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How a Danish Principle Can Change How You Sell Your Home

Moving in the winter can be tough, but coming home to an empty or show-ready house can make short, cold days and nights even harder. Enter hygge, a Danish principle that brings comfort and contentment as the essentials to create enjoyment during winter. Pronounced “hoo-ga,” it began as a lifestyle to help

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Five Common Home Seller Misconceptions

The real estate world is full of misconceptions about the home selling process. After all, selling a home can be complicated with lots of details that are easy to get wrong. In this post, we’ll look at five common home seller misconceptions and we’ll set the record straight on each! 1. Pricing

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REALTY EXECUTIVES OF HICKORY WELCOMES NEW AGENT

REALTY EXECUTIVES OF HICKORY WELCOMES NEW AGENT Donald Hicks has joined Realty Executives of Hickory at 785 Highway 70 SW where he willspecialize in the marketing and sales of real estate. He is also a member of the Catawba ValleyAssociation of Realtors as well as the national and state Realtor Associations.  Donald is a graduate of The University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received a degree inIndustrial Engineering.

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Five Common Homebuyer Misconceptions

Buying a home is probably a lot more manageable than you think. Somewhere along the line, these crazy misconceptions have crept into the home buying conversation and made the dream of home ownership seem less attainable.   It’s time to set the record straight. Here are five common homebuyer misconceptions and the

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How to Use LinkedIn to Recruit Real Estate Agents

Every real estate broker or team lead knows that recruiting new agents is an ongoing challenge as you grow, but just getting warm bodies in the door isn’t enough. An effective long-term strategy requires the recruitment of the right kind of people — agents whose personalities and philosophies fit your brokerage’s core culture. Brokers

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Buy-and-Hold or Fix-and-Flip…What’s the Right Investment for You?

When it comes to real estate investing, is it better to buy-and-hold or fix-and-flip? The answer depends on your investment goals, your personal preferences, and your local market. Let’s looks at each strategy and figure out which is the better fit for you. What is Buy-and-Hold? Buy-and-hold is when you purchase an

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Strategies to Reduce Water Use

With climate change and global warming hot topics in society today, you might be wondering if there are some ways you can reduce water use to help the environment. Reducing water use also helps you save on your monthly utility bills, which means you have more money to put elsewhere in your

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7 Tips for Selling a Rental Property

There are many reasons why people decide to sell their property. One of the most common ones is, of course, profit, or the lack of it. You might have spotted a chance in the market to profit by selling your property, or you have simply realized that renting it will not bring

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Adding a Pet to Your Home

Adding a pet to your home and family can be an exciting and stressful task! There are many factors to consider:  the type of pet to choose, the space available inside and outside of your home, the time available in your schedule, etc.  In this article, we’ll review some tips to help

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Holiday Decor on a Budget

As the summer season wraps up and fall approaches, there are many holidays to start preparing for! Holiday décor on a budget can look like anything from reusing old cloth and pillow stuffing to make ghosts, buying twinkle lights that can change colors based on the season, and more. If you’re looking

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REALTY EXECUTIVES OF HICKORY WELCOMES NEW AGENT

REALTY EXECUTIVES OF HICKORY WELCOMES NEW AGENT Sara Baisden has joined Realty Executives of Hickory at 785 Highway 70 SW where she willspecialize in the marketing and sales of real estate. She is also a member of the Catawba ValleyAssociation of Realtors as well as the national and state Realtor Associations. Sara enjoys spending her free-time with her family, friends and her dog. She currently lives inVale, North

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Pre-Winter Home Maintenance

There are many things to enjoy during the first weeks of autumn- from cooler weather and the vibrant colors of fall leaves to the first light blanket of snow. However, the change in seasons is also a reminder that winter weather is around the corner, and it is time for some quick

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Solar Panels: What to Know

If you live in the United States or Canada, you’ve probably seen many advertisements saying you can save a lot of money by installing solar panels on your home. You might have even been told that your state or provincial government will give you incentives or rebates if you sign up. But

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REALTY EXECUTIVES OF HICKORY WELCOMES NEW AGENT

REALTY EXECUTIVES OF HICKORY WELCOMES NEW AGENT Grayam Austin has joined Realty Executives of Hickory at 785 Highway 70 SW,where he will specialize in marketing and sales of real estate. Grayam is a memberof the Catawba Valley Association of Realtors and the national and state Realtorassociations. Grayam is a graduate of Appalachian

