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Recent blogs on Real Estate Sales and Marketing
By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details: 10713 FRONT BEACH RD 1103 Panama City Beach, FL 32407 MLS number: 727759Price: $679,900Beds: 3Baths: 2Sq feet: 1,559 Call John B Skinner Jr. (850) 543-5763 to see if this property is still available. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!! PERFECT ELEVATION! LARGE FLOOR PLAN, BEAUTIFUL! THIS IS A MUST SEE!!! Enjoy breathtaking Gulf front panoramic views from your balcony in this spacious 3bed/2bath condo located directly on the beach! Pamper yourself with the luxury and elegance you deserve in this low density development that gives you an intimate setting on the sugary white sands of Panama City Beach. Open floor plan, roomy kitchen with beautiful granite counter-tops, hard surface flooring (LVP plank), and crown molding in living area. Non rental unit in great shape!Over-sized Gulf fr...
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By Jason E. King
(J. King Real Estate, Inc.)
Recently renovated home. Great community for families, featuring a community pool, pavilion, two creek-fed stocked fishing ponds, gazebo and entertaining area, lighted walkways, low HOA, surrounded by dense woodlands and farms, and only minutes from Lake Murray. https://www.jkingrealestate.com/property/553152/?agent_id=5420
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  November 23, 2022.New properties for sale 337Back on the market listings 88Price decrease listings 505Price increase 45Active kick out 13Active option contract 231Active contingent 44Pending listings 294Sold listings 362Expired listings 20Cancelled listings 91Withdrawn listings 25Temporary off market listings 61Coming soon listings 56
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
#155 Listed This Year So Far!  Listing Details: 60 E Pine Lands Loop Inlet Beach FL 32461MLS number: 911859Price: $1,025,000Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq feet: 1,679 Call Amelia Roberts (985) 400-4050 to see if this property is still available.  Fully furnished coastal chic beach house that backs up to a Wildlife Park Preserve with no new construction allowed to be built behind this home.This beautiful townhome is located in the highly sought-after community of Prominence North on 30A near the HUB/Big Chill- a great place for open dining and entertainment. Upgraded to include granite counter tops, soaring 12 foot ceilings, and beautifully updated flooring throughout the whole home including bedrooms. This exquisitely designed home includes a two-car garage, and 6-seat golf cart everything you need ...
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
 Listing Details:4341 E County Highway 30A Unit B201 Santa Rosa Beach FL 32459MLS number: 907898Price: $1,295,000Beds: 3Baths: 3Sq feet: 2,196 Call Courtney Ledezma 850-608-0677  to see if this property is still available. Step inside this second floor, open concept, 2196 sq ft. 3 bedroom condominium in the coastal community of Villas at Seagrove! You will find an exquisite, gourmet kitchen complimented with the most beautiful granite counter-tops & stainless steel appliances. This condo is your ultimate beach paradise, furnished throughout with the most clean contemporary style and charm. Among fine details, you will notice a rich textured fireplace in the living room. All bedrooms are roomy, allowing plenty of sleeping room for guests. The wide-open master king bedroom offers a large ...
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By Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM, Associate Broker
(Harry Norman, REALTORS® )
Thank you Peter Mohylsky for your original blog.  Nobody puts gravy in the corner!  I realize that this is a bad play on words and not everyone will recognize the source of this quote.   But I'm here to help everyone!  I work all time to help you out don't hesitate to try my service.     Don't hesitate reaching out, no matter if you're ready to buy, sell, or just have questions about where to start!   #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #listreports #icanhelp #realestate #realtor #gobblegobble #realestateagent #thanksgiving #thankful #happythanksgiving #icanhelp  Peter A. Mohylsky       Your Bucket List Broker    Broker, Business Manager      PMI - Destin  Free Home Value Estimate   Office: 36150 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 103 Destin, Florida   Cell: 850.517.7098      Peter@BucketList...
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By Brian Lipsky
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.)
The Eldersburg office of Long & Foster Real Estatecongratulates its top producing agents and teams for October 2022.#eldersburgtopproducersLuster, Ripley & Team Group Top Producers, Top Sales, & Top Listings$3.7 million + total production on 9 units Paul MacKenzie Team Team Top Producers & Top Listings $1.3 million + total productionCarol & Dave Bleefield Team Top SalesJudy Tyree Individual Top ProducerDonna MacBrayne-Hunter Individual Top ListingsJanice Kirkner Individual Top SalesDiamond ClubDixon-Kluge-Skipper Home Group $2.4 million + total productionAshlea Brehm $1.4 million + total productionAgent of the MonthKathy DixonEmerald ClubJulie Byrd, Kim Fitzgerald Team Sapphire ClubCarol Swinton Team, John Lemaster, Tammy Barnes
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
Nobody puts gravy in the corner!  I realize that this is a bad play on words and not everyone will recognize the source of this quote.  ButI'm here to help everyone!  I work all time to help you out don't hesitate to try my service.   Don't hesitate reaching out, no matter if you're ready to buy, sell, or just have questions about where to start! #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #listreports #icanhelp #realestate #realtor #gobblegobble #realestateagent #thanksgiving #thankful #happythanksgiving #icanhelp
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  November 22, 2022.New properties for sale 308Back on the market listings 99Price decrease listings 494Price increase 42Active kick out 16Active option contract 277Active contingent 50Pending listings 428Sold listings 405Expired listings 25Cancelled listings 92Withdrawn listings 12Temporary off market listings 59Coming soon listings 46
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By Scott Garrison, Top ORLANDO AREA Realtor…this Realtor WORKS!
