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Classes Starting at Agent Rising Real Estate School

Agent Rising Real Estate SchoolAre you new to Real Estate and need to get your Real Estate License? 

 Visit the Agent Rising Real Estate School school to experience the most convenient and flexible school available. Workshops, and independent learning at our BOLD Welcome Center can help you create the perfect schedule and learning opportunities. We are also creating many exciting videos and online programs to facilitate your learning process! We make use of IPad, Video, Power Point, Audio, Hands On, Flash Cards, and other learning tools to fit your learning style and ensure your success!

We also invite you to total immersion by being part of the BOLD Moves Real Estate culture, joining us for Sales Meetings, and working your independent learning hours in the hub of activity. Start your business building from day 1! See first hand what it feels like to be in this amazing profession!

Agent Rising Real Estate School will be starting new classes on Monday, April 4th, 6-8 pm.  Don’t miss out on starting your new real estate career.    There is still time to enroll.  Classes are flexible.  Call Marie today to save your seat and see how a real estate career can work for you.

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

This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on April 1, 2016.

videos

Marketing with Videos

videosVideos are a powerful way to market to your audience, and the possibilities are endless! You can create a video to market a specific property, highlight a happy customer or share information. But it seems that most people shy away from videos, whether it be fear of the unknown or it’s possible they’re camera shy. So we did some research and came up with great tips on how to start creating videos.
1. Define your audience– before you even
pick up the camera and begin filming you need to decide who you want to reach.

2. Define your goal-decide what message you are trying to get across to your audience and how.

3. Pick a topic that has done well in a different format and convert that into a video!– Can’t think of anything new for a video? Use something you’ve already created, such as a video for a blog post that’s already been written.
4. Record yourself reading your script– Use your phone or whatever tool you have and practice!
5.  What’s better than a video testimonial from a happy client?  Ask your client is they wouldn’t mind giving you a two-minute testimonial.  Short and sweet is the best. It doesn’t have to be perfect just genuine.  Use your IPad and record them telling about their experience.
6.. Embed your video into your blog, website or share the link on your social networks– Share with your target audience and look for feedback.
Visit www.agentrising.com for more tips to grow your real estate business or start your real estate career with Agent Rising Real Estate School.

Meet Dawn Devlin, BOLD Moves Agency’s Newest Agent

Dawn DevlinMeet BOLD Moves Real Estate’s Newest Agent, Dawn Devlin.

The relationship between a home buyer or seller and their agent is based on trust, shared goals and understanding. I strive to continually improve and to do this I listen and take your needs and wants into consideration.

I am a member of MAR, NAR and MLSpin. I am also W.H.A.L.E certified as a Historic Home Specialist and E-Pro certified. One of the things I am doing in this ever changing market is aggressively pursuing business from the internet. Along with reaching buyers and sellers I am always searching for new and innovated ways to help buyers and sellers fulfill their dreams.

I work with buyers and sellers and develop long lasting relationships. Along with using the internet I will use all avenues such as attending seminars, mailings, ad print in all local papers and advertising in selected magazines to make your real estate experience the best it can be.

I reside in the seaside town of Fairhaven with my husband. I hold a degree in accounting and computer science. I have been a Realtor for many years and I am an active member in my community.

I am also looking forward to beginning my career as a licensed real estate instructor.  Past involvements as School Council Member, Technology Council, Finance Committee member,  along with coaching softball, soccer and being a dance mom have enabled me to gain the respect and trust within the community.
My family and I are avid sailors and I look forward to helping you chart your course for all your real estate needs.

I’d love to hear from you!

 

Phone/Text 508-287-5291

Dawn@DawnDevlin.com

www.DawnDevlin.com

Agent Rising

Agent Rising and Expanding Your Datatbase

Agent RisingExpanding your database should be an “all the time” activity. You should be working on growing it all the time!Whether it is called floor time, up time or anything else, time spent in your real estate office can be time well spent, but only you can make it that way. Each phone call or walk-in about a listing is an opportunity for you! The key is to be prepared to ask the right questions. The more you can find out about that individual, the better. You have to be comfortable asking questions sincerely so that the person does not feel that you are prying but that you are really trying to help.

Be careful not to judge anyone too quickly. That gruff, skeptical voice on the phone or that oddly dressed individual who walks in off the street could turn into a lifetime client, if you can connect with them in a short amount of time. They are looking for someone whom they can trust, and you want to be that person. Here is where you need to ask questions to find out what their needs are and then be ready to show them that you can meet their needs.

