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Why Work with a Real Estate Professional?

Posted by Kate Spears on July 29, 2013 in No Category
Sometimes we are asked the question “Do you really need to work with a real estate agent when buying or selling a home?” With the current trend of homeowners attempting to DIY everything home-related, it makes sense that this issue might come up. Painting a bedroom, replacing a water heater or even tackling landscaping is one thing. But the process of selling your current home or buying a new one is not as simple. Perhaps for homeowners, doing it yourself seems like a viable option what with all the on... read more
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It’s no secret that social media has changed how we interact, both on a personal level and a professional one. When it first came onto the scene, many folks believed that social media was just another passing fad and not one worth investing much time or money into for business purposes. If it isn’t clear by now that social media isn’t going anywhere, you might be living under a rock. Social media and the power it wields has redefined how human interaction happens in many ways. Our COO George C. Wa... read more
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Welcome Home – August 2013

Posted by Kate Spears on July 24, 2013 in No Category
Summer is flying by and August means back to school! It’s also a great time to buy a new home in East Tennessee. Summer is a popular time for families to move because it doesn’t get in the way of school schedules. Another reason the number of home purchases spikes in the summer is that newlyweds often marry in spring and summer before buying their first home together. Have you been thinking about starting a search for a new home in Knoxville? The market is recovering. Interest rates are slowly rising an... read more
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Exciting Career Opportunities in Real Estate

Posted by Kate Spears on July 22, 2013 in No Category
via Creative Commons/thetaxhaven A career in real estate offers many benefits. In fact, The Real Estate Marketing Insider has been encouraging recent college grads to consider careers in real estate. This comes on the heels of an Inman News editorial about attracting new talent to the real estate industry. According to the latest NAR member survey, only 6% of the existing REALTOR work force is under 34. Regardless of age, there are some great opportunities available for smart, motivated individuals. A career in rea... read more
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Using Instagram to Grow Your Real Estate Business

Posted by Kate Spears on July 19, 2013 in No Category
Image courtesy of Witthaya Phonsawat/ Did you know that 56% of NAR members are currently using social media and an additional 9% plan on using it in the future? In an article in the July 2013 issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate Magazine, NAR vice-president Marc Gould shares some of his best social media tips for REALTORS using the social media platforms of Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter. Today’s blog post will focus on using Instagram to grow your real estate business. We&#... read more
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