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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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Winter Storm Tips

Even though it may seem like we’ve had a pretty easy winter so far, yesterday’s wind storm reminded us that we still have a lot of winter left whatever the Groundhog says.

The high winds and rain left many roads impassable with downed trees resulting in many power outages throughout the Southcoast.

While we can’t change the weather, here are some tips to be prepared for the next winter storm.

Keep an eye on the weather and weather alerts so you are not caught off guard when the next storm hits.

Check your home’s ability to keep out the cold, such as weatherstripping, insulation, and caulking to prevent frozen pipes and heat loss.

Make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are all in working order.  Replace batteries if needed. These can be life-saving during a storm.

Loss of power is always a given.  Make sure you  stock up on essentials and flashlights with batteries. You may want to fill your tub for toilet flushing if you have a well.  Better yet, consider investing in a generator which can get you through many days without electricity.

Consider your elderly family and neighbors also.  Check on them and make sure they are ok and if they need assistance with any chores, especially snow shoveling.

Winter is still with us for a couple of months, so it’s always better to be prepared.

Agent Rising Real Estate School has your back and has everything you need to start your real estate career.  We also offer continuing education credits and classes for seasoned agents.  This includes broker and designation classes.

Visit www.agentrising.com or call Kate Lanagan MacGregor at 508-728-3648

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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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Expanding Your Database Daily!

How do you expand your database of potential clients?  First, take another look at all
of the people who provide services to you.  Your hair stylist is providing you a service.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could do the same for her?  Your mechanic is providing you
a service, wouldn’t it be great if you could do the same for him?

Even if they are not currently in the market to buy or sell a home, you can still be of service
by becoming their information source on all things real estate related. It may take a little
practice, but you need to become adept at offering your services on a regular basis. Just as
you would be interested in receiving car maintenance advice from your trusted mechanic, or
hair color recommendations from your trusted stylist, they will appreciate getting housing
market information from you, their trusted real estate agent. Be careful not to encroach on
another agent’s client.

Create your value communication items – Find sources of real estate related consumer information.  If you are a Realtor, these are readilyavailable on the National Association of REALTORS’ website www.realtor.org.

Rehearse your lead generation conversation – Sketch out and rehearse a potential conversation you might have with someone who provides you a service. Maybe something like:  “You always do such a great job on my hair, Becky.  I hope that some day I can be of service to you.  Do you have a real estate agent that you are working with now?  (If yes, back off.  If no, then continue.) Would you mind if I occasionally sent you
some information on real estate related topics? I will leave you my business card, but what is your mailing or email address?”

Keep at it, and before you know it, asking to be their real estate connection will become second nature and your database will continue to grow.

Has real estate always interested you? Now is a great time to start on the road to a real estate career.  Start with our online courses and finish with our Live Hours! Visit www.agentrising.com for more information and to enroll or call 508-997-8844

Real estate career

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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Selling Your Home in the Summer

Summer is a great time to sell a home.  While the market tends to pick up in the spring, summer is also a busy and profitable time to put your home on the market. There are many things you can do to put your home in the best light and sell your home quickly and at a great price.

Spruce up the exterior of the home. Mow the lawn, trim the hedges, water the flowers.  Make sure everything looks fresh and clean.  It’s a great time to show your buyers a great outdoor space.  Consider investing in some outdoor furniture if you don’t already have some.  If you do, make sure it looks clean and fresh.  New cushions can make a big difference.  It’s a great way to show them how they can make use of the outdoor space.

A hot day, try to keep the house cool.  Run the AC and highlight the central air if you have it.  Make sure it’s comfortable but not chilly.  You can also serve fresh lemonade and iced tea with lots of ice or even some fresh fruit or cool dip.  Keep the comfortable feeling fresh.

Price the house right! Make sure your home is competitive.  If you start too high and come down, people will wonder why the home is not selling.  Stay at market value and your home will sell quicker!

Ready to start your real estate career? Or are you a realtor who needs continuing education or looking to up their professionalism and become a broker?  Agent Rising has you covered.  Visit www.agentrising.com and take our online classes or check out our next live bootcamp.

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Agent Rising Boot Camp

Agent Rising Real Estate School had a great Boot Camp June 28th and 29th and is ready for their next Boot Camp on August 16th and 17th.  Are you ready to jump start your real estate career?

Two full days of learning, guest speakers, and practical examples is a great way to get your hours under your belt and prepare yourself to take your real estate exam.  Kate Lanagan MacGregor leads the class with true-to-life situations, explanations of all the terms covered in the book, and a little fun.  It’s a great way to be thoroughly prepared to take and pass your real estate exam and earn your hours at the same time.

Visit www.agentrising.com to sign up.  Classes sign up fast. Call 508-997-8844 and talk to Marie Greany.  She can help guide you through the process.  Call today!

Boot Camp

Almost Time for Agent Rising Boot Camp

Agent Rising is excited to offer their two-day Boot Camp on Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th.  It’s almost here but there is still time to sign up. The Boot Camp is an intensive two day class from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm each day.  The classes are full of information, real-life experiences, and guest speakers from the real estate world.

It’s a great way to earn your hours to sit for your real estate exam in a short amount of time.  BOLD Real Estate broker owner, Kate Lanagan MacGregor keeps the class lively and fun and shares real-life situations.

Take the course along with the online classes and fulfill all your requirements to take and pass your real estate exam.  Kate is also available by appointment to help you finish your live hours.

Visit www.agentrising.com for more information and to register.

 

RASEM

RASEM RED Expo

The Realtors Association of Southeastern Massachusetts (RASEM) held their annual RASEM RED Expo yesterday at White’s of Westport.  The turnout was great! A great day of learning and friendship.

The day started with a great continental breakfast.  The morning provided a great CEU class with Kate Lanagan MacGregor- CMA List Your Way to Success!  Kate, broker, owner of BOLD Moves Real Estate and Agent Rising Real Estate School led an interesting, funny class on everything to consider when working on a CMA and listing a home for a client.  It included practical advice and great CMA (Comparative Markety Analysis) war stories.

The morning also included a great Property Assessments Valuation & Taxation class with Richard Conti.

Keynote speaker was Cami Baker, author of Mingle to Millions. She had a great talk about networking and your business.

A great hot lunch was served and there were many vendors on hand including Agent Rising Real Estate School, many mortgage companies and tech companies also.

The day finished with the afternoon CEU class of Selling the Sun with Robin Brodsky.  A subject of great importance today especially for realtors and their clients.

It was a great day of learning, fun, and connecting with fellow realtors and affiliates.

Agent Rising Real Estate School  was happy to be a big part of the day as a sponsor and vendor.  The CMA presentation can also be found on the Agent Rising Website. Are you in the market to start a real estate career? Or maybe you’re a seasoned agent who is looking to up their professionalism with CEU’s or moving up to broker? Agent Rising Real Estate School has everything you need to get you to your goal! Visit www.agentrising.com for more information and to sign up. Or call 508-997-8844

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