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Showing Property

In case you missed the email from Leah, here is an important reminder:

It has come to our attention that there have been recent incidences of REALTORS® showing homes and failing to secure the properties when they left.
It is extremely important that you make sure you secure the premises when you leave a property. In many cases, the sellers feel violated and fearful when they return home to find their properties have not been properly secured.
Remember, it’s a privilege to be allowed in a person’s home when he or she is not there. Additionally, failing to properly secure a property after a showing could be a violation of the REALTOR Code of Ethics.
As a REALTOR®, you have an obligation not to interfere with the contractual agreement between the listing REALTOR® and the sellers. Leaving a home open for burglars, vandals and/or assailants could jeopardize that listing agreement.

 

Sincerely,
Leah Selig
CEO, Space Coast Association of REALTORS

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12 Action Items That Will Raise Your Game

Want greater success? Here are a dozen things to do right now. 

1. Set big, consequential goals – and tell someone
2. Start each day doing something for you
3. Prospect leads first; everything else can wait
4. Avoid the trap of overload
5. Ditch your phone (you can do it)
6. Know where you’re going
7. If the timing’s right, hire an assistant
8. Be fun (and smart) in your marketing
9. Reflect your community
10. Create a strategic pipeline for Zillow reviews
11. Share your best ideas
12. Know your why

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE!

 

Source: RE/MAX ABOVE Mag

 

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Real Geeks – Texts & Emails

 

Setting up your Text & Email Auto Responders in Real Geeks!

 

Did you know that we have auto texting and email responders available inside our office dashboard?  Did you know you can get a free agent landing page to generate more leads for you, branded to you as well as full access to our built website?

 

Check out these agent landing pages… these are custom made so get with Heather to have yours made!
Here are a couple:
www.brevardelite.com/stevevitani
www.brevardelite.com/jeannehanson
www.brevardelite.com/kelsey_friedrich

SOME BLOGS WITH TEXT SCRIPTS IDEAS;
13 Free Real Estate Text Message Templates That Get You Answers
Real Estate Text Templates That Will Get Responses
Text Messaging: Scripts for Real Estate Agents
Send the Right Message: Email Scripts That Work

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LeadStreet – How to Auto Post Your Listings to Social

LeadStreet – How to Auto Post Your Listings to Social

Let’s get your LeadStreet working for you!  In this LeadStreet Tip we are going to go over how to set up your account to have your Listings, Open Houses, Price Reductions and/or Sold homes to auto post to your Facebook and Twitter accounts!

 

1.)  Log into Maxcntr.com and click on LeadStreet.

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2.) Click on the “apps” drowndown and then click on Social Settings.

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3.) Click on the service you want, and follow the steps to connect your social accounts.

4.)  Turn on the automatic posts that you would like to set on autopilot!

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5.) That is all there is to it!  🙂

 

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RE/MAX Vs. The Industry 2017

More countries and territories, more brand awareness, and more per-agent productivity. Compare RE/MAX to other real estate brands, and you’ll quickly see the difference.


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Elite Newswire…Breaking News at RE/MAX Elite!!!

Introducing NEW President of Operations & Managing Broker at RE/MAX Elite!

We are excited to announce that Kerry Ramage has been promoted to President of Operations and Managing Broker at RE/MAX Elite!  She’s going on her 10th anniversary here at Elite, so for most of you no introduction is needed.  For others that don’t know her yet, we will do our best to bring you up to speed.

Kerry brings a fresh new perspective and years of leadership experience to our team.  She’s had her Broker’s license for the past 12 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.  Kerry’s well respected by her peers in the industry and is a great listener.  In her past life, she worked as a paralegal/legal assistant so she navigates contract issues just like an attorney would.  A lot of you have already experienced this wisdom in your private pow wow sessions on various issues over the past decade. Kerry has a gift of being able to see both sides of the situation before drawing a logical conclusion on how to solve a problem.

Kerry has also served at the board on the Grievance & Professional Standards Committee and currently serves on the Professional Standards Committee as an Ombudsman  .  She extremely ethical and holds all Realtor’s to a higher standard.

Kerry will continue selling real estate as well, which we see as another competitive advantage. She will be on the front lines right next to our agents overcoming past, present and future trends as they occur in real time.

“My career has always been in sales.  Before becoming a REALTOR℗, I was a licensed insurance agent in the State of Florida.  After that, I spent 10 years in the shoe industry both as a buyer and a sales representative for a major shoe manufacturer.  I began my real estate career in Fairfield County, CT a suburb of NYC.  I returned to Brevard County in 2002 to raise my children near family.  After opening and selling a successful business, I returned to the real estate profession and have held my Brokers License in the State of Florida for the past 12 years.  I’m really excited about this new leadership role at RE/MAX Elite and look forward to the challenge of helping our agents become the best they can be.

