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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.

We have separated the list of past newsletters by topic ... Automotive, Buying a Home, Financial, Home Improvement, Lawn and Garden, Personal Development, Real Estate Market, Selling Your Home, and Technology.

Each month there is a new topic. 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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May 2018 Planning to Sell?  Think Like a Buyer -- Although the majority of homebuyers initially search on-line for the right home to purchase, more than 63 percent will walk through the home and nearly half will drive by it to get a vew of the exterior.  Photographs are great for first impresions,but driving by the property provides a different perspective that allows buyers to get an idea of the home's current status.  We're providing some ideas of how you can "think like a buyer" when you assess the condition of your home.  Don't hesitate to Contact Us if you have questions about the real estate market or the process of buying, selling, or renting a home.  Our highly-trained agents can answer all of your questions.

May 2018 Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal -- If you are thinking of selling your home this year, we would be very happy to help you decide which of the projects in this month's information would net the best value based on our experience.  We have some great contractors who work with us and they will be glad to discuss all of your options.  Feel free to Contact Us to discuss your plans ... we'll be glad to help!

January 2018 Five Reasons to Give Me a Call Today! -- Did you know that we can do more than help you buy or sell a home?  In fact, we offer a variety of services to all of our great clients, regardless of whether we're currently working with them on a home purchase or sale.  Whether you need advice on making repairs to your home or on finding a creliable business to help you with whatever you need, Contact Us so that we can connect you with someone in our business network.

January 2018 Market Insights 2018 -- Do you know what's in store for the real estate market in 2018?  Probably not!  While it's impossible even fur us to know for sure, experts analyze current trends to predict what may happen.  We have a breakdown of what the believe will happen this year. Regardless of whether you want to buy a home, sell a home, or rent a home, Contact Us so that we can help you navigate through the process.

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 thorugh the process. This is also valuable information if you plan to list your home for rent.

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 your 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! Contact Us so that we can discuss the local Maryland market with you and address your specific needs and concerns.

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.

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!

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.

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.

July 2016 Four Steps to Take Before You Start Your Home Search -- Although the average buyers' home search takes approximately 12 weeks, many buyers begin preparing for the process well in advance, especially first-time home buyers. The prepare by saving for a down payment, paying down or paying off debt and exploring potential neighborhoods where they might want to live. If you know you want to buy a home someday, these steps will get you started. Be sure to Contact Us so that we can discuss your home buying options and provide you with additional information and support.

July 2016 Seven Tips to Help You Navigate the Buying Process -- The home buying process can be confusing, especially for first-time buyers. Not only is the market always changing, but the average buyer purchases a home once a decade. While today’s buyers have access to more information now than in the past, they don’t have the experience to process and understand what they read. Contact Us so that we can discuss your home buying options and make sure the process goes smoothly.

June 2016 Five Tips to Get Your Home Ready to Show -- Although the majority of buyers will see your home on-line before they see it in person, the time to prepare your home for showings is before you list it. Here are some tips to get you started. Be sure to Contact Us so that we can discuss your options and provide you with additional information and support.

June 2016 Ten Reasons You Need a Real Estate Pro to Sell Your Home -- Whether you have lived in your home for many decades or less than five years, one thing is certain -- you need an experienced real estate professional in your corner to help you through the process. Some sellers may initially try to sell their home themselves, but soon realize that they need help. Contact Us so that we can discuss your options and make sure the process goes smoothly.

April 2016 Using the Internet in Your Home Search -- An overwhelming majority of homebuyers are using the Internet to help them find a home. More than 89% of buyers use the Internet during their home search to look at listing, find information about neighborhoods or learn more about the mortgage processes. You can also feel free to Contact Us about your home search... regardless of whether you are buying or renting. We can provide you with the most current information about homes that are available.

April 2016 How to Find the home that's Right for You -- For the majority of homebuyers, finding the right property to buy is often the most difficult step of the home buying process. We're providing you with four important things to consider as you begin the search. We would urge you to Contact Us today so that we can help you with the process.

January 2016 Housing Outlook 2016 -- The year 2016 is projected to be a great year for housing. Experts say that the U.S. housing market will likely grow faster than the overall economy. Whether you're thinking of buying or selling, this may be an ideal time to get into the housing market. Contact Us today so that we can discuss your options and help you get started.

