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Septic Systems in El Paso County

Are you preparing to buy or sell a house located in El Paso County that has a septic system?  For sellers, it’s important to know that the rules changed in 2015 so the experience you had when you bought your…

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Are Short-Term Rentals Allowed in Manitou Springs?

Short term vacation rentals in Manitou Springs? With the increasing popularity of home vacation rental websites like VRBO and Airbnb, we have potential home buyers and investors asking what the zoning codes are in Manitou Springs – are home owners…

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Peak Producers – who are they and how does it work?

Peak Producers - who are they and how does it work? For the third year in a row, Rachel Buller (Broker/Owner of Manitou Springs Real Estate) has obtained the status of Peak Producer – and it’s a big deal! What…

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Manitou Springs Real Estate social media strategy

Our Social Media Marketing Strategy

Manitou Springs Real Estate has an aggressive social media marketing campaign which gives us a leading edge in the industry. MSRE employs 4 people who update and monitor our social media accounts seven days a week. We can respond to…

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Why do REALTORS® have letters after their name?

Rachel Buller GRI MRE PSA, Patty Strauch GRI e-PRO GREEN PSA, Skye Lewis ABR PSA.  It looks like a secret code.  What do all the letters stand for any why should you care? Letters after a REALTOR®’s name represent a…

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Inside Scoop on Real Estate Jargon

What you need to know: Real Estate Jargon Pop Quiz!  Who helps you sell a house, a listing agent or a selling agent?  What’s the difference between a condo and a townhome?  If you know the answers to these two…

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Why is REALTOR® capitalized and trademarked?

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is the largest trade association in the United States.  Its equivalent in other fields would be the American Bar Association for lawyers, or the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, or the American Medical…

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Manitou Springs Real Estate how to impress potential buyers

How to Impress Potential Buyers

If you are selling your house, or thinking of selling your house sometime soon, consider the following steps to make your house spiffy and show-ready. 1. Curb appeal Plant those colorful flowers and spread some new mulch for color and texture. Polish…

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The IMPORTANT things to watch out for when buying a home

Recently there was an article on the RealtyTimes website entitled The Home Buying Checklist That Could Keep You From Buying The Wrong Home. The article gives some great advice about what to look for when you are unfamiliar with the…

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Why Have a Pre-Inspection?

Why Have a Pre-Inspection? At Manitou Springs Real Estate, we offer to pay for a pre-inspection on all of our listings. I’ve had a lot of folks ask questions about it, so I thought I’d write an article to explain…

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