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Ask An Ambassador: Avoiding Vampires
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
What many new real estate agents may not realize is that as agents we are a small business. Whether you work for a big box brand or a small brokerage, you're responsible for your own success. Establishing goals, a business plan, understanding your sources of business, your costs, recognizing yo...
5 Reasons YOU NEED A Realtor In Charlotte, NC And Not "Go It Alone"
By Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor
(RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC)
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be and often is quite an adventurous journey. YOU NEED an experienced Real Estate Professional to guide you to your ultimate goal. In our world of instant gratification and internet searches, many buyers and sellers think they can just "go it alo...
How HOA's Protect Your New Home's Value
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
An HOA Helps Protect Your New Home and NeighborhoodOne of the first thing that home buyers in Clarksville TN ask is if the neighborhood has an HOA. Homeowners Associations are present in many neighborhoods and can be a very good thing and protect neighborhood values. Some buyers are afraid to liv...
Learning To Say No......Damn It's Hard
By Martha Brown, You're Homes Around Annapolis Agent
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403)
Learning To Say No......Damn It's Hard I love to learn and my thirst for knowledge on real estate, especially in books, and how to sell it best, better , the best, really has shown in the past 25 years. I must have 50 some books, 5 different sytems from the top coaches out there and tons of othe...
Good deeds give birth to good deeds . . .
By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Good deeds give birth to good deeds. Call it karma, or you reap what you sow, regardless of what you call it, when you treat people well, they will respond. I can already hear you saying, "Yeah, but so and so is a total jerk and no matter what you do, he'll always treat you like . . . ." I get it...
Some Agents Think As A Man Others As A Woman! There Is A Difference!
By Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes"
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
Let me preface this post by saying that not only am I going to put on my“bulletproof vest” but I’ll be wearing a “bulletproof helmet” with a face shield. When I finish this post, I’ll take refuge in a “safehouse” until the dust settles!!!We are in an industry that is dominated by females. (Wait...
Is Your House Ready for the Market? Home Repairs Checklist
By Amy Shair, Award Winning Agent 20+ Years
(Cary Apex Durham NC Referrals - RE/MAX United - Search Durham Homes)
Is Your House Ready for the Market? Home Repairs Checklist Too often little repair jobs pile up over the course of living in a home. Taking care of these repairs now will ease the burden when it comes time to put your house on the market.Here is a checklist of home repairs to get your house in t...
"Leave It To The Professional"...
By Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ
(Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)
"Leave It To The Professional"... That's what a Seller told me that they had been told by another agent when they questioned the discrepancy between what the agent had said they would do and what the agent had actually done, or rather had not done... Anyone else see a problem with that posture? Y...
What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain ...March 12- March 18, 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 12- March 18, 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 ...
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...
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