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Recent blogs on Real Estate Sales and Marketing
By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  November 15, 2022.New properties for sale 319Back on the market listings 111Price decrease listings 560Price increase 51Active kick out 10Active option contract 278Active contingent 66Pending listings 450Sold listings 295Expired listings 18Cancelled listings 112Withdrawn listings 5Temporary off market listings 62Coming soon listings 58
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By MaryKay Shumway, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
I thought this blog by Lisa Howe was so good that it didn't even need any embellishing.  I had a similar experience with my own daughter last summer, and it truly came down to the energy of our sales person in making a difference and helping my daughter make a choice for her own big day in 2023. So I will reiterate---substitute "agent" or "broker" for salesperson, and the difference in energy and going the extra mile will get the sale.  Our "Mandy" was named "Jimmy", and we shopped in Milwaukee (not in Door County, where I work and provide service for the real estate industry) but he made the day memorable and we were very grateful for the excellent customer service. Take a read, this is a great post!  The right agent or broker will be there for every step of your journey in your home p...
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By R. Michael Brown, Communication that increases sales!
(R. Michael Brown LLC Digital Marketing & Public Relations)
Make More MoneyGet More ListingsEarn More Leads with My State MLSMy State MLS is the only multiple listing service that allows you to take your business statewide and nationwide, with no additional hassles or fees. Our platform brings your real estate business to the digital age and provides you with new sources of revenue, leads, and more!Reach more buyers, sellers, & renters using Open Listings.We accept all types of listings. List residential, commercial, open listings, land, manufactured homes, MH land-lease, auction, and business listings, all on My State MLS.See More [Go Home TV]
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By R. Michael Brown, Communication that increases sales!
(R. Michael Brown LLC Digital Marketing & Public Relations)
As the market tightens, we are recommending that residential real estate agents diversify into other areas of the real estate business. Crexi is the latest commercial property syndication portal on MyStateMLS.com. This new partnership means new opportunities for commercial real estate sales. Crexi is the fastest-growing commercial real estate platform with over 500,000 active listings and more than 2 million monthly users. In case you were wondering, CREXI is an acronym for: Commercial Real Estate Exchange, Inc. This webinar is a great way for My State MLS members and real estate agents in general to learn more about commercial listings and the platform available to you to help you be successful. Covered in the webinar replay is: A brief overview of My State MLS How to list commercial p...
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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)
 RANCH CONDO FOR SALE ~NO STAIRS. NO LAWN CARE. NO SHOVELING.LONG ISLAND CONDO LIVING ATBRETTON WOODSCORAM, NEW YORKRenovated 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Ranch in 24 Hour Guard-Gated Very Popular Bretton Woods Community.Featuring NEW Eat-in Kitchen w/Stainless Steel Appliances *NEW Custom Cabinets *NEW High-End Quartz Counter-Tops *Solar Tube *NEW Upscale Vinyl Waterproof Flooring and NEW Renovated Baths.  It Also Offers Spacious Open Living Room and Generous Size Bedrooms. This Condo Stands Out With It's Rare Convenient Parking Lot in Front of Condo. Plus Nice Front Patio! Enjoy the many activities Bretton Woods Has To Offer Including Clubhouse/Pool/Golf/Social Activities And So Much More. PLUS 24 Hour Guard-Gated! NO MORE STAIRS, NO MORE LAWN WORK, NO MORE SNOW SHOVELING! JUST TURN THE KEY AND...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  November 14, 2022.New properties for sale 103Back on the market listings 34Price decrease listings 149Price increase 9Active kick out 11Active option contract 125Active contingent 22Pending listings 135Sold listings 40Expired listings 33Cancelled listings 19Withdrawn listings 2Temporary off market listings 23Coming soon listings 16
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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)
If you want to move to a 55 and over community in Nassau County, there's a nice neighborhood at The Seasons in Plainview New York in Zip Code 11803. You can reach The Seasons by The Long Island Expressway Exit 48 Round Swamp Road and follow the North Service Road to the Entrance which is on the right. Built in 2007 on 10 acres in Nassau County Long Island, The Seasons At Plainview offers 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, central air conditioning and gas heat.  There are amenities too, including a clubhouse, gym, outdoor pool and play area.  It is situated close to the Long Island Expressway, The Northern State Parkway, Route 135, Woodbury, Plainview and Syosset shopping, plus the Long Island Railroad Station in Hicksville or Syosset.These are attached groupings with either an upper level unit o...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  November 13, 2022.New properties for sale 169Back on the market listings 50Price decrease listings 233Price increase 13Active kick out 4Active option contract 144Active contingent 13Pending listings 137Sold listings 43Expired listings 22Cancelled listings 18Withdrawn listings 3Temporary off market listings 24Coming soon listings 24
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
112 Seascape Drive, Miramar Beach, FL Click Here to Get Directions $7690003bed - 3bath - Property Video | Photos | Maps & Local | Schools | Print One of the nicest three bedroom condo in Ariel Dunes and on the Emerald Coast for the price. Completely redone ( Builders Own Unit and non rental at the time ) in 2007(when new)with high end finishes including crown molding throughout - completely repainted with oil based enamel on trim and doors - eggshell walls - beige travertine floors with mocha tumbled marble diamonds - slab travertine in master bath - granite tops in other two baths - all upgraded plumbing fixtures and light fixtures - $50/yd carpeting in bedrooms - framed mirrors - thick plate enclosure in hall bath with travertine walls - SOLD FULLY FURNISHED - (premium furnishings - n...