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Prepare in advance for these situations – make a list of questions that you can ask either on the phone or in person, practice them with someone until they come to you naturally. Lead the potential client to the point where they are comfortable giving you their contact information so that you can be the person they think of when they need a real estate expert.
Spend time in the office – if you are assigned weekly floor time, this will be easy. If you feel you could use more time, then volunteer to take someone else’s time. Make yourself available as much as possible.
Visit www.agentrising.com for more real estate tips and information on Agent Rising  Real Estate School.  It’s  a great way for you to start your real estate career.
Spring cleaning

Spring Is In The Air

Spring cleaningSpring is in the air, don’t let a musty house spoil it. Here are seven tips for giving the season the welcome it deserves.

Whether you simply want to do some spring cleaning or you are getting your house ready to put on the market, here are some spring cleaning tips according to HGTV.

  1. The best refrigerator cleaner is a combination of salt and soda water. The bubbling action of the soda water combines with the abrasive texture of the salt to make a great cleaner.
  2. The best way to get rid of lime buildup around the faucet it is to lay paper towels over the fixture, soak it with vinegar and let it set for an hour. The deposits will soften and become easier to remove.
  3. Clean screens with a scrap of carpeting. It makes a powerful brush that removes all the dirt.
  4. Clean windows with a rag and soapy water, and then dry them with another rag. You can also go to an auto-parts store and buy a windshield squeegee, which cleans very well.
  5. If drapes are looking drab, take them out of the window, remove the hooks and run them through the air-fluff cycle in the dryer along with a wet towel (to draw off the dust) for 15 minutes. Hang them back in the windows immediately.
  6. Clean the blades of a ceiling fan by covering them with a coat of furniture polish. Wipe off the excess and lightly buff.
  7. Sometimes comforters, blankets and pillows don’t need to be cleaned, but they do need to be aired out after a long winter in your closed-up home. Take them outside and hang them on a clothesline for a day.

Visit www.hgtv.com to read about more home tips.

Visit www.agentrising.com for Agent Rising Real Estate School and tips to help your real estate career come alive.

 

Agent Rising

Spring Market!

Agent RisingSpring is almost here!  Although it may not seem like it, now is the best time to get your house ready to sell!  Inventory is still low and now that the weather is starting to cooperate, it’s time to think about sprucing up your home and boosting its curb appeal.  We have had a relatively warmer winter and it’s a great time to get a jump start on your spring sprucing up.

Studies have shown that renovations that improve a home’s function may not be worth the investment. Small cosmetic changes that cost little may give you the best bang for your buck.

Many buyers do judge a book by its cover.  The front of your house is their first impression and many buyers will turn away and look elsewhere if they are not pleased with the look of the house.

While there are certain features you can’t change, there are some things you can do inexpensively to make your home look like the gem of the neighborhood it is.

A new front door, or simply painting the front door can add a whole new look to your home.   A fresh coat of paint on the house itself or powerwashing the shingles or clapboard can make a big difference.  You want your home to look clean and fresh.  Don’t forget the garage door too.

Check your mailbox.  Does it need some sprucing up or a coat of paint also?  You may even want to replace it if it’s in rough shape.

Landscaping can also make a big difference.  Although it’s not time to cut the grass yet, as the snow melts you may be able to clean up the flowerbeds of debris and weeds.  Soon it’ll be time for putting out some nice pots on the porch or front steps with some colorful annuals.  The key is to keep your yard as manicured as possible with freshly cut grass and mulched flowerbeds and shrubs.  If your yard lacks for color, you may want to plant some flowering trees or shrubs to help.

It’s also time to wash the front windows.  This will let the sunshine into the house and also make the outside look fresh.

Lastly, don’t forget the driveway.  Spray away the winter’s grime and oil stains with a powerwasher.  It will add to the clean, sparkly look of the house.

Now’s the time to spruce up and get your house on the market.  Rates are still low!  It’s a great time!

Visit us at www.agentrising.com for more real estate news and trends.  Interested in becoming a real estate agent?  Check out the Agent Rising Real Estate School and start your new career.

Laurie Zell

Laurie Zell, New Agent at BOLD Moves Real Estate

Laurie ZellMeet Laurie Zell,  New Agent at BOLD Moves Real Estate!

I  am a recent graduate of Agent Rising Real Estate School and so excited to start my Real Estate Career with BOLD Moves Real Estate.  Though I am new to Real Estate sales, I am not new to helping people achieve their dreams.

I received my bachelor’s in management from the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth.  I was a continuing education student working forty hours and week in addition to going to school full-time.

