Housing in 2018: Where Are Home Values Headed?

Thursday, December 28th, 2017
Brett Murray

Analysts are expecting even higher home prices in 2018 than originally projected, according to new research.

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Today’s Ask the Expert column features Patty McNease, director of Marketing for Homes.com.

Q: How can staging pave the way for a better sell?

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Why You Should Be Working With Renters

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
Brett Murray


Commentary by Mark Mathis 

As a real estate agent, you know a steady stream of leads is the only way to keep your business moving; however, many agents shy away from rental leads because they believe they aren’t worth the time or investment. The only tool that allows you to timestamp the lifecycle of a customer, rental leads can be a great way to increase your client list. The best part about rental leads is that most agents aren’t focusing on them, so it opens a new, untapped market. If you put these tips to the test and find your business thriving, you may have found your niche.

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How to Sell a Vacant Home in the Off-Season

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Brett Murray

By Megan Wild

There's a reason that spring and summer are the major seasons for selling houses. Most people want to move at a time that allows them to be settled by the fall, when kids go back to school and daylight shortens.

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Spring is here, and so is spring home-buying and -selling. Buyers and sellers preparing to take action this season should put those plans into play now—according to Zillow Group’s Report on Consumer Housing Trends, the No. 1 regret for both buyers and sellers is “not starting their home search or prepping their home to sell soon enough.”

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Today’s Ask the Expert column features Adam Long, president of HomeTeam Inspection Service

Q: What are the best ways to prepare a client for a home inspection?

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7 Tips For Choosing A Real Estate Agent

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

By Trulia

Consider the real estate process: there’s time spent researching neighborhoods, searching for homes that match your budget (and your lifestyle), negotiations on price and repairs, the commitment level of making one of the biggest purchases of your life. Does going it alone sound scarier than entering a haunted house at midnight?

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By Tony Mariotti

A real estate agent recently asked whether he should do anything about his competitors following his Facebook business page. He thought it could be prudent to ban or remove them. I understood the reasoning of the question; a competitor might steal his great marketing ideas. But as I thought it through, I honestly couldn’t come up with a single legitimate reason to ban anyone from a Facebook page.

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By the experts at Buffini & Co.

When you work by referral, your relationships drive your business. In order to build lasting relationships with your clients, it’s important to maintain consistent contact with them. How can you do this? Get face-to-face and voice-to-voice with them! However, communication goes beyond a few phone calls and a Pop-By a month; client parties are a fun way to catch up with several of your favorite clients at once, thank them for their business and ask for referrals.

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Millennials… How to Connect

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

You are an agent? Great, until I am looking for something, do not contact me. I don’t have time for your presentations and phone calls. Sending emails will quickly get you permanently moved to the trash bin. Constant calling will get your number blocked. Using LinkedIn for leads will get you deleted on spam charges. But offer value and a personality millennials can relate to on social? Then when the time is right you will be getting an email, a text or maybe if you are lucky…even a call. 

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