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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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Outsmart Scammers and Prevent Phishing

Phishing and cyberfraud are prevalent more than ever before. We all know a friend, family member, or colleague who’s had their email hacked, a debit card compromised, and a virus on his/her computer. But if you ask a few people, most would say that they feel at most risk at …

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