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Home Inspection: 10 Most Common Home Defects Nationally

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An analysis by Repair Pro of more than 50,000 home inspection reports revealed thousands of dollars in identified repair costs during the home purchasing process. For instance, the study found more than 1 million repairs were needed across 50,000 homes, while the average home required more than $11,000 in repairs. The video below highlights the 10 most common home defects nationally below: Here are the 10 Most Common Home Defects Nationally: Doors need adjusting and servicing Faucets and heads need servicing Exterior caulking and sealant are missing Outlets or switches with deficiencies No GFCI protection Absence of or defective smoke alarms Cosmetic sheetrock cracks or nail pops Fixtures and/or bulb deficiencies Interior Caulking, grout and sealer are missing Service panel deficiencies
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Real Estate News Now: November 5, 2018

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Take a look at our latest roundup of real estate news from our Real Estate News Now Blog Series! Don't forget that there's something for everyone to read, so whether you click to increase your awareness of the real estate innovations, trends and news article making waves around our country or simply want to share with your circle of influence, make sure to share what articles resonated with you the most in the comments at Champions School of Real Estate's Facebook and Twitter pages! Million-dollar tips: Life lessons with Ryan Serhant // Success in Real Estate "Ryan Serhant initially turned to New York real estate just to pay the rent and ended up becoming one of the stars of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing New York" TV series as a top…
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Real Estate News Now: October 30, 2018

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Take a look at our latest roundup of real estate news from our Real Estate News Now Blog Series! Don't forget that there's something for everyone to read, so whether you click to increase your awareness of the real estate innovations, trends and news article making waves around our country or simply want to share with your circle of influence, make sure to share what articles resonated with you the most in the comments at Champions School of Real Estate's Facebook and Twitter pages! Trick or Treat: Mixed bag of Texas construction starts // Texas Real Estate "Dodge Data & Analytics has released its September 2018 examination of construction start figures for the four metros in the "Texas Triangle." Of the metros, only Austin experienced year-over-year increases across residential and…
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The #1 Marketing Mistake made by Real Estate Agents on Social Media

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Are you guilty of the #1 mistake agents make when promoting their Texas real estate business on social media? Many Texas Real Estate professionals don't realize that in addition to their website, social media is also a place in which TREC's IABS and Consumer Notice forms need to be placed. According to the Texas Real Estate Commission, the ideal way to post the IABS and Consumer Notice on your website to comply with their rules is to: Post a link to a completely filled out TREC IABS form labeled "Texas Real Estate Commission Information About Brokerage Service," on your business website homepage, in a readily noticeable place in at least 10 point font. Post a link to the Consumer Protection Notice labeled "Texas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection Notice" on…
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How to Easily Create a Facebook or Instagram Story in PowerPoint or Keynote

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Greetings Champions! I get asked about easy ways to create content pretty regularly by real estate students – here’s an easy way to use PowerPoint or Keynote to create snazzy-looking animated stories for Instagram and Facebook. Hope this helps and if you have any other ideas you’d like more tips on, let me know by email at Karla@ChampionsSchool.com! PowerPoint Create a new document. Then go to File>>Page Setup and Set document to 15 in wide x 26.67 in height Design slide, however, you’d like (include videos you’ve shot, use pictures, use animations if you want to create an animated video – the sky is the limit!) Test your Animation/Graphic/Video/Etc. Go to File >> Export >> File Format and select whether it’s a video or a graphic Save your file and…
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