Real estate agents – Talktalk China http://talktalkchina.com/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 13:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://talktalkchina.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-2-120x120.png Real estate agents – Talktalk China http://talktalkchina.com/ 32 32 Lone Wolf introduces Leads+, a turnkey solution for real estate agents to attract sales leads https://talktalkchina.com/lone-wolf-introduces-leads-a-turnkey-solution-for-real-estate-agents-to-attract-sales-leads/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://talktalkchina.com/lone-wolf-introduces-leads-a-turnkey-solution-for-real-estate-agents-to-attract-sales-leads/ New solution combines digital marketing, lead generation and qualification, and CRM DALLAS and CAMBRIDGE, ON, November 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lone Wolf Technologies (“Lone Wolf”), the North American leader in residential real estate software, is thrilled to announce the launch of Leads+, a powerful turnkey platform designed to help realtors attract prospects and close other […]]]>

New solution combines digital marketing, lead generation and qualification, and CRM

DALLAS and CAMBRIDGE, ON, November 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lone Wolf Technologies (“Lone Wolf”), the North American leader in residential real estate software, is thrilled to announce the launch of Leads+, a powerful turnkey platform designed to help realtors attract prospects and close other deals, faster and at a lower cost. The new solution makes its debut this weekend at the first-ever NAR NXT event at Orlando Florida.

For agents today, it’s harder than ever to find the time to connect face-to-face with customers while facilitating the sophisticated and simple digital communication process that consumers have come to expect. With social media, advertising, and digital engagement standards changing as often as market conditions, there’s a lot to keep up with.

Leads+ makes it easy for agents to connect with highly qualified leads, and vice versa, through a combination of human and technology tracking using proven conversion strategies and techniques. The solution brings together Lone Wolf’s automated online advertising and lead qualification features to capture and deliver new salespeople and referral opportunities to agents. It identifies advertising content, placement, and budget to grab attention and directs potential leads to landing pages that are monitored and tested for conversion. The solution then pulls the received information into Lone Wolf’s CRM for easy tracking and maintenance.

“We are excited to bring Leads+ to the real estate industry and build on the momentum of transformative solutions for agents,” said jimmy kelly, CEO of Lone Wolf. “Our priority is to make real estate easier for everyone. Leads+ ensures that agents have the time and flexibility to do what they do best – helping people find a place to live – with the support of the best technology from real estate.”

As a bespoke service for agents, Leads+:

  • Launches digital ads based on previous high performing campaigns, geo-targeting and generic content to reach a large audience of qualified sellers online.
  • Creates high-converting branded landing pages to capture consumers’ attention and information.
  • Combines personal and automated nurturing to consistently qualify and deliver leads to salespeople.
  • Uploads all customer details to the CRM for easy contact management and tracking.

This means agents can run a full lead generation and lead development program, without having to worry about creating or editing ads, creating landing pages, spending a lot of time on tasks lead development manuals or staying compliant in an ever-changing digital engagement landscape. .

“Agents today don’t want more complex technology. They want to find new opportunities and connect with more potential sellers,” said Aaron Kardel, vice president of products at Lone Wolf. “We designed Leads+ to combine the most powerful features agents use to grow their business, focus on their customers, and take the worry out of manual DIY tasks.”

Leads+ is now available to real estate agents across North America. For more information, please visit the Lone Wolf Technologies website here.

Media contact:
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About Lone Wolf Technologies

Lone Wolf Technologies is the North American leader in residential real estate software, serving more than 1.5 million real estate professionals across Canada and in the United States With cloud-based solutions for agents, brokers, franchises, MLSs and associations, the company provides the entire real estate industry with the tools they need to surprise clients, grow their business and improve profits, back-office transactions, insights, and more, all in one place. Lone Wolf’s head office is located at Cambridge, ONand Dallas, Texas.

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Hinesville Realtors Complete Weichert Fast Track Training Program https://talktalkchina.com/hinesville-realtors-complete-weichert-fast-track-training-program/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://talktalkchina.com/hinesville-realtors-complete-weichert-fast-track-training-program/ Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. announces that the following Weichert agents affiliated with Weichert, Realtors – Real Estate Professionals in Hinesville have successfully completed its Fast Track training program: • Alexandria Baptist • Celia Howell This training helps inform new and existing Weichert Affiliate Agents of the latest information, resources and technology available to real […]]]>

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. announces that the following Weichert agents affiliated with Weichert, Realtors – Real Estate Professionals in Hinesville have successfully completed its Fast Track training program:

• Alexandria Baptist

• Celia Howell This training helps inform new and existing Weichert Affiliate Agents of the latest information, resources and technology available to real estate professionals to help them list, promote and sell properties and offer services to their clients. clients. “Our Fast Track program covers everything a real estate professional needs to know to get them started on the right path to a successful career in real estate,” said Bill Scavone, President and Chief Operating Officer. from Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. “This program is designed to provide a unique learning experience to get our new associates productive as quickly as possible.”

