Category - Resources

A Townhome Can be Many Different Things

A “townhome” can actually fall into all three categories: condominium (condo), Planned Unit Development (PUD), or a single family, attached home without Homeowner Association (HOA) fees. It can be confusing, we know! If you live in a...

Your Townhome is not what you Think it is

Your Townhome is not what you Think it is

The word “townhome” is actually just a marketing term? In the housing industry, a townhome is categorized and defined differently. We are interested in hearing what you consider a townhome to be — take the poll below! Our...

Top 10 Tools for your Toolbox

Top 10 Tools for your Toolbox

Don’t leave those pesky, minor fixes as a frustration — DIY! You don’t need to spend an arm and leg to call in a maintenance worker to repair some of the little things that go wrong in a home. With these 10 top tools, your toolbox...

Have No Fear, Platinum is Here

Have No Fear, Platinum is Here

Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments of our lifetime. Your nerves are heightened and your excitement is amplified, as you contemplate possible scenarios, figures, formulas, what you want, and/or what you need in a home. It all...

Make your home REALTOR® ready at a moment's notice

REALTOR® Ready at a Moment’s Notice

When you’re living in a home that’s on the market, keeping it realtor-ready can be quite the task. You’re probably hoping for 24-48 hours notice, but homes on the market can be shown at a moment’s notice–ready or not. At...

15 Ways to Organize Your Home

15 Ways to Organize Your Home

Clutter–it’s a common homeowner frustration, whether it’s the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or even the garage. Clutter is everywhere! Summer is just around the corner, and the best way to kick back and relax is to have a...

Stages of Life and Average net Worth

Stages of Life… Roll the Dice!

The game of life, in a sense, is like a board game. We roll the dice, hoping to roll the perfect number that lands us where we want to end. For many of us, these dice rolls don’t always turn out as we planned. Each space acts as a checkpoint...

What Millennials Want in a Home

What Millennials Want in a Home

“Location, location, location” is commonly heard in real estate. Location is important for multiple reasons: great school systems, safe neighborhoods, accessibility to transportation, convenience  to popular places, etc. Time Money’s...

Wow the Neighbors & Welcome Your Guests

Wow the Neighbors and Welcome your Guests

Do you have neighbors competing for the best landscape or the greenest lawn on the block? They’re actually doing something right. Think about how many heads turn as people walk down the street, or how many people who stop to admire the view...

REALTORS: Pazazz to Sell That Next Home

REALTORS®: Pizazz to Sell That Next Home

REALTORS®, it is time to evaluate your marketing tactics and implement fresh ones to go with the Spring season.  Please know, we’re not just talking about spending a chunk of change on different advertising methods. These unique forms of...

1 out of 20 People are Flipping their House

1 out of 20 People are Flipping Their Houses

Home improvement projects benefit you in more ways than one–whether it makes you feel good you replaced the outdated style in your bathroom, upgraded to energy efficient products to save money, or increased the net worth of your proudest...

#staycation2015

Staycation 2015

It’s Spring Break, and the news feed on your social media is blowing up with posts of your friends on planes or laying on the beach sipping a fruity drink–Jealous because you don’t have big plans?  It probably feels like the entire...

Houses before Spouses

Houses before Spouses

The Millennial generation is walking a path opposite of that of Baby Boomer parents by purchasing homes before marriage. Single Millennials who want to live in a house are either moving into houses with friends, or purchasing for themselves...

Remember when... 1995 vs. 2005 vs. 2015

Remember when… 1995 vs. 2005 vs. 2015

My 20th year at Platinum is approaching! As I reflect back to my first year in 1995, it is hard to fathom the technological progress we have made over the years. Here it is 2015, and I remember the days when our offices were crammed with metal...

For the Love of Apps: Magicplan

For the love of Apps: MagicPlan

Ready for something BIGGER and BETTER? We all are, but when it comes to a bigger and better home, it can be a hard decision to make. As time goes on, our families grow, our furniture becomes outdated or tattered and stained from wear and tear...

For the love of Apps: Homesnap

Okay, so how many of us are guilty of being glued to our phones? Most of us would raise our hands high, but we can’t help it! Technology has progressed quickly over the years, and it just keeps getting better! How, you ask? We’ve got an app...

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