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First-time buyers are going straight for the forever homes

First-time buyers are going straight for the forever homes | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
Are First-time Homebuyers Snubbing ‘Starter Homes’ in Favor of Forever Homes?
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Are starter homes a thing of the past?

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4 Questions to Help Agents Break Out

4 Questions to Help Agents Break Out | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
At some point, goodjust isn’t good enough. Real estate brokers who accept the status quo from agents cheat themselves and their teams out of reaching their full potential. When agents take a passive approach (such as relying on social media or e-mail to contact potential buyers) they are not challenged and they sell less.
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An excellent article to help you break away from beliefs that may be holding you back.  Short and to the point.

 

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74% of Households in the US Now Have Significant Equity!

74% of Households in the US Now Have Significant Equity! | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation, while 74% now actually have significant equity (defined as more than 20%)!
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8 Things Real Estate Agents Should Be Doing For Home Sellers

8 Things Real Estate Agents Should Be Doing For Home Sellers | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
Here are 8 things a real estate agent should be doing for home sellers. All home sellers should expect these things from their Realtor.
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Many good things to know about how to get and retain clients.

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The 22 Worst LinkedIn Sins

The 22 Worst LinkedIn Sins | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
Take a look at these LinkedIn profile, connection, and interaction mistakes, and if any ring true for you, resolve to make good today.
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LinkedIn is one of the best networking platforms you can use to grow your business. You should correct these mistakes if you have made them.

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Realtors Reveal: 5 Home Buyers From Hell -- and How You Can Avoid Being One

Realtors Reveal: 5 Home Buyers From Hell -- and How You Can Avoid Being One | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
These five buyers were a total nightmare. Are you guilty of the same home-buying behavior? The post Realtors Reveal: 5 Home Buyers From Hell -- and How You Can Avoid Being One appeared first on Real Estate News and Advice - realtor.com.
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Avoid these types of buyers to save time and stress less.

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Ask a Real Estate Pro: Seller frustrated by junky home next door

Ask a Real Estate Pro: Seller frustrated by junky home next door | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
Seller should keep complaining to city officials about the condition of the home next door
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Advice from a Florida real estate attorney on how to get your neighbor to clean up his act.

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Home Sales and Data | The Energy Collective

Home Sales and Data | The Energy Collective | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
Closing the sale fast, at a high price: that’s the name of the real estate game.
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Be sure to properly promote your "green" listings.

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Why It's Better to Live Near a Target Than a Walmart

Why It's Better to Live Near a Target Than a Walmart | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
The difference between living near a Target vs. a Walmart could be pretty substantial to the value of your home.
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27% increase in value vs. 16%.

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Accountants Reveal How Owning a Home Saves on Taxes

Accountants Reveal How Owning a Home Saves on Taxes | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
Accountants Reveal How Owning a Home Saves on Taxes
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Third party endorsements for buying homes can help motivate your buyers.

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Bought a House

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Bought a House | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it

SWhat can you do to avoid buyer’s remorse—or getting so overwhelmed by the process you stick to rentals 'til retirement?

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Show your value by helping your buyer eliminate these concerns.  This can help with referrals and creating repeat customers.

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Skupit

Skupit | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it

Pocket Listings Can Make a Great Deal Happen. Skupit is working hard to source pocket listings in your area. Pocket listings are homes that are being sold off market.

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Even if you are opposed to one way transactions, listing agents should get to know this website.

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Rethinking Search Parameters: Lifestyle & Commute Dominate Over Size/Price

Rethinking Search Parameters: Lifestyle & Commute Dominate Over Size/Price | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it

Do you currently value homes based solely on bedrooms, baths, and square footage? You – and sites like Realtor.com, Zillow, and Trulia – may want to consider moving to a new neighborhood. Where are we off to in such a hurry?

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Here is a new way to help buyers find the right house.

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What moms look for when buying a house

What moms look for when buying a house | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
Open floor plans, a mud room, and an office so parents can keep tabs on their kids.
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This may help you understand your buyers.

 

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Why Starter Homes Are Disappearing

Why Starter Homes Are Disappearing | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
The traditional American starter home is "disappearing," but not in the way you might think. Renting has a lot to do with it.
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How Virtual Reality Will Revolutionize Multiple Industries

How Virtual Reality Will Revolutionize Multiple Industries | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
A version of this piece first appeared on Medium from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism. Virtual and augmented reality isn't just the new cool thing.
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Wow!  Virtual Reality as a sales tool.  And you could take the gear home and play video games after work.

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Does Your Home Appeal to Overseas Buyers?

Does Your Home Appeal to Overseas Buyers? | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
If you're in the right housing market, make sure you're grabbing the eye of international investors.
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Make yourself an expert in this niche and gain more clients.

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7 Secrets Real Estate Agents Know About Bathroom Renovations

7 Secrets Real Estate Agents Know About Bathroom Renovations | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
Bathrooms are often a top priority for a home renovation, and with good reason. According to Brown Harris Stevens real estate agent Katharine Tuckerman, when it comes time to resell, a "bathroom can make or break a deal." In an older building
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Sometimes you have to help your sellerimprove the house for a quicker higher sale.

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Spring forward: 4 housing market predictions from residential experts

Spring forward: 4 housing market predictions from residential experts | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
Construction industry news, trends and jobs for building professionals who want mobile-friendly content.
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Interesting predictions about housing around the country.

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Learn to build your skills working with foreign buyers | Inman

Learn to build your skills working with foreign buyers | Inman | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
The South Florida real estate market attracts foreign homebuyers from all over the world, and each submarket has unique features of their own. 
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What works in Miami can work in Atlanta, L.A. and other cities.

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House Numerology: Lucky Real Estate Pricing - Real Estate 101 - Trulia Blog

House Numerology: Lucky Real Estate Pricing - Real Estate 101 - Trulia Blog | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
How to price your home for sale? Try house numerology and proven trends to take advantage of lucky numbers when choosing a real estate pricing strategy.
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OK.  This is the strangest tip we have posted.  Select the sales price based on superstition?!

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Blame owners, not builders, for housing crunch

Blame owners, not builders, for housing crunch | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
Trulia study cites gap between mid-and high-priced homes, growth of investor-owned units
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Help your buyers qualify and get around this problem.

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Put Your Housing Cost To Work For You!

Put Your Housing Cost To Work For You! | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
There are many young people debating whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home. As we have said before, mortgage interest rates are still near historic lows and rents continue to rise.
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Here is a good piece to help you prospect renters to make them buyers.

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7 Secrets to Creating Amazing Real Estate Logos

7 Secrets to Creating Amazing Real Estate Logos | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it
Real estate logos must be appropriately designed with perfect colors and fonts that express personality of the company. The logo must send out a message to the
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Developing the right logo can help you promote your company and increase sales.

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Home Prices and Real Estate Market Trends from Realtor.com

Home Prices and Real Estate Market Trends from Realtor.com | Real Estate Sales Tips | Scoop.it

View real estate price trends and market value statistics from Realtor.com

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This is a really cool site.  It allows you to click on a city to get updated information for trends on listings, prices, and more.

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