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I'm on the board of directors at our broker's office and we recently had a meeting about open houses. Our office usually has between 60 and 70 open houses sat each month. However, last month we only had 37 sat. There were a couple of reasons for this. The first reason is that our broker decided t...
08/10/2008
One of the best (and least expensive) ways to increase your sales and your business is to have a stream of leads coming in through referrals. There are various types of referrals out there. The most common being from friends and family as well as past clients. But if you want to get serious about...
05/03/2008
After two months of planning, the home buyer seminar we hosted is over. The start time was 7:00 pm and we opened the doors at 6:30. At 6:40 the only things in the room were the six guest speakers and a table full of food and drinks. Needless to say, I was very nervous, but I tried not to show it....
01/31/2008
A few months ago I had the idea of putting on a homebuyer seminar. I never did one before so I figured I'd do some research.I was speaking to some other agents in our office as well as posting messages on forums to get some ideas and suggestions. Most of the comments went something like "I did on...
01/06/2008
My team is putting together a "Home Buyer's Seminar" that will take place on January 31st. We lined up a mortgage rep, a home insurance guy, a title company lawyer, a home inspector, and a home warranty rep. They all liked the idea and are ready to go. Of course, we'll have them pitch in some $$ ...
11/29/2007
In a previous article, I talked about how and why you should create listing videos using a $109.00 software program. Well now you can save your money. Just use the free easy to use software mentioned in this article and following the steps in my short tutorial and you'll be creating exeptional r...
11/27/2007
It looks like interest rates are rising again. They are now hovering over 6.5% for 30 year fixed. Most banks or mortgage companies can lock your rate in for a maximum of 60 days. Locking in a rate means that a bank will honor the interest rate they give you for 60 days. If the rates go up during ...
07/26/2007
Recently I worked with an investor who was looking for a property to purchase and rent out. We spent a few months previewing homes looking for one that was just right for his needs. We ended up finding a nice single family home in Bellevue that was priced well but needed some work done. My buyer ...
07/26/2007
I've been working with a particular buyer for well over a year helping to find the "perfect" home for him. I currently have him signed up for my Property Search service so he immediately gets emails as soon as a property hits the market.We would usually go out every couple of months to see a prop...
07/26/2007
The wedding date is picked. The locations are set. The only thing left to do is everything....including looking for the perfect home.But when should you start?Although your wedding day may be many months away, it's not a bad idea to start doing some casual looking as soon as you can. The first st...
07/26/2007
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