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Make An OfferYou’ve found a home? Congratulations! Now, if you actually want to make it yours, you have to make a successful offer, one that the seller will accept. Preparing the offer Realtors are expertly trained and will prepare the offer for you. Here are some terms you’ll see in the offer: •...
09/13/2009
Be Professional by Getting Organized Having a lot of money while also having a lot of time means you have to develop top notch organization skills. You need systems to plan, prioritize, delegate and categorize information. How will you remember names of clients' children, their birth date, when c...
09/13/2009
Spruce Grove Real Estate Sales Stats (Last 90 days) Total Sales: 147 (based on residential sales that include Single Family Homes and Condominiums)   Average Min Max Sold Price: $338318 $138000 $622500 Days To Sell: 73 days 8 days 705 days Sq. Ft.: 1444 sq ft. 715 sq ft. 2637 sq ft. Sold Price /...
09/12/2009
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  Decide When to Sell   In real estate, timing is not everything but it does influence your home’s selling price. Let’s see if we can make timing work for you. Status report. Is it a buyer’s or a seller’s market? When there are lots of people looking for homes but not many for sale, this is calle...
09/12/2009
Article from the Edmonton Real Estate BoardHousing prices dip slightly in steady and stable marketEdmonton, September 2, 2009: Residential sales through the Edmonton and Area Multiple Listing Service® in August were lower than the number posted in July but higher than sales the previous August. T...
09/12/2009
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Buying Backwards The tempting and most comfortable thing to do is to find the new home before selling the current home. In a perfect world, this would be great, but unfortunately this way will cost major dollars for several reasons:     First, when negotiating an offer on the new home, you will h...
09/12/2009
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Qualifying Clients A Clients • Someone who has to move (transferred, sold house already, etc.)• Must move situation• Less picky• Pre-qualified for a mortgage• Therefore costs you less B Clients • Really want to move• Easily set up appointments• Tend to drop what they are doing• They make it a pri...
09/12/2009
10 Second Qualification After you have found out why they are calling, the next words out of yourmouth need to be… 1. “WHEN were you thinking of making a move?”This question will give you an immediate idea of where the caller isin terms of A, B, or C client. 2. “WHERE are you getting your financi...
09/12/2009
MASTERING THE PHONE FOR OPTIMUM SUCCESS Psychology and Rapport on the Telephone Mirror: SpeedThe way people talk on the phone is often agreat indication of what they are like in person.When someone talks fast, it is important to do the same as them.This will give you respect and allow you to qual...
09/12/2009
Objections with Commission The problem most agents have, is their inability to know what to say and do when clients act defensive and negative. It is only human and normal for people to be fearful and defensive when making a decision to spend thousands of dollars. Silence can be difficult, but ob...
09/12/2009
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