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advice: Looking for advice - 05/18/09 01:34 PM
I hope everyone is doing well in this market, I was wondering if any of you had any ideas one how I can market three of my higher end listings better. Just putting them on MLS and the on web just isn't getting it done and I really need to market them to buyers outside my area.
The first one is a beautiful working cattle ranch on a FM Rd. It is some of the best looking land in southern Hopkins County, 232 acres total with two working water wells. It includes 3 large lakes-ponds and 2 smaller ponds that (5 comments)
It has been awhile since I have been on. Hope everyone is doing well. I was just going to fill everyone in on how the months been treating me so far. I picked up two listings this month and I am working on a third today (so wish me Luck). That's about the extent of the good news.
I have one in escrow right now which I am representing the buyer, a local investor here in the area, paying cash, so you would have thought it was going to be smooth sailing right? Ha ha never going (0 comments)
Today I spent the morning out cold calling and trying to make things happen, Calling FSBO's, knocking on doors and calling past clients and asking for referrals.
One thing I noticed I need improvement on is calling on the FSBO's. How do you get the most out of calling on them? I know you can't expect a listing the first time you call and its all about catching the owners at the right time.
So I just want to hear some past success storys or advice from everyone? (6 comments)
advice: Happy President's Day - 02/16/09 11:06 AM
Good Morning all and happy president's day, I hope you all had a great Valentines Day weekend. Mine was relaxing and great.
Out of curiosity I was wondering how many and if any of your brokers hand out leads and if they do are they any good leads? Also monthly office dues commission Splits and what not. I just wanted to see if it is pretty standard or if there are differences.
Right now I Pay 220 a month in dues and get 60/40 split, no leads.
Get a lender, inspector, appraiser, etc. to sponsor a first-time home buyer seminar. They put up the money and you put it together and you're the Realtor for the Q & A.
Although I think it is a great idea and I have already contacted a lender and they love the idea as well, we are having a little trouble finding a way to market it and get people (2 comments)
advice: Seeking advice - 02/13/09 02:17 PM
Well I have recently found out his is a great way to get advice and opinions from other real estate professionals.
I asked in a prior post if it would be a good idea to look for a 2nd job and if anyone had any ideas on the kind of job I should get.
I have received numerous comments and opinions on that subject and they seem to tell me to do the same thing which to try to get new business spend more time looking for new business and try new things. I would like to thank everyone (8 comments)
With the way everything is with the economy and market I am thinking about getting a part time job to help out my income. I live pretty modestly in a small town rural area in east TX , I mean the only real restaurant we have is a Chili's . So I'm running out of ideas on what I could.
So I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for good a part time job that won't cut to much time into the real estate career. (6 comments)
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