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Knowledge is everything!

I am getting ready to head over to the convention center for my final day here at the National Association of REALTORS® National Convention. For some reason, I am always surprised at how much information and knowledge I am able to compile at an event like this. It is refreshing to see Realtors from all […]

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Moving across state lines…

A quick note to those of you getting ready to make a cross-state transfer: check with your local BMV to verify the laws reguarding a change in address. A friend of mine recently moved here from Georgia and found out the hard way that hanging on to those “Peachy Plates” from Georgia was a bad […]

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Moving with Kids

Planning for a move is half of the battle–moving can be an incredible adventure or an incredible disaster if you are a kid (Or let’s face it, for us adults as well)! Since I was a teenager, I have moved literally dozens of times. Joel and I are getting ready to move for the ninth […]

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Finding the perfect home

For a home buyer, the most important part of purchasing a home is finding the right match for your needs. How on earth does someone even begin to look for that right home? We, as Realtors, have so many different tools available to help you find the right home for your budget and needs. If […]

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Some preapprovals worthless

New national research shows that many buyers and homesellers are kidding themselves when it comes to a very important step in the home buying or selling process: loan preapprovals! Be aware of the fact that many preapproval letters are not worth the paper they are printed on! Kenneth Harney, a syndicated columnist,writes “More than half […]

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Stage your home for sale

Now that spring is here and you are ready to put your house on the market you are probably wondering if your house needs a quick pick-me-up. And it probably does. The question of how to prepare your home for sale is one that happens at every consultation appointment we do at Spoon Real Estate. […]

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Spring Fever

Wow! The spring real estate market is definitely here! Spoon Real Estate helped seven houses go into pending in 10 days. It has been a busy time. What a great time to get your house on the market. According to the Crossroads Association of REALTORS®, there are 383 homes actively for sale in the Columbus […]

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Virtual Tours

Have you ever wondered about the value of a virtual tour? According to the 2004 National Association of Realtors Profile of Homebuyers and Homesellers Report, 84% of home buyers say photos and detailed property descriptions are the most important features when searching online for homes-followed closely by virtual tours! There you have it!!! When you […]

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GRI Training

Clients and friends, I am spending this week at the GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) in Bloomington to bring new technology and marketing skills to our clients. My first attempt at adding new technology to our community is by bringing you updated information through this blog. So, welcome to my new blog. I am looking forward […]

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