So Your House Hunting ? The Best Question to ask yourself are slso Learning about the market as you Search . Most of you are using Zillow , Redfin, Trulia , Realtor.com but I really think you should be asking your agent if they have MLS Search feed that you can get in an App . This apps can help you talk to your Agent of choice on each property get your answer on each property . Also set up an appointment with your real estate agent instantly ? Are you getting get feedback on the house you have interest in ?
So I watch alot a buyer in today Day do all their research alone . Even when I was working for Redfin they had a Note Section for Buyers to share information with Agent . They were not doing it . Your not alone in your Research your Real estate is there . A really good real estate agent is still active with your research . This why working with Real estate agent reach our using a App or desk top which you can easy connected with each our easy .
When your interview your Real Estate ask them what Tools they have to make your search easy . You will be surprised they have better tools then their is out there give to the public .
You also want Set up Save search for
Sold- You want the sold so you see what happening in the market . You should see what Price/Listing Ratio did the house sell for How much of asking price did seller get .
Pending/In contract – Want this data to see how fast Houses are going into contract in the Market ( DOM) Days on Market . This way you know how fast do you need make decision and get into contract
Actives – This of Course so you can see what out there .
I hope some this tips have help . Let us know if you like to set up a search with our MLS search . For Faster updates and also tools to communicate with live Real Estate Agent : Just Fill out the Form Bellow what your looking for we can set up a phone consultation/set up your Search program to give fast updates you desire and Live Real Estate agent Response .
So Yesterday I was talking to a Friend about more and more Holiday Packages are being taken from the front steps of Home owners Homes . This said because happening in all neighborhoods . Don’t Believe me Call your local police and ask them . You be suprised .
So I choice to write about steps to protect your holiday package and even your them year Round . I always been big online amazon . My luck I only had one package ever lost or stolen who knows but my luck is my wife is stay -home mother . She keeps an Eye out like a Hawk . We also track the pack all the way through .
Try to know your local delivery people and your neighbors so they keep note to watch out .
Here’s what police recommend:
Have your package delivered to work or to a friend or relative that will be home.
Request the post office hold it for pick up.
Get it shipped to a store, bodega, or Amazon locker.
Require a signature on delivery.
Also you should look into putting Cameras around your property . The money that you spend on cameras can be nothing compare making sure your packages are delivered. Also the safety of your property .
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So today I was talking to Team member of my Real Estate Team . As Some of you know I mostly Advice my Team members and Marketing I don’t do the day to day Tasks . So I read ,study and work to bring information to the Team in many ways . So let forget about me . Let talk about what we hear for .
Who should be listening too? So I know most Real Estate Agent going to Say You should be listening to expect . Let me tell you something . Most People are not going to tell you . I seen this style of listening with Real High Level of Mastermind Building .
Listen to yourself – You know what you want and need but the best way to Really get what you want is to build a group that shares all information with each other . If a problem comes up you need to get a Group Email or Group Conference Call . My CEO Clients always Called everyone in Group Call . We talk with Lawyers, Real Estate agent , mortgage lender and Anyone else you need in the Transaction your neighbor can be invited if they have advice.
You should give everyone a change to share their thoughts openly and don’t think that Lawyer may have the answer to big question about Contract . The mortgage lender may have amazing answer . You have to ask what is there answers even if they don’t have answer you should ask everyone before . Coming up with decision you need to know all point of views . I have seen Buyer and Seller ask only their Real Estate attorney only to have the Attorney make a big mistake in the Deal because no one talk to the Lender or Real Estate Agent .
Need a List of Referrals of Lenders , Real estate agents , Attorneys , Home insurance and much more . I will send you just tell me in the subject Need a Referral list just tell me your location
As an Real Estate agent I have Seen Sellers and Other Agent just Drop the Asking Price over and Over and Over again . Each Price Drop making me Sad . I cry when I see a Price Drop and/or I take Part of price Drop . Price Drops make me Feel as if I failed as a Real Estate agent .
A Real Estate Agents is Marketer First . We Train How Can we get People into the House and get them to make offers . This our First Job To get Your House Market to more Eyes Then there is on this Earth . So Let look at this As a Marketer for a second . You will see why Dropping a Price really can be an issue if not done correctly and if you have look at all the other Factors in the Marketing .
Lets us make a List What Goes into Marketing Your Home.
First is presentation – House is your House present to the Public . Did You DeClutter ? Did you Stage the House for the best results ? Have you Don’t little Repairs , Paint or Change out Dated appliances ? What is your Curb Appeal ? What is you House Smell like ? People Buy with All 5 Senses and then the Heart. If you make your house look so great to the point you don’t want move out you on to something .
Second is Detail – What Are in the Details of the advertising . Is your advertising expecting Feeling and Emotions to What , How and Why you should live in this House . You always have remember Your House is going against every House in the neighbor,Town, County and Even State . How
Third is What is Monthly Payments – People Buy by monthly payments . You need to know if your property Taxes are on per with Area . Can it be Grieved ?You will want to Grieve Assessment Value Year before you go on the Market . Buyer will want to See the New and improved Taxes . Do you Save in Energy ? this good for Buyers to know ? Do you have any like Home Warranty? Do you Have Contract with Vendors that like Wow ? This were your Asking Price comes into point . You want show Your House price is Just as low or lower in neighborhood.
Four is How are you house get Explosion? Most Agents are using there Multiple Listing Service ( MLS) Their Company Websites , Zillow , Trulia ,Realtor and etc. They really get the property out there . Now the Question is what else are they Doing this when Question to your agent is Really important . I know what My Real estate Agents in my Team provide . Explosion can be done also with Open House , Other Events also . How they using YouTube? How they using 3D Scan walk through ? How they using Professional pictures ? Also Drones to with Marketing. Social Media Also is Tool .