Kerry is currently a Member of:

Space Coast Association of Realtors

Florida Association of Realtors

National Association of Realtors

Professional Standards Committee as an Ombudsman

Education, Designations and Achievements:

University of Florida, Associate of Arts

The American College for The Arts, Bachelor of Arts Interior Design, Cum Laude

PREC Course II for Brokers

Certified Distressed Property Expert –CDPE (short sale and foreclosure designation)

International Real Estate Specialist – IRES

Tom Ferry’s Sales Power for RE/MAX

ePRO®

RE/MAX Executive Club 2011, 2013

RE/MAX 100% Club 2012, 2014, 2015

RE/MAX Chairman’s Team Club 2016

You may reach Kerry on her cell at 321-863-2746, direct office line at 321-775-8062, or e-mail kerryramage@gmail.com.

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RE/MAX Elite Made the Real Trends 500 List!

RE/MAX Agents Are More Productive in Annual REAL Trends 500 Survey

RE/MAX had more brokerages qualify for the REAL Trends 500 than any other brand. Congratulations to the 550 Broker/Owners, Managers, and Sales Associates featured in this year’s survey!
“RE/MAX and members of the RE/MAX network continue to surpass competitors in annual industry surveys and studies,” said Dave Liniger, CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of RE/MAX, LLC. “The 2017 REAL Trends 500 survey confirms that our agents, on average, assist more buyers and sellers with some of the most important transactions of their lifetimes. On behalf of everyone at RE/MAX, I congratulate all of our brokerages that were included in this prestigious survey.”

The REAL Trends 500, now in its 30th year, ranks the performance of the top residential real estate brokerage firms in the country. Firms are ranked by both transaction sides and sales volume for the previous year. For the 2017 REAL Trends Survey, firms needed to close a minimum of 500 transaction sides in 2016 to qualify.


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RE/MAX Design Center Web Ads

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Have you checked out the new Web Ads in Design Center?

 

Easy steps to create your Web Ad (trust us, it will be harder to choose which great layout you want than it is to actually create this fun design which is perfect for emailing or posting to social)!

Step 1:

Log into your Max Center

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Step 2.

Once in the dashboard, go to the RE/MAX Design Center!

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From the home page of the Designs, choose the Web Ad Category.

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In here you will see 8 designs, 2 pages worth of designs to choose from, we mentioned this was going to be the hard part, you can easily preview each design to see which one will be perfect for your project.  Some tips to help you, photo count and verbiage you are looking to add.  Select the Design.

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Step 5.

Enter a Project Name, Description and Folder.  (Tip: I typically keep all projects for a property in a file named with that property address).

 

Step 6.

Enter photos and text (don’t forget you can preview where the text will be going over on the left side by clicking View Layout).  It will show you how many characters you have remaining for this box.  (TIP: The small ink icon to the far left will give you example text to choose from).

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Make sure your information is correct and up to date.  This is pulling straight from your profile in Design Center which we hope you have set up.  If not, make sure you go to the upper right hand corner and set this up (after this project)!  🙂  Save & Continue!

 

Step 8. Save it, Share it and have fun with your new design!!!

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If you are a RE/MAX Elite Agent, feel free to order your Web Ad Here and we will do it for you!

 

 

 

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2016 Snapshot: Productive Agents, Global Growth

RE/MAX agents combine their talents with the many competitive advantages of the premier brand in real estate.

Once again, RE/MAX Sales Associates everywhere demonstrated what’s possible when experienced, productive agents use the many unique competitive advantages of the brand. RE/MAX agents worldwide averaged 15.0 transaction sides (16.5 in the U.S. and 18.3 in Canada!) and closed more than 1.6 million transaction sides in 2016.

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Top 7 Tips N Tricks for your Zillow Profile!

Any business owner will know that you have to be where your consumers are and Zillow (like it or not) is the #1 real estate website for consumers so you should have a presence on this website.  Here are a couple tips and tricks to get the most from your account.

The good news for you is that it doesn’t cost a penny to have a rockstar profile!

  1.  Set up your complete Profile, Bio, photo, website, email, phone #, etc.
  2. Add in your past sales!  You can do this one by one by doing a search of an address and claiming the seller or buyer side OR you can download the past 3 years right from the MLS and email over to Zillow in a spreadsheet!  (Get with Heather and she will do this for you).
  3. Download the Zillow Premier App!  No, you do NOT need to be a Premier agent to download the app!  With this app you can manage you profile and get push notifications when someone contacts you regarding your listing or finds you as they are searching for agents on Zillow!
  4. Give your listings a video enhancement only available by using the zillow premier app and going to your property for a walk thru!  These videos are giving properties a HUGE advantage!
  5. Go into your listings and edit them.  Make sure that all of the information pulled correctly from the MLS AND you can add additional information that is not pulled from the feed!
  6. Make sure your listings have a minimum of 20 photos so they pull up on top of a search!  Don’t have that many photos of your listing?  No problem, use those area photos to fill up those extra spaces!
  7. Make sure you are asking for reviews!  You can send from your email or via text using your unique url in your account!  Did you know that you can get a review even if you never closed on a property?

 

Follow up Scripts

10-Day Lead Conversion Plan

Here are some other helpful videos!

Three Secrets to Win the First Conversation

The Ultimate 3 Point Plan to Double Your Conversion Rate

Fundamentals to Nurturing Your Lead Database

These are just the top tips but if you need ANY help getting your account up and going, set up your one on one meeting with Heather and she can guide you through every step!  She is also willing to go with you to your property to help you do your video walk thru of your listing!


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