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Karen Highland
Works at The Highland Group, Frederick Md Realtors
Lives in Frederick, MD
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If you love amazing photography, this site is incredible...if you just need a diversion, it's equally incredible. #photography   #diversions   #incredible  
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If you're planning to sell your home in Spring, which is right around the corner,... [don't pay any attention to the coming snow tonight]   ...if selling your home is in the near future, you'll want to do the prep work now. +Debbie Drummond has put together a super seller's resource on what to do to get ready for the spring market and get ahead of the competition.

This article includes links to resources from some of my favorite real estate bloggers.  Articles from +Bill Gassett +Joe Manausa +Lynn Pineda +Kyle Hiscock +Andrew Fortune +Anita Clark and me,  are included.

Feel free to share if you feel it might be useful for your circles.
#homesellingtips   #realestate   #sellyourhome  
 
Beat The Competition and Sell Your Home This Spring  Spring is known as one of the busiest times of year for home buyers and sellers.  Families prefer finding their new home and planning the move towards the end of the school year.  Add to that the nice weather and buyers start coming out.

You may also face more competition from other sellers who have been waiting for Spring.  If you're going to sell your home in the Spring these tips will help you beat the guy down the street to get your home sold for the best price in the least amount of time.

This article includes links to resources from some of our best real estate bloggers.  Articles from +Bill Gassett  +Joe Manausa +Lynn Pineda +Kyle Hiscock +Andrew Fortune +Anita Clark  and +Karen Highland  are included.

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#HomeSellingTips #SellYourHomeinSpring #RealEstate
How do you sell your home in the Spring for a better price than the competition? These tips will help your home sell for the best price in the least amount of time.
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+Debbie Drummond and a good California Cab! 
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I'm not a fan of using too many stock images...but these...I could be converted, lol!
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You could call it: "Make sure your Realtor STANDS out from the pack"! LOL
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Using Fresh Flowers for Staging Your Home for Sale
Whether you're selling your home or settling in for a long stay, fresh flowers are a must to add a welcoming touch to your home.
It's that time of year when I'm counting on the grocery store for fresh flowers to brighten my living room... This guest post from my friend Barbara, a Master Gardener, is full of the best tips to get the most out of fresh flowers, from how to care for them, to which are the best for your bouquets. #staging   #flowers  
 
Fresh Flowers Add a Touch of Luxe to Your Home Staging
Here are some fabulous tips from a master gardener on how to get the most out of fresh flowers: #staging  
Whether you're staging your home to sell, or just want to enjoy the beauty of fresh flowers, here's how to make your home warm, and add a touch of luxury.
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I imagine +Karen Highland. I love flowers and would like fresh flowers in my home every day =)
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It's the weekend, guess what I'm binge-watching?! #HouseofCards 
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I can't resist sharing this pic of my cousin's 5-year old! Lol!  #grumpykid
 
It was past his bedtime, and this is what he thought of the finale of The Greatest Show on Earth.
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+Kathy Clulow - RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc the "shooting daggers" look, lol. 
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B.S. "Facts" About Real Estate...that Never Seem to Die!
In the internet age, it seems that some opinions live on forever, and even worse, many people think they are facts. With the help of several excellent real estate bloggers, I've attempted to address 15 of these B.S. Facts with some humor...enjoy the read, and thanks to numerous real estate bloggers for their great work: 
15 BS Facts About Homebuying Everyone Thinks Are True, How can something be a fact, but not be true? Its the internet age, BS abounds so lets address some:
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LOL one mans "truth" is another mans "fiction"
and each is positive that he is correct.
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*Using Fresh Flower Bouquets in Your Staging *
Tips from a Master Gardener.
Fresh flowers add a touch of welcome and luxe to home staging. Which are the best flowers and how to get the most out of them. 
 
Fresh Flowers Add a Touch of Luxe to Your Home Staging
Here are some fabulous tips from a master gardener on how to get the most out of fresh flowers: #staging  
Whether you're staging your home to sell, or just want to enjoy the beauty of fresh flowers, here's how to make your home warm, and add a touch of luxury.
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+Leovan Design Thanks! I'm sure many of us could use some fresh flowers as we huddle inside in another snow! lol.
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Any bloggers in need of some stock photos? Heh heh...
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Lol +Karen Highland Love It!
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This is great, the images from 500 years of published books available in a Flickr collection! #flickr is an amazing resource.
 
Download for Free 2.6 Million Images from #Books Published Over Last 500 Years on #Flickr: http://ow.ly/3xr5rM
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+RYAN LEWIS I think I will need a navigator to make my way through 2.6 million images! lol.
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A really good explanation of what the FCC has done. Thanks +Tucker Clagett for boiling it down in the midst of the rhetoric. [This is what we get for having a Congress that is more about grandstanding and getting re-elected than they are about actually doing their job. We're becoming a people who are not self-governed anymore, but are governed by the bureaucrats and the courts.]  
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You're welcome +Tucker Clagett. Thanks for a clear explanation.
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Best Google + Real Estate Articles in February 2015 
Here are 8 of the best real estate articles that I read in February, as +Bill Gassett asked me to put together a round up of articles, it's always a tough choice, because...so many bright minds in one community! There are some new faces in the mix: Featured real estate bloggers include +Todd Waller +Kevin Vitali and +Seth Williams +HouseLogic +David R. Millar and more.
Hope you enjoy the good reading, and I hope some great conversation is the result:
 
Best Google+ Real Estate Articles February 2015
Every month we feature some of the best real estate content found on Google+

This months real estate review comes to us from +Karen Highland. If you like reading excellent real estate content be sure to check out these featured posts.

