Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Pinterest Can Help You Build a House

Pinterest Can Help You Build a House

Using Pinterest Can Make the Process More Fun

New ConstructionA couple of years ago my husband and I built a new house in Clarksville TN. One of the tools that made it easier and more fun was using Pinterest to get ideas, store my ideas and to  do comparisons.
 

It started with the house plan. Many of the house plan sites allow you to pin the plan. I pinned everything that had a feature I liked. It didn't have to be the floor plan or front elevation I liked, it just had to have an interior feature that appealed to me like the design of a bathroom, windows overlooking a courtyard, the size of the master closet, etc. 

 

Putting these ideas in an online file (Board) made it easy to get to and review whenever I wanted. Pinterest is a wonderful tool to use when building a home. 

Here's how I did it, I set up boards for house plans, kitchen layouts, fireplace ideas, ceiling treatments, trimwork, porches and outdoor living. I also did boards for light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, tile backsplashes, appliances and aging in place ideas.

Knowing that I needed to incorporate some senior living applications meant that I had to think forward and explore new territory and concepts. It is hard to think about getting old when you don't feel old. When I saw a good idea or product I clicked on the pin button even though many of the ideas I chose not to use.

 

Being Green was also important and this required lots of research on products including being cognitive costs versus savings and benefits. Contrary to what the public thinks most Realtors are not filthy rich and have to live within a budget.
 

Once I made a decision on a product or design element I shared it with the builder and the subcontractors. I could tell them the source of the product and show them the photos and the reference. We didn't always use the exact product but having this resource allowed the builder to shop products and help us save money.

My Pinterest Boards are both public and private. If I felt like someone could benefit from my pinning I left the house building categories up. I continue to add to them. Since building I have shared this concept of gathering building ideas onto Pinterest Boards with several of my clients. They love it.

Pinterest Can Help You Build a House, too.

Interested in building? Let me help. Contact Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent, Debbie Reynolds and let me show you other creative building ideas. 931-320-6730. 

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Comment balloon 40 commentsDebbie Reynolds • August 16 2016 05:40PM

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Debbie  I have not used Pinterest but everyone has good things to say about it, so I should consider using it.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 2 years ago

I have not used Pinterest as you have Debbie Reynolds but every post I make here goes to Pinterest. What I have found is photos that go to Pinterest from my blog posts here seem to have good "Google Juice".

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes (Tivoli Custom Homes) over 2 years ago

I love Pinterest.  I haven't tried to build a house with it; but love it for DIY projects, recipes, and gardening!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 2 years ago

Debbie Reynolds - A great way to keep your ideas and the materials/style organized and current!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) over 2 years ago

I have done the same thing, only I have put boards together that I think clients would like, like ideas for a boys room, a girls room, outdoor living, kitchens and so forth. Great minds think alike!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Debbie

Pinterest can be a great resource in many areas.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 2 years ago

Oh George Souto I find the men like even more than the women.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Great idea Bob "RealMan" Timm and we all love that Google juice.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Myrl Jeffcoat I can get lost for hours chasing recipes and new craft ideas. Such fun.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Hi Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com, It is a cataloging system of sorts.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Why don't you share some of your board ideas? I would love to know how you clients like them, Evelyn Johnston.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

It is an excellent tool and one that many still are not using, Lou Ludwig.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

What a cool story Debbie. I really enjoyed reading this. I knew you built a new home but did not know the details. I often hear about Roy Kelley and his flower photos or recipes on Pinterest but this the first time I have hears about getting home building ideas.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 2 years ago

Debbie there is so much today that we take for granted, even cuss sometimes.  But to look what we can do today even compared to only 20 years ago is overwhelming sometimes.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 over 2 years ago

Thank you Debbie!  I learned something new today about Pinterest.  I did not know you could make boards private.  I'll definitely research that.  I also like your idea of using Pinterest boards to accomplish your project.  

You also gave me an idea.  I just noticed there is a small cut in my leather sofa.  The sofa has a weathered look, so it wasn't obvious.  I visited YouTube looking for repair ideas and found a really cool repair video by a product manufacturer that is both cheap and looks great.  I could use Pinterest to display how I will fix my sofa!  The before and after photos should be a great board that I could start as  project board.  

THANK YOU for the idea!!  This could also be a great contest.  Thoughts?

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie.  What a neat idea for organizing ideas for your home building project.  Great idea.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie, you definitely have a great Pinterest Board.  I am bookmarking for future reference and I also of course, follow your boards.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) over 2 years ago

Thank you very much, Debbie, for telling us about your successful use of Pinterest. Every real estate professional should have a presence on Pinterest.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

Debbie, Great title! I use Pinterest for all sorts of things such as planning parties. Haven't used it to build a house... yet!

Posted by Carla Freund, Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) over 2 years ago

We have built two homes over the years and Pinterest wasn't around for either of them. What a great help that would have been!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 2 years ago

I admit I dont do much on pinterest other than repost posts, but this is interesting

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 2 years ago

9315038000 Ext. 730 Debbie Reynolds Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional TN.

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) over 2 years ago

Debbie, what a great idea! I'm sure it helped keep you organized while also giving you new ideas. I really enjoyed your posts when you were building your home, it made me excited for you.

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) over 2 years ago

Debbie - what a wonderful idea! I have to admit that i'e not spent the time on Pinterest that I want to spend but I'm getting more inspired!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie - I know that's a great idea, because Mary is doing the same thing for the home we're currently building.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 2 years ago

Building a house now that sounds like fun again, Dick Greenberg.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Hi Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647 you need to check it out but caution it is addicting.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

They share so many ideas that could help you in your staging Kathy Streib.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Thanks Will Nesbitt and so glad you stopped by.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

It was exciting and I wouldn't do much different Amanda S. Davidson.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

It has so many uses Carla Freund and building a house is just one of them.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Hi Sharon Tara, I know you did a great job even without Pinterest. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

It has much to offer Roy Kelley and if it doesn't, create your own.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

It was an online catalog of my favorite things, Gabe Sanders.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Thank you for that Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

That is a great idea and yes many will share your fix if it is on Pinterest, Jan Green.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

My husband has gone over to Pinterest and spent lots of time exploring Noah Seidenberg.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

I sometimes wonder what will be next Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Great idea for a building or remodeling a home. I'm visual, so this is something I would love. Plus you can share easily with others!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie Reynolds,

What a great idea!! I caught your post when Roy Kelley re-blogged. So glad he did..what a great help these boards are if you are building..technology..improving how we see and do things!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) about 2 years ago

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