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Great at Selling Homes? Work for Us!

August 14, 2018
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If you’re ready to take your real estate career to the next level, we may the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! With homebuilding operations in 10 states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Virginia and Washington, we’re always on the lookout for talented agents to join our sales team as: New Home Specialists Sales associates-in-training Sales associates Sales managers Learn more about these essential roles and take a look at a typical day in the life of a Richmond American sales associate.…

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Decluttering for a Move: How an Agent Can Help

August 9, 2018

What do you do when a client doesn’t see the need to declutter? Here are a few great articles we found to help you navigate this potential minefield: Inman News’ 3 ways to attack client clutter with compassion What we liked: Be respectful. You never know what sentimental value may be attached to a client’s belongings. Make a list of pros—charities, self-storage facilities, organizers, estate sale companies, junk haulers—and pass along their contact info. REALTOR® Magazine’s What to Do With All That Stuff What we…

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Introducing Orlando & Denver Facebook Groups for Real Estate Agents

July 31, 2018
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If you’re an agent in the Orlando or Denver area, you’re invited to join our new local Facebook groups: Orlando Real Estate Agent Network and Denver Metro Real Estate Agent Network. These groups were created to give local agents a place to: Network with other agents in your area Talk industry trends Stay on top of Richmond American products and events Post resale listings you need to move before your clients can buy new We hope you’ll join—and invite your colleagues!

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Your Clients’ Pets & You

July 23, 2018

Have you noticed that pets are playing a much bigger role in today’s housing market than they have in the past? You’re not alone. “[A 2017 SunTrust Mortgage survey] asked recent home buyers why they were buying their first home and their dog was the third most commonly cited reason, coming above children and marriage. Only more living space and the opportunity to build equity came above the furry companions.” – Money magazine Whether you’re a buyer’s or seller’s agent, your clients’ pets can pose some…

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Richmond American Homeowner Turns Agent

July 16, 2018

Cindy Greenya is always confident showing her clients Richmond American homes—after all, she bought her own 14 years ago! After starting out managing rental properties, Greenya said the natural next step was becoming an agent, and in 2007, she began selling real estate full time in Virginia.  Her industry experience and her insight into the many advantages of buying a new-construction home help her find the right fit for her clients. Clients and new builds… With so many housing markets short on inventory, Greenya said…

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Moving Tips for Seniors

June 28, 2018
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Do you have elderly clients relocating from out of state? If you’re in a sunbelt market, the answer is likely yes! Whether they’re moving on their own or joining local relatives (and perhaps looking for a larger, more accommodating space for their multigenerational household), here are some moving tips you can pass along to help make the transition a smooth one. Gather your medical records. Each doctor’s office should have a form for you to fill out that releases your medical records to your new…

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Happy Homebuyers? We’d Love to See Them!

June 26, 2018
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Did you know that we regularly feature happy homebuyers on Facebook and Twitter, and on our homebuyer blog? If you have clients with a great Richmond American homebuying experience to share, let us know! Posts like these are a great way for buyers to celebrate their big day, and they give you some great content to share on your own social media channels. Clients interested in participating? Simply reach out to the sales associate you’ve been working with at your clients’ community, and they’ll be…

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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. DOWNLOAD AND SHARE  

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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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