's like a dress with horizontal stripes. It does a small space no favors."
Now that the market has roared back, we are not shocked that people are trying to be real estate agents again. It ain't a breeze to break into the biz. But here are my tips from my article for AGBeat.
Four tips for future agents to jump start their career by Herman Chan
Real estate is not an easy game to get into, yet many people take the leap, unaware of some simple ways to jump start their career BEFORE day one. Earlier this month, a discouraged viewer from my Habitat for Hermanity web series emailed me for advice about embarking on his new profession as a realtor.
“I’m really struggling with how to really get clients and make that first sale. I’m young and have no real connections so to speak. Is there an easier way? Do you have any advice for a new agent looking to jump in and get through the struggles and tribulations that come with entering this industry?”
I told him that launching a career in real estate is indeed an uphill battle, so armor up! The attrition rate for newbies is dismal, with many agents abandoning the business in 6-12 months or less. How to avoid this tragic fate? My two cents to him were as follows:
Jane Lynch is getting divorced from her wife who is demanding $93k per month in spousal support. A big point of contention is the $3M mansion they bought. She wants to keep it or get a 50% buy out! Here's the kicker. Those 2 don't have a prenup! (and California is a community property state! Poor Jane!) Before buying, they should have read my article for 429 Magazine. Let's revisit it:
"Herman Chan is a San Francisco-based real estate expert whose hit video blog, Habitat for Hermanity, earned him national attention . His unique brand of humor and insight can be seen athabitatforhermanity.com. Chan shares with dot429 pieces of advice for prospective LGBT homeowners."
7 Tips for Prospective LGBT Homeowner
by Herman Chan
Even all the recent ups and downs of the market cannot deter people from pursuing their piece of the American Dream. And the LGBTQ community is no different. We have every right to stake our claim in that Dream. As exciting as it is to purchase property, special considerations must be taken into account for LGBTQ buyers. As you embark on your house hunt, keep these tips in mind.
I was so flattered when Jeff Elder (San Francisco Chronicle's social media guy) approached me: They wanted to feature my image! SFgate.com started a new Instagram gallery #HowSFseesSF: "An SFGate project letting San Franciscans capture The City their way."
Over 3,000 pics posted & they picked just 30, including mine! OK, guys, this has given me the courage to greenlight a project I'm secretly working on. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, follow me on Instagram.com/hermanity PLZ!
I would hate to think what would happen during an earthquake while you were boinking....Ouch! This 608 sq ft junior 1 bedroom (aka "studio") condo at the Opera Plaza is for sale at$419,000. This is going to make an ideal mid-day love nest for some downtown exec. You know who you are! ...Oh wait, there aren't even curtains to cover up your modesty. An exhibitionist's dream home!
Parents, your college bound kid is gonna be spending a ton of time in their dorm room. They say workers are more productive in pleasant environments. I think this applies to students too! So make sure to decor up their dinky dorm room. Watch my tips & you'll thank me when they get straight A's!
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