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House Away from Home: Pros and Cons to Owning a Vacation Home

    Summer is the best time for a little getaway. Whether you’re packing up the family for a cross-country road trip or heading out to the lake with friends, it’s always nice to kick back, relax, and get away for a little while. While you’re laying out by the pool, sitting around the campfire, … Continue reading “House Away from Home: Pros and Cons to Owning a Vacation Home”

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Protect Yourself: Home Showing Safety Tips

    Selling your home is an exciting endeavor. In most places, the real estate market is pretty crazy right now so there’s no time like the present to make a move. Between picking up the clutter to make a great first impression to deciding what the list price should be, there will be a … Continue reading “Protect Yourself: Home Showing Safety Tips”

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Stuck in the Middle: Real Estate and Divorcing Clients

    Divorces are like marriages: none of them are the same. Where some couples amicably split and go on to be cordial or even friendly, others threaten litigation at so much as a sideways glance. When divorcing couples are on good terms, the agent’s job is much easier, but if the divorce is not … Continue reading “Stuck in the Middle: Real Estate and Divorcing Clients”

Mission Impossible: Creating Your Best Chance to Sell Tough Listings

    Some listings seem to almost sell themselves. If you’ve got a charming, reasonably priced 3 bedroom ranch it’s likely to get multiple offers in the first day on the MLS with how strong the market is in most places, but what about the other listings? While selling a defunct multi-million dollar warehouse or … Continue reading “Mission Impossible: Creating Your Best Chance to Sell Tough Listings”

Trains, Planes, and Barns, Oh My! How to Sell a Unique Home

    Everyone has a different idea of the perfect house. Some people envision a quaint ranch home with the perfect little white fence while others dream of a classic Victorian filled with character and charm while others like a clean, modern esthetic or prefer the lower maintenance of condo living. While many homes appeal … Continue reading “Trains, Planes, and Barns, Oh My! How to Sell a Unique Home”

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Agent Advice: How to Get More Leads

    Whether you’re just starting out in the real estate industry or you’re a seasoned veteran, referrals are a great way to expand your business. According the National Association of Realtors® 2017 Member Profile, the typical Realtor® received 18% of their business from referrals. Looking to increase your business without increasing the cost of … Continue reading “Agent Advice: How to Get More Leads”

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#WinWithRealtyHive: Selling in Stiles

    Everyone in real estate is talking about how hot the market is. In many areas, single-family homes can barely hit the MLS before an accepted offer is reached, but that isn’t always the case. In areas with more sellers than buyers, selling a home can take weeks or months if not years. That’s … Continue reading “#WinWithRealtyHive: Selling in Stiles”

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5 Psychology Tricks to Use When Selling Your Home

    When selling real estate, the goal is always to get the highest sale price possible. In some markets this is easy. According to Zillow, in 2017 nearly 1 in 4 homes sold over the listed price, and in some cases, far over. While the area, home type, and other factors come into play, … Continue reading “5 Psychology Tricks to Use When Selling Your Home”

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How to Write Quality Listing Descriptions for Forest Land

    Writing a description for a plot of vacant land can be trickier than writing descriptions for other types of real estate. With a home there are a lot of features to mention, basics like number of rooms and floors, amenities and upgrades like security systems and pools, and when all else fails you … Continue reading “How to Write Quality Listing Descriptions for Forest Land”