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tips | first time home buyer

First Time Home Buyer Mistakes You Should DEFINITELY Avoid

By: Jessica Martin
March 23rd, 2018

If you've decided you're ready to buy your first home, you've probably gotten tons of unsolicited advice regarding what you should and shouldn't do. Take it from the real estate professionals - there are a lot of things you should and shouldn't do before buying your first home, but let's take a look at the top 5. 

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buying | earnest money

Everything You Need to Know About Earnest Money Deposits

By: Jessica Martin
March 15th, 2018

What is an earnest money deposit? How does an EMD differ from a down payment? Where does an earnest money deposit go and why is it important? 

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Market Ready Guide!

Our Market Ready Guide provides strategic advice and useful tips to get top dollar for your house when the time comes to sell.

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tips | time management

How Time Management can save you Headaches When Selling Your Home

By: Jessica Martin
February 8th, 2018

February is National Time Management Month, Spiritual Wellness Month, and National Senior Independence Month. Each week, we'll be giving you tips and tricks for time management, how to better your spiritual wellness, and what senior independence means, as well as a Potomac, MD market update heading into the Spring Market. Read on for tips you can implement today to better your time management skills, especially in the home selling process. 

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Buy | Sell | Moving | Real Estate | buying | disclosures | home tips | tips

Why "Stink Up" Your Chances of Selling your House?

By: Jessica Martin
January 26th, 2018

During the sale of your home, you will probably come face to face with an ugly truth - there are certain parts of your house (design and structure-wise) that buyers might not like. It's hard to hear, but read on to learn some of the major aspects of your home that buyers will be looking for and what they really don't care to see (or smell)! 

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Sell | Moving | Selling | Real Estate | tips | escrow

BLOG: What is Escrow?

By: Jessica Martin
January 19th, 2018

Escrow. In the buying and selling process, you'll come across this word on multiple occasions. What is escrow? What does it mean, and how does it relate to the real estate transaction? Read on to find out more.

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Downsizing | home tips | rightsizing

BLOG: Downsize Your Life with These Easy Steps

By: Jessica Martin
January 12th, 2018

If you've had the pleasure of hearing one of Eric Stewart's seminars or reading his Rightsizing Guide, you know that he is knowledgeable in the downsizing process.  Read on to learn about these 3 easy steps you can take TODAY to start the downsizing and de-cluttering process!

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Happy Holidays! Looking Ahead to 2018...

By: Jessica Martin
December 26th, 2017

Thank you to our clients for the last year - 2017 was one of our greatest, and we can't wait to see what 2018 brings. Our listing agents are here to help you sell your home with confidence and our buyers agents are here to assist in all of your home buying needs.  Keep us in mind in 2018.

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Selling | How to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar

How to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar - LIVE THIS WEEK!

By: Jessica Martin
October 9th, 2017

 

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Architecture | Washington, DC | DC | history

The History of Architecture in Washington, DC

By: Jessica Martin
October 2nd, 2017

Washington, DC, is a filled with history.  Behind the monuments, behind the congressional appeals, and behind the signed Bills, there’s a wealth of history in the architectural style of every home in and around the city. In this brief overview, we'll educate on classifications of homes in the DC area.

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INSIDER TIPS

Top 4 Myths About Realtors®

By: Jessica Martin
September 8th, 2017

Finding the right Realtor® to sell your home can be a challenge. When you begin your search, these Top Myths about Realtors® are important to keep in mind. 

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