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Keystone Updates Video

Upcoming Keystone Enhancements – Watch the Video!

You may have read our earlier post on Keystone enhancements, but if you’re like us, you want to see what these enhancements look like in action! That’s why our MRIS-U team created this short video to give you a sneak peek of what’s coming. Take a few minutes to get... Read More


Green Features Abound In Area Homes

When we asked our customers about some of the green trends they were seeing out there in the housing market in a recent survey we expected plenty of responses about EnergyStar appliances and good insulation. It turns out that the meaning of green has expanded in so many different directions... Read More

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Award-Winning Agent Shares Tips For Working With Green Listings

Sarah Anderson is a REALTOR® with The Smallwood Team with RE/MAX Advantage Realty who specializes in green features for both new and existing homes. Before joining The Smallwood Team she led her previous brokerage to become the first recipient of Howard County’s Green Salute Award in recognition of the marketing... Read More


Streamlining Client Communication with Pop-a-Note

Communication in real estate is of the utmost importance—that’s a given. With so many transactions to keep track of, all of which are likely at different stages in the game, keeping the communication flowing is almost always half the battle. While agents may be working overtime with clients who are... Read More

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Discovering Distressed Properties

Are Distressed Properties a part of your market? MRIS is offering the MRIS 103: Discovering Distressed Properties class in the Association Training Rooms starting in May. According to RealtyTrac “…there are still more than 1.2 million properties in the foreclosure process or bank-owned, providing a sizable pool of inventory that... Read More

Keystone Updates

On the Horizon: Keystone Enhancements

Thanks to your feedback, Keystone is receiving some exciting enhancements! First off, we are adding new fields and useful perks to Keystone. Don’t worry – these items will not impact your current Keystone workflow, but they just might make your job easier. Here’s a quick rundown: Photos Low resolution photos... Read More

Spring Cleaning

Easy Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is finally here. It’s time to throw open the windows and get the kids ready for fun times outdoors. It’s also time to start those spring cleaning projects. In fact, 72 percent of Americans make spring cleaning an annual task. Spring cleaning projects usually require many different products, but... Read More

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Warm Weather Energy Efficiency Information and Safety Reminders

As customers across the country eagerly await the arrival of consistently warmer temperatures following a record-breaking winter, homeowners are reminded about how they can help save energy and money, and encourage safety around the home. Here are some warm weather energy-savings tips: • Set your thermostat on the highest comfortable... Read More

At the top of the list is this $22M home on S Street in Northwest consists of two main buildings plus a former chauffeur's residence.

MRIS Releases Area’s Most Expensive Listings

It is that time of year, when cherry blossoms are in full bloom (or were before today’s rain), outdoor cafes are buzzing with activity, and—most exciting of all for those of us in real estate—new home listings reach their peak. MRIS has released the homes at the very top of... Read More

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Bethesda, Silver Spring, or Rockville. Which Suburb Has The Most Activity?

We’re back with another dive into the new type of data now available from rbiEXPERT. Earlier we used the new subdivision function to look at sales activity in Capitol Hill, but this time around we’re taking advantage of the other major upgrade: city-level data. Previously users could only find information... Read More