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Jon Bronson

Blog Entries by Jon Bronson

Little Stores With Cute Names and Home Values

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 2:31 PM

A funny thing happens when you set out to launch a website: you can guess at what's going to happen all you want, but in the end, you just have to get it up and running. Because when you finally launch, your site starts talking to you. I built my...

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Yelp Reviews for Realtors?

(2) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 9:18 AM

I read an article the other day about a company that claimed they were going to empower home buyers by providing "Yelp-like" reviews of realtors, then offering a link and a headshot (ugh) to an agent who will help you buy your home, saving you thousands of dollars, by knocking...

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The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do to Increase Your Home's Value

(9) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 11:36 AM

What's the most valuable thing you can do to raise your home's value? Is it landscaping? Putting in a pool? A kitchen or bath remodel? All those things help, but if you really want to watch your homes value take off, start a homeowners association. Trust me. Nothing is more...

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Real Estate, Poker and the Humanities

(3) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 10:51 AM

I am going to admit something to you: these websites that have people fooled into thinking you can just hover over a house with your mouse to magically assess its value? You're kidding me. It's not a job for a computer. It's a job for a human. Computers can't touch...

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