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August 2018

Found 4 blog entries for August 2018.

To date there are 878 Realtors in Tri-Cities. So how do you find a good agent? Type that question into Google and you will get more articles then you care to read on tips to picking a Realtor but, it all boils down to picking someone you know, like, and trust. Below are our tips for selecting a good Realtor in our local market.

The Process:

  1.        Ask Around

If you don’t already know a Realtor, ask your family, friends or coworkers who they have used. There is no better way to find someone you will like and trust than by asking someone you already know, like, and trust. Facebook also makes it easy to ask for recommendations for a Realtor in a certain location. By asking your local Facebook friends you are sure to start generating a list of

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These days, it seems our world changes in the blink of an eye.

Innovations in technologies and business models that once evolved over years now impact industries within months — and real estate is no different. On one hand, that's a good thing. Technological advancements allow us to get more done for our clients in less time. On the other hand, keeping up with the latest innovations, regulations, and market conditions is no easy feat. It takes a deliberate commitment to practicing real estate on a daily basis.

So it's hard for me to see how agents who only close deals every few months can keep up. How are sellers handling multiple offers? Are buyers waiving inspections? Does writing an offer with an escalation clause make sense? Are agents able to

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You’ve decided its time to start looking for a home, but where do you start? The home buying process should be a fun and exciting time in your life, not an overwhelming and stressful process. Below is our ten-step buyer process to help ensure you find the perfect house, with as little stress and hassle as possible. If you have any questions during your home buying journey, as many people do, we are always happy to answer them.

 

Step 1. Get your favorite Realtor involved right from the beginning.

Yes, we are a real estate brokerage with 70+ Realtors representing us, so of course this would be our first step, right? Well yes, but all biases aside, there are many advantages in getting a Realtor involved sooner versus later. In Tri-cities, we

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Back in the '90s, the Century 21 franchise exploded on the strength of its The Million Dollar Club campaign. At the time, selling the prestige of working with agents who routinely closed multimillion-dollar deals seemed like a solid way to market the brand, but the image of centurion agents in their golden jackets darting to and from sales training seminars reflected a purely sales mentality.

Since then, the industry hasn’t done much to change the idea that real estate agents are salespeople, and in many ways, that’s just wrong. Salespeople work for companies that sell products. Dealerships own the cars their salespeople sell. Insurance companies control the polices that their customers sign. By contrast, most real estate agents and companies don’t own

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