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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

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Energy Efficient Landscaping Tips

Better Homes and Gardens has some great energy efficient tips for landscaping your yard according to your region of the country.

Sitting under a shade tree on a hot day makes you cooler, and standing by a wall on a cold, windy day makes you feel warmer.  You can landscape your yard to offer your home those same benefits. It just takes a bit of planning in the way you site trees, fences, and other elements.

Some things to consider:

A well-positioned tree can save up to 25 percent of your home’s energy for heating and cooling.

A tree-shaded yard can be up to 6 degrees cooler than a sunny yard. A shaded lawn can be up to 25 degrees cooler than sunny pavement.

Shading your home’s roof can increase your air conditioner’s energy efficiency by more than 10 percent.

A single shade tree equals the cooling power of 15 air conditioners — and it runs for free!

Three house-shading trees can cut your cooling bill by as much as half.

Windbreaks can cut winter heating bills by 10 to 30 percent.

The Northeast: In most of your region, you want to take advantage of the sun’s heat during the winter, so plant deciduous trees on the south- and west-facing sides of your home. This will do double duty: In summer, their leafy canopy will shade your house, helping to keep it cooler. It’s also helpful to use a windbreak of trees or large shrubs to the north or northwest side of your home. This block will prevent winter winds from stealing as much of your home’s heat.

These are some great tips when you are changing or designing your outdoor space.  Winter is almost here! Now is a great time to design a new outdoor space and implement the design in the coming spring.

Visit www.agentrising.com   We know everything real estate!  Start your real estate career with our online or traditional classes.  Check out our Live Bootcamp courses and our ScholarSHARE program.

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Be The Neighborhood Real Estate Agent

What are consumers really looking for in a real estate agent?  Of course they’d like you to sell their home in a timely manner or help them buy a new house, but they can look up houses on their own on the internet. What else are they looking for?

Real Estate Agents still have the local market knowledge and expertise they are looking for.  It is one of our competitive edges in this day and age.  There are a lot of statistics and facts on the local real estate sites, but not always accurate.   We, as real estate agents can help them sort through the facts and realize what is true in our area.   We may not know everything , but there is a lot you can offer on the trends in selling and buying in your neighborhood.  Especially to clients new to the area, you can offer them information on schools, local spots to dine, and even differences in taxes and education in the towns you serve.  You become the local “expert”.

People like to know about the neighborhoods, they are moving into.  Even new agents, who may not be as seasoned, can capitalize on this by researching and learning the local area and blogging about it on your website.

You can become the “local agent” and that leads to real estate success.

Agent Rising Real Estate School is dedicated to helping real estate agents up their professionalism and take the next step, whether rising to Broker or earning continuing education credits  and learning all the newest real estate changes.  Ready to start real your estate career? We have all the tools you need to get started!

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

 

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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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Don’t Let Starting a Real Estate Career “Scare” You Off

Fall is a great time to start a new adventure.  The kids are back to school and life seems to slow down a little from the hectic summer pace.

Don’t let the season “scare” you off from starting this new page in your story.  Agent Rising Real Estate School has all the tools you need to start your real estate career.  With online courses as well as Live Hours and two-day Bootcamps, we can help guide you through the process and thoroughly prepare you to take your real estate exam.

I’ts as easy as calling 508-997-8844 or visiting www.agentrising.com   You can be on your way to starting your online course even before Halloween.

Finances are an issue? Check out our ScholarSHARE link and see how you may be picked for a free online course.  Tell us your story and how starting a real estate career could change your life.

So don’t be “frightened away” and give us a call.  Halloween is right around the corner.

 

 

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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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Agent Rising is Everything Real Estate

Agent Rising Real Estate School offers a great opportunity for learning in all aspects of the real estate industry.

We offer online courses as well as Live Hours to fulfill your requirements and prepare you to take and pass the real estate exam and start your real estate career.

We also offer a two-day intensive Boot Camp to jumpstart your career and fulfill most of your requirements in a short amount of time.

We also offer a Broker’s course for real estate agents who have been practicing real estate for at least 3 years and are ready to take the next step.

Agent Rising also offers continuing education courses online for real estate agents.  We offer interesting and relevant courses to fulfill your requirements to renew your real estate license.

