Joni Smith's Blog Posts

Just Listing In Prosper

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Moving Made Simple

Did you know those handy storage bags also make a great tool for organizing your move?  Your kitchen drawers can stay organized, and make it simple to move right back into your new home.  

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Bay Window Prices

Have you ever seen a home with a massive bay window? Somehow these beautiful accents make a home much more appealing. To up your curb style, you can install a large window that protrudes outside of

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Why My Neighborhood Is Better Than Yours

Wouldn't you like to tell your friends and family, "Why your neighborhood is better than theirs?" Well, for starters, your new neighborhood located in Azle, Texas - Windy Hill Estates - offers a

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How To Win The Multiple Offer Game When You Are In A Bidding War

Hi, Prospective New Homeowner,6-Step Proven Plan to Winning Seller Bidding Wars: How to Buy The Home You Want in Today's Crazy Market***    In today's marketplace of  low

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Sell Your House For More Than You Think In A Multiple Offer World

Congratulations! you have received multiple offers on your property ... now what do you do? (Photo courtesy of cdpe)i recently represented a seller that received multiple offers on

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Todays Hot Kitchen Trends Are They Here To Stay

Posted by Jessi Hall Steer buyers and sellers in the right direction with a recap of current and future kitchen style points. It’s often said that a great kitchen will sell a house. 

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What Is A Realtors Job

What is a Realtors job?Most would answer "to sell my home."A Realtors job is not to sell your home. In fact there are only 3 things that sell a home:1. Location2. Price3. ConditionSo what is the

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Tips On Caring For Houseplants In The Fall And Winter

Houseplants generally thrive during the spring and summer months, but the real challenge is helping them survive the fall and winter. Part of the problem is that indoor humidity levels drop

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Be Prepared Before Looking For A Property

Like a good Scout you need to be prepared before you starting working with a Realtor.  Primarily, in this market, you need to have your financing options taken care of, and you need to get an

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Ten Ways To Get More Money From Your Home

Ten Ways To Get More Money From Your Home At last some hope for American homeowners: A week ago the National Association of Realtors reported that fourth-quarter existing-home sales surged almost%

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Home Values Up 30 Percent In Past Two Years

                                    Home Values Up 30% In Past Two Years Well, Forbes Magazine

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Prepping Your Home For Sale

The first impression is the most valuable marketing tool you have when selling your home.  Buyers shop more online now than ever before!  You need to make your property standout by

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Taking Emotion Our Of Your Real Estate Transaction

In the current DFW real estate market, the worse thing you can do is become emotionally involved in the home you want to buy.  Do not attach yourself to the home before you have an executed

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Goal Setting When The Goal Is Buying A Home

Saving for a down payment can seem like an overwhelming task if you're on a tight budget. It's just plain not easy to make a plan, stay on that plan no matter what, stay motivated even when your

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The Financial Impact Of Waiting A Year

The Financial Impact of Waiting a Year Our team has heard several times from clients “I think we’re just going to wait a year” or “we’re just going to rent for a year and see what

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Going From Renting To Buying A Home

The Power Of Words In Marketing The real estate website Redfin published an article this weekend entitled “Going From Renting to Buying a Home:  5 Things to Know.  Now, this is

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Organizing For Your Move

If your moving day is fast approaching, it is time to start organizing for a positive moving experience.  Not only will being organized be helpful when you arrive at your new home, but it will

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When To Sell Your Home

Do you ever get the sense that we are always waiting to be ready. Waiting for that perfect moment to act. Waiting for things to be just right before we make a decision. It's no different

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What To Expect When Your Home Is Damaged In A Disaster

THE DISASTER CLAIMS PROCESS:What to Expect When Your Home is Damaged in a Disaster The hours following a disaster at your home will be stressful and heartbreaking.

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HOW TO CHOOSE A REALTOR

How to Choose a REALTOR®Not all agents or brokers are REALTORS® -- there is a difference. As a prerequisite to selling real estate, a person must be licensed by the state in which they work,

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Dont Chase The Buck

What is Success? What does it mean to be Successful? How do we achieve Success?   The dictionary describes Success as the following:   1.    The Achievement

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Is For Sale By Owner Worth It

The obvious reason you might be considering selling your home yourself is the money. But how much are you really saving by handling this important transaction yourself?  The answer can .&

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Tick Tock Tick Tock

Tick Tock, Tick Tock Is your marketing killing your business? Are your marketing efforts a time bomb waiting to explode? Most marketing efforts and campaigns

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Do You HATE Your Job

Studies confirm that 67% of working people are in jobs that they don’t want to be in.   How does this affect your life?  If you consider that almost half your waking hours in

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Renting Vs Buying A Home Which Is Smarter

Renting vs. Buying a Home: Which Is Smarter?Considerations include your age, stress level and investment outlook. By Geoff

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Update Your Home Before Selling

Many times I am asked by homeowners if they should do some minor updating before they put their home on the market.  The answer is YES!  The best situation is to forecast when you plan on

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Things To Buy After Moving In To Your New Home

Things to Buy After Moving in to Your New HomePurchase these to complete your new houseBy Gilan GertzWhen you move into your first house, you will quickly realize that it lacks many of the amenities

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Why You Should Use A Realtor To Sell Your Home

You may be in the market to sell your property, and you may be thinking, “Why should I pay a Realtor?”  The selling of real estate can be a tedious process, and at times needs someone

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Learners Will Inherit The Earth

LEARN, UNLEARN, RELEARN   "Learners will inherit the earth, while the learned will find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.  The illiterate

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Shopping For A Mortgage

Shopping for a Mortgage       Shopping around for a home loan or mortgage will help you get the best financing deal. A mortgage — whether it’s a home purchase, a

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Why Use A Home Stager

We have heard it a million times, "why do you need to use a Stager"?  Everyone believes their house is awesome!  Let's admit it, we all do....however, the way we live in our house is

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The 5 Worst Things You Can Do Before Buying A Home

Cynics may scoff, but getting under contract on the right home can turn even the most stoic shopper into a bit of a dreamer. From paint colors to planting a garden, picturing yourself in that

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Mortgage Options For Those Looking To Buy A Home

What Are My Mortgage Options? Sponsored By The two most common types of mortgages are fixed-rate mortgages and adjustable-rate mortgages, known as ARMs.By Broderick PerkinsA fixed-rated mortgage

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