MaxWell Realty has recently had the pleasure of welcoming Rashid Malik to the family. Rashid opened the doors of MaxWell Central in February of 2019 and we thought it was time that the rest of the world got to know him! Check out our interview with Rashid below:
1. How many have you spent in the industry, as an agent?
14 years from January 2005
2. What led you to want to make the change to being an owner/broker?
14 years in the industry have helped me improve my knowledge and expertise within the industry. Building a professional network and creating a fun filled, successful career, led me to step-up and establish this brokerage. I want to grow - even knowing that growth in anything can be unfamiliar or…
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Are you buying a home this year? Well we have gathered together the top 11 ways for you to save money on your next mortgage! Buying a home & Getting a mortgage is an extremely important step in your life. Why not take some extra steps to ensure you are saving the most money!
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It’s possible to pay more than what the property is actually worth. Most of the time a short-sale happens because the home owner is upside down on the loan. However, just because the property is listed at what you think is a low price doesn't mean you're getting a great deal.
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Well, this same wisdom can be applied to selling your home. Starting the process early — even if that means simply doing some initial planning — gives you the edge in several ways.
First of all, you get extra time for preparation. That means you can get your home cleaned, uncluttered and staged without feeling rushed. You also get more time to find out how much your property will likely sell for on today's market. That's important…
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Plant a few trees.
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