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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

7 Steps to a Great Night Caroling!

Holiday caroling is a great neighborhood tradition. Here are a few tips to help make it a fun night. 1. Plan ahead Send out emails or stop by neighbors’ houses to invite them to join you. You can have fun decorating a flyer to pass out as a reminder. 2. Create a song list Know ahead of time which classics you’ll want to sing – it may even be worth coordinating a practice session. Many people grow up singing different

Where Does the Couch Go?

By Laura Love Bardell Today’s couches are so much more than the three-seater pieces of days past. Sectionals are useful and stylish, and their shape provides a built-in conversation area. Chaises — perfect for lounging — eliminate the need for an ottoman or footstool. Sometimes, though, it can feel challenging to find the best layout for your room. This guide provides solutions for arranging uniquely-shaped sofas comfortably in any space. Determine the Purpose of the Room Before you begin experimenting

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

4 Home Staging Horror Stories to Haunt You This Halloween

By Jessica Santina, guest contributor from MoneyGeek.com As little ghosts and ghouls appear on every corner, how about settling in for a few scary stories of home staging horrors? The following tales of botched staging jobs, homeowners from hell, and nightmarish décor will likely give you some real-life shivers. The Scary Screamer Lori Matzke, owner of CenterStageHome.com, is a home staging expert in the Minneapolis area. As a new stager in 1999, she encountered a horrifying homeowner. “Unfortunately, at that time,

A New Look for an Iconic Brand

The most iconic brand in real estate has a new look. A refreshed RE/MAX wordmark and logo were revealed in August 2017 with the ultimate goal of helping the real estate network’s 115,000 agents in more than 100 countries and territories grow their businesses in the digital world. For the first time in 44 years, the RE/MAX brand has been updated to be brighter, more modern and more appealing to today’s home buyers and sellers.

8 Home Projects with a High ROI

Article Submitted by Fixr.com With warmer weather and longer days, summer is the ideal time of year to take on a project in or around your home. Many contractors and other pros often find this time of year a little slower, as many homeowners are waiting until fall to tackle big interior projects, which means that you’ll have an easier time finding the right person for the job. These eight projects are designed to add value to your home, without breaking

What’s This? A New Look for an Iconic Brand?

After 44 Years, RE/MAX Reveals Refreshed Brand Identity  August 21, 2017 DENVER – The world’s most productive real estate network* is getting even stronger. RE/MAX Co-CEOs, Dave Liniger and Adam Contos, revealed today a refreshed RE/MAX brand, including the world famous balloon logo and wordmark, to hundreds of franchise owners at the annual RE/MAX Broker Owner Conference in San Francisco. “Our new look better represents the enthusiastic entrepreneurs who comprise our network,” said Contos. “Great brands evolve and RE/MAX is no

3 Things to Consider Before Registering 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

11 Surprising Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Buying Your First Home

1. Never just randomly pick the first real estate agent you meet. cheezburger.com Don’t just go with your cousin because she begged you. There’s a lot to consider when choosing an agent. It’s recommended that you interview at least three before selecting the one who’s best for you. 2. Get a CLUE (report). vimeo.com / Via gifamerica.com The Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange (or CLUE) is a free database that lists every insurance loss filed for a home over a seven-year period. It could help you avoid buying a home that’s

Miracle Treat Day

Buy a Blizzard from DQ, Make a Miracle!! This Thursday, July 27th!!

On Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating DQ® locations will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Every minute, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment.  Help participating DQ restaurants help local kids by purchasing a Blizzard Treat on Thursday, July 27*.  For more than 10 years, the DQ system has celebrated Miracle Treat Day. In 2016, thanks to the generosity of local DQ stores and our Fans, over $4 million was donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the United