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Picture Perfect Marketing with Pinterest

As the Great Recession took hold in 2008, Debe Maxwell, CRS, broker and leader of the Maxwell House Group at RE/MAX Executive in Charlotte, N.C., made it a point to vary her skillset. She wanted to make sure she stayed on top of marketing trends and was using all possible means of exposure. At the time, her use of social …

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Home Tours are Happening Through Video Calls

The majority of home shoppers will want to see a place in person before they buy, but some house hunters are increasingly relying on video call tours—through Apple’s FaceTime, for example—to shop for a home, The New York Times reports. About 20 percent of buyers said they submitted an offer on a home without visiting it first, according to a …

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Realtor® Open Houses: July 19

MLS #: 4685585 $630,000 Time: 10:30am-12pm Street Address: 87 Sawmill Road , Essex Special Features: Spectacular Long Valley views out over the Green Mountains! Custom designed contemporary on 28 acres! Incentive: Shrimp Agent Name: Nancy Jenkins Map ItMLS #: 4706890 $400,000 Start Time: 11am-1pm Street Address: 64 Hirams Crossing, Jericho Special Features: Woodland Oasis features privacy, stream frontage, and 3 …

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Realtor® Open Houses: July 12

MLS #: 4686702 $399,900 Time: 11:30am-1pm Street Address: 1415 Converse Bay Road, Charlotte Special Features: Great Charlotte location! Charming ranch home with 3 bedrooms. Cozy living room with fireplace and modern kitchen. Incentive: Tasty lunch! Agent Name: Cindi Burns Map ItMLS #: 4693750 $799,000 Time: 11am-1pm Street Address: 710 Hinesburg Road, Charlotte Special Features: Totally updated historic home with charm …

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2018 Realtors® of Distinction Award Nominations Now Open

NVBR is pleased to announce the nomination process for the 2018 REALTORS® of Distinction Awards. Our Association has many deserving individuals who are leaders in the real estate community and have given their generous time for the betterment of the industry. Awards nomination forms are now available online. To submit a nomination, please click the appropriate awards category below: Realtor® …

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Condo Buyers Could Get Fast, Automated Appraisals

Consumers who buy a condo or refinance an existing condo mortgage may be eligible to bypass an in-person appraisal and have a faster automated appraisal, Freddie Mac recently announced. Freddie Mac’s automated collateral evaluation appraisal waiver gives eligible borrowers of mortgages for condos the opportunity to save on the traditional appraisal. Borrowers could save about $500 on appraisal fees and …

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This Buyer Group (Not Millennials) Has Doubled

Single women over the age of 55 have been the fastest-growing demographic of home buyers when compared with other categories of buyers since 1981, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Married couples are the largest group of buyers, and single women the next largest group. In 2017, single older women comprised 8.2 percent of all home buyers—double the percentage of …

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When and How Much Should You Water Your Lawn?

For green, vibrant grass, it is essential for homeowners to learn about aerating, seeding, and watering their lawns to keep the curb appeal intact, according to realtor.com®’s Lawn Lover’s Guide. “When you don’t give your lawn enough water, it grows with shallow roots,” says Don Botts, the president of Quality All-Care Services in Bonner Springs, Kan. “This can stunt the growth of your grass …

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Realtor® Open Houses: July 5

MLS #: 4697938 $442,500 Time: 11am-2pm Street Address: 16 Thornton Street, Winooski Incentive: Gift card Agent Name: William Kell Map ItMLS #: 4700212 $307,000 Time: 10am-2pm Street Address: 87 Cumberland Road, Burlington Agent Name: Jordan Thomas Map It

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