Are you interested in starting a real estate career but finances are an issue?  Agent Rising also offers our ScholarSHARE program.  Tell us your story why you’d like to be a real estate agent and how it will change your life and you may be one of the candidates we pick to receive an online real estate course for free.

Agent Rising is ready to help you in any stage of your real estate career.  Visit www.agentrising.com for more information or call 508-997-8844

 

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October Boot Camp

Agent Rising Real Estate School had their latest Boot Camp on Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th!  It was a great two days of learning and realtor working experiences.  Dick Lee, a student did a great presentation on mortgages.

It was a great group of past and present students who all had something to bring to the table.  Kate Lanagan MacGregor led the class with lots of new information and day to day real life  situations.

Listen to this great testimonial by two students, Kim Prouty and Elizabeth Medeiros. They are great advocates for the Boot Camp.

Are you ready to start your real estate career?  Agent Rising Real Estate School has all the tools you need to prepare for and pass the real estate exam.  We offer online courses, Live Hours, Boot Camps and even continuing education credits.

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

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Fall Curb Appeal

According to HGTV, here are some tips to enhance your curb appeal this fall, and get your house sold.

Spruce Up Your Lawn

While brilliant fall foliage can automatically make your home look more attractive for showings, that doesn’t mean you can slack off on lawn maintenance during this season. Keep falling leaves at bay with frequent raking and patch up any brown spots in the grass.

Plant Fall Flowers

Once your lawn is looking its best, spice it up with a splash of color. As your summer plants start to fade, replace them with vibrant mums or other colorful flowers.

Highlight Your Front Door

Making your front door the focal point of your home’s exterior is a good tactic no matter what time of year you decide to sell your home. During the fall, a simple wreath of fall foliage and flowers can add an inviting touch. A fresh coat of paint in a vivid red can also make your entrance stand out.

Clean Up the Exterior

When fall rolls around and the trees shed their leaves, your home becomes more exposed, making its exterior appearance extra important. Before putting your home on the market, pressure wash the exterior and clean the windows. If the paint is chipped or faded, applying a fresh coat will do wonders to revive your home’s appearance.

Clear Out All Gutters

Staying on top of yearly and monthly maintenance lets buyers know you care about your home’s upkeep. During the fall, be sure to clear your gutters and downspouts of leaves and other debris, which will protect your home from water damage.

Add Outdoor Lighting

As the days get shorter, it becomes increasingly important to provide potential homebuyers with a safe path to your front door. Use decorative lights to illuminate walkways, and install flood lights or lanterns to brighten up entrance areas.

Keep Decorations Simple

While subtle fall decor – a wreath on the door or pots of seasonal flowers – will make your home look inviting and fresh, going overboard will distract buyers from your home itself. Save your scarecrows and spooky Halloween decorations for another year.
Visit www.hgtv.com for more ideas to make your home pop.
Visit www.agentrising.com to start your journey to your real estate career.  Agent Rising has online as well as Live Hours to help you prepare and pass your real estate exam.  Now is a great time to become a real estate agent.  Let Agent Rising give you all the tools you need to be a licensed agent by the end of the year.
Don’t forget our LIVE Bootcamp, Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th. It’s not too late to sign up!
Call 508-997-8844
This blog was posted on www.boldrealestate.com on October 2nd, 2019
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Become a Real Estate Agent in Massachusetts

What are the steps to becoming a licensed real estate agent in Massachusetts?

First off, you must be 18 years old or older.

You are required to take a 40-hour real estate course.

Once you have completed your course and your hours, you will be able to register to take your real estate exam.

Pass the real estate exam and pay $150 for your license. You will be issued your license on the spot.

To become a broker you must also have 3 years work experience as a licensed salesperson and be bonded for $5,000.

Sounds simple?  It really is! Agent Rising Real Estate School has all the tools you need to meet these requirements.

We offer Live Hours and Two-day Bootcamps as well as online courses.  We will help you totally prepare to sit for and pass the real estate exam.  Visit www.agentrising.com or call 508-997-8844 for more information and sign up today.  Our next two-day Bootcamp will be Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th at the BOLD Welcome Center in Mattapoisett.