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Don’t Let Starting a Real Estate Career “Scare” You Off

Fall is a great time to start a new adventure.  The kids are back to school and life seems to slow down a little from the hectic summer pace.

Don’t let the season “scare” you off from starting this new page in your story.  Agent Rising Real Estate School has all the tools you need to start your real estate career.  With online courses as well as Live Hours and two-day Bootcamps, we can help guide you through the process and thoroughly prepare you to take your real estate exam.

I’ts as easy as calling 508-997-8844 or visiting www.agentrising.com   You can be on your way to starting your online course even before Halloween.

Finances are an issue? Check out our ScholarSHARE link and see how you may be picked for a free online course.  Tell us your story and how starting a real estate career could change your life.

So don’t be “frightened away” and give us a call.  Halloween is right around the corner.

 

 

ScholarSHARE

Agent Rising’s ScholarSHARE Program

Earn a Free Online Course

Have you always wanted to go into Real Estate but didn’t know what steps to take to get there or faced obstacles that prevented you from pursuing your goal? We select a deserving winner every month to take the SOAR Online Real Estate Class for FREE, valued at $327. This scholarship is awarded each month. You can re-apply if not selected for the current month.

Now is a great time to start a real estate career! With unlimited earning potential, you can be your own boss and make your own schedule. The more time you put in, the more you get out of your real estate career.

We understand that finances may be an issue to starting your real estate career. Tell us your story and how a real estate career can change your life and you may be chosen to receive our free online course.  It’s a great opportunity to change your life!

We provide you with all the tools you need to pass your real estate exam! Start now and you could be a real estate agent by the New Year!

Visit www.agentrising.com or call 508-997-8844

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Scavenger Hunts and Agent Rising

What does a scavenger hunt has to do with Agent Rising Real Estate School?  Well, if you are instructor, Kate Lanagan MacGregor, a scavenger hunt is a great way to get your students out and about and learning what it takes to be a real estate agent.

Agent Rising offers a two-day Bootcamp.  It’s a great strategy to jumpstart your real estate career and get two days worth of Live Hours under your belt.  The days include classroom learning, real-life real estate situations, guest speakers from the real estate world, and fun activities.  The scavenger hunt is a great opportunity to learn some of the tasks that are important to the real estate transaction, such as visiting local town halls and pulling field cards, plot plans, and deeds and getting familiar with some of your local town employees.

Agent Rising also offers our online courses to complement our LIVE hours.  Can’t make our next Bootcamp? Sign up for Live hours with Kate.  We provide all the materials and tools you need to sit for and pass your real estate exam.

Visit www.agentrising.com for more information or call 508-997-8844

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE Bootcamp

October Boot Camp

Agent Rising Real Estate School had their latest Boot Camp on Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th!  It was a great two days of learning and realtor working experiences.  Dick Lee, a student did a great presentation on mortgages.

It was a great group of past and present students who all had something to bring to the table.  Kate Lanagan MacGregor led the class with lots of new information and day to day real life  situations.

Listen to this great testimonial by two students, Kim Prouty and Elizabeth Medeiros. They are great advocates for the Boot Camp.

Are you ready to start your real estate career?  Agent Rising Real Estate School has all the tools you need to prepare for and pass the real estate exam.  We offer online courses, Live Hours, Boot Camps and even continuing education credits.

Visit www.agentrising.com for more information and to sign up or call 508-997-8844

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Still Time to Sell Your House in 2019

Many sellers may be on the fence about selling their home this year.  Should I wait until Spring?  I don’t have too much time before the holidays and the end of the year.  Maybe I should wait.

But there are some good reasons why you may want to sell in 2019 rather than waiting for 2020.

Home prices have risen slightly as well as interest rates, but serious buyers, especially millenials are still buying homes.  Interest rates are still relatively low  and inventory is still on the lower side.  This is good news for sellers.

Right now 2020 is still an unknown.  Home prices may rise slowly but interest rates could creep up pricing some buyers out of the market.

