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YPN Agent Appears on ‘House Hunters’

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By Lynn Minnick Late this past spring, fellow Connecticut YPNer Carl Lantz had the opportunity to be on HGTV’s popular series House Hunters.  To celebrate the episode, Carl hosted a huge viewing party, and I’m sure he’s added something along the lines of,  “as seen on House Hunters” to his marketing!  I sent him House Hunters Bingo cards as a fun party favor.  It …

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Tips for Buyer’s Agents on Condo Deals

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Condominiums, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Working with Clients 2 Comments

By Scott Newman With the market picking up steam, buyers are out there scooping up homes and they’re counting on you as their agent to help them navigate the treacherous waters of their transaction.  When they are buying a condo, that path can be filled with even more landmines, and you have a whole new realm of elements to account …

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What is Your Real Estate Expertise?

Blog Contributor Classes & Education, Establishing Your Business, Helpful Tools, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing 2 Comments

By Trisha Ocona Francis Being a real estate professional is more than just helping people sell, buy, or rent property, but rather assisting them in achieving their real estate goals. One of the best ways in doing so is by narrowing down your practice of real estate to an area you know extremely well, enjoy doing, and are committed to …

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3 Golden Rules for Dealing with Technology

Blog Contributor Professional Development, Technology & Social Media, Working with Clients 3 Comments

By Scott Newman With new communication and social media technology emerging everyday, it seems all you can do is try and stay on top of it all so you’re not left in the dust and viewed as “out of touch.” However, as we enter this new, super-connected world as real estate professionals, I think we need to make sure we …

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You’re Too Honest: A Recap of My Recent Listing Appointment

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By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz

I met with a very nice couple looking to retire and relocate out of the area, which means selling their home of 20+ years. It had been many, many years since they needed the services of a REALTOR® or learned of the new way things are being done to sell a home, prepare for listing, and …

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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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Help Your Clients With Their Credit Scores: It Could Save Them $253/Month

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By Marc Guzman We all know how important your credit score is when it comes to borrowing money for credit cards, auto loans and home loans.  But how many of us really take the time to educate our clients on the benefits of preparing their credit score before they buy a home? Buying a home can be very exciting and …

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Housing Affordability at All-Time High

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Buyers, Helpful Tools, Sales & Marketing 1 Comment

By Jared James Did you know that cash buyers have made up over 30 percent of the overall buying market for five consecutive months? To give you some context, only two short years ago cash buyers only accounted for about 12 percent of the market. More importantly, do you know how to leverage them to make more money this year? …

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Mental Illness and Your Clients

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By Brooke Wolford I have gone through a recent run of buyers who seem to take an extremely long amount of time to purchase a property. I began to feel pretty frustrated. I understood that this was happening with many buyers outside of my own, but it still seemed to frustrate me. I then found what seemed to be a …

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What’s the Magic Bullet to Create More Transactions this Spring?

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By Jared James Spring is the time when more people will be making a decision about who to use as their REALTOR® than at any other time of the year. So is there a magic bullet to create more transactions in the next couple of months?? Watch the video below and you decide. I look forward to your feedback and …