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Are Open Houses a Good Way to Sell a Home?
Written by: Steve Martin Smith
Finally, a blog that honestly addresses the real estate professions failure to the public in this area. I will also present you with a solution.
I promise you that this will be the most original blog on this topic that you have ever read.
It will give you true insight on this issue like no other blog out there.
Here we go…

Recently I had a home I was styling that needed something on the walls in the kitchen to take it from drab to exciting.   The cabinets were original to the home but in excellent condition, the counter top was a formica product of a pale minty green – again in excellent condition.  I decided to make something of the space verses tearing out perfectly good cabinets and counters.   A low cost way to achieve a pop of excitement in a tired space was to add a bit of color in the form of a back splash.  I discovered a peel and stick version of wall covering that I decided to try.   I loved it.  Not only was it super easy to apply , it actually....


Downtown Sarasota is BOOMING! There is so much opportunity, not only for investments, but for your ideal quality of life. Some of my favorite, and best values in New Construction condos right now are BLVD and The DeMarcay. 
Steve and Katrina are rockstars in the industry!
I cannot express how they changed my views of realtors in Florida. I had a very bad experience in the past with another who should not even receive a participation trophy! I met Katrina at an open house and she completely changed my views on their profession. We were out of state buyers and Steve went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. Even giving us an option of utilizing his daughter Nicole for our search in Sarasota. This Team has got it together and share their expertise in all markets in SW Florida. We learned a lot about the area and market from them. I could go on for quite some time about how they made our dream home a reality. It started out on a bumpy road and they negotiated and paved the way for a seamless transaction. They are the True Professionals and I would not use anyone else for anything real estate in Florida. Can I give them an extra star?

- Bob from Pittsburgh
Steve Martin Homes Group - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate