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Finding Income in the Downtime

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Working with Clients, YPN Events 4 Comments

By Jessica Hickok Although selling real estate can be a very lucrative career, there can be some downtime when listings are hard to move, ultimately casting a negative cloud over that whole lucrative career thing. That’s where residential property management can swoop in and save the day.  Property managers typically charge a monthly management fee, which is usually a percentage …

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Tips to Help First-Time Home Buyers Succeed

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Sales & Marketing, Working with Clients 1 Comment

By Heather Soldonia Despite the condition of the nation’s real estate market, California still holds some of the strongest property values in the country. Forbes Magazine recently released its annual article of America’s 500 Most Expensive Zip Codes. And it’s actually easier to identify which San Francisco Bay area towns aren’t listed. The median home price in Sunnyvale (#498) was …

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Working With Short Sales: Too Much Junk in the Trunk! Try These Navigation Techniques

Melissa Tracey Business Challenges, Short Sales & Foreclosures, Working with Clients 1 Comment

By Dave Robison A short sale would have you think it’s going to be a quick and short closing. The problem is they all have too much Junk in the Trunk. In a race, their tail end is dragging along the ground, which makes the vehicle go about as slow as my kid in a wagon. Here are two examples …

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Video Challenge: Enter Your Videos on the Home Buyer Tax Credit

Melissa Tracey Professional Development, Working with Clients, YPN News 1 Comment

Submit you video to the challenge: The 2009 REALTOR Party Video Contest challenges REALTORs to make a short, personal video explaining how the Home Buyer Tax Credit has helped their clients buy their first home. The contest runs until Sept. 30. The winning entry will receive a $500 American Express gift card and be shown at the Annual Convention in …

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Poll: How Much Do You Spend on Closing Gifts?

Melissa Tracey Outreach, Polls, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Working with Clients 25 Comments

REALTOR® Magazine online will be featuring an upcoming article about closing gifts, and we want to hear from you! Please answer our two poll questions below and, if you’re interested in sharing your thoughts for the article, send us your comments to our two extra questions below or just share your comments on this blog. <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1806038/” mce_href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1806038/”>How much on …