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  1. It's not a drug. It does, however, cause a similar reaction in the brain as some types of drugs, and can be quite addictive.
  2. Those pedestal bases are the most glorious pain in the __________ I've ever seen. Menards has some folding table legs that work really well. I'm not seeing them on their page, but Amazon shows Waddell FTL100 Folding Banquet Table Legs that look identical. The nice thing about this setup is that one person can pretty easily handle the table/bed setup on their own.
  3. Just a quick sanding with a sanding sponge. It makes a HUGE difference in the smoothness of the wood.
  4. Agreed.
  5. My point in the last post is that the (any) agent is actually shorting themselves (big picture) and their seller by the theory of "sell it quickly", which I laid out with the two additional sales that came from not jumping on the first offer. I definitely understand your points about the time, moving on to the next property, etc, but it just isn't reality for most. Consider that the average agent sells 3 homes per year, and 90% last less than 2 years in the business. They literally have no business plan, and certainly no true marketing plan for your house, it is just a futile attempt at their own survival. Moving on to the next property isn't something they *need* to do (because of lack of time), or even can do. The top tier of agents have more sales in the pipeline right now than 10 of those average agents will do in their entire career...they are looking for referrals and repeat business, rather than a quick buck. As far as updates, I hate to be vague, but it's a case by case basis. Generally, if the carpet is something a buyer is going to need/want to replace before they move in, you'll get a solid return on investment by doing it before listing. Paint should be in acceptable condition with modern colors, and without defects in the walls. Most people are going to re-paint their new home regardless of your color choice/condition, so just have it good enough. Some HGTV'ing of the kitchen and bathroom can be quite inexpensive (DIY), and combined with really good (professional) photography will often sell the buyers on the house before they even get there. Most often I see lack of general maintenance costing sellers a pile of money when it comes to buyer inspection time. Things that cost less than $20, or are simple DIY (furnace filters, caulk, gutter cleaning, proper routing of sump hoses, proper landscape drainage, etc). You can very quickly destroy a $x,000 furnace or cause $20k in water damage by being lazy.
  6. You can disagree, but you are wrong. Feel free to detail why you feel that way, and I'd be happy to consider it, but you seem to be content throwing out one sentence barstool generalizations as you've done throughout this post. For the last 2-3 years my team has implemented specific strategies to slow things down and keep the houses on the market longer. These days any knucklehead can sell a house the day it hits the market, but I guarantee they are leaving seller $ on the table. Doing our jobs properly and maximizing seller net means we need bodies and time, and the ability and confidence to communicate to the sellers exactly why their house may not have the sign and sold sign installed on the same day. Personally, I'd prefer about 2 weeks on the market if I got to pick. That gives our online and offline marketing time to work, an open house or two, and plenty of time for other agents to get their people through the door. I have a case study being published next month where we detailed this exact strategy on a house locally that netted the seller just shy of $25k over their neighbor who accepted the offer the first day their house hit the market. Exact same house. Then consider that in the 11 days the house was on the market we picked up two other buyers who have already purchased a home. Do the math on that $25k extra the seller got, and add in two more sales for $270k and $350k at half your generalized commission rate, and tell me it is in the agents best interest to sell the house quickly.
  7. If you order a sample you will get a discount code.
  8. Simply not true.
  9. You shouldn't have to pry anything out of your potential representative. Most agents are more than happy to do a quick run through a house with a future seller, and talk about what could/should be done in order to create the best selling opportunity. Both agent and seller need to be on the same page regarding getting the most money (net-after potential improvements) vs convenience ("but I don't wanna fix the holes in the drywall!") vs time (do we wait and get our price, or sell quickly). Like anything else, communication is key. As far as rates, you are on the right track for the average.
  10. Won't go up and down consistently even with the pressure cranked. The Berkon/Valley design helps increase leverage. Secondarily, there is no way to crank the tongue up to detach from the truck when the house is down. You have to lift the house all the way up, then crank it up off the truck, and then drop it down. First world problem, yes, but still annoying and easily fixed with a minor re-design.
  11. I'm sure it'll get worked out, but their tongue design is going to have to change to increase leverage in order for it to properly work. Similar to the Berkon/Valley frames. It sounds like some of the other issues they've had with previous models (all sizes) have been changed, so that is a good thing. Yetti does build a very nice house!
  12. The fiberglass is interesting. It certainly won't dent, and should save some major weight. They had(have?) a major issue with their hydraulic trailers. A friend has one of their flagship 2017 models and the hydraulics have a lot of issues, for which it has been back in 3 times with no resolution. I'd sit out a hydraulic Yetti for at least one more year, and maybe more if they don't change the tongue design partway through their 2018 model year.
  13. I have heard about guys adding a new membrane over the old, but I wouldn't go that route. It shouldn't be too hard to pull off with a heat gun. Fleet Farm sells it off the roll by the foot. Really good pricing.
  14. Are you sure it's an Ice Castle? I thought they always used the galvanized steel roof, but maybe the older ones used rubber at some point.
  15. Correct. I misread the question in my post.