Robert Gideon II's Blog Posts

Best Public Golf Driving Ranges in Central Oklahoma

Best Public Driving Ranges for Golf in Central OklahomaLincoln Park Golf Course (Oklahoma City, OK)Description: One of the oldest and most popular golf courses in Oklahoma City, featuring a well

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Ultimate Guide: How to Repair Your Credit Quickly and Effectively - Tips for Fixing Credit Scores, Paying Off Debt, and Rebuilding Financial Health

Here's a guide to help you repair your credit quickly:Check Your Credit Report: Start by obtaining a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian,

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When Should You Buy a House? Navigating Realtor Sales Pitches and Personal Economics

The Personal Economics of Homebuying: Timing and Individual NeedsIn the world of real estate, discussions about the "right" time to buy a home often revolve around market trends, interest rates, and

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Guide for Homeowners in Oklahoma: Selling Your Home For Sale by Owner (FSBO)

Guide for Homeowners in Oklahoma: Selling Your Home For Sale by Owner (FSBO)Selling your home For Sale by Owner (FSBO) can be an appealing option for homeowners who want to save on Realtor

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The Resilience of Small Businesses in Oklahoma - An Entrepreneur's Perspective

The Resilience of Small Businesses in Oklahoma - An Entrepreneur's Perspective As a small business owner in Oklahoma, I've experienced firsthand the myriad challenges that come with

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The Litigious Landscape of Real Estate: Why Consumers & Agents Need to Rethink Their Approach

The Litigious Landscape of Real Estate: Why Consumers & Agents Need to Rethink Their ApproachReal estate transactions have become a minefield of legal pitfalls, and it's astonishing how many

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Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Rethinking Homeownership as Your Sole Investment

Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Rethinking Homeownership as Your Sole InvestmentFor many, the dream of homeownership represents a cornerstone of financial stability and security. However, is it always

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Discover Shawnee, Oklahoma: Your Ultimate Family-Friendly Guide

Discover Shawnee, Oklahoma: Your Ultimate Family-Friendly GuideLooking for family-friendly fun in Shawnee, Oklahoma? Look no further! From exciting attractions to cultural experiences, Shawnee

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The Controversial Truth About Realtors: Are They Really Worth It?

The Controversial Truth About Realtors: Are They Really Worth It?In the competitive world of real estate, there's a pervasive belief that all Realtors offer the same standard services for the same

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Economic Update on Housing - April 2024

Economic Update on Housing - April 2024Here is the national market snapshot for March 2024. Active and new listings are both up. Sold prices are also up. Days on market is down. What in the world

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The Misunderstood Reality of Affordable Housing: Why Realtors & Builders Aren't the Villains

The Misunderstood Reality of Affordable Housing: Why Realtors & Builders Aren't the VillainsIn the ongoing discourse surrounding affordable housing, it's easy to point fingers at various

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Elevating Real Estate Standards: The Case for Increased Education Requirements in Oklahoma

Elevating Real Estate Standards: The Case for Increased Education Requirements in OklahomaIn the vast landscape of Oklahoma’s real estate market, where buying and selling properties shapes

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The Pitfalls of Realtors Buying Online Leads: A Decline in Service, Trust, and Performance

The Pitfalls of Realtors Buying Online Leads: A Decline in Service, Trust, and PerformanceIn the ever-evolving world of real estate, the quest for leads is a never-ending battle. With the rise of

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Shawnee, Oklahoma 2024: A Thriving Community on the Rise

Shawnee, Oklahoma 2024: A Thriving Community on the RiseWelcome to Shawnee, Oklahoma – a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Sooner State. As we embark on a journey through 2024, it's clear

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The Illusion of Real Estate Coaching: A Reckoning with Accountability Meetings

The Illusion of Real Estate Coaching: A Reckoning with Accountability MeetingsIn the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, one thing remains constant: the allure of coaching. From seasoned

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The Real Estate Industry's Education Failure: A Disservice to Clients and Agents Alike

The Real Estate Industry's Education Failure: A Disservice to Clients and Agents AlikePicture this: You're at a dinner party, and someone asks what you do for a living. You proudly proclaim, "I'm a

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The Real Estate Circus: Where Illusion Trumps Expertise

The Real Estate Circus: Where Illusion Trumps ExpertiseWelcome to the circus, folks! Step right up and witness the dazzling spectacle of the modern real estate industry, where glittering online

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It's Tornado Season - Have You Taken An Insurance Inventory of Your Home Lately?

