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Real Estate Runs in the Family

June 11, 2018
Anna Marquand

Colorado native Anna Marquand always knew that she would build a career in real estate. Her dad became a licensed Realtor® in 1978, and she has been passionate about the industry ever since. She began her career in corporate housing and now enjoys helping buyers discover their dream home in the Denver area. Her favorite part of being a real estate agent is the satisfaction on a client’s face when they find a place that they love. In Marquand’s experience, newly built homes appeal to…

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New Explainer: The Mortgage Process

May 23, 2018
new homes

Have clients with mortgage questions? Share our new infographic! It gives a very simple overview of the mortgage process from start to finish and—if your buyers want to dive deeper—a link to get our Mortgage Quick-reference Guide. Knowing what they’ll need to have on hand when they apply and throughout the processing of their loan may help your clients stay on track for a smooth closing.  

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Sneak a Peek at Our Design Center Experience

May 18, 2018

 If you’ve never sold a Richmond American home, you may not know about one of our greatest differentiators: design personalization. Where some builders may have a handful of carpet swatches and flooring tiles for buyers to browse, we have The Home Gallery™. Located in a dozen cities across the states we serve, our Home Gallery™ design centers showcase hundreds of interior options, from flooring and cabinets to backsplashes, lighting, home technology, door hardware and more. Buyers who choose to build from the ground up…

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How to Help Military Homebuyers

May 10, 2018
Military Homebuyer

Buying a home presents a few extra challenges for active-duty servicemen and women, but it also offers some unique advantages—the opportunity to build equity while using a tax-free Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), for example. Armed with a little information, your military client’s experience doesn’t have to be much different from the average homebuyer’s.   Here’s what you can do to help: Find out how far from base your clients would like to live. For some military families, the distance from base isn’t just a…

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How One Bay Area Agent Builds Community

April 20, 2018

Repeat buyers and referrals are the bread and butter of any broker’s business. So, when we heard about an agent who can claim not just two generations of a family as clients, but three, we had to ask her: What’s your secret? Sue-San Lambright of Coldwell Banker’s Kappel Gateway Realty has been a Bay Area REALTOR® since 1989, and credits much of her success to her love of the industry. “Building a career out of making people’s dreams come true is very fulfilling,” she said.…

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Real Estate Stories to Share this Spring

April 3, 2018
Woman smiling because she's sharing our real estate stories online.

Q1 is done! Are you ready for a fast and furious Q2? Since you’ll be spending all your time showing homes and making calls, we’ve gathered some stories for you from our homebuyer blog, Homeward™. Schedule them into your social media calendar over the next few weeks to keep content flowing to your followers without the hassle of writing it. You’re welcome. Choosing Paint Colors for Resale Success 5 Ways to Help Maintain (or Improve) Your Credit Score Tips for Hiring Movers 7 Steps to…

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Free Real Estate Photography Guide

March 8, 2018

It’s hard to overstate the importance of good real estate photography. Good listing photos can mean the difference between a quick and profitable home sale and months of inactivity. That’s why it’s important to leave the photos to the professionals whenever possible. That being said… We love real estate photography, and we couldn’t resist sharing some pro tips from our in-house photo team! Whether you’re a real estate agent interested in branching into real estate photography—or just looking for ways you can make your clients’…

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A Builder’s Letter to Real Estate Agents

February 1, 2018
We Love Realtors

When a customer walks into one of our sales centers with a real estate agent, it makes our heart happy! Not only do we know that the homebuyer will generally be more informed, but we’re confident that the agent will help the process go more smoothly for everyone. Since Valentine’s Day is approaching, we thought it was the right time to give a big shout out to the agents we work with everyday. Here are our top agent Thank Yous from Richmond American! Thank you…

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Online Resources for Real Estate Agents

January 19, 2018
New website design for RichmondAmerican.com

Have you seen our brand-new website design? The new-and-improved RichmondAmerican.com is just one of a range of online resources we’ve developed that real estate agents can use to succeed in new home sales.   A new site and a new Agent Hub! It’s easy to spot all the ways we’ve enhanced our site’s usability for homebuyers, but we thought we’d point out how we’ve also improved our online offerings for real estate agents. Visit the “For agents” section of our site to quickly access: A…

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2018 VA Home Loan Limits

December 19, 2017
Father reading with daughter

Did you know that 2018 VA loan limits for 100% financing will increase across thousands of counties? For military buyers, that could mean their borrowing power will get a boost—potentially by thousands of dollars! Learn more about this popular loan option on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ website, then check out the new limits in your area. If there’s a bump, that could be the motivation your military clients need to get moving in Q1. Need a copy of our free Military Homebuyer Guide?…

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