Broker Course

Real Estate Broker License

Are you a real estate professional ready to become your own boss?  Maybe it’s time to pursue your broker’s license!  Agent Rising offers an online broker course to help you pass your test and get your broker’s license.

Take the course from the privacy of your home and we supply all the tools you need to get your hours and be prepared to take the broker’s test.  We supply the books, webinars and slides along with support to  guide you through your journey.

Now is a great time to up your professionalism and take the next step in your real estate career.

Visit www.agentrising.com and find out all the details.  Let us help navigate your real estate journey to new heights.

Call Kate Lanagan MacGregor at 508-728-3648 or 508-997-8844

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Turn Lemons into Lemonade

We are living through some crazy days.  With the corona virus, social distancing seems to be the new norm for the next few weeks.  Staying positive for ourselves and our families is crucial and turning lemons into lemonade.

Online courses are the way to go for students, and adults alike.  It’s a great way to stay up on schoolwork and even start something new.

Have you always dreamed of starting a real estate career?  Now is a great time to start.  Everyone is homebound and this is a great way to fill your time.  Start our online course today and finish with LIVE hours when conditions improve.

It’s also a great time for agents to take our online continuation credits to renew your real estate license.  Catch up on your credits while you have some downtime.

You can also take our Broker Rising course or designation courses to up your real estate professionalism.  The sky’s the limit.

Visit www.agentrising.com for more information or call 508-997-8844 or Kate Lanagan MacGregor at 508-728-3648

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Keeping Busy and Productive

The corona virus has everyone concerned.  It’s a whole new lifestyle for the next three weeks at least.  While we cannot control what is going on in the world, we can at least make our own world as comfortable as possible and keep busy and productive.

With all the kids home from pre-school to college, it’s a challenge to keep everyone busy, especially the younger kids.

What can we do to keep them busy and productive?

Keep to a schedule.  A general wake up time, and bedtime, time for chores, time for some schoolwork and  time for play. Taking a walk is a great idea or just getting outside to play games. Fresh air is great for everybody.  Just plan to keep away from other groups if you are at the park or playground.  If you can, staying in your own neighborhood might be a better idea.

It’s a great time to catch up on some movies or shows you might be waiting to watch but don’t overdue it.  Limit screen time on video games and social media.

Now’s a great time to bring out the old fashioned board games and puzzles. A family game night can be a great idea.

It’s also a great idea to try out some new crafts or projects you’ve been interested in. You can try out some new cooking recipes.  The kids can be a great help and can turn it into a learning experience.

Giving them time to just play with toys and use their imagination is also a great activity.  In our busy lives, these are the activities that we never seem to find time for.  Even take out the old home movies and have a fun night reminiscing.

We are all navigating this new norm for the time being.  We can try to make it a time to bond with our families and relish in a slow down and more time together like a family sit-down dinner at night.

Agent Rising is concerned with our community and our neighbors.  Our online courses can help you start your real estate career, earn your continuing education credits, move up to broker, or achieve designations.  Now might be a great time to consider signing up.  Visit www.agentrising.com for more information or call 508-997-8844 or Kate Lanagan MacGregor at 508-728-3648

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RISE Welcome Center

The RISE Welcome Center on 145 Fairhaven Road in Mattapoisett is ready for you. We had a great LIVE BootCamp last week and the Welcome Center is alive with study groups and students.

We offer our online courses as well as LIVE hours at the center to become a real estate agent, obtain your broker’s license, instructor course and continuing education.

We have everything you need in your real estate career to help you RISE as an agent. With all the pandemonium going on around us, it’s a great time to get started on our online courses in the comfort of your own home.

Be a part of the busy spring real estate market! Visit www.agentrising.com for more information or call 508-997-8844 or get in touch with instructor, Kate Lanagan MacGregor at 508-728-3648

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Spring Lawn Care Tips

Spring Lawn Care Tips

Spring is rapidly approaching.  We may still get some snow but it will likely melt quickly.  Now is a great time to start thinking about spring landscaping maintenance.

