real estate agent: Are You Building Titles or Testimonies? - 05/06/13 08:34 AM
 
Please read this inspiring blog written by my good friend Brad Spink.  Brad is the Team Leader at Keller Williams University City - Charlotte, and I know he is changing lives every day.
 
 
Are You Building Titles or Testimonies?  
06MAY I grew up with the golfer who won the 2009 US Open. His name is Lucas Glover, and we played baseball together as a child. For all those years my father was our coach, as well as a positive male influence for Lucas. Every time I see Lucas the first question out of his mouth is, “How’s your … (3 comments)

real estate agent: I Wasn't The First One She Called But I Was The First Who Answered My Phone - 04/18/13 12:36 PM
WOW! What a GREAT Article and what a valuable lesson to be learned here!  The importance of ANSWERING THE PHONE or at the very least check your voicemail OFTEN and return phone calls VERY PROMPTLY!  But, thankfully this agent was fortunate enough that she ... ANSWERED THE PHONE!! GREAT ADVICE INDEED!
I Wasn't The First One She Called But I Was The First Who Answered My Phone
 It was around 3:30 pm. I was busy taking care of business when my phone rang. It was a long istance number. Oh yuk, probably a telemarketer wanting me to buy the latest and … (3 comments)

real estate agent: "The Price is Right"! - 04/18/13 12:22 PM
How do you know if you've priced a home right?
 
It's a delicate situation for sure!   You do everything you know is right ... get your comps and review them with the sellers and based on that information along with the condition of the home, you come up with a price you both agree upon. Not always so easy, but nonetheless it's how it's done. 
It's not Fool Proof!  An experienced agent usually can nail it pretty good, but there are many variables, the most influential being the seller themselves not wanting to hear the truth. Therefore, there may be … (2 comments)

real estate agent: Who's Buying Now ... These 3 Buyers! - 04/12/13 03:32 AM
Here are three buyer groups to watch ...  

1. Boomerang Buyers. These are buyers who were foreclosed upon or who sold their homes via short sales. After rebuilding credit, they’re ready to buy again. 
2. Gen Y. They’re buying, they’re not buying. They can’t find jobs. Much has been said about this group, but it looks like many of the older Gen Y (born in the early ’80s) are ready to buy.
“The pent-up demand is starting to surface… As soon as we get these folks out of their parents’ basement and into a job … ”
3. Boomers. After losing a … (2 comments)

real estate agent: The Famous Question ... "How's The Market"?" - 03/22/13 02:04 AM
 
 “How’s the Market?” 
One of the best things about being in the real estate business is that people always want to talk to you and the number one questions is always “How’s the market?” Well ... I'm sure much to their surprise ... the answer is "The market has shifted"! Compared to the market in 2004 when anyone that could fog a mirror could buy a house. The market shifted toward the end of 2007, and the real estate business became much more complicated. Mortgages became much tougher to obtain, property values decreased, and distressed properties became a big part of the … (2 comments)

real estate agent: Home Inventory at an All-Time Low! - 03/21/13 02:22 AM
All signs point to a powerful second quarter when it comes to home sales in the Carolinas!
With buyer activity and homes sales on the rise and available inventory at an all time low, it is now truly a "Sellers Market" in many areas  Due to the lowest inventory of homes in history, homes that are well prepared and priced right are selling with multiple offers.  The counties with the highest home sales and lowest inventory of current homes on the market are in areas that are also seeing an increase in job growth but the overall increase of home … (1 comments)

real estate agent: You can pull your own teeth ... but should you??? - 03/08/13 09:13 PM
The same can be true for listing your home yourself vs enlisting the help of an experienced and knowledgeable Real Estate Agent!
With the increase of current home inventory being depleted, it is creating somewhat of a shortage of homes and becoming more of a "Sellers Market". Therefore, if history repeats itself, FSBO's will be on the rise.
The primary reason for the success of a Realtor vs a FSBO is that a qualified realtor knows and understands the dynamics of the market and can more accurately advise and assist home sellers in the pricing and preparation and getting the most for … (1 comments)

real estate agent: GET RID OF THE KIDS & GRANDMA! - 02/25/13 02:01 AM
TIPS & SECRETS ...   Here are a few tips and secrets from Professional Home Stagers that help to not only SELL your home FASTER, but to also BRING TOP DOLLAR!

It's FREE and EASY and PAYS OFF BIG TIME!

The goal is to make your home clean, organized and welcoming so potential buyers can picture themselves living there.
In addition to removing family pictures, it's also important to de-clutter the kitchen and bathroom countertops.
This not only makes the space appear bigger but it also allows the potential new homeowners to see THEMSELVES living there and to … (2 comments)

real estate agent: Pay it Forward! - 02/19/13 10:48 PM
I just LOVE this and it's never a bad idea to "Pay it Forward"! I think it's GREAT to do the extra "little things" because it's those "little things" that really matter the most in the whole grand scheme of things!! Thanks for reminding us!
Sometimes you just need a little way to say "Atta Girl" either to yourself or to someone in your life.  Here are some things that cost almost nothing but may make a huge difference in your and some else's life today:
A new tube of chapstick - your lips will be ready to utter a thank … (2 comments)

 
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