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Seven Tips For Coping With The Holidays

By: Helen Flynn
December 7th, 2018

Contributed BY HELEN FLYNN, REALTOR® AND SRES® WITH THE ERIC STEWART GROUP  As we move through this holiday season, many of us may be experiencing life changes or losses that make this time of year difficult.  Helen Flynn, Realtor®  with the Eric Stewart Group, has put together these tips for coping with the holidays especially for our readers.

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Pet Sensitivity When Buying and Selling A Home - PLUS ESG Staff & Agent Pet Photos!

By: Eric Stewart
November 30th, 2018

How do you show your home to buyers when you have a pet? Pets are a part of the family for many home owners, and protecting Fido from running out the door when a buyer is walking through the property is of tantamount concern. Furthermore, some pets have annoying behaviors like incessant barking, or may even be aggressive and potentially harmful, so protecting the public from them is an issue. Let’s break this down from two perspectives: sensitivity to the pets and sensitivity to the buyers.

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Do Open Houses Help or Hurt Your Property?

By: Eric Stewart
November 23rd, 2018

Many homeowners are under the impression that open houses are a powerful selling tactic but, according to the National Association of Realtors®, only one percent of homes sell this way. Let’s talk about potential pitfalls of open houses that may have you rethinking this option.

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Selling | Quiet Listing

Are You Interested In Maximum Return And Minimal Stress? Learn About Our "Quiet Listing"

By: Teri LaBuwi
November 16th, 2018

Contributed by Teri LaBuwi, Agent with The Eric Stewart Group of Long & Foster One of the unique services offered by the Eric Stewart Group is a coaching service, which we call our “Quiet Listing.”  Did you know that homeowners who use our Quiet Listing feature sell faster and for higher prices?  Here’s how you can benefit from our strategy.

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first time home buyer | tips | Moving

Who Has Time To Sell Their Home? You Do And Here's Why.

By: Sara Foulkes
November 8th, 2018

Contributed by Sara Foulkes, Realtor®, eric stewart group of Long & Foster When there are 100 reasons not to do something, what is it that compels you to go ahead and do it anyway? That’s right, I’m talking about the headache that is selling your home and moving to a new one. My name is Sara Foulkes, and this is how my family moved with three kids and a new puppy -- and why it was worth it.

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Montgomery County Community Events for November

By: Jessica Martin
November 1st, 2018

Welcome to November!  We hope you had a great Halloween and you're getting ready for colder temperatures to (finally) come next week. In this week's blog, we'll be listing out a few activities to look forward to this weekend and throughout the month November, including a Christmas Bazaar starting on the 10th!

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from the agents | tips

Wet Summer Woes - Does Your Home Have a Moisture Problem?

By: Teri LaBuwi
October 25th, 2018

Contributed by Teri LaBuwi, SRES, Eric Stewart Group Because of the very wet weather we experienced in the mid-Atlantic region during September, including the hurricane season, the real estate business has been flooded (pun intended) with homeowners who have suffered the devastation of water or moisture intrusion. 

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Solar Panels | RGS Title

Introduction to Solar Panels

By: RGS Title Insurance
October 19th, 2018

Solar panels have increasingly become more and more popular these days. We are becoming more “pro-environment” than ever before; and the installation of solar panels on our homes is a great way to show that support. There are many benefits of installing solar panels on your home, including that they provide a reliable source of energy, they potentially lower your energy bills, and they reduce your carbon footprint. But when it comes to buying or selling a home, solar panels can be problematic if the parties aren’t familiar with the process of transferring them.

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Maryland | Virginia | Downsizing

Visit Eric Stewart At The Beacon 50+ Expos 2018

By: Eric Stewart
October 11th, 2018

Meet Eric Stewart, host of Pointing You Home and Seniors Solutions, at the upcoming Beacon 50+ Expos, taking place in Silver Spring, MD, on Sunday, October 14th at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Events will be held from 12pm – 4pm.

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Selling A Home: To Update or Not to Update the Kitchen

By: Teri LaBuwi
September 27th, 2018

Think of your house as an oyster.  Whether your oyster was built in 1942, 1972, or 2012, the kitchen in any home is the most important room, or the pearl inside the oyster.  If you were out looking among the oysters for pearls, you'd discard those shells that had nothing to offer on the inside.  

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