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Become a Real Estate Agent This Year

2020 is here and with it comes a new set of New Year’s Resolutions!  Everyone resolves to eat better and work out more but have you always thought about a career in real estate?  Now is a great time to start!

Projections show real estate careers will rise this year. As the housing market stays strong and interest rates stay steady,  there will be a need for real estate agents.

You can set your own destiny.  The harder you work and market yourself, the more it will pay off in clients and closings.  You are the driver of your bus.  You set your own hours and the work you put in will come back to benefit you directly.

Real estate agents were ranked as one of the happier professions.  You are making a difference in people’s lives and helping them realize their dream of owning a home.  It is very rewarding.

It is relatively easy and inexpensive as opposed to 4-year college career occupations to earn your real estate license.  Agent Rising Real Estate School offers traditional as well as online courses.   We also offer Live BootCamps and hours to get a majority of your hours in a short amount of time.

Our Rise Welcome Center on 145 Fairhaven Road in Mattapoisett, is ready to welcome students and is also offering new one-day courses for agents.

Visit www.agentrising.com  or call 508-997-8844 and see how you can fulfill your New Year’s Resolution and start taking courses to obtain your real estate license today. Check out our new classes!

Live BootCamp

Sign up for Live BootCamp

There’s still time to sign up for our two-day Live BootCamp! Now is a great time to make your dreams a reality and start your real estate career! Attend our two-day Live class at the Agent Rising at 145 Fairhaven Road in Mattapoisett, and finish up with our online classes.  You’ll have all the tools you need to pass your real estate exam.

You could be a practicing real estate agent by springtime! Join instructor Kate Lanagan MacGregor as she leads you through all the information and real life situations you will need for your exam.  The classes are fun, informative, with guest speakers from the real estate world.

Classes are tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 10th and Saturday, Jan. 11th 8:00am -6:30pm.

Call 508-998-7744 or visit www.agentrising.com to sign up today!

Agent Rising

January Boot Camp

Sign up today for our 2-day January Bootcamp!  Friday, January 10th and Saturday, January 11th!Have you always dreamed of starting a real estate career?  Now is the time to take advantage of our two-day Live BootCamp at 145 Fairhaven Rd. Mattapoisett. Join us both days from 8:00am to 6:30pm.

This is a great way to get in your Live Hours and finish up with our online hours.  You can be a real estate agent by springtime.  We have all the tools you need to pass your real estate exam. This also makes a great gift for a loved one!

Busy week ahead! Visit the calendar page for links to the LIVE webinars we will be holding this week in conjunction with our BOOT CAMP!! See link below.

Monday 5-7
Thursday no class
Friday 1-6
Saturday 9-12
Saturday 1-5

https://agentrising.com/schedule/?fbclid=IwAR0Kf9rWmqjxRkf_kooP2iIR0Y3n176aZ388VqiaVy2gXzJaizs8rKXqjLQ

Visit www.agentrising.com for more information and to sign up today! You can also call

 

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What Are Buyers Looking For?

What are buyers really looking for in a house?  Of course, there are the staples we all think of, first and foremost being location, location, location.

There are also a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms, maybe an open floor plan or granite countertops,  and the price is always a deciding factor, but there are other factors that clients may not even be aware of.

Is the house a true fit?  Many buyers subconsciously either love a  house, hate it, or are indifferent.  It could be associated with certain smells, that either remind them of a house they loved or didn’t love.  It could be a house that reminds them of a home  from their childhood with good memories.  It could have certain features that really sell it for them, like a fireplace, or a beautiful staircase.  Either way people sometimes react to houses in a way that even they don’t understand.

If it’s a house they love, they will do everything possible to own it.  The hard situation is when one of the buyers is in love and one may be indifferent or even not liking the house at all.

With a competetive market and low inventory, buyers may have to make an offer quickly on a house they love to avoid missing out.  Making a competitive offer is key to buying the house of their dreams.

Some clients will say that certain houses just feel right, like their home.  When that happens, it’s a great feeling.  It’s a harder situation when they keep looking but find a lot of houses that they feel “ok” about but not enough to make an offer.

Usually they will find their dream house, it’s just a matter of time.  It may take a lot of patience, but when they find their true fit, it’s worth it.

Visit us at www.agentrising.com for more information on your life as a new agent. We offer online as well as Live classes.  We give you all the tools you need to pass your real estate exam.  You can also call 508-997-8844

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Marketing with Videos

Videos 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.  We offer online courses as well as live hours.  We are offering a Live Bootcamp in January.  Visit the website or call 508-997-8844 for more information and to sign up.
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Tips for Managing Your Time in Real Estate

Real Estate can be a time consuming career, but there are many tips for managing your time and making time for personal and family life. 

