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Ways Real Estate Agents Can Improve Client Engagement

How Real Estate Agents Can Improve Client Engagement

By Jon Clark / September 14, 2022
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Real estate agents are a lot like salespeople. You have to know your product, be able to explain it in terms your clients can understand, listen carefully to what they want and need, and keep them coming back for more.…

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How to Win a Bidding War on a House

By Jon Clark / July 21, 2022
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You’ve done your homework and identified the area that you’d like to live, so now comes the fun part — finding your dream home. Attending an open house is a great way to view a home in a casual, low-pressure…

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How Much Mortgage Can You Afford If You’re Self-Employed?

By Jon Clark / June 1, 2022
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Estimating how much of a mortgage you might qualify for is a relatively easy process with online mortgage affordability calculators. You simply plug in your income and debt obligations and, poof, the calculator will spit out an estimate of how…

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How Do FHA Loans Work — and Are They Right for You?

By Jon Clark / May 3, 2020
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If you’re in the market to buy a home, you may have heard about an FHA loan in your search for a mortgage. While the term “FHA loan” is probably familiar to most, what it is, how it works, and,…

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Buying Your First Home? These Are the 5 Best Mortgages for You

By Jon Clark / March 8, 2020
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First-time homebuyers have long made up a significant portion of the overall number of homebuyers in the country. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, those first-timers accounted for 33% of all homebuyers at the end of 2019. With a…

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Don’t Think Refinancing Is a Good Option? Here Are 2 Reasons Why You Might Be Wrong

By Jon Clark / December 26, 2019
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One of the biggest debates in the mortgage industry revolves around the topic of refinancing. Some economic pundits will tell you that, in order to benefit from a mortgage refinance, you’d have to drop your interest rate significantly — and…

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The 5 Morning Routines That Every Successful Real Estate Agent Follows

By Jon Clark / November 26, 2019
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Real estate is a challenging profession — one that takes hard work, discipline, organization, and dedication. One wrong move, misstep, or slip can result in negative outcomes such as missed sales or other opportunities. The outcome of your day is…

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The Pros and Cons of Conventional Mortgages and FHA Loans

By Jon Clark / November 13, 2019
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The two most common types of mortgages in the country today are conventional loans and FHA loans. Conventional mortgages conform to Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac guidelines and are a financial agreement between the lender and borrower. FHA loans are also between…

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How to Figure Out Whether You Qualify for a USDA Loan

By Jon Clark / October 28, 2019
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You might think that if you’re looking to buy a home, there are only two types of mortgages that you can get — either a conventional loan or an FHA loan. It makes sense that this might be your thinking,…

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3 Can’t-Miss Tips for Following Up with Potential Real Estate Clients

By Jon Clark / September 17, 2019
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Real estate is a very competitive industry. Agents must constantly work to attract new clients, whether those clients are potential buyers or sellers. While the first impression is a great chance to reel in potential real estate clients from the…

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