You don’t need a new year to decide to break bad habits. Bad habits are behaviors that affect your personal life and wreak havoc on your finances. If you’re a homeowner, your home is your biggest financial asset (most likely). When it comes time to sell, it’s easy to fall into some bad habits that will undoubtedly cost you some of your equity. Let’s break these habits and look at better options to make you more money. Continue reading 7 Bad Habits Sellers Should Break for Bigger Profits
At the end of every episode of PBS’ The Big Comfy Couch, Loonette looked around at her play area and declared, “Who made this big mess?” Then with a sheepish look, she acknowledged her mess-making and invoked the “10-second tidy”. While it might not be possible to get your house ready for a showing in 10 seconds, you can go for a 10-minute tidy with a few easy steps. Continue reading Ready. Set. Show! Prep your house for a showing in just 10 minutes
As an agent, you’re job isn’t done – and you don’t get paid – until the transaction has closed. There are a variety of roadblocks that can prevent a closing. Some you can’t control (buyer loses a job, etc.), and some you can. For a smoother road to closing, ensure that you’re doing these 4 things at the start.
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Staying safe in real estate is a matter of common sense. We know it’s a crazy world out there – but you live in it every day and don’t go around fearful. Why? Because you know how to keep yourself out of what could be a sticky situation. Real estate is no different.
“Use common sense,” says Redefy Denver manger MJ McCarthy. “Common sense trumps all.” The same measures you take in your personal life apply to your real estate life. Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Let’s look at some easy-to-implement preventive measures you should take to stay safe:
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Pam took her clients to see a foreclosure. Sure enough, there was no power or running water. It’s a good thing Pam’s had a flashlight. Somewhere along the tour, one of the clients’ children needed to use the bathroom. Pam had water, toilet paper and hand sanitizer ready. And all of it was handy because she had prepared a showing survival kit.
Pam learned early that what works for the Boy Scouts definitely does for real estate agents: Be Prepared. The busy spring and summer months could have you practically living out of your car showing homes. Your preparation will also impress your clients – because if you thought ahead for coloring books, they’ll know you’ve thought ahead for their transaction needs.
To create your own Agent Showing Survival Kit, here are some essentials to have on hand:
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