How To Prepare for Your Move

When figuring out how to prepare for a move, it’s important to remember the details. With everything on your to-do list, make sure these tasks don’t get left behind.

Update your mailing address and subscriptions

We know it’s a pain, but to avoid surprises forward your mail at least 2 weeks before you move. Can’t live without your People Magazine or the tips from Better Homes and Gardens? Update your address early for any magazine and newspaper subscriptions you have. While you’re at it, be sure to update your driver’s license. Also, make sure to update  your voter registration information now so it’s taken care of in plenty of time for the next election.

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How to Evaluate Your Neighborhood

After you have gone to the open house and decided that this is the perfect home for you, there are certain things you have to check before you make an offer. That is, you must check your neighborhood. Being in the right neighborhood is just as important as being in the right house. Do your homework and fully investigate the area. This is going to be the place where you will be living for a long time. Pay attention to every detail. Moreover, it would be a good idea to look for a real estate agent, as he or she can help you find the perfect home. Here is some guidance on how to evaluate a neighborhood before buying a property.

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“Best of” Real Estate Firm in Hickory, North Carolina Renews Partnership with Realty Executives

Realty Executives of Hickory has renewed their partnership with Realty Executives after receiving “Best of Hickory” in real estate for the eighth consecutive year. Known as one of the fastest-growing firms in the franchise, Realty Executives of Hickory has continually shown success and growth throughout the years. Reaching $164 million in sales volume and 560 transactions in 2018, Hickory is more productive than ever.

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Adding a Pool: Is It Worth the Investment?

Having a pool in your home’s backyard is a dream that so many homeowners share, but only a few end up actually achieving it. While it can seem like a luxury, a pool can actually be a lot of work and ends up costing a lot upfront and over time. There are many pros and cons to adding a pool, and ultimately it’s a big financial decision. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when deciding whether adding a pool to your home is worth the investment.

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Energy Saving Kitchen Appliances

We’re always trying to support green living, and one of the easiest ways to conserve energy is by ensuring your home appliances are energy-efficient. Energy-efficient appliances  can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower your utility bills, use less water and electricity, and overall lead to a cozier, happier, cleaner living space. Here’s how you can ensure that your kitchen appliances are energy-efficient and what to look out for when replacing your current appliances. 

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Tips to Overcome the Emotions of Selling Your Home #HopeforHomeSellers

Your home is full of lingering memories. You can literally feel the moments as you walk through the hallways, and they all speak to you. The cackling laughter of kids at your son’s first birthday bash, your daughter racing in to tell you she got accepted into college, your sister’s wedding preparations, your husband’s first job promotion celebration. This house has become more than a simple living space; it holds your precious memories. And this is why it feels so hard to let go.

This article takes you from the point where you are completely confused about how to emotionally detach from the house you’re putting up for sale to the point where you are simply ready to let go, and move to your new adventure.

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Realty Executives Agents and Teams Ranks High in “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” 

Realty Executives is thrilled to present that 95 of its agents and 81 of its teams have been featured in the 2019 REAL Trends “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” rankings. These prestigious rankings list elite agents and teams across the United States, representing less than 15 percent of America’s top real estate agents and their brands. This is REAL Trends’ seventh year producing the ranking. 

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Easy Ways to Help Secure Your Home

Feeling safe in your home is always the number one priority. Whether you are preparing to be on vacation, don’t want to worry while your out of the home or just want to deter visitors from snooping through personal belongings, there are plenty of easy ways to secure your home for when you aren’t around. Check out these tips below and let the worry disappear.

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Small Rent Raising Improvements

 

No matter what type of rental property you’re dealing with, what most investors are looking for is a way to maximize the rent and to keep the tenants as long as possible. To achieve that, you need to put more time and effort into home improvements than before. In other words, a fresh coat of paint on the walls and a clean carpet just won’t cut it. You need to put some thought into rental property upgrades that won’t cost you a fortune but will raise the value of your property and pay off in the long run. Here are some useful ideas on how to improve your property value and get the best return on your investment.

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Five Tips on Social Media for Real Estate Agents

The real estate industry is changing and evolving faster than ever due to technology and social media. So how do real estate brokers and agents adapt and create relationships with clients? Check out these five tips on how real estate professionals can use social media to up their visibility and profitability.

1. Establish goals

Whenever starting a new project you want to have a set goal in mind. The same goes for social media. Are you looking to gain followers? Are you wanting to engage and create relationships with future clients? Maybe you just want to use it to post listings and gain more exposure. Whatever the reason, set your sights on attainable and measurable goals for each platform you are planning to use.

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