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For Sale by Owner (FSBO) properties are a great way to find real estate leads – if you can successfully convert them into clients. When an owner decides to put their home on the market as a (FSBO) property, they’re often motivated to do so because they’re uncomfortable with the idea of paying commission to an agent. As an agent, it’s up to you to convince these folks that it’s usually in their best interest to use your services. Here are some ways to get them to warm up...

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Whether you’re new to real estate or an experienced agent, finding new leads is a key component to your success. Here are seven ways you can find new real estate leads. 1: Join a brokerage Joining a brokerage is perhaps the easiest way for an agent to connect with potential clients who are looking to buy or sell their properties. With so many real estate companies to choose from, it might be difficult to know where to start. Look for brokerages that offer ongoing training and resources to their...

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Ever since the recession we’ve seen mortgage rates drop to historically low rates – as low as 3.9% in 2014. Now that the housing market is making a recovery, what can we expect to see happen with mortgage rates in 2015? Can we expect interest rates to go up? Industry experts across the board agree that mortgage rates will rise in 2015 as the United States economy continues to recover. Projections reflect an estimated rise to a 4.28% average in the first quarter of this year, and a final...

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According to Zillow’s 2015 forecast, Las Vegas is listed among the top 5 best housing markets for first-time buyers. So what makes our city so first-time buyer friendly? Affordability It’s no secret that the Las Vegas market took a huge hit following the recession. Housing prices in the valley took a drastic crash in comparison to the 2006 pricing peak, and recovery didn’t happen quickly. While Las Vegas home prices have been steadily rising as conditions improve, housing here is still very affordable compared to many other parts of the...

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Price it right the first time While it may be tempting to start out at a higher price point and test the waters, it’s not generally recommended. In a healthy market, a home that is priced well will sell rather quickly. If your home is priced too high, it’s going to sit on the market awhile, making it “stale”. Buyers will often assume that there is something wrong with a home if it’s been sitting too long or if the price has been dropped. This could lead them to...

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Are you considering becoming a real estate agent and aren’t sure whether enrolling in a real estate school is worth the investment? We’ve outlined a few benefits that may help you in making a decision. Be Prepared for the Exam An obvious benefit to enrolling in a real estate school is the fact that it will make you well prepared for the exam. The curriculum is tailored to cover the topics you’ll need to be familiar with, and may include quizzes with practice questions similar to what you can...

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Getting your real estate license in Las Vegas is the first step toward earning money as an agent. Real estate licensing requirements vary from state to state and the process requires some preparation. If you are interested in obtaining your Nevada real estate license, we have provided a brief overview on how licensing is structured in our state and what you can expect if you plan to move forward. What kind of real estate licenses are there in Nevada? Nevada has three main types of licenses available; a salesperson...

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While home prices across the U.S. have been cooling, Las Vegas home prices continue to inch up with the median price of single-family homes reaching $202,500 in September. That’s a 12.5% increase from a year prior. Inventory levels have risen slightly, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Following the recession, Las Vegas saw the beginning of an investor frenzy as cash buyers rushed in to purchase rental properties at too-good-to-be-true prices. Properties were selling the minute they hit the market, and Realtors often found themselves in bidding wars...

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Even in the desert of Las Vegas, signs of the Fall season are already here – the vibrant colors and cooler temperatures set the perfect stage for home selling. Here are six tips to help you take advantage of the Fall real estate market. 1. Organize a Plan As the old adage goes, “a failure to plan is a plan for failure.” Even the most successful real estate agents can benefit from analyzing past data to guide them in the future. If you haven’t already done so, it’s a...

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