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What Is A Pocket Listing? The (Ultimate) Guide | Real Estate Skills

Pocket listings are one of the unique and controversial methods of buying and selling real estate.

The “pocket” side of the term is metaphorical. It is essentially a listing represented by a real estate agent who is exclusively selling a property without advertising it to the general public.

Thus, they are said to be keeping the property in their pocket to maintain privacy and sell only to a limited buyer pool.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that up to 30% of all listings are believed to be pocket listings in some real estate markets.

This method of selling keeps properties very low-profile, which may be a preferred method of buying and selling for some. For others, they are perceived as a disservice to the real estate market as a whole.

If you're eager to learn all about pocket listings and how to benefit from them in your business, then look no further.

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What Are Contingencies In Real Estate? The (Ultimate) Guide

For 99% of the population, buying a home is the largest and most important purchase they will make in their lifetimes. The property will cost you a lot of money so you want everything to go as smooth as can be when buying a home.  As a real estate investor, you may want to add contingencies to your home offer contracts so that you have a way out of the deal if needed.

When the seller accepts your offer on a house, you will enter into a sales contract in order to complete the purchase. The contract will include things like the sale price, the amount of the earnest money deposit, and the length of escrow. Since most real estate transactions involve contingencies, you'll want to learn about the contingencies that protect yourself as a buyer.

If you are looking to buy a home, you should ask yourself questions like: What Are Contingencies? What Are Some Common Contingencies? What If I Don’t Include Contingencies In a...

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Earnest Money Deposit: The (Ultimate) Guide

Ever been interested in buying a home in a competitive market but weren't sure how to make your offer stand out from the rest?

One of our favorite methods is to make an offer with a substantial earnest money deposit!

An earnest money deposit is a proven way to show a seller you are interested in buying their home.

It shows a level of commitment from the buyer and acts as security for the owner when agreeing to sell their property to a particular buyer.

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What Is Escrow? The (Ultimate) Guide | Real Estate Skills

When going through the process of buying a house you might find yourself having to go through escrow. So, the big question everyone seems to be wondering is what exactly is escrow?

The concept of escrow can be a confusing topic to get a firm grasp on. But, it is a very important concept to understand and learn. That's why we will break down everything you need to know about it in the article below!

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What Is Home Staging And How Can I Use It? | Real Estate Skills

If you're about to put your home on the market, you definitely want to appeal to as many people as possible. Home staging will help gain the attention you want! 

Home staging may be accomplished to different extents depending on what you want and what your home needs. From hiring a professional home stager to turning it into a do-it-yourself project, big or small enhancements can be made. 

We'll go over the basics, show you the numbers and go over what you need to accomplish home staging!

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Top Real Estate Jobs (2021) | The Ultimate Guide

According to the U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics, there will be around 472,000 real estate broker and sales agent jobs in 2020 with a projected growth rate of 7% between 2018 and 2028. That means an additional 3,240 new real estate jobs are expected to be added every year this decade!

Have you ever wondered what real estate jobs are out there besides being a real estate agent? Not sure if you need any experience, education, or even a license?

Have you ever thought about pursuing a career in the real estate industry, but you're worried that you'd have to leave your full time job in order to do so?

The beauty of real estate is that you have a variety of opportunities, whether you work for a real estate business or start your own enterprise.

Lucky for you we have our Ultimate Guide on the top full-time and part-time real estate jobs available in 2021.

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What Is A Real Estate Broker? The Ultimate Guide

Brokerage is at the heart of the real estate profession and real estate brokers have their fingers on the pulse of local markets. Despite their omnipresence, the term 'Real Estate Broker' is often misused and misunderstood. Brokers are interchangeably, and sometimes mistakenly, called: Real Estate Agents, Realtors, Listing Agents, Selling Agents, Agent Broker, and Buyers Broker.

In What Is A Real Estate Broker? The Ultimate Guide, we lay out all the essential facts about real estate brokers to help you become a wiser real estate entrepreneur. 

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 • 1. What Is A Real Estate Broker?
• 2. What Do Real Estate Brokers Do?
• 3. What Is The Difference Between Real Estate Salesperson And Real Estate Broker?
• 4. What Is A Real Estate Broker License?
• 5. How To Become A Real Estate Broker (7 Steps)
• 6. How Much Is A...

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Real Estate Slogans (The Definitive Guide) by Real Estate Skills

According to the 2020 U.S. Real Estate Predictions by The Street, competition in the real estate market has grown by over 25% over the past five years. This means that the industry is crowded, and as a novice investor or professional, standing out is not a stroll in the park.

Look – to stick out of the competition; you need more than creating flashy ads and posting them on social media platforms. Luckily, some good, old-fashioned branding such as a real estate tagline or slogan can help in building the visibility of your brand and set it apart from the rest of the noise.

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How To Become A Million Dollar Real Estate Agent [Exclusive Interview]

Matt Pichardo is a Million Dollar Real Estate Agent, savvy negotiator, innovative marketing strategist, and author. Hear about his journey and how he went from not knowing much about real estate to becoming a million dollar real estate agent. Matt currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Within this interview you'll learn:

  • How to become a million dollar real estate agent
  • How Matt got into real estate & his path of becoming a real estate agent
  • What separates himself from the competition in the market, and how you can, too
  • How Matt got over 30+ real estate offers on his last listing.
  • How he turns his open houses into professional house parties!
  • The power of consistency as a real estate agent.
  • How your environment influences you & what you can do about it
  • What Matt thinks about first impressions
  • How real estate allows Matt to spend more time with his family, and allows him to help others.

 

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