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Real Estate Agent - Carolina One Real Estate
This article from Forbes magazine had some good points, things worth trying to get a house sold in this difficult environment we are in.  You can read the full article here: There were 5 points to be taken from...
     Today, real estate in Charleston is changing!  The blue and white signs you were familiar with around Charleston are coming down and the name is changing from Prudential Carolina Real Estate to Carolina One Real Estate, and affiliating with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.  The fl...
Our company decided after many years of being a Prudential franchisee that they would become independent again and re-name the company.  Our new name is Carolina One Real Estate, still the largest residential real estate firm in the region and more sales than our next 8 competitors combined.  It ...
Everyone keeps saying it is happening across the country.  I used to enjoy the paper on the weekends, and now I see where our local paper, the Post & Courier is acknowledging the fact that due to declining readership, they have decided to do away with the business section of the paper on Sunday's...
I impressed myself by selling a home to very picky buyers who wanted to buy as they were relocating due to job transfer.  Once we found the right house that had been on the market for 19 days, at a $40,000 price reduction from a previous listing, we snapped it up and still managed to get another ...
I have read about the subject on designations in real estate, and some people feel strongly that the more you have, and the quality of those that are recognized by the Realtor community, have benefited those individuals greatly.   The big one I am bringing up today is the GRI designation.  I told...
Just wanted to share the latest survey.  Conde Nast Travel and Leisure SurveyAtlanta Austin Boston Charleston Chicago Dallas/Ft.Worth Denver Honolulu Las Vegas Los Angeles Miami Minneapolis/St Paul Nashville New Orleans New York Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix/Scottsdale Portland,Oregon San Francisc...
You can see people or signs marketing their home stating they are below market value or below appraised value and think that will make the home sell. They will also disclose that if the home is sold using a realtor the price of the home will be increased. This increased price will cover the costs...
Is anyone familiar with the Accredited Home-Staging Specialist designation course, through RealtyU?  It sounds like a good course to take, but just curious if anyone on AR has taken it or knows anything about it that would tell me not to do it.  It's $199 to take it online.  Not a bad price, but ...
Our company is complying with a state license law that requires the office to keep a copy of a Buyer's Representation Agreement on file in the office, 2 days after obtaining a signature. It'll be interesting to see how many of these start flowing into the office.  A lot of agent's say they are wo...

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