During the USHUD review of the reasons some Real Estate pros struggle it was clear that the list is replete with reasons that after stepping back fell into one very larger category. It was also clear through the review that Real Estate pros studied that most Real Estate pros don’t call their leads. Here are just a few reasons to see inside what is in …

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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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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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The easiest listings to get are from people who have to move. People that have to move fall into several different categories. Relocating Found a house they want Financial hardship Vacant homes Vacant Homes are Draining With vacant homes the owner is responsible for the mortgage and the upkeep while the home is not occupied. Nothing deteriorates faster than a vacant home. A pin hole …

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The easiest listings to get are from people who have to move. People that have to move fall into several different categories. Relocating Found a house they want Financial hardship Vacant home Financial Hardship As real estate agents we have all seen some financial hardship at one time or another especially in the last several years. This means that we should be able to relate …

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The easiest listings to get are from people who have to move. People that have to move fall into several different categories. Relocating Found a house they want Financial hardship Vacant homes Finding a House They Want When people start the process of selling a home the first thing they do is to look at other homes to determine if there is anything that they …

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The easiest listings to get are from people who have to move. People that have to move fall into several different categories. Relocating Found a house they want Financial hardship Vacant homes Relocating People who are relocating are in a situation that many times requires that they sell their current home. Paying for two mortgages can strain or drain the savings of the homeowner. This …

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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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If we were planning a trip to the grocery store we would probably have some sort of list of the items we want to buy as well as a rough idea of a budget we planned to spend on food that day. What we would not do is go to the grocery store and just put one of everything in our cart. That would not …

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