Program participants learn best practices for getting started in the real estate industry, finding sellers, capturing a buyer’s attention, and listing properties for sale quickly.

About Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. is a leading real estate franchisor established in 2001 by Jim Weichert, Chairman, President and CEO of Weichert Companies, in business since 1969.

The company offers a clearly defined business model for operating, managing and marketing a real estate agency, as well as state-of-the-art technology, marketing tools and coaching.

Its first subsidiary opened in 2002, and the franchise network has since grown to more than 370 offices, serving markets in more than 40 states.

The company has been named one of the top traditional residential real estate franchises by Entrepreneur magazine for 18 consecutive years and identified by Franchise Business Review as one of the top franchises for owner satisfaction seven years in a row.

For more information about Weichert, visit Weichert. com or for more information on franchise opportunities, visit Weichert Franchise.com.

Each Weichert franchise office is independently owned and operated.

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What real estate agents need to know in 2023 https://talktalkchina.com/what-real-estate-agents-need-to-know-in-2023/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 22:18:13 +0000 https://talktalkchina.com/what-real-estate-agents-need-to-know-in-2023/ The Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, produced by PWC and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), has been the dominant voice in communicating the future of the industry for over 40 years. Given the market upheavals in the years following the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to anticipate and analyze trends. We’ve […]]]>

The Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, produced by PWC and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), has been the dominant voice in communicating the future of the industry for over 40 years.

Given the market upheavals in the years following the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to anticipate and analyze trends. We’ve combed through the report to bring you the highlights and can’t-miss insights that will impact your business in 2023.

The pace slows down

In 2021 and part of the past year, real estate was moving at record speed. Homes were selling within hours, above demand and for cash. In 2023, however, expect the market pace to continue the slowdown seen in late 2022.

The number of days a house is on the market will continue to increase, there could be more price negotiations – although average house prices are expected to remain high, at 30% more expensive than in 2019 and before – and rising interest rates will continue to make some buyers wary.

Remote work affects many facets of the industry

The continuation of remote work has impacts on the commercial real estate industry as well as residential real estate. For commerce, businesses that continue to work remotely may abandon empty office spaces or downsize, leaving large swathes of commercial buildings empty to be repurposed.

On the residential side, working from home means employees can change geographic locations and seek larger homes with dedicated office space. They may also prioritize eco-friendly homes, with the goal of reducing electricity or internet bills despite spending more time at home. The report estimates that less than half of the workforce visits an office for the entire working week.

Climate change is impacting buyer behavior

Extreme weather and climate events are commonplace, and while it’s not immediately obvious how climate change is affecting real estate, there really is no greater influence than climate.

Extreme weather conditions include floods, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters. Increasingly, homebuyers are avoiding areas of the country that put them at high risk of encountering one of these disasters.

Not only do people not want to live in a high-risk area, but they also don’t want to pay high-risk insurance or energy costs. Homeowners in Florida or other low-lying areas must pay for flood insurance to protect against hurricanes. And, homeowners in Arizona, or other desert climates, pay astronomical electric bills to stay cool in the summer. In 2023 and beyond, temperate and low-risk areas will see an increase in out-of-state homebuyers looking for a more balanced environment.

Markets to watch:

This year’s report also included a list of top markets to watch for real estate growth. These cities are:

  • Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Atlanta
  • Austin, TX
  • Tampa, Florida.
  • Raliegh, North Carolina
  • Miami
  • Boston
  • Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Charlotte, North Carolina

Among the many notable features of these popular cities are their location; almost all of the cities on this list are in the Sun Belt. None of these cities include the typical heavyweights: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, proving that the trend toward midsize, more affordable cities will continue into 2023.

However, the influx of residential and commercial activity into these areas can disrupt the market patterns these cities are used to. Rising prices, changing demographics and new infrastructure await them.

2023 will be a tough year for all professionals in the housing industry, but with an eye for emerging trends, a flexible attitude and a willingness to adapt, real estate agents will weather this storm and come out on top.

For an even deeper dive into these topics, you can read the full report, here. Do you have any predictions or concerns for 2023? Comments below.

