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Our Client Appreciation Program Newsletter

Every month we send out a newletter to our best clients and friends ... each one of them provides information about a different, carefully chosen topic that is are always relevant and contain valuable information that can be used by everyone. We mail out the newsletters on a monthly basis to our clients and friends ... some by postal mail and some by e-mail (depending upon their preferences). You can be added to the mailing list if you Contact Us for any information about real estate in our market area or elsewhere.

Below are the Newsletters for the past twelve months ... in most instances, there is a companion piece to the main article. You can also look at all of the newsletters on a specific topic:

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November 2017 House Hunting Check-List -- We are providing this check-list to help take the stress out of throwing your next part.  Whether it's a party during the holidays or for any other occasion, most of the tips in this checklist will still apply.

November 2017 How to Throw a Party Without Going Broke -- AThe holiday season is rapidaly approaching, making now the time to start planning your holiday party.  Whether you host a holiday party every year or it's your first one, we're providing you with some tips to help you plan a party that is fun, festive and budget friendly.

October 2017 House Hunting Check-List -- The average home buyer views 10 homes before they find the one they want. When you view that many homes, it can be difficult to remember the details of each one. We are providing you with a check-list to help you remember the features of each home you visit and your impression of the home and surrounding neighborhood. Feel free to print out as many copies of this check-list as you need ... and be sure to Contact Us to help you with the home-buying process.

October 2017 The Buying Process -- Are you in the market for a home? If it is your first time attempting to purchase a home, you may wonder what to expect during the buying process. Even if you've purchased a home before, the process has many variables and may not be the same every time. If you are considering buying a home, Contact Us so that we can walk you through the process.

September 2017 Boost Your Home's Online Appeal -- One of the first steps buyers take when they begin their home search is to look online at properties for sale or for rent. In fact, more than 50% of buyers (and tenants) found the home they ultimately purchased in an online search. We're providing you with five keys to great listing photos.

September 2017 Home Selling 101 -- Selling a home may be a stressful experience, espeically for first-time sellers. One of the best ways to ease anxiety and reduce stress is to know what to expect. We outline the process for you here. If you are considering listing your home for sale, Contact Us so that we can walk you through the process. This is also valuable information if you plan to list your home for rent.

August 2017 How to Maintain Great Credit -- Once your credit is in great shape, make sure it stays that way. We're providing you with five steps to do just that.

August 2017 How to Repair Your Credit -- Do you feel that your credit stands in the way of getting approved for financing for a home or a new car? Having bad credit can do more than prevent you from getting approved for a loan; you may also have to pay more for insurance and provide a security deposit on utilities if you move. The good news is that you can begin to improve your credit immediately. This information will help you to get started.

July 2017 How to Hire a Moving Company -- Reduce the stress of the moving process by hiring a reliable moving company to transport your belongings to your new home. We are providing you with some tips for hiring a reputable company that fits your budget. If you have had a GREAT experience with a moving company, Contact Us and to tell us about them so we can add them to our business directory.

July 2017 Make Moving Easier -- Spring and summer are busy times in teh real estate market. Although many people look forward to having a fresh start in a new place, they may be anxious about the moving process itself. We are providing you with information and tips to help make it easier. If you are thinking about selling your current home, buying a home or renting a home, don't try to do it yourself, Contact Us and we will help you get the process started and be with you every step of the way!

June 2017 Color Made Easy -- For many people, the most difficult part of a home painting project is choosing the right color. The information in this edition of our newsletter makes this process easier by offering tips and apps to help you pick the right shade or color scheme that reflects your style. If you are looking to paint your home, but don't want to do it yourself, Contact Us and we will provide you with a referral to a great contractor!

June 2017 Spruce Up Your Space with New Paint -- Did you know that the easiest and cheapest way to refresh your home’s interiors is with a coat or two of paint? This edition of our newsletter gives you a crash course in painting … from choosing the best finish to finding the right color. If you are thinking about painting your home, but don't want to do it yourself, Contact Us and we will provide you with a referral to a great contractor!

May 2017 Five Steps for Personal Development -- You can commit to personal growth today once you read this information. From setting goals to keeping a journal, these tips are sure to help you create successful habits for continual personal growth.

May 2017 Seven Ways to Invest in Yourself -- One of the best investments you can make is the investment in yourself. Personal development inclues activities that help you improve your hard and soft skills, cultibate your talents and tap into your potential so that you can improve your overall quality of life.

April 2017 How to Pay for Your Home Renovation -- If you are thinking of starting a home improvement project soon, then this information will be very helpful to you. It outlines several ways to pay for the project, including several lending options. We know what renovations and improvements will give you the most “bang for your buck” and also have a large number of very qualified (licensed and insured) contractors that are available to help you with the process, too. Contact Us if you would like to schedule a meeting to discuss your options.

April 2017 Seven Features That May Sell Your Home Faster -- If you are thinking about putting your home on the market this spring, then this information will help you to get started with the process. It outlines seven features that make a home more attractive to potential buyers, including energy-efficient windows and appliances and hardwood floors. Contact Us so that we can discuss the process of listing your home for sale so that you can get the highest value possible.

