According to the NAR Member Profile highlights 2020, 64% of all realtors were women and nationwide they dominate the residential real estate market. Women have come so far in terms of making a house more than just a HOME. On International Women's Day, we are celebrating the women in real estate and their contributions to the community they serve. Scott Realty Professionals is also proud to feature its broker/owner, Sabriya Scott, and her journey to becoming a realtor, from styling hair to selling homes, and to helping young women realize their dream of having financial stability by getting into real estate.
In an interview with The Headley Group Real Estate Show, Mike Headley asked, "What made Sabriya Scott say, I want to get into real estate?"
"I could do ten heads in one day and I could only make a certain amount of money. And I work really hard with doing hair, styling hair, and also with teaching. You know, I would work 40, 45, 50 hours because I had to after I left teaching school. It didn't matter how many degrees I got, I still could only make a certain amount of money.....so when I looked at all the time that I was spending styling hair also after work, after teaching, I still could only make a certain amount of money and it wouldn't put me where I needed to be financially" Sabriya answered.
Watch the full interview here and get to know more about Sabriya Scott and how she made it to where she is right now in real estate.
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Images, videos, and music make our marketing campaigns fun and engaging. The internet offers plenty of sources for these for our convenience. Before we decide to use any image, video, and music for our branding, we have to make sure we do not infringe an owner's copyright. NAR released on December 1st, 2020 a short video of risk management points to keep in mind to prevent future lawsuits and to avoid costly mistakes. So, before you play that funky music (live or recorded) at your next open house, make sure to secure a performing rights license.
Watch the video to learn more: Window to the Law: Using Images and Music in Your Business
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Getting the trust of sellers and buyers to do real estate business with us starts the realtor-client relationship. Adding a wow-factor takes that relationship to a whole new level. Having a piece of in-depth knowledge on the real estate tools is crucial to make our business be ahead of the game. Going out to show properties takes about 80% of our time as realtors, and if there is one tool that will make a showing appointment, feedback, and report generation easy, that will be ShowingTime that is provided by many Multi-List Services. Here are the top three reasons why realtors should use ShowingTime.
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2020 is a bit hellacious, but it doesn't and shouldn't stop us from spreading holiday cheers - virtually, that is. Here are our Top 3 Gift Giving Tips for this year's holiday season.
Shop online and ship swiftly and early. Technology and e-commerce have made it easy and convenient for busy people to still personally shop for their loved ones without having to step into the stores. For realtors, buying presents from a local business in your community and having them send the gifts to family, friends, and clients is a way to support the local economy and fostering a stronger relationship with the community and your client network.
Re-imagine the old fashioned. The pandemic forced creativity in many people in terms of social gathering. Topping the list is using Zoom for work and personal events. Zoom party, anyone? However, if you choose not to go this route this holiday season, a curbside drop-off, a honk of the horn and wave, or an arranged short and sweet personal greeting would be great options too.
Get creative with whatever budget you have. An expensive present will definitely wow the receiver, but what will stand out is the gift wrapped in a lot of thought and love.
If you are planning to become a homeowner this year, these three facts about fall real estate will help you make an informed decision.
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1. Price Fluctuations Zillow reports show that around the same time last year, there is a 4.1% increase in the median home value in the USA. With Coronavirus coming into the picture, fall may see home values drop across the board, causing a bottleneck in the housing sector. While prices are forecasted to decline, experts believe that it to be temporary, and the housing market will see a sooner increase in some areas due to the restrained demand. Given the housing situation, the question for many homebuyers remains, is it a good time to buy a home? Yes, the fall real estate market may be the perfect time to be a homeowner.
2. Low Inventory.
The low inventory levels limit the housing market from optimizing its potential; there are not enough homes to keep up with the demand. Distinctly, new construction homes are becoming more popular and are adding to the supply of housing inventory. For homebuyers who are looking for green and energy-efficient dwellings, the new construction projects would be their best option.
3. Low Mortgages. The Federal Reserve announced that it is going to keep the mortgage rates low for the next few years. As of August, a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage carried an interest rate of 2.94%, according to Freddie Mac. Although buyers aren't sure how long rates will remain this low, today's rates are saving homebuyers a lot of money over the life of the loans and allowing them to buy more house!
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