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First time home buyers

Seven Things You Need To Do Before Buying A Home

These are the seven things you need to do before buying a home This is part three in a series of informational posts for first-time home buyers   We often tell people there’s no sense in even looking at houses…

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Weird Things Realtors See

Our agents dish on some of the oddest things they have come across in their real estate careers. Patty Strauch: I was showing homes to a retired minister & his wife. We were at a scheduled appointment for a vacant…

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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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Rachel Buller Manitou Springs Real Estate

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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What are the good areas of town and where to avoid

"What are the good areas of Colorado Springs what are the bad areas of Colorado Springs?" This is a common question we hear in real estate and here’s the thing: we can’t actually answer that question for you! Realtors are restricted…

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what you need to know about buying a home Manitou Springs Real Estate

The IMPORTANT things to watch out for when buying a home

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…

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Manitou Springs Real Estate pre inspects houses for free

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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