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5 Suggestions for Slow Moving Real Estate Listings

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Nov 8, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Oh no! The bears are hibernating. Squirrels are living off their stash of acorns for the winter. People are binge watching shows on Netflix bundled up on the couch. And they are less likely to want to go out and look at homes. So your listing has grown a 5 o’clock shadow waiting for somebody to purchase it. What do you do?
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Topics: Buyer & Seller Insights, Practical Advice


How to Not Lose Clients with Unrealistic Expectations

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Oct 18, 2018 7:50:18 AM

I imagine that a good time could be had if we could sit around the campfire sharing ludicrous stories of real estate clients and their unrealistic expectations. Talking about it can be thereapeatuic...but actually living through it can be some of your most stressful times as a real estate agent.

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Topics: Practical Advice


The Right Way to Help Clients Decide Between Selling & Refinancing

Posted by Emily Murray

Oct 17, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Home ownership comes with substantial monetary commitments. For those who are new home buyers, the expenses can largely add up. The process may be a slightly confusing one for your clients, so helping them decide if they would rather refinance an existing mortgage or sell and move into a new house.

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Topics: Practical Advice


4 Tiny Things That Can Kill a Real Estate Transaction

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Sep 27, 2018 7:30:00 AM

When it comes to real estate, you should expect the unexpected. It's Murphy's Law, not Murphy's Theory afterall. We look at an almost endless list of spontaneous event out of your control that can kill a transaction, and what you can do to prevent it from happening. If you don't see your favorite on this list, then it may appear in a future list!

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Topics: Just for Fun, Practical Advice


Qualities Real Estate Agents Should Look for in a Home Inspector

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Sep 13, 2018 6:57:14 AM

When looking for a home inspector, there are a few key traits to look for. The choice you make can reflect on you. If you end up using an inspector that rubs your clients the wrong way, this puts you in danger of bad online reviews, lack of referrals, and lack of repeat business. While some clients will brush it off, why put them through that? Here are a few qualities to consider when looking for a home inspector.

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Topics: Practical Advice


3 Habits That Cause Real Estate Agents to Fail

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Aug 23, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Part of being successful is developing good habits. The other part is to acknowledge when you have developed bad habits. Here are 3 habits that will lead to your eventual failure that you can change TODAY.

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Topics: Practical Advice


Overcoming the Most Common Real Estate Agent Fears

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Aug 16, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Heights and clowns. These are two things a great number of people are afraid of. The difference between them is one is a fear and one is a phobia. Phobias are irrational. Some people with phobias acknowledge the irrational nature of their avoidance of things like dolphins or balloons. With fears, this a natural responsorial survival mechanism. There are certain fears that are common amongst real estate agents. Today we will dig deeper into some of them, and overcome all of them!

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Topics: Practical Advice


Do You REALLY Need a Real Estate Assisstant?

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Aug 9, 2018 6:49:11 AM

It's that time of year when home sales are at their highest frequency. People have more time to search for homes. Inquiries pile up in your email inbox. It is overwhelming. Should you hire an assistant?

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Topics: Productivity & Apps, Practical Advice


7 Pieces of Advice You Wish You Knew When You Became a Real Estate Agent

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Jul 26, 2018 7:06:23 AM

Ever wish you could go back in  time and tell yourself things to prepare for your future in the real estate industry? Well, that is not something in the realm of possibility. However, we have compiled a list for you to review featuring pieces of advice most agents wish they had when they first start. It might be what you already know, but reviewing them again can strengthen the foundation of your skill set.

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Topics: Lead Generation, Practical Advice


Time Management Tips for Real Estate Agents

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis

Jul 12, 2018 6:30:00 AM

To be truly successful in real estate, or any industry for that matter, you will need to learn the art of balance. If you've studied the concept of time, you know that time is relative to the perceiver. And to some us, it feels like time moves much faster than others. It's safe to assume that some people joined this business because they could work on their own time...but are being overwhelmed by how much time it actually takes.

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Topics: Buyer & Seller Insights, Practical Advice


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