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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A flurry of financial obstacles and lifestyle choices are stalling the journey to homeownership for many young adults, but becoming a homeowner is currently more feasible in some less expensive metro areas with steady job growth and lower qualifying incomes needed to buy, according to new research.The study analyzed employment gains, population trends, income levels and housing conditions in the largest 100 metropolitan statistical areas …

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Following recent speculations that the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates in June, a weak May job report moved in to dash the chances. The likelihood of a rate hike shrunk down to a measly 4 percent, and experts are saying even the possibility of a hike in July is now slim, due to the bleak job report.Only 38,000 jobs were created in May, a …

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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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According the Harvard Business review a whopping 27% of all real estate leads are never followed up with. This is a staggering figure as real estate agents and loan officers are constantly searching for new and improved methods of generating more business. It is strange that in an industry that is only services. Real estate agents don’t build houses, we don’t provide heating and cooling …

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You’ve spent months and months helping your client look for their dream home. Finally, the papers are signed and the keys in their hand. Your job is complete—so what happens next? It’s easy to become consumed by the next buyer or seller, however, it’s equally important to maintain relationships with former clients. After all, a happy client will likely use your service again and is …

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As we close out a summer marked by rising home prices and limited supply, we’re conditioned to expect the inevitable end-of-season slowdown. But the change of season doesn’t mean activity drops off completely – in fact, fall’s arrival presents opportunities for homebuyers, in part due to a “back-to-school mentality,” according to a survey by ERA Real Estate. If you’re a prospective homebuyer, tap into that …

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When you work by referral, your relationships drive your business. In order to build lasting relationships with your clients, it’s important to maintain consistent contact with them. How can you do this? Get face-to-face and voice-to-voice with them! However, communication goes beyond a few phone calls and a Pop-By a month; client parties are a fun way to catch up with several of your favorite …

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Your business operates in a culture where almost 90 percent of consumers start their home search online. Social media is prevalent, and your consumers are sophisticated; they expect an immediate response to their online inquiries. Completely understanding how your online branding affects your business is critical to your future success. Unlike the national portals, most real estate brokerages started out as brick and mortar companies. …

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