home improvement: 5 Things You Should Know (News Roundup - 7/13) - 07/13/18 11:41 AM
1. Why Solar Power Should Be Builders' Next Step In The Real Estate Revolution.
     What you should do: 
         - Speaking of solar power, remember that Homebrella is your clients' one-stop shop for all of
           your local, affordable, trusted service providers.
2. Houston real estate market hits all-time high.
     What you should do: 
        - Regardless of market status, your buyers and sellers need to hear from you. 
3. Real estate agents participate in community service day.
      What you should do:
       - Reconnect with your community in … (2 comments)

home improvement: 5 Things You Should Know (News Roundup - 7/12) - 07/12/18 02:11 PM
1. 13 Tips For Finding The Best Real Estate Agent For Your Housing Needs.
     What you should do: 
         - Make sure you're meeting these standards being disseminated and encouraged. ;-)
2. Should house hunters be told someone was murdered in the home they're about to buy?
     What you should do: 
        - Ensure you're disclosing everything that you're mandated to, as well as what you think your 
          leads and clients deserve and need to know to make responsible, educated decisions.
3. The Problem With Real Estate Agents.
      What … (5 comments)

home improvement: 5 Things You Should Know (News Roundup - 6/27) - 06/27/18 01:18 PM
1. Real Estate Agents Answer: What Makes A Winning Offer?
     What you should do: 
         - Stay connected to your buyers and sellers. Communication is always essential. #Winning.
2. Realtor attacked during open house triggers industry warnings.
     What you should do: 
        - Be safe out there. Check out these 56 Safety Tips when you get a chance, too.
3. Redfin: The 'Everything' Of Real Estate
      What you should do:
       - Be your own version of everything real estate - home improvement, home sales, home buying.
4. Will Technology Replace The Real … (8 comments)

home improvement: 5 Things You Should Know (News Roundup - 6/26) - 06/26/18 12:39 PM
1. Does Hurricane Damage Negatively Impact Your Real Estate Value?
     What you should do: 
         - Ease the burden(s) of grappling with Mother Nature's fury for your homeowners, by providing
           them with the home care, improvement and safeguarding resources they need to keep their
           property (and lives) secure.
2. How a Philly real estate agent threw a family she'd never met a huge virtual housewarming party.
     What you should do: 
        - Let this story inspire you to continue supplying your buyers with everything they need to 

home improvement: 5 Things You Should Know (News Roundup - 6/25) - 06/25/18 12:14 PM
1. 12 Client Relationship Tips That Will Help Your Real Estate Business Flourish.
     What you should do: 
         - See which ones you're missing out on. Oh, and make sure you have a stellar CRM to
           implement and practice the tips shared. ;-)
2. Why high real-estate prices could unify Americans.
     What you should do: 
        - Touch base with folks - anyone planning a move? If so, come to their aid to not only
          help sell their home - but provide the resources they need for … (0 comments)

home improvement: 5 Things You Should Know (News Roundup - 6/20) - 06/20/18 01:26 PM

UPDATED @1:48 PM (PST): 
Home sales decline as number of listings drops.

What you should do:
    - Secure marketing (specifically, an effective CMA tool like SELLER'S CORNER) to ensure
     you gain the listings you deserve - even in the face of declining inventory.
1. Real Estate Leaders Weigh In On Trump Border Separation Policy
       What you should do: 
         - Remain educated. And let your empathy shine.
2. Hot real estate markets to cool in 2020.
       What you should do: 
        - Take note if yours is on the list. And remain a hot resource for … (0 comments)

home improvement: STOP, DROP, and SELL! - 04/12/18 12:40 PM
In honor of "Drop Everything and Read" Day (which is, well, today 4/12) - we're taking a moment to reflect on and underscore what it takes for your leads and clients to literally DROP what they are doing - and not only READ an email, text and/or hard content from you - but GET INSPIRED TO RESPOND to you, based on what you sent them to read.
Make sense?
We've said it time and time again: giving folks relevant, useful info. (like, say, THE VALUE OF THEIR HOME; WHAT THEIR HOME IS WORTH and/or PROPERTIES THAT MATCH THEIR DREAM HOME) is not only immensely appreciated by sellers and buyers, respectively - it … (2 comments)

home improvement: 5 Home Seller Conversation Starters (Infographic) - 01/22/18 02:36 PM

