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5 Psychology Tricks to Use When Selling Your Home

    When selling real estate, the goal is always to get the highest sale price possible. In some markets this is easy. According to Zillow, in 2017 nearly 1 in 4 homes sold over the listed price, and in some cases, far over. While the area, home type, and other factors come into play, … Continue reading “5 Psychology Tricks to Use When Selling Your Home”

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How to Write Quality Listing Descriptions for Forest Land

    Writing a description for a plot of vacant land can be trickier than writing descriptions for other types of real estate. With a home there are a lot of features to mention, basics like number of rooms and floors, amenities and upgrades like security systems and pools, and when all else fails you … Continue reading “How to Write Quality Listing Descriptions for Forest Land”

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#WinWithRealtyHive: Avoiding the Price Reduction Talk

    The Endowment Effect, sometimes called the Ownership Effect, is a psychological and behavioral economics principle that says people attribute a higher value to things they own simply because they own them. An excellent example of this effect in action is at rummage or yard sales. Instead of pricing something according to the actual … Continue reading “#WinWithRealtyHive: Avoiding the Price Reduction Talk”

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Agent Advice: Why You Should Get Licensed in Multiple States

    For some agents, getting licensed in two states makes perfect sense. Agents who work in Kansas City or St. Louis, Missouri may often find themselves crossing state lines into Kansas or Illinois on a daily basis, for example. But if you’re miles from the state line, does it still make sense to hold … Continue reading “Agent Advice: Why You Should Get Licensed in Multiple States”

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How to Write Listing Descriptions That Don’t Suck

    While most real estate agents love working with people and looking at homes, writing listing descriptions tends to be a necessary evil of the job. Some agents can put pen to paper and make it sing, while others can barely strings together a coherent sentence. It can also depend on the home. Some … Continue reading “How to Write Listing Descriptions That Don’t Suck”

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5 Things to Ask About Homeowners Associations BEFORE You Buy

    According to the Community Associations Institute, approximately 63 million Americans are a part of a Homeowners Association (HOA), a number that is expected to rise in the coming years. While these HOAs govern nearly 25 million families, many first time homebuyers have never lived in an area controlled by the rules of a … Continue reading “5 Things to Ask About Homeowners Associations BEFORE You Buy”

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Get it Write: How to create the perfect listing description

    Whether it’s a single-family home that completely neglects to mention what’s on the second floor or a land listing that mentions nothing of the property and only talks about the nearby community, we’ve all seen listings that you wonder what the agent was thinking. Real estate agents tend to be excellent talkers and … Continue reading “Get it Write: How to create the perfect listing description”

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3 Reasons You Need Life Insurance for Your Mortgage

    “ In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower There are many cliches about being prepared. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. By failing to prepare you are preparing … Continue reading “3 Reasons You Need Life Insurance for Your Mortgage”

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More than a meeting: Why conferences are still worth attending

    Conference season is upon us, ladies and gentlemen. From the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in early January to South by Southwest in March, the early months of 2018 are filled with opportunities to learn and connect, regardless of which industry you’re in. While the educational and networking opportunities abound at these events, are … Continue reading “More than a meeting: Why conferences are still worth attending”