Real estate agents either love or hate working with FSBO listings, and due to the internet, advice on selling homes is more accessible than ever before. Despite this, only 8% of home sales in 2016 were FSBO (2016 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers), the lowest percentage of FSBO transactions since before 1981.
One possible explanation for this decrease is how complicated and time-consuming real estate transactions can be. Despite an owner having all the necessary forms, documents, contracts, and disclosures, the nuanced nature of the forms can make correctly completing them a challenge. Finding a buyer can also be difficult if the seller isn’t readily available to conduct showings due to work, family-duties, or any of the other things that compose ordinary life. And then when they do find a buyer, FSBOs have a median selling price of only $185K, compared with the agent assisted median of $245K (2016 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers). Continue reading
Was your first year in real estate everything you hoped it would be? What about your fifth, tenth, or fifteenth? When you launched your career in real estate, you likely set some goals for yourself: ones that you’ve tweaked and refined with experience and a better understanding of your market. Now you can probably make a decent estimate of the transaction volume you’ll achieve each year. However, that’s about to change. In a recent Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar, Tom Ferry explained how with the right planning you can double, triple, or even quadruple your business! Continue reading
In times of great confusion, who do buyers want on their side? A Super Agent, that’s who! Are you prepared to rise to the challenge and be the super agent your buyers need you to be? Use your great knowledge for good: help them find their new home! With the unofficial kickoff of the buying season fast approaching, your time to prepare is short. Get ready to save the day with these three tips! Continue reading
Every year the Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar series has the honor of hosting some of real estate’s top professionals. In 2016 we had a great group of coaches and agents talking about everything from marketing luxury homes to finding listings in low inventory markets. You can check out all these great webinars for free at SecretsofTopSellingAgents.com or review the highlights below. Continue reading
The moment a new lead hits “call” or “submit” to ask about selling their home, the game is on. You’re up against agents from all over your area, competing to win that listing. Rig the game in your favor with these 6 steps to winning listings from Pat Hiban, author of “6 Steps to 7 Figures.” For even more great advice, check out his recent Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar, “Lost a Listing? Never Again with These Best Secrets.” Continue reading