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Start Your Real Estate Career Today!

It’s that time of year again! We just “Fell Behind” and turned our clocks back an hour.  We have daylight in the morning but it really gets dark early now.  Now is a great time to consider starting your real estate career!  With an earlier sunset, it’s a great time to take advantage and start studying for your real estate exam.

Agent Rising Real Estate School has everything you need to help you start your real estate career.  We offer online classes for those dark, quiet nights as well as Live Hours to help you fulfill your requirements to sit for your real estate exam.

We also offer Live Two-Day Boot Camps to help you get your hours under your belt quickly and easily.  Kate Lanagan MacGregor, co-owner of BOLD Real Estate leads the classes with information, real-life scenarios and guest speakers.  She keeps the classes informative and fun.  The two ten-hour days pass so quickly.

You still have time to start your course and become a real estate agent by the New Year.

Visit www.agentrising.com for all the information you will need to enroll today or call 508-997-8844 for more information.

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Fall and Winter Selling Tips

Spring is always advertised as the best time to sell a home but the fall and winter market is a great time too!  What should you do to keep your house looking it’s best and ready to sell?

Keep up with your system maintenance.  Now is the time to turn on the heat and and stoke up the fire.  Make sure your heating system is serviced and trouble-free and it’s a great time to clean the chimneys and make sure your woodstoves and fireplaces are safe and in working order.  Regular maintenance will keep all your appliances working properly.

Keep up with the outside maintenance also.  Keep the grass cut, leaves raked, or snow shoveled so the yard looks its best and is safe for showings. You might want to pull out some spring photos you have of the house.  The fall and winter look of your home may be cozy but you also want sellers to see what it looks like with flowers blooming and grass growing.

Take advantage of the seasonal decor.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas can show your home in a great light.  A cozy fire and great aromas such as potpourri simmering on the stove can add to the homey feel of the home.   Keep the decorations light and classic.  Halloween pumpkins and mums and gourds are a great look, but avoid the gore and scary aspects of Halloween, such as spider webs, Friday the 13th characters or scary masks.  For Thanksgiving and Christmas, less is more.  Classic decorations are in order rather than over the top lights and displays.

Lighting is important when we turn the clocks back  and it gets darker earlier.  Make sure there is plenty of lighting inside and out to keep the home bright and cozy.  Showings may be after dark, and a lit up yard can help potential buyers see the yard better.

There may be less showings at this time of year, but buyers are usually serious.  Try to be flexible with showings so buyers have the chance to get in and see the house according to their schedules. The days may be getting shorter but there is still plenty of time to sell your home.

Visit www.agentrising.com for more information on starting your real estate career whether traditional classroom or online.  Check out our Scholarshare program.

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Continuing Education at Agent Rising

Agent Rising Real Estate School is known for its online courses, Live Hours, and Bootcamps to help launch your real estate career! But that’s not all we offer!

We also offer Continuing education credits to help you maintain your real estate career!  Watch our courses online and earn the credits you need to renew your real estate license!  We are here to support real estate agents through every step of their real estate career.

We also offer Broker courses through our Broker Rising program.  Let us help you reach the next step in your real estate journey.

Would love to start your journey to a real estate career but finances are a problem?  Check out our ScholarSHARE link and tell us your story. You may be chosen to receive a free online course.

We have everything you need to up your professionalism or start your real estate career.  Visit www.agentrising.com or call 508-997-8844

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Finance Options When Buying a Home

It’s a great time to be  looking for a new home.  With that, comes all the financial decisions.  Do you have cash or will you be looking for a mortgage loan?

There are many options for residential loans.  Some of these options include:

Conventional

FHA

VA

USDA-RD

State Housing Programs

Jumbo

Renovation Programs

New Construction End Loans for Permanent Financing

Reverse Mortgages

Are you looking for a fixed rate or interest-only loan?  There are also adjustable rates and hybrid arms.

You may be looking for a 1-4 family property, a single-family home or a second home.  You could also be an investor looking to flip a home.

All these options may be confusing but the best first step is to speak with a mortgage lender and discuss your options.  Before you start looking at homes you are interested in, it’s important to meet with a mortgage specialist.  They can explain the different types of loans you may qualify for.  They will also look at your financial situation and talk to you about the price range you may want to be looking at and can provide you with a pre-approval when you find a house that fits your needs and budget.

Once you know your price range, your real estate agent can show you homes that fit your criteria and budget.  It is critical to talk to your lender first since a pre-approval is needed when you are ready to make an offer on a house.  If you are unsure which lender to start with, talk to your agent.  They can make suggestions on local banks and mortgage companies.  Your loan officer and your agent will be with you every step of the way to help the transaction proceed smoothly and keep you informed at every step.

Are you thinking of starting a real estate career?  Agent Rising Real Estate School has you covered! We offer online courses to help you earn your hours needed as well as all the tools you need to pass your real estate exam.  We also offer Broker Courses! Earn your broker hours in two eleven-hour days.  Visit www.agentrising.com and sign up today! or call 508-997-8844

 

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5 Tips to Launch Your Real Estate Career

You’ve just passed your real estate exam and are ready to start your new career.  Here are 5 tips to help you launch.

1. Treat it like a Job. Go to work at 9 am (or whatever your designated “working hours” are) and start your day. Offer to help with what is needed. Dress and act professionally. Act “AS IF”.  Sign up for uptime and be available when the phone rings.  Start your marketing strategy with daily prospecting calls.  Send out your postcards announcing your new profession to the neighborhood.  Start handing out your business calls.

2. Follow a training Plan. Whatever your sales training is, do it the way it is laid out for you. Don’t get creative or skip corners. If your company does not provide a training program, use other resources to follow one. Make your car a traveling classroom. Shadow one of the more experienced realtors in the company.  Offer to help them at an Open House or showing appointment.  It is a great learning experience.

3. Join a Committee at the Board of Realtors. Become embedded in your professional board. Take advantage of what State and National Associations of Realtors has to offer. Treat other Realtors as your A+ customers. Go to events!

 

4. Volunteer on a Local Level. Become an integral part of your community. Southcoast- Serves (www.south-coast-serves.org) has many volunteer opportunities if you don’t have any favorites. There are many opportunities to help out in your community.  Volunteer at school or sporting events.  It will help you get noticed.  Wear your company swag so people will be aware of your new profession.

 

5. Become Dedicated and Informed. Work toward certifications, Follow Real Estate News through sources like Inman News, Bloomsberg, and MAR and NAR. Get on their email news flashes.

 

Please contact us at Agent Rising with any questions you may have. We can help you jump start your career and get you noticed.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Agent Rising is Everything Real Estate

Agent Rising Real Estate School offers a great opportunity for learning in all aspects of the real estate industry.

We offer online courses as well as Live Hours to fulfill your requirements and prepare you to take and pass the real estate exam and start your real estate career.

We also offer a two-day intensive Boot Camp to jumpstart your career and fulfill most of your requirements in a short amount of time.

We also offer a Broker’s course for real estate agents who have been practicing real estate for at least 3 years and are ready to take the next step.

Agent Rising also offers continuing education courses online for real estate agents.  We offer interesting and relevant courses to fulfill your requirements to renew your real estate license.

Are you interested in starting a real estate career but finances are an issue?  Agent Rising also offers our ScholarSHARE program.  Tell us your story why you’d like to be a real estate agent and how it will change your life and you may be one of the candidates we pick to receive an online real estate course for free.

Agent Rising is ready to help you in any stage of your real estate career.  Visit www.agentrising.com for more information or call 508-997-8844

 

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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