The Easiest Way to WIN a Listing Presentation

Win a Listing PresentationThe golden question I get from Real Estate agents…”what is the best and sure way to win a listing presentation?”  What is the easiest way to get the seller to say “YES” to me and sign the paperwork?  Good question! Everyday Realtors go on Listing Presentations and many of them say the same things and offer the same solutions to getting a home SOLD for “Top Dollar” and in the shortest time possible. That all sounds great but what does that really mean?  How do you do that?  What is your strategy?  You have probably heard that from sellers right?  With the current Real Estate market in Washington DC/Northern Virginia area homes are on the market a very short time before an offer or 10 comes in…so you can get away with being generic, for now.  But, what happens when that is no longer the case and you have to become professional marketers to get homes sold and as many eyes to them as possible?  You should probably start adapting that strategy now right?  Well, there is a fairly easy way to WIN a Listing Presentation and get a home sold quickly.  A way that many agents are NOT using currently.  Here it is:

Shopping to Save on Title Services-Setting the Record Straight

Save Money on Title ServicesWhen I moved to the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area in June of 2012 I came across something in the Title Industry that I hadn’t seen much of before.  That was “shopping to save on Title Services.”  At first I was like “huh!?” You see, in Arizona where I came from the Title fees were “filed rates” with state banking.  That meant that you couldn’t just give discounts for the sake of giving a discount.  The rate you quote or use had to be filed.  In the state of Virginia that is not the case.  So, people were shopping and wanting the lowest fees possible.  Its pretty frustrating sometimes to have people want you to discount what you do.  The other day I came across an article that talked about how to save on Title Services and what the consumer should do.  Some of the article was very good, other parts were not good and full of bad information.  I’m here to set the record straight and correct some of these falsehoods and give you good information that can not only help you partner with a good Northern Virginia Title Company, but also help better inform your clients.

New to Blogging on WordPress-Beginner Tips for Realtors

New to Blogging on WordPressAre you new to blogging on WordPress?  Have you finally dumped the “company website” that you don’t own and now you are using WordPress?  Good!  As I make my way in the Title Industry helping Realtors with their Real Estate marketing I find more and more agents are realizing the power of WordPress and that they should be using it as their Primary Real Estate Website.   There is one small issue that I see over and over again when I meet with these agents.  The problem is they are not well versed on how to USE their site and navigate it correctly.  It’s kind of the saying…”I have this great tool…now what?”  Yes, I fully understand…that was ME about 1.5yrs ago when I first started using WordPress in my business as a Title Sales Rep for Stewart Title in Northern Virginia and Washington DC.   I had a learning curve when I started and I am still learning more and more as I go.  So to help you out…here are some great beginner tips if you are new to blogging on WordPress.