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Predicting Real Estate Inventory: It’s All About the Permits

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have been talking about inventory challenges for years. Many markets across the country have experienced severe shortages of inventory caused by reduced new construction building. This has resulted in dramatically increased house prices. Don’t forget that the real estate market is just like the stock market […]

A Day in The Life of a Realtor – Jack of All Trades

The one incredible benefit of being a real estate agent is that you get to set your own schedule.  Imagine the freedom to work when you want and to be able to sleep in when you want.  Sounds good, right?  That is a fantasy that many real estate agents like to believe but in reality, […]

Closing Gifts

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “What is the PERFECT closing gift?” A closing gift represents the desire to express appreciation and gratitude to a client for their business and therefore, there is not an easy, one-size-fits-all answer.  The reason for that is because every client and every situation is so […]

The Most Neglected Client in Real Estate: The Potential Client

One of the most common complaints real estate agents have is that their business feels like a roller coaster and is either “feast or famine”.   Some agents would argue that there is nothing they can do about this… BUT! There absolutely is. There are agents who have discovered the secret to keeping their business steady. […]

Daily Habits of Top-Producing Real Estate Agents

Have you ever wondered why some real estate agents seem to be able to weather any real estate storms and still come out on top?  Regardless of what is happening in the market they seem to always be busy and thriving.  They aren’t experiencing the typical peaks and valleys that most agents go through.  These […]

Unpopular Niche Markets with Incredible Potential

When I first started selling real estate, I sought out the expertise of a high-producing agent. I was itching to learn how he found so many transactions. His answer was simple – he simply found the transactions that no one else wanted OR he uncovered potential in niches that no one else had thought of. […]

Why Do Some Homes Sell Faster Than Others? (What Your Sellers Need to Know!)

We have all experienced selling a home that just seems so popular that almost everyone who sees it wants to buy it.  It may not be the biggest home or the nicest home on the block but it has an appeal that can’t quite be explained.  I have seen many of these types of homes […]

Jump Start for Fall!

Can you believe that we are almost at the end of August and September is right around the corner?  What a great time to reflect back on your year and to celebrate your wins and examine your struggles. With kids going to school and our focus turning away from summer activities, this is a great […]

The Velcro Client: Why You Need Them and How to Get Them

It doesn’t seem like a week goes by without a new model of real estate company popping up threatening to undermine your business. These models are offering creative incentives and discounts to potential sellers and they are making real estate selling look very easy.  Of course, there will always be competition in the real estate […]

The Changing Face of Real Estate: 2017 and Beyond – Part 2

Real estate has been through so many changes over the past 10 years and there are more to come.  If we take a good look at how our population is aging and changing you can easily forecast some changes ahead.  In this two-part series we will look at the top 10 changes and trends the […]

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