Deciding to move is already an emotional process, but throw in the fact that you’re considering downsizing and it’s likely to add an extra element of anxiety to the mix. But considering we’re living larger in the U.S. by an upwards of approximately 1,000 square-feet since 1973 — and space per person has doubled — you’ve got to ask yourself, how much space do you really need? There are several benefits that come with moving into a smaller abode, and once you become privy to them, you won’t even think twice about packing those boxes. (more…)
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.
Please join me, my family and my real estate colleagues on Saturday September 17th at the Marina Green in San Francisco with Registration at 8:30-9 am for the 3 Mile Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
There will be a fun rally beforehand with music, food and merchant booths. Alzheimer’s is a needy cause and giving back to our community gives all of us more clarity on what is truly important.
It has been proven that the most successful Realtors are more service and client focused.
If you are a real estate agent ask yourself these questions: Do you use social media to brag about your latest real estate listing or how many deals you have done? When meeting with clients do you talk about what a great salesperson you are or are you more focused on their needs?
As a real estate seller or real estate buyer you have probably viewed the Z-estimates Zillow or Trulia on their website.
This evaluation is called Automated Valuation Method (AVM). Essentially, it is computer generated software that reaches out for publicly available data and then uses that data to offer a suggested value—a quick result which does not involve a human being who has analyzed the actual data. The soft wear has never been in the neighborhood, nor on that particular street nor inside the home.
To be successful in real estate one must realize the fact that we live in an extremely visual culture.
Beginning as children we read picture books, and in today’s high-tech world we continue to focus ever-more intensely on the graphic and the colorful. The question we in the real estate professional need to ask ourselves is, why are there so many sub-par photographs nowadays in real estate listings?
As a Realtor you will be holding open houses to attract as many buyers as possible in order to fulfill your fiduciary relationship to your Real Estate Seller in getting the highest price possible.
You also want to establish a good impression on potential real estate buyers and perhaps bond with them so that you can nurture them into a future loyal client. To do all the above and create a property to remember it is imperative that you hire a real estate stager.
My new book, Getting the Property SOUL’D – A Breakthrough System of Successful Stress-Free Buying and Selling, is filled with stories about those clients who listened to my advice and those who did not. The results are very clear: those sellers who hired stagers and created a pleasing neutral environment had quick well priced sales. Those sellers who insisted on doing their own thing in their own way got much less desirable results and those sellers who would not do anything at all fared the worst.
When a buyer enters a home, he knows when a seller doesn’t care much about their property. and even if it is just needing a thorough cleaning and emptying out of the seller’s belongings, a buyer will want to negotiate, because he/she can’t see beyond all the dirt and stuff.
I began teaching real estate classes in San Francisco in 2009.
Since then the economic climate has changed in the Bay Area. It has gone from a market reeling from the meteoric impact of the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009 to the one of the greatest real estate booms in American History.
In real estate, you will frequently come across a client who has a completely false idea of what their property is worth.
On the one hand, you may have a client who seriously underestimates their property, and you get to be the one to tell them the good news. However, much more often it’s the opposite: Real estate clients who think their property is worth more than it is.