Protecting Your Home Against Fall Pests

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With fall around the corner, you are happily saying goodbye to the bugs of summer, but don’t be fooled: there are still plenty of creepers sticking around for fall. One of your top priorities at the beginning of the new season should be insect and rodent control. As the temperatures change, pests will be looking to migrate to warmer temperatures. …

Social Media: An Impactful Tool for Real Estate Professionals

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Social media has become an indispensable tool for real estate professionals. It enables brokers and agents to connect with their clients on a regular basis in a scalable way. And social media is a place where they can find a majority of their customers; 77% of Americans have at least one social media profile and worldwide, social media users has reached 2.34 …

Not Business as Usual: Redefining the Real Estate Industry

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“Real estate franchising in North America is totally broken,” says David Tedesco, owner and CEO of Realty Executives International. Speaking to me between meetings at Tedesco’s 100,000-square-foot campus in North Scottsdale, he tells me that the real estate industry is in the very early stages of a major shift that’ll leave it looking quite different than what it is today. …

Realty Executives Boston West Named to Swanepoel Top 1000 List

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Alan Marks and his team at Realty Executives Boston West hit the jackpot recently, landing at No.777 on the Swanepoel top 1000 brokerages list. The achievement is Boston West’s first recognition on the list since opening its doors in 2005. “I was really surprised,” Marks said. “I didn’t know what the sales revenue cutoff was so when I saw it …

2017 Executive Award Winners

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  Congratulations to our 2017 Executive Award Winners!   Executive Club Awards Top 10% of Executives, as individuals and/or teams, per franchise based on GCI Lauren Davis Charlene Frary Kathy Foran Kathleen Chisholm Craig Morrison Lynne Hoffman-Ritucci Team MetroWest Megan Tolland Keith Shapiro   Chairman’s Awards Top Executive, as an individual and/or team, in each franchise based on GCI Kathy …

7 Tips for Making Your New Neighborhood Feel Like Home

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Making a move can be a very stressful process, and it can be a lot more than just unpacking boxes and getting your kids familiar with a new school and home. Once you’ve totally unpacked and feel organized, to truly feel comfortable in your new community, you want to connect with your neighbors and get a real feel for your …

MetroWest Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

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Our Executives frequently get questions from clients who own MetroWest homes who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure they are getting the most for their buck. Which looks is most timeless, and which ones will get outdated? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in the MetroWest area? How can I add more …

Should I Rent or Buy a Home?

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Choosing whether to rent or own a home is not an easy decision. It requires you to carefully examine the factors and costs associated with each option. Which is better? That depends. Your unique economic situation, lifestyle and goals play the largest part in deciding what is better for you. It’s important to go into your calculations with open eyes. …

Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying a Home

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The last thing in the world you would ever want is to spend a bunch of time searching for a home, finding that perfect place and then not being approved for your mortgage. There are also many common mistakes homebuyers make that could make the process much more painful than it has to be. We’re writing this article because we …