How to Win a Multiple-Offer Situation for Your Buyers

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By Samantha Jones Multiple offers are the elephant in the room in today’s market. Let’s be honest, it’s a dog eat dog world out there. The majority of real estate markets are moving at supersonic speed. Forget Keeping Up with the Kardashians, we’re striving to keep up with the market. We want to give our buyers an edge over the …

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Working With Your Clients During the Gov’t Shutdown

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Closing, Commitment to Excellence, Working with Clients 3 Comments

By Dave Robison In the midst of the government shutdown, we are still working with our clients to get their deals closed.  Yes, the FHA is still committed to getting loans processed, but other government entities are closed, including the IRS.  Lenders require a 4506-T form, but the IRS is now unable to fulfill requests. So what does this mean? …

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Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Blog Contributor Being a Broker, Business Challenges, Closing, Personal Fulfillment, Sales & Marketing 11 Comments

By Dave Robison Have you ever received a letter after a closing from the other brokerage thanking you for the successful closing?   Have you been bombarded by e-mails stating that XYZ Brokerage has the best broker and systems to help you be successful?  There are literally hundreds of brokerages to choose from, and yet I feel they  say the …

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Being Unattached to the Outcome

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Closing, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Working with Clients 5 Comments

By Dave Robison Ever had a buyer working with more than one agent? Ever had a seller who you spent a ton of time with, gave them your advice, and then they used a discounted service? Ever had a buyer who kept changing their mind or made offers on a lot of properties? I knew an agent who had a …

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The No. 1 Reason Most Real Estate Pros Struggle to Close the Deal

Drew Burks Closing, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Social Media 3 Comments

By Drew Burks What’s in a number? I think we can all agree that not much has changed in the real estate industry over the years; so when social media took the world by storm, it was exciting to see how well it was received by real estate practitioners.  Unfortunately, there is an underlying principle being taught to practitioners and …

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Let the Statistics Do the Talking

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By Kelly Reark This week, I thought I would share some striking real estate statistics from my small local market area.  Gasparilla Island is only a snapshot of what is happening locally, and hopefully what is or will be happening across our state and country. In the first quarter of 2009, only two contracts closed on Gasparilla Island.  The second …

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Does Social Networking Result in More Closings?

Drew Burks Business Challenges, Closing, Polls, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Social Media 24 Comments

By Drew Burks   Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Blogging … I get asked this question all the time: “Can I really close more business using social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and a blog?” The answer is YES! I know that many are skeptical, so I interviewed quite a few REALTORS® to find out what their experience has been over …