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Preparing Clients for Appraisal Gaps

Neil Goradia communication, Customer Service, Financing & Credit, Working with Clients 2 Comments

By Neil Goradia

House prices are skyrocketing! (YES, we already know that—old news.)

Winning a bid can be tough and you need the “secret sauce,” right? (We’ve heard that before, too.)

But have you put thought into how to address appraisal gaps for your clients?

Appraisal Gaps Are on the Rise

I’m seeing an increasing number of houses fall out …

Real Estate and Pregnancy: Lessons Learned

Kayla Johnson Personal Fulfillment, Work/Life Balance Leave a Comment

By: Kayla Johnson

I can proudly say that I’m officially one of those moms that have to juggle everything.

Being an active real estate agent in this market already comes equipped with its dose of chaos, but I invite you to try managing that with a six-week-old baby. It’s insane! – but doable (trust me). Honestly, pregnancy has been the …

How to be a Fair Housing decoder

Uncovering Bias to Interrupt Fair Housing Inequities

Lee Davenport, Ph.D Fair Housing Leave a Comment

By Lee Davenport

Have you noticed from shows like “The Tinder Swindler,” “Dateline,” “Snapped,” and the ID channel that abiding by the law is not automatic or even intuitive for everyone?

It’s April, but our mommas did not raise any fools—we understand that this very important factoid impacts all aspects of life.

Real talk: just because laws are in place …

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Why Brokers Should See Themselves as Coaches

Matt Clements Being a Broker, Establishing Your Business, Leadership, Managing Your Agents Leave a Comment

By Matt Clements

Brokers are the leaders—like a team captain or an association president—they are responsible for your team’s growth by helping each individual player perform their best. Agents are the players, and creating a winning team takes involvement from everyone.

Each team has its all-stars, rookies, seasoned veterans, salty dogs, award winners, and players in a slump. I love …

Real estate team meeting around table

Teamwork: Why Two Heads May Be Better Than One

Barbara Ballinger Establishing Your Business, Managing Your Agents, Sales & Marketing, Work/Life Balance Leave a Comment

By Barbara Ballinger

Key Takeaways:

Have specific reasons why a team might benefit your work, personal situation, or personality. Be sure goals, roles, and commission splits are all detailed. Have an exit strategy in case it doesn’t work out.

Some real estate salespeople form a team to achieve a better work-life balance. When one’s on vacation or ill, the other …

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What Sellers Don’t Need to Fix Before Listing

Blog Contributor Sellers, Staging, Working with Clients 6 Comments

By Neil Goradia

Your clients want to sell their home for the most amount of money, and if they need to make repairs or updates, they want to ensure they recoup what they spend.

Welcome to my world.

I recently sold my house. I have to tell you, I was really stressed out. Turns out most people are stressed when …

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The Power of Video: 5 Content Ideas

Blog Contributor Sales & Marketing, Technology & Social Media 2 Comments

By Tim and Julie Harris

The time for video marketing is now and here are some stats from Oberlo, a product sourcing app, to back this up:

There are 244.4 million (and growing) digital video viewers in the U.S. In 2022, it’s projected that 82% of global internet traffic will come from video streaming and downloads. Video marketers get 66% …

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5 Things Agents Can Do During the Slow Season

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By Alex Craig

My real estate market in Michigan is clearly defined by a busy season and a slow season. During the slow season, it can be hard for real estate agents to stay motivated and find ways to generate new business.

Every year, I see fewer and fewer people coming into the office from December to February. In fact, …

New and Improved Year, New and Improved Appraisals

Blog Contributor [Demographic-based grouping], Fair Housing, Sellers 1 Comment

By Lee Davenport

Happy 2022, real estate friends!

January is the perfect time to challenge yourself to see, stretch and grow your business.

Coach’s Challenge

This year I want to challenge everyone to identify and partner with real estate lenders and appraisers who actively use robust policies to prevent appraisal bias; and, in instances when appraisal bias may be discovered, …