]]> The essential real estate trends driving the market in 2023 https://talktalkchina.com/the-essential-real-estate-trends-driving-the-market-in-2023/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 22:18:13 +0000 https://talktalkchina.com/the-essential-real-estate-trends-driving-the-market-in-2023/ The Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, produced by PWC and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), has been the dominant voice in communicating the future of the industry for over 40 years. Given the market upheavals in the years following the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to anticipate and analyze trends. We’ve […]]]>

The Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, produced by PWC and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), has been the dominant voice in communicating the future of the industry for over 40 years.

Given the market upheavals in the years following the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to anticipate and analyze trends. We’ve combed through the report to bring you the highlights and can’t-miss insights that will impact your business in 2023.

The pace slows down

In 2021 and part of the past year, real estate was moving at record speed. Homes were selling within hours, above demand and for cash. In 2023, however, expect the market pace to continue the slowdown seen in late 2022.

The number of days a house is on the market will continue to increase, there could be more price negotiations – although average house prices are expected to remain high, at 30% more expensive than in 2019 and before – and rising interest rates will continue to make some buyers wary.

Remote work affects many facets of the industry

The continuation of remote work has impacts on the commercial real estate industry as well as residential real estate. For commerce, businesses that continue to work remotely may abandon empty office spaces or downsize, leaving large swathes of commercial buildings empty to be repurposed.

On the residential side, working from home means employees can change geographic locations and seek larger homes with dedicated office space. They may also prioritize eco-friendly homes, with the goal of reducing electricity or internet bills despite spending more time at home. The report estimates that less than half of the workforce visits an office for the entire working week.

Climate change is impacting buyer behavior

Extreme weather and climate events are commonplace, and while it’s not immediately obvious how climate change is affecting real estate, there really is no greater influence than climate.

Extreme weather conditions include floods, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters. Increasingly, homebuyers are avoiding areas of the country that put them at high risk of encountering one of these disasters.

Not only do people not want to live in a high-risk area, but they also don’t want to pay high-risk insurance or energy costs. Homeowners in Florida or other low-lying areas must pay for flood insurance to protect against hurricanes. And, homeowners in Arizona, or other desert climates, pay astronomical electric bills to stay cool in the summer. In 2023 and beyond, temperate and low-risk areas will see an increase in out-of-state homebuyers looking for a more balanced environment.

Markets to watch:

This year’s report also included a list of top markets to watch for real estate growth. These cities are:

  • Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Atlanta
  • Austin, TX
  • Tampa, Florida.
  • Raliegh, North Carolina
  • Miami
  • Boston
  • Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Charlotte, North Carolina

Among the many notable features of these popular cities are their location; almost all of the cities on this list are in the Sun Belt. None of these cities include the typical heavyweights: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, proving that the trend toward midsize, more affordable cities will continue into 2023.

However, the influx of residential and commercial activity into these areas can disrupt the market patterns these cities are used to. Rising prices, changing demographics and new infrastructure await them.

2023 will be a tough year for all professionals in the housing industry, but with an eye for emerging trends, a flexible attitude and a willingness to adapt, real estate agents will weather this storm and come out on top.

For an even deeper dive into these topics, you can read the full report, here. Do you have any predictions or concerns for 2023? Comments below.

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Los Angeles real estate agents and housing activists fight to measure ULA – The Hollywood Reporter https://talktalkchina.com/los-angeles-real-estate-agents-and-housing-activists-fight-to-measure-ula-the-hollywood-reporter/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 14:00:55 +0000 https://talktalkchina.com/los-angeles-real-estate-agents-and-housing-activists-fight-to-measure-ula-the-hollywood-reporter/ A tight mayoral race won’t be the only thing drawing attention to Angeleno’s November 8 ballots. The ULA measure, dubbed “the mansion tax,” will also be put to a vote in the city of Los Angeles, amid opposition from Los Angeles. real estate sector. If passed, the measure will add a new tax on LA […]]]>

A tight mayoral race won’t be the only thing drawing attention to Angeleno’s November 8 ballots. The ULA measure, dubbed “the mansion tax,” will also be put to a vote in the city of Los Angeles, amid opposition from Los Angeles. real estate sector. If passed, the measure will add a new tax on LA property sales north of $5 million to fund affordable housing and homelessness programs.

If the measure is successful, sales of properties in Los Angeles between $5 million and $10 million would be subject to an additional tax rate of 4%, while those worth $10 million or more would be taxed at a additional rate of 5.5%. To put the tax into context, for a home like the one Shonda Rhimes sold earlier this year in Hancock Park, there would be a $1.155 million tax on the $21 million sale; for Ashley Tisdale, who sold in the Hollywood Hills for $5.9 million, a tax of $236,000.

The ULA measure would raise between $600 million and $1.1 billion annually, the city’s chief legislative analyst estimates, to be spent on the city’s housing and homelessness crisis. .

