The Secret to Getting Referrals

As realtors, we’re all aware that referrals serve as the bloodline of our business. Life would be much harder without them. But often times, we don’t give much thought and importance on how we can get referrals. Just handing your business card and hoping that someone will eventually refer someone to you is not a very good strategy. We often think that putting our name out there and getting attention is the best way to get people to do business with us. It is tempting to want to broadcast, make more people aware of you, and get attention. But often times, attention does not convert. Attention alone does not make people buy (or give recommendation). Think of how you refer friends to businesse

Why Hire a Realtor When Buying a Home? Here are 7 Reasons

Whether you're selling a home or looking to buy one, the best route to go is to hire a realtor. You might be tempted to think that you can pull a DIY stunt, but here are a few reasons as to why it's best to hire a realtor. 7 Reasons Home Buyers Need a Realtor 1. Negotiations can get tough. When it comes to negotiations, things can get really tough. They're not as easy as you think. Let's cite an example. You really don't like the wall paper or paint color of an area or areas of the home. So you'd think that it's reasonable to ask for a small deduction of let's say $1,000. But the current homeowner thinks that the paint or wall paper is actually beautiful. In fact, she loves it and thinks tha

1 Simple Thing Most Realtors Miss

Moving houses is not an easy feat. There are just so many things to take care of. No matter how much help you have, things can get overwhelming what with the many logistics to arrange and the tiniest details you have to keep in mind. Getting your stuff moved in to your new home is just the first hurdle. There’s still making sure you have internet, hot water, checking to see if your HVAC is working properly, the security system and a lot more. It’s a lot of stress, a lot of time on the phone trying to find people to take care of whatever is needed to be done while at the same time you try go about your normal routine of going to work and or taking care of your family. As a realtor, you could

5 Terms Every Home Buyer Must Know

When you’re planning to buy a home, you should see to it that you learn these 5 important terms, especially if you’re a first-time home buyer. 5 Terms Every Home Buyer Must Know 1. Mortgage Don’t be too surprised if you see a big number. Mortgage is most probably the largest debt you will ever have. So what does it mean? Mortgage is a type of loan that would finance the home you will buy. It’s made up of different elements such as insurance, taxes, payments (both principal and interest) plus the collateral you will use to get the approval for this loan. 2. Property Taxes Just what are property taxes and why do you have to pay for it? Property taxes are actually paid to your community. When y

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