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Kent Cravens, Executive Vice President,
505-724-3481 office, 505-459-5368, cell


ABQ Home Sales Heat Up in June

Albuquerque, NM (July 11, 2016) – The Albuquerque-area housing market’s positive sales trend continued into the early summer. The number of homes sold, the average and median price, and the speed in which they sell all show sustained improvements, while the number of homes available for sale continued to drop.

Compared to June 2015, median detached home prices for the month of June rose 4.30 percent to $199,000 and the average home sales price grew 3.88 percent to $235,110. Although home prices

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Young man making it rain money

By Heidi Sergel, Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS®

1. #debtfree

Avoid student loans. You can become a REALTOR® for under $3,000.

 Business people crossing the finish line

2. Fast track your career

Start your career in a few months instead of a few years. 

 Young professional with bowtie and tattoos

3. Be yourself

Enough said. 

4.  Hard work pays off

You don’t have to wait for a promotion.


5. Help make a difference in your community

Local REALTORS® have had a hand in building our community since 1921.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a REALTOR®, check out the related links below.

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REALTORS wear many hats

There are many aspects to a REALTORS®' job as your listing agent. If you are selling  your home, they provide a series of services to ensure your property sells as quickly as possible for the best price possible.

Here are just a few examples of what REALTORS® do for you as a listing agent:

  • Produce Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) reports to recommend the most competitive selling price so your property doesn’t sit too long.
  • Advise you on staging your home to get a better price
  • Coordinate professional photography of your house.
  • Create a marketing plan for your property.
  • Recommend contractors and vendors to help prepare your home for market.
  • Promote the benefits of your house and neighborhood to potential buyers.
  • Coordinate
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Hands exchanging money

The real estate commission is your REALTOR®’s fee for service. It is a percent of the sale price negotiated at the time of the listing. Every seller has the right to negotiate the commission, just as every broker as the option to hold fast to their fee.

Full-service brokers charge more than a fee-based, or flat-fee, broker. Know what you expect and want from your broker before attempting to discount the commission.

Full-service brokers with more in-depth knowledge of the market, a team of associates and assistants, a full marketing plan and a syndicated listing schedule will always charge more than a broker who merely adds your house to the MLS and wishes you luck with your sale.

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couple shakes hands with their REALTOR®

by REALTOR® Magazine

REALTORS® aren’t just brokers. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics.

This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers and sellers:

Your expert guide. Selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes. Also, there’s a lot of jargon involved, so you want to work with a professional who can speak the language.

Objective information and opinions. REALTORS® can provide local information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more. They also have objective information about each property. REALTORs® can use

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