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Naples Real Estate School

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20 Questions to Learn About the Seller–LarsonEd

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While you are evaluating the property during a walk-through, sellers will in fact be evaluating YOU at the same time. Here are 20 questions you can ask to help you learn about the seller and prepare for a walk-through:

  1. How did you hear about me/who referred you?

  2. Who else are you interviewing?

  3. Would it be possible for all decision makers to be present at this meeting?

  4. What are the names of the people who will be present during this meeting?

  5. Why do you want to sell?

  6. When do you need to sell?

  7. At what price do you want to list your property?

  8. How much are your underlying loans?

  9. Can you tell me about the property? Type? Square footage? Bed/Bath? Etc.

  10. What other amenities does the property offer?

  11. What criteria are you going to use in hiring listing clients?

  12. May I ask you to wait to make a decision on your listing agent until you meet with me?

  13. If I answer all of your questions to your satisfaction, will you list your property when you meet with me?

  14. I will be sending/delivering/offering on my website a little pre-meeting information packet. Can you please review it before meeting with me?

  15. Do you own any other properties in the area? If yes, where?

  16. Are you thinking about listing those also?

  17. Where are you moving?

  18. Do you know a real estate professional there?

  19. Do you need a 1031 tax deferred exchange?

  20. Would you like to meet with my company’s CPA at no charge?

By finding the answers to these questions before a walk-through, you will better understand the seller’s goals and expectations before investing your time and effort.

If you are a new Florida real estate professional, make sure you complete your Post-Licensing Education before your 1st license expiration date. If you are a seasoned veteran, it’s never too early to get your Continuing Education done. Either way, Larson Educational Services has you covered with timely and market-ready information taught in professional classrooms by instructors who care about your success.

Learn more about the courses we have to offer in Fort Myers, Naples or Online at the following link – http://www.larsoned.com/realestate/ – or simply call a friendly Larson representative at (239) 344-7510.

Larson Educational Services looks forward to earning the right to be your real estate school of choice!

Larson Educational Services
1400 Colonial Blvd. Suite 44
Fort Myers, FL 33907
info@LarsonEd.com
239-344-7510
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Naples Real Estate School

Family-owned and operated Naples real estate school Larson Educational Services (License #ZH1002299) is the #1 real estate education provider in SW Florida. We train more new licensees than all other real estate schools in SW Florida combined! We are NOT affiliated with a real estate brokerage which means our only focus is on education. Here’s what sets us apart from the rest:

*Flexible scheduling*
Our course has a modular format meaning you can mix-and-match dates and locations. We do not have a minimum class enrollment size, meaning we NEVER cancel a class. View our Online Course Calendar to see our upcoming course dates.

*1-Year Tuition policy*
You can re-attend and review our course as many times as you like within a 1 year period for no additional charge

*Top-notch instructors*
Our instructors are licensed and professionally trained and provide an excellent classroom experience

*Excellent customer service*
Everything we do is oriented from the students’ perspective meaning when you call us, you get a real-live person to talk to, not to mention, we’re very friendly:)

*30 Days to Success*
In a survey of 150 of our students who attended class in the past 3 months, more than 50% of them completed the class and passed the state exam in 30 days or less. Our Step-By-Step Licensing Guide will help get the process started.

*Fun experience*
We understand that “going back to school” is not at the top of your to-do list, so we make sure you have a comfortable learning environment that is geared toward your comfort, and our interactive and energetic instructors make sure you have an enjoyable experience

If you would like to learn more about the process of obtaining your Florida Real Estate License, or have any questions about our services, please call a friendly Larson representative at (239) 344-7510. We’ll be happy to take your call!

Brad Larson

Larson Educational Services

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1400 Colonial Blvd, Suite 44

Fort Myers, FL 33907

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Expired Listing Advice–Naples Real Estate School

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An expired listing isn’t the end of the world and it isn’t the end of your relationship with a client. However, you will have to put in a little work to keep the seller’s trust and make sure you do everything you can to get their home sold.

Here are 5 tips for what to do when your listing is about to expire:

1. Check your Multiple Listing Service

Find the average number of days on the market for homes comparable to your listing, and use this figure to demonstrate to the owner that the listing should be extended.

2. Complete a CMA

This can be used to determine whether the price on your listing still reflects the market price. It may be the case that your client is trying to get too much for a property that is not worth it. Try to use these numbers to convince them that the house will be more likely to sell at a lower price.

3. Discuss with your clients what you’ve done to market the house

Develop a new marketing plan with a different approach, and present it to the sellers when you ask for a renewal. Don’t wait until the last minute to discuss a listing extension with your client. Your goal is to build trust, and discussing extension options before the listing expires lets the client know that you are organized and aware of the situation with the expired listing.

4. Try to get information from other real estate agents about your listings

Perhaps you can form a solid relationship with a mentor agent who can give you advice about your listings and give you possible tips for improvement.

5. Earn a referral fee if nothing else

If you don’t think you’ll be able to sell the listing, let a trusted colleague know it’s about to expire, and earn a referral fee.

Using these ideas will have you better equipped to handle a listing that is about to expire and inspire confidence in your client.