“The current plan is a comprehensive approach to addressing the housing crisis and bringing down housing prices in Los Angeles,” said the comedian and The G-word creator Adam Conover, who has been a strong supporter of the measurement. “It finances the acquisition by the city of vacant buildings and their transformation into affordable housing. It finances keeping people in their homes by helping them with rent subsidies, and it also finances construction.

Conover continues, “Homelessness is the most obvious symptom of housing costs, but you can’t treat the disease just by treating a symptom. We need to bring in people who live on the streets, but if that’s all we do, we won’t address the real problem, which is that it’s too expensive to live in LA.

The proposal, however, has met with a lot of resistance from top Los Angeles real estate agents, as it comes at a time when the housing market has already slowed from its pandemic peak.

“Right now, we are facing multiple problems in real estate: a declining market, high interest rates and high inflation,” said Aaron Kirkman, agent for Compass. “The last thing we need is more taxes imposed on an industry that is already struggling.” Some, like Jason Oppenheim of the Oppenheim Band (also sell sunset fame) campaigned publicly against the measure, with Oppenheim writing in an email sent to friends and clients: “We are not philosophically against wealth taxes, but this initiative was not thought up by men of rational business, and it defies common sense and basic logic. ”

A common argument within the real estate community is the impact this could have on tenants and small business owners who rely on commercial properties.

“One of the biggest problems with this so-called solution is that no one is spared,” says agent Rochelle Maize. “Much of this tax will come from owners of commercial properties and apartment buildings, which means landlords will demand higher rents and retailers will have to raise the prices of basic necessities like food and essentials. clothes. This measure does not only pose a threat to high-end properties. This will have a negative impact on the entire real estate market as a whole and on all those directly involved.

A September report from UCLA’s Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, however, said “there is no evidence that the tax would impact rents for commercial or residential tenants.” In most cases, transfer duties are paid by the seller, who will have no legal way to pass on the costs to the tenants of a building he no longer owns. Additionally, this report cites several studies that show that rents are determined by the market, not by taxes and fees. »

The report also estimated that it would raise $923 million a year for producing affordable housing and preventing homelessness in the form of rent relief, income support and legal advice. for tenants, and “to have a positive impact on the city’s housing crisis, while having no effect on the average Angeleno.

Agents opposed to the ULA measure also believe that if passed, it will slow development and discourage people from buying all types of property (single-family homes, apartments, land, businesses) – and although the tax will not would apply only to the city of Los Angeles, would also affect neighboring areas.

If Measure ULA passes, we will definitely see a spillover into other cities like West Hollywood, Santa Monica and even Beverly Hills,” says Compass agent Sally Forster Jones. “They can potentially implement a similar proposition, or potentially there can be an increase in demand and appeal from other cities such as Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, which will result in an advantage for those areas over to the city of Los Angeles.”

And while all officers recognize the importance of addressing the city’s housing crisis and its homeless population, many point to specific issues with the law that they believe will cause more harm than good. Douglas Elliman’s agent, Juliette Hohnen, said the $5 million mark was just too low, noting that “people who have more than $5 million now 10 years from now are the ones who bought for 2 millions of dollars. Really, what you’re doing is you’re stopping people from affording to own property in LA”

“If you were dealing with people who had $50 million, $20 million, or $30 million, fine, anyone who can afford a $20 million house is very, very wealthy,” she continues. “But in LA over $5 million – that’s rich but in LA it’s not, given how much everything costs.”

Hohnen also reveals that even the possibility of the measure is already being used as a real estate tactic, as another agent recently brought up the proposal in a deal with one of his celebrity clients, saying, “Once that happens, your client is going to pay another half a million dollars, so you should sell it now, so I thought that was interesting, a strategy to get people moving.

Others question Los Angeles’ record on homelessness issues in recent years and what will change with a sudden influx of $1 billion in cash. “The city needs to better understand how it is spending the billions already spent on solving the homelessness crisis,” said Compass officer Ari Afshar. Between Measure H and Project Roomkey, all Angelenos have been taxed for supporting the initiatives and yet there is nothing to show for it. Several agents also argued that the plan is not specific enough and does not specify exactly how the funds will be used.

Neither Karen Bass nor Rick Caruso endorsed the measure, but it was drafted by the ACLU SoCal and is supported by unions across the city. Conover says the ULA measure is often compared to the HHH measure — a $1.2 billion bond measure in 2017 for building substantial affordable housing, but which delivered only a fraction of the units promised; he notes that this measure has been overseen by politicians who control what is built and “have no incentive to allow this type of housing to be built”. This measure, however, “places it under the watchful eye of a citizens’ commission which is in fact led by housing experts”.