The snowdrops and crocuses are starting to spring up and green daffodil shoots are sprouting up through the leaves.  Now is the time to start working on your landscaping.

Start by raking the lawn and flowerbeds.  Rake up the fall leaves, dead grass and sticks that have fallen down from the trees with the high winds. Uncover all the green shoots hidden under the leaves in your flowerbeds.  It may be a good time to add fresh mulch to your flowerbeds.  Weed and then mulch.

Test your soil ph and fertilize your lawn accordingly. Weed and feed but don’t overdo it.

Aerate your lawn so water and nutrients are better absorbed.  There are many ways to do this.  You can opt for aeration shoes and get some exercise or rent a larger tool.

Fill in any bare spots in the lawn.  Rake them up and dig up the soil a little. If needed, add loam and reseed.  Keep the seeds wet and watered. Pick the right seeds for your area of the country.

Now is the time to get the lawn mower out and have it serviced or check the fluids and fuel yourself.  Drain any old fuel out which has set all winter.

Wait to cut the grass until it is tall enough.  Cutting too short and too often is not good for the lawn. Always cut the top third of the blade of grass and don’t bag it.  If you mow on a regular basis, the clippings are good for the lawn.

It’s a great time of year to get outside and work on your landscaping and keep your home looking it’s best for spring.

Have you always dreamed of becoming a real estate agent and helping clients buy or sell their homes.  Spring is a great time to get started.  Start with our online courses and finish with LIVE hours to finish your requirements to sit for your real estate exam.  Our Rise Welcome Center in Mattapoisett is busy with students preparing for their real estate license. Visit www.agentrising.com or call 508-997-8844

Boot Camp

Great Two-Day Boot Camp at Agent Rising

Agent Rising Real Estate School just completed their two-day Boot Camp on Friday and Saturday! It was a great two-day class at the Rise Welcome Center at 145 Fairhaven Road in Mattapoisett.

The Rise Welcome Center has undergone a renovation complete with standing tables, poufs on the floor with low tables, and conventional round table set up.

The energy  in the room was great.  People could rotate around the room and this helped with the 10 and a half hour days.  Instructor Kate Lanagan MacGregor  also included co-teaching with students in her instructor course.  This helped to shake it up a bit and add a little bit of variety to the classes.

She started the day off with a treasure hunt.  People in the room were mixed up so they were not with who they came with. Students really enjoyed it and said it was the highlight of the class.

All in all Kate felt it was a phenomenal class but they ran out of time.   A new change is opening  up the center for studying.  Students are excited to use the Agent Welcome Center for studying and are busy starting study groups to help prepare for their real estate exam.

Are you ready to start your real estate career?  Visit www.agentrising.com for more information or call 508–997-8844 or Kate Lanagan MacGregor at 508-728-3648

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Agent Rising Boot Camp This Week

It’s not too to sign up for our Prelicensing BootCamp this Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th from 8AM to 6:30PM.  Join us at the Agent Rising Real Estate School Center at 145 Fairhaven Road in Mattapoisett.

You need 40 hours to sit for your real estate license exam.  This is a great way to get your Live Hours in a short amount of time and finish up with our online course.

Have you always dreamed of becoming a real estate agent?  This is a great opportunity to start and realize your dream of practicing real estate this spring just in time for the busy market.

Visit www.agentrising.com or call 508-997-8844   You can reach out to instructor Kate Lanagan MacGregor with any questions at 508-728-3648

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Home Safety

Our homes are a huge part of our lives.  Whether we have lived in many homes or still in our first house we ever bought, our home is where our heart lies.  How can we keep the home we love safe and accessible as we age or for our senior family members?

There are many easy and cost-effective steps we can take to keep our homes safe.

Be sure all stairs have handrails whether inside or outside.  Make sure your landing is wide outside and consider getting rid of stairs outside altogether and landscape a gentle rise to the door.  Add lights down your outside walkway to keep falls to a minimum. Be aware of the weather.  Keep walkways and paths clear after a snowstorm.  Shoveling early can prevent a buildup of ice later.  Make sure you have salt on hand if ice is an issue.

