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Fun Real Estate Facts

Real estate is a great business.  It can be exhilarating and exasperating all at the same time.  Here are some fun facts you may not have known.

Why are so many doorknobs made of brass? Brass doorknobs can actually disinfect themselves and kill bacteria.  Other metals which have the same qualities include iron, copper and aluminum.  You can skip the hand sanitizer!

What’s the best day to list a home? While Sundays get a lot of reviews, surprisingly Thursdays and Fridays are the best days.  These houses have more property tours and sell quicker and at  a higher price.  Might be worth knowing when putting on a new listing.

In the USA, people typically burn their mortgage papers when they finally pay off their mortgage.  In Scotland, it is traditional to paint their front door red once they pay off their mortgage.

What are the best words to use when listing a house?  We always think of cozy and homey as great terms to use but if you want your house to sell faster and for a higher price, use the words gorgeous and beautiful instead.

Just a few thoughts to brighten up your day! Are you ready to make real estate your career?  Agent Rising Real Estate School has what you need with online courses as well as brick and mortar classes.  We even offer intensive two-day boot camps!

Visit www.agentrising.com and see how you can start preparing for your real estate career or call 508-9978844

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Real Estate News

Real estate is always changing and evolving and sales always fluctuate.  What is happening in the real estate world this month? Well, a little good news, bad news conundrum.

Good News. Mortgage rates dropped this week.  The 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell to 4.06% from the 4.28% average from last week.  A year ago it was at 4.40%.

Bad news. Even though rates dropped, February home sales dropped 1%.

That being said, rates are always fluctuating and home sales regularly go up and down depending on the season.

We are now officially in Spring and longer daylight hours, so the market is heating up!  It’s a great time to buy and sell real estate!

Are you ready to help clients realize their real estate dreams? Now is a great time to become a real estate agent! Agent Rising Real Estate School has what you need to pass your real estate exam.

Visit www.agentrising.com and sign up for our online real estate course or find out when the next Two- day intensive class is scheduled.  You could be practicing real estate this spring!

 

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The real estate market is hopping! Change is in the air! With all the new technology available to buyers and sellers, do they still need a real estate agent?  The answer is an emphatic yes!  Although buyers can find houses online, they still need a seasoned agent to walk them through the buying process.  They can help them find a lender and get through the pre-approval process as well as the whole buying process including negotiating a good price.

On the seller side, realtors are important to get the house out there and noticed! They can guide sellers on market value and how to position their home to sell at or above market value in a short amount of time. It’s not uncommon to have a bidding war and a seasoned agent can help navigate through the whole confusing and stress-ridden process.

Sounds like a great job! Agent Rising Real Estate School is there to help you obtain your hours and pass your real estate exam.  Whether you are looking for online courses, traditional classroom hours or a concentrated two-day event, Agent Rising has you covered.

Visit www.agentrising.com and see how you can start your journey to a real estate career.  Finances an issue?  Check out our ScholarSHARE link.

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Real Estate Trends for 2019

What is 2019 going to bring for real estate?  Here are some predicted trends for 2019.

Mortgage rates climbed steadily last year.  The low 3.5% mortgage is a thing of the past right now.  They will continue to creep up this year and may plateau close to 6% this year.  What does this mean for buyers?  Buying a home may be harder.  Some homes may be simply out of their reach with the higher interest rates and rising house prices.  They may also be stuck at a lower price point.

Inventory is expected to rise so some degree. This may help some buyers looking for homes.  Higher end luxury homes going on the market are expected to have an increase.

Sellers are still expected to do pretty well with rising home prices.

Millenials are still expected to represent the largest group of buyers.  They are getting older so they may already be moving on to their second home.  They may be looking for more room or a better location but may still carry student debt which will make them careful with finances.

As real estate agents, this can help shape your year and your focus.  Are you going to jump into the luxury home market or help millenials find a new home?  It’s a great time to look at your marketing and see who your target client will be.

Visit www.agentrising.com and start your real estate career.  We have online courses, traditional classroom hours, and weekend warrior hours to earn your hours quickly.  Call 508-997-8844 to sign up today!

 

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Meet our Newest ScholarSHARE Winner

We are happy to announce that  Justin DeFino of Fall River is our newest ScholarSHARE winner.  Justin will be starting the Agent Rising Real Estate course online and is on his way to a successful real estate career.

Justin is excited to start his new adventure and help people buy their dream home or sell their home and move on to a new house or  neighborhood.

Justin is a father of two young daughters and hopes his real estate career will be flexible to allow him extra time to care for his daughters and give him the means to support his family.

He is excited to stay abreast of all the new developments in real estate and keep learning everyday to better help his clients.  He wants to offer professional, individualized service to each and every one of his potential clients and also help his fellow realtors who are new to the industry.