There is still plenty of time to list your home and get it sold before the year ends.  Houses always look cozy and warm in the fall and it is a great time of year to add tasteful decorations consistent with the season and weather.

There is talk of a recession in the coming year.  Now may be the time to get your house listed before a recession becomes a reality.  Whether you believe the recession is likely or a long way off, current real estate trends indicate a sudden upswing in activity or prices is unlikely in the near future.

Are you interested in real estate?  Are you ready to start the path to a career as a real estate agent?  Agent Rising Real Estate School has everything you need to pass your real estate test.  We offer online as well as LIVE hours to fulfill your requirements to sit for your real estate exam. We are in the middle of a LIVE Bootcamp.

Visit www.agentrising.com or call 508-997-8844 for more information and to sign up today.  You could start your real estate career by the end of the year.

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Fall Curb Appeal

According to HGTV, here are some tips to enhance your curb appeal this fall, and get your house sold.

Spruce Up Your Lawn

While brilliant fall foliage can automatically make your home look more attractive for showings, that doesn’t mean you can slack off on lawn maintenance during this season. Keep falling leaves at bay with frequent raking and patch up any brown spots in the grass.

Plant Fall Flowers

Once your lawn is looking its best, spice it up with a splash of color. As your summer plants start to fade, replace them with vibrant mums or other colorful flowers.

Highlight Your Front Door

Making your front door the focal point of your home’s exterior is a good tactic no matter what time of year you decide to sell your home. During the fall, a simple wreath of fall foliage and flowers can add an inviting touch. A fresh coat of paint in a vivid red can also make your entrance stand out.

Clean Up the Exterior

When fall rolls around and the trees shed their leaves, your home becomes more exposed, making its exterior appearance extra important. Before putting your home on the market, pressure wash the exterior and clean the windows. If the paint is chipped or faded, applying a fresh coat will do wonders to revive your home’s appearance.

Clear Out All Gutters

Staying on top of yearly and monthly maintenance lets buyers know you care about your home’s upkeep. During the fall, be sure to clear your gutters and downspouts of leaves and other debris, which will protect your home from water damage.

Add Outdoor Lighting

As the days get shorter, it becomes increasingly important to provide potential homebuyers with a safe path to your front door. Use decorative lights to illuminate walkways, and install flood lights or lanterns to brighten up entrance areas.

Keep Decorations Simple

While subtle fall decor – a wreath on the door or pots of seasonal flowers – will make your home look inviting and fresh, going overboard will distract buyers from your home itself. Save your scarecrows and spooky Halloween decorations for another year.
Visit www.hgtv.com for more ideas to make your home pop.
Visit www.agentrising.com to start your journey to your real estate career.  Agent Rising has online as well as Live Hours to help you prepare and pass your real estate exam.  Now is a great time to become a real estate agent.  Let Agent Rising give you all the tools you need to be a licensed agent by the end of the year.
Don’t forget our LIVE Bootcamp, Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th. It’s not too late to sign up!
Call 508-997-8844
This blog was posted on www.boldrealestate.com on October 2nd, 2019
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What Makes a Good Real Estate Agent

Being a good real estate agent means you take on a variety of roles. You are a salesperson, a buyer’s advocate, a negotiator, a business manager, a consultant, and a community expert to name a few.

What are some good traits  a real estate agent should possess?

Creativity– to help market a home successfully and find solutions for problems that may turn up during the transaction.

Self-motivation–  You are your own boss.  You have the potential to do as much business as you’d like.  It takes a lot of hard work and dedication but your potential is limitless.

Honesty is a key part of being a real estate agent.  You are required to disclose what you know about the property to your clients. Honesty is always the best policy.

Having an interest in real estate is a big plus.  If you love real estate and the whole architecture of homes, you will never feel it’s a job if you love every aspect of it.

A caring attitude is a big part of being a real estate agent.  This is a big step in your client’s life filled with anxiety and indecision.  Having a warm, caring personality will help your clients through their transaction with less worry.

Having attention to detail is a great trait to have.  There are many minute parts to a real estate transaction and you have to be thorough in your job and dot every i and cross every t.

