Why You Should Be Working With Renters

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
Brett Murray


Commentary by Mark Mathis 

As a real estate agent, you know a steady stream of leads is the only way to keep your business moving; however, many agents shy away from rental leads because they believe they aren’t worth the time or investment. The only tool that allows you to timestamp the lifecycle of a customer, rental leads can be a great way to increase your client list. The best part about rental leads is that most agents aren’t focusing on them, so it opens a new, untapped market. If you put these tips to the test and find your business thriving, you may have found your niche.

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How to Sell a Vacant Home in the Off-Season

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Brett Murray

By Megan Wild

There's a reason that spring and summer are the major seasons for selling houses. Most people want to move at a time that allows them to be settled by the fall, when kids go back to school and daylight shortens.

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5 Smells That Sell Houses

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
Brett Murray

What’s that smell? The sense of smell is the strongest of all the senses to connect buyers to a home. While a bad smell can really deter buyers, a good smell can tempt buyers to a sale. From “green” scents to seasonal scents, discover the right smells for triggering positive emotions and home sales.

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Get Ahead of Home Maintenance Before the Holidays

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Brett Murray

Twenty-four percent of home contractors recently surveyed by American Home Shield (AHS) reported Thanksgiving as the busiest holiday season for repairs and service. Get ahead of home maintenance with these tips from AHS:

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WARNING: Electronic Wire Transfer Fraud

Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Brett Murray

“ALWAYS VERIFY wire instructions, specifically the ABA routing number and account number, by calling the party who sent the instructions to you. DO NOT use the phone number provided in the email containing the instructions, use phone numbers you have called before or can otherwise verify. Obtain the number of your Realtor®, Real Estate Broker and your escrow officer as soon as an escrow account is opened. DO NOT send an email to verify as the email address may be incorrect or the email may be intercepted by the fraudster,” Susan Wehrle, Vice President of Select Title Group said.

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5 Life Hacks Using Smart Home Devices

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
Brett Murray

By Jonathan Deesing

Clean floors and fresh java are hardly the coolest things you can get from using smart devices like robotic vacuums and automatic coffee makers in your home. Whether you’re already benefitting from smart devices or not, here are some unexpected ways you can harness this smart tech to spice up your home.

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FEMA Update: Program extended until December 8th

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
Brett Murray

For those who have been in the business for more than five years, you are no stranger to the situation we are about to face regarding the crisis that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is facing. Prior to the previous five year commitment, we faced several years of short term extensions and now we are right back where we started with an abreviated extension of the current program which will cease on December 8th, 2017.

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Follow These Tips Before Hiring a Contractor

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
Julie Morrow

Tis the season to hop on those home improvements before the winter months arrive. Watch this short video for some great tips to follow before hiring a contractor.  

If you need referrals for a contractor, reach out, we have a library of contacts that we are happy to share.  

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Add Family Fun to Chores

Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Julie Morrow


When school is in session and just getting out the door is an accomplishment, having go-to routines can help make ordinary activities more exciting for the entire family. However, if you encounter resistance to everyday household tasks, you may just need a simple revamp to make activities more entertaining and engaging.

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Second Opinion | It Pays to Take a Second Look!

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Julie Morrow

As stated on this site, the first step of The Buying Process is to get your pre-approval. We are very excited to launch the Second Opinion program with our preferred mortgage lender, Preferred Home Lending (PHL).

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