Real estate agents spend a lot of time on support activities which include: prospecting, lead follow-up, taking listings and making sales. You can’t avoid these activities which support your career, but you can try to handle them more efficiently and with less time.

One helpful tip is to make chunks of time.  MLS searches, filing, faxing, copying and clouding are some tasks you can try to do in one session at a certain day of the week instead of constant interruptions of your day. Keep a list of what needs to be done and set aside a certain amount of time one day a week to tackle.

Also block a certain amount of time each day to search the web and do other web-related activities. Keep a time limit so you don’t become too distracted on unimportant activities.

Pick a certain time of day for prospecting by writing thank-you notes and sending out pop-bys . This will keep you at the forefront of your clients’ mind.

Another good tip is to give a quick call to your active clients and listings on a certain day each week. Even if you don’t have anything new to report, at least they know you are keeping them informed and on the job. A “just checking in” call is always appreciated.

Turn your phone off at a certain time each night to enjoy dinner and family time.  Your clients can wait until the morning if anything comes up.

Pick a day or two each week for family activities and personal time.  Working 24-7 will wear you out quickly.  You want to be efficient but time off is important too.

Please visit us at www.agentrising.com for more helpful information. Are you ready to start your real estate career? We offer online as well as Live classes. Already an agent? We also offer continuing education.  Call 508-997*-8844

Christmas in the Tri-Town

Christmas is almost here and the tri-town of Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester are always host to some great events celebrating the holidays.

Saturday, December 7th, the Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club will have a matinee show of “Elf the Musical” at 12:30 pm. The show will conclude with a visit from Santa for a meet-and-greet with the kids. Don’t forget your cameras.

Also, on Saturday, December 7th is the annual “Santa Run: 5K. Hundreds of “Santas” will be running through the village of Mattapoisett. The “Youth Elves Run” fun run  for ages 13 and under, will start at 12:30 pm and the Santa Run 5K will start at 1:00 pm. The Santa Run has been changed from Downtown New Bedford to Mattapoisett this year.

Sunday, December 8th, brings Santa to the Rochester Senior Center on Dexter Lane for the Lion’s Club annual “Breakfast with Santa.” The event will run from 8:00 am to 11:00 am with a full breakfast menu.  There will also be holiday crafts, games, and cookie decorating.  The Lions suggest a $5 donation for photos with Santa.

Sunday, December 8th, also brings Santa to Marion at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center annual “Pizza with Santa” from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. They will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for it s “Fill a Cruiser” toy drive for area children in foster care and adoption services.

Also, on Sunday, is another matinee at 2:00 pm for “Elf the Musical”

Sunday also features the favorite Marion Holiday Stroll at 3:00 pm. Santa will arrive at the Marion Town Wharf off Front Street and board his horse-drawn carriage for a parade through the village. Word on the street is the Grinch may be spotted also.  The event is from 3:00 pm to 5:30 and will end with the tree lighting at Bicentennial Park at the corner of Main Street and Spring Street.

Rochester will hold their Annual Tree Lighting on Monday, December 9th at 6:30pm on the Rochester Town Green in front of the Town Hall.  The Rochester Memorial School Band and Chorus will be performing and of course there will be a visit from Santa on his Fire Engine.

Santa will be back on Saturday, December 14th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Holiday in the Park.  The big tent will feature fresh food from local restaurants and a performance by the Showstoppers.

It’s a great time in the tri-town.  Come on out and enjoy the festivities!

Agent Rising Real Estate School is excited to part of our local communities.  Have you always dreamed of becoming a real estate agent? Now is the time with our online courses and local Live Hours.  Visit www.agentrising.com for all the information.  Our next Live Bootcamp will be in Janurary.  Call 508-997-8844 or visit the website to enroll.

This blog was posted on www.boldrealestate.com on December 8th, 2019.

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Staging Tips for Selling During the Holidays

Staging Tips for Selling During the Holidays

By: Kara Wahlgren
www.hgtv.com

It’s the time of year that calendars are packed with holiday parties, budgets are strained by gift-giving and the roads are covered in freshly fallen snow. Alas, ’tis not the season for real estate. But the good news is that the few brave house-hunters who do venture out are serious about buying a house and stylish trimmings will make them want to ring in the new year in your home. “Holidays can be personal on a lot of levels, but you want to make sure your decor is neutral,” advises Amy Powers, owner of Accent Home Staging & Interiors of Atlanta. “You want to romance your buyer, not invite them to your Christmas party.”

Clean and stage

“Before you decorate, your house needs to be staged,” Powers says. If your living room is already piled high with clutter and knick knacks, your ceramic reindeer collection is only going to add to the sense of overcrowding.

