Stop Renting your Real Estate Business!

Real Estate agents and Mortgage Lenders help people every single day with either financing or selling homes to people that they will own.  Ownership is something that we all take pride in.  Owning homes, cars, iPad's, and all kinds of other things.  We like to "own" things...agreed?  It makes us feel good...a sense of [...]

2021-05-24T14:24:59-04:00October 5th, 2012|

Home Buyers – Why Move to Arlington, Virginia

For over 10 years I lived in a fantastic place in America...Phoenix, AZ.  It was summer all the time, a lot of outdoor activities, and if you are an avid golfer...HEAVEN!  About 3.5 months ago I moved to the Washington DC area and am adjusting nicely.  If you read my blogs you know that [...]

2021-05-24T14:25:37-04:00September 25th, 2012|

Real Estate Marketing – Why Your Facebook Marketing Doesn’t Work

Facebook.  I have an account...you probably have an account as do your friends/family? There are roughly 1 Billion users worldwide.  That is unbelievable!  Take into account that China has its own Social Media site so Facebook is rarely used there so that means roughly 20% of ALL the people in the world have a [...]

2021-05-24T14:25:52-04:00September 18th, 2012|

Real Estate Marketing – Why You Should Target Renters

Do you feel it?  You know...the Real Estate market making a BIG SHIFT.  The pendulum has surely swung the other way.  For the last 3-5 years ever since the economic meltdown home values have dropped and many people lost their homes due to a foreclosure or short sale forcing them to rent.  The market [...]

2021-05-24T14:26:13-04:00September 17th, 2012|

Real Estate Agents – Why You Should Stop Counting on Referrals

Referrals...we all love them.  When someone tells another person about your services and why they should use you.  It is the least expensive way to generate business in the Real Estate space.  We all can agree that if we could run our entire business models on this way of generating business there would be [...]

2021-05-24T14:26:28-04:00September 5th, 2012|

Why You Should Switch Title Companies Right Now

To begin...the Title Company you currently use in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area ( if not already Stewart Title) is probably not a bad Title Company.  I'm sure that they provide decent to good service and have knowledge of their title and settlement services. More than likely they are very good at taking your [...]

2021-05-24T14:26:46-04:00August 28th, 2012|

How to Write an Effective Real Estate Blog Post

I think that we can all agree that technology has come to the forefront on basically anything that we now do.  This applies especially to the Real Estate space.  Realtors are told that they are to have websites.  They are told that they are to have effective content that answers questions to their potential [...]

2021-05-24T14:27:14-04:00August 22nd, 2012|

How to Keep and Convert Online Real Estate Leads

As the Director of Sales/Marketing at Stewart Title and Escrow in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area I meet with Realtors everyday.  We talk about all kinds of things: Contact Management Systems, iPad training, data lists to target market, video, blogging, AND how to convert Online Real Estate Leads.  To me online leads are the [...]

2021-05-24T14:27:31-04:00August 20th, 2012|

Refinance or Short Sale? Why its a Good Idea to Consider Both!

You may not know it but we are currently experiencing a time in Real Estate that has never existed before...EVER.  The market was so hot in 2004-2006, then the market crashed in August in 2007 with interest rates in the 6.5% range.  Housing values took a huge dive!  Some markets were hurt more than [...]

2021-05-24T14:27:52-04:00August 14th, 2012|

Real Estate Marketing Olympics… Would you Medal?

In the last 60 days since moving to the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area I have met with over 50 Realtors and Lenders.  Each person is in a different phase of their Real Estate career and have different levels of knowledge.  Each Realtor and Lender also have different needs as it applies to their Real [...]

2021-05-24T14:29:11-04:00July 30th, 2012|