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1. What are challenges when working with a relocation client?
When they have a house to sell in another state.
Researching to find the best Realtor to fit their needs where they live to get the house sold fast.
Clients that will need to work on their credit scores to qualify for a loan.
Clients that do not have computers or are not Internet savvy.
Special needs or handicap access properties.
2. How can working with a Realtor make the process easier?
Relocation specialist what does that mean? Extra training? What kind? What kind of tools?
Realtors are a "specialist" because they spend their time reviewing, touring and selling homes. Why wouldn't you want the advice of someone that does this work for a living? Its hard work and we are licensed to do this.
A "relocation specialist" is a Realtor that is a residential troubleshooter paired with complete knowledge of the area the client is moving to plus ability to connect all the components for a smooth transition to a new home.
Extra training comes from experience with each new client. They all are different.
Sure...there are some formal cookie cutter classes but you have to think outside the box, be quick on your feet and be creative depending on what the client will require.
I train everyday by researching on www.Activerian.com. That's where the best of the best in the real estate business (over 144,206 professionals) train others with amazing ideas and specialized knowledge of their area of expertise. It's better than any class I have ever attended and the technology they teach to work with clients is cutting edge. It's like I never leave class!
Some tools I use:
My unique one of a kind Central Kentucky email newsletter I created over 5 years ago called, "I Love Kentucky News!" It is emailed to my personal clients and subscribers each Thursday. It's full of links to new listings, what has sold in the past week, local events, homeowner and home seller tips, and more. It changes each week. Clients can even search past issues archived on line if they want to go back to find something they read about.
One of the best search new engine websites available in the USA called www.servingthelexingtonarea.com. I just launched this simplified website for Lizette Realty that gives the client all the tools to see new homes fresh on the market.
Clients can create their own listing alerts that will arrive in their email daily or weekly, save listings to view again or tour, use Google maps to see a 360 view of a house(even a street view!) and connect with me there immediately(a text lets me know on my phone).
My Lizette Realty website is www.lizette.usthat is full of reports, useful links and all the inside information to make the relocation a smooth one. It might be the one stop website to connect to all my other blogs, newsletter and social media.
www.localism.comThe world's most complete neighborpedia is a place I contribute to constantly with reviews, posts and photography. Clients can research local areas and read stories about the community and neighborhood they are interested in.
3. How has the Internet made it easier for you?
The Internet is EVERYTHING! My real estate brokerage of Lizette Realty revolves around the computer. Clients these days do most of their own research before connecting with me. They know what they want more information on and what they want to tour in many cases. It weeds out many homes that we won't have to see.
I use Skype to call clients and agents then also teleconference through my computer, all faxing I do is through www.fax.com and incoming faxes are sent to my email, social media like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin connect me for referrals and new information.
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.