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Social Media and Today’s Realtor

Posted By SpringbokRealty on Real Estate

https://www.springbokrealty.com - Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Snapchat.  


They’re all part of the fabric of today’s ultra-social lifestyle and they can be a wonderful way to connect with others.  


For folks in business or in the public eye, they can be wonderful too…or they can become a huge problem. Just ask Donald Trump  


If you are a professional – especially a young professional – it’s likely that you have learned to incorporate social media into your business. Realtors, in particular, have made wonderful use of social media to advertise homes and to promote themselves to others who have similar social media habits. For those agents who use these platforms properly, things like Facebook can be a real boon to their business.  


But, sadly, social media can also cause serious issues, especially when you cross t

So.... You Want to Be a Real Estate Agent?

Posted By SpringbokRealty on Real Estate

https://www.springbokrealty.com - The kids are out of the house and you’re looking for a “part-time” job. Or perhaps you’re simply seeking a career change. Or maybe you just love houses and architecture, and you want to “share your love” with the general public.


Those are all lines frequently repeated by those who’ve decided it’s time for them to “dabble” in real estate. These enthusiastic individuals are ready to sign up for their licensing courses, choose an office, and take the real estate profession by storm. No doubt, before long, they’ll be the top-selling agent in their office. First, they might want to read some of the top selling books for Realtors.


Well, sometimes things work out as planned, but more often than not, budding agents truly don’t understand the complexities of being in this profession. It takes

Buying Residential Land? Things You Should Know Before You Shop

Posted By SpringbokRealty on Real Estate

https://www.springbokrealty.com - Perhaps you’ve been shopping for your first home and just can’t find what you want. Because of that, maybe you’re considering buying a lot and building a home to your specifications, including all the beautiful things you’ve been hoping for in a new home of your own.


That's an excellent idea, and many buyers find that it’s the way to go. However, there are a lot of pitfalls and plenty of rules, regulations and red tape that you’ll need to be aware of before you buy. So, we’ve compiled a list of considerations for you before you head out in search of that perfect piece of land.




Zoning and restrictions – The last thing you’d want to do are buy what appears to be a good residential lot and then find out that the zoning in the area allows commercial buildings or something else unsightly

Top 26 Real Estate Articles of the (Fourth Quarter of 2017)

Posted By joybender on Real Estate

https://www.luxurysocalrealty.com - We collaborate with real estate agents all across the US in an effort to analyzes trends in the residential real estate industry, promote cross country referrals, and network on behalf of our seller clients. At the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, we've curated the best real estate articles for home buyers and home sellers.

What you Need to Know about Homeowners Insurance and Natural Disasters

Posted By SpringbokRealty on Real Estate

https://www.springbokrealty.com - It’s been a challenging summer. Hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires, mudslides. Almost all portions of America have been affected by a natural disaster at some point this year.


Any natural disaster is a scary thing for homeowners, who worry about losing one of the largest investments of their lifetime. Of course, your safety is paramount, items can be replaced but lives cannot.


While all of that is certainly true, replacing those things isn’t as easy as it may sound when it comes to insurance coverage and natural disasters. In this case, what you don’t know about your insurance policy may certainly hurt you or, at the least, leave you disappointed.


Coverage with a Standard Policy


 


Most people in the U.S., unless they’ve made other provisions, have a standard homeowners insura

Pondering a Vacation Home Purchase?

Posted By SpringbokRealty on Real Estate

https://www.springbokrealty.com - Most Americans love going on vacation. As a matter of fact, some of us start planning the next one as soon as the previous one is complete. And these days, with the internet, it’s easy   


Many travelers enjoy going to a different destination every time they plan a trip, but many of us have favorite destinations that have become like our second home.  


Perhaps that’s you and maybe you’re tired of trying to find that ideal rental in your favorite spot (or spots) and have begun to think seriously about buying a second home in that locale, especially if you tend to visit for several months at a time. A purchase such as that is a big step and not a decision to be taken lightly. There’s lots to think about before you make that decision to buy.  


Can you really afford it?





While the nu

11 Home Staging Tips for a Successful Open House

Posted By SpringbokRealty on Real Estate

https://www.springbokrealty.com - It’s time You’ve put your house on the market, and your Realtor wants to hold the first open house since your listing has gone up for sale. You’re excited but nervous. You want potential buyers to love your home as much as you have (that’ll never happen, right?) and you have pledged to do everything in your power to make it a successful open house.


Chances are your Realtor, if he’s worth his salt, has already given you some tips on presenting your home in the best possible light. And perhaps you already made some changes or upgrades before you even called your Realtor into your home to consider your listing. Nevertheless, here we offer some easy tips for proper staging without the need to hire a professional stager. Following these tips will save you both money and aggravation…and – who

10 Great Reads for the Successful Real Estate Agent

Posted By SpringbokRealty on Real Estate

https://www.springbokrealty.com -  


Reading is essential for any professional but especially for the real estate sales person. Well-written, quality books can help you make your way to the top of your industry and can grow your real estate business by leaps and bounds. Readers are winners. Statistics prove it.  


If you’re a real estate agent, especially a new agent, it’s a good idea to establish the habit of reading at least 10-15 minutes per day. Most everyone can spare that amount of time, either first thing in the morning, before bed, or even in the middle of the way when you’ve got a little bit of idle time while perhaps waiting to pick up the kids from school, sitting in line at the drive-in fast food place, or any other spare moments you find.  


Real estate books are a dime a dozen. Some are good, others are s