As summer approaches and the U.S. real estate market heats up, prospective sellers might be anxious to list and rush to market. Although timing is important, there are several things sellers should check into before putting their home on the market if they hope to sell fast and for top dollar.
Embarking on a new real estate career is an exciting time. New agents are often ready to hit the ground running before the ink is dry on their new license. Many new agents learn the business as the problems fall in their lap or by making mistakes. Here are seven common mistakes you might be making as a new agent.
Hands up: how many of you get distracted by pretty, shiny new tech tools that might suit your business needs, but you never have room in your schedule to roll up your sleeves and spend enough quality time to truly implement them into your business?
"Korean Yang Kyoungjong fought with Japan against the USSR," reads one of the posts, which Hanlon later took down. "He then fought with the USSR against Germany. Then with Germany against the U.S.! Want an agent who fights for you, call me!"
The MLS RoundTable (MLSRT), a think tank whose members include multiple listing services representing about 325,000 agents and brokers nationwide, says that competition in residential real estate "has never been more fierce," according to a new letter submitted to federal regulators.
While some may be concerned about rising mortgage rates, First American Chief Economist Mark Fleming says there's no need for alarm. According to the latest Potential Home Sales Model report, the housing market could handle a 30-year, fixed-mortgage rate of 5 percent.
Inman Connect San Francisco 2018 is almost upon us. Soon 4,000 of the sharpest real estate professionals eager to do business faster, stronger and more profitably will convene in that pursuit. SmartZip, a known leader in the industry embodies all three of those ideals.
This event is perfect for agents, team owners, brokers and staff who would like learn how to move from having a job to owning a business. Learn how to generate the leads, listings and leverage that an agent would need to build a profitable real estate team or business.
The most common complaint clients have about real estate agents is that they don’t follow up. Failure to follow up is like tossing your money into a trash can. How much are you throwing away in your business?
According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Profile of Real Estate Firms, 79 percent of firms comprise a single office, typically with three full-time licensees. This causes many broker/owners to lament their lack of inventory, their relevance in the market and their ability to stay current with technology.
It’s one of my favorite quotes. “Do the thing, have the power. Do not the thing, have not the power.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Let’s focus on the second part of that great quote. I’m sure there’s been a point in your life when you know you should be doing something, but you just don’t do it.