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What to Expect for Real Estate in 2019

Real Estate in the DFW Metroplex has been in overdrive during the past few years, as most real estate professionals have noticed. With new people moving here every single day, roads expanding, constant construction of new apartments, custom homes, and storefronts, it’s clear that North Texas is the place to be in 2019. However, this […]

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How to Better Communicate as a REALTOR®

By / November 13, 2018 / , / 0 Comments

A driving force in the real estate industry is communication. For a REALTOR®, communication is key, frequently being a liaison between the buyers and sellers, the other agent, the title company, etc. Communication is really the backbone of the Real Estate business and a real estate agent who can communicate clearly and effectively will find […]

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Top Five Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Are you thinking about buying your first home, but don’t know where to start? This process can be overwhelming for someone who has never experienced it. Whether you plan to buy a home in the next couple of months, or if it’s in your 5-year plan, there are steps you can take now to prepare […]

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Top Seven Social Media Tips

Erik Qualman, author of the book Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business said, “We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it.” For today’s REALTOR®, social media is not as much of a choice as it is a necessity […]

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‘FALL’ in Love with These Decorating Ideas

By / September 17, 2018 / , , / 0 Comments

Another summer has come and gone. After a couple of long months with the Texas sun beating down, the cool relief of autumn is finally on its way. The season of fall is a favorite to many for a variety of reasons: some prefer the cooler weather, it’s a start to the holiday season, and […]

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Tips for REALTOR® Safety

By / August 31, 2018 / , / 0 Comments

September is REALTOR® Safety Month and all of us here at First Western Title desire that everyone be protected and intentional about their individual safety. For real estate agents, that is an everyday task as they are continuously advertising their services online, showing properties, making listing appointments, and hosting open houses. Here are a few […]

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The 10 Best Real Estate Apps

We know that real estate agents strive to offer the best service to their clients in any real estate transaction. Whether your clients are selling their home and/or buying a new one, there are numerous apps that can be handy in almost any situation. Here is the list of the 10 best real estate apps […]

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Lead the Way Home Savings Program Gives Back to Community

For real estate agents, there are countless programs and charities available nationwide for you to give back to your communities. If you’re looking for a more local program, Lead the Way Home Savings, founded by Jeff Parkerson, gives back to the people who serve their communities on a daily basis. After settling down in Texas […]

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Tips for Newlyweds: Settling into Your First Home

Newlywed couples are wonderful. They’re full of life, energy, excitement, and passion. They’re quick to forgive and easy to please. However, it does come with new challenges as well. Moving into your first house together can be daunting. Whose stuff do you keep? Whose do you throw away? How do you decide which way the […]

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How to Save Money on AC This Summer

Summer has officially begun! The Texas heat is starting to rise and that means the costs of using air conditioning will also increase. For some, using AC around the clock is the only way they can be comfortable in their homes. They may not care about paying almost double in electricity costs each month, or […]

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Prepare Your Listing for Inspection

If you’ve recently worked out a contract for your client’s listing, then congratulations! However, before you start celebrating, there is a lot of work to be done to ensure the transaction makes it through to the end. A big piece of the puzzle is having the inspection done. The inspection could be the difference between […]

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Lawn Care Do’s and Don’ts

Taking care of your lawn can feel like such a task on top of your normal day-to-day routines, especially if yours is larger than average. Unfortunately, if you don’t put enough love and care into your grass, then it will certainly show on the outside. We can’t keep up with the Joneses with a brown […]

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Common Title Problems: How to Stay Prepared

Your home will probably be the largest investment you ever make in your lifetime. There are so many problems that could put your property title at risk. Here at First Western Title, we want you–whether you’re a homebuyer or a real estate agent–to be prepared for anything that could arise. There are several title issues […]

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The Best Summer Decor for 2018

By / April 15, 2018 / , / 0 Comments

Does your home need a facelift? Or have you recently bought a house and need ideas to fill in all that extra space? Are you a realtor in need of fresh ideas for client closing gifts? Well, you’re in luck! We have searched high and low for the best new decoration ideas for 2018 to […]

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3 Simple Steps to Take NOW for Buying a Home

Many first time homebuyers feel excited to purchase their first home, but do not know where to start. They ask questions like ‘What is the first step? Who do I talk to first? How much money do I need to have?’ Well, dear renter, we are here to answer your questions. For those looking in […]

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Spring Cleaning Do’s & Don’ts

By / March 14, 2018 / , / 0 Comments

It’s raining season which means something exciting: spring is right around the corner! For those who can’t afford a year-round maid, spring cleaning is something we can’t ignore. Fortunately, First Western Title is here to help. That’s right, our knowledge is not limited to only title insurance, thankfully. Here are some useful tips to guide […]

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How to Generate (and Keep!) Free Leads

By / February 27, 2018 / , / 0 Comments

Real estate agents are constantly looking for new ways to gain leads and build business. This is necessary for those who plan to make a living as a realtor. Overall, there are two types of leads: paid and earned. Paid leads are exactly as they sound – you pay another person or online resource to […]

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FWT Feature: The Amaya Team at Guild

By / February 14, 2018 / , / 0 Comments

This month, we decided to feature the Amaya Team at Guild Mortgage in McKinney, Texas. The Amaya team is run by a husband and wife duo, Pete and Chelsea. Together, they have a combined 17 years of experience in the mortgage industry. They both seem to find immense pride and joy in being members of […]

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How to Host a Successful Open House

So, you’ve decided to sell your home. Maybe your family has outgrown the house or maybe you need to downsize. Whatever the reason, organizing a successful open house should be a goal for sellers and real estate agents alike. After checking out the local competition, there are several ways to ensure you host a strong […]

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Best Time of Year to Buy a House

By / January 2, 2018 / / 0 Comments

New Year, New House Are you a home-owner looking for a good deal on a new house? Are you a real estate agent looking to help your client find the best overall package? Now is the time to buy. According to the experts, January is the best time of year to buy a house in […]

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How to Throw a Holiday Party on a Budget

By / December 11, 2017 / / 0 Comments

Are you ready to save money on your holiday parties this year? This time of year can already be so expensive with travelling, buying gifts, decorating your home, and finding a big enough ham for Christmas dinner. It’s also a great time to get together with friends and family for your annual holiday party. If […]

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