You will see some new faces this month at the best of Google+. Featured real estate bloggers include +Todd Waller +Seth Williams +HouseLogic +David R. Millar +Kevin Vitali.

If you enjoy the articles please consider socially sharing.

#realestate  
Best Real Estate on Google + For February While half of us were battling winter snow and cold during the month of February, and...ahem... half of us were
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Thanks +Adrienne Hollis, as you know so well, it's not easy to choose, my apologies to the other 100 bloggers who created some amazing content this month, lol.
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301-401-5119
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Turning Point Real Estate8923 Fingerboard RoadFrederick, MD 21704
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Real Estate Blogger, Blogging & Social Media Trainer/Coach, Content Strategist
Introduction

Frederick Real Estate 

The Highland Group - with Turning Point Real Estate 
Chris & Karen Highland
301 401-5119
8923 Fingerboard Road
Frederick Maryland 21704
Broker: 301-831-8232

I am co-owner of The Highland Group, along with my husband Chris Highland.  We've been helping families buy and sell real estate in Frederick County and the surrounding counties in Central Maryland for more than 20 years.  I manage our websites, Frederick Real Estate Online, our blogs, our home office and database.

Chris Highland is currently the residential manager at Turning Point Real Estate in Urbana Md. He gives oversight to agents, trains and mentors new agents, and works with clients, both buyers and sellers. Chris is a CDPE, Certified Distressed Property Expert, and is trained and experienced in helping people avoid foreclosure through a short sale process.

Our team is experienced in Residential Real Estate as well as Commercial Real Estate.

Blogging

I blog about homes for sale in Frederick, but also about life and events in Frederick County. My favorite endeavor has become my blog, 365Frederick. I post about events and happenings in Frederick, with an emphasis on small businesses and non-profit organizations.  Frederick Maryland is a great place to live, filled with caring and industrious people.

Coaching And Training

I am coaching real estate agents in Blogging, Internet Lead Generation, and Social Media at Turning Point Real Estate and on webinars with RE Tech Therapy. We are building a brokerage model based on technology and collaboration. 

Who I Am

I am a wife of 30 years, mother of 4 grown-ups, dog-lover, teacher turned real estate agent, Blogger, Trainer & Coach, and I love entertaining. We have 2 rescued Boxers that keep us laughing.

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  • Frederick, Md
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Blogger
  • Trainer & Coach
  • University of Florida Grad

Interests [in no particular order]:

  • Frederick Maryland
  • Blogging
  • Wordpress
  • Technology
  • Social Media
  • Small Business
  • Real Estate
  • Food
  • Photography
  • Non-profits
  • Travel!
  • Family
  • Reading
  • Sewing, Knitting, Crochet and all things Crafty
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Married 30 years. (to the same man:) 4 adult children with critical thinking skills.
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Realtor, Blogger, Content Strategist, Coach & Trainer, Lover of Frederick Md
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Blogging and Social Media, Coaching and Training, Spinning Plates
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  • The Highland Group, Frederick Md Realtors
    Realtor, Blogger, Social Media, present
    I do the blogging, social media and internet lead generation for the Highland Group. I also coach in blogging/internet lead generation, RE Tech Therapy.
  • High School and Jr. High Teacher
    Teacher, Guidance Counselor
    Turning young skulls full of mush into critically thinking young adults. I always hoped that was what I was doing anyway.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Good hearty breakfast! The four of us all found something to love. Not the best coffee, but that's ok. I wanted something healthy so I got the fruit I wanted, hubs wanted something full and satisfying, so he had a full-on breakfast with some great fatty sausage. The kids had their traditional eggs, toast and bacon and we all drove 7 hours home to Maryland with only a stop for coffee.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I love that Crabby Mac! I get it every time. I'm sure the other food is good too, because my lunch bff's keep coming back with me. But that crabby mac is delicious... cheesy, gooey, and comforting, and loaded with crab meat, something that you don't get often because most places will skimp on the crab. This is downright decadent, and if you are a true Marylander, you love crabs and anything that celebrates crabs. This is definitely a celebration. (The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because sometimes, the service is a wee bit slow.)
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
It only gets 2 stars because of the great food at happy hour. This place seriously needs either an overhaul, or a bulldozer. It was just fine for a conference, but not so much to stay.
Public - 8 months ago
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The do a fantastic job roasting coffee. I particularly love the Highlander's Grog, and the Volt Blend, and I like many others. I like the facility, with the comfy couches or the outdoor seating on a nice day. The ladies who own it and so far, everyone who works there is friendly and give great service.
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reviewed 8 months ago
This is one of my top fav Mexican restaurants. I always get the spinach burrito. I think it's fantastic... gooey, cheesy, lots of spinach. My family says the other food is good too, but what can I say, I stick with what I love! The food is delicious, everyone is always pleased with their non-spinach burrito food, too. I just can't give my personal opinion about anything else, except the chips... they are fresh and crunchy.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Not my favorite airport. The layout doesn't make a lot of sense. The signs don't really help much either. Oh well. I do love to fly Delta, though, and if you fly Delta, you usually have to encounter the Atlanta airport.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago