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Pinterest is a Great Tool for Home Ideas!

Have you heard about Pinterest?  Read top mortgage lender Rebecca Madej's post about this awesome website where you can virtually "pin" photos or recipes, books, DIY projects - ANYTHING you want to organize - visually - on your own virtual pin boards!  New home buyers in Charlotte NC can organize their new projects on Pinterest, and home sellers in Charlotte can get/organize great staging ideas so their homes will sell faster.  

I've joined Pinterest and would love to share ideas with you too!  It's REALLY COOL!

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Recently I found out about Pinterest and I'm so glad I did!

The best way I can describe this site is that it’s a hybrid of a pin board, Facebook/Twitter, and Etsy - social media at its creative best.   As a member you create categories of your choosing and then ‘pin’ items to these categories or boards.  A pin can be everything from a picture to a website.   You are able to add friends to follow what catches their eye – and if it appeals to you, repin to one of your boards.Pinterest

As a visual person it’s sometimes hard for me to articulate projects or improvements I want to do.  Pinterest has been very fun and helpful as I work through these.   When I have something in mind I have a good sense of what it is but the execution can be my down fall.  Either I can’t exactly describe what I’m picturing or when I am in a store, I get overwhelmed by all the choices and choose nothing.

PinterestOne recent plan was revising our mudroom wall.  As we enter from the garage, this area has become our operation central of sorts.  There was a dry erase board for notes, a pin board for items to keep handy and a basket on the island for mail, bills etc (that more often than not turned into an open air junk drawer).

I used Pinterest to find ideas and organize my thoughts on what would work for us.  After gathering my ideas and supplies I turned my ‘before’ into a great ‘after’ that includes a mail sorter, message, pin and chalk boards and is more aesthetically pleasing and functional for our family.

My point is Pinterest can be a useful tool for home buyers.  What a simple way to organize and visualize wants and needs for a future home.  And then once you’ve helped your client find it the perfect home -Pinterest can help them personalize it!

It's not just for home decor however.  It's really a platform for whatever ideas you want to collect.  Some of my friends are great sources for DIY ideas....others for Food & Drink recipes I must try.  Even if what you need is a little inspirational pick me up...there's that too.

If you’re already a Pinterest member, let me know how you’ve used it and let’s connect.   If not and you give it a try, I’d love to hear your experiences too!


Rebecca MadejRebecca R. Madej , NMLS#91445
Branch Manager/Mortgage Consultant
Licensed in NC, SC, TN & VA

Cunningham & Company Mortgage Bankers
2101 Rexford Road, Suite 131-E Cunningham & Company Mortgage Bankers
Charlotte, NC 28211

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Comment balloon 4 commentsMelissa Brown • September 16 2011 08:02AM


I had never heard of it before. I went on and you are right there is not something for every one there is 10 somethings for everyone! I could see myself using this site.

Posted by Lisa Long (Heather Roda Broker) almost 8 years ago

Great idea for sellers Melissa!

Posted by Rebecca Madej, Lender in NC, SC, VA & TN (Cunningham & Company Mortgage Bankers) almost 8 years ago

Melissa, Sounds like a fun site that would engage a new home shopper:)  Thank you for sharing this site.  I have heard of it, before.

Posted by Frances C. Rokicki, Broker-Mentor,CRS (Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC) almost 8 years ago

I will have to check out Pinterest.  Had never heard of it before.  Thank you for re-bogging.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 8 years ago

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