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Type A vs Type B: Buyers versus Browsers - 08/28/09 08:29 AM
Type A: A tendency towards tenseness, impatience, and aggressiveness. Type B: A tendency towards a relaxed manner, patience, and friendliness. Both of these personality types have their merits, and both tendencies exist in all of us to some degree. But when it comes to home buyers, Type As are the ones you want to be working with. Kathi McLean, a real estate superstar who, with her husband, averages more than $40 million per year in volume, says their turning point was when they decided to seek one type of customer over another. "We had spent an inordinate amount of time on (12 comments)
Boost Your Savings Account...Without Even Trying - 08/26/09 08:57 AM
Annual income aside, there's not a person among us who wouldn't welcome the idea of having more money in their savings account. This is the money we use on everything from yearly vacations to family presents. Come holiday time, wouldn't it be nice to have an extra thousand or so dollars at your disposal? Here are a few ideas that can help to make that possible. The best part is you'll hardly feel it!Bring Your Lunch to Work - The average person spends $6 when they buy their lunch yet only $2 when they pack it themselves. That's a potential savings of (2 comments)
Provide Prospects with Finance OptionsMany Real Estate professionals feel that open houses are too time-consuming. Frankly, they are time-consuming. But I can provide assistance as a mortgage professional on hand to field many questions for you regarding financing options.Even in a booming market, homes don't sell themselves. I would like to be an ally for you and assist you at your open house events by providing answers to questions about financing on location. I am prepared to help you roll out the red carpet for your upcoming open houses with the following info-marketing materials: Pre-qualification on the spot Sample financing options for (3 comments)
Tips for Stretching Your Tank In terms of the economy and its effect on our daily lives, there is no hotter topic than the outrageous prices we are seeing at the pumps. The maddening part is as consumers, we have zero control over these inflated costs. To make matters worse, there's always that person who says something like, "You know, Europeans pay a lot more for gas than we do." That's true, but it doesn't make it any easier when we're reaching for our credit cards at the pump. The absolute worst part about high gas prices, however, is the (2 comments)
Remind Them: "Presentation is Everything!"At times the sellers themselves thwart the efforts of the Real Estate Agent. Nothing can be quite as frustrating as trying to pull all the weight when someone else is adding to the burden by being uncooperative!If you have a seller who is not making sure their home is presentable to a potential buyer, remind them that, in a competitive market with more inventory than we've seen in some time, presentation is everything! By eliminating points the potential buyer may find fault with and bringing out the positive amenities, they are more likely to sell the home and (3 comments)
Mortgage Backed Securities...What the Fed's Purchases Mean to You - 08/10/09 07:41 AM
You've probably heard that the Fed is buying up billions of dollars worth of Mortgage-Backed Securities. But how does this really impact home loan rates and your mortgage? Basically, the Fed's actions provide a demand for Mortgage-Backed Securities, which should help keep the ceiling on home loan rates from moving much higher in the foreseeable future. That's good news for home buyers who are looking to purchase a home at a bargain price, as well as those who can benefit from a refinance. However...the Fed's actions do not necessarily mean home loan rates will move significantly lower. It all depends on which Bond coupons (0 comments)
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Donald's Dos and Don'tsIn Donald Trump's 2004 book,Trump: How to Get Rich, he dedicates an entire section to the secrets of negotiation. I think you'll be amazed to know how much the dealings of a multi-billionaire relate to business at any level.Here are some of the tips he shares for successful negotiation:Consider What the Other Side Wants.If you remain too focused on what you want, you'll miss which concessions you can make that might satisfy the other side.Be Reasonable and Flexible.Unless you are never going to be negotiating again, it will hurt you in the long run if you show (3 comments)
If you've seen the news lately, you know concerns about inflation are increasing.But what does it really mean to you? The fact is, inflation is a very serious issue, and it will likely be on the rise as 2009 proceeds...and along with it, home loan rates will rise too.To help you learn more about this important topic, I have included a link to a short video, featuring the nation's foremost mortgage industry expert. In this video, you'll learn how inflation impacts interest rates and what the outlook is for down the road.Because home loan rates will be on the rise, if you or (1 comments)
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