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As the Technology Integration Specialist for Area Pro Realty I talk daily with agents in our franchises from around the country. In addition to questions about using our technology they ask how the real estate market is doing and what my projections are for the future. My answer is always the same, it's doing great if you focus on the specific needs of buyers and sellers in your area. Once you become an agent with the knowledge buyers and sellers are so desperately seeking you will get excited about the possibilities that abound on every street.
Buyers and Sellers in today's market are not sure how to go about meeting their goals, whether buying or selling a property. An informed agent can provide them with the information they need to make informed decisions. After all, isn't that in our job description?
So if you are experiencing a slow year, turn it around with a comprehensive marketing strategy to get back in the game. That strategy starts with educating yourself about the real estate market in your area and the best approaches for buying selling. Short sales, REO's or convention sellers each require a different approach and information. Compile the market information for each category into an easy to understand package that can be presented to sellers depending on which category they fall into.
In addition to being the technology specialist for Area Pro Realty I'm a licensed real estate broker. Most of my time is spent at corporate helping agents understand technology, but I still take on a couple deals a year so I can stay informed about a dynamic real estate market. A recent listing presentation reinforced what I've stated here, clients are confused about the market and are looking for answers so they can make informed decisions. They are looking to you for help.
I could go on and on about using technology to increase your exposure on the Internet and how to attract more business, but that does little good if you don't have the essential materials to follow through. So get back to the basics, education, marketing and follow through, it will make a difference in how you perceive the real estate market.
Gene Ward Area Pro Realty 425 El Pintado Road, Suite 100 Danville, CA 94526 (925) 890-6278 www.geneward.com
Information and real estate market statistics for Alamo, CA. An inside look into the truth about real estate. How to find the right properties and negotiate the best deals. Real Estate professionals of Area Pro Realty.
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