How to Ask the Listing Agent for Repairs Without Sounding Like a Jerk

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

May 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Let’s face it, 2017 is a sellers market and there’s not a lot of bargaining room to ask for major repairs. Many buyers agents are being pressured into skimping out on their client’s repair requests, for fear of losing out on a sale. However, the buyer's agent duty is to negotiate in their client’s favor, while remaining professional. Home buyers are also more likely to experience buyer’s remorse when their new home requires a face lift. Use these negotiation tactics below to remain competitive in this year's seller's market while fighting for your client's best interests. 

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Topics: Practical Advice, Buyer & Seller Insights


Agent Insights - How to Protect Yourself at Open Houses

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

May 23, 2017 9:57:54 AM

In this edition of Agent Insights, Sussie Sutton, a UTR Texas Realtor in Houston shares some quick tips on how to keep safe at open houses.  

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Topics: Agent Insights


Zurple Product Update: Polygon Maps

Posted by Kenneth Palmer

May 23, 2017 5:15:00 AM

As many agents are aware, today’s real estate leads are self-educating online more than they have in the past. While it is important to be found online and in social media, you also want to give your leads self-empowering tools. In order to deliver a lead centric experience, Zurple developed polygon maps to give real estate leads a more user friendly interface. We’ll explore how giving your leads the ability to literally draw in their home searches is not only beneficial to them, but also you as their agent.

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Topics: Zurple Product Updates


A Realtor’s Guide to Partnering Up with a Lender

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

May 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Loan officers are a crucial element in each real estate transaction. Home buyers expect agents to be involved in every step of the process, including loan approval. Agents want to assure their clients are in good hands and that there will be no unexpected delays. According to NAR, 45% of first-time home buyers said the mortgage application and approval process was more difficult than expected. When agents partner up with a trusted lender, they’re more at ease that their client will close a deal feeling satisfied. We've created this list to help you find a trusted lender that will streamline your sales and increase your referall rate. Look for these attributes when partnering up with a lender.

 

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Topics: Practical Advice


How to Deal with Real Estate Clients that Want to Cut Your Commission

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

May 20, 2017 6:00:00 AM

One of the most frustrating things to experience as a real estate agent is a client who believes your commission should be reduced. These clients are almost like FSBOs, because they’re not 100% convinced they need an agent. For most brokerages the commission is split multiple ways amongst the listing agent and broker and the buyer’s agent and broker. Furthermore, a portion of each agent's commission goes directly towards their brokerage or team’s marketing budget or overhead costs. Follow these tips below to work with these types of clients and assure your not wasting your time. 


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Topics: Practical Advice


Friday Freebies: 4 Real Estate Blog Writing Tools 

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

May 19, 2017 9:18:11 AM

Many agents are under the false impression that blogging is a waste of time. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Agents who blog on a consistent basis expand their online presence and potential customer base. The blog sphere is an excellent space for agents to become real estate experts, providing leads with advice on the buying and selling process. Use these 4 free tools to start your first Real Estate blog or get to started on your next article. 

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Topics: Building Your Brand


Motivate Your Leads To Find Their Home On The Market With You

Posted by Kenneth Palmer

May 18, 2017 5:35:00 AM

2017 has been dubbed a seller’s market by many sources. With all that inventory available, the home buying process can seem daunting to many home seekers. Those leads will still need motivation to find their home, and preferably with you. We’ll explore how to motivate your leads into finding their dream home with you through market snapshot emails of your local area.

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Topics: Zurple Product Updates


The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Finding & Converting FSBO Leads

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

May 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It seems like lately, shows such as HGTV’s Flip or Flop have inspired numerous For Sale By Owners (FSBO) to go out on a limb and sell their home on their own. Most agents already know the struggle of converting FSBOs, as each lead already received countless calls each day. Although cold calling FSBOs may be a bit difficult, prospecting through tactful strategies will increase your conversion rate. Contrary to some beliefs, FSBOs are often the warmest of all Real Estate leads. After all, many attributes of FSBOs make them easier to convert than regular seller leads, including their readiness to sell and the difficulties they’re likely encountering. Use this cheat sheet to begin finding and converting leads.

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Topics: lead generation


Agent Insights - Real Estate Zoning Laws Your Client Should Know About

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

May 16, 2017 10:30:00 AM

In today's Agent Insights - Paul Sian - a RE/MAX Incline Realtor® in Cincinnati Ohio shares common real estate zoning laws that may affect your clients.

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Topics: Agent Insights


Use This Real Estate Lead Tool To Close More Deals

Posted by Kenneth Palmer

May 16, 2017 5:03:00 AM

Business is all about starting and maintaining relationships with your real estate leads. One great way to build and maintain trust is to show an active interest in your leads’ preferences. The process of finding your leads ideal neighborhood preferences can be a daunting and time-consuming endeavor. You can save time and increase the likelihood of closing your leads with our latest tool available to agents for free.

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Topics: Practical Advice


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