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Real Estate Agents Are Mandatory

Real estate is 24/7

Use Realtors to buy real estate property because real estate transactions are complicated

Real estate buyers and real estate sellers often think by not using a real estate agent they are saving money.

Actually the opposite is the case. A few years ago I was referred to a seller who was in the real estate title business, thinking he knew real estate well enough purchase a condo on his own.

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San Francisco Real Estate – To Build, Build, Build?

Just building in San Francisco is not the answer

Too much demand for San Francisco real estate drives up the prices

San Francisco’s high housing cost is a tough problem: too many people want to live here.

However, to just build and build and not create a supportive infrastructure just won’t work.

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Real Estate: The Role Of Optimists In The Pre-Emptive Bid Process

Real estate sellers and real estate buyers go crazy in San Francisco real estate market

Real estate gets crazy when not enough inventory on the market

When the real estate market is hot, with an overflow of buyers chasing a small number of select properties, prices can sometimes enter the realm of insanity.  

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Real Estate: Let’s Look For The Silver Lining in Rejection

As a Realtor be in the present moment

Discipline is a large part in your development as a real estate professional.

As is true with any competitive industry, rejection is going to happen to all real estate agents.

This is true at every stage in the game, from the most green real estate agent just to a 35 year industry veteran like me. There are many, many ways you can experience what, at the time, might feel like failure. A real estate client you thought was loyal to you can abruptly end your business relationship.

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Real Estate Success Formula SOUL’D Chapter 2 Courage

Real Estate success requires courage and clarity

Real Estate Buyers, Real Estate Sellers and Real Estate Agents need courage to get their goals accomplished

In real estate or life whenever you and I embark on anything new, we most likely will have to step outside our comfort zone.

For some this exploration is exciting and empowering. For others, especially in a real estate context, this can be a scary prospect. How do we overcome our fears of the unknown so we can do our best job in helping real estate clients find the right home under the right circumstances, and make the sale? 

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Use Real Estate Technology But Don’t Let It Be The Boss

Technology can help real estate marketing success

Technology can help real estate buyers and real estate sellers but make sure you use real estate agents’ advice

Real estate agents are mesmerized by the possibilities of social media and the potential real estate success it can bring.

But is technology in real estate more than it is cracked up to be? Yes and No.

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The Best Real Estate Agent For You

A good Realtor is able to find the right property for their client

Lots of different types of real estate agents out there

Real estate agents come in all different shapes and sizes, strengths and specialties.

Finding the right property for a real estate client can be a time consuming complicated process especially in a competitive real estate market like San Francisco when big money is involved.

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Want More Real Estate Success? Physical Exercise Works Wonders

Exercise also important for Real Estate Agents

Healthy Mind-Body important for Real Estate Buyers and Real Estate Sellers

Real estate is a stressful profession as well as a stressful life transition.

Whether you are a Real Estate Buyer, Real Estate Seller or Real Estate Agent we all need to be reminded how important it is to have a healthy Mind-Body.

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When bad things happen in a real estate transaction Part 4

Real estate clients are not always loyal

Reflecting on the best real estate scenario for real estate clients

I recalled another San Francisco real estate transaction when my real estate client was not so loyal and how I handled it.

Would the outcome with Lucy and Jim, my Real Estate Sellers, be the same or would it be different? (See previous Real Estate Blog).

REAL LIFE STORY (Names have been changed)

I had nurtured a relationship with an out-of-town real estate developer for five years. That is how long it took him to develop this spectacular 4 level property. I loved the property atop of Nob Hill—not everyone’s taste for sure, but it appealed to the Italian artistic part of me. (And the fact that my Dad was an architect). I asked Shirley, the top agent in our office, to share the real estate listing with me, because I felt it would give me a better chance to represent this extraordinary property in the highly competitive San Francisco real estate market. Unfortunately, Frank decided to go with another team which promised him a million more. I was disappointed, of course, because I really felt I was the right agent to sell his specialized house, but I let go and let the Universe do its thing.

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When bad things happen in a real estate transaction Part 3

The unexpected can happen in real estate
San Francisco real estate involves a lot of money so do not rely on a real estate clients’ verbal promise

The following real estate scenario is a continuation of last week’s real estate blog so if you want the background story, please go back and read the April 7 2015 Blog.

I got the call from my real estate clients ten days later after they told me that a prospective buyer, had contacted them directly. This Real Estate Buyer had brought in their own real estate agent who showed them the house. The house, which I had worked on for five months, changing it from a tired pumpkin into a shining castle to make it ready to go on the real estate market.

“You still want me to represent you then, right?” I asked, dumbfounded by this new information. “The buyer is being represented by a real estate agent and you should be too, of course.” I added.

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