Marketing Bloopers, Home Selling Mistakes

Marketing bloopers

Marketing bloopers, home selling mistakes. A great title, love it. I was on MLS today and I found a listing just like the one Elizabeth is referencing below. I laughed out loud.  Thinking about this post below was deja vu. Do agents really write dumb things like below in the MLS? Do they publish horrible photos? Answers to both I’m sad to say are yes, they absolutely do. It is frankly so embarrasing. Clients send me things on the MLS all of the time in disbelief. You have to keep your humor and just laugh out loud sometimes or you might feel like crawling under a rock. This is a previous post for another website by Elizabeth.  Enjoy the read. read more

Ranches For Sale with Custom Gates, Higher Value?

Ranches For Sale

Ranches for sale with custom gates, higher value? Let’s have a discussion about this topic. We sell a lot of land and ranches as well as homes with small back yards and estate properties. All of these might have custom gated entries. Do first impressions matter with big price tags attached?

This topic had me looking through properties as we are getting ready to list a few country estates with custom gated entries. When you drive into a luxury estate property or a custom ranch the entry, of course, sets the stage. read more

Tuesday, Time To Celebrate If Buyers Sign Docs?

Time to Celebrate

Tuesday, time to celebrate If buyers sign docs? Whoa, slow down. So buyers signing loan documents to purchase a home and closing are two different things. Of course, many times closing escrow happens more often than not.

Ok, so what can happen to stop the recording and hold up a close of escrow? The buyer does a walkthrough of the property they are buying and guess what? If a property is a mess and the seller has removed items they were supposed to leave such as washer dryer and refrigerator, it may not close. This is just one scenario. A buyer only has to call escrow and say do not record and the entire process comes to a dead stop. read more

After Your Listing Expires

After your Listing expires, is a great article previously written by Elizabeth for another website. This situation described below happens all the time to agents when they expire out or cancel a listing to obtain a new MLS #. Why pull a new MLS #? By design to freshen up a listing with a price reduction, it sells homes. Enjoy, as it is a good read.

— JaCi Wallace

When a listing expires, all of a sudden, sellers start to hear from real estate agents. They will receive letters in the mail, telephone calls and a few aggressive agents may even show up on the doorstep, ringing the bell. All this activity might make a seller think, “Hey, my property is really hot!” But you might be better off looking in the mirror to find the reason your listing expired. read more

Inspiration For Writing A Blog 7 Days Per Week, Necessary?

Inspiration for writing a blog

Inspiration for writing a blog 7 days per week, necessary? Some days there are some very interesting occurrences that are really fun to write about. Some days it may not be fun at all.  A blog could be about an escrow with a very difficult agent, who made you want to pull your hair out. Sometimes frustration provides fuel for interesting dialogue and a great conversation online.

Some days there may not be an exciting topic at all, as nothing exciting comes to mind. As you write, the topic begins to bloom and the words just come.  A title and the photo are the key ingredients for your blog. Picking the right photo is part of the process. A great photo provides a visual cue that may help engage a reader. read more

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