Recent Articles by Whitney Bennett

5 ideas to help find your buyer's dream house on a budget

5 ideas to help find your buyer's dream house on a budget

You just signed on new clients who are looking to purchase a house. They might be first-time buyers or just not be in the best place financially. They get their pre-approval from the mortgage company and -- yikes. It’s going to be a tough one ......
By Whitney Bennett | Monday, October 17, 2016
How to provide value on social media and get a huge return

How to provide value on social media and get a huge return

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re a real estate agent. There’s also a good chance that you know how to sell a home. You’re good at person-to-person interactions, and you can show buyers everything there is to love in...
By Whitney Bennett | Monday, July 18, 2016
5 pro tips to spark major open-house buzz

5 pro tips to spark major open-house buzz

Are open houses a waste of time and resources? Or do they produce buyers for a home? Of course, the answer to these questions lies in the event itself. The success of an open house depends on the planning and execution, as well as your level of creat...
By Whitney Bennett | Monday, March 14, 2016
5 ways to get ahead in the new year

5 ways to get ahead in the new year

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you might be so wrapped up in your to-do list that you can't focus on getting prepared for 2016. Not to worry. Soon the new year will begin, and you'll hopefully have some time to mentally recharge and ...
By Whitney Bennett | Monday, December 21, 2015
8 personalized and creative closing gifts

8 personalized and creative closing gifts

Although summer months are usually moving season, there are plenty of families who want to spend their holidays in a new house. Not to mention according to realtor.com, the highest traffic day for online house shopping is Dec. 28. About 80 percent of...
By Whitney Bennett | Wednesday, December 9, 2015
4 tips to make your listings pop

4 tips to make your listings pop

A listing can make or break the sale of a home. Listing agents understand the importance of listing a home properly and know there is lot of pressure on those two to three sentences used to describe the home ......
By Whitney Bennett | Monday, November 9, 2015
DIY home staging: Tips from the pros

DIY home staging: Tips from the pros

Part interior design and part home marketing, staging a home can cost thousands of dollars with a professional or hours of your time as a real estate agent. Because there are no set rules on what a real estate agent should do when it comes to staging...
By Whitney Bennett | Friday, October 16, 2015
How to explain that recommendations aren’t kickbacks

How to explain that recommendations aren’t kickbacks

When your buyer is closing on a home, you probably give them a list of recommended and trusted professionals whom they can use to purchase title insurance, get a home inspection or choose a home warranty company ......
By Whitney Bennett | Thursday, August 27, 2015
How to find the best home warranty company

How to find the best home warranty company

With hundreds of home warranty companies, though, how can a buyer, seller or real estate agent be sure that the home warranty company they're choosing is the best? We looked to the expert advice of real estate professionals and asked how they chose t...
By Whitney Bennett | Thursday, July 23, 2015
5 out-of-the-box ways to generate leads

5 out-of-the-box ways to generate leads

As a real estate agent, you know how important it is to get leads and market yourself differently. Here are five ways to go above and beyond and creatively generate leads ......
By Whitney Bennett | Monday, June 29, 2015
Teach homebuyers the ins and outs of home warranties

Teach homebuyers the ins and outs of home warranties

A home warranty is like home repair insurance -- so does that mean they won't cover known issues? Clients might be confused about that stipulation of a home warranty in their new contract. Use this article to explain what a known condition is, and wh...
By Whitney Bennett | Tuesday, June 9, 2015
What does a home warranty cover?

What does a home warranty cover?

A home warranty company's primary goal is to make your clients feel secure and protected in their new purchase. It's scary to buy a home and not know the state of the systems and appliances inside. A home warranty can provide that peace of mind and p...
By Whitney Bennett | Monday, June 1, 2015