Design & Real Estate

Savvy Selling

We sit down with Adrian Diaz-Sieckel, owner/broker of Sieckel, LLC, a firm that offers management and consulting for developers, banks, and associations; EMH3, which handles day-to-day real estate transactions and data analysis; and Nadispro, a division specializing in short sale education and management.
What are some of the biggest challenges facing sellers in today’s real estate market?
“Understanding what qualifies as a real approved short sale, knowing how to properly bid for an REO property, and having the right data to make the right decisions.”
How do you help sellers face those challenges?
“We provide the most up-to-the-minute and comprehensive data analytics on buildings and communities. Besides educating consumers on bank-owned properties and short sales, we represent them as both buyer and seller. We guide short sellers at no additional charge beyond our normal brokerage fees. Unlike other firms, we offer real personalized service, product knowledge at all levels, and data analysis that’s clear, concise and powerful.”
Any words of wisdom you’d like to share?
“No matter how bad a market might be, with the right representation you will get maximum value through careful analysis, attention to detail and a clear-cut strategy.”
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Opening Up
Whether it’s a teeny bedroom, narrow bathroom, or cramped condo, there are simple, inexpensive ways to make small spaces look bright, beautiful — and most importantly, big.

Get Bright
Though dark colors can seem more striking and dramatic, they also narrow small spaces. Stick to white, cream and pale shades.




Reflect Well
Mirrors are a great way to extend a space. Choose large pieces with simple, lightweight frames, but avoid placing them on opposite walls.




What a View!
Minimize window hangings so more of the outdoors is visible in your room. This will also allow in more light — and a view.