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
Home of the free because of the brave. To our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future, thank you.  It was my pleasure to have spent a career in the USAF.  I was blessed to have many fond memories from those days and very thankful for all the lasting friendships and experiences.  I strongly recommend a touch of this life style for any youngsters who are looking for a rewarding career starter.    #thehelpfulagent #veterans #houseexpert #veteransday #listreports #happyveteransday #thankyou
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  November 12, 2022.New properties for sale 659Back on the market listings 105Price decrease listings 744Price increase 43Active kick out 10Active option contract 194Active contingent 37Pending listings 272Sold listings 244Expired listings 48Cancelled listings 76Withdrawn listings 6Temporary off market listings 55Coming soon listings 60
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By John Moran, For Your Place At The Beach
(Keller Williams Realty's At The Beach Team)
#158 Sold This Year So Far!2 Bedroom  2 Bathroom Sq ft: 1,137For more details surrounding the sale of this home please contact the following:Alyssa Barnett, Realtor/Sellers Agent Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast36008 Emerald Coast Parkway, Suite 201Destin, FL 32541Destin - Okaloosa Island-Miramar Beach-30AE-Mail: Alyssabarnett@atthebeachteam.comWebsite: www.AtTheBeachTeam.comAlyssa BarnettOffice: 850-654-3325Mobile: 850-822-0975Fax: 800-654-2959
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By Nancy Braun, Professional Service, Personally Delivered
(Showcase Realty LLC)
The Uptown Charlotte area has a thriving economy, so there are also plenty of prospects for homebuyers! Yet, deciding whether to hire a real estate agent or not can be difficult with so many options available.  When looking for a new home, having someone on your side who knows the area inside and out is crucial. A real estate agent like me, Nancy Braun, can guide you through the complex process of purchasing a home in Uptown, Charlotte. I will ensure you don’t miss out on any great deals.Read on as we list 11 reasons you should work with a real estate agent in Uptown Charlotte. What Is Real Estate?Most people associate real estate with houses and other structures, but real estate encompasses any land or property a person owns. Besides homes and other structures, there are farms, mineral...
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By Nick Marr, Promoting real estate internationally
(HOMESGOFAST)
If you are thinking of making a big change in your life and moving to a new city, Edmonton should be at the top of your list.  This charming Canadian city has something for everyone, from amazing restaurants and nightlife to plenty of job and immigration opportunities. And immigration services Edmonton can help you get all the necessary paperwork done efficiently and safely.  Here are just a few reasons why you should consider making the move to Edmonton!Why Choose Edmonton?Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta, Canada. It is located in the central part of the province on the North Saskatchewan River. The city has a population of over 932,000 people and is the sixth-largest municipality in Canada. Edmonton is a vibrant and multicultural city with something to offer everyone.  The city...
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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)
Lawrence "Larry" and Sheila Agranoff are Smithtown Long Island REALTORS® and know all the condo communities in Town. Today, let us introduce you to Hidden Ponds, a private townhouse community. Hidden Ponds is a code-gated community in Smithtown Long Island. It can be reached by Route 347, between Mt. Pleasant Road and Terry Road. Hidden Ponds is in Suffolk County New York is within The Smithtown School District #1.  This neighborhood is surrounded by Hidden Ponds Circle, Pond View Lane, North Lane, W Pond Ct and S Pond Lane.  This pet friendly Smithtown New York subdivision offers amenities including the clubhouse, pools, tennis, gym, play area and ponds with spraying fountains during the warmer months. Hidden Ponds are all attached units in groupings. There are some ranch floor plans, ...
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  November 11, 2022.New properties for sale 595Back on the market listings 115Price decrease listings 643Price increase 64Active kick out 9Active option contract 207Active contingent 40Pending listings 292Sold listings 426Expired listings 26Cancelled listings 101Withdrawn listings 13Temporary off market listings 53Coming soon listings 78
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By Peter Mohylsky
(PMI. Destin)
It's hard to be-LEAF that fall is upon us, but that only means one thing! It's time to make our homes cozy!  We are getting ready for the fall buying season in real estate.  Some folks don't believe that season is upon us but it really is a part of the year long real estate seasons. There is a time for everything and that time is now.   Drop a 🍂 if you're ready for fall time. #thehelpfulagent #home #houseexpert #house #listreports #fallinlove #punny #itsfallyall #realestate #realestateagent #realtor #househunting #happyhomeowners
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By Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker
Here is the north Texas real estate market update as of  November 11, 2022.New properties for sale 456Back on the market listings 80Price decrease listings 691Price increase 63Active kick out 8Active option contract 210Active contingent 47Pending listings 273Sold listings 269Expired listings 25Cancelled listings 98Withdrawn listings 4Temporary off market listings 65Coming soon listings 83
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By MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty)
Have you, a colleague or client Ever Used An Online Auction to Sell California Real Estate?I'm researching online auctions to see if this could be a good fit for a client with a tenant-occupied property who wants to sell quickly, show minimally, and close by the end of this year. .(We already have all disclosures and reports done.) What are the Seller obligations when putting a home up for sale on auction? I've seen "buyer premiums" of 3-5%. Does that actually go to the eventual Buyer Agent or the auction company? I'm curious to know more details from different companies, as well as experiences of auction participants. I've heard if the high bid price isn't agreeable to seller, seller can cancel. But is there a mandatory fee due to the auction company either way? Also that upon a succes...
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