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Your emails and texts could be used against you

From Texas REALTOR® April 2016 magazine issue… The "e" in email may not only stand for electronic, but also evidence. That’s why your emails—and other electronic communications like text messages—are the top target of lawyers in real estate litigation. Can lawyers get your emails and text messages? Absolutely. It is …

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Are Austin home remodels worth it?

The Texas Remodel Valuation Report shows whether homeowners get the most bang for their buck. There are many factors that go into whether a remodeling project is a good fit for a home in addition to impact on resale value, such as the homeowner’s expected tenure in the house and, for energy-efficient upgrades, …

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Building Your Online Reputation: 3 Case Studies

Top producers share tips for managing your online presence. This post was previously published in a September 2015 issue of REALTOR® Mag. Get Endorsed Name: Dawn Thomas Company: Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty, San Francisco Bay Area URL: siliconvalleyandbeyond.com Thomas places a major emphasis on customer reviews—or “endorsements,” as she refers …

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List on a Thursday in April and other spring selling tips

This post was previously published in a March blog post from Inman.com. The data scientists at Redfin have released some numbers that indicate listing a home on a Thursday could have an impact on the closing price — Thursday listings closed at an average of $2,352 more than Sunday listings, Redfin said. …

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How to keep your agents happy—and keep them around

This post was a published in a recent Texas Association of REALTORS® blog. Happy agents are revenue-producing agents, and part of a broker’s role is to help them stay that way. If you don't, they will probably find their way to another brokerage. Try these tips to retain your agents …

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