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Hire me to do a Financial / Tax Evaluation for your buyer clients This evaluation looks first at the client's current situation and then develops several purchase scenarios at various different price levels. It looks at income, itemized deductions, tax savings, housing costs and take-home pay. Af...
02/16/2010
I am planning a marketing campaign for next year aimed at first time home buyers. I'm just not sure about the timing. One side tells me to wait until March / April when the season really starts. However, knowing that most home buyers will select the first agent they call/meet I'd like to be that ...
10/10/2007
I viewed a property for my clients, and thought it fit all their criteria. It's listed at $900k. When I mentioned it to them they told me that they had seen it two years earlier and really liked it but at the time they couldn't afford it. Now they can.The thing is, as soon as they heard that the ...
10/10/2007
I send out a monthly newsletter to all my tax clients and real estate clients by email. Every month I add another personalized article, rather than just choosing one from the list the newsletter company provides. The way the newsletter arrives in my clients' email inbox is as a link. And that see...
10/10/2007
Whenever I browse other agents' websites I see that many of them have a page for testimonials for clients. Why didn't I? Frankly, while my clients are always very thankful for my services and express this freely to me whenever we see each other, none of them ever thought of putting it in writing....
10/05/2007
Want to get your listing sold? Here are a few tips that would help the buyer's agent getting their clients to view your home and have a positive experience:1. Enter your open houses into the MLS by Friday - many buyer's agents run the open house report on a Friday to prepare their clients for the...
10/01/2007
1. It's ok to fire a client. Don't forget, you're the boss.2. Don't take sides - stay out of the discussions between husbands and wives or it'll bite you in the rear eventually.3. Somebody has to lead - make sure it's you.4. Be polite, but be firm - nobody likes a doormat.5. Set deadlines - witho...
09/30/2007
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For my first full calendar year in real estate I had set myself a financial goal. I wanted to make a certain amount in Gross Commission Income.Looking back at that first year I admit that at times I didn't think I could ever meet my goal, but at the same time used this seemingly unattainable goal...
09/29/2007
I don't have any listings, but rather I provide a service to my clients namely to give them a free financial and tax evaluation before they start looking for a home. It's designed to help them find their comfortlevel of how much they can afford, and calculate what their tax break will be.I'm work...
09/29/2007
While it is a Buyer's Market in virtually all parts of the country, it doesn't feel like it in San Francisco, at least not in the halfway decent neighborhoods. Only, my clients don't seem to believe it. A couple who is unfortunately completely unrealistic about what they can afford, and what they...
09/28/2007
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