March 2017 Are You Ready to Buy in 2017? -- With various factors to consider, the decision to buy a home is difficult for most people. This information asks you five questions that will help you guide your decision and youre readiness to buy a home. Even if you aren't ready to buy right now, we urge you to review this information so that you will know what will be needed when the time is right for you!

March 2017 What's in Store for the Market in 2017? -- We are sharing expert predictions for the year and statistics and projections to back them up about what should happen in the real estate market this year. Contact Us so that we can discuss the local Maryland market with you and address your specific needs and concerns.

February 2017 Get Organized for Taxes -- One of the most stressful parts of doing taxes is tracking down all of the paperwork involved, especially if you plan to itemize. This information provides a checklist to help you track down the documents that you will need to fill out and file your 2016 taxes.

February 2017 It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking about Taxes -- Many of us wait until the last minute to file our taxes. Doing so, however, often means that we miss taking all of the money-saving deductions that we may qualify for. This information outlines several deductions that may be very beneficial to you and also helps you to get organized for tax season by providing a list of tasks to tackle now. If you know a good tax preparation expert or software package, Contact Us so that we can share it with our clients and customers.

January 2017 Five Tips for Navigating the Real Estate Transaction -- For many buyers and sellers, especially first-timers, the real estate process can be overwhelming. This report is designed to help ease your mind about the process and offers five tips to prepare to list your home for sale or buy a new one. If you need specific information about our market in Maryland or your specific neighborhood, Contact Us and we'll help you begin the research.

January 2017 Nine Reasons You Need an Agent to Help You with the Real Estate Process -- It doesn't matter if you are buying or selling your first home or if you've bought and sold a few during your lifetime. The one thing that you need for any real estate transaction is a well-trained, licensed real estate agent like us at DMS Properties, LLC ... Residential Real Estate Services. Contact Us so that we can help you with whatever real estate transaction you are considering ... and remember that we're never to busy to help your family, friends and co-workers, too!

December 2016 The Scoop on Solar -- Homeowners who want to go a step further to reduce their energy consumption may want to look into generating their own electricity. This information will provide you with the pro's and con's of installing a solar energy system at your house.

December 2016 Save Money on Home Energy This Winter -- For many of us, November and December may be when we see the highest energy bills all winter. As the days get shorter and temperaturs drop, we begin to use more energy to light and hat our homes. The tips contained in this information may be very useful for many of us. If you or someone you know wants to investigate some of these solutions and need help with it, Contact Us so that we can hook you up with one of our great contractors!

November 2016 Thank You for Being Our Client -- Because much of our business comes from referrals, your business and referrals are essential to our continued success. Remember that we at DMS Properties, LLC … Residential Real Estate Services are always here to serve you, whether you have questions about your home’s current value, or need a referral to a reputable contractor. Contact Us about all of our real estate needs.

November 2016 Nine Ways to Say Thanks -- There are many ways to show appreciation and improve relationships with your family, friends and anyone that you associate with each day. When someone goes above and beyond to help you out, acknowledge their efforts and show your appreciation with one of the thoughtful suggestions in this month's piece.

October 2016 Stage Your Home to Sell -- If you want your home to sell faster, then you may want to consider Staging it. We're providing tips that you can apply throughout the house and in each room. When you're thinking about selling, Contact Us so that we can discuss your home and help you get it ready for listing.

October 2016 Advice for Today's Home Seller -- Selling a home is an emotional process for many sellers, especially first-time sellers and those who have lived in their homes for a long time. People sell homes for many reasons, but whatever your reason it, we're providing you with information to help you handle it. Be sure to Contact Us so that we can discuss your home buying options and provide you with additional information and support.

September 2016 How to Save for Big Events -- There are certain “big ticket” things that most people will save for: an emergency fund, a down payment on a home, college and retirement. This piece outlines specific ways for people to plan and save for these big events without biting into their wallets or budgets.

September 2016 How to Achieve Financial Freedom -- Financial freedom is a goal that many people have for their families, but they may be too overwhelmed to put a plan into action that would help them achieve it. This information provides an overview of strategies to help you save more of what you earn and get out of debt ... two essential steps of achieving financial freedom. We have relationships with some great financial people (bankers, lenders, financial planners, etc.) that can help you ... let us know if you'd like a referral!

August 2016 Can Thieves Crack Your Code? -- Many of us use our smartphones for more than answering emails, sending texts and connecting with friends on social media; we may also use them to manage bank accounts, pay bills and apply for jobs. While having them makes it easier to manage our lives, it also makes our information more vulnerable to thieves and hackers. We're providing tips to help you keep your smartphone as safe as possible.

August 2016 Protect Your Information from Thieves -- More than 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2014 alone. Most victims discovered their information had been compromised when their banks contacted them about suspicious activity. Identity thieves can strike at any time. While the majority of people take steps to prevent thieves from stealing their identities, there are situations where it may be difficult to prevent. We're providing you with several ways that thieves can steal your information, from ATM skimming to email and phone scams. We hope you find it helpful!

Each month there is a new topic. We are working on adding the entire library of newsletters from the past three years. Some of the entries, though, are time-sensitive and will be removed when they are no longer relevant. We hear from many of our clients about how this information has helped them in one way or another ... we would love to hear which of these articles you find useful. You can Contact Us for more information about any of these articles or about our Client Appreciation Program and the special benefits we offer.

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