Are You Like Other Home Buyers?
If you're like most homebuyers, you're not taking any chances. You want to own a home, but you've struggled to save for a down-payment. You waited until you were 31 years of age to buy a home, and plan to stay there at least 10 years. You believe that buying a home is a sound investment.
New Homes Sales Training Is Changing How Realtors Show Resales
If Phil Baruch, co-founder of MaxIT Corporation is right, the real estate profession is about to undergo a major change in the way it trains its agents to show resales. Mainly, add a new home showing to the schedule. Why? Mostly because home shoppers are not finding the right property.
The Best Tips For Black Friday Deals
Black Friday didn't get its name because people all dress in dark clothes to shop in an effort to camouflage the six-pound thanksgiving weight gain. (Although, that does make sense.) It's so named because it's traditionally the first day of the year when many retailers first see a profit.
Existing-home sales rise for the second straight monthExisting-home sales jumped 1.1 percent, climbing to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.60 million. In spite of low inventory challenges that have persisted into 2018 and increasing home prices nationwide, it’s the second month in a row during which existing home sales rose, following two straight months of declines....Read More
Connect The ICSF Sessions: Capital ConnectInman is dedicating an entire morning to exploring real estate capital at a bird’s-eye level: It’s called Capital Connect, and you’ll hear from Silicon Valley investors and the up-and-coming (and established) tech companies that are vying for customers and funding....Read More
How to respond when clients ask: ‘Is this a safe neighborhood?’Safety is always at the top of the list for people buying a new home. A recent study from the online listing site Trulia shows that people are even willing to give up a lot in exchange for an added sense of security....Read More
How to make time when there isn’t anyTime management is a myth — no one can “manage” time because we each have the same 24 hours per day. If you’re burned out from working 60 or more hours per week, the secret to regaining control is managing your choices, not your time....Read More
Lesson learned: Who you gonna call?Six years ago, an accomplished TTR Sothebys International Realty agent offered to mentor an on-the-fence wannabe agent who was unhappy and had plateaued in her financial services position....Read More
If it were only about the money, every agent would always be with the lowest cost brokerageIn the second of a series of three articles, I had the opportunity to get the pulse on recruiting from Steve Murray, president and owner of REAL Trends. Murray has co-authored four books on the valuation of residential real estate brokerage firms....Read More
How to win the listing before you arriveHow can you show up right on time for a listing appointment, but be too late? It’s a dilemma facing any agent relying on their presentation alone to win listings. If you’re waiting for the homeowners to open the door so you can make a good first impression and win the listing, you’re already too late....Read More
How to win in the lucrative global real estate marketAs real estate grows more global with the increased transparency and power of the ever-maturing internet, real estate agents have immense opportunities to capture lucrative international, long-distance business to which they didn’t previously have access. This business opportunity is significant....Read More
Fake Trulia rental listing causes Denver family to lose $3,900In April, rents increased month-over-month in 81 percent of the nation's 100 largest metropolitan statistical markets (MSAs), and that number jumps to 89 percent when looking at year-over-year trends. When home and rental prices are all on the rise, it's easy for buyers and renters to be lured into scams with hopes of saving a little extra change -- which is exactly what happened to a Denver family just last week ......Read More