I have been in the banking industry for over twenty-five years, holding many different positions within the banking center.  Throughout my career I have been the recipient of many customer service awards from both customers and management.  I am also a Notary Public.

I am:

Dedicated to Community!

. Lifelong resident of tri-town

. Two sons, one at Sippican School already!

. Volunteer

. Love of nature

Hard Worker!

. Earned BS in business management while working full time

. Balance my young sons, husband, and my profession

. Banking and finance background

Skilled!

. Mortgage connections and knowledge

. Customer Satisfaction Specialist

. Dedicated, dependable, with great attention to detail

My connections with current mortgage professionals and my partnership with BOLD Moves will help facilitate the process  of your dream of home ownership.

Contact me so that I may help you make a house your home.

Cell 508.509.7617 or at Laurie@boldrealtors.com

See our whole team at www.boldmovesrealestate.com

Visit  www.agentrising.com to start your real estate career.

This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on March 8, 2016.

Corbett Nye

Introducing Corbett Nye- New Agent at BOLD Moves Real Estate

Corbett NyeCorbett Nye

New to the industry, I offer a fresh set of uncompromising skills to help clients with one of their many important life events; buying or selling a home. A recent graduate of Agent Rising Real Estate School and a soon-to-be graduate of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, I’m a goal oriented individual with an obstinate attention for detail.
With seemingly so many Realtors to choose from, I understand the importance integrity when it comes to my profession as well as my personal life. Having taken a gap year in-between high school and college, I have had the opportunity to travel throughout the US as well as parts of Europe. I’ve spent time in California assisting foreign clients help experience the unreal motocross world California has to offer, as well as spending time in Ireland working with school children in a vast number of fields; from writing to swimming. One aspect that is true to my nature throughout all of my experiences is my instinctive and natural  desire to help people, priding myself on the honest happiness I like to bring others.

 

One aspect of the industry I look forward to focusing on is helping fellow “millennials” on the path to becoming a home-owner. Although we millennials are often misjudged and categorized in a negative connotation, it’s really nothing more than that- misjudgement. One common claim is that millennials don’t understand the importance and usefulness that comes with buying a home, and that instead we much prefer renting. Perhaps this connotation has come from some of us seeing the struggle our parents went through less than 10 years after the millennium started when the housing market crashed; or perhaps it comes from the seemingly lack of jobs upon graduating, giving us fear we can’t afford to own a home. Regardless of the reason, it’s simply not true. While it is true that home-ownership brings a great feeling of fulfillment and is certainly a good investment, an article published in March of 2015 by the National Association of Realtors describes how their study found, for the second year in a row, that millennials made up the largest group of recent homebuyers. That being said, it’s apparent we millennials understand the benefits and importance of home-ownership, and I look forward to helping any and all along the path.

 

Although I look forward to focusing on the millennial movement towards home-ownership, of course I am dedicated to all generations and aim to be a professional all will want to work with. I strive to be someone you can trust and enjoy working with when it comes to real estate, but also anticipates being someone you will build a genuine relationship with that will extend far beyond anything in regards to the industry.

 

I look forward to hearing from you soon and can be reached anytime at 401-644-5516 or through my email, corbett@boldrealtors.com.

Visit www.agentrising.com to meet our new agents and find out how you can be on the road to becoming a real estate agent.

Social Media Webutation with Kate Lanagan MacGregor

social mediaHow is Technology and Social Media Impacting our Realtor Profession?

Kate Lanagan MacGregor, broker-owner of BOLD Moves Real Estate held a Lunch N’Learn on Thursday,  February 25, 2016 at SEMAR , Southeastern Massachustetts Association of Realtors,  in New Bedford, MA.

The class covered Webutation– What your online reputation is.

Brand Yourself– What do you want your webutation to portray?

Tools– Blueprint to create and support your Webutation.  This includes Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, Google+,and  You Tube.  New Technology includes Periscope , Instagram and Snap Chat.

The New Consumer has already googled you before they meet you and have already formed their First Impression.

Google yourself and see what your Webutation is.  Google who you want to be and Google your competitors.

Kate covered everything you need to get yourself noticed on Social Media and spark interest in your real estate career.   She also included  reputation marketing and gratitude marketing and how to make the BOLD Day Challenge work for you.

Visit www.katelanaganmacgregor.com for the whole slideshow on this great day of training.

Visit www.boldmovesrealestate.com for great listings to make your dream of owning your own home a reality.

This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on March 3, 2016.

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