Friday, April 19, 2019 / by Elizabeth Sorensen
We can’t help who we fall in love with, and even more frustratingly, who falls in love with us. It’s simply one of life’s mysteries. And we might not know exactly why we fell in love with real estate, but we probably have our suspicions. Here are six reasons why I fell in love with real estate:
1. The people
You have to enjoy working with people in order to be a successful real estate agent. Coworkers, clients, baristas who recognize you as you bring in a gallon-sized travel mug for your daily caffeine dose — you’re always around people. It would be dishonest to say that it always goes smoothly, but the relationships and interactions are a huge part of the overall experience, and allow you to connect with people in a way you don’t get to in many other careers.
2. No two days are ever the same
If the drudgery of five days a week at the same office, with the same snack machine, and the same coworkers telling the same lame jokes kill ...
Saturday, March 23, 2019 / by Pamela Glende
Selling your home with a Team of agents verses a single agent.
When I’m busy showing homes or in a business meeting or on a phone conference, I can’t answer my phone. So, what happens if someone is calling to inquire about my listing? That call would be missed. That doesn’t happen with Haven Real Estate Group. We have a system in place that when a call comes in, it is routed to at least 16 on our team. That call is always answered.
Answering the phone is critical. Consumers looking at homes quickly move onto other homes when they can’t reach an agent. I’m sure if you have your home listed for sale on the market you would want every inquiry answered and answered right away.
Here are some statistics. If a call is answered you have over a 90% probability of setting an appointment to show that home. If the call is missed and you return the call within 10 minutes that chance to set an appointment drops to 79.6 %. Within 30 minutes it drops to 12.9 %. ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 / by Amber Tice
I love what I do. I love the people that I meet along the way. I love seeing their families grow on social media, and through snail mail. My life is so much fuller now that I have learned how to open up (just a little bit) to people. I never used to be open with others that I didn’t know well. I rarely gave people a chance. As a result I have few friends (which isn’t a bad thing), and spend a lot of my free time by myself. I make these choices daily, and to some extent I am still that same person deep down who likes her “alone time.” However, there is definately something to be said for opening up and showing someone a little kindness. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to show affection, or love for others. I just felt awkward about it (and still do) and so I taught myself how to distance myself from those uncomfortable moments.
What I have learned over the past 16 months is how to reach out to people to let them k ...