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Making the best purchase offer in a seller’s market

By Kristi Bailey, President / September 19, 2021

You’ve worked with a REALTOR® to scour the listings, toured what feels like a thousand houses, and finally found it: the house you want to call home. The next step is to make your purchase offer,…

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How can be market be slowing when home sales, prices are at record highs?

By Kristi Bailey, President / September 12, 2021

August’s Home Sales Report made an on-the-surface glaring contradiction. It said there were signs that the market was beginning to come off the sizzling pace it has been on since…

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NETAR awards recognize the local best of the best

By Kristi Bailey, President / September 5, 2021

A high point at the recent Northeast Tennessee Association of REALTORS® membership meeting was helping present the association’s top awards to some outstanding members. Watching Donna Sartin and Manuel Steffey receive the Mark Keesecker Good Neighbor Award was especially…

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When nights get cooler shut out unwelcome pests

By Kristi Bailey, President / August 29, 2021

 It won’t be long before nights turn cooler, and legions of critters begin looking for a warmer place. That’s when many homeowners schedule their semiannual pest control service. There are also several things homeowners can do themselves to help shut out…

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Smile, you may be on camera during a showing

By Kristi Bailey, President / August 22, 2021

Be careful what you say at home showings. A third of sellers admitted in a recent LendingTree survey that they used hidden cameras to eavesdrop on showings.  Some say they used the cameras to find out what buyers liked and…

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Five-year home equity outlook favors today’s buyers

By Kristi Bailey, President / August 15, 2021

Some buyers are part of the tsunami of new residents who have discovered that NE Tenn. and SW Va. Some are at or near retirement. Others are part of the…

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REALTORS® volunteer to help build strong communities

By Kristi Bailey, President / August 8, 2021

Most people don’t associate REALTORS® with more than the things the real estate professionals do to get a home from listing to closing. But that’s only part of what REALTORS® do.   …

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Now is a good time to sell, and a good time to buy

By Kristi Bailey, President / August 1, 2021

Three of the most common questions REALTORS® hear are these days are:   When will the housing bubble burst?   Is this a good time to buy?   Is now a good time to sell? …

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Curb Appeal Is Important Even In A Hyper-Sellers’ Market

By Kristi Bailey, President / July 24, 2021

Athough we’re still solidly in a sellers’ market – and it looks like things are going to stay that way for a while –  some things are as important now as they were in the last buyers’…

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Some buyers wave contingencies to be more competitive

By Kristi Bailey, President / July 18, 2021

There was a time – it wasn’t that long ago – when contingencies were the top challenge to get to closings a home sale. That’s not the case in today’s market.   Some buyers are…

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