Is testing the market a good idea?

Is testing the market a good idea?

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Selling a house isn’t exactly like selling any other piece of property; there’s no reference book on how much a home should cost because home value depends on so many different factors that vary widely from residence to residence. For this reason, when many...

Should You Host A Real Estate Seminar To Generate Leads?

Should You Host A Real Estate Seminar To Generate Leads?

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When seeking new and different lead-generation strategies, you’ve probably come across the recommendation to host a real estate seminar for potential clients. It’s a common way for real estate agents to get their names and brands out into the community, meet...

Should You Support Charities As A Real Estate Agent?

Should You Support Charities As A Real Estate Agent?

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There are two schools of thought when it comes to real estate agents publicly supporting charities. One school holds that this is a solid business strategy — it can help differentiate agents in crowded markets especially, and many clients like to feel good about...

15 Signs It’s Time To Hire A Real Estate Assistant

15 Signs It’s Time To Hire A Real Estate Assistant

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You may know that more productive, successful real estate agents have assistants to help them manage the minutiae of the business — but how do you know if you’re there, yet? The question of when to hire an assistant can be a daunting one for many agents, and...

13 Tips For Explaining Real Estate Commissions To A Client

13 Tips For Explaining Real Estate Commissions To A Client

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Buyers and sellers are becoming more and more educated about real estate transactions, but they also don’t know what they don’t know. As a result, agents have to answer more and more questions from buyers and sellers about their commission rates.

Buying A House With Bad Credit

Buying A House With Bad Credit

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Some people are under the mistaken impression that you must have good (or even great) credit in order to buy a house. That’s truly not the case — there are plenty of opportunities for people with poor credit to start on the journey toward homeownership and...

Is Buying A House Worth It If You’re Single?

Is Buying A House Worth It If You’re Single?

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When you were growing up, there were probably certain milestones that you imagined you would reach in your adult life that would be momentous and important. Falling in love and getting married are on that list of milestones for most people, as is the dream of one day...

Client Red Flags: How You Know The Seller Will Be A Nightmare

Client Red Flags: How You Know The Seller Will Be A Nightmare

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When your job is heavily tilted toward customer service, you know that you have to deal with all kinds of people -- and you aren't going to like all of them. That's just part of life! But there's a difference between having a slight personality clash with a client or...

Everything You Need To Know About Selling A House With Tenants

Everything You Need To Know About Selling A House With Tenants

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It's stressful being a landlord at the best of times, but when the time comes for you to sell your investment property and move on, the stress can feel palpable. You've probably spent time getting to know your tenants and have built a relationship with them, and most...