LA Family Housing, an organization that helps lift people out of homelessness and poverty, is among the experts supporting the measure, as President and CEO Stephanie Klasky-Gamer says: “Financial and physical resources make the difference. Generating $900 million a year to prevent people from falling into homelessness and allow us to increase production of desperately needed housing to address homelessness is a game changer.

Post-pandemic, the commitment to housing is more important than ever, adds Klasky-Gamer, as well as the fight to prevent people from becoming homeless: “Even though we have moved more people indoors than never before have more people fallen into homelessness than ever before, so it felt like we were never moving forward, we were just keeping pace because more and more people were falling into homelessness.

Conover also highlights the widespread effect of the current housing situation in Los Angeles, especially for those in Hollywood.

“Even people who aren’t on the streets pay half or two-thirds of their income in rent and that’s bad for everyone,” he says. “It’s bad for the economy of our city because then these people can’t go to the movies and support our entertainment industry. They can’t go out and buy drinks or food and support our restaurant industry. This is not good for anyone unless you are a wealthy person who owns an expensive house and the price of your home goes up massively and then you sell and move to a cheaper place then this could be good for you. But everyone, it doesn’t help at all.

“It’s only going to make everything better in the city if we can actually address this, and not just say, ‘Oh, here’s a little intervention, let’s build a little housing here, help with a little tenant program there’ , continues Conover. “No; we have to do everything we can.

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7 Instagram Reel Ideas for Real Estate Agents https://talktalkchina.com/7-instagram-reel-ideas-for-real-estate-agents/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://talktalkchina.com/7-instagram-reel-ideas-for-real-estate-agents/ When it comes to real estate, Instagram is one of the best platforms for posting photos and videos. It’s also a great way to show off your work, meet new clients, and create opportunities for yourself. In the past, we’ve shown you how to promote your Instagram real estate page with some Instagram marketing tips […]]]>

When it comes to real estate, Instagram is one of the best platforms for posting photos and videos. It’s also a great way to show off your work, meet new clients, and create opportunities for yourself. In the past, we’ve shown you how to promote your Instagram real estate page with some Instagram marketing tips for real estate businesses.

However, with the introduction of Instagram Reels, an in-app feature similar to video-sharing platform TikTok, you’ve probably seen real estate agents who have successfully used this tool to grow their brands. And now you wonder: how to use it?

In this article, we’ll cover some of the best practices for using Instagram as an agent and give you some ideas on how you can start creating your own real estate-focused Instagram reels today!

What are Instagram Reels?

Instagram Reels are short, creative videos you can make on Instagram. They are up to 90 seconds long and play in the style of Tik Tok videos, in which quick visual changes, quick cuts and quick scene changes are used. Reels are often set to music with a strong beat, and videos can include animated text that is timed and synced to the song.

Why use Instagram Reels for real estate?

An Instagram reel is a great way to showcase your properties. You can give potential clients a glimpse of what they might expect if they worked with you. If you want to establish an Instagram presence while attracting customers and clients, explore Instagram Reels/

Best Instagram Reel Ideas

Before and after Create a video reel of your favorite real estate properties and include before and after photos. Include all renovations, additions and repairs that need to be done so they can see all the hard work you put into each property.

Compilation of properties by location: Use an Instagram reel to highlight all of your properties in one place so potential customers can see them all at once. Example: Top 5 properties in Brooklyn, New York.

Fun fact about the neighborhood: Maybe share some fun facts about the property’s neighborhood, like how many times it’s been featured in TV shows or movies. You don’t want to be overly promotional, but try to provide value by sharing something that your audience will find interesting and relevant.

Moving tips: An adorable way to show off your real estate expertise is to create a video tutorial on how buyers can make their first home safe and secure. Share tips on installing smoke alarms, changing locks and more!

DIY home projects: Create Instagram Reels that will help potential customers improve their homes. You can share some tips and tricks on how to stage a home, DIY projects, or even choosing paint colors for different rooms in the house.

Door-to-door salesperson checklist: You can also create a video that walks home sellers through the process of selling their home. Provide tips on what they need to do before listing their property, how to stage it, and more! Show home sellers how to declutter, organize and stage their home so it sells faster and for greater value.

Homebuyer’s Checklist: Create a series of videos that teach first-time homebuyers how to buy their own home. This can be useful for your audience looking for tips on how to find their dream home, questions to ask when viewing a property, and more!

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for more ways to market yourself as a real estate agent, Instagram Reels can be a fantastic way to showcase your work to a wide audience. Be sure to give it a shot today!

Ben Shepardson is a contributing writer for Realty Biz News and has a long track record of success in online marketing and web development. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems, he worked on enterprise-level SEO and started an online business offering web development services to small businesses.

