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6 Reasons Your Agent Wants You Pre-Approved Before Showing You Homes

6 Reasons Your Agent Wants You Pre-Approved Before Showing You Homes

  Ever had an agent deny to show you a home because you weren't pre-approved for a mortgage? It's not because they're mean, or they don't value your business... it's actually because they're looking out for your best interests. Let's face it, shopping for a home before getting pre-approved for a mortgage is like walking into a grocery store without a wallet. You may have the desire to buy, but you lack the ability. Let’s cover some basics... What is a mortgage pre-approval? In a nutshell, a mortgage pre-approval is written assurance from a lender or broker that you’re able...

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4 Behind-The-Scenes Ways Your Real Estate Agent Supports Your Home Sale

4 Behind-The-Scenes Ways Your Real Estate Agent Supports Your Home Sale

Hi, I hope you enjoy the article!  When you hire a real estate agent to sell your home, there are obvious things you notice them doing to help your house sell. Things like: hosting open houses, bringing potential buyers on home tours, and marketing your property in multiple ways to make sure it gets enough exposure. But when it comes to adding value to your home sale, that's just the tip of the iceberg. A huge percentage of your agent's job takes place behind-the-scenes, and they're working around the clock to get your house sold — even when you're not...

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24 Super Creative Jack-O’-Lantern Ideas You Should Try This Halloween

24 Super Creative Jack-O’-Lantern Ideas You Should Try This Halloween

It’s that time again. Soon, the cutest ghouls and goblins will be prancing from door to door asking for tricks or treats. Here’s some inspiration to make your carvings stand out from the rest! 1. This image is based on Jack from “The Nightmare before Christmas.” View post on imgur.com 2. For the little ghouls who like to rock out. View post on imgur.com 3. This one would be perfect with a recording of “I am Groot!” playing in the darkness. My first attempt at a good pumpkin carving! 4. What kid doesn’t love this hedgehog? Sonic and Tails Jack-O-Lantern...

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When Is The Best Time Of Year To Buy A Home?

When Is The Best Time Of Year To Buy A Home?

One question that pops up constantly from both first-time and seasoned homeowners alike is "When is the best time of year to buy a home?" Potential homeowners want to know the best time of year to get the best home for the lowest price - and ideally, at a time that makes sense for their life. It would be great if there were a simple and straightforward answer, like "the best time of year to purchase a home is between April 1 and April 7." But unfortunately, it's not that simple. Let's take a look at the factors that play...

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RahRah Friday's! What you lose by not taking a risk!

RahRah Friday's! What you lose by not taking a risk!

Welcome!! Don't go through life with the woulda, shoulda, coulda attitude...but didn't ..Life is too short not to enjoy! Live each day to the fullest...enjoy the short positive video... What I do is Real Estate...Who I am... is "Moving People With Heart"   Now go out and make somebody smile:) Patricia !!!!! "RahRah"   I have been a 5 star Realtor® in the Bellevue/Seattle Area of Washington State, and mentor of Real Estate for 25 years nationally. My goal is to provide the best service, so you will happily refer me to your friends, family and co-workers. So if you are in need...

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