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Be Wary of Internet Hoaxes and Scams!

Agent Rising BlogInternet Scams and Hoaxes are Rampant today. There are viruses which come in the form of an e-mail from someone you "may" know, hoaxes which could be chain letters, false virus alerts, and scams asking you to visit a site and confirm your account information in order to receive money.

A common type of scam is a fake e-mail from a bank, or other reputable source asking you to visit a website and enter personal information. Scammers take a lot of time to make these e-mails look professional, and th…

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The Power of Google Drive!

agent rising with googleWhat is Google Drive and how can it make you a better agent? Well, Google Drive is a system to help you organize your paperwork and have it available on the Google Cloud and accessible from any of your devices at any time.

Paperless is the new catchword and Google Drive can help you achieve this. It goes hand in hand with GMail and is very easy to use. When you start your paperwork with a new client, whether it be a buyer or seller, you can open a new folder on your Google Drive with the address…

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How to Up Your Marketing in Real Estate

agent risingReal estate marketing is a continual process. It is not something you do once and wait for the results. It is something you should be continually working on to grow your clientele.

Set up your goals. Where do you see yourself in the near future? Your goals should be specific and reachable in a timely manner.

Define the group of people you would like to work with and set your goals to them.

Find your niche. Set yourself apart from other realtors in a certain area, such as commercial, multi-family, …

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Massachusetts Realtor Continuining Education!

brandyourselfMassachusetts Realtors are required to renew their license every two years from the date of their birthday following obtaining their license.   They are also required to complete 12 Continuing Education units (CEU'S) in that time period.  While two years might seem like a long time to complete your CEU's , many realtors are surprised how quickly it passes and that they are due to renew, but have not completed their CEU's.  While it is good advice to start working on your CEU's right away, you ne…

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Do You Know Your Technology Today?

Agent Rising BlogDo you know the latest technology out there today?  Last week at the Technology Fair at the Greater New Bedford Association of Realtors, Kate MacGregor went over some of the must-have Apps in Real Estate.

Here are some of the Apps which you can download for free to help you practice y0ur real estate quicker and more efficiently.

Docusign is an invaluable app to obtain signatures when clients are far away and when time is of the essence.

Google  Gmail and Google Drive are a great tool to keep you or…

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Real Estate Trends 2014!

hopeislikethesunWhat will 2014 bring in real estate?  That's a popular question.  Real estate recovery still hinges on job growth.  Job and income and wage growth are still slowly coming back and that will hold back real estate recovery.  This is not likely to change quickly.  Cities and towns with low unemployment may see better recovery than those with higher unemployment rates.

Multi-family apartment building will slow down.  There was a  lot of  multi-family building in the past.  That will slow down and the…

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Buying a Home in the Coming Year?

Agent risingAre you thinking of buying a new home in the next year?  Here are some tips to keep you on track.  The year before you buy a new home is a very stressful time. This is a major decision and a life-changing event.

You should be looking into what kind of loan you will be using with your bank or mortgage company and  getting a pre-approval, so you will know what you can afford and what price range you will be looking in.

A lender is always looking for stability, so switching jobs or changing banks can…

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Destination Southcoast Launch Party!

destination southcoast wanderer.inddPlease join us on Tuesday, April 8th from 6-8 PM for our launch party. Beyond Bold Media is launching a new venture called Destination Southcoast that will increase the customers for businesses on the South Coast using hyperlocal and reputation marketing.  We have developed an online presence and marketing tool kit to help local businesses stimulate the kinds of web reviews that customers are  looking for now before making their buying decisions. Using our approach, you can influence your reputa…

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Working with a New Buyer

Agent RisingYou have a new buyer who may or may not be serious about looking for a new houseYou are not sure if they are a "ripe apple" per say.  You'd like to make an appt. to meet with them to discuss this further.  If they are reluctant to take the time to meet with you in person, they may simply be curious about the market and not really ready to buy.  That's okay, you can remain their resource for industry information until they are ready.

When you do meet with a buyer, you have to be ready with a bu…

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Real Estate Photo Tips!

photosandvideosNot everyone is a professional photographer, but here are some tips for taking professional-looking real estate photos. Take a photo of the outside of the house from the front. Keep the house front and center. You can include an attached garage, but try to keep the house the main feature. Make sure you include the whole house, top to bottom. If you are too close, they may be unsure of the actual size of the house. If you are too far away, the house appears tiny and insignificant as opposed to t…

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