Category Archive: Human Interest

4 winter home maintenance risks to know about

Winter is a beautiful time of the year. There’s so much to love around the winter season: the magic of snow, enjoying time with family and friends, etc. Unfortunately, winter weather can be hazardous for your home. With that in mind, here are some things you need to watch out for during this beautiful season.  […]

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Survey says Americans expect a housing crash. Here are 3 reasons why that likely won’t happen.

If you work with the public – as those of us in real estate do –  it’s important to remember that often perception is indeed reality. That’s why we want to highlight a recent study from LendingTree that found 40 percent of Americans believe a housing crash is coming sometime in 2023. It’s just one […]

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3 ways digital tools can upgrade the open house experience

Even as in-person showings returned over this past year, technology and virtual home tours remain part of what our REALTOR® friends do. That’s great for both our transaction partners, and shared customers. Everyone uses the internet during their home search, and we need to meet our clients where they are.  However, today’s message focuses on […]

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3 tips for buying a home this winter

Even in the market’s busiest years – at least pre-pandemic – home sales slowed during the winter months. The holidays are a busy time, and for many of us, loading a moving truck when the mercury is at its lowest – does not sound like a favorable activity. However, we’re here to discuss why this […]

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3 ways to make sure you’re ready to finish the year strong

Let’s just say it. December is among the most stressful months of the year. The holidays are filled with love and cheer, but we’re always trying to find a way to cram in one more fun activity or business task before the year flips over.  That’s why we love this nice list from our friends […]

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4 ways to build a stronger team in 2023

Team building is important for sustained success of any operation, and we’re here for our customers and partners to make sure they are set up to do great things, no matter what the future brings. If you’re in a leadership position, there is plenty on your plate – especially these days – but one of […]

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What do your prospects look like for the new year?

With the changing market, it may be time to revisit some tried and true farming techniques such as… Target Your Neighborhood Connect with Your Sphere of Influence Compile Just Listed or Just Sold Radius Searches Ask Past Clients for Referrals, etc. One way to brush up on prospecting and farming ideas is to review the resources […]

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4 ways to help first-time homeowners achieve their dreams

Buying your first home is a significant life event, and right now the national experts say it’s more difficult than ever to achieve that dream. However, we shouldn’t let that deter us from helping this eager group. After all, no matter what happens in the coming months, people will buy – and sell – houses, […]

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Three ways writing a positive review can relieve some seasonal stress

We’ve all heard the adage, “It’s better to give than to receive,” but we’re betting you didn’t know that could apply to writing online reviews too. That’s right, we’re gifting you another message on this subject, but this one is from a special holiday angle. Writing a positive review for a business or customer experience […]

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NAR: Home prices should stay steady in 2023

Even if mortgage rates remain around 7 percent, buyers – and sellers – shouldn’t expect to see substantially lower home prices over the next year. At least that’s according to recent comments made by Lawrence Yun, the chief economist at the National Association of REALTORS®.  What does that mean for real estate? All of us […]

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