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Housing Trends in 2018

Posted by Alan Tucker on January 10, 2018 in  Buying  General Real Estate  Real Estate Agent  Selling
Housing trends in the coming year are facing a few obstacles.  There will be more available giving buyers more to choose from.  The cost of housing is not accelerating as quickly as in the past and that is good news for first-time homebuyers.  Looking to buy in the first half of the year might be more beneficial as mortgage rates might be raising.  Here are some things that the housing market may see in 2018.   More Homes for Sale The last year was difficult in inventory of homes for f... read more
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Excellent Closing Gift Ideas

Posted by Alan Tucker on December 18, 2017 in  General Real Estate  Helpful Tips  Real Estate Agent
You have finally made it to the end of your transaction with your real estate client.  It may seem as if you have spent boundless weekends and evenings together and dug through mounds of paperwork but you’ve made it!  What better way to cap off the experience then with a memorable closing gift that will keep the milestone and you at the forefront of their mind.  You want to be careful when choosing the perfect closing gift for your client that you avoid branding on your gift.  This can c... read more
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Taking Your Referrals to Closing

Posted by Alan Tucker on December 18, 2017 in  General Real Estate  Real Estate Agent
Referrals from clients are an important life line to your business. It’s a great compliment that your client thought highly enough of you to refer you to someone. If all goes smoothly, it may end up in even more referrals.  As you can see it can be very rewarding to your business to continue to get referrals.  In order to make the most of your referrals, you will want to keep these tips in mind. Getting the Referral There are three primary reasons that people refer you: They liked and trusted you,... read more
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If you are using a real estate agent to buy or sell a home, you might have come to the realization that agents earn their living at your expense.  You should not be working with an agent that is more focused on their commission than on your satisfaction.  You want to be sure that the agent you are working with has your best interests in mind and is not just looking to close the deal as quickly as possible.  This agent will get more clients from customer referrals, and with that being said, customer... read more
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Hiring a Real Estate Agent

Posted by Alan Tucker on August 17, 2017 in  Buying  Real Estate Agent  Selling
Whether you are planning on buying or selling a home, choosing the right real estate agent is something you want to take some time to do.  You will be working closely with this person for a period of time and you want to make sure that you click.  You also want to make sure that the agent you choose has your best interests in mind.  You want to do your research before committing to an agent.   Know the Characteristics of a Good Agent   Knowing what credentials your future real estate ... read more
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