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Some of our latest posts:

How to Get the Most Out of a Home Inspection

How to Get the Most Out of a Home Inspection

When you’re buying or selling a house you want to be sure that you’re getting your money’s worth. You may have a general idea of your home’s value and any necessary repairs, but you won’t know for certain until you hire a certified home inspector who can thoroughly analyze the property. Read on to find out how you can get the most out of a home inspection.

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6 Things to Consider When Buying a House with a Pool

6 Things to Consider When Buying a House with a Pool

Houses with pools have been in higher demand in the past couple of years, perhaps because people are spending more time at home. Owning a pool provides a fun, relaxing way to cool off during hot summer days, as well as a nice gathering place for parties and events. Owning a pool also means that staycations can feel more like vacations, and who doesn’t want that? With this being said, owning a pool comes with its own set of challenges and responsibilities.

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Why It’s Still a Perfect Time to Sell Your Home

Why It’s Still a Perfect Time to Sell Your Home

If you’re worried that the best time to sell your house has passed, you can take comfort in knowing that it is still an ideal time to sell your home in Virginia. If you weren’t planning on selling your home, then it may be worth it for you to look into it and consider it. The timing is perfect, and here are a few reasons why. 

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5 Critical Curb Appeal Tips for Sellers

5 Critical Curb Appeal Tips for Sellers

When many homeowners are thinking about selling their home and putting it on the market, they are usually focused on how the interior of the home looks. Setting up the rooms and making sure that the quality of the interior is perfect is an important part of selling a home. One part of home selling that can be forgotten, but is single-handedly one of the most important, is the curb appeal.

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20 Questions To Ask A Broker During An Interview

20 Questions To Ask A Broker During An Interview

We get it. You want to be sure that you make the right choice and there are a lot of options out there for you to investigate.  We’ve come up with a list of questions that you should go over when you are visiting the various firms to see which one meets your needs....

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7 Steps to Getting Your  Real Estate License

7 Steps to Getting Your Real Estate License

Real Estate is a fantastic career and has many benefits, but getting your license is a bit of a process. The following steps are necessary to get your career up and running! Pre-Licensing Education The first step is to get licensed. The Virginia Real Estate Board...

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Are handwritten notes still a relevant way to stay in touch?

Are handwritten notes still a relevant way to stay in touch?

If you are like many other real estate agents, you are always looking the next best way to market your business and stay in touch with your clients. Everyone wants the perfect new tool that is going to miraculously get them a bunch of new clients. We quickly find out...

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Introducing Our Innovative Agent Coaching Program

Introducing Our Innovative Agent Coaching Program

We are so thrilled to launch our brand-new comprehensive solution for agent coaching, continuing education, and production goals tracking! As of April 1, agents and brokers will be able to use the new system to quickly and easily discuss their business strategy, use...

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Congratulations to our 2021 Award Winners!

Congratulations to our 2021 Award Winners!

2020 was a tough year for everyone, but especially so for small businesses that rely on face-to-face interaction and in-person showings! Despite all the challenges that 2020 threw at our agents, they rose to the occasion and worked even harder. Whether that meant...

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Smart Pricing Strategies for Hot Markets

Smart Pricing Strategies for Hot Markets

Guest Blog by Terin Merriman Chances are even if you’ve been living under a rock - which at this point, aren’t we all? - you’ve heard how hot the real estate market is. Like an early 2000s Paris Hilton quote, the real estate market is “so hot.”Record-low interest...

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Why You Need a CRM to Grow Your Business in 2021

Why You Need a CRM to Grow Your Business in 2021

It’s 2021 and like everyone else in the world, you are ready for a fresh start.  Your New Year’s resolutions and huge goals are set for the year! You are fired up!! The goals are going to give you something to strive towards throughout the year. For most people, this...

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3 Ways to Stay Organized with Todoist

3 Ways to Stay Organized with Todoist

As a busy real estate agent, you are constantly juggling a bunch of different things at once.  You are dealing with multiple buyers, sellers, and contracts at various stages and just trying to keep everything straight and organized.  It can definitely be overwhelming!...

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Coldwell Banker Elite Unveils Updated Global Luxury Look

Coldwell Banker Elite Unveils Updated Global Luxury Look

Today, Coldwell Banker Elite debuts the sleek modern update to our prestigious Global Luxury program branding, in alignment with the Coldwell Banker® network’s “Project North Star” visual transformation. Coldwell Banker Elite is deploying all new yard signs, agent and...

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Virtual Homes for Dogs Month Breaks Adoption Records!

Virtual Homes for Dogs Month Breaks Adoption Records!

Talk about silver linings! We are BEYOND excited to share the results of our first Virtual Homes for Dogs Month! Under normal circumstances, our agents have an in-person volunteer event and several donation drop-offs at local shelters. Needless to say, we were...

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Sharing Our Dog Adoption Stories

Sharing Our Dog Adoption Stories

Coldwell Banker Elite agents love to support our Homes for Dogs Project every year because many of them have experienced the life-changing (for them AND the dog!) magic of dog adoption personally! Here are some of our agents’ adoption stories–with cute pictures, of course!

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5 Things To Do To Get Your House Ready For Showings

5 Things To Do To Get Your House Ready For Showings

Guest Blog by Cat Dobson Getting your home ready to sell can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. After first choosing the right real estate agent to represent you and market your home well, these 5 tips can get your house ready in no time! Declutter &...

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5 Website Features Real Estate Agents MUST Have

5 Website Features Real Estate Agents MUST Have

It is no secret that a website is one of the most important parts of a business. It has truly replaced the storefront for many businesses, and it is the first place that most clients go to learn about a real estate agent. If you still do not have your own website or...

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3 Tips for Sellers from a Home Safe™ Certified Agent

3 Tips for Sellers from a Home Safe™ Certified Agent

Guest Blog by Terin Merriman Hi Friends! So this is our lives in the midst of a global pandemic, huh? As we’re adjusting to this “new world” we find ourselves in, it’s important to keep life as normal as we can. While times are challenging and many of us are still...

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