"It's Tornado Season - Have You Taken An Insurance Inventory of Your Home Lately?"As tornado season approaches, homeowners in tornado-prone areas like Oklahoma need to ensure they're adequately

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Proceed with Caution: Home Features to Avoid in Oklahoma's Real Estate Market

"Proceed with Caution: Home Features to Avoid in Oklahoma's Real Estate Market"When it comes to buying a home in Oklahoma, there are certain features that may not only be less desirable but could

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"Home Sweet Home: Key Features That Sell in Oklahoma's Real Estate Market"

"Home Sweet Home: Key Features That Sell in Oklahoma's Real Estate Market"When it comes to buying or selling a home, Oklahoma offers a unique blend of charm, affordability, and practicality. As

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Maximizing Profits: Why Mid-April Might Be the Perfect Time to Sell Your Home

Maximizing Profits: Why Mid-April Might Be the Perfect Time to Sell Your HomeMark your calendars, homeowners! A new study has uncovered a golden window for selling your property, and it falls right

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How the Pandemic Transformed Home Shopping Habits for Home Buyers

How the Pandemic Transformed Home Shopping Habits for Home BuyersThe COVID-19 pandemic reshaped numerous aspects of daily life, including how people approach buying homes. With lockdowns, social

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Harnessing Momentum in Real Estate: The Flywheel Concept

Harnessing Momentum in Real Estate: The Flywheel ConceptDear Real Estate Agents,Are you familiar with Jim Collins’ flywheel concept? In his book "Turning the Flywheel," Collins emphasizes the

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Prioritizing Service Excellence: My Commitment to Realtors and Clients

Prioritizing Service Excellence: A Commitment to Agents and ClientsIn recent times, there has been a palpable decline in the quality of service across various industries. From delayed responses to

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Your Ultimate Guide to Relocating to Oklahoma City with Robert Gideon II, Your Trusted Realto

Are you considering relocating to the vibrant city of Oklahoma? Look no further; you're in for an exciting journey, and I, Robert Gideon II, with NextHome Central Real Estate, am here to be your

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Finding Your Niche in Residential Real Estate: A Guide for New Agents

This blog post was originally written for, and posted by, the National Association of Realtors YPN Lounge.  Find the original article I wrote here.You’ve earned your license. You’ve

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September: A Month of Transition and Transformation

No real estate talk today...I find myself counting down the final days of Summer instead...September marks the threshold between the warmth of summer and the crisp embrace of autumn. As the days

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Small Office Spaces for Real Estate Brokerages: Enhancing Client Service and Agility in a Growing Trend

The Rise of Small Office Spaces for Real Estate Brokerages: Enhancing Client Service with Smart SolutionsIn the ever-evolving world of real estate, brokerages are continuously seeking innovative

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Protecting Your Property from Wildfires in Oklahoma: Essential Tips for Rural and Urban Areas

Wildfires pose a significant threat to both rural and urban areas of Oklahoma, making it crucial for property owners to take proactive measures to protect their homes and surroundings. With its

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The Rollercoaster Ride Called Year 1: A Realtor's Survival Guide

Hey there, fellow adventurers in the wild world of real estate! So, you've decided to dive headfirst into the thrilling abyss that is Year 1 as a realtor. Congratulations! Buckle up, because this

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Boost Your Home's Insulation R-Value in Oklahoma: Beat the Summer Heat

Summers in Oklahoma can be scorching, with temperatures soaring and energy bills skyrocketing. To keep your home comfortable and reduce your cooling costs, improving your home's insulation is key.

