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It’s Time to Get Green for Real Estate Brokers - 06/24/09 12:03 PM
In the process of attaining your Broker's license, gain the knowledge you need to assist clients looking to improve on the energy efficiency of their homes. With green building issues becoming increasingly important to buyers and sellers as well as businesses, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) now offers a Green Designation to help its members meet this growing demand. Real estate professionals who have earned this designation are prepared to provide valuable aide to their clients in the search for environmentally-friendly properties and work to incorporate green principles into their own practice. The NAR's Green Designation indicates knowledge of industry (2 comments)
How to Become a California Real Estate Broker - 06/18/09 11:43 AM
You’ve worked with buyers and sellers, and now you’re ready for a new challenge. Get your California real estate broker license – it’s easier than you think. Here are the general real estate broker license requirements set forth by the California Department of Real Estate: Experience. At least two years of full-time licensed salesperson experience within the last five years. Age. Must be 18 years of age or older Residence. Proof of legal presence in the U.S. Background. Applicants with a criminal history may not be able to obtain a broker license. If you satisfy the general requirements, you’re ready to (0 comments)
Create a Professional Image in Your Real Estate Career - 06/15/09 11:56 AM
Gain an advantage in your real estate career by creating a professional image with a state-of-the-art website. It can't just be any website; you need a website that is going to keep up with the times -- with the tools and features that will keep the user's interest. You've worked hard to get your real estate license. Maintain your career with a site that draws clients in and keeps them coming back. You don't need to know how to design a website to have a great website. There is software available that does the legwork for you. This will ensure that (0 comments)
Succeed With Essential Real Estate Tools - 06/15/09 11:25 AM
It takes dedication and perseverance for real estate agents to experience success in their field. The secret to this success is having the right tools of the trade. This can set them apart from the competition and allow them to present themselves in a professional and effective manner. Many people get their real estate license, but don't take the next step in their career. They fail to equip themselves with the tools that will help them succeed. They've dedicated valuable time and money to become an agent. If they want to progress in their career and experience a high level of (1 comments)
How to Succeed as a Real Estate Agent - 06/05/09 10:11 AM
It seems that everyone has considered a career in real estate at one time or another. If you pursued this career, are you still licensed? Have you achieved the success you wanted? Many people enter this field as a licensed real estate salesperson and expect success to just happen. To have a long-term career, you need to work hard and be proactive. There are some tips you can follow to succeed in your real estate career:
Create a Solid Business Plan - As a real estate salesperson, you are essentially in business for yourself. You might work in a brokerage, (3 comments)
5 Things a Productive Real Estate Agent Avoids - 06/04/09 03:45 PM
From making your own schedule to unlimited earning potential, there are so many advantages to obtaining a real estate license. Yet, with the good comes the challenging. Time is money, especially when you're an entrepreneur looking to turn your next lead into a prosperous sale. In order to maintain your productivity, or even increase it, there are certain red flags the lead-focused real estate salesperson should avoid.
1) Wasting time with a fickle buyer.
Have you shown a potential buyer multiple homes that meet their requirements exactly, yet their still not sure? Or even worse, you're getting the feeling (7 comments)
With today's green-conscious consumers, environmental changes often begin at home. While families still recycle and install compact fluorescent bulbs, there has been an increased shift toward more dramatic, life-changing improvements -- from installing solar PV panels to solar thermal systems (replaces traditional water heaters). Homes that have fewer environmental impacts are on the rise, meaning more career opportunities for home inspectors.
The "green" movement is one of the fastest growing trends in America. With homeowners wanting to save money and make their homes environmentally healthier, home inspectors have a unique opportunity to upgrade their services. By adding "green" to (0 comments)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.