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What BUYERS Need to Know About the Closing Process

So you’ve made an offer on your dream home, and the seller has accepted…what are the next steps?

Several things still need to happen before the deal can close, and the house can officially become your home.

The closing process (also called the escrow process) generally takes 30-60 days to complete. Much of the work is done behind the scenes by the team of real estate professionals handling your transaction. But you’ll also be involved in several of the upcoming steps.

Here’s an outline of what buyers can expect during the closing process.

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What SELLERS Need to Know About the Closing Process

That 30-60 day period between accepting a buyer’s offer and closing the deal is a busy time for both parties.

While the buyers are focused securing financing and making sure the house is as it appears to be, sellers are mainly concerned with 1) proving that they have the right to sell the property, and 2) making sure the buyers are aware of the true condition of the property.

Here’s an outline of what sellers can expect during the closing process.

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Top Five Real Estate Myths – Debunked!

The real estate world is full of myths. Myths that prevent people from making smart decisions when buying and selling and keep people from maximizing their real estate returns.

Let’s count down the top five biggest real estate myths. And debunk each one!

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Patrick van den Bossche Featured in Real Estate Broker’s Insider

Reprinted with permission from Real Estate Broker’s Insider. www.BrokersInsider.com
Franchise System President Combines Hard Work, Tech Savvy

Patrick van den Bossche brings an atypical background to his role as president of Realty Executives International, the Arizona-based franchise system with 500 offices and 8,000 agents.

Van den Bossche’s resume includes stints at companies such as Barrett-Jackson Auction Co., the firm known for high-end auto sales, and Echo Automotive Inc.

But van den Bossche — who was named this year to a top job at Realty Executives — is quick to point out that he has held a real estate license since 2005. And he says manufacturing isn’t so different from real estate.

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Hosting During the Holidays? Here’s a Few Tips to Stay Sane.

Hosting family and friends during the holiday can be stressful. Crazy relatives, little ones and of course the family dog, all in one place with different opinions, expectations and food allergies. It may seem chaotic at first, but the tips below can offer some solutions to make you and your home the hit of the holidays.

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Realty Executives International Launches EXEC University

Realty Executives International, one of the nation’s leading real estate companies for over 50 years, is excited to announce the launch of its signature agent training program, EXEC™University. EXEC™University is a unique training program laser-focused on propelling real estate agents to the next level in their careers, featuring a free, on-demand training library crafted to increase agent efficiency and productivity.

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When Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

Refinancing your mortgage could be a smart financial move. It largely depends on timing.

But how do you know when the time is right for you to refinance?

First: Do you plan to own the home much longer?

Refinancing your loan doesn’t happen without a few fees. The good news is that most of these fees will simply be rolled into your new loan, so you won’t need to pay a lump sum out of pocket.

But if you’re planning to sell the home in a few years, you may not hold the mortgage long enough to recover these fees. Refinancing really only makes sense if you plan to own the home for the next several years.

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AZ Business Magazine Names Realty Executives International in the “10 Best Places to Work in Arizona”

Realty Executives International, one of the nation’s leading real estate companies for over 50 years, is excited to announce it has been ranked in the “10 Best Places To Work in Arizona” by AZ Business Magazine. The company was selected based on its employee satisfaction score of 98/100, and its CEO, David Tedesco, received an approval rating of 99.

“Realty Executives has always been passionate to maintain a ‘people first’ culture,” said Tedesco. “Our culture fosters an open and collaborative work environment that is attractive to creative thought leaders who are incredible performers.”

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Realty Executives International Acquires The Great Lakes Region Covering Three States

Realty Executives International is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of the Realty Executives Great Lakes Region, a territory that includes Illinois, Indiana and parts of Michigan. The region has been directly transferred to Realty Executives from Bruce and Shannon Vinnick, who will continue to play an integral role in the Realty Executives business development strategy. In addition to selling franchises on the company’s behalf, the Vinnick’s will remain Realty Executives franchise owners in Florida.

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Realty Executives International Partners With Zillow To Include Canadian Property Listings

Realty Executives International announced today that it has expanded its partnership with Zillow, Inc., the leading real estate and rental marketplace in the U.S., to include listings from their Canadian franchises. The Canadian listings from Realty Executives will drive unprecedented global exposure to Canadian homes for sale to the millions of home shoppers that visit Zillow every month.

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