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 […]
Freeways. School systems. Lifestyles. The average home sale price per town. Natural geographic boundaries. County boundaries. Commutes. These are just some of the things we analyze when launching chapters of Top Agent Network in large, metropolitan regions. Why?
Getting consistently great results on TAN by actively posting all your listings before they go on the MLS. Telling your buyers frustrated by low inventory that, thanks to TAN, you’ve found them a great off-market property to view. Not being hesitant about posting for the first time – because you’ve already posted many times and […]
At TAN Member Services we handle many different questions about using the network, membership qualifications, posting, etc. One that has popped up fairly frequently is the issue of uploading photos to an off-market listing post or to a member’s profile. Here’s a list of what you need to remember for this: Photo Size Keep the […]
We just finished producing a new video for TAN members to use in their marketing. It features TAN/Marin member Barr Haney (Pacific Union International) who used TAN to help his clients buy their dream home. Barr’s clients Scott and Jamie weren’t actively looking for a home. They didn’t have their current house on the market. […]
One of the hardest jobs at Top Agent Network is telling a talented real estate agent who’s eager to join TAN that he or she doesn’t qualify for membership. Even more difficult is having to disqualify someone today when actually he or she qualified earlier this year, or telling a previous TAN member who wants to […]
These days, it’s not enough to sell a property by simply putting it on the MLS. That’s what Gaylyn DeMartini & Michael Franz determined recently when looking for an agent to represent the sale of their home in Marin County, California. Gaylyn said, “After interviewing several local agents, though professional, we were not satisfied that […]
Fined $150 by the MLS! That’s how much a Top Agent Network member told us she was fined recently. Why was she fined? She didn’t submit the required “Authorization to Exclude from MLS” document within 72 hours of getting a signed listing agreement. Until this fine, the agent knew nothing about this MLS rule. The […]