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.
Sep 17, 2020
People are concerned, but do they need to be? There are definitely things to be concerned about with the pandemic and this seeming frenzy of homebuying. But does it indicate a bubble that is going to pop? In short, no. We will look at the factors that are different prior to the Great Recession and now.
Sep 16, 2020
Some common items buyers have to compromise on when buying a home: Age and condition, commute, square footage, cosmetic upgrades, architectural style.
Sep 15, 2020
Your fact loving client can be one of your best transactions ever with proper care and feeding. They appreciate your expertise and will likely read everything you send them and still have more questions - but getting commitment can be elusive and attracting their business requires strong trust building skills. Learn how to attract and connect with your next strategist client at this week’s Denise Live!
Sep 11, 2020
This week in Market Survival Guide: advice for brokers whose clients are hesitant to enter the market, understanding market stats with regard to price reductions, talking about the election with your clients, job market update and predictions, rental evictions, commercial property issues, and answers to your questions.
Sep 8, 2020
Your client works in bursts. One day it’s ten emails in your inbox, but then when you respond – crickets. Time is still ticking on the transaction clock and making last minute changes to accommodate them can be exhausting. How can you hold their attention and direct their great ideas and energy towards moving forward? Learn how to have your best promoter personality relationship ever.
Sep 4, 2020
This week in Market Survival Guide: Rental markets and how they will affect the real estate market, surging pendings over listings, extended closing delays and how to deal with tardy lenders, forbearance repercussions, underwriters are playing it safe and what that means for your transactions and your own loans, appraisal challenges, how lack of inventory is making agents pushy and your rights and responsibilities, year-over-year listings and prices and time-on-market nationally, rental properties and the single-unit owner problem, buying occupied properties and eviction moratorium industry impact, housing market recovery update and predictions, and answers to your questions.
Sep 1, 2020
Everyone knows, real estate is a relationship business - whether it’s a listing presentation, a negotiation, or in your marketing. This September we’re going to be looking at communication skills for working with different personalities – how to read your client, a broker, or even a family member, so that you can effectively understand and respond to their needs. Understanding personalities is key to reducing relationship stress, avoiding communication mistakes, marketing your business, and so much more.
Aug 28, 2020
This week in Market Survival Guide: more news about FHFA's Adverse Market Fee, generational housing is surging, elections affecting your closings, last minute underwriting demands, national housing market facts, impact of covid-triggered lifestyle changes on housing markets, and answers to your questions.
Aug 25, 2020
Most brokers search for new ideas to add to their business, hoping and believing that it will propel them to success, when in fact it is the act of editing that often brings about the greatest results. In this webinar Denise will be discussing how editing can help you with examples of how you can edit your business, your space, and even tips for editing caustic communication.
Aug 21, 2020
This week in Market Survival Guide: Washington State housing markets by county, Capitol Hill, effects of urban areas exporting buyers, issues in new construction, changes in housing styles, update on lumber shortage effects and development costs, home repair trade shortages, and answers to your many questions!
Aug 18, 2020
Similar listings have since listed and sold at similar price to what your seller is offering, but your listing is still adding days-on-market. Is it the marketing, the area, the price, or something else? Get advice for how to put on your detective hat and figure out what’s really going on so that you can approach your client with a confident recommendation. Don’t miss it!
Aug 15, 2020
Many homeowners have grown a green thumb in the time of COVID. However, what happens when things get busy and they no longer have time for weeding and maintenance? Homeowners can keep their yards looking neat and lush with a little planning.
Aug 15, 2020
Despite historically low interest rates, it is a difficult time to buy a house due to low inventory. But if buyers get prepared and listen to advice, buying a home is possible.
Aug 14, 2020
This week in Market Survival Guide: FHFA introduces the Adverse Market Fee on refinanced mortgage loans and how it affects homeowners, lenders and you; elections and how they affect the real estate market, national inventory challenges, advice for communicating with buyers and sellers, and answers to your questions.
Aug 11, 2020
Yes, you could send your prospects, buyers, and sellers information through the post – but in today's busy market, who has the time to wait? You need options that can impress and communicate right away. This week we are going to be looking at the best options for putting together CMAs, brochures, listing packages and more, that will impress your clients with both great information and how prepared you are.
Aug 7, 2020
This week in Market Survival Guide: lumber shortages and their effect on the real estate market, the Housing Opportunity Index and affordability crisis, metro median-listing stats nationwide, NAR Recovery Index, the negative-inventory market and the suburban migration, July unemployment summary and by sector, new construction, forecasting the market, and answers to your questions.
Aug 4, 2020
What you can do when you are working with buyers and are unable to bring them into a home for a showing. How should you prepare? What’s should be top-of-mind while you are taking them through the home and what should you always include when discussing the neighborhood and surrounding area? Make sure your buyers can confidently make the right decision, even while under pressure in today’s fast moving market.
Jul 31, 2020
This week in Market Survival Guide we are looking at how Covid-19 has been affecting the home market on a national level, how it has been affecting iBuyers, and we'll also be talking about commercial real estate markets.