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Top Realtors Partner with Final Offer to Bring a Transparent Offer Process to the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia Metro Area https://talktalkchina.com/top-realtors-partner-with-final-offer-to-bring-a-transparent-offer-process-to-the-washington-d-c-maryland-and-virginia-metro-area/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 16:25:00 +0000 https://talktalkchina.com/top-realtors-partner-with-final-offer-to-bring-a-transparent-offer-process-to-the-washington-d-c-maryland-and-virginia-metro-area/ The real estate technology platform helps agents deliver an efficient experience for buyers and sellers, with fair competition in mind WASHINGTON, October 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Final offer, an online real estate platform that enables top real estate agents to facilitate a more transparent deal and deal experience for their clients, has gone live in […]]]>

The real estate technology platform helps agents deliver an efficient experience for buyers and sellers, with fair competition in mind

WASHINGTON, October 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Final offer, an online real estate platform that enables top real estate agents to facilitate a more transparent deal and deal experience for their clients, has gone live in the washington d.c., Maryland and Virginia region today. Over 50 residential property listings will be posted on the platform throughout this weekend, which will accept all offers exclusively through finaloffer.com.

Final Offer Logo (PRNewsfoto/Final Offer)

Supported by top performing real estate agents across multiple brokerages with a combined sales volume of over $3 billion last year, the platform offers listing agents and their sellers the opportunity to achieve true market value by providing a transparent and competitive platform that drives the urgency of the buyer community.

For the first time ever, sellers can publicly declare the price, terms, and time they agree to. The ability to tell buyers what’s important allows sellers and their agents to act more strategically, while giving buyers the clarity and confidence they need to make an offer they know is right. it will be accepted. All interested parties are notified in real time when offers are made, giving all potential buyers the opportunity to act quickly. All offers are visible in the listing’s offer history window, allowing buyers and their agents to view details of what they need to do to make a better offer. Buyers and their agents can bid online in seconds and will only need to complete a regional sales contract if their bid ends up being the winning bid.

“During the pandemic, which has produced the most competitive market of my real estate career to date, it has become apparent how desperate the DMV market is in need of a level playing field where every client is empowered to win,” said Jenn Smira, Team President Jenn Smira. “I never thought a technology platform was more important – or relevant – to the world of real estate than Final Offer is right now.”

“We all want to help the best agents grow their business by giving them and their sellers the opportunity to get the best result when selling their home,” said Weird Tim, co-CEO of Final Offer. “Additionally, we have found that buyers and their agents are empowered to know that they are bidding on fair terms and that they have a clear understanding of what sellers will accept. We are proud to partner with such many of the DMV’s top agents to bring a new level of trust and transparency to the marketplace.”

The Final Offer platform has been improved based on invaluable feedback after the beta was launched in the Boston region with a number of registrations last spring. Agents, buyers and sellers have achieved superior results in these initial transactions.

“After learning about the platform and how it can help us better serve our customers, we knew we wanted to be part of this special new technology,” said Thirty Hemingerpresident of Trent & Co. “For us, it’s about working hard to get the best result for our clients. We believe that the final offer will be a tool to ensure the best financial result for them.”

The final offer platform is free for agents, sellers and buyers until the end of 2022. Start January 1, 2023subscriptions from listing agents will begin to $500 per month to use the platform to manage all of their listings and offer processes on behalf of their sellers. The final offer will continue to be free for buyers and sellers, as well as agents representing buyers.

About the final offer:

Final Offer is a new platform that enables top real estate agents to provide a more transparent offer and trading experience to their clients. Now, sellers can clearly define their desired price, terms and timing, giving buyers the certainty they need to always make a winning bid. Built by leaders in real estate and technology, Final Offer enables top real estate agents to differentiate themselves and provide their clients with the tools for an elevated buying and selling experience.

Media Contact:
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Hollywood Agency
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Won’t anyone think of the poor real estate agents? https://talktalkchina.com/wont-anyone-think-of-the-poor-real-estate-agents/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 03:00:12 +0000 https://talktalkchina.com/wont-anyone-think-of-the-poor-real-estate-agents/ The latest rounds of house price results showed that house prices and sales in New Zealand fell sharply in response to aggressive monetary tightening by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ). For example, the main REINZ house price index fell 12.6% from its peak in November 2021, with sales volumes also down 12.9% year-on-year […]]]>

The latest rounds of house price results showed that house prices and sales in New Zealand fell sharply in response to aggressive monetary tightening by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ).

For example, the main REINZ house price index fell 12.6% from its peak in November 2021, with sales volumes also down 12.9% year-on-year in September.

