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Recent blogs on Real Estate Sales and Marketing
By Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944, Love To Help People
(eXp Realty LLC Salina Group)
When buying or selling a home, you must work with a real estate agent that you can trust. This person will be responsible for helping you find the right home or buyer, and they will also be your advocate throughout the entire process.So, how can you tell if a real estate agent is right for you? Here are ten qualities to look for in a real estate agent before you hire them: They should have the experience where you want to buy or sell. They should be familiar with the type of property you’re interested in. They should be able to give you a list of recent clients. They should be accessible and responsive to your needs. They should be honest and transparent in their dealings with you. They should be knowledgeable about the real estate market. They should be able to negotiate on your behalf...
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Here is the north Texas real estate market update for the week ending January 21, 2023 New properties for sale 2532Back on the market listings 601Price decrease listings 2371Price increase 250Active kick out 58Active option contract 1723Active contingent 295Pending listings 2078Sold listings 1299Expired listings 221Cancelled listings 433Withdrawn listings 46Temporary off market listings 301Coming soon listings 400
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  January 21, 2023 New properties for sale 586Back on the market listings 131Price decrease listings 438Price increase 45Active kick out 8Active option contract 259Active contingent 49Pending listings 397Sold listings 334Expired listings 36Cancelled listings 88Withdrawn listings 9Temporary off market listings 61Coming soon listings 63
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
Buying a home doesn't have to be as complicated as you think.Not sure where to start? Send me a message.  It can be a complicated process if you are not familiar with the procedures.  I have been down this road many times before and can help make the process easier.   I can help you today!#thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #realestate #homeowner #listreports #househunting #realestateagent #funny #realestatejoke #realestatememe #dadjoke #happyhome #happyhomeowners #friyay
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  January 20, 2023 New properties for sale 583Back on the market listings 112Price decrease listings 392Price increase 36Active kick out 9Active option contract 259Active contingent 41Pending listings 294Sold listings 236Expired listings 28Cancelled listings 71Withdrawn listings 6Temporary off market listings 51Coming soon listings 74
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
    Listing Details: 107 Granger Lane, Panama City Beach, FL 32413      MLS number: 726366 Price: $550,000 Lot Dimensions: 50ft x 120ft   Call Alyssa Barnett (850) 822-0975 to see if this property is still available.   Only 1 lot off of Front Beach Rd!!! Build a fantastic beach home or investment property in the sought after Laguna Beach area! Laguna Beach is a golf cart friendly beach community located within minutes to 30A and Pier Park. Lot is lakefront and has a 20 foot wide Legal and Recorded Easement. Parcel is zoned C-2, Plaza Commercial. Buyer to verify all measurements and information.      Click here to see additional photos and details of this property
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By Karen Schimpf, When Your Bank Says No, I CAN Get Your Deal CLOSE
(Commercial Capital Ltd.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   https://flic.kr/p/3mb1ZuThe world is a mess, (great encouraging start right?). Even if you try to avoid all the news you can’t block out the division you see, the economic issues you see, the political issues you see. The news takes every storm of any sort and tells you to worry about global warming. Everywhere you look, there are issues. How does one stay positive in such a time? Focus on the things you can control! YOU. YOUR ACTIONS. YOUR THOUGHTS.You can’t stop a hurricane, so to spend even ONE (1) minute worrying...
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
Will you be making any updates to your home this year?If so, are they just for you or are you prepping to sell?  I would chat with an agent prior to prepping it for sale.  Just saying.  Either way, you'll want to make sure the updates you're making are actually up to date.These trends are a great place to start.  I am not sure I agree with the color decisions.  everyone wants neutral these days.  #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #homeowner #hometips #hometrends #homedecor #homestyle #happyhome #realestate #realtor #realestateagent
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
  Listing Details:909 Santa Rosa Blvd 234 Fort Walton Beach FL 32548MLS number: 914664Price: $435,000Beds: 1Baths: 1Sq feet: 814 Call Chiara Divinci 850-225-6577 to see if this property is still available.Enjoy the marvelous view of the Gulf of Mexico emerald water from the balcony of this beautiful condo, and make it your escape to the fabulous beach lifestyle. Very well maintained and remodeled with beautiful vinyl tile throughout, new cabinets, new doors and window. Great amenities including pools, fitness room, beach access, and tennis. Many fun restaurants and attractions in the area. Cash $$$$ in on rentals and make family vacation memories. Buyer to verify all information.  Click here to see additional photos and details of this property
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By Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets, & Host of Postcards From Success Podcast
(Big Block Realty 858.232.8722)
The Thomas J. Nelson Playbook for Marketing Schedule It & Calendar It!: You do not have a marketing Plan if it's not written down and integrated into your weekly calendar. Calls: The number of calls you make are determined by your income goal which begets your transaction goal which begets your activity goals. I have to make 6 calls (that create conversations not message) per day to accomplish my goals Notes: Write good old fashioned personal notes (aka Thank You Notes) after every referral received, opportunity given and special moment experienced. Bless their day with your words in ink! Pop-by's:  "I was in the neighborhood and wanted to say hello." I'm not coming in, just wanted to knock on the door, hug some necks and move on. Doesn't matter if the house is a mess, I'm not coming in...
