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Start A Real Estate BlogOne of the topics that I hear seasoned real estate agents talk about is how a blog can be great for business. Anyone who blogs understands that there are lots of consumers who will turn to the internet to find what they are looking for. The real estate industry is no different as thousands of people search daily looking for some kind of advice.

I wanted to learn from some of the most successful real estate agents who are also heavily into blogging so I asked Bill Gassett, a top Milford MA real estate agent to give us his take on how his blog has helped his real estate career. I also reached out to Lynn Pineda, a top Coral Springs Florida real estate agent who has a great story to tell on how her real estate blog has influenced her business. I asked

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The Colorado Springs Suburban Homebuyers Dilema: More House Versus More yard Infograph

Most suburban homebuyers are constrained to a certain real estate search criteria based on their budget. Homes are priced by square footage, upgrades, and amenities, so the approved loan amount on a mortgage pre-approval will determine home much home, upgrades, and amenities a homebuyer can purchase. When working with suburban homebuyers, one of the most common requests I get is, “I want a large yard and maybe some acreage, if possible.” The problem is, that homes with acreage and land are becoming more difficult to find as most new neighborhoods are built with small yards and little privacy.

The trend for most new neighborhood developments is to squeeze as many homes in as possible to increase profit margins. The supply of homes on large lots is

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Hiring a Relative as you RealtorFor most of us, buying and selling real estate is the largest monetary transaction that we personally experience.

Dealing with a six figure sales prices can be intimidating when it has to do with our own personal finances. Good real estate tips are very important when looking for your next home. A bad experience in a real estate transaction can have life altering consequences and severely affect your long-term goals. Because I know the weight of it, I am writing this post to warn those who might be tempted to hire the first REALTOR they know.

Friends, family members, church buddies, neighbors, and community groups are all the life blood of a bad Real Estate Agent.

Mediocre real estate agents depend on these relationships to find new clients. 

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Whether you’re planning to sell your home or just feel it’s time to renovate, home improvement projects can add a lot to your home’s value. However, more often than not, these projects can end up costing a pretty penny. Therefore, we scoured the internet for inexpensive home improvement project ideas. Below are our findings, all ringing in at under $5000.  

5 Inexpensive Home Improvment Projects

Organize It

5 Inexpensive Home Improvement Projects - OrganizeOkay, so you may not see this as a “home improvement project,” but if you’ve ever tried to neatly organize an entire home, you know it’s quite an undertaking. This will cost you little to no money, improve your home’s appearance and save your sanity. There are some great organization ideas on Pinterest, from using a towel rack as a pot and pan lid rack in the kitchen to using a

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Looking at Homes Online Versus In Person Real Estate Infographic

In an effort to help online home shoppers avoid the emotional let down of falling in love with homes before they visit them, I wrote this article to point out some of the main differences between online listings and real life homes.

I often get contacted by homebuyers in Colorado Springs who have found their dream home online and want to see it immediately. They haven't communicated with a real estate professional yet, and they haven't looked at a home in person for many years, but somehow they know that the home they just found online is the right one. Usually, they have been looking online for a few months and the excitement has been building. This is very common for first time home buyers. After personally showing homes for so many years, I’m

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Infographic Basic Steps to Buying A House in Colorado Springs

The steps to buying a house can seem exhaustive, even if you have already been through the process. For first-time home buyers, these steps can get confusing very easily. It's hard to remember each step of the process when you're in the emotional roller coaster of buying a home. I created this article as a reference to help you through the process as you go through each step.

STEP 1: GET PRE-APPROVED FOR A MORTGAGE

This is everyone's lease favorite step of the home buying process, but it is the foundation that the whole process relies on. How can you know what price range to focus your home search efforts if you do not yet know how much

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Which Local Real Estate IDX Websites Actually Rank On Google in 2019?
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IDX Broker Platinum ReviewI'm in the very last stages of flipping a house, but today rather than finishing up, I decided to stop everything to write this post because of the phone call I just had with IDX Broker. I wish someone would have written a post like this when I first started building my real estate website 4 months ago.

I have personally invested hundreds of  hours into my site, GreatColoradoHomes.com. It has only been live for a few months now, but is currently receiving over 60,000 page views each month. That may not seem like a lot compared to some veteran sites, but for just a few months of SEO, I'm very pleased with it. As I

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My wife and I have homeschooled our daughters for many years. We have had great success homeschooling and will probably continue for many more years to come. Homeschooling is not for everyone, but it has worked out well for us. There are many benefits to homeschooling, but our main reason for doing so is having more time with our kids. What I want to write about today is how homeschooling can benefit you in your home search. When I work with families who homeschool, or if I am looking for a home for my family, I am reminded of these real estate benefits that homeschooling families enjoy; below I have listed 3 main ones.

homeschooling while home shopping 

#1 Realtor Point Moving Isn't As Hard on the Family

When I was a child, my family moved from Washington, to Idaho, then to Georgia, and

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Home buying tips - Avoid the greed monsterHaving gone through the home buying & selling process many times myself, I have become more aware of something that I see in first-time home buyers, and even some seasoned home buyers:  The Greed Monster!

This home buying tip is one that doesn’t get talked about enough. It’s something that everyone can relate to if we’re all honest. The Greed Monster has kept me from many hours of sleep in my lifetime. This monster is sneaky and causes consumers to become irrational and frantic. The psychology behind the Greed Monster is interesting and worth discussing.

Most home buyers go through the same processes. Some will start off researching home buying tips, but most people will just start browsing for homes on the internet and gathering their favorite

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colorado wildfire black forestEvery year, Colorado’s residential areas grow and spread into new terrain that was previously wild. This causes the vegetation to be adjusted and disrupted to facilitate new development. The problem is that Colorado Wildfires do not always agree with these changes. Colorado has historically always had wildfires and needs them to maintain a natural harmony between the dead shrubbery and the new plant growth to come.

A “Must See” Documentary About Colorado Wildfires

The Denver Post just created an impressive video documentary about the Colorado wildfire process and how it has changed over the years. If you are a resident of Colorado, or are planning to move here, I highly recommend watching this short documentary. It does a great job of explaining the

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