Always play nice

You often hear people brag about their REALTOR® being a “Pit bull.” They want a REALTOR® who is going to “go to battle for them” in a sense. They want their REALTOR® to get them everything. But, you have to stop…

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Make sure your REALTOR® stays fresh.

It is important for REALTORS® to stay up on contracts, since they often are updated. Recently the contracts were updated due to the new TRID guidelines. In my 12 years of doing real estate, I can’t tell you how many…

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The seasons.

Hurricane season ended November 30, which means, here in South Florida, we enter the Snowbird Season. That means more traffic and second-home buyers are here! Real estate is busiest over the summer in South Florida, as families prefer to move before…

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REALTORS® are the referees, for good reason.

I had a listing in Hollywood, with a seller I had known for ten years. We took a contract within a week, and the buyer asked for my seller’s number, in case he had any basic questions. As we went…

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How much do people play by the rules?

Working with people from different areas, you find that many people have different expectations of how real estate should go. Real estate varies per area, which is why it is important to ask your REALTOR® what you can expect. I had a…

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The Open House

Open Houses are one of those things that people associate with real estate, but most people don’t put much thought into it more than that. Open Houses’ importance varies by area. In smaller areas, open houses can be extremely helpful. Whereas…

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The 7 Most-Needed Repair Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

I saw this article on HouseLogic recently:  http://www.houselogic.com/blog/preventative-home-maintenance/home-maintenance-101-things-every-home-owner-should-know/#ixzz3lMX2Fdcb And I was wondering how many of them YOU knew how to do? Curious? Click on the link for some great video tutorials to learn how to: Fix a leaky toilet Repair drywall holes…

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Bankrate, not just about the money.

People usually go to Bankrate to research mortgages, credit cards and whatever else you can think of for calculators. But many people don’t realize that they have helpful homeowner’s tips! Here are some recent ones: 7 ways to maintain your…

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What’s going on with Flood Insurance?

Many people were removed from a flood zone here in South Florida in the past year. So I asked Kim Ben-Shalom at Marker Insurance to give us some more information: Here is a summary of the changes: History – the…

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Tips?

Often times homeowners wonder what are some easy ways to keep up with home maintenance? There is a great website called, HouseLogic, which has a lot of helpful information. Here are some tips that you may find helpful from there: Shave…

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Of course there is an app for that…

It is pretty impressive the amount of apps you can choose from, as well as how neat some of the newer ones are. I came across a fun one the other day that I wanted to share, called Project Color…

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Staying cool

Florida gets HOT, pretty much year round. So you want to make sure that your AC is running well. That means, you should get semi-annual checkups, and change your filter often. I am sure you are thinking, how changing your…

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Tis the season…

Every area has different seasons in real estate. South Florida has two main seasons. 1. Summer/ Family Season 2. Winter/ Snow Bird Season The single family housing market really starts picking up speed by May, and is very busy throughout the…

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Which REALTOR® do I go with?

When an owner is ready to list their house, they often want to speak to a few REALTORS® to decide which will be the best REALTOR® for them. Many REALTORS® operate differently, and you want to find someone that fits your…

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Miami Spice

Miami is home to some amazing restaurants, but often times, they are more than you want to spend. From August 1 to September 30, you get a wonderful opportunity to check out some of the pricier dining options, and get a…

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