What Makes You Special?

Agent RisingThere is something unique and special about everyone. Often that is what makes them memorable. In real estate, you want to be memorable. There is a very good chance that the buyer or seller you just closed a successful transaction with won't need your services again in the immediate future. It is important to think about how you can make sure they remember you, whether it is six months later to refer you to a friend, or 6 years later to find them a new home.
The relationship you develop with y…

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What is the Relationship Between a Real Estate Agent and His or Her Broker?

marketingskillsA real estate agent is an independent contractor. Each agent is self employed and responsible for running his or her own real estate business. Some real estate agents seem to believe that they work for the broker. In fact, it is the real estate broker that should be working for the agent, not vice-versa! Agents basically outsource some key business items to their brokerage, such as certain marketing items, administration, escrow, legal and some lead generation. The relationship between and broke…

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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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Realtor Safety Tips!

officeReal Estate is a great career, but there are some sticky situations you might want to avoid to stay safe. Being aware of some safety tips will help you be a better realtor and keep you safe at all times.

Always meet a new client at the office rather than at the property. You will have a disclosure form for them to sign and you will want to get their personal information. This is more professional than signing papers outside on the hood of the car. Then you can make an appointment to see the p…

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Closing Gifts!

DSC_0448_cleanWhat to give for a closing gift for your home buyers?  It's always a challenge.  You'd like to give something thoughtful, but also useful for your clients.  Also, something to help them remember you for future referrals is always nice.

Gift cards are always a good idea for your buyers as well as your sellers.  People are exhausted after moving in, and a gift card to a local restaurant would be a nice gift.  There is also the gift card to a local store to help furnish or update their new home.

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Up your Closing Potential!

thoughtsworldWhat can you do to up your game in 2014 and close on more properties?   There may be things you are overlooking which could help your business tremendously.

What is the message you convey to your clients and colleagues?  It may be hard to hear but having a trusted colleague evaluate your presentation you use with your clients may be worthwhile.  Are you confident and strong when you work with a new client?  You can always improve by practice.  Practice your pitch over and over again until you sou…

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