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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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The inspections have been done, papers have been signed and you have the keys to your new home in your hand. Movers are coming and you are busy getting settled into your new home, new neighborhood and, quite possibly, your new community. Your REALTOR® has called to make sure everything is ok and to check and see if you need anything else. You are probably thinking, "Well, we don't need anything from her anymore!"
Even though our business has concluded, your agent can still be a great wealth of information for you. I always tell my buyers, "Just because the deal is done doesn't mean I stop being there if you need anything. Please call me and let me know if you need anything." Thankfully, many have called with what they call "little questions" like "What was that phone number for the guy who came out to inspect the pool?" or "Can you recommend a good vet?".
The part of the job after the deal is done is continuing to be your advocate and helper...especially when the scammers start showing up. Yes, unfortunately, chances are you will get a letter in the mail, saying that "XYZ Company can help you get the deed to your home" (That's a real scam) or "As a new homeowner, call this number for a no-obligation home security system check" (actual scam) or more. Trust me - there are plenty out there. Some of them will be pretty obvious, others sound quite legitimate.
When you get these letters/emails or even phone calls, and you aren't sure if it's legit or not, pick up your phone and call your agent to ask. We get alerts via email from our companies regarding the latest scams and shams. They are counting on you to be 'winging it' and 'not wanting to bug your agent with post closing questions'. This is especially true if you are a first time homebuyer of mine. PICK UP THE PHONE AND ASK!!
(PS: The Home Deed scam, as I said, is real. You don't need to pay $75, $100 or more for a copy of your home deed. You can get that at your County Recorder for a cost of as little as a buck a page.)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.