Realtors and Real Estate Agents
are Not the Same Thing
Real estate agents are able to list properties for sale, show properties to potential buyers, and negotiate offers on behalf of their clients.

Realtors, on the other hand, are real estate agents who are members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). To become a member of the NAR, real estate agents must complete additional training and adhere to a strict code of ethics. Realtors are also required to complete ongoing education to maintain their membership. Realtors have access to certain benefits and resources that are not available to non-member real estate agents, such as the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). In general, the term “realtor” is
used to refer to a more professional and experienced real estate agent who
is held to a higher standard of conduct.
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55 Ideas for Landscaping around a Deck or Patio

These days, many of us are spending more time relaxing, entertaining (or even working) on our back decks or patios, so why not make the surrounding landscape as beautiful as possible? A small investment upfront and a weekend spent planting will ensure your backyard stays beautiful for years to come. We've compiled a list of 55 gorgeous ways to landscape around a deck or patio, whether your goal is to plant some privacy, kick up the color with annuals or enjoy year-round color with evergreens. click here for full article.
In this Issue of "Doug Talks"
Homes for Heroes

The Doug Collinson Real Estate Group is proud to announce we are a Homes for Heroes partner member. Homes for Heroes is an organization specifically designed to assist Firefighters, EMS, Law Enforcement, Military, Healthcare Professionals and Teachers with their home purchase. The mission of this entity is "To provide extraordinary savings to heroes who provide services to our nation and it's communities everyday."

Homes for Heroes provides heroes with more savings than any other national program. When heroes buy or sell a home using Homes for Heroes, they also help other heroes in need because Homes for Heroes, Inc. donates a portion of its earnings to the Homes for Heroes Foundation. This Circle of Giving strengthens American communities by putting more money into the hands of our American heroes, and benefits American community programs, organizations and businesses.

Since 2009, Homes for Heroes, Inc., has helped over 61,000 heroes save over $115 million on their real estate transactions, sold over $16 billion in real estate to heroes, actively partnered with more than 4,500 like-minded real estate and mortgage professionals who’ve joined in the mission, and donated over $1.3 million to heroes in need through the Homes for Heroes Foundation. Homes for Heroes, Inc. is the largest nationwide network of affiliate real estate, mortgage, and local business specialists; committed to providing easy ways for heroes to save on a home.
To visit their website, click here for more information
The "Doug Talks..." section will be featured in our monthly real estate email
and will include articles and/or videos showcasing some aspect of
home improvement, construction, or design.
Falling out of love with your may be time to move.

Owning a home means having a place that’s solely your own and provides the space, features, and location you and your loved ones need. But what happens when your needs change? If this hits home for you, it may be time to make a move.

According to the latest Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average person has lived in their current house for ten years. If you’ve been in your home for a while, think about how much in your life has changed since you moved in. Even if you thought it would be your forever home when you bought it, it doesn’t have to be. Work with a local real estate agent to explore all your options in today’s market before settling for your current home.

That’s actually what a lot of homeowners are doing right now. A recent survey from finds that, of people who are considering selling in 2023, one in three are thinking about moving because their home no longer meets their needs. And according to the same report from NAR, that’s consistent with this year’s top reasons for selling, which include:
  • Want to move closer to friends or family
  • Moving due to retirement
  • Home is too small or too large
  • Change in family situation
  • Job relocation
Why Todays Foreclosure Numbers are Nothing Like 2008

You’ve likely seen headlines about the number of foreclosures climbing in today’s housing market. That may leave you with a few questions, especially if you’re thinking about buying a house. Understanding what they really mean is mission-critical if you want to know the truth about what’s happening today.

According to a recent report from ATTOM, a property data provider, foreclosure filings are up 6% compared to the previous quarter and 22% since one year ago. As media headlines call attention to this increase, reporting on just the number could actually generate worry and may even make here for full article.
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