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Lindsay Listanski, Coldwell Banker

Lindsay Listanski, Coldwell Banker

Stories by Lindsay Listanski, Coldwell Banker

How Not to Go Wrong With Holiday Decorations When Selling Your Home

Nov 25, 2013

With the rare exception of this year, when Hanukkah happens to land on Thanksgiving (which, by the way, won’t happen again for another 2,000 years), the day after Thanksgiving is typically the time of year when we pull out our festive décor from the attic and get our homes ready for the holiday season. If […]

3 Things To Do Before You Call a Real Estate Agent

Sep 24, 2013

One of the most significant investments in your lifetime, buying a home is a complicated process with a number of factors that go into the decision. In all the excitement of purchasing a home, it’s easy to overlook certain aspects of the process that may play a role in the type of property you purchase. Before you […]

Am I Ready to Buy a Vacation Home? 3 Questions to Ask

Jun 17, 2013

You may be dreaming of buying a vacation home to escape from the daily grind, where the only thing to do is enjoy quality time with friends and family. Of course, buying a vacation home can be a significant investment, and you may be on the fence about buying a home strictly for summer or […]

How to Approach Home Sellers About Repairs

Mar 14, 2013

When looking for a new home, it’s important to see beyond paint colors and decor that may not be your taste and, instead, focus on the floor plan, structural design and other physical elements of the house. Replacing carpets or changing light fixtures are typically simple and affordable changes you can make once you move in. But […]

How Home Buying and Selling has Changed in the Recession

Jul 31, 2012

The phrases “cutting back,” “downgrading” and “settling” seem to be all too common at home, work and across the media today. While scaling back on shopping and staying in for dinner several nights a week have become the norm for many, Coldwell Banker Real Estate wondered if the same held true for homebuyers and their […]

Understanding the Differences Between Older and Younger Baby Boomer Home Buyers

Jul 3, 2012

Like most people, baby boomers are anxious about how the current economy will impact their later years—and their living arrangements during that time. But while the oldest members of this 79-million-strong generation have just reached the traditional retirement age of 65, the youngest members skew as young as 47. With a nearly 20-year age difference […]

The Truth about Home Improvements and Resale Value

May 28, 2012

Let’s face it.  Selling a home today is much different than it was five or six years ago.  Prices have likely come down and the competition among homes on the market could be intense. It’s common for homeowners to consider renovation projects prior to putting their home on the market. But if the sole purpose […]

Energy-Efficient Home Improvements That Might Help Sell Your House

Apr 19, 2012

While updated kitchens, open floor spaces and beautiful backyards remain at the top of home buyers’ wish lists, eco-friendly home features are beginning to make an appearance. We polled Coldwell Banker Real Estate Facebook fans, who are primarily real estate agents, with the question: “Has a buyer ever asked you about any ‘green features’ a […]