Falling real estate prices and volumes have seen real estate agents across the country take a severe haircut, with sales commissions falling around 31% year-over-year:

Interest.co.nz estimates that agencies across the country earned around $348 million in gross residential sales commissions in the third quarter of this year, down 31% from the same period of 2021.

In New Zealand’s largest housing market, Auckland, total estimated commissions were down 34% year-on-year. In the rest of the country, excluding Auckland, total estimated commissions fell by 28%…

Prospects for a turnaround took a hit this week with New Zealand’s consumer price index (CPI) hitting 7.2% on the year to September, which was well above to all market forecasts.

The RBNZ was already on a hawkish stance ahead of the result, with the latest monetary policy statement noting that the board was considering a 0.75% hike in October and would move quickly to quell any inflationary pressure:

The Committee considered whether to increase the OCR by 50 or 75 basis points at this meeting…

Committee members agreed that monetary conditions should continue to tighten until they are satisfied that there is sufficient spending restraint to bring inflation back to its target range of 1-3% per year. The Committee remains committed to fulfilling the monetary policy mandate.

Therefore, the latest inflation shock should be accompanied by further aggressive rate hikes from the RBNZ.

All of this points to further increases in mortgage rates, alongside falling house prices and sales.

Won’t anyone think of the poor real estate agents?

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How Top Realtors Use Closing Gifts to Build Lasting Client Relationships https://talktalkchina.com/how-top-realtors-use-closing-gifts-to-build-lasting-client-relationships/ Wed, 12 Oct 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://talktalkchina.com/how-top-realtors-use-closing-gifts-to-build-lasting-client-relationships/ Giving gifts requires a winning combination of customer understanding and good taste. Getty Whether it’s a celebratory champagne, a gift box full of goodies, or nothing at all, the art of giving a closing gift to a real estate client is one that requires more finesse than you think so. A closing gift should be […]]]>

Whether it’s a celebratory champagne, a gift box full of goodies, or nothing at all, the art of giving a closing gift to a real estate client is one that requires more finesse than you think so.

A closing gift should be personal but not overly personal, considerate but not overly considerate, and above all, it should let customers know that the giver is always ready to go above and beyond in a professional manner.

While some may find the tradition unnecessary, many top luxury agents around the world agree that this final gesture is one of the best ways to display a level of service and expertise worth repeating. or refer to others.

Read on to find out how these top agents are threading the needle with their perfect closing gift.

To each his own

For Teni Kalafian of Houston-based brokerage Baker & Co., personal gifts are a great way to show clients you’ve built a meaningful relationship. However, the residential and commercial sales associate also points out that gift etiquette should also be considered.

“I don’t have a specific gift because there are many aspects that need to be considered. Each gift is tailored to a specific customer since each has unique styles and personalities, but things to consider are: Is the gift culturally or age appropriate? »

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Kalafian adds that if the professional relationship between client and agent is good, the process of choosing a closing gift should come naturally.

“The key message is: know your customer! Listen and pay attention to detail. A good example is when I was in New York, where my client bought a house with built-in shelves in the living room. Not knowing what she could do to decorate this space, I surprised her to conclude with a set of ASSOULINE luxury coffee table books.

A nice reminder

While agents like Kalafian find client-specific giveaways have the most impact, others like luxury brokerage MAISON Bahamas CEO and founder Ryan Knowles sometimes opt for a blanket giveaway.

“My closing gift for high net worth clients is a Cartier key ring with a bottle of champagne. It’s simple but so effective.

In addition to exuding luxury and quality, the keychain also serves as a daily reminder to its customers, Knowles says. “Every time they open the door to their new home, it reminds them of the excellent service we provided throughout the transaction.”

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Crissy Rumford of Vail Valley’s Slifer Smith & Frampton shares a similar sentiment but with a bit of branding, literally, giving her customers a personalized cutting board. “I’m looking for a master craftsman from Tennessee, who burns our logo and any special messages I have of thanks and congratulations on the bottom side of the board.”

Like Knowles, Rumford says the gift not only prolongs her well wishes, but also helps to remind her and her service regularly in her client’s mind. “My customers remember me and how grateful I am for their business every time they walk into their kitchen.”

Think outside the box (gift)

For Baker & Co. owner Jaime Baker, not all gifts need wrapping. “A home is the personal reflection of each individual, and we offer non-traditional services to help ensure a smooth transition to a new space.”

These services include numerology reports that detail the numerical meaning of the address, as well as astrology and feng shui services, to ensure “our client’s new residence resonates with their energy.”

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Baker says this unique approach is what largely separates Baker and Co. from the competition. “It’s this type of out-of-the-box thinking that elevates our service to an unexpected level.”

