With the pre-licensing class and the state real estate exam behind them, most newly minted real estate agents believe they are ready for prime time — when nothing could be further from the truth.
Every once in a while, real estate professionals get a sneak peek into how consumers really feel about staging — and agents in general. This happened to me a couple of days ago as I was perusing a former client’s Facebook feed. This person clearly understood the importance of what her agent was telling her, but I can’t say the same for several of her friends.
There is an amazing amount of buzz around millennials. The primary focus in the real estate industry is if and when millennials will purchase real estate. We’ve heard and read that millennials think and act differently than previous generations.
A few weeks ago, I watched a reality show featuring a woman looking for love. Before you move on though, humor me for just a minute and keep reading. I promise you this post will give you some serious food for thought on the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone, evaluating your activities and changing your mindset to grow your real estate business.
Contrary to popular belief, the new Closing Disclosure will remove a lot of the buyer’s anxiety from the home-buying process. Real estate agents and lenders are spreading some gloom and doom about this new document when, in actuality, we simply need to change the way we present information and deadlines to our clients.
It’s not unusual for a middle-aged, midlevel manager to be eased out of their position when it comes time for corporations to have cutbacks. We hear stories of struggle when this vulnerable cohort tries to obtain other employment. In many cases, they are overqualified for the position they are applying for or completely qualified, but the employer is not willing to pay the salary they demand. But why won’t companies pay for someone who is so well-qualified?