Create a cozy vibe

The less-is-more mantra of home staging may tempt you to forgo holiday cheer this year. But a few subtle touches like a bowl of pinecones, an evergreen wreath, or a pot of cider simmering on the stove can create a warm and festive feeling in your home.

Complement your palette

Before you start untangling your tinsel, make sure your holiday collection matches your current decor. If your living room is painted a soothing ocean-blue hue, skip the clashing red garland and opt for white snowflakes or a silver glass-ball wreath. If you’ve got an earthy color scheme, accent with rich tones like cranberries, forest greens and gold.

Accentuate the positive

Too many trimmings may distract buyers, but the right accessories can draw attention to your home’s best features. Dangle mistletoe in an arched doorway, or display your menorah on the ledge of a bay window; just don’t block a beautiful view with stick-on snowflake decals or clutter an elegant fireplace with personalized stockings.

Go light on lights

Step away from the inflatable snowman, Clark Griswold. One man’s “merry” is another man’s “tacky,” so tone down any garish light displays while your home is on the market. (No, your neighbors didn’t pay us to say that.) Instead, use simple string lighting to play up your home’s architecture or draw attention to the gorgeous fir tree in your front yard.

Be an equal-opportunity decorator

Leave the life-sized Nativity scene in storage this year, because overtly religious flourishes may be off-putting to some buyers. “You want to keep neutrality throughout, so you can attract any type of buyer,” Powers says. Not sure what qualifies? Powers adds, “No matter what your religion is, you’re not going to feel offended by a nutcracker.”

Mind the tree

A tall Christmas tree can help you show off your two-story great room, but make sure the wide base won’t overwhelm the floor space. If your living area is on the small side, save space with a skinny tree. Swap the gaudy heirloom ornaments and trim your tree in a cohesive theme such as icicle lights and silver tinsel, for example, or blue and gold glass balls.

Clear the clutter

A few decorations can stir the holiday spirit, but don’t feel obliged to hang every last ornament. “A lot of people, when they decorate, tend to use all the extra space in their house,” Powers says. “You still want each space to look as spacious as possible.” Limit yourself to a few hints of holiday flair, but stash the rest in the basement for now. If you start to miss your Santa figurines, just remember that with a little luck, you’ll be celebrating next year’s holidays in a new home. And you can decorate that place any way you please.

Staging is an important part of selling your home. Have you always been interested in real estate?  Visit www.agentrising.com to start your real estate career with  Agent Rising Real Estate School. We offer online as well as Live Hours to complete your requirements to sit and pass your real estate exam. Call 508-997-8844 for more information and to register.

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Holidays are a Great Time to Buy

holidaysThe holidays will soon be here and it’s a great time to spend with family and friends. On another note, it’s also a great time to buy real estate. You may have to brave the elements, and put up with the craziness of the holidays, but it is definitely worth it.

Although inventory is generally limited, if you are persistent, you have less competition and can negotiate a great deal.

Also, sellers are usually motivated if they decide to put their home up for sale during the busy holidays.  There are many reasons why a seller may have to sell their home soon, such as relocation or they may want to be in their new home by Christmas. This can all work in a buyer’s favor.

There may be great tax advantages to closing before the end of the year depending on your tax situation.  If you are in the market for a new home, it can be a great decision to start looking.

Interest rates are always fluctuating but tend to lower at the end of the year.  It’s not a given, but a trend a buyer can take advantage of.

Sometimes closings are quicker at this time of year.  Even though lenders, and real estate agents are busy with their own holiday plans and work less, there is a great incentive to close before Christmas and finish the deal before the New Year.

Has real estate always interested you? Are you ready to take the next step and start your real estate career? Agent Rising Real Estate School has you covered.  We offer online courses and Live Hours and Bootcamps to help you fulfill your requirements and prepare you to take and pass your real estate exam. Visit www.agentrising.com or call 508-997-8844

New Year

End the Year on a High Note

It’s December 2nd and we have a limited amount of days left for the year but there is still time to end the year strong!

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s tempting to let your business slide and wait to pick it up next year, but there is still time to do both.

We know there is much to do with shopping and decorating and wrapping, but its a great time to spend with family and friends.  It’s important to work family time in with all your activities.  Enlist your family’s help to wrap presents, and make holiday treats and spend a fun night decorating and enjoying family time.

Don’t let your day to day business fall by the wayside.  It might not be a great time to start a new initiative, but daily maintenance on your business is a must.  You can also incorporate the Christmas holiday into your business with holiday cards and pop-by gifts. A great December means a great January.

It’s also not too late too start your real estate career.  Start your online course this month and attend our Live Hours Bootcamp in January and you could be a real estate agent in the New Year.

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

 

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