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Relocating to Oklahoma City: A Guide to Your New Home

Moving to a new city can be an exciting and daunting experience. If you're considering relocating to Oklahoma City, you're in for a treat. Known for its vibrant culture, friendly community, and

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Final Blue Tape Walk-Through: A Guide to Inspecting Your New Home with the Builder

Buying a new home is a significant investment, and ensuring that everything is in order before moving in is essential. One of the most crucial steps in this process is the final blue tape walk

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Uncovering the Truth Behind Real Estate Brokerage Recruitment: What Realtors Need to Know"

As a Realtor, you may have experienced being approached by various brokerages trying to recruit you to join their team. While these recruiting efforts can be flattering and enticing, it's important

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Unlocking Investment Potential: Hochatown Opportunity Zone - Revitalizing Rural Oklahoma with Tax Incentives

Federal Opportunity Zones were created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage economic growth and investment in distressed communities across the United States. In Oklahoma, there are 117

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Find Your Dream Home with NextHome Central Real Estate | 226 5-Star Testimonials

In the realm of real estate, finding a home goes far beyond brick and mortar; it's about finding a place where memories are made, families are nurtured, and dreams are realized. At our company,

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How a Realtor Can Help You When Building a New Home: Tips and Insights from NextHome Central Real Estate's Owner Robert Gideon II

Building a new home can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it can also be complex and overwhelming. That's why many homebuyers choose to work with a Realtor when building a new home. A

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Building in Rural Oklahoma: Navigating State Building Codes and Ensuring Compliance

Building a home is a major undertaking, and it's important to ensure that the construction project complies with state building codes. In Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission

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Discovering the Rich History and Strong Community of Dale, Oklahoma: Home to an Exceptional School District and Successful Athletics Programs

Dale, Oklahoma is a small town located in Pottawatomie County. The town has a rich history, dating back to its founding in the late 19th century. In this blog, we will explore the founding of Dale,

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10 Affordable and Easy Ways to Improve Your Home's Security

When it comes to home security, there are plenty of affordable and easy ways to make your home safer. Here are some options to consider:Install deadbolts on all exterior doors: Deadbolts provide an

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5 Common Misconceptions About Realtors: Debunked

When it comes to buying or selling a home, many people turn to a Realtor for guidance and expertise. Unfortunately, there are many common misconceptions about Realtors that can make it difficult for

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How Real Estate Market Downturns Impact Small Independent Brokerages: A Look at the Pros and Cons of Larger Firms and Leaner Operations

As the saying goes, what goes up must come down. And in the world of real estate, that means that the market will inevitably experience downturns from time to time. Unfortunately, these downturns

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Maximizing Your Investment: How Our Team Can Help You Build a New Home with a New Home Builder

Building a new home can be an exciting process, but it can also be challenging to navigate without the right support. At our real estate agency, we understand the complexities of building a new home

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The Price of Success: Understanding Brokerages' Marketing and Coaching Packages in Real Estate Recruitment

Real estate brokerages are constantly seeking to recruit new agents to their team. They use various tactics to attract new agents, but these tactics can sometimes be confusing or misleading for

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Why the 90% Fail Rate in Real Estate Highlights the Need for a Trusted Advisor

Buying or selling a home is one of the largest transactions that most people will ever make in their lives. With so much at stake, it's important to have a trusted advisor on your side to help guide

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Why KvCore is the Ultimate Tool for Realtors at NextHome

Let's talk about how NextHome's Member Services team can help you implement this powerful platform with ease.As a Realtor, choosing the right brokerage to work with is an essential part of your

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The Dark Side of Flashy Sales Tactics in Real Estate: Prioritizing Humans Over Houses

The saying amongst brokers is "recruiting solves all problems".-Hey there, real estate fans! -Today, I want to talk about something that's been bothering me lately: the industry's obsession with

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Surviving Tornado Season: Protect Your Belongings with a Digital Inventory

Tornado season is upon us, and it's important to be prepared for the worst. While you may have an insurance policy that covers damages caused by tornadoes, it's essential to take a digital inventory

