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HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT HOUSE WHEN IT'S 3,000 MILES FROM HOME. With the exclusive ERA® Moving Machine, you can preview homes all over the country in about six minutes. It happens all the time. You get transferred and you have to uproot your family. First and foremost, you need the right home. There was a time when that meant getting on an airplane, exploring neighborhoods and making a snap decision. Thank goodness, there's a better way today. The magic of the ERA Moving Machine The ERA Moving Machine, quite simply, sends photographs and descriptions of homes to ERA offices across the nation. It's an amazing tool. And it's something only ERA has. This way, if you're in, say Boston, an ERA Real Estate Specialist"can help you "see" homes in San Diego in about six minutes. The ERA Moving Machine electronically links over 2,000 ERA offices by sending digital data over the telephone lines. Most likely, you'll save money on unnecessary travel. And find something a lot closer to what you had in mind. Of course, if you're selling a home, the ERA Moving Machine Before the ERA Moving Machine, relocating to a faraway city meant making trip after trip, combing through unfamiliar neighborhoods-often settling for something less than what you'd hoped for. can help you reach potential buyers relocating to your city. That's important, since an amazing 40% of all home buyers come from out-of-town. And it's a big reason to choose ERA over real estate companies that only operate locally. The right services Our ERA Real Estate Specialists all strive for one simple goal: to make buying or selling your home faster, easier and with less hassle. Take, for instance, the ERA Buyer Protection Plan* Think of it as protection for both buyers and sellers alike while a home is on the market. It covers many surprises that homeowner's insurance doesn't always cover for your interior plumbing, central air conditioning, the furnace, and more. And there's the ERA Sellers Security® Plan. In short, ifwedon't sell your house, we'll buy it** We can even show you ways to save money on things like your new appliances, furnishings, decorating - even moving*** But we're just scratching the surface. And there's an easy way to find out more. We're here to help Stop in your neighborhood ERA Real Estate office. Sit down. Have a cup of coffee. We'd be happy to explain any and all of our services. In fact, we'd be glad to help in any way we can. That's the spirit of the new ERA. And we think that's the very best way to help make your American Dream come true. To find out more information or the ERA Real Estate office near you, call our toll-free number 1(800)ERA-SOLD *An ERA Home Protection Company, Inc. product. Some conditions and limitations apply. **Conditions apply, including a program participationfee, house must meet specific qualifications, a second home must be purchasedthrough ERA, and purchase price will be determined solely by ERA. ***Available on interstate moves only. Call your participatingERA Real Estate Specialist to review details. © 1987 Electronic Realty Associates, Inc. Each office independently owned and operated.