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By Bill Salvatore - East Valley, Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net
(Arizona Elite Properties )
A new year brings with it the opportunity for new experiences. If that resonates with you because you’re considering making a move, you’re likely juggling a mix of excitement over your next home and a sense of attachment to your current one. A great way to ease some of those emotions and ensure you’re feeling confident in your decision is to keep these three best practices in mind. 1. Price Your Home Right The housing market shifted in 2022 as mortgage rates rose, buyer demand eased, and the number of homes for sale grew. As a seller, you’ll want to recognize things are different now and price your house appropriately based on where the market is today. Greg McBride, Chief Financial Analyst at Bankrate, explains: “Price your home realistically. This isn’t the housing market of April or...
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By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.Have a super fantastic week!Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP A new year brings with it the opportunity for new experiences. If that resonates with you because you’re considering making a move, you’re likely juggling a mix of excitement over your next home and a sense of attachment to your current one. A great way to ease some of those emotions and ensure you’re feeling confident in your decision is to keep these three best practices in mind. 1. Price Your Home Right The housing market shifted in 2022 as mortgage rates rose, buyer demand eased, and the number of homes for sale grew. As a seller, you’ll want to recognize things are different now and price your house appropriately based on where the market is today. Greg McBr...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  January 19, 2023 New properties for sale 431Back on the market listings 85Price decrease listings 491Price increase 47Active kick out 10Active option contract 298Active contingent 47Pending listings 318Sold listings 262Expired listings 22Cancelled listings 101Withdrawn listings 18Temporary off market listings 39Coming soon listings 88
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By Scott Schulte
(Scott Schulte LLC)
As we welcome the new year, many of us take the opportunity to set new goals and make positive changes in our lives. One of the most common resolutions is to purchase a home. If you're considering buying a home in 2023, here are five steps to make your dream a reality.  Get your finances in order. Before you start looking for a home, it's essential to have a good understanding of your credit score and income. Check your credit report for errors and take steps to improve your score if necessary. You'll also want to start saving for a down payment and closing costs.   Determine how much home you can afford. Once you have a handle on your finances, you can start to figure out how much home you can afford. Many online calculators can help you determine how much you can afford to spend on a ...
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By Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944, Love To Help People
(eXp Realty LLC Salina Group)
A new year brings with it the opportunity for new experiences. If that resonates with you because you’re considering making a move, you’re likely juggling a mix of excitement over your next home and a sense of attachment to your current one. A great way to ease some of those emotions and ensure you’re feeling confident in your decision is to keep these three best practices in mind. 1. Price Your Home Right The housing market shifted in 2022 as mortgage rates rose, buyer demand eased, and the number of homes for sale grew. As a seller, you’ll want to recognize things are different now and price your house appropriately based on where the market is today. Greg McBride, Chief Financial Analyst at Bankrate, explains: “Price your home realistically. This isn’t the housing market of April or ...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
Selling a house during a divorce can be an emotionally draining and difficult process. It is important to remember that selling the home is often necessary to move on with life after the separation. Fortunately, there are some tips you can follow to help make the process easier and more successful. Whether you are selling your own home or one owned by both parties, these seven tips for selling a home to house buyers during a divorce will help ensure that the sale goes smoothly and quickly, so everyone involved can move forward with their lives as soon as possible.  Know the Market: Before you enter the housing market, it is essential to be informed. Research your local surroundings and take note of recent sale prices for comparable homes – this will help ensure a competitive listing pri...
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By Greg Tresler, We Buy Houses For Cash As Is! House Buyers Florida
(House Buyers Florida)
 Downsizing your home is no small decision. It can be a difficult and emotional process, but it can also bring great financial freedom and peace of mind. If you're considering selling your home to cash home buyers, some signs indicate it may be the right move for you. In this article, we will explore six common signs that suggest it's time to downsize your house and make the transition from a large living space to a smaller one. Finally, we'll provide helpful tips on how to determine if downsizing is the best option for you right now.  Financial Difficulty - If the burden of a large mortgage or other expenses related to owning a home is becoming too much, cash home buyers can provide an easy solution. Selling your home for cash and taking advantage of the house cash offers can be one wa...
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By Jason E. King
(J. King Real Estate, Inc.)
Stunning, lake-side home, in resort-style community. https://www.jkingrealestate.com/property/555539/?agent_id=5420
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
Replacing your windows can be a PANE, but knowing what to look for can help you avoid paying sill-y labor costs when it’s too late! It is hard to part with hard earned cash but every home needs to be updated on a regular basis.  You can either pay the bill now or delay it to later but it will be paid.  #realestate #realestateagent #windows #windowreplacement #listreports #buying #selling #realestateexpert #homeowner #dreamhome #homeownership #homesearch #financehub
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  January 18, 2023 New properties for sale 358Back on the market listings 99Price decrease listings 444Price increase 45Active kick out 7Active option contract 306Active contingent 43Pending listings 386Sold listings 240Expired listings 16Cancelled listings 83Withdrawn listings 3Temporary off market listings47Coming soon listings 66
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