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Customer Service is Key when working with agents - 05/23/08 10:51 AM
When dealing with customers all agents know that customer service is the key to success in any client-driven industries. However, many agents do not apply that when it comes to working with other agents. I know that we are in competition with each other for that elusive sale, but do Realtors have to treat other agents with disdain and disrespect? The answer to that question is no! I had a property that was listed and it was falling out of escrow, due to loan issues, and when I asked for cancellation instructions I got the run around with no calls back (23 comments)
Finding your niche - 05/22/08 10:25 AM
Many Realtors are having a hard time. In my area it is not uncommon for a Realtor not to have sold a house for the entire year. Many Realtors have not adapted to the change in environment and have abandoned the industry altogether. However it does not have to be that way. All you have to do is find your niche. By figuring out what to specialize in and perfecting it, you will provide your customers the best option available for that market, whether it be short sales, REO, etc. The question is, how do you find your niche and refine (17 comments)
Get the highest price on a property in a Buyer's Market - 05/16/08 09:55 AM
In the current buyer's market that many Realtors across the country are facing, homes prices are falling very fast. A home that sold for $350,000 two years ago is now selling for about half that in Modesto at roughly $200,000. So what techniques can you use to make your property stand out to where you can maximize profit for the homeowner and yourself, without pricing it too high as where all the other agents in the area won't show your property. The ways to do this is very simple, but it is not greedy. For example, pricing a property $100K above (6 comments)
Now is the time to be in Real Estate!!!! - 05/12/08 04:13 PM
Many people feel that this is the worst market in decades and that many Realtors are dropping like flies. How can I say that this is a good time to be in Real Estate? The answer to that is two-fold. First, although sales are off, now is an excellent time to create business relationships with people, such as networking and touching base with your sphere of influence. With the bottom at the end of the tunnel and some light appearing just ahead, it would be good to have customers for when they feel the market has turned. Next, now is the (13 comments)
Have we hit the Bottom? - 05/06/08 09:48 AM
In my part of the country, many professionals are speculating that we are a year or so off on hitting the bottom. Every time it seems that things are starting to get better, another wave of foreclosures hit the market extending the inventory from 11 months to 15 or more. In Stockton, national figures assume that 1 in 30 homes are bank owned. That is just under 4 times the national average. There were almost 1000 homes put up for auction last month in Modesto, alone. With almost every home being listed in some state of foreclosure or being a short (8 comments)
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