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GET TIPS ON SELLING & BUYING REAL ESTATE, HOME IMPROVEMENTS & MUCH MORE!

a little about what I do

Selling your home?

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Like to know the current market value of your home? I can help provide that at no obligation. Need ideas to help maximize the most value back with little out of pocket? I can help.

Looking to buy?

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Whether your a 1st time buyer or an old pro, buying that home can be exciting, scary & or frustrating. Sometimes all @ the same time.  I can help make your home searching & buying prosess an easy one.  It should be a fun experience and I will work hard to make it one. 

Customer Service

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Customer service is the foundation of my busniess.  EVERY CUSTOMER I have the pleasure to represent DESERVES my full attention & care.  When you call, I will answer.  If I happen to miss your call,  you won't be waiting long until I respond.  Going above & beyond is what separates me from the competition.

TIPS & TRICKS

  

Finding A Neighborhood With Great Schools 

If you have children, or even if you don't yet but plan to in the future, schools are something you will need to take into consideration when you search for a new home. In most areas, certain boundaries define which schools your children will go to, and switching to a different school can be complicated and expensive in many cases. 

Fortunately, finding a great neighborhood with good quality schools is not difficult, thanks to the internet. Online ratings and reviews of schools can help you to make the right call when it comes to finding a home that will offer your children a quality education. 

(Start With The District) 

The first thing you should look into is which school district you are considering moving into. Find out if the schools in that district tend to be highly rated, and what kind of test scores are generally seen among students in the district schools. All of this information is readily available online. 

The school district Web site will be able to tell you which school your children would go to if you were to buy a particular house. There is usually a boundary map you can check, or you can enter your address and search to find out which school is the right one. 

(Check The Reviews) 

The internet allows people to review everything from appliances to doctors-and schools are no exception. Search for your school of choice online and you will find plenty of reviews from parents whose children have attended the school. Getting an unbiased opinion of the school will help you to get an idea of what you can expect. 

(When You Love The Neighborhood, But Not The School) 

If you really want a particular house in a particular neighborhood, but aren't too happy with the schools, you can look into your other options. Most school districts have a system by which you can choose to send your child to a different school. This usually involves either particular needs that can't be met by the in-area school, or a fee or lottery system to allow your child to attend the school of your choice. Find out what the rules are in your school district. 

Your other option is to look into private schools. This is, of course, the more expensive choice, but should you select a private school you will have the freedom to live wherever you like, without worrying about what school your child will be slotted to attend.


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Pat Markle

700 Eastside Blvd., Hastings, NE 68901

(402) 984-2412

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Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5pm

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