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April 20, 2016

Be kind to everyone

It cannot be stated enough how truly small the real estate world is. For example, a few weeks ago, we interviewed an agent who decided that our office wasn’t the right fit for all of us involved, this being a totally fine and completely understandable […]
April 20, 2016

Content Marketing

When we have the opportunity to reach out to a client or when we have an opportunity to put out some marketing, we want to make sure that we have an understanding of the importance that rests upon having good content. Good content marketing. Ask […]
April 20, 2016

Not Retail

When was the last time you had a friend that worked at Verizon Wireless who went to Facebook and bragged about selling a hundred phones in the past month? Or who mentioned to everyone how many lines of service they had previously activated? It just […]
April 20, 2016

Goal vs. Task

Sometimes we can gain immense clarity just by defining a few terms. Let’s take a look at “goals” and “tasks”. Task: (noun) a definite piece of work assigned to, falling to, or expected of a person; duty. Goal: (noun) the result or achievement toward which […]
April 20, 2016

Sleep On It

We live in a society of instant gratification. Hurry, hurry, hurry! Nothing can happen fast enough. You know how it feels when you have to sit in the drive through for one extra minute to get your cup of coffee… you start to get antsy, […]
April 20, 2016

The Importance Of Lead Flow

Never underestimate the power and the importance of a steady lead flow. I simply cannot stress this principle enough. It does not matter how many deals you have in your pipeline right now, nor does it matter how many listings you have in your portfolio […]
April 20, 2016

Never Show Only One House

I am going to share with you the Golden Rule of real estate: Never show just one house to one person. Ms. Buyer: “Hey, Evan, I’d like to go see a house, but I really only want to look at 62 Main Street. I saw […]
April 20, 2016

Paying Good Money For A Bad Product

Have you ever spent too much money on a nice pair of shoes only to wear them once and realize they are excruciatingly painful to wear? I once spent $150 on a pair of shoes and found out once I wore them that they terribly […]
April 20, 2016

We All Want To Close

Navigating the negotiation process of buying or selling a home can be nerve-wracking. When going through the negotiations one can tend to let their anxieties get the best of them and may start worrying that the buyer or maybe even the seller is going to […]
April 20, 2016

Truth about flipping real estate?

Would You Like to Make Money Flipping Real Estate? Many beginning real estate investors get started by flipping real estate to make quick cash. If you would like to make more money by investing in real estate, you need to know a few essentials. What […]
April 20, 2016

What defines a successful day in real estate?

The word “success” has become such a buzzword. Everyone wants it, it’s what we all aspire to become in our individual field of choice. The real question is HOW to become successful. I believe that a path to the ever-elusive Land of Success can be […]
April 20, 2016

Branding Matters

Hot on the heels of Super Bowl 50, you know what’s on my mind? Was it the Broncos’ defense? Was it Miller’s domination of the game forcing the fumbles that turned into touchdowns? Was it knowing that this was maybe Peyton Manning’ last game, last […]
April 18, 2016

Real Estate Value

What is real estate value? It isn’t what you have into your house. It isn’t what you feel it is worth. It is what the market will pay. How do you figure out what the market will pay? For single family homes, the best way […]
April 16, 2016

Why So Much Paperwork?

Why is there so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today? It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application […]
April 11, 2016

Another Home Sold

Looking around on the Internet, Facebook, and other social networking sites, I seem to stumble across my peers and my colleagues whether by their advertisements or posts where the real estate agents boast, “Another home sold by ABC Real Estate!” It’s as though they are […]
April 10, 2016

Top Ten Tips For Home Buyers

  More than seven million American homes are sold every year. If you want to become a homeowner, there are 10 tips you should know:   About You Pay your bills on time. This makes you a lower credit risk and, therefore, a better candidate […]
April 10, 2016

Homeowner’s Insurance

  If you need a loan to buy your home, you will be required to purchase homeowner’s, or hazard, insurance. The reason is simple, lenders want to know that you are protecting their investment from harm. Even without the mortgage requirement, you should carry homeowner’s […]
March 25, 2016

Why Would a Lender Do a Short Sale?

There are many ways to lose a home but signing away ownership in a manner that destroys credit, embarrasses the family and strips an owner of dignity is one of the hardest. For owners who can no longer afford to keep mortgage payments current, there […]
March 24, 2016

Earnest Money – What You Need To Know

  You include earnest money with an offer on a house to show the seller that the you are serious about purchasing the house. It becomes part of the down payment if the offer is accepted, is returned if the offer is rejected, or is […]
March 18, 2016

What’s the Truth About Flipping Real Estate?

