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Finding the Right REALTOR®

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If you just made the decision to a buy a home—congratulations! Whether you are a first-time buyer or thinking about up or downsizing, it’s important to find a qualified and experienced REALTOR® who can help streamline the home buying process. But where to begin? Here are a few things to keep in mind when finding the right REALTOR® for your next home purchase. Licensing Makes a Difference Did you know that titles make a difference? For instance, “agent” and “REALTOR®” don’t have the same meaning. An agent is defined as a person who has taken hundreds of hours of real estate courses and has passed the state exams to earn a real estate license to sell real property. A REALTOR® is a real estate agent or broker who holds membership with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and adheres to a specific code of ethics. Is one better than the other? Not necessarily as it’s up to personal preference on who you choose to work with. Just make sure to do your research first. Testimonials and Referrals Part of your research should include reading client testimonials and reviews. If it’s possible, try reaching out to previous clients via social media…

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It’s a Homerun! How Baseball is Like Real Estate

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It’s time to batter up and make that homerun! Spring is here and baseball season is back. Baseball is an exciting past time because it brings us entertainment, the nostalgia of the all-American sport and watching our favorite teams score homeruns. Taking a closer look at the sport, it has a lot of commonality with real estate. 1. Working Together as a Unit Baseball is a team sport and players depend on their teammates to help them score that homerun. Just like in real estate, agents rely on others to help them be their best. Although agents are paid based on individual performance, they still work as a unit when it comes to working together. Sluggers see better pitches because the hitter in front of him got on base. In the cases of real estate, a satisfied client will most likely refer their friends and family to their agent, ensuring long-term success for the agent down the line. Working as a team with your clients and even with your colleagues is generally a guarantee for success. 2. Long Season Compared to any other sport, the baseball season is long, running for approximately six months. Like real estate, agents have long…

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