Friday Finds: Rebooting a bad day, 13 seller mistakes, why you should never stop hosting open houses

February 19, 2016 by SmartZip in Articles 

Mortgage rates are going down again, just two months after the Fed raised them. In 2016, your clients' credit scores could impact their rates more than ever before. Read why.

There's no moment more defeating than when you meet a real estate seller lead in person and see that their home is... well, outdated is the nicest way to put it. If your potential seller client needs some pre-staging advice and quick fixes, share these 25 ideas with them.

If your top prospects are planning to sell in the spring and their homes needs just a little extra organization, here are 10 resolutions you can share with them.


While perusing the web for shareable content, we found this article on 13 mistakes no seller should make -- and we respectfully disagree on some of the points. This could be a great conversation-starter if you're speaking with real estate seller leads. "I've recently heard that painted brick is a turn-off, but I see it in a lot of beautiful, modern homes. What do you think?"

If you've been in the business for a few years, it can be easy to make the decision to move on from hosting open houses. Read five reasons you can't afford to give your open houses to a junior agent, from RE/MAX's Above Magazine.


Speaking of "old-school" methods, this agent nearly gave up when his modern marketing efforts weren't panning out. He decided to keep going, despite advice from veteran agents who "told him to get on the phone." Learn how he draws in new clients through blogging, infographics and YouTube -- and ZERO lead capture pages.

Whether your client's offer was rejected or your seller said they have "just three more" agents to interview before making a decision, it's easy for one debacle to ruin your whole day. Fast Company shares four foolproof ways to reboot a bad day in 10 minutes or less.


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