  Would You Like to Make Money Flipping Real Estate? Many beginning real estate investors get started by flipping real estate to make quick cash. If you would like to make more money by investing in real estate, you need to know a few essentials. […]
March 13, 2016

Tips for Single Homebuyers

  In the last few years, homes have became increasingly owned by single homeowners. Many single people are realizing that there are many benefits to owning a home that aren’t just for married couples. Single homebuyers face unique challenges in buying. They have to compete […]
March 12, 2016

5 Changes to Consider Before Swapping Zip Codes

  Before moving to that community next door, are you aware of all the changes that come with that new zip code? Prepare now by looking into these 5 details to help you make an informed decision:   New Laws of the Land Local governments, […]
March 4, 2016

9 Home Repairs You Need to Know About Before You Buy

  If you have ever purchased a home, you know that saving for that down payment is tedious. After budgeting and making financial sacrifices, the last thing any new homeowner wants to worry about is expensive home repairs. But unless you are prepared to ask […]
February 28, 2016

Warranty Deed vs. Quit Claim Deed

  When you’re in the process of selling (or purchasing) a house, you will most likely, encounter several kinds of documents: all with different names and with different uses and functions. Two of the most misunderstood documents are the warranty deed and the quit claim […]
February 26, 2016

Understanding REO Properties

  If you are getting involved with real estate you may have heard the term REO without really knowing what it refers to and how it could play a part in your current or future investments. REO is actually just an acronym that stands for […]
February 24, 2016

Buying: Knowing The Area

  One of the most important aspects of any home that you move into is, without a doubt; the area. Homes may look fantastic online, but there is always the possibility that the area this fantastic home is in may be less than desirable. Before […]
February 24, 2016

Ten Tips To Successfully Market Your Home

There is a lot more to putting your home up for sale than placing a sign on the front lawn. Selling your home quickly and getting the best price possible requires marketing your property and using the services of an experienced agent. Here are some […]
February 20, 2016

7 Tips For Moving With Pets

  If the process of moving to a new home is stressful for you, imagine what it must be like for your pets. Follow these tips to make your move safer and less stressful for you and your furry friends.   Switching Vets? Consider a […]
February 15, 2016

“Needs Work”

  I am confident that during the course of a home or property search that at some point or another a potential buyer has stumbled across the term “needs work” within a property description. Or how about in conversation asking one friend who might also […]
February 7, 2016

Gift Money For Home Purchase

  Purchasing a home in today’s economy can be a bit tricky; in particular, the securing of an adequate down payment which typically runs from 10% to 20% of the price of the home. This could seem to be a daunting task of saving up […]
February 4, 2016

Tips On Buying A Home After Bankruptcy

  Experienced bankruptcy lately? You may wonder if you will still be able to get a home loan. You may also be wondering if buying home after bankruptcy is a good idea for you. While bankruptcy can make your mortgage loan approval difficult, it is […]
February 2, 2016

Have a Think About It

  Patience can be defined as quiet steady perseverance; even-tempered care. It’s becoming a lost virtue in our instant gratification society. Sometimes we need a simple study in patience. Definitely something we can all work on. Here’s a tip: Not everything needs to be done […]
February 2, 2016

Don’t Let Emotions Ruin Your Purchase or Sale of A Home

  Buying and selling real estate undisputedly has an emotional element. If you let emotions run you, there is a very good chance everything will fall apart. One of the biggest stumbling blocks in the sale of a home is the emotional reactions of the […]
January 29, 2016

Is An Old Home for You? The Pros

  If you prefer a home that is unique and has character, you probably are giving some thought to buying an older home. Before buying, it’s a good idea to carefully evaluate the pros and cons of owning the home. In this article, we cover […]
January 29, 2016

Understanding Cape Cod Architecture

  Americans have always loved a good Cape Cod home. In 1938 when Life magazine asked families to choose their ideal place to live, the Cape Cod design was among those few selected, even when compared to an original modern home by renowned architect Frank […]
January 28, 2016

Is An Old Home for You? The Cons

  So you think you might like to buy an old home? Perhaps even something old enough to be historic? It’s a good idea to carefully evaluate the pros and cons before you decide. There are plenty of both. Will the pros be valuable enough […]
December 23, 2015

6 Reasons Why You Should Buy Real Estate in December

  December and New Year’s Day give you the perfect occasion to buy real estate. Not only can you pick up a bargain property from a motivated seller, you can save on your purchase expenses.   Home shoppers put off looking for a home because […]
January 12, 2015

Thinking about FSBO