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Wednesday, December 14, 2022   /   by Michael Szakos

Top Sales and Impact Awards for the Month of November!

Congratulations to our amazing team members Darcy Byrnes and Warren Livingston! Darcy won the Impact Award for November and Warren won the Top Sales award for the same month. We are so proud of them and their incredible achievements!

Darcy is a rockstar when it comes to driving results and making a positive impact on our team. She tackles each task with energy and enthusiasm, and her dedication to excellence is truly inspiring. We are thrilled to recognize her hard work and dedication with the Impact Award.

Warren also consistently goes above and beyond in his role as a real estate agent. His ability to connect with clients and his deep knowledge of the real estate industry, as well as the surrounding areas, have helped him achieve outstanding results. We are honored to recognize his hard work and dedication with the Top Sales award.

As a small token of our appreciation, we are pleased to announce that we will be donating $100 each to the charity of Darcy and Warren's choice. ! ...

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022   /   by Michael Szakos

The Tim Tebow Foundation's Fight Against Human Trafficking

Did you know that women and girls rescued from trafficking are still not safe? Even after many victims have been rescued, their traffickers will continue to hunt them, using a wide range of tactics from mental manipulation to direct threats to control them. These courageous and brave girls are in active court cases against their traffickers and are in need of protection. 

Some are facing active threats, death threats, and even prices on their heads. 
Why? I can't say for sure, but I assume it's because traffickers don't want to face justice, they don't want to stop trafficking. They are capable of atrocious acts of evil to silence those speaking against them. In fact, right now, there are 15 girls waiting on this home to be built. We have to act fast to Protect Them!

The TTF Protection Center in Thailand will provide elevated security for at-risk survivors while their traffickers face prosecution. With your support, TTF will be building the TFF Protection Center. This ! ...

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Monday, September 12, 2022   /   by Ali Shaik

The Team Szakos ExclusiveBuyer Protection Plan

If you are not satisfied with your Home Purchase, "We will BUY IT BACK or SELL IT FOR FREE, GUARANTEED!"*

In today's current market, buying a home has never been harder. From choosing one of the thousands of homes there are to look at to negotiating a good buy, things haven't been this tough in many, many years. Many folks are afraid to take the leap into home ownership.

If you have recently bought one of my listed properties, or if you worked with a member of Team Szakos to purchase a home, you can consider yourself protected! As one of our clients, you are eligible for our BUYER PROTECTION PLAN.

Here is how it works:

If you have moved in to your new home and you find you are NOT HAPPY with your purchase — for any reason — I WILL SHOULDER A HIGHER MEASURE OF ACCOUNTABILITY than the typical real estate agent, and as such, we will actually step up and

BUY BACK THE HOME FROM YOU or SELL IT FOR FREE!*

You see, the typical real e ...

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Thursday, December 9, 2021   /   by Michael Szakos

13 Extra Costs to Be Aware of Before Buying a Home

Whether you're trading up to a larger home or looking to buy for the very first time, in order to accurately calculate what you can afford, you need to factor in the extra costs - on top of the purchase price - that come along with the purchase of a home. No one wants to be surprised with an unwanted financial nightmare on closing day because they were not properly informed of extra fees, such as taxes and other additional costs.

Some of these costs represent an ongoing monthly or yearly commitment. Others are one-time fixed payments. Not all extra costs will apply in every situation, but knowledge is power. It's better to be aware of all possible extra charges ahead of time so you can budget properly.

Buying a home is a major milestone. Whether it's your first, second or tenth home, a certain measure of stress, excitement, and a boatload of details come with the territory, so the last thing you need are unbudgeted financial obligations in the hours before you take possess ...

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Thursday, December 2, 2021   /   by Michael Szakos

Fixer Uppers: Myths and Facts - What You Must Know Before You Buy

Fixer Upper homes can represent a great opportunity to purchase a home for less money, but it’s clearly important that you run the numbers, and thoroughly research the facts, BEFORE you purchase.

Doing some homework before deciding that your next home must be a fixer upper can save you in the long term. Many homebuyers romanticize the process, only to be shocked, and sometimes financially crippled, when confronted with cold reality.

If you’re wondering whether a fixer upper fits your present personal and financial needs, order a Free Report prepared by industry experts entitled, "Fixer Uppers: Myths & Facts - What You Should Know Before You Buy". Dispelling the 5 most commonly held myths surrounding fixer upper properties, the report also provides a simple financial formula for estimating available profit, or savings.

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