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 Preparing your home to do the sellingKey Points Put your buyer hat on Curb appeal sets expectations Little details can instill fear in buyers A sales pitch just brings up the shields  Before you create a strategy for getting your home sold, it's good to understand the reality of what actually go...
01/16/2018
 McDonald's hamburger or one made by Wolfgang Puck?Key Points Team of experts lowers the cost for agent but not the price to the public Assembly line is great until there's an unexpected problem CPA or H&R Block  Is it better to have an agent who has a team of specialists to help you through the ...
01/15/2018
 But the public gives them five-star reviewsKey Points NAR needs to straighten things out The reviews are awful.  I would never spend a penny with them An employee confirms the shenanigans and is suing  Former Employee SuesI read an article on Inman News this morning about a former employee suing...
01/14/2018
 "It's cathartic. As a creator too, by born nature, I'm not happy unless I'm building something." Ryan FletcherKey Points Forget the money. To me, the value of writing is bringing my ideas to life. Writing is cathartic.   I subscribe to a daily email from Ryan Fletcher.  I really enjoy his stuff ...
01/12/2018
 The new 20% passthrough business income deduction is a new deduction most real estate agents qualify forKey Points Example:  if net profit on Schedule C is $100,000, you get a new $20,000 deduction NAR did a great video with experts who go over it all.  Really worth watching  Before Christmas, I...
01/11/2018
 This video works on a lot of levelsKey Points This is the type of video I aspire to Taps into the emotions I want those experiences and memories too  I'm always looking at what other agents are doing with video to market their listings.   It's amazing what some are doing.This morning I was readi...
01/10/2018
 It all works out for the bestKey Points My buyer saw a vacant  home on Zillow but it had been withdrawn for some reason Listing agent said they finally found the source of the stench and cleaned it up We saw it before they got it back on the market and made a good offer  My Buyer's Review on Zil...
01/09/2018
 The important amount is what you put in your pocketKey Points List price/sales price ratio can be a misleading stat to compare agents with If you tend to list low, your list/sales price ratio will be better Do they use the original list price or the list price when it went under contract?  Some ...
01/08/2018
 Expireds and Withdrawns Make the Stat MeaninglessKey Points Expired and Withdrawns aren't included since the Days on the Market Is unknown Quick sales might be an indication of habitual underpricing of listings I  would focus on net profit  Some agents claim that they sell homes so many days fas...
01/07/2018
 If Dave Ramsey Says So, It Has to Be True. NOT!!!Key Points Many use the NAR stat on FSBO's selling for less FSBO's sell for less because on average they are less expensive homes FSBO's have significantly more mobile homes and rural homes. Collateral Analytics Research did a much more scientific...
01/06/2018
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