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Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties - 256152
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 As the new year begins, the housing market has shown signs of a slowdown, and mortgage rates are rising. What does that mean for those in the market to buy a home?Over the year, many have come to the conclusion that real estate has reached its peak. Meanwhile, millions continue to wait on the si...
02/10/2019
In my 37 years as a Realtor, I've known few real estate professionals, who at one time or another haven’t occasionally had a difficult or nearly impossible client to work with. The methods which agents have handled these situations have varied.  (1) Some agents simply fire the client.  With a se...
02/08/2019
  Breaking Down Monthly Payment Estimates for Borrowers     When prospective borrowers first contact me, their main focus is often on the following 3 things ...    What their prospective total monthly housing expense will be   What money they'll need to buy/finance a home The chances of their be...
02/07/2019
As a realtor, you know that property price determines the level of interest in a property you're selling. From the number of showings, to the number and quality of offers, to the way clients rate your services, price is key. Unfortunately, it is also something about which clients have very stron...
02/07/2019
If you've waited too long and lagged behind somewhat   If you think that there is no more left to do   If you feel defeated because things don't seem to be working out   If you've wasted opportunities and wish you could get your game back   If you feel it's over at this point and there is no way...
01/01/2019
Listing agents are marketing agents, but we all know that! What most do not think about is the value of MLS. When it comes to marketing, MLS is your most powerful source. Buyers have buyer agents, and the path of least resistance is to market to buyer agents. That’s our main source of marketing....
12/19/2018
  I had a call about 40 days ago while at an inspection (for a REALTOR friend), and the Buyer was with the inspector, so I stepped away and answered.     It was a potential buyer that REALLY wanted to get out of the apartment they currently live in.   I asked her if I could call her back in abou...
12/18/2018
  If you are growing your real estate business don't make the mistake of not growing your people. This can be a serious mistake. If you simply let people learn on the fly and promote them when needed, then you are setting them up to fail. This is so prevalent that a book called the Peter Princip...
11/29/2018
Sales Meetings Are Challenging I used to hate sales meetings as I felt they were a waste of my time. I wondered why management insisted we have them when they seemed to run amok, off topic and pointless. When I opened my own company the trend was to have sales meetings every week. Since I was th...
11/08/2018
Are you looking at homes in a Homeowners Association (HOA)? It is entirely possible that you are since more than 62 million Americans live in communities governed by an HOA.  The purpose of an HOA is to maintain the standards of the community, including its appearance, condition and general liva...
10/07/2018
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