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01/23/24

Let’s talk about the NAR lawsuit, buyer’s agents and more

While inventory, inflation and interest rates dominated the headlines for most of 2023, another event that happened last year will continue to play out and affect all of us in real estate over the course of this year, too. We’re talking about the federal Sitzer/Burnett court case and a series of other lawsuits challenging the […]

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01/16/24

4 things today’s sellers should know

Selling a home is a big deal, regardless of what’s happening in the market. While 2024 should be a good year for many sellers, preparation is always key. While choosing the right agent to help you sell your home can make the process quicker, smoother and more profitable, there are plenty of other tips to know, […]

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01/11/24

The DOs and DON’Ts of stress management

It’s an exciting time to be in real estate, and it’s not only because a new year offers renewed optimism simply when the calendar flips to January. Interest rates are stabilizing and will keep going downward, more inventory should start appearing, and more buyers should be serious about their home search again soon. However, with […]

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01/9/24

2024 predictions from industry experts

Happy New Year! As the calendar flips to 2024, there are plenty of reasons for positivity, and we love sharing optimism with all of you. Today, we’re focusing on this year’s forecast from the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR’s experts are honing in on “boring” words for 2024 – and honestly, we’d all welcome that after […]

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01/4/24

The Federal Reserve—What Is It and Why Are We Talking About It So Much?

So, have you heard anyone mention mortgage rates recently? We joke, but it’s a topic that’s dominated headlines all year long. A key player behind these rates is the Federal Reserve (the Fed), whose decisions significantly impact housing affordability. With news of the Fed’s recent decision on rates making waves, our teams thought now would […]

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01/2/24

Make Optimizing Your LinkedIn Profile Your Resolution for 2024

As we kick off a brand-new year, now’s the perfect time for you to set a resolution for professional growth. In the spirit of new beginnings, let’s focus on optimizing your LinkedIn profile—a crucial resource for expanding your business and referral network in today’s digital world.  With LinkedIn boasting over 900 million members and being […]

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See What Our Customers Have to Say!

In 2023, our customers rated us 4.9 out of 5 stars for overall service. Our mission is to not only provide the best closing experience, but to also create a personal closing for each of our customers. “You are quick to respond, and to see potential problems. I never have a problem with a closing […]

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12/21/23

3 tips for positive market conversations with clients in 2024

Let’s dive into this blog post with a sprinkle of optimism, shall we? Enough chatter about rising rates, low inventory and affordability challenges. Let’s shift our focus to the recent whispers of encouragement echoing through the real estate corridors instead.  Economists’ predictions and the recent Fed announcement suggest promising changes are brewing. As a result, […]

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12/19/23

4 reasons to ramp up your home search in 2024

It’s almost a new year, which means we’re all contemplating big moves in the future. Some of us more literally than others. We know the current real estate market hasn’t been the easiest to navigate, whether you’re a potential first-time homebuyer or have gone through the process a few times. However, interest rates should be […]

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12/14/23

Just Say No to Multitasking: A Holiday Survival Guide

“Multitasking is a myth.” There, we said it. While it might seem like a time-effective way to juggle multiple to-do’s, recent research challenges this notion. Now, our teams know that as a real estate professional, you’re quite adept at juggling numerous responsibilities. But the truth is that the human brain can really only handle one […]

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