Jenelle Isaacson, owner of Living Room Realty in Portland, Ore., has obviously spent time examining her life. She knows who she is, she knows what is important to her, and she has taken the time to determine her values, goals and the culture she chooses to entrench herself in. Sure, she’s a real estate broker. But she’s a broker with an unwavering commitment to Portland’s urban neighborhoods and the people who live there, to her business and to her agents.
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At first glance, Austin, Texas doesn’t seem like the ideal place for a Navy veteran to settle down. Commissaries, base exchanges and the nearest VA medical center are all 58 miles away. Kasey Jorgensen, with Keller Williams Realty in Austin/Round Rock, however, felt drawn to the area when he left the military. Going from taking his meals in the mess hall to dining in SoCo, it’s been a smooth transition for Jorgensen, and he is well on his way down the road to becoming a true Austinite.
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Luxury homeowners in the market to sell their homes face a longer and bumpier road to the closing table than most homeowners: a small pool of buyers, the challenge of setting a price for a unique piece of real estate, and savvy buyers that – because of their affluence – are in no hurry to buy. Several cogs can end up in the luxury-home-sale wheel and slow the process to a crawl.
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Ryan Gable, broker/owner of Chicago’s Starting Point Realty, grew up expecting miracles. He watched his single mom, who struggled to raise a family on a waitress’ salary, soar into entrepreneurial success years later. Imagine growing up under the influence of a woman who possessed a single-minded dedication to learning an industry, a drive to overcome any obstacles, and a willingness to take risks. That these same qualities exist in her oldest son comes as no surprise.
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A jar containing the ghost of George Harrison, a porta-potty, expired cans of shortening, and an empty iPad box for $20. These are just some of the items available to purchase from owners on Craigslist. There is no question that is has become the king of classified advertisement websites. Despite the fact that it is probably one of the most unattractive sites on the Internet, Craigslist attracts a huge number of users across the United States. Many agents are getting amazing results from
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Why are folks from Minnesota so downright nice? Sure, that statement can be considered a generalization, but I’ve yet to meet a meanie from Minnesota. Although they don’t think so, they have that charming accent, and they’re just so mellow, happy and incredibly even-tempered. Nate Raich, loan officer and manager of Envoy Mortgage in Blaine, Minn. is a perfect example of this.
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“If a home is the most prized possession in an American’s portfolio, should we not take care of it a little differently than we currently are, allowing any Tom, Dick and Harry to get their license, facilitate the deal and call themselves an expert because they had extra ink to print a business card?” says Joshua Hunt, owner/broker of Trelora in the Denver, Colo. market.
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What if all of your clients knew exactly what to expect during the real estate transaction? Imagine how comfortable they would be, how less likely they would be to freak out over the smallest bump in the road. Taking the time to educate your clients takes this premise and makes it a reality. Even better is to educate your prospects before they become clients. We all know that a prospect can be anyone, anywhere, so reaching out to the broadest possible audience in your efforts to educate
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The metamorphism from her birth in Pittsburg to a childhood spent in Colorado to her residency in a secluded enclave on the tip of the Big Island of Hawaii created not only one of the island’s leading real estate agents, but a bit of a renaissance woman as well. Beth Thoma Robinson, broker/agent with Hawaii Life, got her undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Colorado. From there she worked for the
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