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Why Won't My House Sell?
By Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
©Patricia Feager, 3/18/2017 WHY WON'T MY HOUSE SELL?Whether it's a new listing or not, sellers want to know why the Agent hasn't sold their house? To be clear, the Listing Agent represents the Seller and is responsible for marketing the property, consulting, communicating, facilitating, negotiati...
Agents-Buyers Aren’t the Only Ones Viewing Your MLS Photos
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
Agents-Buyers Aren’t the Only Ones Viewing Your MLS PhotosThere has been a lot of emphasis placed on your MLS photos and rightly so. This is typically the first round of media exposure that your listing will receive. It’s where buyers go to begin their search. However, possible buyers aren’t the...
Facebook Fridays - Target Your Audience And Get New Leads
By Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA
(ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055)
~ Facebook Marketing Tips ~Have you ventured into the Facebook ads arena in 2017 yet? They are a viable option to help with many aspects of your biz model. Whether you want new prospects, niche leads, or perhaps want to showcase a specific article or event, they are inexpensive, easy to set-up, a...
Sellers, don't waste money on a commission bonus. Do this instead!
By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
Should I or should I not offer a commission bonus to the buyer's agent when selling my Silver Spring, MD home? That is a question & discussion that pops up regularly. My answer is:Sellers, don't waste your money on a commission bonus. Do this [pick one] instead! Hire a professional organizer befo...
You Don't Need to Be Irish to Have Luck
By Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
With St. Patrick's Day, a mere few hours away, we are reminded of the traditions of the Emerald Isle. There are the leprechauns, the shamrocks, and of course the Luck of the Irish. However, much of what may be seen as the Luck of the Irish, may simply be attributed to an ability to foresee trend...
Get more listings! 10 scripts to overcome 10 seller objections
By Brivity Platform, Manage. Market. Communicate. Convert. Get leads
As a realtor, listings are your bread and butter. Whether a listing presentation succeeds in convincing sellers to list, is about your ability to present yourself better than the competition. However, it typically starts with the ability to overcome seller objections (to listing the property, to ...
How Does the Fed Affect Mortgage Rates?
By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
How Does the Fed Affect Mortgage Rates? What does the Fed do to mortgage rates? In the words of the late Edwin Starr, "Absolutely Nothin'". Yesterday. Janet Yellen announced a .25 increase in the Fed funds rate, and those in the real estate industry seemed quick to scare the pants off of ...
How to Prevail in a Hot Seller's Market in Alexandria VA
By Susan Haughton, The Susan & Mindy Team...Your Concierge Agents
(Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545)
As a listing agent in certain price points and certain neighborhoods in Alexandria, VA, I know that as soon as I put a new listing on the market, I need to be prepared for non stop phone calls, emails and texts. Buyers and their agents are sometimes frantic - and unrelenting - in their desire to ...
A Lesson Remembered
By Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133
(Referral Group Incorporated)
I went for pizza last night. Pizza is a treat where I live, and I felt like I deserved it for the last couple of weeks I had lived through. A waitress I like but hadn't seen recently, was our server. We usually talk beyond the order and I had a sense that something was different and so I asked he...
HOW TO SELL YOUR TENANT OCCUPIED RENTAL HOME
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
HOW TO SELL YOUR TENANT OCCUPIED RENTAL HOMEIt would be ideal to have your home that is for sale vacant, however, that’s not always possible. Owner occupants are motivated so they would follow the advice of their trusted REALTOR® to get their house sold fast for the most money, however, that’s no...
Raining on a new Agent
By Christina Steinhaus, Real Estate Agent serving the Palm Beaches
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
I had a SOI call this morning from a new agent who knew me from the past and was reaching out for referrals. She was a personal fitness trainer in her previous life-mine, actually. After we discussed that I was an agent, she inquired what worked for me when I started out 3 years ago. Not surpr...
Should I offer a bonus to sell my home?
By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ email@example.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
Does it work? Should I offer a bonus to sell my home? Everybody wants to sell their home for top dollar and to sell their home quickly. So would a small bonus to a real estate agent entice them to sell your home for you quicker. Or would offering a bonus to the home buyer work better. Let's ...
Selling is not talking
By Richard and Beth Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer
(Long Island Cash Home Buyer)
Happy New Day "Agree to inspire before you expire." Selling Is Not Talking For over 30 years I interviewed folks who wanted to join the wonderful word of real estate. During the interview I always got around to asking why they had made the decision to become a real estate agent and so many tim...
Ask An Ambassador: 10 Things You Learn In The Rain
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
We've been doing our best to put the "Active" in ActiveRain for almost 7 years, and there are many key lessons to learn. The quicker you learn and apply, the better your Rain experience: 1. Playing nice in the sandbox mattered in kindergarten and it matters here too. This community isn't a pl...
Avoiding a Homeowners Insurance Disaster When You Apply for a Mortgage
By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
Avoiding a Homeowners Insurance Disaster When You Apply for a Mortgage When buying and financing a home, prospective Borrowers are required to produce a variety of documentation and information to their Lender at the time of application and prior to the Closing of their loan. In almost all ca...
Far From "The Car" in America's Finest City
By Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS, Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast
(Big Block Realty)
This is my March 2017 ActiveRain Contest #3 entry for: March 2017 challenge, Tell me the most unique or special place you have lived? by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington The most unique home I’ve ever lived in was my car, in the parking lot of my high school.I was homeless f...
MOVE FORWARD FEARLESSLY WITH PURPOSE
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
Many times people do not achieve theirs goals or change their bad behavior because they are paralyzed by fear. This is one serious condition that will call business owners and real estate agents to fail to move forward. Cars change, technology changes, and business practices change. What you did ...
How driven are you?
By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc )
I was reading a post this week On Inman, 5 characteristics of agents who are happy in the middle.I almost didn't read the article. I mean who wants to be in the middle right?We all know it is a competition and aren't all Realtors A type personalities just raring to go and get to the top. If we ar...
Tips, Photos and Sources for Staging Your Home
By Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager
(Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC)
We’ve all heard how important it is to create emotional connections with buyers when your selling your home. But what exactly are they and how can you create your own without looking stagy? Most of us are visual creatures so my hope is that by using photos along with our tips and sources, you too...
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain ...March 5- March 11, 2017.
By Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
(Room Service Home Staging)
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain ...March 5- March 11, 2017. I learn something new every day at ActiveRain! With this series, I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment. It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person! Or i...
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