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Monday, April 9, 2018   /   by Taryn Hale

Cookies and acclimating to your new house (with cookie recipe)

Getting to know your neighbors can be a great way to feel more settled after buying a house. Extending a friendly gesture, like a warm plate of cookies, is a fantastic first introduction! Check out one of our favorite cookie recipes below:
Elite Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 bag peanut butter chips (5 oz)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat butter, peanut butter and sugar in a bowl until blended.
Blend in the vanilla and egg.
Stir together the flour, baking soda and salt, and then slowly add and mix into the peanut butter mixture.
Stir in the peanut butter chips.
Drop onto greased cookie sheet by the teaspoonful.
Bake for 8-9 minutes. Do not over bake! ...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017   /   by Taryn Hale

Help us serve children in need this holiday season

As we wrap up 2017, we are grateful for what we get to do every day. We love to help people navigate some of the most momentous decisions in their lives. This is especially the case in the current real estate market, where experienced agents can make a huge difference: listings are down 12 percent from this time last year, which means buyers need full-time agents who are great negotiators and know how to make their offers stand out. Meanwhile, median sales price is up nearly 9 percent, so expert guidance on how to maximize your home's value can get you an even greater return. Just the other day, we were able to help a client sell their home for the full asking price of $325,000 within three days. This experience came after the client had their home unsuccessfully listed with another agent for five months. The agent dropped the listing price of their home several times (from $313,000 to $299,000) and still couldn't get the house sold. 
We love to help people, and we. ...

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Monday, November 13, 2017   /   by Taryn Hale

A 20-car garage, a sauna, horse property next to a preserve... find your "hard-to-find" in our off-market properties

RV hookups, a 20-car garage, horse property next to a preserve, a sauna, 55+ community... these are just a few of the unique housing features you can find among our off-market properties. 
As housing supply remains low in our current real estate market, some buyers might be feeling a bit discouraged in their housing search. This is especially the case for buyers with hard-to-find needs. 
That's where we come in. As a team of full-time agents, we have unique capabilities to find the right properties for our clients. And sure, we are quite skilled at concocting the perfect search on MLS. But we also have a bit of a secret weapon... While most real estate agents are confined to what you can find online, we have access to an entire portfolio of off-market properties that you can't find on any home search site. And these aren't your average, cookie-cutter properties. In fact, here are a just a few of the unique housing features that you can find in our off-ma. ...