Heads or Tails? Making Sense of a Shifting Market

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By Samantha Jones

It’s no secret most of our markets rival the uncertainty of a roller coaster ride at an amusement park these days. Buyers expect to pay less; sellers don’t want to drop their prices. Pristine homes that should seemingly sell in hours, sit on the market stalled. Deals falling apart multiple times for the same client.

You feel …

New Year’s Inspirations

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By Samantha Jones

The old adage, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” rings true more than ever at the beginning of a new year. Sure, 2019 means a theoretical blank slate and chance to improve every facet of our lives. Yet, sometimes we set ourselves up to fail with those lofty goals. I’m all for continuing to strive for excellence, …

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Guiding Clients Through Multiple Offers (And Every Real Estate Deal)

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By Samantha Jones

When I began this blog series in the fall, multiple offer situations were rampant. They were the norm at most price points. Yet, such as the real estate market goes, its a constant ebb and flow. As 2019 rapidly approaches, multiples are becoming less and less common.

If I had a dollar, or maybe $20, for every …

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5 Tips to Help Sellers Navigate Multiple Offers

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By Samantha Jones

Autumn is all about embracing change, such as the falling temperatures, pumpkin-spice everything, and shifting markets.

While inventory levels fluctuate around the country, it’s still common to receive multiple offers on listings in many areas. Serving as a trusted resource with proper advice for your sellers is just as important heading towards the holidays than ever.

On …

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 …

Caveat Emptor: Lessons Learned from Tax Season

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By Samantha Jones Every year, Uncle Sam comes calling like clockwork in the spring. In the midst of our crazy spring market no less, and then comes the sticker shock. The inevitable cringing at how much I spent to run my business last year. At the end of the day, we are small business owners after all. It does take …

It Takes More Than Irish Luck to Close a Real Estate Deal

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By Samantha Jones

Four-leaf clovers. The Blarney Stone. Horseshoes. Lucky rabbit’s feet. The recent St. Patrick’s Day holiday has me thinking about the luck of the Irish and good luck charms.

But luck isn’t necessarily going to help you close a deal.

In real estate, you’re bound to hit your fair share of hurdles. Obstacles and objections pop up along …