March 2016

Found 3 blog entries for March 2016.

Smoke detectors are one of the most overlooked safety features in homes today. Yet proper use and care of smoke detectors can dramatically reduce your and your family's risk of being injured or dying in a home fire. Here's what you may not know about these lifesaving devices:

You may need more smoke detectors than you have. Experts recommend that you have a smoke detector on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas. Bedrooms with doors that remain closed all the time need their own detectors. Smoke detectors should be installed away from windows, doors and air ducts.

Your children may not know what to do if they hear a smoke alarm. Teach children what the smoke alarm sounds like and what to do when they hear it. Sounds simple, but many

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Daybreak is one of our favorite places to sell homes! In fact many of our Realtors not only specialize in the area but they also live in Daybreak. The Daybreak community was ranked as one of the bestselling master planned communities in the United States for 2015 by real estate advisory firm RCLCO (Robert Charles Lesser & Co., LLC) and John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

In 2015, 415 homes were sold in Daybreak, which resulted in a 23 percent increase over 2014. Dave Robison and Julie Holmes were the Top New Realtor Home Sales in Daybreak for 2015. Since the beginning of January 2016, an amazing 67 homes have been sold. We are off to a robust start this year!

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According to the National Association of Realtors, repeat business accounted for a median 21 percent of real estate agent activity in 2015. The number is higher for those with more experience. Realtors who have been in the business 16 years or more reported that repeat business was 40 percent of their activity. Have you used your realtor more than once? What was it that made you go back? Perhaps they did one or more of the following:

The art of appreciation. After closing a deal, an agent thanking a client for his or her business should be the standard. But agents who take the time to write a personal, hand-crafted thank-you note leave a lasting impression. In the digital age, a personal note that is delivered by hand or via the post office is more

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