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6. Playing the Field or Getting Engaged Following our first purchase in Colorado of a smaller second home, we decided, eleven months later, to move to the state permanently. Timing was critical because we had to sell a home in New York, our home in Summit County, and purchase a new home in a way that we would not lose money and we would not be left homeless. The SnowHome Team pulled it off with a sale of our home in less than one week—at a profit. The fact that we were under contract for our replacement property within two days was an added bonus. For us, the SnowHome Team has set a new standard of excellence by which we measure all other Realtors®. —Phil and Nancy Steiman

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o you’re ready to look for a home. Perhaps you’ve been looking already, sort of as a hobby. I’ve got one question for you. What Realtor® are you working with? If you are like many homebuyers, particularly when it’s their first time, you may have been calling on ads or For Sale signs, going to open houses, and talking to brokers to whom you have been referred. But generally, you have avoided committing to one, usually on the basis that you don’t want to be pressured, or you’re “just not ready.” You may also have found you are not getting much follow-up from the Realtors® you have seen. Do you wonder why? Well, it might be helpful to know how brokers work and how you can get the best results working with them. First, just like you, they have to work for a living. Even 53

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How to Make Your REALTOR Get You the Best Deal - Albuquerque, New Mexico edition  

A guide through the real estate purchasing process - co-authored by Linda DeVlieg and Ken Deshaies

How to Make Your REALTOR Get You the Best Deal - Albuquerque, New Mexico edition  

A guide through the real estate purchasing process - co-authored by Linda DeVlieg and Ken Deshaies

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