Howdy ActiveRainers,
Happy Monday! I've compiled a list of our best and most engaging scripted content to spark conversations with home sellers.
I realize many of you may associate the word "scripted" with disingenuity and/or something utterly unnecessary. However, you may be surprised at what a quick dialogue refresher might reveal (things you're inadvertently omitting in conversations).
Let us know what you think! :-)


home improvement: Weathering Conversations With Your Future Home Sellers. - 01/09/18 12:10 PM

Dear ActiveRainers,
The weather outside is (still) frightful.
Connect with your homeowners (a.k.a.- your prospective home sellers) and remind them who the "all things real estate" agent (neighborhood pro) really is: YOU.
In related home seller news: we also just launched the most effective home seller lead capture in the business. Let me know if you'd like to check it out sometime. 
Hope your week is going well!

home improvement: Open House. Close Deals. (A Plan Of Action) - 01/03/18 04:32 PM

Howdy ActiveRainers,
How's 2018 treating you? 
Although I remember reading previous posts containing something to the effect of: "I refuse to do Open Houses" or "Gee, I don't really see the point," I've taken the liberty of revamping one of our previous blog posts and turning it into an infographic (which, as you can see, provides some Open House tips and guidelines). 
So, whether you organize and attend them or not - you likely know somebody who does and might find this useful. ;-)
P.S. - click here for full access to the Open House Follow-Up Scripts mentioned in the infographic.

home improvement: Double Your Efforts. Double Your Listings. - 12/19/17 01:01 PM

Hi ActiveRainers,
Quick question - are you employing everything you're professionally equipped with to boost your chances that homeowners will list their home with you, when they're ready?

Seizing the opportunity to initiate conversations and provide what they need, when they need it, will undoubtedly keep you memorable and in their good graces. By reaching out and going the extra mile, you have nothing to lose - only loyal home sellers (and listings) to gain.
Have a wonderful week,

home improvement: Secret To Doubling Chances They'll Sell With You. (Holiday Tip #5) - 12/15/17 02:55 PM
Hi ActiveRainers,
Yes. It's very possible to double your chances a homeowner will list with you down the road.
Simple. Delivering any home care resource they need to feel fulfilled in their home (ex: HVAC, landscaping, roofing, plumbing, flooring, cleaners, etc.) keeps you extra memorable, wouldn't you say? Be an "all things real estate" agent/realtor/broker, and you got this.
Need a conversation starter to get the ball rolling?
Be sure to check out: Let's Double Your Chances They'll Sell With You

home improvement: Home Staging: Make It Or Break It. - 12/12/17 01:40 PM

Hey ActiveRainers,
I decided to open up a topic that's already been extensively covered (yet unyielding in it's importance): essential home staging tips. 
We all know staging can (seriously) make or break a deal - thus, our need to underscore proper advice and empowering guidance.
When you have a quick moment, feel free to check out the infographic I created below. I'd love to hear your feedback and find out if there's anything in particular I missed in terms of preparation and coverage.
Do you agree and/or disagree with any/all of these?
What did I leave out that you find imperative in the process?

home improvement: Give Knowledge. Receive Trust (And Listings). - 11/28/17 02:17 PM
Hey there,
Tim here, how was your Thanksgiving?
Aside from pies, I hope you were able to slice out some rest and recovery time.

