Rian Muleback's (mback) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Encore Realty
I was talking with one of my friends the other day when I was asked, "What is the craziest thing that has ever happened to you while showing a home?"  Where to start?  There have been many crazy things that have happened while showing a home.  The most typical is you never know what you are going...
Once again I am curious as to how other conduct their business.  More specific, if they call FSBO's or EXP's.  I have been doing this for awhile now, and while it isn't always a great success, it gets me talking to people and helps to sharpen my skills.  Nothing better than practicing in the real...
Why should someone work with you?  It's that simple.  So, what is your answer?  We have all met bad agents.  It is just like any other job, their are always bad apples.  But what makes you the good one?  More importantly, how can you convey this to me in the 5 minutes I spend on your web page?  I...
  I recently read an article that suggested this.  It lists several keywords to use when describing a listing and several words not to use.  It described how they effected the sales price and time.  So is this true?  I have no idea honestly, but some people do believe so.  It is the same idea as ...
   Ah, how nice.  It is Friday which means the weekend is here.  Oh wait, I have to work this weekend as well.  Hmmmm.  Most people may hate working the weekend and yes, I would rather be at home relaxing, but it isn't all bad.  I found some homes for my buyers in the MLS and Saturday is the only...
     Here I sit, wondering how many of you get leads off of your website.  All the signs seem to point to the internet as the place to advertise and get leads.  It is the easiest and cheapest way to reach almost everyone.  I just do not know how successful one can be at it.  I have read stories o...
    I have been making a lot of calls lately and I am amazed at how little knowledge people have when it comes to real estate.  This is in no way a slam on those people, I just thought they knew more.  It gets worse though.  Here is a little story for ya:   I recently received a call at the offic...
   Zero.  That is the amount of people that came to my open house tomorrow.  I did all of the things to draw people to my open house, but apparently it wasn't enough.  I have seen lots of indicators that show the market is picking up, yet yesterday would make a person think otherwise.  This goes ...
    I have been hearing from different souces, builders, agents and lenders, that busy has been picking up for them in the past few weeks.  I was wondering if you had heard the same with the people you interact with on a daily basis.  At my office we have been having far more walk-ins and calls f...
     Any guesses on what the title eludes to?  The market of course.  I had someone ask me how I can be excited about working in a market that was so terrible.  Simple, I replied.  Things aren't as bad as you would think I told them.  Prices aren't that bad and the rates are awesome.  If you lose...


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