Recent Additions to Club Zebra
With new content added weekly, we have published tons of articles, bits of advice and help for real estate agents, business tools, content for sending to real estate clients, real estate training videos and more.
Nov 20, 2020
This week in Market Survival Guide: West Seattle bridge repair continued market impact and outlook, coronavirus market impact update, PPP/SBA loan insights and what it means for future stimulus, SFR and condo market update by Washington counties, and answers to your questions!
Nov 17, 2020
Although safety is important year-round, as the days get shorter you should still check twice. Are you ready for an emergency? Join us this Tuesday for as we discuss car and personal essentials, how you can be safer with contingency plans.
Nov 16, 2020
The off season can be the perfect time for some home buyers and sellers to make a move. Although there is a lot to be said for buying and selling in the warmer months, there are many advantages to buying and selling when there are fewer players on the field.
Nov 16, 2020
With lenders being more cautious and stringent in their lending requirements, it is great to hear that credit-worthiness is on the rise.
Nov 16, 2020
Many of today's smart home technologies can either provide you with more security and convenience, but they can also save money in terms of improving energy efficiency.
Nov 13, 2020
This week in our real estate Market Survival Guide series: rising coronavirus cases and its effect on the economy and housing market, stimulus update, national median home sale prices and communication with your buyers, 15 years existing home sales trends, the coastal effect and how costs are changing where people decide to live, effects of seasonal fires on where people are deciding to live, how business costs are changing where businesses put roots down and its effect on housing, coronavirus and work-from-home continues to trend bigger houses upwards, 1031 exchanges, jumbo loans, open houses, and answers to your questions.
Nov 10, 2020
Many agents flake out of business as the holidays draw near, but you can be ready to close the year strong if you start preparing right now. This year’s market will be unlike any other that we have seen for a long time and there are people who want to buy and sell, even while others are hanging wreaths. Learn how you can plug into the 2020 holiday market.
Nov 6, 2020
Dealing with election stress, commission cutting pressure, managing transactions in a low inventory market, verifying buyer offer funds, the dangers of buyers using 401k and other limited access funds for transactions, pre-listing inspections, and answers to your questions.
Nov 3, 2020
Previously, we have gone over how you can manage conflict with each of the four personalities: Promoters, Controllers, Analyticals and Supporters. In this episode we are going to be discussing and role-playing through various situations and conflicts submitted by you! Seeing conflict resolution in action will be super helpful to you.
Oct 30, 2020
This week in Market Survival Guide: misleading buyers in multiple offers, Seattle City Counsel misdemeanor proposal, expected market effect of rise in covid cases, no pre-election stimulus yet, economic outlook, unemployment, personal savings rates, predicted economic surge in various markets, Puget Sound listing-to-pending housing market stats, and answers to your questions.
Oct 27, 2020
Whether it’s a client, a broker, or even family, you need a good strategy for resolving conflict with an analytical. More than any other personality, how you choose to adapt to close the deal with an analytical may matter the most, especially where big real estate decisions are to be made. How you react when they need “more” and you need “fast” makes a difference.
Oct 23, 2020
Amazon work-from-home program extended and its impact on business and housing, landlord tenant matters, pitfalls and things you should know before helping someone sell an occupied rental property, and answers to your questions.
Oct 20, 2020
Supporters often struggle with conflict, preferring to stay as far from it as possible, but when you’re in a transaction there can be some tough decisions to be made. So what’s the solution when your supporter client is overwhelmed? How you help them negotiate a strong deal that doesn’t end with anxiety is going depend on your own personality.
Oct 16, 2020
This week in Market Survival Guide: unreasonable underwriting demands and resolution advice, federal stimulus update, eviction moratoriums and advice for landlords, lease renewals versus evictions, urban versus suburban vacancy rates, new construction sales exceed starts for the first time in history, update on increasing costs of new construction and the state of the new construction market, and answers to your questions.
Oct 15, 2020
Are we done yet? Working from home is taking a lot out of people. Some tips to help...including a call-to-action if a complete change of scenery is needed!
Oct 15, 2020
If you are taking advantage of this market this autumn, it is a great time to sell, but if you are also buying, you need to have a strategy for your ideal timing. This article covers both.
Oct 15, 2020
Buyers may not take utilities, HOA, and maintenance into account when buying a home. This article addresses some things to think about.
Oct 13, 2020
Controllers can be tough negotiators. They make quick decisions and solve more problems before breakfast than you might solve in a day. Like anyone, they are not always right - but they want to be right more than anyone. So unless you have confidence, they may have already made up their mind. Today we'll be covering the ins-and-outs of problem solving and closing with controllers for any personality.