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Why Staying in Touch with Clients is Vital

During uncertain economic times, smart and proactive companies take stock of what is working for them, and what needs to improve to keep their business moving forward. Competition rises, and strategies to reach new customers become more and more creative. But it’s important–no matter what’s going on with interest rates or customer interest–to go back…

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Brokerage Value Comes From the Top

Do you ever feel like you’re trying to boil the ocean, offering every perk and promise you can think of to entice new agents to join your team? It can be challenging to narrow your focus in a constantly changing industry with lots of shiny new tools, tech and incentives, but “boiling the ocean” isn’t…

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Agents Share Their Secrets on How to Win and Market Real Estate Listings

One of the core operations of real estate is listing a property, which is why it is so important for both new and experienced real estate agents to get it right. Last year in our Trick of the Trade campaign, we asked real estate agents across the country for some tips about how to win…

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New REALTOR® Benefits Offers: Exclusive Tools to Better Serve Clients and Boost Business

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has our ears to the ground, noses to the grindstone and eyes peeled—all in pursuit of powerful partnerships that will help you promote your brand and position your business for strategic growth. As a REALTOR®, you’re eligible for exclusive member savings from our 30-plus industry-leading partners who offer products…

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Home Flipping Activity Dips While Profits Grow

Home flips dropped 1.5% in home sales from the first quarter of 2022 to the second, and the gross profit from sales is up 10%, according to a new report released this week by ATTOM. ATTOM’s second quarter 2022 U.S. Home Flipping Report found that 115,198 single-family houses and condominiums in the United States were…

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Winter can do some harm to our homes! With the skies clearing up for more sun (hopefully sooner), here are some tips you can use to get your home ready for Spring and in perfect shape in no time!


Regular upkeep of your home can help extend the life of its components and save you thousands of dollars over time. The following preventative measure is relatively inexpensive and usually only needs to be addressed once or twice a year. Many of them are simple enough that you may want to do them yourself! You can always call a professional whenever you need more help or don't exactly know how to get some of these things done.


Roof: Fall and Spring are good times to conduct routine maintenance on the roof, including replacement of missing or damaged shingles or times and checking for signs of blistering or damage that can lead to leaks. Clear all debris from the roof and gutters, especially the valleys where it can accumulate and cause water to puddle.


Siding: Clean your home's exterior with a garden hose sprayer and mild detergent or a power washer after winter passes. Tighten loose trim and add caulk to areas with cracks to keep the elements from intruding and causing further damage to the structure.


Irrigation: Check the sprinkler system thoroughly to spot and fix leaks and make sure water is not spraying against your home's foundation or siding.


Basement: Watch for signs of moisture intrusion and find the source of any leaks that can lead to serious mould or fungus problems if left unaddressed.


Kitchen/Baths: Replace damages caulking around tubs, showers, sinks, and toilets to avoid water-related damage to the walls, floors, and cabinets.


Dryer: Remove accumulated lint from the exhaust duct at the back of the dryer. Use a long-handled brush to clear the vent that leads outside. Blockages not only impact performance, but they can also be a fire hazard.


Refrigerator: To keep your fridge working well, clean dirt and lint from its condenser coils once or twice a year. Access the coils on the back of the unit or behind the front grill and use a vacuum attachment or coil brush to clean the debris. Failing to remove the build-up can stress the condenser and cause expensive and premature damage to the unit.


Please forward this to any of your friends, family, and colleagues to help them get an early start on repairs!

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