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Why Focusing on Your Sphere of Influence is More Effective Than Social Media Marketing for Realtors

As social media continues to grow in popularity, many Realtors are turning to platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and LinkedIn to market themselves and their listings. While social media can

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Oklahoma City Residential Real Estate: A Snapshot Based on the Most Current Data

Oklahoma City Residential Real Estate: A Snapshot Based on the Most Current DataOklahoma City has been experiencing steady growth in its residential real estate market over the past few years. In

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Why Selling Your Home Without a Realtor Can Cost You More in the Long Run

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in 2020, only 8% of home sales were made by owners without the assistance of a Realtor, while 89% of home sellers used a real estate agent to

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Reducing Anxiety in Real Estate: Creating Structure and Systems for Success

As a real estate agent, you're always on the move. You're meeting clients, showing properties, attending open houses, negotiating deals, and keeping up with your continuing education (I hope!). It

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5 Ways to Leverage Trello for Your Real Estate Business

Trello is an excellent tool for managing your real estate business. It's a powerful and easy-to-use project management software that can help you stay organized and on top of your tasks. Here are

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Steps to Get Started in Residential Home Investing and Understanding Conventional Investment Loans

Getting started in residential home investing can seem daunting, but there are several steps you can take to get started:Educate yourself: Before you start investing in residential homes, it's

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Maximizing Tax Write-Offs: A Guide for Realtors

As a Realtor, you can take advantage of several tax write-offs that can help reduce your taxable income. Here are some common tax write-offs for Realtors:Home office expenses: If you use a portion

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Maximizing Your Home's Value: Affordable Improvement Tips for Homeowners

There are many affordable ways to increase the value of your home, and many of these improvements can be done with minimal cost and effort. Here are some tips for maximizing your home's value:Make

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The Bitter Truth of Being an Entrepreneur: Coping Mechanisms for the Journey Ahead

Being an entrepreneur is often painted as a glamorous and exciting pursuit, full of endless possibilities and the freedom to chart your own course. However, the reality of entrepreneurship is often

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5 Tips for Maintaining a Work-Life Balance as a Realtor

Maintaining a work-life balance as a Realtor can be challenging, as the job often requires a high degree of flexibility and availability. However, it is crucial to ensure that you have a healthy

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Quick Ways to Boost Your Real Estate Website's SEO

Here are some quick ways to improve the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) of a real estate website:Conduct keyword research - identify keywords related to your brokerage, properties, and local area,

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Creating a Home Fire Safety Plan: Steps to Keep Your Family Safe

A home fire safety plan is an essential tool for every family. Fires can happen unexpectedly and can be devastating, so it's important to have a plan in place to keep your family safe. In this blog,

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Revolutionizing Real Estate: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Changing the Game for Agents and Brokers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the real estate industry, providing new opportunities for agents, brokers, and companies to streamline processes, improve customer experiences, and drive

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Get Your Home Ready for Spring: Essential Maintenance Tasks Inside and Out

Spring is the perfect time to get your home in top shape, both inside and outside. Here are some tips to help you get started:Clean your gutters: Remove any leaves, sticks, and debris from your

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Discovering Oklahoma City: Food, Fun, and Tornado Drills!

Welcome to the big city, folks! And by big city, we mean Oklahoma City. Sure, it's not New York or LA, but we've got our own special brand of charm. And, as they say, everything's bigger in Texas...

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Exploring the Heartland: Saddle Up and Discover Shawnee, Oklahoma. A Small Town With Big Personality

Y'all ready to hear about Shawnee, Oklahoma? Let's saddle up and take a ride through this small town with big personality!First off, let's talk about affordability - you can get a house in Shawnee

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Kandace Phillips earns internationally recognized designation for performance in luxury real estate.

