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Sep
25
Sarasota & Manatee County August 2017 Market Statistics

SARASOTA, Fla. (September 20, 2017) –



Compared to August 2016, the latest market report shows an increase in closed sales, median prices, and inventory for single family homes, while condos in the two-county area reported an increase in closed sales and pending sales. The August 2017 data was compiled from My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service by Florida Realtors®.



Closed sales for single family homes increased by 6.9 percent from August 2016 in the two- county area. As for condos, closed sales also improved slightly from last year, with an increase of 0.8 percent. Combined, closed sales climbed from last month with a 6.4 percent increase to 1,819 sales in August.



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Sep
19
3 Tips to Build Better Relationships with Your Clients

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With online leads and referrals accounting for a huge part of the real estate business, it’s important to set up measures to ensure you’re building a great relationship with your prospects and clients from the very beginning. We’ve put together 3 tips to help you build better client relationships that will ultimately help you close more deals.



1. ESTABLISH COMMUNICATION PREFERENCES

As part of the initial onboarding process with your new client, set expectations for how they prefer you communicate with them. Millennial client? Maybe they prefer text messaging over calling. Others may only prefer to talk over the phone or via email. Asking them for their preferences demonstrat...


Sep
05
5 Things You Never Tell a Contractor

Contractors may be your client’s go-to person during a home renovation. To ensure things go smoothly, realtor.com® warns of a few phrases homeowners should never say to the contractor, including:



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1. “I’m not in a hurry.”

Don’t put too much or too little pressure on the contractor. If the work is Time sensitive than tell them! At the same time, set perameters and realistic deadlines. Time is often money and convenience.



2. “We had no idea this would be so expensive.”

Nothing is worse than having to write a check to a contractor ABOVE the expected amount. How about how the contractor feels? They put in all the time and effort into the project with a...


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