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010: Smart Home Technology
As society becomes more forward-thinking, smart technology is moving into our homes. Todays’ guest, Chad Curry, joins Monica to talk about smart home technology and other pieces of technology that affect Realtors® and homeowners. In addition to discussing what types of technology are emerging, Chad shares several resources that can help inform consumers about how people are using smart home technology and what benefits there are. Chad works as the Managing Director of the Center of...
009: Business Planning, Part 2: Applying Business Principles
Successful business planning comes when we develop the habits to utilize them. There are three guests joining Monica on the show today, to talk about how they’ve been successful with their business planning. Misty Woodford has been in real estate for about 10 years and formerly owned her own brokerage. She no longer owns her firm and now works with Benchmark Realty and is actively selling. Trish Myatt has been in real estate for nearly 14 years, and right from the start got into a good...
008: Business Planning, Part 1
Running your business like a business is crucial for getting value for your business. Today’s episode is the first of two episodes that touch on the business planning aspects of real estate. As Realtors, it is crucial to plan and be wise in the real estate business and think of yourself as a business person. Mark Given joins Monica today to talk about a number of things that should become part of your business plan: finding a mentor, how to foster a good broker relationship, the cost of...
007: The Role of Staging in Selling Your Home
Staging is a very important aspect of getting your house ready to put on the market. While the home-staging professional can come help and bring their wisdom, every home seller is a stager. In today’s episode, Monica and Helen Bartlett will discuss some inexpensive ways to stage your home so it’s ready for buyers, as well as virtual staging and some other aspects of staging and the processes involved. Home staging is preparing your house to go on the market so that it sells quickly and...
006: Negotiations in Real Estate
Negotiations are a crucial part of all real estate transactions. Improving your skills in negotiating is the topic for better serving your clients this month. Darren Kittleson joins Monica to define what a win-win transaction is, and how to achieve one. As a real estate agent, it’s important to react professionally during a transaction, so your clients are put in the best situation. They will discuss creative ways to negotiate more effectively, so in the end, there is a favorable outcome...
005: Sustainable Housing: The Green Movement
In today’s episode, James and Monica talk about the Green Movement in Sustainable Housing. They will discuss the ways we are seeing a growing interest in energy efficiency in homes in general, as well as the more specific ways people want to improve their way of life with varied energy methods. As Realtors®, it is important to represent these features as the benefits that they are, and maximize the financial benefits that come with them. James will share his tips and tricks on...
004: Short Term Rentals
In the previous episode, Monica and her guest discussed short-term rentals as one of the main forms of income growth in real estate. In today’s episode, Brian Blaesser joins Monica to talk about different aspects of short term rentals. Short term rentals have become a mainstay of the tourism industry in many resort towns, and with the rise of Airbnb and VRBO.com, there has been a rise of short term rentals in all parts of the country, in all kinds of neighborhood settings. Many people are...
003: Real Estate Investing
In today’s episode, our guest, Ron Phipps, joins Monica to talk about how to get involved in real estate investing, and to discuss the benefits and the best ways to get started. Real estate investing is a great way to build wealth and to prepare for long-term cash flow for the future. This is a great opportunity for real estate agents, investors, and the general public. In addition to the benefits, Monica and Ron talk about some of the downsides to real estate investing, and the risk...
002: Military Real Estate Tips
In this episode of the Center for REALTOR® Development, guests Bryan Bergjans and Juanita Charles join our host Monica to discuss several aspects of serving as a real estate agent for military personnel. This episode will cover VA loans and how they can be used, as well as what you can do as a Realtor® to best serve your military customers. As a real estate agent working with military relocation, you never know what kind of variables you might dealing with, and our guests today talk about...
001: Pricing Strategies in the Market
This first episode of the Center for REALTOR® Development podcast focuses on pricing strategies. Our guests provide some different perspectives on pricing strategies in today’s real estate market for both buyers and sellers. Melanie McLane and Rob Mehta share their expertise on both basic and more advanced areas to consider when pricing homes. In addition, they talk about how Realtors® can work best with appraisers, AVMs, and how to use Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) tools. In a...