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Agent Spotlight – Amalie Carlin Raymond

As a career woman for the past 30 years – first within the beauty industry and now as a licensed real estate salesperson for the Glenn Advantage Team – I have had one main objective along the way and that has been to bring my clients happiness.  As a hair stylist, I have achieved great […]

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I Heart Roc – What I Love About Rochester

19 August 2016 I was born and raised in Penfield.  I watched the town grow – from living near a cornfield in Penfield Hills to visiting the first fast food restaurant, Carol’s, in Panorama Plaza (where Burger King is now) and shopping at J.M. Fields.  As one of eight, family is everything.  Everyone is here […]

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Moving Made Easy

  3 August 2016 When people hear “relocation”, they generally associate it with moving to a new city or different country.  However, relocation can be as close as the next town over.  No matter the distance, moving can be daunting – packing up all your belongings, transferring to a new home, and unpacking – plus […]

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Home Buyers and Agents Need to Stick Together

28 July 2016 When it comes to buying the perfect home the buyer and real estate agent relationship needs to be filled with trust and loyalty. There’s a wealth of information that is easily accessible via phones, computers, tablets. However, this doesn’t always prepare you for the purchase process – home searches, negotiating with sellers […]

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Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Open House

21 July 2016 The FOR SALE signs are up and you’re getting calls on your recent home listing. It’s time to give your home that “perfect home” factor it needs to impress potential buyers. If you’re even thinking about selling your home, chances are you’ve heard of “staging,” or the process of preparing a home […]

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Know the Right Time to Buy or Sell a Home

  13 July 2016 We often get asked “When is the best time to buy or sell?” The economy and real estate forecasts tend to be important factors in this equation; however, major life events or financial issues are at the forefront. Here are some suggestions to consider when timing a home purchase or sale. […]

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Down Payment Savings Tips

6 July 2016 Buying a home is typically the largest single purchase a person will make in his or her lifetime. When you are preparing to make a big purchase in real estate, it is important to understand what you can afford, what everything will cost, and how to prepare for your purchase. In general, […]

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The Must-Have Paper Checklist Before Closing

29 June 2016 Real estate paperwork can be overwhelming. Simply put, buying or selling a home buries you in printed materials. Some of them are obvious, for instance collecting your W2s and bank statements. The key is to start organizing and gathering them now before other closing responsibilities start piling up. Take a look the […]

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How to Spot Red Flags in a Real Estate Ad

22 June 2016 Have you ever had the experience where you found the perfect home listing, then show up for a walk through to realize that it looks nothing like it was advertised? We find this very unethical! Listing agents tend to use flattering adjectives to hide the home’s flaws. Here are a few things […]

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Remodeling With Eco-Friendly Features

15 June 2016 Remodeling your home with eco-friendly upgrades has its benefits including the opportunity to save you money. In today’s market it’s a smart decision that will be good for both the planet and your own health. Here are some factors you may want to consider as you start thinking about your environmentally friendly, […]

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