Learning is a big part of being a great real estate agent.  Keeping up with tech trends to help your clients navigate the market more smoothly is important as well as learning about the neighborhoods and schools of the communities you are serving. Keeping up to date with new laws and trends is important too.

Do you think you are ready to become a real estate agent and start your real estate career? Visit www.agentrising.com or call 508-997-8844 to sign up for our online courses and Live hours. We have all the tools you need to prepare you to take and pass your real estate course.  Call and sign up today!

 

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Become a Real Estate Agent in Massachusetts

What are the steps to becoming a licensed real estate agent in Massachusetts?

First off, you must be 18 years old or older.

You are required to take a 40-hour real estate course.

Once you have completed your course and your hours, you will be able to register to take your real estate exam.

Pass the real estate exam and pay $150 for your license. You will be issued your license on the spot.

To become a broker you must also have 3 years work experience as a licensed salesperson and be bonded for $5,000.

Sounds simple?  It really is! Agent Rising Real Estate School has all the tools you need to meet these requirements.

We offer Live Hours and Two-day Bootcamps as well as online courses.  We will help you totally prepare to sit for and pass the real estate exam.  Visit www.agentrising.com or call 508-997-8844 for more information and sign up today.  Our next two-day Bootcamp will be Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th at the BOLD Welcome Center in Mattapoisett.

LIVE Bootcamp

Join Our Agent Rising Family

Agent Rising Real Estate School is excited to announce it’s next Live BootCamp Hours. The next LIVE Bootcamp at the BOLD Welcome Center at 145 Fairhaven Rd in Mattapoisett, will be on Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th from  8:00 am to 6:30 pm on both days.

There is still time to sign up! Enroll now and start your independent learning Prep!

Together we rise!

Fall is a great time to start your real estate career.  Between our Live Hours and our online courses, you will be totally prepared to take your real estate exam and be a licensed real estate agent by the holidays.

Visit www.agentrising.com for more information or call 508-997-8844

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Important Real Estate Terms

Are you ready to become a real estate agent? Here are some important terms you will need to know.

Buyer’s agent and Listing Agent:  A buyer’s agent represents the buyer in a transaction and the listing agent represents the seller.  They may also be called a seller’s agent.

Fixed rate vs. adjustable rate mortgage:  A fixed rate mortgage has a rate that doesn’t change for the life of the loan, common in a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.  An adjustable rate mortgage varies over the life of the loan.

Pre-approval letter:  A pre-approval letter is given to a buyer by their lender with an estimate of how much they are willing to loan the buyer.  It is necessary to put an offer in on a house.

Home Inspection: A Home inspection is usually scheduled after an offer is accepted on a home.  A home inspector is hired by the buyer to thoroughly inspect the house top to bottom and inform the buyer of any major issues or defects and long term problems.  The cost can be between $500-800 dollars.

Appraisal:  The lender will order an appraisal of the property prior to closing.  A licensed appraiser will come out to the house and estimate the house’s value as compared to other comparable homes in the area.

Offers and Purchase and Sale contracts:  A real estate agent will fill out an offer for the buyer with the price they are willing to pay for the home and any contingencies they are asking the seller to make.  The seller will either accept the offer or offer a counter-offer to the buyer until a price is agreed upon.  If the offer is accepted, a purchase and sale will be drawn up by the real estate agent or the seller’s attorney.  It is always a good idea to have an attorney look over the purchase and sale on both the buyer and seller end before it is signed.  Once signed, a deposit is given to the seller’s  agent to be put in an escrow account.  This contract is legally binding.

Closing Costs:  These are the expenses that the buyer and seller will be responsible for at closing time.  These include attorney fees, recording fees, tax stamps, and property tax to name a few.

These are just some of the terms you can expect to see on your real estate exam and in your day to day dealings as a real estate agent.  Visit www.agentrising.com to start on your road to your real estate career.  We have all the tools you need to pass your real estate exam.  We offer online courses as well as live hours to fulfill your requirements.  You can also call Marie at 508-997-8844