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Get Creative with Your Listings

Blog Contributor Helpful Tools, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Sales Tips & Techniques 6 Comments

By Lynn Minnick I’ve been marketing the crazy out of a high-end listing.  (Yes, I’m fairly sure I just made up that expression…but this is about getting creative, right?)  This is easily the hardest I’ve ever worked to sell a listing.  In this market, I went in knowing it would be a challenge, armed with an arsenal of creative ideas …

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5 Tips to Avoid Website Snafus

Blog Contributor Professional Development, Technology & Social Media 5 Comments

By Stefanie Hahn Agents will often ask me to check out their real estate website.  They want to know how it looks, do I like it and are they doing it right?  I love when I get to peek into an agent’s website and get a glimpse of what is important to them.   Many agents opt for a template site …

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Pre-Counseling Lessons From The Trenches

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Helpful Tools, Homeownership Education & Counseling, Mortgage Loan Limits, Working with Clients 2 Comments

By Brian Copeland

Anyone who knows my business knows I pride myself on strong counseling of all my clients prior to any signed documents.  It’s the secret sauce of my business.

This week, I messed up…bad! During the hustle and bustle of NAR Midyear, I had a remote buyer counseling session.  I was so busy that I condensed the normal …

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Tips to Cure Your Short Sale Headaches

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Short Sales & Foreclosures 7 Comments

By Dave Robison Mo Money Mo Problems! Bank of America has got it all. If they can’t even order a payoff, how is the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (HAFA) going to help? Do a short sale with them in 30 days! And a cry for help! If the government gave you $45 billion dollars, what could you do with …

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Cabbage Patch Dolls, 1982 and A Mad Rush

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Sales & Marketing, Short Sales & Foreclosures, Working with Clients 6 Comments

By Brian Copeland In 1982, I faintly remember my mom going to fight at Kmart for the newest batch of Cabbage Patch dolls.  It was a big deal.  They were the hottest toy.  All the little girls (and some boys) wanted one.  It was only a few weeks to Christmas.  It was a recipe for opportunity or disaster.  She could …

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Snatching Bloggable Moments

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Social Media 1 Comment

By Brian Copeland I’m consistently reminded by my peers “you’re online too much,” “you can’t possibly get any work done,” or “you must not have a life to do what all you do.”  Every time, my blood boils inside, and I find myself breathing harder to calm down and smile kindly.  My response is then, “Yeah, I manage,” then I …

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Live From San Diego: New Carpet, New Attitude

Blog Contributor Professional Development, YPN Events 1 Comment

By Brian Copeland, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger As I entered Conference Hall B, the fresh smell of new carpet smacked me right in the face. It was like stepping into a new car…very nice. I have to admit, however, there’s also a new aroma and attitude in the air this year in comparison to last year’s Orlando conference.  A refreshed energy …