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Realtors’ Commonly Asked COVID-19 Questions

Realtors’ Commonly Asked COVID-19 Questions

As we navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us have been placed in situations that we never would have anticipated. While it is a good idea to retain the help of a knowledgeable property law attorney if you are facing a complex situation, it may also help to understand some legal responses to four of the most commonly asked questions that Florida realtors are asking during the pandemic.   What Unique Legal Complications Does COVID-19 Bring to the Real Estate Industry?   In situat[...]

Dispelling Five Misconceptions Your Clients Likely Have About Foreclosure

We are all aware that homes can be sold at various points during the foreclosure process. As a realtor, you might step into the process when a property remains unsold after the foreclosure process is concluded. One big difference is that the bank or financial institution selling the home will ultimately pay you the commission.  Your client, however, will likely have many questions about how exactly the foreclosure process develops. As a result, this article reviews some of the biggest misconcep[...]

Ways Realtors can Stay Busy During Slow Times

One of the universal truths about the real estate market is that it is cyclical. Some times are much more active than others. All realtors experience periods in which things are much less busy than they normally are. One of the ways that you can stand out from the competition is learning how to make the most out of the less hectic time. The following reviews some of the helpful activities that realtors should consider when they have some down time. Foster Your Relationships With Listing Agents O[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

The Truth Behind Common Real Estate Myths

One of the many challenges that realtors face is separating widely spread myths about property transactions from the truth. By buying into myths about property transactions, realtors risk losing money or even not making a sale at all. Below are some of the most common myths about property transactions in Florida.  Myth 1: A Home Seller Sets the Price It is true that home sellers make the final decision concerning the amount that a home will sell for, but there are ultimately a number of factors[...]

Common Mistakes Made by Realtors and How to Avoid Them

  Many real estate agents are committed to helping people navigate property transactions as smoothly as possible. Unfortunately, however, there are a number of mistakes commonly made by real estate agents.  This article reviews some of the pitfalls that real estate agents should be mindful to avoid in order to provide their clients with the best possible service in their real estate transactions. Practice Strong Lead Follow Through To land clients, you need strong leads, which with the rig[...]