Start by calling some firms around town. Are there any agents that could you assistance during this busy time? You can pick up invaluable information just by shadowing a successful agent around. Write a personal email to several agents you'd like to potentially shadow under and see if you can get some responses that way. Maybe ask to meet with them over coffee and pick their brain.... more
You need to investigate wisely on lead sources. It is best to get from realtors, property managers outside the area. They have already screened or talked to the prospects and are legit. Active Rain has lots of stats on conversion rate. Trla will merge with Z in a couple of months. So I don't know how it is going to work.
All in all, there are 100s of companies who will call you constantly claiming to send you leads. So are the internet web SEOs wanting to put you on 1st page of the internet.... more
I definitely think it is worth the cost since in today's world web appeal is probably as important if not more so than curb appeal. Most people don't take time to read but rather base their first impression on the photo that is shown--it will make the difference between someone clicking on the listing to learn more or passing it by for a photo that captures their interest.... more
Well Wes, you opened this one up! I don't believe any candidate will move legislation to help boost housing and consumer confidence, unless of course it is politically beneficial to him/her. I have never been so disappointed in the politics of this country as I am now. Both sides are totally screwing this up with their partisan battles and frankly they all need to go and now. The corruption appears rampant and incompetence and inexperience in dealing with these major issues at the top is deplorable. I don't consider it the politicians' job to create jobs or they would be doing something else in life. But I do expect them to act responsibly and on my behalf, which very few are doing right now. When consumer confidence comes back the housing demand will come back.... more
My brokerage has a decent split, and if you sell a certain volume you could get ALL of the split. It's also affliliated with Keller-Williams which has all kinds of software that helps service customers and generate leads.
Average time on the market for condoâ€™s here is about 7 months including re-lists. I would suggest using a 7% commission which includes a 1% bonus to the selling agent. You didnâ€™t mention a price range or if the community is FHA approved which could shorten or lengthen the marketing time. If they are FHA approved and if the most logical buyer profile fits that type of financing consider offering about 3% towards the buyerâ€™s cc & pre-paids. This structure will still net the seller more than the current stats for sale price vs. list price. Currently they are running about 95% and that is based on the most recent listing, does not include reductions over the life of the listing. My guess is 7.5% to 10% total reduction from the initial list price. Even if you ignore the previous reductions 4% is less than 5% so the seller will net more. And this structure will give your client a distinct edge over comparable properties currently listed.... more