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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Providence Group Realty - TREC# 0608931
On 4/24/2014, Amerifirst Mortgage posted this video (presented by Dan Moyle) on youtube advertising a recent change to FHA underwriting guidelines that will now allow buyers using 203k loans to overbid on a HUD property without having to pay the difference in cash.  The video touts that "With the...
To excel in real estate and to find satisfaction in doing so, agents must understand their own unique patterns and intrinsic design.  True excellence can only be achieved by becoming an expert at finding, describing, applying, practicing and refining one’s strengths.  By shifting from the traditi...
"We have submitted over 20 offers with our agent, and we haven't had any of them accepted."  My frustrated caller  went on to describe how their repeated attempts to offer above list price didn't get the job done.  Now, feeling weary and without hope, they were coming to the realization that some...
There is no other segment in the real estate industry where I see more abuse and mistreatment of consumers than in the property management & residential rental market. A quick glance through TREC disciplinary history will quickly confirm that a majority of complaints source from this area of prac...
 Unrestricted, ag exempt acres with gorgeous pond. Great place to build your dream home. Barn and workshop. Take the video tour today, then call 469.645.6363 to schedule a property tour. MLS# 12100866  
Major WOW factor in this custom Starmark patio home. Luxury appliance pkg, extensive wood flooring, modern palette. Versatile floor plan. Stunning study could double as 2nd bedroom down. Large master suite has sitting area & view to private yard. Do cartwheels in your master closet! You will love...
That hacking sound in the background isn't a cough... it is the clever new strategy our office is now using to take the last step toward our 2014 goal of being paperless. On the Buyer's Rep side, we have stubbornly continued to rely on paper printouts of our Agent-versioned MLS reports to offset ...
As Realtors, we are in a service profession, and we are 100% dependent upon others being willing to let us serve them. Working from the perspective of a servant's heart is the differentiating factor between authenticity and being a predator“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he tr...
Realtors: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you when you were getting started in the business? Is there something that someone could have said that would have kept you from having to learn a tough lesson the hard way? Is there a tip, tactic or technique that would have saved you ...
If there is one thing the Real Estate industry is improving upon, it is the effort to embrace 'paperless' business practices. Software tools like DocuSign, HelloSign, DotLoop, Adobe, PDFescape, Camscanner, BackAgent and eFax, among others, make the transition almost effortless. Our financial and ...

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