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About Tom Smola


As a devoted real estate professional I will make every effort to ensure your experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. So, whether you are seriously interested in getting into the real estate market, or simply just looking, I can help you find the answers to your questions about homeownership or selling your home.

My goal is to assist you in finding that perfect home. Whether you want a big backyard or a 3-car garage, I will find you that special property. My experience will ensure that you are satisfied.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about buying or selling your home. I am here to help you through the process; whether it is just answering general market questions or finding the right financial options for you.

Contact me today to find out how I can help you out from under an old home and into a new one.
Tom Smola

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Word Of Mouth: The Best Advertising Tool A Realtor Can Use

Word Of Mouth: The Best Advertising Tool A Realtor Can Use

As a real estate agent, there are a lot of ways to get your name out there. From business cards to billboards and advertisements on search engines, there’s no shortage of marketing tools that you can and should use to your advantage as a real estate professional. Each of these tools can be useful in its own rite, but there’s one tool that you’re ...

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How Much Do Real Estate Agents Spend On Marketing?

How Much Do Real Estate Agents Spend On Marketing?

If you’re just starting out in the real estate business, you might currently be a bit overwhelmed by everything at your disposal in your new role. There’s so much you need to learn, so many new techniques you can use, and so many new people to meet. The world of real estate is more akin to an ocean than anything else, with all the depth and variety ...

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How To Retain Your Real Estate Clients Effectively?

How To Retain Your Real Estate Clients Effectively?

The professional practice of the real estate business as a genuine magician is like being in a relationship. In the beginning, you may be lucky and dazzle your soulmate with your looks and expertise. As a result, you get to close the deal. Then, it’s official: you’re together. But for how long? An excellent suitor and skilled ‘hunter’ can conquer ...

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Risks And Rewards Of Selling Your Home Without A Realtor

Risks And Rewards Of Selling Your Home Without A Realtor

From the perspective of a home buyer, the position of a real estate agent can seem unjustified in its existence. Why in the world would you pay someone 6% commission on the total sale price of your home, just so that they can set up a couple signs in the yard and do some paperwork? On the face of it, it seems utterly preposterous; why not just sell your home without a ...

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The Do’s And Don’ts Of The Real Estate Code Of Ethics

The Do’s And Don’ts Of The Real Estate Code Of Ethics

In the real estate business, it’s no secret that flexible morals have had a presence in the field since the very beginning. Whether it’s real estate agents that conceal vital information to make the deal go through or real estate developers cutting corners on multi-million dollar housing projects, this business has a reputation for being less-than-reputable. ...

 

Real Estate Glossary Terms

  • Dollar And Percentage Adjustments

    Modification in the amount of money involved for some justifiable reason. ...

  • Inflation Equity

    Increase in the value of property caused by inflation. For example, John buys a home for $150,000. Because of inflation, the home is worth $200,000 five years later. The inflation equity in the home is $50,000($200,000-$150,000). Inflation equity may be used to acquire a second mortgage or a home eq ...

  • Vacate

    To leave property. An example is a tenant who moves from the apartment and takes all her possessions at the termination of the rental period. If a tenant leaves before the lease expires, the tenant is still legally responsible for the rent due as long as the apartment remains unoccupied. ...

  • Prospect Cards

    File of prospective real estate customers showing their address, telephone number, time and date of last contact, types of properties in which they are interested, and their financial capabilities. Prospect cards are a marketing tool. A real estate salesperson can use prospect cards to alert prospec ...

  • Installment Settlement

    Life insurance policy death benefit or cash value paid out in a series of installments, rather than in a lump sum. ...

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