- By Andrew Smith
If you want a quick house sale, you will find that the traditional method of selling through an estate agent is not without its drawbacks. You risk the possibility of the property chain breaking down or the buyer of your house pulling out at the last minute. Read..
- By Claire
Preparing a property for the market is never an easy feat. As an agent you are expected to perform a multitude of tasks - from the initial scouting for business, marketing, sales, and a fantastic level of service until the prospect is finally ready to take you on board. Read..
- By T J Madigan
Whether you are buying a home or selling a home, you are most likely going to need the services of a real estate agent. Most people have seen movies and heard horror stories about pushy real estate agents that try to get you to buy a home you arent interested in or list your home for a price well above what its worth. The last thing you want is for the real estate agent you work with to be anything like the stereotypes. Read..
- By Ki Gray
Some people choose to use a real estate agent and some people choose to go it alone. One thing I have noticed over the years is that a number of seasoned investors looking in a new city will seek out a good agent while novice investors will frequently go it alone. I have even had a number of successful real estate agents seek out my help when they are moving to our city. Why do some of these seasoned investors choose to work with an agent? Below is a list of 7 benefits of using an agent. Read..
- By Madison Lockwood
There is no question that the advent of the internet as an ecommerce hosting tool has transformed the real estate industry. The internet is a particularly well qualified platform for real estate presentation. Today's large real estate websites will sort available properties by area and then present them with a combination of written information, photos and often video segments. Nationwide firms such as Coldwell Banker operate sites that act as national listing services. Read..
- By Tom Levine
Real Estate Agents play an essential, critical role in the process of buying and selling a home. You just simply cannot afford to work with an agent that does not exhibit top-scale professional values. We’re talking about your primary investment, and the happiness of you and your loved ones. Read..
- By Dirk Zeller
The journey to a successful life should be enjoyed. True success comes from accomplishing the activities daily that will lead you to your ultimate goals in life. Failing or neglecting to accomplish the daily disciplines will lead you down the path of lost opportunities and lost income. If the penalty for not accomplishing your daily activities or disciplines was implemented or assessed today, we would look at neglecting them differently. Read..
- By Joe Lane
The number of consumers that go online each year to research at least a portion of a new home search is steadily growing year after year. As the internet gains an even bigger foothold in the United States, its use is likely to steadily grow and accomplish much of that growth in unexpected areas. One of those areas has been the selling of property online. Read..
Buying or selling a home can be especially difficult when dealing with an incompetent or disloyal
real estate agent. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not out to knock real estate agents.
I’m the first to admit that many real estate agents are excellent and worth their weight in gold.
However, most real estate agents fall into one of three categories: good, average or poor. Read..
- By Peter Bohush
Many homeowners decide to put their homes on the market in January and February. These are actually good selling months. Buyers who shop during the winter are serious about buying, and there may be less competition.
However, most sellers don’t know how to choose the right agent among the crop of good, great and not-so-great. Some choose an agent because he or she will drop their commission, or promises to list your home at the highest price. Those are not good reasons.
Here are four tips for interviewing and choosing an agent that meets your specific needs. Read..
- By Steve Gillman
It may seem that if you become a real estate agent you can make a lot of money with little risk, just by selling other people's property for them. This is almost true. You also can get the inside scoop on possibly profitable investments. The part that isn't entirely true, is the low-risk part. It can be a tough business to start out in, especially if you don't know many people. It takes money and time (and time is money as well, right?). Read..
- By Al Kernek
One of the biggest concerns for Realtors who publish their own email newsletter is determining the type of content that will gain interest from their readership. After all, real estate agents who engage in this endeavor want prospective buyers and sellers to open their newsletter and thus be reminded that the agent is their local real estate expert. Ideally, readers should find the content so interesting that they will even forward the newsletter to their friends or relatives who might be prospective clients as well. This "viral marketing" often leads to a profitable source of income for agents. Read..
- By Pedro Rodriguez
For sale by owner v Real Estate Agent
by Pedro Rodriguez
In some countries “for sale by owner" is quite common. In others the idea of selling a property in this way is perceived to be difficult, tedious and the general attitude is that selling a property should best be done through an agent.
I don’t advocate that selling your home yourself is the only way to find a buyer for your property. On the other hand, I know from many years of personal experience in this market that listing your property with an agent does not mean you will sell your property any quicker, easier or at a better price. Read..
- By Leanne Hoagland-Smith
With over 2 million real estate agents according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), becoming a successful real estate agent takes more than just a license and a knowledge of current laws and regulations.The first year drop out range estimated to be from 40% to 80% demonstrates that many real estate agents are not as successful as they could be and research suggests that 90% give up after 3 years. The following 7 tips may help you avoid becoming one of these statistics. Read..