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Many people don’t realize the difference between Realtors and real estate agents and use the terms interchangeably.  They are not the same.  Although both are licensed to sell real estate, the main difference is that a Realtor is a member of the National Association of Realtors.  This holds a Realtor to a specific code of ethics.    Realtors   A Realtor must subscribe to a code of ethics.  When you are working with someone in a transaction as important as buy... 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... read more
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When it is time to list your home, you will want to consider whether or not to involve a real estate agent.  Sometimes real estate agents get a bad rap because they work on commission and that ultimately takes from what a seller would make on their house.  But if you’re thinking of not using a real estate agent to sell your home, there are some things you need to consider. Selling Without an Agent First of all, when you choose to sell your home without an agent you are taking a lot on ... read more
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_ Is it time to put your house on the market?  The key to getting showings and offers is having your house ready.  Here are some tips to get you to that point. Always be ready to Show You should have your house show-ready at all times.  If an agent calls and wants to show your house, you need to not delay it because the house isn’t ready.  Being sure that anyone can walk in at any time to a house that is clean and clutter free will help get your house sold. Making a First Imp... read more
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Are You Right for a Real Estate Career?

Posted by Alan Tucker on March 16, 2017 in  Career  Real Estate Agent
A lot of people may think a career in real estate is easy money, but there is a lot more to this career than meets the eye.  Real estate can be a very rewarding career choice for just about everyone.  You don’t necessarily need to be a “salesman”.  Real estate is primarily a service business, and serving your clients will contribute to your success.  Transitioning From another Career Many have found it to be a natural transition from another sales career into real e... read more
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