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By Belinda Spillman, Your Real Estate Resource For Life!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate LLC)
How Do You Show Homes in Single Digit Temperatures? The weather in Colorado is frightful. Our expected high temperature today is 10 degrees with a low of MINUS 10. This is really cold! With snow on the ground and frigid temperatures, this means showing homes can be very treacher...
My marketing plan for next year will include searching for tracts of raw land for our developers and finished lots for our small custom builders. My focus in 2013 has been directed to single family resale homes, but we will be in need of more subdivisions in 2014. Searching for and find...
By Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing
Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia Here is one of the most common questions we get from luxury real estate marketing professionals: How can I focus on selling luxury homes without alienating my clients is other price ranges? One answer is to create separate brands for the two components of your real ...
We’ve all experienced periods of apathy in the real estate business. The end of the year is prime time for this lack of interest. We’re tired. We’re mentally exhausted from a full year of beating the pavement! We all need a break, but some of us are too worried about the future month...
Did you ever Talk to the Client you Referred to Me? Referrals are a recognition of good marketing and sound business practices, whether from former clients or from our online presence. I have been fortunate that I have gotten several referrals recently and almost all have been well qualified. The...
Letter to a Discouraged Buyer A gentleman I’ve been working with for over a year has finally decided to call it quits. He started with a fiery vision, to slowly build real estate wealth, to start with something small and grow it into something big and leveraged. He was being advised by a sea...
By Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home and commercial Inspections.
(Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections)
Commercial inspections in Carlsbad New Mexico. Desert Sun Inspections. There is usually five inspections minimum for a commercial inspection. 1. A site inspection and grading of the site. 2. Underground utilities and foundations. 3. Concrete foundations and slabs. Building erection. Site prep for...
It’s surprising to me to learn of how many seasoned agents have not tapped into new construction for additional income. "Broker/owners" are the ideal candidates to list new subdivisions. Broker/owners have the advantage of having a sales staff, most of whom are very anxious to make a buck!...
Don’t you love it when you describe the state of the market to explain the reason for a price adjustment and the homeowner/builder responds with “I understand completely and I’m staying at this price, but I’m flexible!!!” Are you kidding me?? A listing agent cannot express tha...
By Mary Stewart, Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas
(HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone)
Just Too Busy ~ I Guess or So It Seems One of the biggest questions I have always had is why don't people either answer your questions or return your phone calls, or just have someone else return the phone call if you are "too busy or do not want to be bothered". Unprofessional is t...
By Ginny Lacey Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
(Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate)
I Enjoy Being a Real Estate Personal Shopper Have you ever used a personal shopper in a department store? If the shopper is good and does the drill of understanding your way of life, clothing needs, budget and time constraints they can provide a fabulous service for you. I never had the exper...
By Christian Penner, Christian Penner - Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
When a Palm Beach County first-time home buyer begins hunting for the prize that has to serve both as a satisfactory home base and a solid investment, most feel a mixture of excitement (a home is a landmark achievement!) and maybe just a touch of apprehension. Like any expense you’ve never enc...
By Denise Lones, CSP, MIRM, CDEI - Real Estate Coaching & Branding
(The Lones Group, Inc.)
2014 Business Planning: Increasing Your Referral Base At the end of the year most agents look at the business and how they did throughout the year to learn from their successes and failures and make their adjustments for the year to come. When doing this, agents tend to focus on their total prod...
So far in the Lead Series, we’ve talked about generating leads via multiple outlets (including Craigslist), nurturing your leads to a shorter sales cycle,how to care for long-term leads and the importance of staying human online. Now we want to further examine a trickier aspect of online ...
By Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors, Century 21 Bradley.
(Century 21 Bradley (260)704-0843)
Amanda and I are both full time Realtors here in the Fort Wayne area. We do not draw a salary from our company, Century 21 Bradley. We are both straight commission. That means a few different things. 1. We don't collect a paycheck until we close a deal. 2. Our income can fluctuate at time...
By Vanessa Saunders MBA MIMC CIPS CDPE, From Manhattan to the Catskills of New York
(Global Property Systems Real Estate)
This just in from Alfred M Fazio, Esq. Manhattan MLS Legal Counsel. I thought I'd share with you to clarify the term Sellers Concession and the implications thereof. THE PROBLEM WITH SELLER'S CONCESSIONS- ATTORNEYS' REQUIREMENT TO DISCLOSE On November 13, 2013 the NYS Bar Association issued Opini...
Time Blocking for a Six Figure Business In a recent webinar, ActiveRain hosted real estate agent Drew Johnson. Having built up a business that routinely does over 300 transactions every year (many more than that in some years) Drew understands that in order to run your business, instead of letti...
Search current inventory of Waterfront Condos for Sale in West Seattle Listing Details Waterfront Condo For Sale in Seattle 123 Main Street, Seattle WA, 98109Price: $685,000MLS number: 429864Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 1.5Square Footage: 2700 Call John Agent at 206-555-7600 to see if this property is s...
By Richie Alan Naggar Author PEARLS SERIES of books, on LIFE and LOVE plus Real Estate too!
(People first then business! Ran Right Realty Riverside, Ca)
I think back to my youthful years where I had the ability to absorb and then respond as necessary to changes, growth and life in general almost instantly. When it came to having a laundry list, which is daily things to be done, I would just put down a word or two and that would jog me into the da...
By Christian Penner, Christian Penner - Mortgage Banker - 561-373-0987
(The Christian Penner Mortgage Team)
Follow Me On: YOU Magazine: Allow Your Ideas to Take Shape in 2014 December 2013 Yellen Supports Stimulus Efforts Likely Incoming Fed Chief Says Economy Still Needs Boost In mid-November, Janet Yellen, President Obama's choice to replace Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke, indi...