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New Agents – How to Hit the Jackpot and Win the Real Estate Listing!

A large percentage of people hire the first real estate agent they come in contact with, but you definitely shouldn’t count on that to jump start your real estate career! If you are a fairly new agent you will go up against some competition for Listings and you can expect that competition to be stiff!  […]

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Gotta Follow Up; Gotta Be Different to Make an Impression

Is too much of a good thing a good thing? Yesterday I got 4 emails from Realtor friends – and sadly, they were all exactly the same.  Even had the same headline.  They were obviously “writing mill” material which held little interest for me, since I was sure no real data relevant to my local […]

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Lawful, but is it ethical?

Every industry has to deal with questions of law and issues of ethics.  Real estate is no different.  After reading a recent Realtor.com article, I found myself wondering, if a buyer can only make one offer at a time in a tight, low inventory environment, is it fair that a seller can wait and hold […]

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The #1 reason YOU should be blogging!

When I opened an ice cream parlor in a popular tourist area that had none, simply hanging a sign out in the front of the building and an “OPEN” sign on the door brought me instant customers who wanted what I had to offer.  Hopscotch gained instant popularity. Wouldn’t it be lovely if selling real […]

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OPEN & FAIR…OR UNFAIR REAL ESTATE PRACTICE?

Part of the accepted process of purchasing real estate has been protecting a seller’s right to obtain the highest and best offer to sell their property. As a buyer, you are informed when competing offers are submitted, but you don’t know what the other offer contains as far as price and terms. One company thinks […]

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Call me crazy; but this really got me thinking!

Contemplating the excessive glut of input online, I was trying to think of ways to rise above the noise and stand out to my target audience.  Have you spent any time thinking about how to do that?  It doesn’t matter what type of business you’re in ( I write content for websites, BTW) the competition […]

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Did they buy real estate or a database?

I’m going totally off topic here, because my topic is and always has been real estate.  Marketing it, selling it, buying it, being in the business of…. But, in a way, this is about real estate.  Internet real estate; virtual real estate I guess you could say. I’m wondering about the continued viability of LinkedIn […]

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Socializing Public Remarks

Think about the first or maybe the second thing an agent hands to a client when they are showing a home?  That MLS sheet.  A nice picture of the house they are standing in front of, a few boxes ticked off about what rooms the home has, what year it was built…the usual. What’s usually […]

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On the first day of the holiday season, my realtor gave to me….

(This was originally written for and posted to Redhead Properties by GhostbloggerMarie in 2014) Getting in the spirit of the season, we offer our own version of this classic carol and dedicate it to all Realtors everywhere this Happy Holiday!  Sing along to the tune of “On the First Day of Christmas” On the first […]

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3 Steps to your best Real Estate Elevator Pitch

Have you ever wished you had a stunningly memorable answer to that network event question “What do you do?” What you’re looking for is referred to as an Elevator Pitch; that 3-5 sentences that goes so far beyond “I’m in real estate” – *yawn* – that it could actually result in success at a network event like […]

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