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-- Buying a Home Articles

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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September 2019

In a world where you can buy or sell a home with the click of a button, the work of a real estate agent becomes even more critical.  Sure, you may be able to perform an actual sale on the web, but the extra perks an agent provides simply can’t be replaced by the internet.  If you’ve ever worked with a real estate pro before, you know that this process is much more than just a clickable transaction.

To show you what I mean, I want to share a few of our “
not-so-hidden talents” with you this month.  These are some skills, benefits and knowledge we provide in addition to assisting you with buying or selling or renting your home.  You’ll also find a few numbers speaking to the high-quality work real estate agents provide for their clients.  It is our hope you grasp a completely new perspective on what a great real estate professional can do for you.  You can also learn the truth about I-Buyers, which are on-line companies that allow you to request an offer for your home, sight unseen.

We will always strive to provide you with an unparalleled level of service with anything you may need, regardless of whether it’s real estate related or not.  Do you need a referral for a great contractor?  Do you have a question about these topics?  Give us a call …
we would be honored to serve you.

January 2019 Contact Me for All of Your Real Estate Needs! -- Whether you have questions about our local real estate market, are thinking of buying or selling or would like a referral to a service or trades professional in our area, we can help.  Through our Nationwide Agent Referral Network, we can connect you with qualified and well-trained real estate agents all over the County and Canada.  We also have contacts in most service and trades who can help you with anything you need.  Contact Us so that we can arrange a referral for you, for your family or for your friends.

January 2019 The U.S. Housing Market Outlook ... The National Market As We Begin 2019 -- Although it's impossible to predict the future, current trends and statistics create a picture of the market's health.  This information covers the entire United States as a whole.  Obviously, each State and even every Countyor City or Neighborhood could be different due to the local dynamics.  If you want to find out exactly what's going on in your neighborhood, be sure to Contact Us so that we can provide you with a FREE market analysis for your home or specific information about your neighborhood.  We have our fingers on the pulse of our real estate market!

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.

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!

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! 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!

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.

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.

February 2016 Saving More for a Down Payment -- For many first-time homebuyers, saving for a down payment can be difficult. This information offers tips to help you turn saving into a habit; one that will last even after you have bought a house. If you are considering buying a home, you should Contact Us today so that we can discuss your options and help you get started. We have relationships with some great financial professionals who can give you some great advice and point you in the right direction

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!!

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!

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.

May 2014 Top Ten Tips for Buyers and Sellers -- Traditionally, spring has been the time that many buyers and sellers become motivated to enter the real estate market. We're providing tips for both that apply all year round!

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?

December 2013 Five House-Hunting Tips for Any Season and is useful advice for any home buyer any time of the year.

November 2013 Three Reasons Why I am Grateful to be Your Real Estate Agent -- We appreciate all of our clients ... past, present and future and look forward to serving you!

September 2013 Are You in the Market for a New Home -- If you're thinking about buying new construction, here are some facts about new versus renovating an existing home.

September 2013 Seven Great Benefits of a New Home -- Buying new construction has definite benefits over buying a resale.

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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