Realtor networking

Realtor Networking: “Downtown Condo up to $800k” . . . “Anything With > 3,000 FSF by the Lakes” . . . “Emergency Election” (Huh?!?)

I Thought Realtors Weren’t Supposed to Bring Up Politics Realtors “network” (share in-person and electronically) a variety of things: upcoming listings, Buyer needs, price reductions, etc. They also canvass their colleagues for good, reliable contractors — especially if they need someone ASAP. Which explains this email in my in-box earlier today: In need of an...
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Realtor to Colleagues: “Can Anyone Recommend a Good [Plumber/Electrician/Home Inspector]??”

Realtor-to-Realtor Referrals and Favors Neighbors ” at least once upon a time, and NOT during a pandemic ” used to borrow a cup of sugar from one another. What do Realtors borrow from each other? Far and away, the number #1 request is for Open House signs. Realtor request #2? Trusted contractor recommendations — often...
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Fern Hill’s Ugliest Home Gets a Makeover

3901 Sunset Blvd. in St. Louis Park [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.] But for the fact that it’s on my (3 block) commute to work at Edina...
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Buyer Need (MY Buyer!!): Large Condo Near City Lakes, the Mississippi River (Downtown Minneapolis), or West ‘Burbs

Desired Spec’s:  Over 2,200 Finished Square Feet; Near City Lakes or Miss. River; Up to $900k — Nice View(s) a Plus! What:  large (over 2,200 finished square feet) condo with nice view(s); in very good condition (cosmetic updates only). Where:  Downtown Minneapolis (near River); City Lakes; or west ‘burbs (Edina, Wayzata, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park,...
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Twin Cities Realtors (at least, Edina Realty’s) Add Rentals to Job Description. Again.

FOBH & The 2017 Housing Market Once upon a time, Twin Cities Realtors eschewed rentals (vs. purchases and sales). Compared to the “For Sale” market, rentals were notoriously time-consuming, low-paying, and involved lots of red tape (the average lease has more fine print and addenda than a standard Minnesota Purchase Agreement). Then, the housing bust...
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Checking Out Buyers, Sellers, and — Yes — Their Agents

Better Than Google for Realtors “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” Prospective clients check out Realtors on Google. So, it shouldn’t be a shock that agents now routinely Google prospective clients. Not to mention the Buyer or Seller on the other side of a deal — plus, perhaps more importantly, their...
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