Special delivery

Picking the perfect gift is only half the equation – you have to deliver it too. According to Diana Malk of Willis Allen Real Estate in San Diego, no matter what gift you choose, the delivery method is just as important: “Always deliver personally! »

In addition to the essential gesture of delivering the gift yourself, Malk also advises to accompany it with a personalized element. “Give the gift with an elegant white orchid plant, then tie a beautiful ribbon and handwritten note card for a personal touch.”


Baker & Co., MAISON Bahamas, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate and Willis Allen Real Estate are exclusive members of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer marketplace and membership network of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes. Look for the latest luxury listings here.

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The best commercial real estate agents share their tips for coping with spring https://talktalkchina.com/the-best-commercial-real-estate-agents-share-their-tips-for-coping-with-spring/ Mon, 10 Oct 2022 23:10:09 +0000 https://talktalkchina.com/the-best-commercial-real-estate-agents-share-their-tips-for-coping-with-spring/

Some sectors of the commercial real estate industry have fallen on hard times over the past two years, and others have prospered.

But with this spring being the first not clouded by fears of a pandemic, everyone is hoping for a booming enrollment season. We asked some of the best sales agents for their advice on increasing their number of listings.

Carry on no matter

Even when times are tough, it’s important to stay focused and active, said Daniel Wolman of Colliers International Melbourne. “Despite a market downturn with rising interest rates, people have now realized that there is a lot of capital out there,” he said. “Thus, agents must continue to match any capital that is missing from transactions with the next suitable property for sale.”

Put the work in the beginning

Most of Gold Coast-based Adam Grbcic’s business comes from existing referrals and relationships, and the Kollosche Broadbeach agent said it was essential to establish those relationships before the spring. “It’s the work you do in the beginning that gets you the results,” he said. “I make sure I’m the first person to offer advice on the property and let them know I’m a good source of information so when they sell I hope they remember it and come see me.”

Share your winnings

When JLL Melbourne’s Josh Rutman sold one of Melbourne’s most iconic hotels, he made sure many surrounding buildings, businesses and property owners knew about it. The $50 million sale of the 59-room Lindrum Hotel on Flinders Street caused enough noise that Rutman subsequently received several inquiries from other hotels and surrounding business owners. “They then started thinking about the value of their buildings and building on the momentum of this sale,” he said.

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JLL Melbourne’s Josh Rutman has sold one of Melbourne’s most iconic hotels for $50 million.

Back to basics

Many people had forgotten how to work in the last two years of the COVID pandemic, said Vincent West, director of Upstate at Sydney’s Dee Why. “But now it’s about getting back to basics,” he said. “My best advice is just to make more phone calls. That means cold calling and calling past clients; the more people I talk to and the more hours I put in, the more business I get.

Look on the bright side

Stay optimistic, no matter what. For example, the closures in Melbourne affected everyone, but now the city is bustling again, with busy streets, many shoppers and many office workers returning to work. “People will always need to sell and buy property, regardless of the times and the market,” Wolman said. “Staying positive and optimistic is a big part of the battle.”

Target your information

Provide information, but in a targeted way, so you don’t inundate people with information that is of no use or relevance to them. “I aim to bring value to people rather than asking for business, so they will end up asking me for business instead,” Grbcic said. “I will text and email, make phone calls and write articles, but only for companies or regions that are interested. For example, I will provide an update on light rail, but only to those really concerned. »

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Kollosche’s Adam Grbcic says it’s the work you do early on building relationships that gets you results.

Have as many conversations as possible

The power of being a good communicator cannot be overstated, Rutman said. “Personalised, expert and tailored conversations about the implications of each sale for other people’s holdings can be very important,” he said. “Meaningful, solid conversations are what people are looking for. This can mean press releases, going on social media, posting signs on buildings and doing media interviews. For example, I went on ABC Radio to talk about our listing for the Witches In Britches restaurant and theater in West Melbourne which has been in business for over 30 years. All kinds of publicity can help the cause.

Network hard and network often

In the commercial and residential sectors, operating a network is critical to success, said Michael Gross of Gross Waddell. “We keep in touch with accountants and lawyers because they are an incredible source of business with referrals for different clients,” he said. “In recent years, financial advisers have also been good, and perhaps bankers and insolvency practices could work later, when the proverb hits the fan.”

Sow now to harvest later

It may take a while for leads to materialize, but give them time, Gross said. “My business partner has a great expression that what you plant today might not bloom for six to nine months, but it might happen in the fall,” he said. “So keep scattering the seeds and they will eventually set and, with patience, grow into new business.”

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