Thinking about outsourcing positions in your business? From marketing to administrative tasks and even sales, it offers a ton of benefits – which is why demand for outsourcing is growing so rapidly. You want to be educated about all the benefits & risks associated with outsourcing before you get started, howevever, so let’s review the pros and cons to help you make the best decision for your business!
Abby has been with MyOutDesk since 2013 as their main content writer and is a proud member of MOD's Marketing Team. She enjoys musicals, long scenic strolls to the fridge and all types of cheese (even though she's lactose intolerant). She enjoys her geeky life with her equally geeky husband and their toy poodle named Wesley Crusher.
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We are excited to share another conversation with one of our favorite guests, Debbie De Grote! This time around, Debbie shares how you can push your Real Estate business” production into hyperdrive.
How often do you find yourself adding an item on your to-do list that that is related to working ON your business instead of IN it, only to have it remain unaccomplished because of the slew of other tasks you need to complete? Being a Mortgage Broker in today’s environment can be a tricky balancing act, especially up until the point that you have established systems and processes for a business model that is making you money and growing at the same time.
For the past year, low housing inventory has been a real problem for both home buyers and Realtors. Fluctuating mortgage rates have forced many to stay put in their homes and forgo upgrades and downgrades. While we have seen a bit of improvement as of late, trends say that if current market conditions persist, we may see another dip in inventory.
Lead follow-up in Real Estate is akin to running a marathon. Roughly 44% of salespeople give up after one “no.” Another 22% give up after two. This means that 66% or two-thirds of agents will never follow up a third time. Yet according to several studies, 80% of “non-routine” purchases like a home are made after at least five follow-ups. Another startling statistic is that 63% of people who contact you today won’t buy for at least three months. If you are not following up with your real estate leads more than once, you are missing out on a ton of business.
As the nation’s leading expert in divorce real estate, Laurel Starks is now teaching Realtors across the country everything she knows so that they can become local experts in their community. In this fascinating conversation, Laurel sits down with CEO and co-founder of MyOutDesk, Daniel Ramsey, to talk about this high-level niche market in Real Estate.
In this jam-packed, 8-week live coaching program with real estate divorce expert Laurel Starks, you’ll not only participate in a live, online classroom, but you and your fellow student peers will become part of Laurel’s Facebook community, where the learning, sharing and conversation continues in our private Facebook group.
Challenging conditions in the U.S. housing market, along with tighter currency controls by the Chinese government, caused a stunning drop in foreign demand for American homes. The dollar volume of homes purchased by international buyers from April 2018 through March 2019 dropped 36% from the previous year, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Communication plays a huge role in making sales. Asking the right questions could be the one major factor that gets you the deal or not. Unfortunately, asking the right questions isn’t always as intuitive as it seems, like it should be. If you’ve ever had a lead straight up refuse to answer your questions, only respond with one-word answers, or hedge their responses, it’s not because you have a problematic lead on your hands. It’s because you haven’t (yet) mastered the art of effective sales questions.
Last week, interest rates surged to their highest levels in only a month and of course homebuyers have been turning their heels. The total applications for mortgage have decreased significantly as the interest rates have risen. Mortgage applications to purchase a home fell 4% for the week but were 7% higher than a year ago. Buyers are now facing a tightening supply situation once again. The inventory of homes for sale was rising sharply in the second half of last year, but the gains have been shrinking, and inventory is already lower annually in some major metropolitan markets.