Quick question – do you think it’s really better to give than to receive?
Well, I guess it depends on what you’re giving – right?
This #GivingTuesday, ask yourself:
Am I habitually providing (giving) my leads and clients what’s relevant and necessary, in order to gain (receive) what’s important, beneficial, and professionally fulfilling to me?
More of a Listing Agent?
– GIVE sellers home values so they’ll turn to you when they’re ready to list.
– GIVE homeowners (your prospective sellers) home care resources so they’ll keep you on their radar for everything real estate.
– GIVE them a quick phone call explaining why … (0 comments)

home improvement: The Real Estate "High-Five!" - 11/02/17 10:51 AM
Virtual High-Five! :-)
- Tim
This is a side note to see if posting enough words on this blog post will make it worthy of earning points. I don't know why ActiveRain won't provide points to blog posts with infographics that feature extensive, helpful content. Do you understand why? If so, let me know. :-) Okay, that was 58 words. 
P.S. - the word count worked. :-)

home improvement: Homeseller Outreach Challenge. - 09/19/17 02:10 PM
We have written the scripts (as conversation starting points and/or complete navigations).
You have the contacts (hopefully safely stored in your personal CRM).
What we propose:
Call 1-2 homeowners (i.e. – your potential homesellers) each week.
Having in-hand conversation-starters and content to smoothly navigate through phone calls can undoubtedly lessen your anxiety and improve the quality of your relationships.
However, the trick is (obviously) to not come off as “scripted” in your tone and delivery. Be professionally casual and honest. Ad libbing is a nice touch, too! Need someone to “rehearse” with? We’re all ears.

What to have handy:
– Your Homebrella network: essentially … (1 comments)

home improvement: How ‘Bout That Weather? (+6 Signs It’s Time To Sell) - 09/12/17 02:09 PM
Weather across the nation has been rather…volatile (yeah, that’s putting it mildly).
From Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose, to intermittent thunderstorms during a 107°+ heat wave in the local San Francisco Bay Area - weather is a hot (and somewhat terrifying) topic these days, to say the least.
You care about your clients, right?
Then, why not express it more often and at every relevant, honest chance you get (i.e. – in light of these bizarre weather patterns, show some urgent, genuine concern for folks’ well-being as we head into an unpredictable fall/winter season)?
What does that mean and look like?

home improvement: Last Call: Access Your "Homeseller-Care Center" - 08/02/17 12:55 PM
Howdy ActiveRainers,
Tim here, how's your August going so far?

FYI - summer isn't over yet and homeowners may still need access to critical home care resources (that's where Homebrella comes in).

Speaking of home care - how's your "homeseller/buyer care" going?  Are you building and fostering relationships in effective, strong and lasting ways? 
The next free Database Relationship Building (CRM) webinar (LIVE this Thursday, August 3rd at 2:00 pm (PST)- click here to register) will lay out the basics (+ advanced strategies) to ensure your homesellers and homebuyers turn to you for ALL things real estate. 

Are you ready to grab their attention (and a few listings in the process)?


home improvement: List More Homes By Being A Source Of Gratitude & Trust. - 07/19/17 02:39 PM
Tim here, with another quick, empowering, listing-oriented marketing tip.

A study by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that once homebuyers become homeowners, they can expect to spend an extra, whopping $5,000 on home care, renovations, improvements and “surprise costs” (i.e. – issues surrounding plumbing, leaks, roofing, repairs etc.)* (Full story: https://goo.gl/E95CC5)

This is it. Your chance to, once again, deliver the goods, save the day, and secure a listing or more in the process.
Making this transformation of a “house into a home” isn’t easy. So why not help make it as affordable and convenient for folks as possible? It’ll do nothing but boost your chances … (0 comments)

home improvement: Extra listings are just a matter of care (home care, that is). - 05/01/17 03:35 PM
Happy May, 
Tim here, with another listing-oriented tip to kick-off a new month!

Did you know...
"Homeowners are spending nearly 60 percent more on home improvement projects than a year ago, despite a climate of economic and political uncertainty...
The rise in home values has boosted consumer confidence, as well as people’s sense of their own financial well-being. And that sometimes translates to big home improvement projects." *

So, what are you actively doing to capitalize on this trend?

Here’s an idea...
Homebrella lets you deliver the service providers everyone needs to initiate and complete home care projects, while simultaneously increasing the odds … (2 comments)

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