So You Should be look at all the 4 Groups before you Drop your price . If you drop the price it need to be should that is really a bargain in the Area . Just a Drop the asking with no Story line to it . Will only Hurt your Time on Market . You want sell your House Fast this important.
If your like a List of Secrets you can Share with your Agent or Put into place before you Price Drop . Free Guide : Get Your House Sold in 20 Days or Less . I know you most likely read many of this Guides and Here to Say if you have it nothing Different but I can say there is one think most Real Estate agents are not using .
I want to share this information on my Blog to try to help agents and Client in Sales or need to Tackle Fear. For the Mentors I had all the help I received . The help change my Direction from Failing to succeeding . I Love to succeed
The Biggest Challenge a Real Estate Agent has FEAR . As a Buyer or Seller Fear can also effect you . I have seen Buyers become fearful of the unknown in the process or Seller Become Fearful because there no appointment on the first weekend .
There is 4 Kinds of Fear Real Estate Agent will Deal with . As a New Real Estate Agent you may not see The All of the Kinds of Fears . You also may not taking into account all of the Fears .
Fear of Change . So you have got a Real Estate agent . Awesome you have Start in one most Amazing Careers you can have . You will help so many people if you desire . So you think you can just tell people you do Real Estate and they come work with you Asap . Guess what your Friends and Family mostly will be the last Customers to work with you because see you as you . So you have to Change you have to Become a Real Estate Agent . You have change the way you see yourself . You have Change your Comfort Zone push it . Always kept a Edge . Be Extremely Welcoming of Change . Each Day Ask yourself what are doing to Change and How are you welcoming it. Remember if your not Changing Your not Growing. Your Drying .
Feeling of Fear – You Always thinking How people are seeing you, How they think you? This start a Feeling of Fear . STOP your only think about How people See you because need to Start Loving yourself More . This the answer Start Loving your . Tell yourself You Love Yourself Each day 100 of Times if not 1,000 . I had to tell myself, I love myself more then 10,000 Times a day . Once you find yourself loving yourself . You will not be Feel Fear of anything people say that is not positive or helpful critics .
FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN – So I Bold and Capital The letter of Number Three because this most important . I know you may not know when your get the next Deal , Next Client , You don’t know if you going to money Pay your Bills .I am hear to Tell you I was there. My mentor tried to help me with this in my early days . When you have no money you start to get Fear of the Unknown my future . I don’t have money but when you know that your working the process and set up your systems . You will be great shape . You want keep yourself focus on Clients/ interest first . What can you be doing to make your clients exceed to work with you . A write letter can go Along Way mail it . You be Surprised after a tour after an appointment . You see people love getting nice Mail . If you don’t have money to mail you can always hand deliver the letter . Also to help with issue you must be honest to yourself do what is need to reach your future clients . I look at everyone as a client . I never use the word prospect or lead . I only want clients . Your desire to make it you will make it all work out just say Commitment to Systems .
4. FEAR Coming FromOutside Sources – News of any kind , Business News , Real Estate Magazines and People . They always have bad news nothing good to say . You need to always stay Reading , listening to what going on the real market . What happening locally like what business are coming to area . What programs, Events and Supports are happening in the Market . Stay focus on the positive news of Your Market place . People were still buying and Selling in the last Recession . Stay Market Focus Don’t let outside source stop you . This mean people who just don’t support . Stay away from people who Live for the Weekend . You live for life and passion
I hope this article help a little and if ever anything I am here .
With my Apprentice mind Set . I am always looking to see How Technology is changing Real Estate or Service offer that is changing the industry . I have notice Re/Max is Bring to the Front of the Table with Email with Videos in Side them . This Help with New Generation Who grow up looking at You Tube Videos. This Has become a game Changer . The way a email is sent and how Buyers & Sellers are getting their information .
Real estate agent should be in the Forefront.
With so many changes Does your real estate agent now about the changes in industry. From docusign, dot loop to Dropbox for cloud filing and get paperwork electronically signed .
It was about 6 months ago when agent ask me to fax her the offer . I haven’t fax any in years . I have email fax number but come on come into the 2019’s here .
Said to say but a lot of real estate agent are not working with technology. We have seen what happen to industry who don’t work with technology just as your local taxi driver who didn’t work Uber or Lift .
If you are in interview for real estate agent you should ask then some questions?
You should ask them how feel about technology?
What are some new tools they using to get houses sold ?
What are changes have come to the real estate industry?
How are they changing the game ?
Thus just some of the questions if looking for more questions just reach out to us .
This Topic has been a Question for so many Buyers that are moving into Westchester Country NY . As you maybe just Finding out Westchester Country Property Taxes are one of the Highest in the Nation . So this List will help you know What Property Taxes Ratio for 2019 ? What Are the School Rating on Niche.com .Tip to Buyers Please investigate the schools yourself , I have found in the past buyer who make an appointment with Schools get better understanding of what going on at the School for their children, Get an understanding what school has to offer . Rating are not everything just because number 1 doesn’t mean your really number 1. For more School More Information
Lets look at the list below and you Find Tax Rate Average and The School Rating from Niche.com . You will need to know what Town/City/Village Assessment Market Value is so you can use the Rate I provided . In 100% value Town/City/Village you can use the tax Rate multiply by the Assessment Market Value is your property taxes . If you want know future taxes take the Rate and multiply by purchase price .
Please note the Taxes Rate are Average but you have know what the Market Value of Property Taxes Receiver is using from Assessment . For you t understand How Tax Work in Westchester you would need to Read Learn about Taxes in Westchester Also talk to local Assessor . This Cheat Sheet is for you have Study Guide for 2019