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LogoTV viewer writes to Hermanity:
QUESTION: The house we're buying has chimney damage. My agent says we should focus on our loan instead? Is that right?
ANSWER: Yikes, your agent just wants to sweep the chimney under the rug & focus on his commission! Watch my video for the 3 steps you need to take ASAP!
Remember guys, you are the client. Your agent is supposed to always have your back & protect your best interests. A great realtors does what is right for you, not for their wallet!
Have you come across any agents who were looking out for themselves more than you? Vent here!
Viewer Question: Should we get rid of our plastic wood panel walls?
Hermanity Answer: Yes!...unless you're filming a '70s porno
Watch my hilarious & helpful response to a LOGO TV viewer whose husband wants dark dingy plastic wood panel walls in their basement. Bless his heart, but some men are just clueless! (That's why they need us!)
Have you ever had design disagreements with your boo? How did you resolve it? Is it true what they say: Happy Wife, Happy Life?
I am utterly floored by what my friend Bret Cota did to this live/work loft! This is a perfect example of how a space that serves multiple purposes can be seamlessly unified by great design. Bret operates EXALT Modeling & Talent Agency out of this live/work loft, but you would never guess it. Part office, part art installation, part photo studio, part condo, the tasteful black & white aesthetic holds the decor together. No distinction between office space, living space or art space exists. Just goes to show that when you have a strong design theme that is well executed throughout, anything is possible in a space!
Also, because the steel and concrete in lofts can appear cold, Bret uses plants, wood & animal print which add a level of warmth to what would otherwise be a sterile space. And the stark contrast between black and white is diffused by touches of earth tones (beige, browns, gray), which soften the austere sleek b/w look. Hope you enjoyed these wonderful design tips! I can't wait to feature his next project!
Thank you Billy Winters for taking these brilliant photos.
All photos by Billy Winters
Question: A fellow realtor posted a homophobic Facebook post. What to do? - Jason Feinman, Pennsylvania
Answer: Drop by his open house in a rainbow flag!
Read the rest of my advice column here.
I stopped by my friend Sheila Frazier's shop called Strictly Savvy. After playing around with some of her hot new merchandise (check out those phabulous earrings!), she asked me my advice about what color to paint her store's floor. She is thinking black or grey? I'm thinking a lighter color because the space is already small. Dark colors will diminish it more. All you design freaks, help a sista out! What color will make her store pop?
It never ceases to amaze me how myopic some people are about their remodel choices. Making a home too customized to your own needs & tastes can often backfire. What adds value in your mind may in fact detract value!...as this LogoOnline (aka 365Gay) viewer finds out from me here.
What is the worst thing you've seen a garage converted into? I'd love to hear!
LogoTV showing Hermanity some love again! Thx!
Ever come across a helicopter seller? Hovers over you in each room, chirps in your ear non-stop , praises their house to high heaven? Give it a rest!
Q: Whenever a buyer makes a private appointment to see my house, I make sure I am there to answer all their questions. After all, I know my house better than anyone! Well, a buyer asked for a second visit, but he just wants himself and his agent there and not me. What is up with that?! -Jonah
A: Sometimes a seller and buyer will meet briefly during a showing – but personally, I prefer they don’t!
Read the rest of my sassy sage advice here
Depending on who you ask, mixing business with pleasure is sometimes called networking....and sometimes it is called a train wreck! There are definite pros and cons to using a friend for business. Read my advice column for this reader on 365gay LogoTV Online.
Question: For our loan, should we use our banker down the street? We’ve known him for years so we trust him. But should we still shop around? – Jillian in Alabama
Have any of your friendships soured over a business deal? Let me know. Gimme the gossip!
The Q&A chapter for my new book needs your questions!
Right here in the comments section, post any quandary, dilemma, complaint or predicament about real estate. It can be about loans, inspections, your agent, or the market. From silly to serious, I will answer anything you wanted to know about real estate, but were afraid to ask!
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