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Ft Bragg NC Agent needed for Referral - 01/26/08 09:10 PM
Hi Active Rain community, Before I post this in the referral section, I wanted to contact and talk to 2 or 3 agents about representing a client I have moving from Ft Bragg to the DC area. I'm looking for someone that share the same vision as me and who is relentless in getting the job done. It would be a plus if you were a By Referral Only agent...and if you have worked with military before. If you're up for it, I'd like to hear your listing presentation over the phone. Being prior service military, I would like to know that (7 comments)
What kind of things do you do to get referrals? - 01/24/08 03:47 PM
A referral. The best compliment we can receive right? So how do we get our clients to give us the name and number of their trusted friends, family and colleagues? I'll share what I do if you'll share what you do..and maybe together we'll come up with a nice list of things to do with all our clients to grow those referral seeds. We ask for the referrals upfront. On my team, I have all my team members know that we ask for referrals at our initial consultation with our clients. We do this to set the tone and not to pressure (6 comments)
Northern VA Realtors! Great Opportunity for Quick $$$ - 01/23/08 04:10 PM
Hi everyone, I found out some great information last night and I wanted to share it with you! I'm giving my friend Lily Nguyen a plug here. I just found out she helps people find office space in Tysons Corner. These are phenomial rates for office space and we get paid QUICK. The commission for realtor's & broker's is 10%. For the 3rd contract with a term of 6 months or more realtor's/broker's will receive a $500 AMEX gift certificate & for the 6th contract another $500 AMEX bonus plus tickets to a Wizards game. So what are the rates? $700-$1500 a unit. I'm considering renting (3 comments)
New Running List of Free Sites to Post your Listings! - 01/23/08 12:45 PM
Hi guys, I post everywhere...never know where your next buyer is going to come from. Tina, if you have more to add, lets copy and paste each other's blogs to keep a current "master list going." Hope this helps you guys! I've picked up buyers from craigslist, zillow, and trulia last year and I'm sure the extra time I put here helps too. We're all going to have a great '08. http://www.jaidad.com/login.phphttp://www.home-flip.com/http://www.classifiedicon.com/usa_classified/http://www.eadsbyowner.com/http://www.homeportfoliojunction.com/http://gocounty.com/http://www.listingofhomes.com/http://www.freeadlists.com/http://www.subblurbs.com/http://www.buyandsell.com/Defaultbas.aspxhttp://sawitonline.com/http://www.livedeal.com/http://gocounty.com/http://www.listingofhomes.com/http://www.freeadlists.com/ http://www.subblurbs.com/ http://www.home-flip.com/ http://www.virtuallyfree.com/REAL-ESTATE-BIG-LIST.htm I'm always on the hunt for more... I also use zillow, trulia, craigslist, Lycos Real Estate, and Google Base. I also place my listings on Realbird.com. It then submits them to google, craigslist, (26 comments)
Telling Buyers to Rent...Have you done this? - 01/20/08 02:19 PM
Hello everyone. In 2007, I lost 8 buyers to renting. I analyzed their situation and for most who were staying in our area for only a 2 year job assignmet or who was looking to capture huge real estate gains as we did through 2005; I told them my honest opinion and suggest that they rent. As I have mentioned in my other posts, I don't see us having huge appreciation gains for a while and for most in our area, tax benefits of homeownership alone does not justify buying then having to deal with a sale. I will also let you (14 comments)
Investors: Want to sell in this market? - 01/20/08 09:57 AM
So you want to sell in this crazy unstable market and you're not sure if it's better to wait the market out or sell now. Let me give you some insight on some different strategies you can implement NOW and take control of your real estate portfolios. "Regular Sale" Sell it as you regularly would...you may have to bring cash to closing/settlement/close of escrow. "Short Sale" Have you over leveraged yourself? Is your ARM about to adjust? A short sale is when you sell your property for less than you owe, shorting the lender. This process gets more difficult if you have two loans, or if you have PMI. (4 comments)
Let's Pull Out our Crystal Balls... - 01/20/08 01:41 AM
How do you see your market perform for the next few years? Do you think your area (please name) will have appreciation? Remain flat? or Depreciate? And Why do you think that? Here is what I see for the DC Metro Area... Because of the influx of foreclosures, I see it devastating any appreciation we would possibly have. Today's foreclosure SOLD prices are tomorrow's comp prices. And foreclosures have at least 2-3 more years before they'll start dying down. So I actually see our prices dropping through 2009. And I see some low appreciation in 2010. I also believe we will be in (2 comments)
Efficiency. I feel we all could do better at this! Let's share ideas! - 01/19/08 05:12 PM
Why aren't we more efficient? I think personally what prevents me from being more efficient is 1st, always needing to be in control and 2nd, not utilizing technology as I should. Here's what I do for efficiency: - Laptop w/ broadband card - PDA phone to check email - Electronic Fax - Zipforms for forms access - GPS NAV - 2 week schedule and planner - two assistants to handle clerical, marketing, organizing - kodakgallery for picture upload HELP! What do you all do for better time management? What client management program do you use? What tips if any can you share? Thanks in advance. (12 comments)
Speaking of struggling agents...Looking for some in VA - 01/19/08 04:15 PM
I am in search of 1 or 2 more agent to add to my real estate team. My team and I operate out of my office in Arlington VA and we predominately work by referral only, covering as far south as King George County and as far west as Winchester. I am looking for an agent with the desire to make it in this industry and who is not afraid to work long hours (sometimes 70+ hours a week). In return, I can show you the path to making a decent income in this business. Preferably: I am looking for an agent (0 comments)
Short Sales: How to get them through... - 01/19/08 02:01 PM
So you have a past client call you up asking you for advice... they can't handle their mortgage any longer and they've depleted their savings trying to keep up with all the bills. You ask them a series of questions and determine that a short sale would be a good solution. Now what? Most real estate agents know the basics or have gone to a Short Sale class held by their association to learn the basics. We are taught to contact the lender or lenders, get authorization from our clients to talk on their behalf, and list the home for the payoff amount. (3 comments)
Realtor Magazine's 2008 "30 Under 30" - 01/17/08 11:51 PM
I submitted my online application for the 2008 Class of 30 Under 30. My friend Ryan Zook from Long & Foster in Reston made the list on 2007 and he said if I could be unique and capture the attention of the editors, I would have a good shot. Hope they like what they read about me. From the looks of it, the applicants are measured on real estate success, unique marketing ideas, community service, and involvement in your local association. Wish me luck! Here's the link to last year's 30 Under 30: http://www.realtor.org/rmomag.nsf/pages/30under30main?Opendocument (8 comments)
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