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The mission of the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) is to provide training and support that helps buyer’s representatives be successful in their business—and to educate consumers about the benefits of buyer representation and the ABR® designation, in order to improve their homebuying experience.
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TWO MINUTE TIP
New from Rich Sands Seminars is The Two Minute Tip, videos designed to address the hottest and most relevant topics in real estate today.
There isn’t a time when Rich Sands doesn’t remember leading a class full of students. For fifteen years he brought out the best in high school students. He took that leadership to the real estate industry where he rose to the position of Director of Education, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Colorado and revolutionized the company’s training services for more than 2,000 managers, agents and staff. Now, an experienced international presenter and instructor, Rich specializes in helping sales people master their skills with those they serve, as well as in their own lives. His flagship presentations, “Presentation 2.0,” and “Why Your Grandparents Should Direct Your Marketing” integrate the key practices needed to engage and impress your customers in today's competitive world. Presently, he is President of Rich Sands Seminars and works closely with international franchise systems, independent brokerages, and companies looking for an edge. As a NAR/REBAC and Certified CRS instructor, he conducts dozens of courses each year for the National Association of REALTORS® and Council of Residential Specialists. While the real estate business is Rich’s passion, it is not the only one. He began running in 1966, ran collegiately, and continues to “pound the pavement and the trails” having competed in over 500 races including 17 marathons and logging over 111,000 miles. The next challenge is the Ultra Marathon: maybe.
Your Grandparents Marketing
The Other Side of Peak Performance
Creating Listing Abundance
Rich has run over 111,000 miles. Here is his running Blog...
If you’re beginning to feel the pressure of running out of time to find the perfect gift, here are a few suggestions that may not be on their “list” but will certainly be appreciated. The gift of really listening without interrupting, daydreaming or planning your response can be exactly what people want when they have[…]
In 2007, Congress passed an energy act that required new energy-efficient standards for basic light bulbs. Standard incandescent bulbs are being phased out and eventually will be unavailable. The alternative bulbs differ considerably in price. LED bulbs are the most efficient but they also cost the most. CFLs are a less expensive alternative. Interestingly, the[…]
Would someone really refinance their home and not take money out of it? Certainly, if they could get a lower rate, build equity faster and pay off the home sooner. For people with extra cash available, this can be very attractive compared to the low savings rates being paid by banks. In the example below,[…]
When loans are quoted by lenders, most buyers pay attention to the interest rate but not so much to the points that may be charged along with the rate. A point is one-percent of the mortgage amount and considered pre-paid interest that affects the yield on the loan. Buyers or sellers can pay points but[…]
Today I booked a course for February. That’s sales. The class may or may not happen. I may or may not get paid (mostly according to whether or not it happens). That is sales. Sales brings in the income, keeps the bills paid, brings home the “bacon,” so to speak. Periodically, I sell. The more[…]
As often happens in a course where we touch on technology, the other day I mentioned blogging as a way to reach people, share, and establish expertise. Then, as often happens, I asked who had a blog. As per usual, about a third of the hand rose. Then came the next obvious question, how many of[…]
Three major changes have occurred at the Council of Residential Specialists, effective January 1, 2018. Here they are: 1. Requirements for becoming or maintaining the position of Certified CRS Instructor have been revised. 2. CRS has implemented a designation maintenance requirement for the coming year. CRS Designees are now required to take 2 hours of[…]
We never know exactly when any given market might change. If you pay close attention to the numbers, you might see some of the telltale signs. Monitoring inventory (supply) is always a great way to see one of the most important movements in the market, as is watching demand (sold properties). The Sales to List[…]
If you had an email marketing campaign in 1998, chances are your had somewhere between an 80-90% open rate. Today you would be considered OUTSTANDING if your rate was one-third that. Times have changed and it’s not that your emails are worse than before. The problem is that people get more emails than ever and[…]
Value Proposition: Yours/Mine We chat a bunch in the real estate business about the concept of Value Proposition. So what is a Value Proposition? And why is it important? Well, first things first, according to Wikipedia, it is “a promise of value to be delivered, communicated, and acknowledged.” Okay, but that doesn’t really tell me enough. I like this[…]