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8 Signs You're Ready to Open Your Own Real Estate Brokerage

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

Jun 12, 2017 7:37:54 AM

Starting your own real estate brokerage is scary, risky, and potentially expensive. However, the rewards of owning your own business can easily outweigh these drawbacks. This list of pros and cons is designed to give you an idea of whether or not you’re ready to open your own brokerage. 

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How Realtors Can Perfect their First Impression

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

Jun 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Every time we meet a new person, we predict the outcome of our relationship with that person. It may seem daunting that people are judging us from the moment we meet them, but it’s human nature. As a real estate agent, you should be meeting people so frequently that first introductions are your forte. Consider these tips to freshen up your introduction, while still keeping your classic charm.

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Zurple Product Spotlight: Sold Home Notifications

Posted by Kenneth Palmer

Jun 8, 2017 9:20:10 AM

The sellers market that we find ourselves in has caused homeowners to feel empowered. The reason for this is as house prices continue to rise, potential sellers are rapidly becoming aware of the fact that they can get more for their home than they could before. With these motivated potential clients it becomes imperative to become the resource that assures them maximum profit.

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Here’s The Market Analysis Solution Your Real Estate Leads Have Been Looking For

Posted by Kenneth Palmer

Jun 6, 2017 5:15:00 AM

Since it’s inception, people have utilized online comparison shopping to get the best deal on many different items. Recently, there has been an uptick for market valuation reports for everything from cars to homes. Real estate leads in particular find this useful to ensure that they are getting the best deal for their home and will look for those that can deliver that analysis.

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Zurple Product Spotlight: Suggested Tasks

Posted by Kenneth Palmer

Jun 1, 2017 5:32:00 AM

Today’s real estate agents face more more challenges than they have in the past. Between the abundance of new agents springing up all over the country and leads that expect more from you, it truly is a challenging time. Through these challenges comes opportunity. Zurple’s latest feature, Suggested Tasks, is designed to help agents in a world of challenges. We’ll explore this efficiency tool and how it can help you save time and help grow your pipeline.

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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


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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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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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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How To Show Up In Your Leads Local Property Search

Posted by Kenneth Palmer

May 11, 2017 5:05:00 AM

According to a study conducted by NAR , 90% of home buyers search online during the decision making process. The same study also found that over the last 4 years, real estate focused searches had increased an impressive 253%. Among those happened to be sold home searches. Specifically, leads had searched for what homes were selling for in their neighborhood and their potential new neighborhood. So as leads are searching for listing prices, how can you show up in their search? We’ll explore that ahead.
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