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.
Jul 21, 2021
In every profession, those who specialize stand to make more dollars than those who generalize – and real estate is no different. Learn how identify a niche that will prosper with you, what it takes to get started, how to claim it, and how you can deliver a personal message that will help you win over your generalist competition.
Jul 16, 2021
This week in Market Survival Guide: hot housing areas in the U.S. market, water shortages impact on real estate, forest fires, foreclosure filings news and analysis, mortgage delinquencies are up but lenders want to keep people in their homes, big picture housing market predictions, market influences and education, review and analysis of Washington real estate markets, vacation rental spots prime for business, and the Canadians are coming.
Jul 15, 2021
There are several considerations when buying a historic home with the goal of restoring it. But it can be richly rewarding! By doing research, setting a big contingency budget, getting creative with funding, and curating the finished product, a renovated historic home can pay off spiritually and financially!
Jul 15, 2021
Sure interest rates are low, but what does that actually mean for how much a buyer can save monthly or over the life of the loan?
Jul 15, 2021
One way to compare offers is to look at the different contingencies listed, or terms within the contract, and determine which carry added risk to the seller.
Jul 13, 2021
Of course you want to make your best impression before you leave your listing presentation. The Experience Book is not just an effective conversation starter, but also highlights your expertise, problem solving skills, and challenging past listings. Learn why this belongs in your presentation, what goes into one, and how to use it.
Jul 9, 2021
This week in Market Survival Guide: FCDO downgrades travel warnings for certain countries, mortgage rates move down, Wells Fargo cancels HELOCS, investors skeptical of nationwide government interference, debrief on the July 4th holiday housing market, where are people who can't afford a home living, will there be an eviction deluge, continued construction labor shortage, and answers to your questions.
Jul 8, 2021
These four letters can dramatically increase your effectiveness when it comes to leveraging your listings to get other listings! Send to between 50-100 or so neighbors when the home is listed, when it pends, and when it sells. If there were multiple offers, follow up with the Other Buyers Missed Out letters. Agents have reported that their income has DOUBLED since using this letter series. It is easy to implement, but the results can knock your socks off.
Jul 6, 2021
Everyone knows that open houses can be great for connecting with future buyers, but what about future sellers? Open houses can be a great opportunity to grow your listing portfolio - if you know how to do it. Learn strategies to attract sellers and how to develop that opportunity into new listing business.
Jul 2, 2021
This week in Market Survival Guide: national employment report and a decline in new construction jobs, rental moratorium supreme court update, Biden Administration and NAR moratorium opinions, landlord relief programs running into trouble with renter cooperation, showing and open houses over the 4th of July, where to get shoring data, western region showing analysis, lumber prices dive, figuring out the 5.5 million housing shortage, and answers to your questions.
Jun 29, 2021
Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it won’t create a huge problem for your transaction. Underground anything – especially oil tanks – can be one of the most problematic issues in a real estate transaction. When should you panic and where do you start with finding a solution? Join us for a conversation on maneuvering through decommissioning laws and client guidance along the way.
Jun 25, 2021
This week in Market Survival Guide: the Federal Infrastructure Plan, deferred benefit retirement, the Washington State eviction moratorium "bridge", housing affordability crisis leading to government action, real estate investor sentiment, and answers to your questions.
Jun 22, 2021
Careful and honest counsel from you is essential before they tour their first home and through-out the journey - yet many agents are risking trouble by accidentally setting the wrong expectations. Learn how to tell clients how it is, what facts to have at the ready, and how to guide your buyer through frustration to success.
Jun 18, 2021
This week in Market Survival Guide: NAR calls on the government to address housing supply crisis, good news in lumber and new construction supply, innovation in lumber, consumer confidence soars, extended closure of Canadian border impact, continued negative inventory examples and analysis, condos, return-to-office or work-from-home, new home trends, and answers to your questions.
Jun 15, 2021
Top among agent frustrations is when you take on a new listing only to discover that the home you need to price has absolutely no comps. Where do you begin and how do you get it right. Denise has several strategies to get you on the right track, even when the surrounding market is quickly appreciating in value. Learn how to price right, even when you have no comps.
Jun 15, 2021
Now is a great time to upsize or upgrade. Here are some tips to share with potential sellers considering selling and moving up.
Jun 15, 2021
There can be a lot of pressure to have your home look a certain way. However, some of the coziest homes are those brimming with personality and are super-functional. This article encourages homeowners to follow their instinct when it comes to home design.
Jun 15, 2021
There are benefits to buying turnkey...and benefits to buying a fixer. Which one is right for your buyers?