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4 Tips for Staging Beachfront Property

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Learning how to market different kinds of properties is vital for real estate professionals.

Building a successful career with a 100% commission real estate business is all about knowing what you can do to make sure a property sells in a timely manner.

When it comes to getting your client’s waterfront property ready for the market, you need to make sure more than just the house is in order.

photographed new beach home construction on beach north Florida.

 

When you’re selling a waterfront property, you’re selling more than a house, you’re selling a lifestyle. Make sure you’re doing everything you can to market that lifestyle effectively. Here are some tips.

1.) The Beach-

Make sure it’s cleared of weeds and debris, such as litter or washed up fish. Add some highlights, like a simple firepit made of brick or rock and some beach chairs and an umbrella.

If there are barbecues, clean them up and make them look ready to use.

2.) The Dock-

Make sure the dock looks serviceable and inviting by replacing old or rotted boards and applying fresh paint or varnish. Hammer in nails that have worked their way out and could snag a bare foot.

Replace any dry rotted furniture or equipment. If the dock has lighting, make sure it’s functional and replace dead bulbs.

3.) The Boat-

If there is a boat, make sure it’s a good looking boat. If it’s been sitting docked for a long time, it may need a thorough cleaning. If it’s just too old and ugly to fix up, find it a temporary home somewhere else.

Maybe ask a neighbor to let your client park it at their dock for a while. The same rules apply to jet skis. Make them look good or get them out of there.

4.) Have Local Knowledge-

Find out from the seller about the local scene. Does it get crowded at certain times? Is the fishing good? Are there local events, like regattas or fishing competitions that might be appealing?

Be able to answer questions about the community on the water and what it’s like to be a part of it.

Big Block Realty wants its agents to learn to use the helpful tools that will increase their success.

Consider Big Block Realty if you would like an opportunity for a career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

Real estate allows you to use your marketing and sales skills like no other career out there.

If you’d like to discover more about Big Block Realty, we would love a chance to get to know you.

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4 Tips for Hosting a Great Open House Event

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Learning how to successfully market your listings is vital for real estate professionals.

Building a successful career with a 100% commission real estate business is all about learning everything you can to get your clients the results they need.

Hosting an open house is real estate 101, but it never hurts to hear some new ideas on old fashioned sales techniques. See if these might work for your next open house event.

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1.) Make It Classy-

Give your open house a little bump by hosting an art show. Find some local talent in need of a venue and let them cover the walls in their work.

Contact your nearest university and offer the venue to student artists. Hire some local musicians to play some elegant jazz for a few hours.

Offer some wine and cheese. People love a little free entertainment, and it may draw in some folks who wouldn’t normally attend an open house.

2.) Hire A Caterer-

Trying to sell a really high end piece of property? Go all in and hire a great caterer.

The food will keep prospects around a bit longer, and good eats are a fantastic way to start the conversation with visitors.

3.) Invite The Whole Neighborhood-

Get the neighbors involved.

They may have friends in the market for a new home.

Everyone wants their friends to move into their neighborhood.

The neighbors can be great lead generators. Invite them to stop by with their house hunting friends.

They’ll encourage them to buy. Take advantage of the power of friendship!

4.) Yard Signs-

While your internet promotions are invaluable, don’t underestimate the value of good old fashioned yard signs. Put them at every intersection and along the sides of the roads.

Put out a lot of them.

You really can’t overdo this low-tech marketing tool.

Big Block Realty wants its agents to learn to use the helpful tools that will increase their success.

Consider Big Block Realty if you would like an opportunity for a career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

Real estate allows you to use your marketing and sales skills like no other career out there.

If you’d like to discover more about Big Block Realty, we would love a chance to get to know you.

Your Friends,

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Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

Big Block Realty, Where California Real Estate Agents Earn 100% Commission

3 safety tips every real estate agent should know

Here at Big Block Realty, we want all our agents to excel and do their best for the client, but we want them to make certain they stay safe while they do it.

We want to share some tips with all our new agents so they stay safe in their new careers. Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business is about more than just making sales. It’s about keeping our agents safe in everything they do.

Keep some simple rules in the forefront of your mind and you won’t have any problems.

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Statistically, real estate agents have a very dangerous job. We routinely put ourselves in potentially very dangerous situations involving strange people and places.

Unfortunately, doing these things are a necessary and unavoidable part of the job. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take precautionary measures in order to keep ourselves safe.

Here are a few ideas to make sure you get through your work day as safe as possible.

1. Meeting A New Client-

Always do this at the office first. Make sure at least one of your coworkers also meets them and make a copy of their driver’s license.

If they are a legitimate client, they won’t be offended by you taking precautions. Even if they are, you can apologize for the inconvenience, but never apologize for thinking of your safety.

2. Entering An Empty Or Foreclosed Property-

Empty houses can attract squatters and be used for a variety of nefarious purposes. You could also encounter the disgruntled former owner lurking inside.

If the property is in a rural area, you may even walk in on potentially dangerous wildlife. Take a walk around the house to look for forced entry such as broken locks or windows before entering.

If you find these conditions, call the police immediately. You’ll need to file a report anyway, and the police will be happy to do a walk through to make sure it’s safe.

3. Open Houses/Showing Properties Solo-

Try to avoid going it alone. Take a coworker, a spouse, or a friend. If you have to fly solo, avoid letting the client get behind you or in a confined space.

Always maintain an escape route. If you start to feel uncomfortable, immediately excuse yourself and get out of there. Don’t worry about hurting feelings.

Our bodies send us signals for a reason. Trust your gut and get away from potential danger.

These are just a few ideas to keep you safe on the job. Remember, there’s people who need you. Be sure you get home to them at the end of the day.

Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the helpful tools that will increase their success.

Want to begin a rewarding career with an integrity driven, 100% commission real estate brokerage?

Then Big Block Realty might be the place for you!

A career in real estate utilizes your interpersonal skills like no other field.

If you’d like to learn more about Big Block Realty, give us a call today!

Your Friends,

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Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

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Motivation Monday – Tips for Success from a Leading California Real Estate Brokerage

 

Motivational PosterAs real estate agents, we all have our own ways for getting through the emotional highs and lows of a quickly shifting market. In our business, being able to self motivate is a vital skill for success. If we can’t find it in ourselves to persevere when things are tough, we simply are not going to make it in this business.

As a leading flat fee broker in California, we’re dedicated to ensuring our team is equipped with the latest tools and skills they need to succeed. We’re a 100% commission real estate brokerage committed to staying on top.

Most companies have discovered how invaluable social media is for their business, and real estate professionals are no exception. Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success.

Successful real estate agents are making great use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and a variety of other social media platforms to reach out to potential customers and generate new leads. But this isn’t all you need to experience success as a leading California real estate agent. Staying motivated is a huge part of it too.

 

Here are a few ways for a real estate agent to stay motivated during the rough times. See if they might mesh well with your own set of internal motivators.

Network- Having people to turn to is important. What’s even more important is having people who have an intimate understanding what we’re going through. Reach out to your fellow real estate agents and make friendships.

Build relationships so you can share your experiences and learn from others. It’s always nice to have someone who understands what you’re going through (because they’ve been through it themselves), to talk to.

Compartmentalize- Make a list of what you need to accomplish, then stick to it. A good method for tackling daunting tasks is to put them at the top of your list and attack them head on first thing in the work day.

You’ll be surprised how a simple to do list can organize your day and help you get through rough times. Staying busy is a great way to keep your motivation up when things are going less than swimmingly.

Stay Positive- This may sound a little naive and simplistic, but it’s kind of the whole point of staying motivated. If every real estate agent gave up when things got tough we’d have run out of them along time ago. Keep working on your deals and keep taking care of your clients. It will eventually all come together. Just keep at it and don’t ever give up.

As real estate agents, we all have to figure out what keeps us going. Find what works for you and press on. Good luck out there.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business begins with how you stay motivated while managing your client relationships as well as your marketing efforts. Dedicate the time and resources needed for build the business you’ve always dreamed about.

As a leading flat fee broker in California, we strive to provide our agents with helpful tools that will increase their success. Consider Big Block Realty if you would like to begin an exciting career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

A career in real estate allows you to leverage your potential in a way that no other industry or field can. If you’d like to learn more about a career with Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you!

Your Friends,

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Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

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Best San Diego Real Estate Brokerage: Tips for Success from Big Block Realty

OpenHouse-logoSo you’re thinking about a career as a California real estate professional? We know that you want to experience success in whatever you do, but it isn’t just about choosing the right career path. Success comes to those who are committed and do the work.

One way to become a top producing real estate agent in California is to join the right team. If you’re interested in being part of a team dedicated to ensuring its agents keep 100% of their commission, consider Big Block Realty. As a leading flat fee broker in California, we’re dedicated to ensuring our team is equipped with the latest tools and skills they need to succeed. We’re a 100% commission real estate brokerage committed to staying on top.

Most companies have discovered how invaluable social media is for their business, and real estate professionals are no exception. Big Block Realty wants all our agents to have the latest helpful tools to increase their success. Successful real estate agents are making great use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and a variety of other social media platforms to reach out to potential customers and generate new leads.

Successful real estate agents also know how to pull off a good open house. We all have our own personal little touches we bring to any showing or open house to make it more appealing to visitors. While most of us know the basics: staging, cleanliness, owners and pets out of the picture, we can all stand to hear some new ideas. Here’s a few to consider.

Closets- A big selling point for many people is the amount of closet space in a house. Get your clients to empty them out to maximize space. You want the visitors to see what their getting unencumbered by holiday decorations, camping gear, and old exercise equipment.

Blow out the Candles- Some people are turned off by scented candles and other air freshening devices. Ensure that the house is clean and if necessary, clean the floors or shampoo the carpets, . If weather permits, open some windows and let in some fresh air.

Music- Play some music in the background. Try to match the tunes with the style and age of the house. Don’t go for a commercial radio channel, but a cd or satellite instead. You don’t need an obnoxious car dealer add coming on during your showing. If you’re showing during the holidays, take advantage of the season and play some appropriate music.

Greeter- Have someone act as a greeter at the entrance to the home. This person can be anyone you trust to represent you. They need to offer a warm welcome and point people to the refreshments. Also, having someone with you an open house is always safer than going it alone.

Make it an Art Show- Find a local artist who wants to have a show. Let them sprinkle the house with their art and advertise it. University art students are often required to have shows for class credit so that’s a good place to find your artist. This will draw people in who might not have otherwise attended.

What are your ideas for an open house? Don’t be afraid to try new things.

Building a reputation for a 100% commission real estate business begins with how you manage your client relationships as well as your marketing efforts. Dedicate the time and resources needed for build the business you’ve always dreamed about.

As a leading flat fee broker in California, we strive to provide our agents with helpful tools that will increase their success. Consider Big Block Realty if you would like to begin an exciting career with a 100% commission real estate brokerage!

A career in real estate allows you to leverage your potential in a way that no other industry or field can. If you’d like to learn more about a career with Big Block Realty, we’d love to hear from you!

Your Friends,

SOS pic

Oliver, Sam, and Spencer

The Big Block Realty Family

Have questions?—> Contact us today

Big Block Realty, Where California Real Estate Agents Earn 100% Commission