In a seller’s market, staging can sell a house on the first day it’s listed. In a buyer’s market, it can sell a house in a matter of days – not months. Needless to say, knowing how to properly stage a home is important. How important? So important that at Champions School of Real Estate, we offer the Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS)  course on staging. Learn more about this course, here: http://bit.ly/1thX2tX That said, we know that  new ideas often spark creative approaches to decorating, so we rounded up 5 useful guides (thank you, Pinterest!) to help you make the most of …

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  Know Before You Owe Mortgage Initiative Real estate professionals are trusted resources for people choosing to buy a home. New rules taking effect will change your clients’ home buying experience. Since clients turn to you for help, we’re providing you with this guide to explain the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Know Before You Owe mortgage initiative. The Know Before You Owe mortgage initiative is designed to empower consumers with the information they need to make informed mortgage choices. It includes the implementation of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, which is often referred to as “TRID.” We prefer Know …

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  June is National Safety Month  Did you know that there is a such a thing as National Safety Month? It’s true! Observed ​annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. ​ There are several resources available for the real estate community, with one good resource being the National Association of Realtor’s Realtor® Safety page. Amongst their articles and ideas, you have the option to download a toolkit and Safety Checklist for Showings – check out their page, here. The San Antonio police department …

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Real Estate News Roundup: February 16 Edition

Posted on February 16, 2015
Karla Lárraga

  Happy Monday! This week’s round up features an interesting array of news articles from Inman News,  CultureMap Houston, SixFiveNation, the National Association of Realtors, the World Economic Forum and The Motley Fool. Whether you’re invested in real estate agent reviews on Zillow, staging or information to share with your buyers on the volatility of housing markets, there’s something for everyone to read, so make sure and share what articles resonated the most with you over on our Facebook or Twitter pages. Remember, feedback and ideas are always welcome – e-mail Karla@ChampionsSchool.com to reach out!  – KL <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Quick Links …

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Evernote: A Tool for Mobile Agents

Posted on December 27, 2013
Byron Underwood

Remember the good ol’ days? The ones before cell phones and even way back… before computers? I remember as a kid going for the first time to Walt Disney World in Florida. I couldn’t wait to ride Space Mountain. Wow! I believe we made a bee-line to it from the front gate. Even though we endured an hour-plus long wait to get on this futuristic space journey, it was all it was advertised. I loved Space Mountain! What has stuck with me all these years were some of the predictions, or what I thought really… promises, about the coming computer …

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