July 2016

Found 3 blog entries for July 2016.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is a psychology behind staging a home. It’s the small details that add up to an overall impression that either positively or negatively influences the deal
  • The more a home appears to be well-maintained, the more buyers will be interested and maintain their interest after the deal goes under contract
  • Exterior items to consider addressing
    • Curb appeal (paint, siding, wood rot issues, roof condition, driveway)
    • Front door and doorbell
    • Lawn (dirt patches, weeds, dead tree branches, fresh mulch)
    • Screens
    • Window wells
    • Decking – stained and no broken boards or loose railings      
  • Interior items to address
    • Paint & Clean (walls, doors, trim) – Kilim Beigte by Sherwin Williams is a good
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  • Some real estate agents who get into the industry simply don’t like business networking. These agents may (shortsightedly) believe the following:
    • Networking events are mostly a waste of time
    • They may not believe they’re any good at networking with other business owner
    • They may think that the people at networking events are self-serving, or “smarmy” (I had to look up this word!)
    • Finally, agents may not believe they need any additional contacts above & beyond what they already have; as such, they’re comfortable with their current sphere and don’t want to take the time to continually build their database
  • Your mindset and attitude going into any lead generation activity is paramount. Business networking
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  • Some agents entering the real estate industry seem to defy conventional wisdom of what it takes to succeed. Why is this group of agents getting better results? We believe it has to do with how these agents run their brains; basically, their outlook and the actions they take on a daily basis.
  • In a popular Ted Talk by Simon Sinek, he talks about the Why, What and How of communication by both individuals and company brands alike. He claims that companies that begin with an aspirational “Why” before getting to the specifics of the “How” and “What” results in a better connection with clients. Once a meaningful connection is made, whatever detailed information about the product or service that gets communicated to the
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