May 2015 archive

A Culture of Giving: Keller Williams Responds to Devastating Floods

Barely a week after RED Day, Keller Williams Realty’s global day of service, disaster struck in the form of ravaging floods in Texas and Oklahoma. The storms have left thousands homeless, caused millions of dollars in property damage and threaten

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Real Estate Is a Contact Sport – How to Win the Game

Distractions at work not only reduce productivity, they negatively impact your earning potential. As a real estate agent, your business is fueled by lead generation. You literally cannot afford to be distracted when you are lead generating. By understanding the BOLD Law,

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Opportunities with Real Estate ISAs and OSAs

Keller INK’s research has shown that two key positions have gained prominence among top real estate agents: inbound/outbound sales associates and showing assistants. As with all team positions, these roles have unique challenges and opportunities in regard to hiring, compensating,

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Priced to Sell

The first step toward selling a house is finding the right price. There’s a sweet spot in price that maximizes the benefits to the buyer, the seller and the agent. Research can help you find the best price for your market, and

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Hold the Umbrellas! A Look at GDP

Gross domestic product (GDP) is important to understand because it has a big impact on practically everything in the economy. When the economy is healthy (represented by GDP between 4-6 percent), for example, we normally see lower unemployment rates as

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Buy a House or Rent? It Depends Where You Are

Is now a good time to buy or rent a house? While it depends on your market, overall, the financial rewards of investing in real estate outweigh renting. Here’s a look at why more people are deciding to buy vs. rent in

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A Look Beyond the Hammer: Housing Starts for Q1 2015

Your clients always want to know, “Is now a good time to buy or sell?” To uncover the answer, one of the first places experts look is at the amount of new construction and building permit applications. Many experts view

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Keller Williams Red Day 2015

Today we join Keller Williams agents across the world serving the communities we live in. We take time out of the office to serve our communities. Here is a video from service for 2014

Mortgage Rates Remain at Historic Lows

According to Freddie Mac, the national average for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage was up just slightly to 3.78 percent in March 2015 from the previous month. Rates remain at historically low levels. Mortgage rates are more than just the

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Has the U.S. Economy Hit a Speed Bump?

When economists evaluate the state of the economy, one of the most highly anticipated factors is employment. Are jobs being created? The answer is found in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly Jobs Report. At the end of the

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