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    Learn about Green Home Trends at Home Shows

    Jul 05, 2016
    “About 30 percent of my clients are looking for a green feature in their home and they generally will pay about a 30% premium for their homes-particularly if they are buying a home with a geothermal heat pump. At home shows I can learn about the lat...
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    Use Facebook to Become a Community Information Source

    Jun 27, 2016
    “I created Facebook pages for each of the subdivisions I target, and post content on community and neighborhood information with some real estate news and open houses. This has helped position me as the go-to-source for both regional real estate and...
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    Important Steps to Building a Profitable Real Estate Team

    Jun 20, 2016
    “Building a profitable real estate team takes time, planning and the right people who are motivated to create change and growth. First, determine why you are building a team, and establish job descriptions for everyone, including yourself. Have all...
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    Send and Track Video Straight from the Tools You Use Daily

    Jun 13, 2016
    “Check out for an awesome way to immediately shoot and email or text a short video from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop. Open rate is substantially higher than regular email and you can associate a face with your name to...
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    How to Supersize your Business by Helping Clients Downsize their Space

    Jun 06, 2016
    “Conducting a seminar series to explain how to make downsizing easy has become one of my best ways to attract new clients, especially in the senior real estate market. I provide my clients with a five-step program for moving into retirement living....
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    Do you know your CRS IQ?

    May 31, 2016
    “Although I’ve worked in real estate for 24 years, when I moved to a new area two years ago, I realized I needed something more to help people choose me over other agents. I created a REALTOR® IQ flyer to show my qualifications compared to...
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    Spread the Power of the CRS Network to Consumers

    May 23, 2016
    "In my monthly emails messages to contacts, I regularly talk about the advantages of working with a CRS-especially touting the CRS network for referrals. I don't think it occurs to consumers to ask for a referral. I tell people-‘if you don...
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    Add the Value of Renovations to Your Historic Home Listing

    May 16, 2016
    “When I’m representing a seller of a historic home that’s been renovated, I ask the seller to make a spreadsheet of everything that’s been done to the house along with the date and the cost. We add those costs to the value of their...
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    Don’t Discuss Price Until You Have a Commitment with Seller

    May 09, 2016
    “I learned several years ago through CRS to not price but to position homes. My counseling on effectively positioning a home on the market so it sells for the best price is one of my value propositions. To go over all that and have the sellers...
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    Strategies For Working With Families

    Feb 12, 2016
    “I never show more than four or five homes to families who have small children with them because the showings become overwhelming for the kids, which makes it hard for the parents to focus. I have also learned that early showings are the best bet...