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3 Reasons for Extreme Buyer Demand

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By Hazel Emlen

One of the hottest topics nationwide right now is real estate. Some of the big questions people are asking out there are: How is our real estate market doing? Is it a good time to sell? To buy? How are the interest rates? If you were to ask any real estate professional in any part of the …

Moving Scams and How to Avoid Them

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By Anita Clark

Moving scams are real and if you or your clients have ever been victimized, you know how difficult the frustration and struggle is to get your property. While real estate agents are typically not involved in the moving aspect of home relocation, they can provide advice or even provide a list of potential sources to make the …

Case Study: How Real Estate Pros Help Buyers and Sellers Avoid Costly Mistakes

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By Neil Goradia

“OMG! My agent just made $7,000 and all they did was list my property!”

Does this sound familiar?

How often have you felt the need to defend your commission as a real estate agent?

This article is not to beat up on for sale by owners. In fact, there are plenty of times that it works great.

Top Producer Life: 3 Tests to Vet Buyer Clients

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By Jasen Edwards

The fall is traditionally a hectic time of year for the housing market. But this year, when you consider the election, pandemic, and exceptionally low interest rates, “hectic” seems like an understatement. One thing is clear, most agents I speak to are busier than ever. Because of the situation we find ourselves in, agents are putting a …

How to Win the Deal in a Seller’s Market

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By Drew Heasley

Most markets are facing inventory shortages this time of year. There are simply too many buyers and not enough homes for sale. This requires buyer’s agents to get creative and aggressive in order to help their clients get the home they want. There are a lot of ways to get this done while retaining your professionalism.

The …

How to Win Your Buyers’ Dream Home

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By Drew Heasley

If you’re a buyer’s agents in competitive markets like ours here in the suburbs of Philadelphia, then there are a lot of reasons you will need to be extra sharp to win your clients the home of their dreams. But your buyer’s dream home is probably identical to other buyers’ ideal home. The features that draw your …

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Stop Wasting Time With the Wrong Leads

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By Lee Davenport

One hundred and seventy-five houses.

He showed 175 houses to only find out that the would-be buyer was not in a position to purchase for another year. My, my, my!

I hope you have never shown that many houses to a looky-loo—someone who is not prepared to buy for one to five years out, or longer. But …

Building Wealth Through Homeownership

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By John Blom

I’m often asked why I spend as much time as I do volunteering with the state (Washington REALTORS®) and National Association REALTORS®. There are many reasons, but perhaps the greatest is that I truly believe in the importance of  homeownership advocacy at every level. I believe in the value of owning a home, and that this opportunity …

4 Ways to Find Off-Market Deals for Buyers

Blog Contributor Buyers, Commercial & Investment Real Estate, Multiple-Family Properties, Rental Properties, Sales & Marketing, Working with Clients 6 Comments

By James Vasquez

If you’re like most real estate agents, you probably source deals for your clients who are looking for fixer uppers or rental property using only one tool, your local multiple listing service (MLS); ours is San Antonio Board of REALTORS® MLS. When I first got started in real estate seven years ago, I fell into the same …

Educating Clients on HUD

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

Given the large financial requirement of buying a home, it’s often out of reach for a large portion of the U.S. population. The economic recession, which was triggered by the collapse of real estate and mortgage lending markets, further decreased home buying accessibility. A number of lenders have returned to the 20 percent down requirement when purchasing …