Past Club Zebra Content & Help for Real Estate Agents

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.

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Join Club Zebra Pro Evaluating the Economic Health of an Area
Aug 15, 2019

Evaluating the Economic Health of an Area

A healthy economy usually goes hand-in-hand with strong property appreciation, so it pays to do your homework. There are five things to look at when making this evaluation and this article outlines those.

Join Club Zebra Pro Proper Market Pricing
Aug 15, 2019

Proper Market Pricing

Although popular real estate websites would have you believe otherwise, pricing a home correctly is an art combined with science (math, specifically).

Join Club Zebra Pro 10 Kitchen-Cleaning Essentials for Listing Your Home
Aug 15, 2019

10 Kitchen-Cleaning Essentials for Listing Your Home

The kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in the house and one that can be most difficult to keep clean and looking sharp for potential buyers. But with a little planning and deep-cleaning up front, you can keep the mess at bay. Included are ten recommendations for getting and keeping your kitchen in tip-top shape when it is listed.

Join Club Zebra Pro Club Call - July 2019 - Overcoming Conflict with Ease and Poise
Jul 23, 2019

Club Call - July 2019 - Overcoming Conflict with Ease and Poise

It is easy to get worked up when someone questions your integrity or if they are making a problem into a much bigger issue than it really is. Denise shares an easy-to-follow formula that will help you take control of yourself, allowing you more control of the situation.

Club Call - July 2019 - Overcoming Conflict with Ease and Poise (sample)
Jul 23, 2019

Club Call - July 2019 - Overcoming Conflict with Ease and Poise (sample)

It is easy to get worked up when someone questions your integrity or if they are making a problem into a much bigger issue than it really is. Denise shares an easy-to-follow formula that will help you take control of yourself, allowing you more control of the situation.

This is the first five minutes of this Club Call. For the full recording or to participate in an upcoming club call, join Club Zebra PRO!

Join Club Zebra Pro Ideas for Improving Your Home's Lighting
Jul 15, 2019

Ideas for Improving Your Home's Lighting

Lighting in a room is as important as paint color and furniture and it is critical for whatever function the room dictates. However, many people don’t consider changing the lighting, especially if it includes built-in such as recessed lighting or flush-mount light boxes in the center of a bedrooms. You don’t have to settle! There is a lot of ways you can improve!

Join Club Zebra Pro Investment Property Expenses – The Basics
Jul 15, 2019

Investment Property Expenses – The Basics

If you are considering purchasing an income-producing property, whether for short-term or long-term rentals, although the rent (potential income) received is usually the most-attractive part of ownership (along with anticipated appreciation), expenses usually take a huge bite out of that income. And really, the potential gross income is not as important to your bottom line as the potential net income.

Join Club Zebra Pro Today’s Mortgage – Almost 1000 Years in the Making
Jul 15, 2019

Today’s Mortgage – Almost 1000 Years in the Making

Have you ever thought about how people used to buy property before there were modern banks, mortgage brokers, and underwriting? Mortgages have been documented in history as early as 1190 in England common law documents. In these early mortgages, the lender still held title to the property and, in the event of a default, could sell the property in order to recover the damages. Fast forward to the 1900s...

The Painted Zebra, Issue 5
Jul 1, 2019

The Painted Zebra, Issue 5

How often do you stand back and look at your business from a big picture perspective? Probably not too often. It can be difficult when you are juggling everything and focused on getting through the tasks and details of day to day of your job. But if you find yourself doing the same grind year after year, then taking a moment to look at the big picture can be exactly what you need to catapult you to the next level. This issue highlights agents that excel at this task.

Join Club Zebra Pro Club Call - June 2019 - Help, My Seller Decided to Go FSBO
Jun 25, 2019

Club Call - June 2019 - Help, My Seller Decided to Go FSBO

Everything was going smoothly, or perhaps you just didn't notice the warnings until you drove by your potential listing only to discover a new For Sale By Owner sign in their yard. Join Denise for a discussion on dealing with FSBOs. What you should do if a prospect asks about selling on their own? What can you say if this happens to you and how should you move forward?

The Top 5 Actions of Super-Productive Agents
Jun 19, 2019

The Top 5 Actions of Super-Productive Agents

With over two-decades experience, having been an agent in the trenches and later as a top-producer, Denise gets it. As a coach she has seen it all. She understands why agents are burnt-out, struggle to grow their income, who are overwhelmed with frustrating clients and are one bad transaction away from quitting. Here, Denise addresses these issues and the five actions that agents can take to escape and become a happier, balanced, super-producer.

Join Club Zebra Pro Homeowners Insurance Checkup
Jun 15, 2019

Homeowners Insurance Checkup

Homeowner insurance policies are fraught with confusing language that may have you wondering what you are really covered for in case of an emergency. Reviewing your policy and scheduling time with your insurance agent to review is a great plan. Here are some questions to begin the conversation.

Join Club Zebra Pro Kick-Start Your Garage Goals
Jun 15, 2019

Kick-Start Your Garage Goals

Are #GarageGoals on your mind? Here are suggestions to kick-start your garage organization plan just in time for summer! If you dread going into your garage and don’t think you can find what you are looking for, it is time to revamp that garage! This article would be great accompanied by photos of solutions that you or your clients may have implemented.

Join Club Zebra Pro Median Sales Price v Average Sales Price
Jun 15, 2019

Median Sales Price v Average Sales Price

People are generally confused about what median sales prices are and why they are used as a metric. Now you have the tools to explain! Complete with table, math, and a structure that allows you to input your own local median and average sales prices, this article makes easy work of explaining what can be a complex issue.

Join Club Zebra Pro Buyer Offer Checklist
May 28, 2019

Buyer Offer Checklist

Create a checklist to guide your buyers through the offer process. Make sure you update with your local MLS forms!

Join Club Zebra Pro Checking Your Checklists
May 28, 2019

Checking Your Checklists

Do you find yourself "winging it" every transaction? Or is your entire process in your head? Whether you are just getting your list of "to dos" together or have been in the business for years, redefining and refining your process can save you time and headaches. We are going to go over creating your very own checklists for the following processes: new listings, New buyers, buyer offers, pending to closing for both buyers and sellers.

Join Club Zebra Pro Club Call - May 2019 - Retirement and Creating a Legacy Relationship
May 21, 2019

Club Call - May 2019 - Retirement and Creating a Legacy Relationship

Whether you are considering retiring in a few years or have been approached by an agent thinking of retiring, what are the next steps? This is a question that comes up time and time again. Learn how you can set up a relationship with an agent who can succeed you, an agreement that is fair and profitable for both sides.

Club Call - May 2019 - Retirement and Creating a Legacy Relationship (sample)
May 21, 2019

Club Call - May 2019 - Retirement and Creating a Legacy Relationship (sample)

Whether you are considering retiring in a few years or have been approached by an agent thinking of retiring, what are the next steps? This is a question that comes up time and time again. Learn how you can set up a relationship with an agent who can succeed you, an agreement that is fair and profitable for both sides.

This is the first five minutes of this Club Call. For the full recording or to participate in an upcoming club call, join Club Zebra PRO!

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