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How to Finance Your Purchase using FHA /VA and Conforming Loans

2024-02-08T21:03:19-05:00April 1st, 2023|Categories: Appraisal, Florida Real Estate, Mlo, Real Estate, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Business Tools|Tags: , , , |

Trying to decide which loan is best for you when purchasing a home can be overwhelming. How to Finance Your Purchase using FHA /VA and conforming loans. Do you go with an FHA loan, VA loan, or a conforming loan? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each type of loan and how to finance your purchase using FHA, VA and conforming loans. FHA Loans Generally speaking, FHA loans have been looked upon as loans for second class borrowers. However, these loans have actually helped hard working Americans fulfill their dreams of owning their own home since [...]

Real Estate Agent’s Guide to Handling Difficult Clients

2023-08-02T15:11:51-04:00March 15th, 2023|Categories: Advance Your Career, Appraisal, Appraiser Assistant, Florida Real Estate, Home Inspection, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Business Tools|Tags: , , , , , , |

The most successful real estate professionals are the ones who can thrive despite facing challenges from challenging clients. However, an agent's answer to a demanding client requires strategic planning and sensitivity. Excellent agents and brokers can quickly figure out the issues and make sound, forward-thinking judgments. Customers, whether difficult or not, are not all the same. This is why there has to be a plan in place for agents to detect and handle customer problems quickly. We've created this real estate agent's guide to handling difficult clients to get you started.    Understand Difficult Clients Continuous learning is key to becoming a [...]

How to Properly Determine Homeowners Insurance

2024-02-08T21:01:31-05:00March 1st, 2023|Categories: Appraisal, Appraiser Assistant, Continuing Education, Real Estate, Real Estate Broker|Tags: , , , |

As real estate professionals, it is essential to determine the proper homeowners insurance coverage for our clients. Not only must we make sure that our clients are adequately protected in the event of a disaster, but we must also ensure that they are not overpaying for coverage they don’t need or underpaying for coverage they do. So how can we know that we have recommended the correct insurance policy and amount of coverage? Let's take a look at what you need to consider when how to properly determine homeowners insurance. Types of Insurance Policies The first step when determining homeowners [...]

6 Tips for Setting Career Goals as Real Estate Pro!

2024-02-08T17:01:19-05:00February 15th, 2023|Categories: Advance Your Career, Appraiser Assistant, Commercial Real Estate, Florida Real Estate, Home Inspection, Real Estate, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Salesperson|Tags: , , , , |

As a real estate pro, creating a goal-setting tactic can be daunting. There are so many directions you could go in, and it can be hard to know where to focus your efforts and what will make you stand out. However, setting clear and achievable goals is crucial for success in any profession, and real estate is no exception. So, no matter if you're just starting or you've been in the business for a while, it's essential to have a clear vision of where you want to go and what you want to achieve. To help you, we created an [...]

How to Select Good Comparables for Appraisals

2024-02-08T16:59:13-05:00February 1st, 2023|Categories: Appraisal, Appraiser Assistant, Approved Continuing Education, Florida Real Estate, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Business Tools|Tags: , , , , , |

Real estate appraisers must consider many factors when determining a property's worth. One of the key components is selecting comparable properties. This process can be tricky. As there are many factors to consider and it requires more than just finding homes with similar square footage. Let’s look at some of the criteria for  how to select good comparables for appraisals. What is a Comparable? A comparable is a property that has recently sold in the same market as the one being evaluated. The more similar the comparable is to the subject property, both in terms of location and physical attributes, [...]

How to Prepare an Unbiased Real Estate Report

2024-02-08T16:56:35-05:00January 15th, 2023|Categories: Appraisal, Continuing Education, Home Inspection, Real Estate|Tags: , , , , |

Preparing a real estate report can be daunting. It is important to make sure that the report you compose is accurate and unbiased. As a real estate professional, it is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided in the report is factually correct and not influenced by any personal biases or opinions. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best practices for how to prepare an unbiased real estate report. Gather Information from Multiple Sources When composing a real estate report, it is essential to do your research and gather information from multiple sources. This helps [...]

How to Build Customer Loyalty

2024-02-08T16:53:24-05:00December 30th, 2022|Categories: Advance Your Career, Home Inspection, Real Estate, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Salesperson|Tags: , , , , , |

A real estate agent, salesperson's job is complicated, especially if you want to do it well while leaving a good impression. To help you do that, here’s a guide on building customer loyalty in real estate. Work on your communication skills The first way to build customer loyalty in real estate is by working on your communication skills. There are two aspects to this. First, you must work on interacting with customers naturally and flexibly. That will help you build rapport and even help with your job, such as hosting an open house. Second is keeping in touch with your [...]

How to Host Your First Open House

2024-02-08T16:46:25-05:00October 15th, 2022|Categories: Advance Your Career, Florida Real Estate, Home Staging, Membership, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Salesperson|Tags: , , , , |

Your first job is always stressful, especially if you are working in sales. Additionally complicating things is just how much more complex working as a real estate agent is! So, to help here’s how to host your first open house as a real estate agent! Do your due research The first step you need to overcome to host your first open house as a real estate agent successfully is… research! You need to know absolutely everything about the property you’re in charge of. The benefits and drawbacks of its location. The state of the yard, interior, and exterior. Even the [...]

7 Ways to Stand Out as a Real Estate Agent

2024-02-08T16:33:09-05:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Real Estate, Real Estate Salesperson|Tags: , , , , |

If you are new to the real estate business, it is only natural to consider how to stand out. There are many reputable real estate agencies out there, and if you are working alone, it can be difficult to find your footing at first. That being said, it's not impossible. You can do many things to promote and develop your business. That is why we are here. We are going to talk about the 7 ways to stand out as a real estate agent that will help you on your way to success. 1. Develop a Strong Online Presence Many elements [...]

Finding The Right Broker

2024-01-01T18:23:04-05:00August 11th, 2022|Categories: Choosing a Sponsoring Broker, Real Estate, Real Estate Business Tools|Tags: , , , , , |

Every real estate agent must work under a sponsoring broker to maintain a Real Estate Salesperson License in NY. Finding the right broker for you is very important. You want to choose a broker that you are comfortable with and can mentor you. Commission splits should be considered, but 100% of nothing sold is still $0.00.  As a new agent, you are going to need training, mentoring, support, therefore, a sponsoring broker that is willing to stand beside you and your goals. You have a lot of choices. Do your homework. Interview with brokers. Different real estate agents have different [...]

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