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27 June, 2015
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You may be in the market for a property for sale that includes new construction.  When you go to a new home builder’s site, there are sales representatives there that work for the builder to sell homes.  They will tell you that you do not need a Realtor to purchase the home which is correct, but there are many reasons that having a Realtor by your side through the process will help ensure that you are getting the best value…

08 May, 2015
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It’s easier than ever to put a green spin on housing, but not always quite how you may think. “Green” real estate often refers to planet-friendly construction materials, energy efficiency and sustainability in both form and function for new and existing homes. The sense that Earth’s resources aren’t limitless is finally starting to hit home with many housing consumers. That can extend to real estate transactions as well, by eliminating paperwork and accomplishing more electronically. With virtually everyone equipped with…

03 March, 2015
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Thanks to Inma.com for this great article!  While some of this ideas dont apply specifically to our area they could certainly be tweeked to work… I’ve been brainstorming some fresh ideas for real estate social media campaigns — you know, the ones that aren’t about listings, or real estate, but the ones that residents in your community might find helpful. These are ideas either for a real estate Facebook business page or even your blog. Having a busy family myself,…

14 October, 2014
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When my mom started Mickie Ardi & Assoc. in 1978, the world of real estate was vastly different than it is today. She built her business on personal face to face client relationships, and to this day she continues to hold those same values. Mickie became a prominent figure in and around the San Fernando Valley with both clients and other real estate professionals. Our office was consistently flooded with business. However, within the last few years there has been…

11 January, 2014
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In a challenging situation fraught with consequences for the wrong decision, if there is uncertainty, seeking wise counsel is prudent. Only a fool goes it alone in these times. Many times for us to be successful we need help from others. There are problems in the world that we are not good enough to solve. Who do you go to when times are challenging? Who has good words of counsel when you need it? Who can you count on to…

07 December, 2013
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Quite often potential would be buyers refer to the person they bought their home from as their agent. It sounds reasonable but it is definitely not accurate. Although there are several meanings to the word Agent, let us refer to the definition as a person who works for or manages an agency. An example of this would be a person who is the agent of the insurance company and they legally represent the company, not the customer. Even an independent…

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