Do you have a downstairs room you can convert into a master bedroom if your current bedroom is upstairs?  Stairs can become difficult as people age and a downstairs bedroom can be a huge help.  If this is not possible, make sure the handrails are secure and consider putting non-slippery stair treads for secure footing. Although, it may be pricier, you can install a chair lift or even possibly an elevator.

Adjust the height of the bed for ease of getting in and out and make sure you have easily reachable lighting as well as a phone on the nightstand. There are many kits available to adjust the bed height.  This can help prevent a nightime fall.

Grab bars in the shower and near the toilet are important to prevent falls.  Bath mats and bath seats can also help.

In the kitchen, whistling tea pots and loud timers can help seniors remember when they have something on the stove.

Another hazard is throw rugs.  They tend to bunch up and can easily cause a fall.  Make sure all doorways and halls are free and clear for easy access to the whole house.  Decluttering can go a long way.  It leaves much less hazards to trip or fall over.

Cell phones are a must as  we age.  Keep it charged and near at all times, especially in the car and out in the yard.  This can help if there’s a fall, to get help quickly.

We love our homes and this will help keep us in our homes as we age or as we add older family members to our household.

Visit www.agentrising.com   Check out our website to jumpstart your real estate career with online or traditional courses.  Now it the time to get into real estate. Our next Live Boot Camp is this week, Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th! It’s now too late to enroll. Call 508-997-8844 or Kate at 508-728-3648

 

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Spring Real Estate Market is Already Here

The spring real estate market may seem like a month away but is actually already here!  Buyers have been out looking steadily since the beginning of the year and inventory is low!

Now is a great time to put your home on the market before we get into the busy summer months.  With less inventory available, there is more competition for your home. This can translate into a shorter time on market and a better price.

Don’t hesitate. Buyers are out looking right now.  Start preparing your home for showings now to put on the market as soon as possible.

Has real estate always interested you? Are you ready to make the career move and start your real estate career?  Visit www.agentrising.com  We have LIVE hours and a  LIVE Boot Camp.  Join today and start your online course now and finish up wit- your LIVE hours and you’ll be ready to pass your real estate exam.

Our next LIVE Boot Camp is March 6th and 7th! There is still plenty of time to sign up!

You can also call 508-997-8844

 

 

 

 

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Realtor Safety Issues

Realtor safety is always an important issue. It’s always a good time to revisit steps to prevent tragedy. Realtors can be put in dangerous situations during Open Houses and showings and need to be aware of steps to take to keep themselves safe.   Here are some tips for common realtor situations.

Make sure at least one personal contact and your office knows where you are at all times.  You should let them know where you will be and when you feel you will be done.  Check in when you move on.

Meet new clients at the office first before any private showings.  Have them complete a client information sheet and copy their driver’s license and vehicle information.

Open Houses:  Have another realtor or co-worker share the duties with you and set up a sign in sheet with client’s information.

During open houses and showings, let your client proceed you through the house, especially when going down into the basement or upstairs.  Keep them in your line of vision at all times.

Park on the street to be able to leave easily.  Do not let a client block you in the driveway.  Drive around the neighborhood and acquaint yourself with the layout,  be aware of the easiest and fastest exit routes.

Know all the exits to the home and make sure they are all unlocked.

Leave your purse and valuables in the trunk of your car and have your cell phone in your hand.  Leave the expensive jewelry at home.

Never allow a client into your car unless you know them very well and feel very  comfortable.

Check out the safety apps for your phone.  Have the local police department saved on your phone and have them ready to respond at the touch of a button.

Last but not least, trust your gut.  If a situation makes you uncomfortable or makes you uneasy, remove yourself  and reschedule.  Your job is not worth your safety.

Does the real estate market interest you?  you always dreamed of starting a real estate career?  Visit www.agentrising.com and find out how you can start your real estate career with regular and online classes. Our next LIVE Boot Camp is Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th.  Visit our website or call 508-997-8844.  Questions? Call Kate Lanagan MacGregor at 508-728-3648

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