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1. Put fresh or silk flowers in principal rooms for a touch of color. 2. Add a new shower curtain, fresh towels, and new guest soaps to every bath. 3. Set out potpourri or fresh baked goods for a homey smell. 4. Set the table with pretty dishes and candles. 5. Buy a fresh doormat with a clever sa...
If you want to stand out from the other agents in your area, you're going to have to make a mark for yourself. Ralph R. Roberts gives some valuable tips on how to brand yourself a superstar Market yourself on paper. Just about all agents have some sort of business card and brochures to hand out....
Myth #1: Prospecting is sales. Prospecting and sales are not the same thing, but they are very correlated. Prospecting is just weeding out the buyers from the looky loos. You want to be able to identify who actually wants to buy a house and who is just curious. Myth #2: Prospecting is a numbers ...
There are some very simple SEO techniques available for you to improve your search engine ranking. Anyone can put together a quick real estate website or blog, but it won’t matter if no one can find it. Using these will not in itself allow you reach the top position for your keyword, but they de...
It’s a numbers game. The more people that you connect with, the more likely you will be able to start a business relationship with. This is true with making connections on your website or blog. But how do you get more people coming to your website or blog? Here are a couple of powerful ways to ge...
Mistake #1 — Pricing Your Property Too High Sure, you know that there is going to be negotiation on the price of the home, but if you start your opening bid too high you’re not even going to get people in to see the house. Mistake #2 — Trying to Sell to “Looky-Loos” You must qualify your buyers a...
The tide is turning in the real estate market and agents can see all the signs of brighter days ahead. The last two years have been tough for agents in most parts of the country, and the ones that have survived are seeing things turning around. In an article from Yahoo: Howard Atkins, chief fina...
More positive news for agents across the country as Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors® said, "Home sales and prices throughout most of the country are poised for improvement in the second half of 2008, and the recovery will vary by market" "There are many rea...
I know that the majority of real estate agents have a website to help promote themselves, but few are using it effectively to attract and retain clients. One of the biggest marketing tools for not only real estate agents, but businesses in every industry, is utilizing a blog. Some agents only us...
MSN posted a great article today called As housing falls, short sales becoming common that goes into the reasons why short sales are becoming so common and how best to manage a short sale transaction. Short sales are becoming more common in today’s market: “Our numbers suggest that 20 percent of...

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