Home on the Range: How to Sell a Texas Ranch
On: December 18, 2019
When you are living in the longest economic expansion in U.S. history selling by auction can change the game for both sellers and buyers.
Get Ready for a New Year and New Career!
On: December 13, 2019
There are a few things you need to know to get started on the licensing process and start your journey to becoming a stellar real estate salesperson.
How to Handle Bad Reviews
On: December 5, 2019
Now that you understand the problem, you're ready to respond. Make sure you respond to all reviews, both positive and negative, in a positive manner. When responding to bad reviews start by thanking the reviewer for their time and valuable input. Apologize for their poor experience without making excuses (yes, even if their complaint is unreasonable. This shows future customers you are dedicated to keeping your customers happy). Let them know how you plan to address the problem. The response below not only addresses client concerns, but also encourages the client to take the conversation off of a public platform, and shows potential customers your dedication to customer care.
A Home for the Holidays
On: December 4, 2019
Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association all believe homes sales will increase steadily over the next year.
Tips and Tricks to Pass your Real Estate Exam
On: December 4, 2019
Obviously the most important factor in passing the real estate exam is knowing the material. However, don't lose sight of the goal: passing the test! Learning is great but you can't use what you've learned if you don't pass.
A Thriving Brokerage at Your Finger Tips
On: November 21, 2019
Brokers are driven. Of the fastest-growing real estate firms, 82 percent have a clear and focused vision for the company. Like any business in the real estate industry, brokerages must grow ahead of the communities they serve in order to flourish and profit. Growth is change and with change there is always risk. If you have your own brokerage, you’ve accepted the risk already. If risk makes you nervous, think about the larger risk of stagnation. Now that you’ve taken that risk or want to become a leader in your industry, what should you do to grow and prosper? There are plenty of business models out there so choosing one can be rough. A good foundation for exponential growth in the real estate market is only a few steps away.
Colder Temperatures Cool Down the Colorado Real Estate Market
On: November 20, 2019
After a 6 year long hot real estate market, it is to be expected that the market will cool down. The residential and commercial markets in general remain strong and agents are just now seeing properties remain on the market for longer. Coloradans have seen inventory increases and that’s resulted in increased price reductions and concessions. To put it simply, sellers can’t be as aggressive in their pricing strategy because the market is going from one (sometimes even less) homes per buyer to three or four. This increase gives buyers more options to choose from and less competition when putting in offers. After a heavy multiple offer scenario market, a cool down is a good thing.
Alaska Real Estate: It’s Time to Renew!
On: November 7, 2019
This time of year can be stressful enough, completing your continuing education doesn’t have to be! With Real Estate Training Institute, you can stay in and use any internet enabled device to complete your courses.
Michigan Broker Faces Charges for ‘Ponzi-type Scheme’
On: October 28, 2019
Six lawsuits have been filed against Viktor Gjonaj in recent weeks in Oakland and Macomb counties alleging he owes nearly $5 million to a variety of investors and contractors.
Five Easy Steps to Get your Texas Real Estate License
On: October 25, 2019
Texas requires six 30-hour courses to get your real estate salesperson license: Principles of Real Estate I, Principles of Real Estate II, Law of Agency, Law of Contracts, Promulgated Contract Forms, and Real Estate Finance.