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Thinking About A Real Estate Career? What's It Really Like?

three real estate agents viewing tablet and smilingReal estate sales can be a rewarding, but challenging, profession. When you invest the time, energy and passion in the real estate business, the professional satisfaction and financial rewards can be very good, in slow or good economic times. If you are considering becoming a Realtor®, here are some things you should consider:

There is a lot to know to be even moderately proficient at real estate sales, so a good training program offered by the brokerage is paramount to your success. It is surprising to many new agents how much there is to know. Every sale has its own set of circumstances, and people being people add many twists and turns to a real estate transaction. In my experience, the best agents are those who are good listeners, don't jump to conclusions, always get the facts before moving forward or giving advice, and genuinely care about each and every client.

Congratulations To Our Top Producers for December 2017!

We're pleased to announce our top producing individuals and teams for the month of December!  Top Listing Agent is Susan Kaplan and the Top Selling Agent is Carrie Moyer.   Our Top Listing  & Top Selling Team is the Cole Gold Team

Congratulations to these hard-working individuals, each one providing excellent service to all their clients. We're proud to work alongside them every day. 

Open House in the Winter? Make a Powerful First Impression

When preparing your home for an Open House this time of year, be sure to pay as much attention to the outside as you do to the inside. You want to create a great first impression, so by the time potential buyers enter your home, they are already optimistic about living there.

Here are some relatively easy things you can do to create the most inviting exterior without breaking the bank or your back. Also be aware that most buyers will ride by and check out the exterior of your home before even considering viewing the inside.  So it can be argued that the exterior is 'the most important' selling feature. 

1. Put a fresh coat of paint on your front door.  Not sure what color is best?  Use a color wheel to find a color that complements the color of your siding or brick.  Here is a simple color wheel to use from This Old House:  https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/choose-paint-colors-color-wheel.