Posts Tagged ‘sphere of influence’

10 Ideas for Getting Listings NOW

April 1, 2013

10_ways_to_get_listingsAttractive housing for sale inventory is at an all-time low. Some predict that we will actually run out of houses to sell before the builders can construct enough homes to satisfy current demand.

What can you do NOW for your buyers who want to buy in specific areas? What can you do NOW for listings that will sell quickly? Here are some easy, inexpensive, tried-and-true methods for finding homes for your buyers and finding homes to list NOW. (more…)

My Tips for Preparing for 2013

October 15, 2012

An Editorial, the opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the management.

It’s October already! Where did the year go? Although 2012 is and has been a “better” year for real estate practitioners, most are still working very hard to keep that positive trend going.

A couple of things are working in our favor. Inventory is very low, meaning that decent properties will sell.  In much of our market area, properties priced under $200,000 are flying off the shelf after multiple offers. The media is now conveying the message that this is the time to buy. (more…)

Succeed in 2012 by Setting Realistic Expectations

January 9, 2012

When entering the New Year, it’s common to set goals for yourself. In real estate, those goals are translated into more clients, more listings and, most importantly, more closings. Just remember to not go overboard.

Sometimes, I hear agents say that their goal is 50 or even 100 transactions. Even a team of agents would have trouble meeting these numbers, and I hear this from a single real estate agent. If that wasn’t bad enough, they only completed 10 transactions the prior year.

Setting lofty goals is a good practice, but it’s also important to set goals that can be reached. When your ambition is too high, it can begin to look daunting and unattainable, which could end up setting you back.

Here are some realistic goals that will help you get on the right track in 2012: (more…)