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5 Smart Gardening Tips From The Experts

Whether you have an indoor garden or large backyard, smart gardening will help you save time, money, and design the best possible garden for your environment. We reached out to gardening experts for their best gardening tips: Choose the right plants Jessyca Frederick, co-founder and CEO of Water Wise Now, recommends selecting

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Features that pet owners should look for when house-hunting

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, there are 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats in the United States. And the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association reports that approximately 35-38% of Canadian households have a dog or a cat. So, it’s no surprise that home designers and

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How to avoid winter home maintenance issues

Cold weather can wreak havoc on your home. According to the ​Insurance Information Institute​, losses from winter weather average around $1.2 billion a year in the U.S. The best way to avoid problems caused by winter weather and precipitation is to prevent them before they happen. Here are five common problems that

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16 Things a real estate agent can do for you

Curious about what real estate agents actually do and how they can help you buy or sell a home? Here’s a brief look at how they can help you through a real estate transaction: Provide advice, expertise and industry knowledge in order to better help you reach a decision. For buyers: Help

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How to navigate an open house with kids in tow

You’ve decided to take your kids along with you to an open house and want to make sure they’re engaged, feel included and don’t distract you from the task at hand. Here are some tips to help you achieve these goals: Recruit a media crew Have your kids take photos or videos

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REALTY EXECUTIVES OF HICKORY WELCOMES NEW AGENT

REALTY EXECUTIVES OF HICKORY WELCOMES NEW AGENT Tiffany Ramirez has joined Realty Executives of Hickory at 785 Highway 70 SW, where she willspecialize in marketing and sales of real estate. Tiffany is a member of the Catawba ValleyAssociation of Realtors and the national and state Realtor associations. Tiffany enjoys spending time with

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REALTY EXECUTIVES OF HICKORY WELCOMES NEW AGENT

Sanjay H. Patel has joined Realty Executives of Hickory at 785 Highway 70 SW,where he will specialize in marketing and sales of real estate. Sanjay is a memberof the Catawba Valley Association of Realtors and the national and state Realtorassociations.Sanjay is a graduate of North Carolina A&T University where he received aMaster’s

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Selling your home? How to stage your bathroom

When selling your home, each room needs to be presented in its best light—even (or maybe especially) the bathroom. Bathroom remodels can be costly, but there are a few easy tricks you can do to turn a ho-hum bath into one that will have potential buyers anxious to move in. I have

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How to remove pet allergens from your new home

You’ve found the home of your dreams, the paperwork is signed and the keys are in hand. What do you do if your new home was once shared with a four-legged friend that you or one of your family members are allergic to? Read on for tips and ideas to help everyone

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Who do you work with when buying or selling your home?

What’s the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®? Or a buyer’s agent and a listing agent? Having a glossary of real estate professionals to refer to as you navigate the home buying or selling process should come in handy. Here’s a list of professionals that you’re likely to encounter:

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The Homeowner’s Guide to Home Insurance

With so many insurance companies vying for your business, it can be difficult to feel confident with any one provider. Doing your research and getting quotes from a variety of companies is the best way to ensure that you not only pay reasonable rates but are adequately covered in the event of

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Room-to-Room Remodeling: Popular Ideas that Will Transform Your Home

Home remodeling allows homeowners to be creative and show off their design aesthetic. Give your home a one-of-a-kind appeal by building your ideas around these popular remodeling trends and ideas: 1. Living Room The way you design and plan your living room can make a huge difference in the presentation of your

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REALTY EXECUTIVES OF HICKORY WELCOMES NEW AGENT

Casey Prince has joined Realty Executives of Hickory at 785 Highway 70 SW, where she will specialize in marketing and sales of real estate. Casey is a member of the Catawba Valley Association of Realtors and the national and state Realtor associations as well as a member of the Tennessee Association of

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Remodeling 101: Understanding the Kitchen Work Triangle

When you’re about to embark on a kitchen remodel, it helps to understand the inner workings of the space, particularly “the kitchen work triangle.” The kitchen triangle is the space between the sink, the range and the refrigerator. By knowing the tips and tricks designers use to enhance the functionality of the

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