advice for agents: When do you 'freak out'? - 02/10/18 11:47 AM
When do you 'freak out'?
 
If a buyer client must extend time-line to close due to a blip in underwriting, do you behave irrationally? Situations happen in our industry and if you bring drama, be prepared to deal with the ramifications.
 
 
A real estate transaction can be very emotional. We are the professionals who are expected to advise, relaying pertinent information that can affect the end result. The buyer(s) and seller(s) will decide the course to take.
 
 
There is never a good time to cop an attitude when something outside the scope of control happens. Allowing the lender and buyer time to sort things out, is a respectful practice. If all fails, the contract can be canceled.
 
 
Feel free to 'freak out' once the home records or … (14 comments)

advice for agents: Lesson learned: "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." - 06/01/16 07:17 AM
Lesson learned: "Don't put all your eggs in one basket."
 
You know the saying, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket."
 
For real estate agents just starting out, my advice is to avoid tying all systems to a brokerage. Have your own separate web site, email address and contact management system in place. That is the biggest mistake I made when first becoming an agent, through ignorance.
 
Due to a difference of opinion, the owner of the real estate brokerage refused to pay the Web Master for services rendered and she went in and deleted E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. Never to get it back. Along with it went all my contacts, emails and … (20 comments)

advice for agents: One ring-dingy...two ringy dingy...three ringy dingy...four ringy dingy... - 09/25/13 11:32 PM

One ring-dingy...two ringy dingy...three ringy dingy...four ringy dingy...
 
Question: How many calls does it take before you give up or realize the other party may not be interested?
 
 
My Answer: Until I hear it directly from the person on the other end of the line, I will continue to call and leave messages.
 
After making 6 calls, with zero call backs, I finally reached a live person, was able to start a conversation and then was told they really weren't interested. Finally an answer! That could have been settled 5 ringy-dingy's ago with a return phone call.
 
Some replies that I have heard for no … (43 comments)

advice for agents: Effective navigation is the nature of our business. - 09/17/13 11:18 PM
Effective navigation is the nature of our business.
 
 
Just as nature wreaks turbulent storms, our business may be party to such arduous times. It's clear sailing until a transaction goes south, then Bam! a storm ensues! It is then our duty to take the helm calmly, head toward safer waters in an attempt to salvage and continue forward momentum. Our clients expect and deserve no less than effective navigation to achieve their real estate goals.
 
I wish you all fair winds and following seas when the boat gets rocked!
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advice for agents: Being modest has its place but not in real estate! - 09/03/13 11:57 PM
Being modest has its place but not in real estate!

This post was inspired by Barbara Todaro in a post she wrote about self-promotion. She makes perfect sense! In the real estate industry, you are your own publicist. You must advertise and market yourself in a big way, along with achievements, however small to move your business forward. In other words, learn to toot your own horn!
  Get a listing?
    ~ Broadcast it!
  Close a transaction?
    ~ Notify everyone!
  Work in a high volume office?
    ~ Shout it out to the masses!
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advice for agents: Got couth? If not, get some. - 08/26/13 09:53 PM
Got couth? If not, get some.
 
Growing up in rural Georgia back in the day was a simpler time, endless days filled with playing tag and hide-n-seek, picking muscadines off the vine, wiping them off on your shirt before popping them in your mouth. Evenings spent chasing lightning bugs and putting them in a jar so you could extend their magical glow.
 
We were taught manners very young, there were no exceptions made for smart aleck responses or snarly attitudes. Please and Thank You were a main staple and you learned it, durn it! My grandfather said that people lacked couth when they were rude, … (55 comments)

advice for agents: You who? Wish I was as busy as yoo-hoo! - 08/15/13 10:55 PM

You who? Wish I was as busy as yoo-hoo!
We all get busy with deadlines to meet and details of transactions in progress but is that an excuse to let phone calls, text messages and emails go unanswered? Has common courtesy gone by the wayside for your business?
It sure seems that way because I just received a referral opportunity because you were just 'too busy' to get back to those viable buyers. Plans have already been made to meet with them, look at properties that may suit their search criteria and make myself available when necessary. Reaching their real estate goals … (11 comments)

advice for agents: Social Media SOLD my Listing! - 08/11/13 11:16 PM
Social Media SOLD my Listing!

For those who continue to dismiss the power and reach of social media, this is a testimonial that proves people are looking and paying attention. As agents, we market to each other via the MLS, on our web sites and other real estate driven media. Advertising on Facebook is a great selling tool as well and here's why I say this:
Prado & Kramer Real Estate has a page on Facebook that advertises our listings and posts real estate tips and tidbits on a daily basis. Quite likely, the buyer for my listing never would … (61 comments)

advice for agents: Top 5 Reasons to avoid wearing camouflage while showing homes! - 06/19/13 12:50 AM

Top 5 Reasons to avoid wearing camouflage while showing homes!
1. In order to be effective, you must also be seen by those around you.
2. You may startle people when you speak because they are unable to see you.
3. Must stay away from trees because you may 'go missing' while showing properties.
4. Police will pull your car over because they cannot tell if you're behind the wheel.
5. Clients may think you will be deployed before you satisfy their real estate goals.
When hunting, camouflage is your friend but not during working hours unless you work for … (11 comments)

advice for agents: Mama's freaking out 'cause she doesn't like it! - 05/28/13 11:32 PM

Mama's freaking out 'cause she doesn't like it!
Little did the potential buyers and mama know that the seller could hear E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G they said as they perused the property with their agent, offering up their opinions freely! Mama is gifting part of the purchase amount and feels she has the overall say whether they buy the home or not.
The best advice that I can give to buyers: Leave the home and then speak candidly about opinions whether good or bad because they may jeopardize buyer position or worse, negotiating power may be rendered useless. People get excited and emotional … (10 comments)

 
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