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Summer sales season is starting to sizzle. But if your sales are in a summer slump then it’s time to get creative with your approach to summer sales. Summer is the best-selling season of the year for many agents. Here are four ways to turn this summer into the best sales summer you’ve ever had:

Be A Presence at Neighborhood Events

Summer is the time when people in many different neighborhoods get out and gather together. There are street festivals, neighborhood yard sale days, barbecues and picnics, and many other neighborhood events. Make sure that you are attending neighborhood events and have a booth set up so that you can talk to people in the neighborhood and the people who visit the neighborhood. When people that live in the neighborhood have

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At some point, every real estate agent goes through a slump period. Even the best agents sometimes experience a slow sales period or two. But if you don’t stay motivated that slump can really knock you off your game and that will make it harder to recover from a sales slump. Here are some expert tips from other agents that you can use to stay motivated and keep yourself in good spirits during a sales slump:

Stay Active on Social Media

One of the best ways to weather a sales slump is to take that time to build new relationships on social media. When things are busy you probably don’t have a lot of time to spend on social media, but the connections that you make on social media can become solid leads for buying and selling homes in your area. So, when

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Live streaming is a great way to connect with leads, clients, and your social media fans. During a live stream, you can show off homes that you are representing, answer questions live from your fans on social media, or give updates on listings.  You can live stream on almost any social media platform these days although Facebook is still the most popular platform for live streaming. All you need to do a live stream is a cell phone with a rear-facing camera. There are some tips that you can use to make sure that your live stream is effective and promotes your brand the way that you want it promoted though. Here are some tips that you can use to create a fantastic live stream:

Buy A Mount

Tips for real estate agentsYou can live stream from anywhere, but it can be awkward to try

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If you’re not using Facebook Groups you are losing an opportunity to connect with local buyers and sellers and get some solid leads. Some people think that using social media to get leads takes too much time and doesn’t bring in enough leads to make it worth the time that it takes to build up a social media presence. But Facebook Groups operates differently from Facebook Pages and those differences make Facebook Groups a much better way to connect with leads.

Facebook Pages Vs Facebook Groups

You probably already have a Facebook Page for your business or for your brand. That’s where you post listings and general information. And you probably have some followers although possibly not as many as you’d like. A Facebook page is definitely something that

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Selling older homes that don’t have a lot of fancy finishings can be tough. Today’s buyers are used to flipping through photos and videos on phones and computers and older homes that might need some TLC don’t really catch their attention. So in order to sell an older home as is without a lot of upgrades you need to be creative and figure out how to create value in the mind of the potential buyer. How you frame the home can make the difference between a quick sale or no sale. Here are a few creative ways to create value when you’re selling an older home or a home that has limited appeal:

Stage It Perfectly

fixer upper homes for sale in EdmontonWhen you stage a home that might not be a real showstopper you have to stage it carefully. Think of the staging as the setting of a play. You are

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Older homes usually have a lot of different flooring problems. From old linoleum flooring to scratched or pitted wood flooring to old stained carpet flooring in older homes can be a real turn off to buyers. If you are trying to sell an older home where the owners don’t want to put money into a flooring upgrade there are some fast fixes that can be done to make the floors look better to potential buyers. Here are some of the easiest ways to make those old floors looks great before putting your Edmonton home on the market:

Pet Scratches

Pets are great, but a dog and cat nails can do some damage to floors over time. If a home has wood floors that have been scratched up by pet nails for many years the best quick fix is to use a tinted wax to fill in the

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Summer sales season means summer open house season and when you are busy trying to run many different open houses things are bound to go wrong at the last minute. Here are some insider tips from some of the best agents in the business to help you deal with those last-minute problems and save your open house:

When There’s Pet Odor

looking for open house in EdmontonHomeowners that are selling their homes who have pets may not notice a lingering pet odor, but potential buyers will definitely notice. If you arrive to prepare a home for an open house and you can smell pet odor then you can be sure that the potential buyers who come to the home will notice it too. Don’t use scented candles or room freshening sprays to cover up the smell. Often those types of products don’t have what it

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If you want to be a more successful real estate agent you should continually work on your most important skillset – customer service. Although a real estate agent has to wear many hats and guide the selling or buying process at the most basic level being a real estate agent is all about great customer service. Having a fantastic service attitude does make a difference when it comes to connecting with sellers and buyers and getting those commissions. Here are a few customer service rules and skills that all real estate agents should learn and practice whenever they can:

Listen, Listen and Then Listen Some More

Buying a home Being a great listener is one of the most critically important skills that an agent can have. When clients are telling you what they need or

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Now that summer is here a great way to show off the potential of a home during an open house is to hold the main part of the open house outside. Let potential buyers tour the home but make the outside deck or patio the gathering point so that they can experience the home’s potential for indoor/outdoor living and imagine themselves entertaining family and friends on the deck or patio.

A summer picnic is an ideal way to draw in potential buyers to an open house. Set up a grill on the deck or patio and offer potential buyers hot dogs and burgers along with summer staples like potato salad or macaroni salad. Lemonade and iced tea are a must. And brownies or cookies or even popsicles are a nice touch for dessert. Here are some other fun ways to create a

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