The process of buying a new home is stressful, even if you’ve already done it before. Looking at properties, researching areas, processing paperwork, etc., can all take a toll on your schedule and daily life. With all this going on, the last thing you should have to worry about is saving money when it actually comes time to buy the property. Use the following five …

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One thing we can always count on is change, and today we are on the cusp of big events in the world of real estate. Five years from now, the way agents engage with the market will be markedly different than it was five years ago. Consumers are evolving and it is critical that we adapt our strategies to meet and exceed their expectations. To …

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Few brokers have bested the challenge of motivating agents to adopt technology—and with a revolving door of new tools, overcoming that challenge appears a fool’s errand. There are solutions that impart a positive effect on agent adoption outcomes, and they start with one question: Why? It’s not the product, we try to sell the ‘why’, not the ‘what,’ it’s not that you can now do …

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After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales slipped in June but remained near May’s level, which was the highest in over nine years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Modest gains in the Northeast and West were offset by larger declines in the Midwest and South. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, fell 1.8 percent to …

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5 tips to make the most of these market conditions: Get invested. Not with money—with your time. Over and over, the successful agents we see are truly invested in something specific, something they have a passion for. Whether it’s community sports, a church, local schools or politics, these agents have inserted themselves into the equation and are a visible presence in their community. Diversify marketing …

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When most real estate agents see that the lead they just received already owns a home they quickly categorize the lead as a long-term issue and don’t work the lead as well as we may think. As agents we are sometimes looking for short-term answers to long-term problems. The long-term problem gets overlooked as we sometimes find ourselves looking for a quick hit and forgetting …

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It has been understood by the most successful real estate agents that a niche is worth everything while trying to be everything to everyone is a task that few can accomplish. Being a foreclosure specialist is not as hard as we may think and it does not limit the real estate agent to only foreclosures. Identifying one’s self as a foreclosures specialist tells those that …

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Most people when relocating use price as the sole determining factor while there are a lot of other factors that need to be taken into consideration. Location to work Location to schools Location to entertainment As they say location, location, location are the three most important words in real estate. And this is taken into account when pricing a home as well as when someone …

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