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Things To Consider When Hosting An Open House

Things To Consider When Hosting An Open House

Hosting an open house is an agent’s time to shine. This is arguably the most important part of the entire process of helping someone get into their new home. Stressing the details isn’t really necessary as long as you have a comprehensive process for marketing and preparing the home to best represent itself and you.

As mentioned in previous articles on our blog, some basic things you should double check when prepping a home includes heating, AC, electricity, plumbing, and any structural damages. Having a higher level of attention to detail will also help you in the real estate industry.

When it comes to marketing and actually doing the open house, we’ve developed a few key tips that we feel are important to focus on. Check them out below and let us know what you think!

Marketing & Promotions

For some people, running an open house is their least favorite part of the business. Unfortunately for many of those individuals, they don’t really become successful with that mentality.

To properly leverage the digital age, you’re going to want to list your open house on every major social media platform. Advertise through larger websites such as Zillow, and set up targeted ads on Facebook. If you’ve read our other articles, we’re big fans of sending DMs to people. Start up a friendly conversation and see how you can help people. You never know what kind of referral you could get down the road because you were nice to someone on the internet.

Don’t Do Open Houses Alone

Safety in numbers is a good rule of thumb throughout life. When it comes to open houses, you should always remember that you’re legitimately hanging out alone in a house where strangers come and meet with you. It would be nice to assume that each and every open house is going to be safe, but you guys already know how the saying goes, “better safe than sorry”.

Bringing in a fellow agent is usually a good idea, but we always suggest bringing in a trusted lender. These people can also prove useful to further educate prospective buyers on lending options and help seal the deal on-the-spot.

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Summer Tips To Freshen Up Your Home

Summer Tips To Freshen Up Your Home

We’re already halfway through Spring and it feels like the days are just flying by. After a wet and wild Winter season, the RESG team is very excited for warmer and dryer weather. We’re already daydreaming about hummingbirds, blue skies, and that beautiful Northwest sun. Although we’re ready for the warmer weather, there’s just enough time before summer to freshen up your home.

Follow These Tips To Refresh Your Home

• Plant some trees or flowers: You don’t have to be an expert to plan out where you can fit some trees or flowers. These days, you don’t even have to have a green thumb either. Some plants and vegetables require little to no attention.  Simply plant them, add water occasionally, and you’re good to go.

• Donate and/or recycle your stuff:  Scientifically proven with countless studies and doctors, one of the best ways to relieve stress is to make things disappear around the house. We don’t recommend losing things on purpose, rather selectively donating and recycling things that you really don’t need anymore.

Rearrange the house: People usually move into a new place, set everything up, and leave it the way it is for years on years. Is it really that crazy to think that this simple task is probably one of the most simple ways you can refresh your home? It really is as simple as switching up the pillows or adding a new blanket or two. Move some things around, throw some things away, maybe even re-purpose some furniture.

Refreshing your home doesn’t always require a major investment of money or time. Adding touches here and there can even add or maintain property value.

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Red-Flags To Pay Attention For When Buying A Home

Red-Flags To Pay Attention For When Buying A Home

Buying a home is no easy task. There’s endless paperwork and contracts, plus you usually have to go through these cookie-cutter brokers and real estate agents. When it comes to your experience, people in real estate, including the contractors, don’t usually have the client’s best interest in mind. They say they do, but your experience doesn’t lie, plus your gut combined with Google clearly led you here.

When you’re looking to buy a home and going through the inspection process, it is important to take your time and really focus on making the best possible decision. In addition to this article, research other important things to consider when buying a home. Identifying red flags can help you key in on valuable parts of the entire home buying process.

Some of the most important red flags worth paying close attention to involve the inspection part of the experience. Going above and beyond to inspect the sewage pipes, electric wiring, as well as everything that uses water, usually does save you time and money down the road. There are few things that are more frustrating than spending large sums of money on a home just to have something expensive break right away. Plumbers, electricians, contractors, and insurance agents are not who you want to be dealing with at a random and very inconvenient time.

Red-Flags To Pay Attention For When Buying A Home

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Real Estate Solutions Group aka RESG is Washington’s most innovative real estate team. Serving the greater Seattle Metro for luxury homes, residential home buyers, home sellers, real estate investors, new construction, land, and land development.

Schedule Real Estate Content On Social Media

Are you posting every single day on your own social media channels? What about for your real estate business? The time and energy it takes to do this every day could be better spend doing other things such as responding to clients or attending networking or sales events.

How do you create more time for these higher value opportunities?

You batch create, curate, and schedule content for your social media. This means that you’re going to dedicate 2-4 hours per platform just 1-2 days per week. This much dedicated time actually allows you to find the pictures, videos, and news articles that are needed for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

If you utilize resources like Buffer or Hootsuite, you’ll be able to schedule content to a variety of social media sites at one time. We encourage you to search for either platform on Google or Youtube. These are the two best resources for people looking to schedule content on multiple social media platforms.

We currently use Buffer to help with our content efforts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Typically our team collects a unique set of relevant articles and schedules those out one per day. We also make sure to dedicate a scheduled post per day to each of our

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Real Estate Solutions Group aka RESG is Washington’s most innovative real estate team. Serving the greater Seattle Metro for luxury homes, residential home buyers, home sellers, real estate investors, new construction, land, and land development.

Why You Should Send 50 DMs Every Day On Instagram

Why You Should Send 50 DMs Every Day On Instagram

Most of us use social media for our social lives. Facebook and Instagram keep us most entertained with Twitter leading the pack for breaking news and crazy viral moments. Even LinkedIn has joined in on the excitement empowering business professionals all over the world. Today we’re going to focus on the importance of why you should send 50 direct messages every day on Instagram.

Since the real estate industry has become so saturated, you’ve got to do something that separates you from the rest of the pack. The key to social media is relationship building and having meaningful conversations. The problem that does arise is how much time do you have to spend on these social media conversations.

Cracking each social media’s code is crucial to many of the biggest and best teams that exist today. The best way to leverage Instagram is to legitimately send 50 DMs to people per day. If you search through the comment sections of other agents and teams, you can come across premium leads. The best way to connect with them is simple, just say hello and encourage them to have a great week. You need to get on their radar and support their content in a way that isn’t creepy or weird, and not 100% about getting their money.

Since sales and lead generation is a pure numbers game, the more people you identify as potential clients the better. Adding people to your pipeline can only improve the likelihood that you end up gaining a client.

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Real Estate Solutions Group aka RESG is Washington’s most innovative real estate team. Serving the greater Seattle Metro for luxury homes, residential home buyers, home sellers, real estate investors, new construction, land, and land development.