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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Ellis Property Investments
A broker was dismayed when a brand new real estate office much like his own opened up next door and erected a huge sign which read ‘BEST AGENTS.’ He was horrified when another competitor opened up on his right, and announced its arrival with an even larger sign, reading ‘LOWEST COMMISSIONS.’ The ...
Most of us buy only a few homes in our lifetime and it is usually one of the biggest investment being made. This often  becomes a very scary and emotional thing for many people.  The List below can help you to take some of the scariness out of it.  By employing some of the steps listed below you ...
This one had me in tears, I had to share it.  I hope you enjoy. One Sunday afternoon a couple sees an ad in the paper. They can't believe their eyes. There is a house in the paper for $1000 that is in the nicest part of town. We are talking about a Highland Park mansion for $1000. They think this...
A very common question asked by those who are thinking about Moving-Up would be " Is the Time Right for Me to Move-Up."  According to NAR ( The National Association of REALTORS) the following are questions to ask when you are trying to evaluate whether a larger home or to a more desireable locati...
You have made the decision to sell your Fayetteville, NC home and feel like you have done everything to make that happend. Weeks, months, and more months have passed and nothing, not even a peep of a showing. The local market is hot, so what could be wrong? Well, it is possible that you could be...
  After three years of work on the rewriting of Fayetteville's zoning, subdivision and development codes into a unified ordinance, the Fayetteville Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the changes. Next step, to the City Council.  This will be done next month.  The new ordinances a...
You are looking to sell your home and are becoming increasingly discouraged at the idea when you consider all the competition. You wonder, how do I get noticed in this sea of For Sale Signs Signs?  How do I go from "FOR SALE"  To "SOLD" as quickly as possible. To answer these questions take a loo...
I found this Yummy Hot Apple Cider recipe that will be a great Fall treat to serve at your next Open House. Ingredients *6 cups apple cider * 1/4 cup real maple syrup * 2 cinnamon sticks * 6 whole cloves  * 6 whole allspice berries * 1 orange peel, cut into strips * 1 lemon peel, cut into strips ...
There is nothing worst than poorly done MLS photos, well except for having no photos at all. We have all seen our share of them at one time or another.  We must remember that the goal is to get the buyer from the computer to the front door.  We want them to be encouraged to book a showing.  Bad p...
To put the best face on a listing and appeal to buyers who follow feng shui principles, keep these tips in mind. 1. Pay special attention to the front door, which is considered the “mouth of chi” (chi is the “life force” of all things) and one of the most powerful aspects of the entire property. ...

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