My top articles for April/May 2017

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 I used to do a recap every month, but lately I've been rather busy, and have gotten a bit behind on this.  So here's a recap of my top articles from April and May 2017.


Minwax vs Duraseal stain - Which is better?  I was intrigued by the fact that I saw all these DIY articles using Minwax stain.  But, flooring professionals tend to use Duraseal.  Why?  Which one is better?  Which should you use...and how do you find it.


How to decorate rooms with dark hardwood floors and gray walls.  This is by far the most popular color combo in our neck of the woods.  I found a new way where I can "find" the items in a picture or similar look alike items of the room scene and then they have links so you can buy them online. This process took way longer than I expected, but at least I did it.  Phew.  Check this out.  Hopefully, soon, I'll find some time to do for more room scenes.


What is the best type of floor for a kitchen?  Yes, I get this all the time.  And, you'll see there are multiple good solutions (and some inferior ones, too).  I give the pros and cons for the top 9 options.


How to start your own website (or blog) for less than $4/month.  Yes, that's all it costs.  And, I show you 3 simple steps so you can do this yourself.  It's a great way to get started, if you have a limited budget and can't afford to hire a professional yet.  I've now created 4 websites myself.  You can then get started, start to get some traffic and leads and then hire a webdesigner to make it better.  This is probably especially helpful for new agents that don't have a large budget.


4 Ebooks I recommend for massive traffic growth.  You'll see there is some great info here...and it doesn't matter what category you're in.



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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Debbie,
Love that you're doing a re-cap.  I was doing that weekly when I was blogging daily.  Now I need to do one for the last couple of months.  

Jun 09, 2017 06:05 PM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Debbie - Carol makes a good point about the recap.  I should do that too.

Jun 09, 2017 06:15 PM #2
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Debbie Gartner This is a great idea that you are recaping articles for April & May.

Jun 09, 2017 08:45 PM #3
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO
719-592-0855 Apply 24/7

What a great idea to do a recap of your favorites! Easy for reference. Thanks for sharing, Debbie Gartner 

Jun 12, 2017 02:02 PM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We had maple kitchen floors for years and changed to cork when we remodeled...and I LOVE it...the downside we know is that friends who want it have dogs with toenails and cork is not a toenail friendly flooring ...sigh.

Jun 18, 2017 12:48 AM #5
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