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Sometimes Cash Is NOT King! - 05/30/10 04:30 PM
Great info! Via Richard M. Sander (Your Myrtle Beach Real Estate Expert) (Price & Company Realty): In my last post, we discussed how sometimes a foreclosure really isn’t a foreclosure. Today, we’re going to dispel another Myrtle Beach foreclosure myth. This goes against the conventional wisdom of real estate, and it will probably annoy you. Are you sitting down? Here it is: Most investors, especially Myrtle Beach real estate buyers, believe that making a cash offer on a foreclosed property will get them a better deal. I’m here to tell you that this is not true. Here’s why: the bank does not want (0 comments)
Top Ten Tips for Researching a Neighborhood - 05/27/10 10:44 AM
Some great buyer information! Via Kathryn Maguire (Rose and Womble Realty Company): I had the saddest listing appointment of my career this week. I sat down with a homeowner who wanted to sell because they could not stand their neighborhood (I was NOT their agent when they purchased the home). The house was renovated and cute as a button, but the neighborhood was what they could not tolerate. And they just moved into their house in November of last year. I explained her options and how she would have to bring a check to closing as this is not a hardship sale and (2 comments)
Via Dorie Dillard: Canyon Creek & NW Austin Living (Coldwell Banker United): Christine Pearson with the New York Times published an interesting article concerning the revelations they unearthed through a study of data gathered on more than 9,000 managers and workers across the United States. Christine defines incivility as behavior, seemingly inconsequential to the doer, that others perceive as inconsiderate. This morning I witnessed 2 colleagues having breakfast and observed the younger colleague spending most of his time texting and emailing. The older gentleman tried to initialize conversation several times while his colleague rudely made no eye contact and continued directing his (1 comments)
Why Listings Matter…Even in a Buyer’s Market - 05/24/10 08:02 PM
I'm not the only one that's saying this! Via Danae Hordyk (Market Leader, Inc.): As the market slowly improves, most agents are expecting a buyer's market for some time. In times like these, it's easy to forget listings-who wants them if they're going to sit around longer, right? But listings still matter and-as you know-they can help you in a number of ways: Build your brand. You've got that sign in their front yard-and the faster that home gets a sold sign, the more your skills will be sought after by other sellers and buyers. And don't forget that many sellers are going (1 comments)
Via Bart Wilson (Voyager International): Bernice Ross posted a great article on Inman News about tagging your video content. Since so many of us are starting to do video now, the importance of copyrighting your content is important. And visually watermarking or putting text on your Tagging or "watermarking" your home photos is another way to brand your brokerage, too. Adding small white text on the bottoms of your photo can be added in Photoshop if you're "all thumbs" when it comes to doing fancier things like watermarking.
Via Melissa Grant - Real Estate Coordinator Offering Virtual or On - Site Services (Virtual Office Systems): Law of Attraction - What is it ? How does it work ? How is working for you ? Law of Attraction - The phrase Law of Attraction, although used widely by esoteric writers, has a variety of definitions. Turn of the century references conceptualized the law of attraction as relating to physical structure and to how matter develops. A more modern consensus among New Thought thinkers is that the Law of Attraction says people's thoughts (both conscious and unconscious) dictate the reality of their lives, (0 comments)
"People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care!" --Unknown Via Amy Tharrington (Maximum Design & Advertising, Inc.): Establishing a relationship of trust and authenticity in you sales cycle is imperative in the current economic climate. Consumer skepticism and reticence to get off the proverbial fence is fueling migration and immense growing popularity of social media. Social media allows for consumers to seek information and possibly engage in dialog that is relevant to them. The information gleaned from these social experiences is more meaningful and far more (1 comments)
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