Coming soon:

How to Approach a FSBO

If you are a new Florida real estate professional, make sure you complete your Post-Licensing Education before your 1st license expiration date. If you are a seasoned veteran, it’s never too early to get your Continuing Education done. Either way, Larson Educational Services has you covered with timely and market-ready information taught in professional classrooms by instructors who care about your success.

Learn more about the courses we have to offer in Fort Myers, Naples or Online at the following link – http://www.larsoned.com/realestate/ – or simply call a friendly Larson representative at (239) 344-7510.

Larson Educational Services looks forward to earning the right to be your real estate school of choice!

Larson Educational Services
1400 Colonial Blvd. Suite 44
Fort Myers, FL 33907
info@LarsonEd.com
239-344-7510
http://www.LarsonEd.com/realestate/licensing/naples-real-estate-school/
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Open House Tips Part 1–Naples Real Estate School

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Once you have selected an area to farm and you have prospected for clients, you will be ready to start selling homes. One tool for selling a client’s home is to hold an open house.

The professional real estate community appears to be split on whether it’s a good idea to hold an open house or not. The successful real estate agents we have interviewed report that at least 20% of their sales were to buyers they met at an open house.

An open house can be a good source of both buyer and seller leads. Some agents will hold open houses on homes listed by other agents within their firm just for the possibility of gaining leads and experience. Assuming the home is presentable, spotless from top to bottom, priced correctly, and located in a high traffic area, here are tips to improve the odds that the house will sell at an open:

1. Try different times and days.

You may find that the prospects in your farm area do not turn out to open houses on Saturday afternoons because the people in the area are really big into college football, but late Sunday mornings yield a good turnout because they don’t care about the NFL games on Sundays. This will simply take some time to figure out what works best for the area.

2. Invite neighbors and targeted prospects.

Maybe you know of a certain prospect who would have a unique interest in the house you are showing because it offers them a chance to expand their living space. And you know what this prospect is looking for because you have been keeping in touch with them. Invite them to the open house even if they live in an area outside of your farm, because this prospect with the unique interest in a property will be more likely to make the purchase.

3. Place signs at appropriate areas.

Also, remember to include your name on the sign so even if people are not interested in that open house, they can come out to more of your showings in the future.

4. Advertise online.

It’s 2014. You have no reason not to be advertising your open house online. However, be careful about spamming your Facebook friends with open house information that does not pertain to them because that is a sure way to get blocked (this applies to any social media website). Write colorful, descriptive ads and place them in web classifieds or open house directories.

Using these 4 tips when holding an open house will increase the odds that the house will sell and/or you will gain more prospects in the process.

Coming soon:

Open House Tips: Part 2

For a list of prospecting and farming tips, check out our previous posts:
Prospecting tips #1
Prospecting tips #2
Farming tips #1

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Developing Your Farm Part 2-Naples Real Estate School (VIDEO)

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Farming Part 2–Naples Real Estate School

Learn more about the courses we have to offer in Fort Myers, Naples or Online at the following link – http://www.larsoned.com/realestate/ – or simply call a friendly Larson representative at (239) 344-7510.

Larson Educational Services looks forward to earning the right to be your real estate school of choice!

What is prospecting? Watch the introduction video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TKNctwEPVA

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Developing Your Farm Part 2–Naples Real Estate School

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As you saw in our previous post, Farming is the process real estate agents working or prospecting an area of interest for sellers and buyers. For a refresher on Prospecting, check out our post called “What is Prospecting, Why is it Necessary, and Why it Scares Most Agents.

Once you have selected the area you want to farm using the criteria outlined in the previous post, you will need to do some more research. You have now selected an area you may want to farm based on your feelings or first impressions, now you need to see if the data back up your notions.

What should you look for when researching the area you want to farm?

1. Write down every listing in the area and who has it.

Be aware if there is one dominant agent. You shouldn’t, however, let yourself be intimidated by a prominent agent. You know what you are capable of and what your strengths are, and there is no way one single agent has every niche covered. Find a way to enter the niche in the market and expand from there. However, if there is not already a dominant agent, that only means you can become the dominant agent.

2. Make your own directory of the area you plan to farm.

You can order this directory any way you like to make the information easier to understand based on your goals and preferences.

3. Tour homes currently on the market.

This helps you increase your intimacy with the market in a way that you probably can’t get by looking at listings online. The more intimate you are with the farming area, the more easily you can sell it.

4. Use sold information to track activity over the past two years.

We would usually say to track this information all the way back to five years ago (in this case it would be 2007), but the listing information from before the bubble burst will not be helpful. Remember, it’s better to work smart rather than work hard.

5. Become familiar with major points of interest in the area.

Is there a large shopping center? Is there a baseball spring training facility nearby? Is there a park in the neighborhood? The more information you know about the farming area, the better off you will be.

When you do choose your farming area, and you are out prospecting for new buyers and sellers, remember to keep in touch with past clients. If you keep track of where they are at in their lives by staying in touch with them on a regular basis. People will remember the simple action of sending a card or giving them a call and will remain loyal to you as an agent.

Using these ideas for research, you will be better equipped to decide if an area is suitable for you to becoming your farming area.

Coming soon:

Open house tips: Part 1

For a list of prospecting tips, check out our previous posts here and here.

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1400 Colonial Blvd. Suite 44
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239-344-7510
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