Originally Posted On February 5, 2021 Kandace Phillips GeneralKandace Phillips earns internationally recognized designation for performance in luxury real estateOklahoma City, OK;

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OKC Metro Area Real Estate Market Predictions for 2022 (Originally Posted in January)

Originally Posted On January 24, 2022 Robert Gideon II GeneralPredictions are fun. Mostly because some topics, like the real estate industry’s trajectory for 2022, are

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Robert Gideon II Earns Seller Representative Specialist Designation from Real Estate Business Institute

Originally posted on June 26, 2020 Robert Gideon II GeneralLOCAL REALTOR® AWARDED SRS DESIGNATIONFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              

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Robert Gideon II of NextHome Central Real Estate Earns National Recognition for Military Relocation Professional Certification

Originally Posted on December 9, 2020 Robert Gideon II GeneralFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Robert Gideon II Earns NAR’s Military Relocation Professional CertificationMilitary Personnel

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First Impressions Last (Why Curb Appeal Matters)

Originally Posted on June 25, 2019 Robert Gideon II GeneralThinking about selling in the future and want to know how to prepare your home?  Start with the simple things you can

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It's Tornado Season...Have You Taken An Insurance Inventory of Your Home Lately?

Originally Posted on April 10, 2019 Robert Gideon II GeneralIt’s the one thing that every homeowner has and hopes they never need: home insurance. To make sure you are always

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Meet our Mascot, Luke.

Originally Posted on March 14, 2019 Robert Gideon II GeneralMeet Luke, “Our friend, companion and mascot. When Luke is not out in the field and enticing people to tour new

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My Commitment to Excellence

On February 20th, 2020, I was honored to receive the “Commitment to Excellence” endorsement from the National Association of Realtors for my “dedication to practicing real estate

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Local Realtor Robert Gideon II Earns Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABR®) Designation

Originally Posted on June 2, 2020 Robert Gideon II GeneralI am proud to announce that I have completed the education and practical experience requirements to earn my ABR

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Covid-19 Real Estate Market Update (Dated March 2020)

Originally Posted on March 24, 2020 Robert Gideon II GeneralI recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by The Journal Record and News Channel 9 in OKC concerning the

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Robert Gideon II - "At Home With Diversity"

Orignally Posted on February 9, 2020 Robert Gideon II GeneralI recently received the “At Home With Diversity” certification from the National Association of Realtors!;

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Selling Your Home Using Social Media

Originally posted on February 18, 2019 Robert Gideon II General“We don’t have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it.” –

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The Home Valuation Process & Comparative Market Analysis

Originally Posted on February 7, 2019 Robert Gideon II GeneralComparative Market AnalysisDetermining the value of your home comes from looking at a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA),

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The Six Best DIY Tips to Prepare Your Home to Sell

Originally Posted on January 3, 2019 Robert Gideon II GeneralIt’s common for home sellers to make big, sweeping improvements on their homes right before they sell, but while it

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What is your home worth?

Originally Posted on January 3, 2019 Robert Gideon II GeneralHome prices have been on the rise, and in most areas, home values are at their highest in six years. Do you know what

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Should you hire a Realtor®?

Originally posted January 3, 2019 Robert Gideon II Should you hire a Realtor?  Are we really worth it? The rate of For Sale By Owner (FSBO) homes has been decreasing

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How To Stage Your Home, Room by Room, to Sell.

Originally Posted On January 3, 2019 Robert Gideon II GeneralSure the dishes are put away, but are the light fixtures gleaming? Does the refrigerator smell fresh? Did you remove all

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Budgets and Affordability

Originally Posted on January 3, 2019 Robert Gideon II General“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-ExuperyHow much home can I afford? If I want

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Selling Your Home (In A Nutshell)

Oringinally Posted on January 31, 2019 Robert Gideon II GeneralSelling your home? What should you expect? What should you look out for?  Why are Realtor’s headshots so

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Closing Costs Explained

Originally Posted on January 17, 2019 Robert Gideon II GeneralThere are 3 categories of fees you need to consider when buying a home.  These fees are in addition to the purchase

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Video Marketing - The Digital Age of Residential Real Estate

Orignally Posteed on February 1, 2019 Robert Gideon II GeneralWe live in the digital age of  real estate and multi-media channels. Consumers are gravitating to mobile media and

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