Several weeks ago ago I had the worst appraisal ever, coming back $40,000 under the offer to purchase. Questioning my abilities to accurately value homes, as well as the listing agents, I was just dumbfounded. I did the research, studied the comparables, and felt totally comfortable with the price my clients had offered. When the appraisal came back $40,000 under the offered price, I was stunned. How could I have gotten things so wrong?
So what does it mean to be a Certified Military Residential Specialist? I saw the continuing education class listed, and wondered how that could help me in my real estate career. Would it make me understand VA loans better? Would it make me able to answer military families relocation questions better? How would it make me a better agent?
There was a time I had seven closings in two weeks. It is what I and probably every agent dreams of in real estate business. What we don't dream of is closing delays. 5 out of the 7 closings have been delayed. Why, and what can we do differently to stop this from happening?
Have you ever had a client make an irrational decision based on emotion that leaves you shaking your head in wonder? How do you talk someone down when they are acting out of fear, anger or frustration? I have been dealt with this situation 3 days this week, which made me wonder, am I a Realtor or a counselor? The answer is both.
I have now had the wonderful opportunity to help make people’s dreams of home ownership a reality for the past 8 months and have come across several misconceptions that I think limit people, particularly my fellow military members, from reaching their dreams and fullest opportunity to invest in their futures.
Many real estate agents naturally struggle with their businesses when moving to a new city. They need to find new connections and start basically from zero. What can you do? Katt Palmiotti, a real estate agent from Monroe, NY shares 7 things she did when moving to a new town.