real estate sales: Egypt Sherrod’s Home Buying Pitfalls to Avoid - 10/19/17 12:58 PM
Super proud to say that Egypt Sherrod is one of eCommissions partners. She recently wrote a blog for us on common mistakes buyers make that was perfect for sharing on Active Rain. Hope you enjoy! 
P.S. Have you seen these/is there any other common mistakes you often see? Love hearing stories from other Realtors® experience!
"Purchasing a house for the first time can be a special experience in a person’s life. But if you aren’t prepared, what could’ve been a great ride, can quickly turn into a home-buying nightmare.
Here are nine pitfalls I recommend you keep in mind as you look to purchase your first … (0 comments)

real estate sales: 6 Sales Tips to Make Fall Your Busiest Season Ever - 09/26/17 09:00 AM
Sales generally tend to slow down as summer comes to a close, but if you keep hustling, you can make deals no matter what the season. Because it follows summer, the most active season for sales, fall does demand a few unique considerations. Here are some ideas for how to keep the wind at your back as the leaves turn red.
Target young parents
The new school year has just started. What does that mean? The start of the next one is just one year away! That’s a great point in time to emphasize to young parents or young couples who are planning … (3 comments)

real estate sales: 7 Habits that get Realtors® in the Million Dollar Commission Club - 09/12/17 10:10 AM
It’s hard enough to get a few people to entrust you with negotiating the purchase or sale of the biggest investment of their lives. But developing the consistency and reach needed to become one of the area’s top real estate agents is not something that most people are able to do. Here are effective tactics we've seen make a difference for Realtors® we work with at eCommission that have made it into the Million Dollar Commission Club. 
Networking constantly
Some agents do well for a few years and then inexplicably stop getting leads. In many cases that’s because they were relying on a … (2 comments)

real estate sales: When to Walk Away From a Deal - 09/05/17 09:47 AM
As a real estate agent, your job is to look after your client’s interests. That means explaining the pros and cons of every potential deal, including offering your own opinion. This is especially important when you believe a client is at risk of making a bad purchase.
Here are some situations when it may be appropriate to strongly advise a client to ditch a deal.
Seller demands an appraisal clause
If the listing agent demands that the buyer commit to the purchase even if the appraisal comes in below the sales price, that’s trouble. A bank will usually only offer a loan to cover … (0 comments)

real estate sales: How to Sell One More House Per Month for the Rest of the Year - 05/10/17 08:52 AM
Maybe you’ve gotten to a decent level of home sales, or maybe you’re still not quite where you want to be. Either way, if you’re a real estate agent, you’re likely hungry for more. It’s not easy giving advice on how to sell more to professionals who commit their careers to selling, but here are a number of things we've seen work for you to consider if you’re trying to up your game just a tad.
Work just a little bit more
If you have a set schedule, expand it by a half hour or hour each day. If working later sounds daunting, then … (0 comments)

real estate sales: 3 Months After TRID: A Snapshot - 02/19/16 12:17 AM
Three months have passed since TRID took effect on October 3, 2015. TRID is an acronym derived from TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure and encompasses a set of rules meant to help borrowers better understand the terms of their home financing. For this reason TRID is sometimes simply referred to as the ‘Know Before You Owe’ rule.
Under the new measure borrowers must now be given the new combined Loan Estimate (LE) with all the charges, fees and line items that come with the loan three days before the closing, and no longer at the closing.
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) surveyed REALTORS® about … (0 comments)

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