Convert FSBO to Listing in 5 steps

Top Agent FSBO Conversion Plan Most agents, at some point, make an effort to convert FSBOs to Listings. But more often than not, they give up after getting abused, maligned, demeaned, cussed-out, and hung-up on. That’s unfortunate, because more than 90% of For Sale By Owner (FSBO) homes are … Read more about Convert FSBO to Listing in 5 steps

Getting Vendors to Pay for your Real Estate Marketing: The Right Way, and the Wrong Way

Zero-ing out the cost of your real estate marketing is more fantasy than reality.  All of us Conference Goers have heard the spiels: “Your Dry Cleaner will flip for the chance to put an ad on your door hanger!’ “Get your banker to pay for the moving van you just financed by telling her you’ll … Read more about Getting Vendors to Pay for your Real Estate Marketing: The Right Way, and the Wrong Way

The Impact of Hurricane Harvey on the Housing Market: a Second Storm?

The Impact of Hurricane Harvey on the Housing Market will Be Tough, but Not Forever Many of us have friends and family in the path of Harvey, or may be living and working near Houston. On Saturday, August 26, the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the housing market was the least of anyone’s concerns. … Read more about The Impact of Hurricane Harvey on the Housing Market: a Second Storm?

Yellen’s Yellin’… What an Interest Rate Hike Could Mean

OK, so the demure, stately, reserved Janet Yellen didn’t actually yell during her testimony to Congress last week, but it was just so obvious a headline that I couldn’t resist. With all the chatter about a potential interest rate hike, we decided to do our own research and share our thoughts on this … Read more about Yellen’s Yellin’… What an Interest Rate Hike Could Mean

When Markets Cool: Wisdom from The Greatest Generation

In most parts of the country things are pretty good in the real estate market, but many of us know that the biz is very susceptible to dramatic cycles and shifts in conditions. Since we’re not unusually stressed-out, this may be a good time to take a look back and be prepared to handle the next Big … Read more about When Markets Cool: Wisdom from The Greatest Generation