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Demonstrate Your Home Pricing Expertise

Demonstrate Your Home Pricing Expertise

The homeowner generally has a price in mind, and often it can be higher than what the agent recommends. It’s here that the negotiation becomes crucial. Too often it seems an agent will capitulate on the go-to-market price only to later have to eventually argue for a price reduction as the market responds with offers […]

Connect With Local Home Buyers and Sellers

Connect With Local Home Buyers and Sellers

As a real estate professional, a big part of your job is keeping up with the local community. This is especially important when working with prospective clients who are new to your area. Connecting with these potential buyers and showing them the best parts of your community can be the difference between making or losing […]

How to Talk About Fair Housing and Diverse Homeownership

How to Talk About Fair Housing and Diverse Homeownership

April is Fair Housing Month, and we want to make sure that our members have all the facts when it comes to sharing this historic month with their clients and potential buyers and sellers. Here are the important talking points for you to share: • REALTORS® build communities and believe people have a right to […]

Affiliate Spotlight: Buying Your Homeowner Policy

Affiliate Spotlight: Buying Your Homeowner Policy

I’m Moving: How (And When) Do I Buy a Homeowners Policy for My New House? You have a lot of balls to juggle when you’re coordinating a move. With household belongings to sift through, moving boxes to sort, and movers to schedule and supervise, it’s easy to see how other things might slip through the […]

April is Fair Housing Month

April is Fair Housing Month

The Fair Housing Act was passed 47 years ago but it has evolved over time in response to societal changes. HUD has proposed the “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” initiative, which seeks to expand fair housing choice, eliminate racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, and reduce disparities in access to important community assets such as […]

5 Tips for Building Your Referral Network

5 Tips for Building Your Referral Network

Need help bringing in new clients? You need to build your referral network, here’s how: 1. Give more referrals. If you want to get, you need to give. Work on giving three referrals a week by connecting friends, family and clients with other businesses. For example, when you hear a friend say they are tired […]

5 Groups Who Really Want to Move

5 Groups Who Really Want to Move

Nearly 10 percent of U.S. residents say they are so dissatisfied with their current housing, neighborhood, local safety, or public service to the point that they want to move, according to a newly released U.S. Census report, “Desire to Move and Residential Mobility: 2010-2011.” But other factors are also making more Americans desire to switch […]

4 Indicators Show Rising of Millennial Buyers

4 Indicators Show Rising of Millennial Buyers

Economists are getting optimistic that the millennials are emerging into home ownership. Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist, said earlier this year that 2015 will mark an opportunity for younger buyers to enter the housing market, which will fuel a stronger housing recovery. Some indicators that are making economists the most optimistic: Rising employment: The unemployment rate […]

10 Tips to Ensure Your Best Listing

10 Tips to Ensure Your Best Listing

10 tips to ensure your listings sell the property as well as you would. Be specific. Many listings start to sound the same when you read them back-to-back, so the smallest details of a property are often what sets it apart and makes it memorable. Use storytelling techniques. Compelling real estate copy has more than […]

BCRC - 2014 Commercial Club of Excellence

BCRC – 2014 Commercial Club of Excellence

  The members of the 2014 Commercial Club of Excellence were honored on Thursday, March 4. A total of 62 members were presented with awards. The Awards program is sponsored each year by The Title Group and Alabama Media Group. Attending representing The Title Group were Bart Crawford and Tom Crawford along with sales staff Ed […]