How to Turn Your First Home into a Decorator’s Showcase

October 19, 2018 | Featured

Whether you’ve signed a lease agreement or purchased a house, moving into your first home is an exciting time. For many people, it’s their first opportunity to express their personal style by decorating their own space. Whatever your taste – contemporary or classic, modern or rustic – you want your first home’s interior decor to look polished and put-together. And you’d probably rather not spend a bundle achieving that look. Do-it-yourself home decor is popular for exactly those reasons. By doing the design and implementation yourself, you can save a lot of money. Plus, many people find that doing it themselves makes decorating their homes an even more personal and rewarding experience. HomePro Inspections provides quality home inspections to the Jacksonville area.

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Simple Water-Saving Tips Can Have a Big Impact on Your Wallet

October 12, 2018 | Environmental Services

The average household spends as much as $500 per year on its water and sewer bill, but by making just a few simple changes to use water more efficiently, you could save approximately $170 per year and help the environment, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. HomePro Inspections provides environmental assessments and home inspections to the Jacksonville area.

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The Savvy Agent: Increase Your Referrals-Eliminate Liability

October 9, 2018 | What's Wally Reading?

TWO TOP TOPICS DISCUSSED BY REAL ESTATE AGENTS ARE:HOW TO INCREASE REFERRALS, AND HOW TO ELIMINATE LIABILITY.FINALLY, A CLEAR AND SIMPLE PLAN TO DO BOTH!Exposure to risk and associated liability tends to center around the subject of lawsuits.  Truth be told, the number of actual lawsuits filed against real estate agents is quite low.  And of those the number of suits with merit such that a payment is quite is minuscule.If the facts support the idea that the real risk of a lawsuit is quite low and the risk of a payout even lower, why then is there such concern about lawsuits?The real risk faced by real estate agents is NOT that of being sued.  The real risk is in the damage done to future referrals by the feelings of the customer that the agent has not served them well.Nathan Thornberry grew up in the risk management business.  Nathan is … Continued

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The Secret Sauce of NXT Level!

October 5, 2018 | Real Estate Info

LEARN TO GENERATE LEADS FROM THE MODELS OF SUCCESSThe NXT Level Agent LIVE Event — Featuring National Real Estate Marketing Guru,Nathan Thornberry — is Coming to Jacksonville on Monday, October 22nd,and YOUR FREE TICKETS Are Waiting to be Claimed!Nothing is more important to building a successful real estate business than the ability to generate leads. No matter if you choose to specialize in listings or love working with buyers, having a boundless supply of qualified leads is golden.Most top-producing agents study the success of other agents, and —based on a blend of those success models— build a business of their own design.Studying the models of success that others have succeeded with is important, and it would be foolish not to learn from them.Looking beyond real estate agent success, there is an interesting place to study lead generation that is seldom considered: The lead generation model of the most successful home … Continued

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Demand for Healthier Building Options Drives the Rediscovery of Ceramic Tile

October 5, 2018 | Environmental Services

If you’ve ever had new carpeting installed in your house and found yourself suffering from a nagging cough for days afterward, you’ve experienced the effect some home improvement materials can have on your health. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be a significant health concern, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Concentrations of VOCs can be up to 10 times higher indoors than out, and building materials are among the sources of these noxious chemicals, the EPA says. While VOCs and other home toxins can cause respiratory irritation in healthy people, they can be particularly troublesome to anyone who suffers from asthma or allergies. Many homeowners, striving to minimize the impact of their home improvement or new building projects on the environment and their health, are opting to use less toxic building materials.HomePro Inspections provides quality home inspections and environmental assessments to the Jacksonville area.

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Say ‘THANK YOU’ with Oktoberfest Jacksonville!

October 1, 2018 | Around Town

What’s the easiest way for you to say ‘Thank You’ to your favorite friends, customers, builders and affiliates in Jacksonville? Invite them to attend Oktoberfest Jacksonville for FREE on Friday Oct 12th!It came to me in a vision. The answer to the marketing question that has perplexed real estate professionals since The Flintstones bought their first home in Bedrock… How could you bring the best and brightest builders, Realtors and affiliates together with 10,000 potential home-buyers in a single venue for a live business development event? The vision became clear — the answer was beer!Research reveals an interesting intersection between the early development of beer and the evolution of the modern real estate agent. In ancient Mesopotamia, clay tablets indicate that brewing was a well-respected occupation and that the majority of brewers were women. A coincidence?… I think not!Oktoberfest Jacksonville is being presented by Anheuser-Busch and Client Focused Media — the people who … Continued

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Four Simple Ways to Modernize Your Home Decor

September 28, 2018 | Featured

If you’re like many people, your home interior could likely use some updating. But you don’t need to hire a professional designer to modernize your home decor. No matter how much of a decorating novice you may be, a few simple updates can give new life to your living space and bring your home to the forefront of interior design. HomePro Inspections provides quality inspections to the Jacksonville area.

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A Guide for Getting Through Emergency Home Repairs

September 21, 2018 | Featured

A surprise can be fun on some occasions, like your birthday. But when it comes to home repair emergencies, a surprise is the last thing you want – especially in these economically challenging times. Unfortunately, this is a situation all too many homeowners find themselves in after a home emergency. Often they discover that a repair they assumed would be covered by their home insurance or local utility is actually their responsibility to fix. From water and drainage systems to electrical and heating/cooling configurations, your home is a complex network of pipes, wires and electrical components that could require an emergency repair at any time. HomePro Inspections provides quality inspections to the Jacksonville area.

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Selling Your Home Out of Season? A Great Deck Makes a Difference

September 14, 2018 | Featured

In a perfect world, no one would ever have to face the challenge of trying to sell a house when there’s snow on the ground and the trees are bare. In reality, people have to sell and buy homes throughout the year. While winter may not be the optimum season to showcase your landscaping, there is one improvement you can make that will help you boost your home’s outdoor appeal no matter what the season: a deck. When potential buyers visit your home in winter, they might not be able to envision how green and lovely your backyard will look come spring. But they will be able to see with their own eyes the square footage that a deck adds to the home’s living space. HomePro Inspections provides quality inspections to the Jacksonville area.

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LinkedIn Unlocked: Unlock the Mystery of Linkedin to Drive More Sales Through Social Selling!

September 10, 2018 | Real Estate Info

“When you stop collecting connections and start building relationships, you increase trust and credibility; you are able to attract more clients.”  That’s Melonie Dodaro’s opening sentence in “LinkedIn Unlocked.”Every real estate agent I know has a LinkedIn profile, and each month as we mint more new agents, I get dozens of requests to connect on LinkedIn.  Yet few, if any, agents have learned to convert LinkedIn connections to offline customers!The three great truths that Melonie shares about LinkedIn are:  Very few people take the time to build a compelling LinkedIn profile; Few learn to engage in a way that builds authority, credibility and trust; Nearly none have learned to convert the conversation from online to offline.While there is a ton of real estate activity online, the real business is conducted offline in real estate offices, at listings, and in living rooms! The first order of business is to “transform your … Continued

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