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http://www.batonrougerealestateappraisal.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Appraisers: Why do some houses sit on the market while others sell?
Here’s an interesting video by Jay Papasan, an executive of Keller Williams Realty. We see “Jay” on the month “This Month In Real Estate US: November 2010” videos on YouTube. In this video, Mr. Papasan explains why some houses just sit there on the market while others sell, which is an appropriate topic for locals now that the expiration of the Federal tax credit means a lot homes locally are just sitting.
I thought his explanations were helpful explanations. The visual displays of these concepts of his x/y axis were helpful as well.
I’m curious to hear the experience of both home owners and real estate agents as to what if Mr. Papasan is explaining is reality locally? Any ideas on what it would take for homes to sell faster? Are locals just waiting for a bottom before buying or is there something more going on in their psyche – more of a concern about what’s taking in Washington, DC than a concern for the Baton Rouge economy maybe?
You can follow Jay Papasan on Twitter at @jaypapasan, and on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/jaypapasan . Mr. Papasan is also coauthor of The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor & SHIFT.
https://www.appraisersinbatonrouge.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Home Selling Tips: 4 Ways To Sell Your Home Faster. This article was written for homeowners and may be helpful for Real Estate Agents as well.
CBS Money Watch is reporting on 4 Ways To Sell Your Home Faster! Click the blue link to read the article! Here’s a snippet:
“Home sellers, buckle up: Spring selling season is here, and it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
For now, the April 30 deadline for closing on a house to claim the home buyer tax credit is boosting sales. But with mortgage rates edging up, deals are fragile and lenders are on edge. “Last-minute glitches are holding up things far longer than we have ever seen before,” says Michael Onorato, president of the Illinois Association of Realtors.
Just because you have a real estate agent, that doesn’t mean you can sit back and let the pro sell your house. To get top dollar, you’ll need to take control of the relationship and micro-manage like nobody’s business. Follow these four steps to sell your house fast.“
The 4 Ways To Sell Your Baton Rouge Home Faster:
1.) Keep Your Agent on a Tight Leash
2.) Prove Your Home’s Value
3.) Get a Fair Appraisal
4.) Get Your Home Staged
http://www.batonrougerealestatebuzz.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Agents: Would A Geographical Competency Map Of Your Previous Listings Help You Earn More Listings? If you’re an experienced agent, it certainly would by adding hundreds of red labels on a Google map.
As the map above illustrates, I recently learned how to use Google Maps to Geocode some of the home addresses I’ve been appraising. This process created a “Geographical Competency Map” illustrating my competency to appraise homes in certain local housing markets. In an HVCC era, this helps me to prove that I’m “geographically competent” to appraise homes locally and that I’m not traveling 50 miles out of my normal marketing area or beyond my market competency.
Question: If you as a local real estate agent created such a map to show to your listing prospects, would it help you earn more listings? I think it would!
I learned to create such a map by watching this video below and checking out REBliss.com’s How To Use Google Maps to Show Your Geographic Competency.
http://www.batonrougerealestatebuzz.com/ – Baton Rouge Real Estate Agent Tips: The Importance Of Sending Those Thank You Notes!
Back in early 2004, I released the “Reapptools” Home Appraiser Marketing Guide. Some of the readers of this blog purchased that guide. While the implementation HVCC has eliminated some of the marketing methods recommended in the guide, there was a section about the power of thank you notes and referral gifts. These generally included a thank you with a small very inexpensive Jim Rohn booklet on success. I received a thank you note with success type booklet recently from site sponsor, Lore DeAstra with Continental Appraisal and was reminded of the power of thank you notes.
What about that appraiser or home inspector that recently sent you a listing referral? What about that Attorney that recently sent you the listing referral? What about that family friend that referred your services to their neighbor? Did you take time to send them a thank you note? The point in the Reapptools guide was that thank you notes positively reinforce that behavior over and over again.
To help me make sure I follow through on sending thank you notes, I keep a stack within arms reach. That’s why I also bought my Dymo Label Writer 400 years ago so I could print an address label in a snap!
John Jones’ Tuesday Morning Coffee video today is about the power of thank you notes. John’s recommendations are that they be hand-written, sent within a couple of days of the kind gesture, reference the kind gesture (thank for the listing appraisal referral) and use the words “you” and eliminate “I” and “we”. Enjoy! Bill Cobb