Who are they? Who do they target? Are there benefits?
Sounds easy enough. What’s the catch?
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IS THIS REALLY YOUR AGENT?
To Motivate To Make His Telemarketer Calls?
What Kind of a Professional Builds Himself a 6th Grade Science Fair-Like Contraption
I must admit, folks, even though I’m technically a “real estate agent,” I have a damn hard time understanding their reasoning or methods. To the right, you will see exactly what it is that I’m talking about.
Do Realtor keeps calling…IS THIS REALLY YOUR AGENT?
For the purpose of prospecting, that’s a homemade, motivational telemarketer booth. And within the industry, there is a bit of a craze circling Facebook right now, amongst agents, to see who can build the best “vision board,” meant to keep them motivated to make their calls.
First, let me point out what’s really wrong with this. And I’ll overlook the obvious, which is that society hates telemarketers. But besides that, if you need an actual script to call someone on the phone, to guide you in having a conversation, what does this say about the person’s authenticity?
What is the true purpose of an Open House?
The real answer is not what you think
The best-kept secrets in the real estate business
You can imagine if a seller knew about why an Open House was conducted at their home when trying to sell? Prompting outrage from agents like John, wondering why Realtor.com would ever publish this “secret” with the consumers that subscribe to the site for information—in other words, “This is our secret. It belongs to us. Where is your allegiance?” As I write this, in fact, What To Expect At An Open House, there are hundreds of comments from outraged Realtors® and other sources. I, however, am not one of them. To me, and probably to you, this “dirty little secret” has never been a secret. The sham of the open house is a topic I’ve written about for years. It even occupies a section in many books.
Benefits of Using A Professional Photographer
Why Use Professional Real Estate Photography
Professional Real Estate Photography Sells Homes 32% Faster
Google Loves Professional Pictures When Selling Home
Today on the podcast we have some great information to share with you if you will be selling your home in the near future. Curtis Staiger, Professional Real Estate Photographer, shares with us the Benefits of Photography In Selling Real Estate With Curtis Staiger. It is important not to cut corners and how a professional real estate photographer finalizes the hard work done by a seller. A professional real estate photographer sells home 32% faster and plays an important role as an important team member that helps position the home to get the highest return on the seller’s investment. As you listen to the show, we share with you that since 92% of homebuyers begin their search online for new home photos what people see about your home can make or break your success. This is why we hire THE BEST photographer in town, the award-winning Curtis Staiger. What he can do with a camera is incredible.
I’m always thrilled when I see other agents out taking their own pictures, with their cheap cameras and poor lighting of the competing homes in a neighborhood. The end result, it’s like watching a 1950’s black and white TV versus today’s color TV in crystal clear stunning High Definition. There’s NO comparison. And it’s not just the camera and the lighting, what Curtis does with these photos once he picks out the best 25 or 30 best photos that tell your home’s story.