Rob Hahn, noted real estate speaker/consultant/writer, wrote a recent article entitled, “Pocket Listings and MLS Accuracy.” In his story, Rob presents various numbers; extrapolating that pre-MLS and non-MLS listings could reduce the completeness of MLS information. (Broadly exposed Pre-MLS and Non-MLS listings on TAN are NOT to be confused with pocket listings that are “pocketed” or hidden away from […]
When is it good for the buyer and seller of a property to be represented by the same real estate agent? The answer is almost never! Think about it… The home seller wants the highest sales price and the buyer wants the lowest. Letting the same agent represent both sides of the transaction is like […]
Nearly every agent has “About Me” on their website. So what do clients really want to know about you? Clients want to know Can You: Find me that special home? Help me buy for a lower price? Sell my house for a higher price? Make the process less of a hassle? Give me a real competitive […]
Silence can be golden… and very telling. I own real estate. And, just like any property owner, I want to get the most money when I sell it. About a year and a half ago, I became interested in selling my Sausalito, California duplex, if I got the “right” price. (You’ve heard sellers say that before!) […]
Whether you own an iPhone, Android or other smartphone, you have time-saving technology in your pocket or purse. By simply telling your phone, in plain English, what you want it to do for you, your life can become much easier. I recently received a short video blog (less than 4 minutes) from Bruce Koren of […]
TAN’s presence is flowing ever-outward in Boston! This week we welcome top 10% agents in TAN’s new Boston Metro West/I-495, Boston Metro South and Boston North/I-93 chapters. This wave of launches expands TAN’s footprint in the Northeast beyond the core Metro Boston chapters we launched in January: Metro Boston, Boston Metro North and Boston Metro West/Route 128. Route 128 and I-495 […]
Has your smartphone auto-correct ever embarrassed you? Like changing the house description you sent to a client from “It’s like new” to “I love you”? Well, even we at Top Agent Network are not immune to technology becoming its own comedian!
Last week in, “Where Did All The Homes For Sale Go?”, we discussed how super low inventory is driving multiple offers, rapid sales and price increases. The topic made me curious. Has this hot market reduced the frequency of Pre-MLS (upcoming) and Non-MLS posts on Top Agent Network? Why announce your upcoming or Non-MLS listing when the MLS is doing such a great job in generating activity?
What a difference a year makes! Since a year ago, the economy has improved only slightly (a trend that began in 2009) and interest rates have remained largely unchanged. Yet, across the country, home prices are rising rapidly with lots of properties selling WAY over asking price. I recently heard of a very average home […]
Nothing beats storytelling—just about everyone enjoys a good story. Buyers (and sellers) are looking for you as their real estate agent to tell them the story of the town, the neighborhood, or the house for sale. A powerful (and free) way to tell stories online is via Storify.com. Storify allows one to weave together strands of social media (photos and videos and posts and links) to tell a story.