(Re/Max Town & Country Realty)
Are you looking for a strong reason to invest in Central Florida Real Estate right now?According to a survey conducted by the RentCafe subsidiary of the real estate software company Yardi Systems, the most competitive markets for renters in the United States are Florida and the Northeast.Based on the study findings, Miami-Dade County had the most competitive market for renters. Orlando, Southwest Florida, and Broward County list the top 10 most competitive markets.The city of Tampa came up at number 12 on the top 20!The top 10 most demanding rental markets in the United States are as follows:  Broward County– 92.1 Milwaukee – 93.7 Central Jersey, N.J. – 95.3 Rochester, N.Y. – 96.0 Grand Rapids, Michigan – 100.7 North Jersey, N.J. – 102.9 Southwest Florida– 103.7 Orlando– 104.9 Harrisbur...
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By Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service!
(Realty One Group)
Las Vegas Vantage visits with noted house stager, Kathy Streib. Kathy has a long history of helping clients sell their homes for more money. In today’s marketplace, how a home is staged is phenomenally important.  Here, Kathy talks about helping your potential buyers establish an emotional connection. So please join us here and take notes on the simple keys in staging a home properly. Be sure to take note of how a free month of storage can have huge effects in increasing your sales price.
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
#148 Listed This Year So Far!  Listing Details: 550 Topsl Beach Blvd 1411 Miramar Beach FL 32550MLS number: 910958Price: $988,000Beds: 2Baths: 2Sq feet: 1,230 Call Gil Erikson 850-714-2122 to see if this property is still available. Great view of the Gulf of Mexico from the oversized balcony of this lovely Penthouse level condo. You can enjoy this fantastic vista from the living room and kitchen as well. High ceilings give the condo a very open feel. Ready for you to make vacation memories and/or $$$ cash in on rentals. Sleeper sofa in living room so their is plenty of room for the whole family. This is an end unit so there is lots of natural light coming in. All the best amenities you want like beach access, pools, tennis, fitness center, pickle ball , and more. Plenty of fun restauran...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  November 21, 2022.New properties for sale 111Back on the market listings 30Price decrease listings 123Price increase 27Active kick out 12Active option contract 135Active contingent 25Pending listings 136Sold listings 71Expired listings 26Cancelled listings 14Withdrawn listings 1Temporary off market listings 35Coming soon listings 20
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By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21 American Properties
(Century 21)
Happy Sunday!The same mindset that created the problem cannot solve the problemFor my C21 folks...The Ninja Meeting Planner will be here on Workplace.For my non C21 recipients, if I can help you please reach out. To get a one:one started to join the company go to http://www.LookingforGoodPeople.com   ►► Video Here ◄◄  Michael Mahoney of Century 21 American Properties puts out a coaching video everyday to the agents in his office. Here is a video on what it's going to be a successful agent today.If you want to learn more about Mike's coaching and training or want to do a one:one please reach out. If you want to join our office, check out http://www.LookingforGoodPeople.comGreater Boston Realtor Michael MahoneyContact information: Michael MahoneyRealtor in Boston with Century 21617-615-94...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  November 20, 2022.New properties for sale 185Back on the market listings 48Price decrease listings 174Price increase 42Active kick out 3Active option contract 115Active contingent 21Pending listings 152Sold listings 108Expired listings 40Cancelled listings 22Withdrawn listings 5Temporary off market listings 45Coming soon listings 28
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By Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
(The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803)
FAIRFIELD AT ST. JAMES POPULAR 55+ CONDO COMMUNITY Welcome To 55 And Over Condos In Fairfield At St. James Lawrence "Larry" and Sheila Agranoff List and Sell Condos in Fairfield At St. James, Long Island NY in Zip Code 11780. Fairfield At St James can be reached by taking Route 347 to Moriches Road. Fairfield will be after 2 traffic lights on your right. This 55+ Condo Subdivision opened its doors in the late 1970's and later additional Condos were built in the 1980's. When available, this Suffolk County NY active adult community has 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom Condos, and 3 bedroom Townhouses. Some have a garage and some have a sun-room. You will find central air conditioning and electric heat in Fairfield at St James. If you want a Ranch style Floor Plan, there are some where no other uni...
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By Jaymie Carroll, Realtor Marketing, Sales & Goal Achievement
(Real Estate Spice)
Social media is a part of our world now and shouldn't be ignored by real estate professionals.Many people use social media for a variety of reasons and it can be a great way to market your business.There are many social media platforms available.Facebook is one of the main social media platforms used by real estate professionals.Facebook is a multi-use platform and, unlike LinkedIn which is primarily focused on working people and those looking for work,  Facebook includes a very large, diverse demographic base.Instagram is another popular social media platform for real estate professionals.YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter are other popular platforms...and more continue to roll out.Some real estate agents focus on one platform and others focus on a few.Regardless of the social media platfor...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  November 19, 2022.New properties for sale 594Back on the market listings 124Price decrease listings 547Price increase 56Active kick out 14Active option contract 194Active contingent 50Pending listings 271Sold listings 442Expired listings 39Cancelled listings 76Withdrawn listings 7Temporary off market listings 51Coming soon listings 68
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By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
The Importance of Visual Impact I've seen a disappointing trend lately - agents are sending out poor quality materials with low visual impact. It doesn't matter if it is your listing presentation materials, marketing materials, or farming materials, your visual impact is extremely important. 3 Things Every Branded Marketing Piece Needs: First, it needs a consistent style. This is color, fonts, logo, and design elements that bring it all together. Second, use the best quality paper your budget allows. Flimsy paper looks awful and doesn’t reflect you in a positive light. Third, and most important, it has to have your personality and professionalism! Anything visual that represents you needs impact. Watch the video for more tips on how to maximize your visual impact and if you want to lea...
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