January 2016 Housing and The Economy -- Buying a home not only impacts the homeowners' financial situation, it also impacts the local and national ecnomies. Because 2016 is an election year, there's no doubt that the role of the economy and housing will be a hot topic in the news.

October 2015 Why You Need a Trusted Real Estate Professional in Your Corner -- If you are in the market to buy or sell your home ... or even if you are renting a home, it's important to have an advocate in your corner to help you navigate through the real estate process. We're providing you with a list of just a few things we can offer when you are thinking of getting into the real estate market. We're always here to help you in any way that we can

October 2015 Improve Your Home Search Using These Three Free Apps -- According to a recent study by Google, more buyers are using their movile device during the home search than ever before. In fact, millennials are twice as likely to look for real estate information on their mobile devices than other generations. We're providing you with 3 free Apps that can help you find the home of your dreams. You still need to call us, though, to help you with the purchase!!

August 2015 Staging Your Home for Great Listing Photos -- Because the majority of home buyers and potential tenants start their home searches on-line, photos have become one of the most important components of a listing. If the photos don't pique a buyers' or tenants' interest right away, they're likely to scroll right past it. Here are some staging tips to make your home stand out!

July 2015 The Home Seller's To-Do List -- When you are selling your home, there are a million things to do. We are providing you with a checklist of the basic tasks to complete once you have decided to list your home for sale. If you want more tips to help you prepare your home for its debut on the market, give me a a call or send a message!

July 2015 A Mid-Year Review of the National Real Estate Market -- if you are thinking about buying a home or listing your current one, now is a perfect time to get started. Whether you are considering a jump into the housing market or are just curious about what shape it is in, we are providing you with the facts!

April 2015 Three Benefits of Pricing Your Home Right -- Spring is a popular time for sellers to list their homes on the market; it involves more than getting it ready for its close-up with potential buyers. If you want to grab the attention of potential buyers and sell your home quickly, it is essential to price it right. We will show you three of the biggest benefits of pricing your home right.

April 2015 Improve Your Home's Value This Spring -- One of the most common questions homeowners have is "How do I improve my home’s value?" Whether you're a new homeowner or you've been in your home for decades, you may wonder if there are things that you can do to improve your home's value. It offers tips and solutions to help you boost your home's curb appeal -- the first impression that potential buyers and passersby have of your property, and also focuses on the five renovations that offer the biggest returns, from replacing your front door to adding an attic bedroom.

February 2015 Five Things to Consider Before Making an Offer -- When you begin your search for a home to purchase, here are five things that you should consider before we write an offer on it.

February 2015 It's a Sweet Time to get in the Market -- If you've been thinking of selling your home or buying a new one, now is a great time. Experts predict that the market will continue to gain strength throughout 2015. Here are some "sweet morsels" of information about the national market. Contact Us about the local market in Maryland or in your specific neighborhood!

November 2014 Thank You for Allowing Me to Be Your Trusted Real Estate Professional -- We appreciate the business we receive from all of our clients ... homeowners, tenants, sellers and buyers. Your support is vital to our success; we enjoy helping great people like you achieve your real estate goals.

October 2014 How to Prepare for a Bidding War -- In many areas around the U.S., low inventory is causing a bidding war to erupt between buyers. According to a recent study, over half of buyers faced competition on an offer they wrote. How can you outbid other buyers and get the house you love at a price you can afford? We're providing some simple tips to make that happen.

October 2014 Should You Buy or Sell This Year? -- "How's the market?" is one of the most popular questions that real estate professionals are asked. Nationally, home prices are still considered affordable, homes are on the market for less time, interest rates are still low and more than two-thirds of Americans say that now is a good time to buy.

January 2014 Why Now is the Time to Enter the Housing Market -- The housing market has been steadily improving over the last few years and 2014 should be a great year. Here are the top reasons why now is a great time to buy or sell.

January 2014 Do You Have Different Home Buying Habits than Your Parents or Children? -- Did you ever wonder if there are generational differences in the ways people of different ages approach the home-buying process?

June 2013 Three Reasons to Speak with Your Real Estate Professional Today -- Your real estate agent knows the market and can be a great resource to help you protect your biggest investment.

December 2011 The Goal of Homeownership -- Home ownership is a goal for many people and also a tool for accmulating wealth. We know how to help our clients do that!

September 2011 The Impending Housing Shortage -- Some Realtors knew very early on that we would be facing a housing shortage ... we believe that it will last until 2017.

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