An industry that is millions of real estate agents strong comes with its own set of compliments and complaints! In fact, as of October 2020, there were 1,451,031 members of the National Association of Realtors. Buying or selling a home is the biggest financial transaction that you'll have in your life, so of course, who you work with during that transaction matters. Just like with any job, there are expectations placed upon real estate agents, but when they are not met, they may leave you with a sour taste in your mouth.

Our goal is always to be transparent, so you'll find the top five concerns that folks may have about real estate agents so that you can ensure you hire the right agent to help you. Your experience should be as stress-free and smooth as…

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The real estate market is still on fire! This has many potential sellers asking themselves if listing their home with a real estate agent is necessary or not, especially when homes are selling so quickly. After all, the home inventory crisis continues to be a relevant theme, especially with buyer demand up by 60%.

While “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO) is still an option for any seller in 2021, it comes with its own set of risks.

Larger Networks Mean More Exposure

When it comes to an FSBO transaction, marketing your home can seem as simple as utilizing your circle of contacts and/or listing your home yourself using a plethora of online listing services such as Zillow, Redfin, and Opendoor. But it is important to know that these resources only…

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Are you selling your home or thinking about selling your home? This is the article you'll want to read..

There’s a lot to consider when you put your house on the market. When working with a seller, I always brief my clients with a lot of this information beforehand. However, if you are looking to sell your home on your own (for sale by owner), pay careful attention to this blog. It could prevent your house from sitting cold on the market.  

This is a common mistake - Using the wrong neighborhood sales statistics. You want to analyze other homes, do so within a very close proximity to where your home is located. Using a home that is located near a park or in a more appealing neighborhood than your home will inevitably cost more. So be very…

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Home design has become the trend to watch as life at home became so in-focus last year. Each year new design trends find their way into magazines, TV shows, home decor stores, and lastly, homes, and 2021 is certainly no different. 

From multi-functional workspaces to design that has the simple charms of old school nostalgia or investment in durable, high-quality home appliances versus low-cost alternatives, 2021 is the year that is presenting all sorts of home design changes. 

The Colors of 2021

Each year PANTONE releases a color of the year, and home decor enthusiasts look forward to the announcement each year. 
This year PANTONE described their color selections as “a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is…

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With over $39+ Million in Sales in 2020, Tamara Williams & Company Real Estate is one of the top producing independent Brokerages in the Gallatin Valley. 

Last year, Tamara alone sold 64 properties in the Gallatin Valley, that is roughly ONE home SOLD per week! Our Agency together sold 83 properties!

In addition to being a top producer, we also offer top quality care to our clients and their real estate transactions. 

We Deliver High-Quality Customer Service By:

  • Prepping clients on what to expect during the home buying/selling process.
  • Returning phone calls promptly, not the next day
  • Responding to requests promptly
  • Previewing properties on behalf of clients
  • Punctuality, many agents think it's fashionable to keep a client…

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Unless you are planning to live in your home for the rest of your life, beware of the below improvements that offer little to no return on the value of your home. 


As a new homeowner, you are eager to get in and make your space your own; as you should! You might start with something simple, like painting walls or replacing light fixtures. Or, you might start by knocking down walls to help open up the space. Whatever your desire is, we strongly urge you to take a step back (put the hammer down for a minute) and evaluate what your long term plans are in this new home. 

If you plan on making this space your forever home, then have at it! However, if you know you will only be in this space for the next 3-5 years, pump the breaks! At this point you…

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Are you selling your home or thinking about selling your home? This is the article you'll want to read..

There’s a lot to consider when you put your house on the market. When working with a seller, I always brief my clients with a lot of this information beforehand. However, if you are looking to sell your home on your own (for sale by owner), pay careful attention to this blog. It could prevent your house from sitting cold on the market.  

This is a common mistake - Using the wrong neighborhood sales statistics. You want to analyze other homes, do so within a very close proximity to where your home is located. Using a home that is located near a park or in a more appealing neighborhood than your home will inevitably cost more. So be very…

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Are you looking to sell your home this Spring, but not sure where to start?

Below we have compiled a short checklist of items to review before listing your home. 

1. Plan Ahead
- Walk through each room and criticize the home from a buyer's perspective. 
- If work has been performed by prior contractors, save receipts of the work.
- Sell, donate or trash anything you don't need. This is the time to get rid of anything you've been holding onto.

2. Clean, Declutter and Depersonalize
- Scrub tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms.
- Sweep and mop floors (even in the corners). Remove cobwebs in the corners or your ceilings. 
- Consider replacing carpet if stains are very prominent or if carpet cleaner does not remove large stains. 
*consult your Realtor,…

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This beautiful turn-key home is officially off the market! 

 



33 Kelly Court, located in the desirable Elk Grove Subdivision, featured 6 beds, 3 baths, 3,550 sq ft and an attached 3 car garage. Additionally this property has an amazing layout with basically easy main level living. The basement included three additional guest bedrooms, full bathroom and a massive second living room. This listing also offered 0.316 acres backing to an HOA designated space with gorgeous mountain views! This home did not last long!  I had multiple offers in the first day of hitting the open market.

Check out what my sellers had to say about working with me!

"Marisa recently represented us while selling our home. She guided us to a competitive, yet fair and…

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PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY 
While many agents will say they will take "great" photos of your property, what does that actually mean?  

- Are they using a professional high end camera lense or their iPhone7?
- Are they hiring a professional photographer who understands lighting and angles? 
- Have you seen photos of their other listings? What is the quality like? 

BAD PHOTOS - CAUSE & EFFECT: Your first impressions of a home are in fact the PHOTOS. When we see dark photos, blurry images, or a glare on every other photo, that doesn't excite a buyer nor an Agent to request a showing. We shop with our eyes. Could the handful of blurry, dark photos be the reason why your property has not received an offer or a good offer for that matter? 

WHO WE…

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