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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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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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Multiple Offers in the Changing Market

Multiple Offers in the Changing Market Since 2012 has real estate has begun to turn the corner. The statistics the past few years are consistently pointing to more activity, less inventory, and prices holding at least steady (and in many…

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You’re Not Just a Statistic

You're not just a statistic. Some real estate companies are only concerned about how much they sell, the bottom line. At Manitou Springs Real Estate, we're concerned about you, and what's going on in your life that makes you seek…

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How to Choose a Real Estate Broker

How to Choose a Real Estate Broker If you're dreaming about a new house in your favorite neighborhood, or about selling the one you've got so you can follow your dreams elsewhere, there's probably going to be a real estate…

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Carnivale – Manitou Springs Style

What is Carnivale in Manitou Springs? When Spring is around the corner, it’s time for Carnival in Manitou Springs! Each year in February or March Manitou residents, business owners, and visitors from all over prepare for the big party weekend.…

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Giving back to the community

Manitou Springs Real Estate Giving Fund As a way of giving back to our community, we decided in 2013 to pledge 1% of our commissions to donations. As our donation fund fills up, we meet and decide which worthy causes…

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