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Featured in Real Producers Magazine – Melissa Montgomery

The Southeastern Washington Real Producers Magazine has selected Melissa Montgomery from our Tri-Cities office as their featured agent for the month of October. She is showcased on the cover with the title, The Real Estate Magic of 3M, which is the tradename for Melissa Mary Montgomery. The article highlights her work-ethic and experience as a top producing Broker in the area. When asked why she is successful, Melissa Mary Montgomery smiles with and laugh and says “I have the energy of

Ready for RE/MAX R4 Convention?

From February 26th until March 1st the top Real Estate Professionals will converge on Las Vegas to discover essential new skills, get motivated for greatness and celebrate 45 years of RE/MAX! This year’s R4 is packed full of sessions and events that will energize your business and set you on a path for an incredible year. And if that’s not enough … come rock the night away with a private performance by none other than Jon Bon Jovi and The

Virtual Reality in Real Estate goes BIG in 2018!

Virtual Reality in Real Estate The day many tech lovers have been waiting for is here: Google Daydream View is now available in stores. The new virtual reality headset connects with a smartphone (specifically, Google Pixel) to immerse users in their favorite games, movies or even the latest news story. And at just $79, Daydream is making VR technology more accessible to consumers than ever before. But the uses of virtual reality technology go beyond entertainment. Here are a few ways VR is

7 Ways to Add More Romance to a Home’s Decor

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day this week. But a romantic flair to warm up your home design may very well be in style year-round. In fact, one-third of homeowners say they intended to renovate their master bedrooms to create a more romantic or intimate space, according to a 2015 survey of more than 1,500 homeowners conducted by Houzz, a remodeling website. How do you achieve a more romantic style with your décor?

January 2018 National Housing Report: 4 Things to Know

Below is the January 2018 National Housing Report by RE/MAX LLC. Want to know what the market is doing locally?  Let us know and we’ll create a customized report just for you! December capped off 2017 with record-breaking home prices, speedy sales and low inventory. One thing is for sure is that the real estate market is on fire, and there’s no indication the flames will be dying down anytime soon. Here are key points from January’s report: 1. Homes are selling

Happy & Proud Freedom Day 2018

Freedom Day USA is America’s Largest Military Thank You Event! This is our way of showing you how grateful we are for your service and for the sacrifices our Military and Veterans have made for our freedom. Watch the official Freedom Day USA Video…This is our “WHY!”

Tech Decor – CES2018!

The mega consumer electronic showcase, CES, lands in Las Vegas this week. It may not be the place you typically go to for décor trends, but technology is having an undeniable influence in home design, like see-through refrigerators and smart lighting. Consumers look to you for expertise too. Forty-two percent of Americans say they would look to their sales agent to provide suggestions about how staging their home with smart home products could impact the sale of their home, according

RE/MAX National Housing Report – January 2018

December capped off 2017 with record-breaking home prices, speedy sales and low inventory. One thing is for sure is that the real estate market is on fire, and there’s no indication the flames will be dying down anytime soon. Here are key points from January’s report: 1. Homes are selling fast In December, homes spent an average of 57 days on the market. That’s the shortest time of any December in the report’s history. 2. Prices are rising The median sales price

New Year Resolutions – For Your Home!

This time, it’s going to be different. A brand new year, brimming with possibilities, and you’ve resolved to move through your house like a whirling tornado of can-do, fixing, painting, and organizing. This year, nothing will stop you. Welcome to your home improvement New Year’s Resolutions. Based on the most-common top-ten resolutions gathered by Time magazine, USA.gov, and other sources, we’ve put together an inspiring list of home management goals. 1. Lose weight (cut energy use) Your house is a glutton, gobbling

Hot Home Trend: Bamboo Everything! 

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Bamboo is making its way into more home interiors. From flooring, window treatments to wall accents, furnishings and more, this sustainable material is popping up everywhere. Some designers are making bamboo their go-to material, which RISMedia recently highlighted in the article “4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Décor by Storm.” Bamboo is widely available and more affordable than many other wood products. Bamboo is traditionally considered a type of wood flooring, but it’s

3 Things to Consider Before Posting Your Home on a Short-Term Rental Site

Once upon a time, the idea of renting out your home to a stranger while you left for vacation was considered quite odd. Enter changing consumer attitudes, the “sharing economy” and online services such as Airbnb, FlipKey (owned by TripAdvisor) and VRBO (owned by HomeAway, which is now owned by Expedia). Today, renting a room in your house (or the entire house) to unknown travelers isn’t an outlandish concept. Short-term rentals provide an income opportunity for owners and a unique