fbpx

Category: Real Estate

Ways Realtors can Protect Against Cybercrime

Technology has improved real estate transactions in many ways. Not only is the real estate process much smoother than it once was, but it is also more transparent. While this has brought some advantageous changes, it has also exposed realtors and other real estate professionals to cybercrime. While many real estate companies focus on having the best technology in place, they forget to teach workers about the best tactics to avoid ending up victims of cybercrime. The following will outline some t[...]

Powerful Negotiation Strategies for Realtors

  One of the most common questions that realtors receive from both buyers and sellers is why a real estate agent is necessary. One of the reasons why you might want to consider retaining a realtor is to increase your negotiation abilities and decrease the risk that a property transaction will fail. Becoming a master of negotiation through powerful strategies is one of the best ways for a realtor to attract clients. The following will review some of the most powerful but also frequently over[...]

 Common Reasons Why Realtors Lose Clients and How to Respond

  It is a universal truth that some real estate clients are more likely to retain an agent than others. This sometimes occurs because people have heard about how helpful a real estate agent can be or sometimes people have limited time to spend on a real estate transaction. Unfortunately, however, just because a realtor lands a client does not mean that the client will stay.  Every day, realtors lose clients for several different reasons. This article examines some of the most common reason[...]

What Should Realtors do After Closing?

There are all sorts of stories about realtors who have gone above and beyond the basic duties of their positions. Some realtors even help to line up contractors and facilitate necessary repairs. While this might seem like a lot of additional work, treating clients well after closing can result in increased business as well as create lasting relationships. Approximately 64% of sellers who used realtors found the agent through a family member or friend. The following will review some of the additi[...]

Everything You Need to Know About ‘For Sale’ Signs

  The digital age has increased our ease of access various types of data including whether a house is for sale. Despite this, ‘for sale’ signs are still common and many realtors swear by them.  For one reason, placing a for sale sign outside the property can immediately inform passers-by that it is for sale. The question is not whether you should place a ‘for sale’ sign at a property, a better question is whether the sign will result in questions by prospective buyers about the pro[...]

What Realtors Should Tell Clients Early in the Process

It is sad, but true: Every day, real estate transactions fall apart for a number of preventable reasons. By notifying clients of potential risks early on in the buying or selling process, however, it is possible for realtors to greatly decrease the risk of issues arising that can block a real estate transaction from proceeding. The best realtors inform their clients early on in the process about potential problems as well as how they might best be resolved. The following will review some of the [...]

Advice for Realtors When Communicating With Appraisers

  There is a long-standing myth about the real estate industry that realtors should remain silent when appraisers become involved in the process. In reality, there is a risk that an appraiser might say something inappropriate and end up facing undesirable consequence, but realtors should often become involved anyway. This is because appraisers plays a vital role in property transactions.   It is particularly important for both a buyer and seller of property that an appraiser provides a[...]

Reasons Realtors Should Attend a Home Inspection

  The home inspection process plays a vital role in the house closing process. While a positive inspection can help put your mind at ease, an inspection that reveals unanticipated defects can make you think twice about purchasing a property.    Despite the importance of the inspection process, many realtors believe that they do not need to be present for this event. In reality, however, there are a number of reasons why a realtor should attend a home inspection.    This article [...]

Questions Every Realtor Should be Able to Answer

When it comes to real estate investing, the quality of services provided by realtors can vary greatly. There are also conflicting opinions about a realtor’s impact on a person’s real estate investing activities. While some people find a realtor to be an invaluable part of the real estate process, other people view realtors as nothing more than middlemen.  In reality, there are situations in which a good realtor can be invaluable. There are also some situations in which a realtor’s skills [...]

How to Get Your Listings Noticed

  As the real estate market continues to thrive, and as the number of realtors grows, it becomes increasingly challenging to make certain that a property listing sticks out. Without taking the proper steps to make your listing is highly visible, there is a risk that it will quickly be buried by its competitors. The following will review some simple tips that realtors can follow to make sure that properties are noticed and sell as fast as possible. Take Great Photos If you want to make certa[...]