We are happy to offer Justin this first step on his journey to passing his real estate exam and starting his real estate career.

Stay tuned for Justin’s progress and more stories of other ScholarSHARE winners.

Are you thinking of starting a real estate career?  Now is a great time to get started.  Visit www.agentrising.com and click on the ScholarSHARE link and tell us your story.  You may be picked for a free online course courtesy of Agent Rising.  SOAR with us!

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Successful Boot Camp at Agent Rising

Agent Rising Real Estate School held their 2 day Boot Camp on Friday, January 11th and Saturday, January 12th.  What a great way to get all your real estate hours in with  2 11-hour days.  The Boot Camp was filled with information, examples, guest speakers, a little exercise and lots of fun.

There were about 8 students who attended the two-day classes in hopes of obtaining their real estate license and starting their real estate career.

The classes were held at the BOLD Welcome Center on Fairhaven Rd. in Mattapoisett.  The students were able to pack a lot of information and experience in two-days.

Visit www.agentrising.com to find out how you can take our real estate course and start your real estate career.  We are ready to help you SOAR.

 

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Resolve to Become a Real Estate Agent This Year

The New Year 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 continues to recover, 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 Weekend Warrior courses to get a majority of your hours in just one weekend.

Visit www.agentrising.com and see how you can fulfill your New Year’s Resolution and start taking courses to obtain your real estate license today.

 

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Four Days Left for Holiday Special!

There is still 4 days left to take advantage of our holiday special!  Saturday, December 15th is the last day to sign up for our reduced tuition for our online real estate course.  Now is the time to take advantage of this great offer!  Our online tuition reduced to $250!

Sign up today and take the plunge to start on your journey to your real estate career!

With the holidays just around the corner, this would make an excellent gift for someone special! What a difference this could make in their life.

Visit www.agentrising.com for all the details and to enroll today.

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Staging Your Home to Sell at the Holidays

Christmas is almost here but the real estate market marches on and there are still buyers and sellers looking to buy or sell their home.  It can be a little daunting at this time of year when you have your home on the market and are looking to make it look its best for the holidays.  You’d like to enjoy your last holiday at your home but also know less is better when you have a home to sell.

What to do? Here are some tips.

Subtle touches are best like a simple Christmas wreath on the door, pretty centerpiece on the table and maybe some homey Christmas smells. Keep to one theme.  Maybe your decorations are earthy like cranberries and real Christmas greens or a certain color like white lights and white decorations.  Keep to the theme so everything looks clean and cohesive.

You may have some special features you’d like to highlight like a fireplace mantel or crown moldings or an attractive doorway.  Place some simple decorations to accent the feature and draw the eye to it but not so much that it is hidden and hard to see.

Put up some simple white lights and forgo the tacky decorations and don’t over do it.  Simple is better.

A Christmas tree is a nice feature but consider your room.  You may not mind if your tree takes up a lot of your room, but your buyers will think the room is small.  If your ceilings are high, pick a taller tree to accent that.  You may want to go with a smaller, thinner tree this year if your space is limited.  It will make the room look bigger.

Turn your heat up.  You want the home to feel warm and toasty.  If you have a fireplace, keep a fire going.  It really makes the home feel cozy and you buyers will want to stay and look around.

Food is always a great touch! At this time of year, warm drinks and sweet treats are desirable.  Hot cider, hot chocolate and homemade cookies make the house smell good and everyone loves a warm, tasty treat.

Enjoy your holidays and your selling journey and your buyers will feel the same way.

Visit www.agentrising.com to start your real estate career.  Check out our special tuition for the holiday season.  Enroll by December 15th and receive our $250 special tuition price.

This blog was posted on www.boldmovesrealestate.com on December 5, 2018.   We are your community experts and can help take the anxiety out of your real estate transaction. We can help you with your BOLDTown move.

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Start Your Real Estate Career with Agent Rising

Is a real estate career for you?  Do you want to be your own boss and set your own hours?  Then you might want to consider a career in real estate. It includes lots of opportunities to meet new people and help them realize their dream of buying or selling a home.

Agent Rising Real Estate School has everything you need to start your real estate career.  Start with our online courses to give you all the tools and hours you need to take and pass your real estate exam.  We also offer traditional classrooms instruction as well as Weekend Warrior classes to jump start your hours in one weekend.   Prices include books and tools. Whether you want to take your courses in the privacy of your own home or spend your weekend learning and growing, we have you covered.

We also offer Broker courses and continuing education credits for the seasoned real estate professional who is looking to up their professionalism.

Visit www.agentrising.com for all the information or call 508-997-8844 to talk to our experienced staff.