Double Secret Listings

Every so often, you might come across a listing with little information or with no MLS # or address. Stop right there, for when a home is for sale, REALTORS® will market it EVERYWHERE because they want to sell it. If there…

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Feeling Zesty!

There are plenty of real estate search sites you can use online. Sure, it is fun to play around on them, and search for all sorts of fun properties. But, that doesn’t replace a good REALTOR®. A good REALTOR® can customize…

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Make sure to get their number.

There are a lot of different REALTORS® out there, and it sometimes can be hard to differentiate what kind of REALTOR® would work best for you and your needs. The best advice I can give is to see what number they give…

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Remember, it isn’t your home just yet.

I guarantee that every home inspection will show something that could be fixed. Most buyers can handle the minor things, but when the number adds up, many times the buyers and sellers will negotiate something for it. With the larger issues, often…

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Real Estate is about helping others.

Real estate is a service industry where your job is to help the buyer or seller achieve their goal (which can vary). That means you have to know what their goal is. Larry King once said, “I never learned anything…

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You remember how to read and do math, right?

As a buyer, many times you use a REALTOR® to guide you through the process. You hope that they can provide you with extra helpful information as a real estate professional. But, it really annoys me when REALTORS® can’t read or…

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Give your kitchen a facelift, with minimal expense.

Redoing a kitchen is a time-consuming and expensive endeavor. But, there are little things you can do to make a big impression. Bankrate had a recent post about 8 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for Under $500. 1. Paint. It will help your…

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Become a Specialist

You know the phrase, “Jack of all trades, master of none.” I find that saying rings very true in real estate. When I first got my real estate license, I thought I was going to do it all. And then…

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Time to take inventory!

Companies take inventory to make sure they have everything accounted for. So, why wouldn’t you do the same for your home? When you move in to a new home, take a video of your home after you have everything unpacked…

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You need a REALTOR®.

I know, your brother’s best friend’s cousin’s girlfriend is REALTOR® and you feel obligated to use them. She does about two to three deals a year. Or, since everyone seems to have a real estate license, your friend said that…

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I am a REALTOR®, not a Magician

I love what I do, and I love helping people. But, there is only so much I can do as a REALTOR®. As a seller, you can tell me what you want for your property, but that doesn’t mean you will…

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January is National Radon Action Month

It is good thing January is National Radon Action Month, because few people really know much about Radon. I wanted to highlight this great article from Brendan and Beth Haggerty at Pillar to Post discussing Radon. OWNERS OF PILLAR TO POST HOME INSPECTORS FRANCHISE STRESS IMPORTANCE…

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More fun stuff to check out on my website

I wanted to thank you for reading my blog. I encourage you to email me if you think there is a topic you would find interesting or think I should be covering. In the meantime, I want to point out…

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