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June 2018

Found 4 blog entries for June 2018.

By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018.

Best Practices for Real Estate Customer ServiceMany real estate agents mistakenly assume that their primary job is to help facilitate the transaction or purchasing or selling property. In reality, providing exemplary customer service is the most significant responsibility that any real estate agent has, whether they live in a home in Cortez or elsewhere.

The Importance of Customer Service

Real estate agents often quickly discover that customer service plays an integral role in their business model. Initially, the promise of customer service is going to lure new clients to their office. Those who are looking to buy or sell a home are often searching for a friendly, approachable agent who has the knowledge and skills required to get the job done. Once an agent has started working with a

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018.

The Joys and Perils of Buying and Selling Vacant LandBuying and selling land is one of the least demanding types of investment in real estate. The idea is to purchase a piece of land, wait for it to appreciate in value, and then sell to a very hungry developer. Investors may not need to not make any changes during their course of ownership! But what happens if the land fails to appreciate? What happens if the buyer finds that the land isn't zoned for building? To go into the investment with both eyes open, an investor may need to think a few things through before signing on the dotted line.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Time Marches On

Raw land is not necessarily meant to be a short-term

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018.

Should You Try To Sell Your House Without a Real Estate Agent?An FSBO, or For Sale By Owner property, can be tempting when it comes time to sell a home. Some homeowners decide to sell their own home because they don't want to lose part of their money to a real estate agent, while others take the FSBO route because they like to DIY everything, including the sale of their property. That said, there are a lot of potential pitfalls to selling a home without a real estate agent. Understanding the dangers and pitfalls can help homeowners decide whether or not an FSBO is the right choice for them.

Pricing Problems

Picking the right price is very important. Homes that are priced too high for the market can take months or even years to sell. The longer a home stays on the market, the harder it becomes to sell.

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018.

Everything You Need to Know About EscrowBuying a home is a time consuming process that takes weeks or even months, and the escrow period makes up a big part of that time. Home buyers who are new to the real estate scene and who have never purchased a home in the past may have questions about what escrow is and how it works. Knowing the answers can make the process a little easier.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

What is Escrow?

Escrow is the period of time that occurs after an offer is accepted on a house and before the house is officially sold. During the escrow period, the home buyer:

  • prepares documentation for the loan company (if the buyer is planning to get a mortgage),
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