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5 Signs You Need a New Real Estate Agent

Do you have an agent but wonder if this is how it’s supposed to work? Maybe the thought has popped into your mind that you might need a new real estate agent. But how do you know? There are a few key signs that may indicate it’s time for a change. 

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5 Strategies to Build a House for a Profit

Building a home from scratch is likely one of the most expensive expenditures a person will make in their lifetime. Due to the overall cost, self-builders want to ensure that the job is completed to the highest standard possible. This is especially true if they intend to build a house for a profit and then sell it.  

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4 Local Real Estate Marketing Ideas to Try This Year 

Today, almost every entrepreneur is interested in investing in real estate. It allows them to enjoy good returns and stable cash flow. You can also put your money into real estate to diversify your investment and build great wealth. But what are currently the best real estate marketing ideas to help you do this?

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Louisville Has Too Many Realtors

It’s been a blessing to be asked to appear on our local news stations over the years. Today was another such day. We covered several topics including the historically low number of listings and how there are too many Realtors for that low amount.

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Here’s a screenshot of me appearing on the NBC local affiliate Wave3 news to talk about local real estate.

Today’s topic was the disturbingly low level of housing inventory in our market. It’s so low that it’s clear many real estate agents will be out of a job before year’s end.

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Best Home PEMF Devices in 2022

Taking medication might not be the best alternative when you’re suffering from acute symptoms of a recent injury. If you’re not aware, there’s a new, non-drug alternative treatment that uses PEMF devices. It has the potential to be very helpful in relieving your injury troubles.

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For those that are foreign to PEMF therapy, it is a great alternative. PEMF stands for pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. By using a highly specialized magnetic device, you direct small amounts of energy forward toward a specific area of your body.

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5 Tips to Maximize Customer Satisfaction with your Roof Service

In today’s digital era of information, customer satisfaction is vital for the success of any business. However, this depends on how you engage your customers, the quality of service offered, and the materials used. It would help if you remembered that satisfied customers tend to return. Plus, they’ll have a higher chance of recommending your service to people they know. So how do you maximize customer satisfaction?

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Move-In Ready Vs. Fixer-Upper: What to Buy?

Buying a home is a considerable expense. There are several things you can buy on a whim, but a home is not one of them. Buy the wrong kind of home, and it will knock a massive hole in your finances that will take you years to recover. Buyers make those kinds of mistakes when they don’t get enough information before purchasing. So in this piece, we’ll compare a move-In ready vs. fixer-upper to see which might be a better fit for you.

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What It’s Really Like Living Through a Fixer-upper

Nowadays, many people decide to buy a fixer-upper home instead of an already fixed one. There are three big reasons. First, they are less expensive. Second, you’ll have less competition in buying one. And last, they provide you with the freedom to renovate that home so that it suits all your needs and preferences. But what about living through a fixer-upper?

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10 Ways to Prepare for Children after Military Service

Leaving the military can be the ideal time to start a family. You should prepare adequately to ensure you and your partner are ready for the responsibility of a child. There is a myriad of things to consider after military service so we’re hoping our list will get you moving in the right direction from the start!

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Buy a property before you start trying for a baby. Ensure that the home is set up and has enough room for a growing family. Here are some of the best ways to prepare for having a baby after leaving military service.  

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Top 5 Causes of Property Damage and How to Protect Your Home

When you own a home, one of the most important things is being able to maintain it., This means keeping it in great condition. The condition of your home has a large bearing on its value. There are many things that can drive down that value. The goal of this piece is to identify how to protect your home. If you do your part, you’ll be able to uphold and even increase its value. That means watching your investment grow.

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Obviously, this amount of water is not a good thing. But you should also be on the lookout for smaller signs of moisture too.
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Renting vs. Buying Your First Home: Pros and Cons

For many Americans, there are at least three things they want to do during their lifetime: go to college, buy their own home, and travel the world. But is it actually better to buy your own home than it is to rent? Given that for decades owning a home has been promoted as the single most important investment anyone can make, this might sound like a strange question to you. In this piece, we’ll cover renting vs. buying to help you decide.

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4 Biggest Mistakes New Real Estate Investors Make

The real estate business can be a very lucrative option for your investing your money. However, it does take hard work and smart decision-making to do it successfully. It requires you to thoroughly know and research the market so that you know how to buy a property at the right price. For new real estate investors, this can be a challenge.

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Realtors! 5 Ways to Stay Ahead of Your Competition

It’s quite difficult to come up with original real estate marketing ideas. Especially when your full-time job requires you to meet with clients, stay on top of the market, and do 100 other tasks. And we didn’t even talk about your competition. We have to admit, real estate is a tough business. But don’t worry! In this article, you’ll learn how to stay ahead of your competition.

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When people in your market think about different agents, what they’re really doing is comparing those agents’ brands. | Photo by mentatdgt
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What Are Your Options for Selling a House with Code Violations?

It’s time to sell your house but there is one surprise that you have to deal with first — you find out that your home has code violations. Before you go down a rabbit hole of worrying about how you are going to fix all of the code violations or whether you can even still sell your house, you can consider your options, and the good news is, you probably have more options than you think. Here is an overview of how you can sell a house with code violations, with expert advice from Realtors, to help give you peace of mind. 

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Relocating for Work: 9 Practicalities You Need to Consider

Moving to a new job can be an exciting prospect. It is essential to go into the process with your eyes open and make the decision for the right reasons. But make sure you look at relocating for work from all angles. And be prepared for some major changes to your life.  

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If you have doubts, it is best to be cautious. Consider what you will be leaving behind and whether the move is worth the disruption.  

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