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Self-Staging a Home vs. Hiring a Staging Company

Self-Staging a Home vs. Hiring a Staging Company

Home staging is well-known as an effective method for promoting home sales and sales at a higher price point, particularly for vacant homes. Those who routinely perform home staging say that these properties tend to sell faster, get more offers and tend to sell at a price that’s closer to the asking price (or even higher than the asking price in some instances.) The industry has seen a dramatic rise in the number of licensed Realtors who acquire properties as an investor, selling the home for a profit. These real estate professionals are faced with a challenging decision: should you stage the home yourself or hire a staging company? And if you’re involved in traditional real estate sales, what should you recommend to your clients? That’s precisely what we’ll explore in today’s article from Realtor Judy Szablak, founder of Szablak Consulting and a longtime Southern Connecticut Realtor with Caldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Westport.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Self-Staging?

Home staging takes many forms, from adding some towels, curtains and rugs in the bathroom and kitchen, to adding some furniture and decorative items to give the home a less vacant, more lived-in feel. 

If you choose to self-stage the property, it may be as simple as spending a few hundred dollars in small items like small rugs, towels, drapes and wall art, in addition to renting some furniture, which can be quite affordable. Some investors may even purchase furniture that they keep in storage and use solely for the purpose of staging homes. A few rental retailers now offer rent-to-buy options, providing buyers with a weekly or monthly rate and at the end of the term, they assume ownership of the furniture.

You must consider the costs and logistics of storage, along with transportation of furniture. Virtually all furniture rental providers offer free pick-up and delivery and there is no burden in terms of long-term storage once the property sells, making rental quite appealing to many. 

Additionally, if you’re purchasing smaller items such as rugs and towels, it’s best to choose items that can be used in a number of different homes.  For example, purchasing a hyper-modern carpet with geometric shapes in bright red and lime green probably isn’t the best decision as it won’t work for most home styles. Of course, if you own the staging “props,” you have the flexibility to include the items with the home for a small added fee. There will be cases where buyers may ask “Hey, can we include that couch and area rug?” When you own the staging items, you have the freedom to say “yes.”

Self-staging is a good option for homeowners too, as many are hesitant to invest money in a service, with the hopes that they’ll see a faster sale, for a higher price. Really, when staging the home yourself, you have the option to do as much or as little as you please. Sometimes, staging is as simple as adding a few towels, curtains and a few area rugs. 

Hiring a Home Staging Expert

Many Realtors, investors and homeowners will invest in a home staging expert, and while this option can bring the best results, it can be a bit pricier than self-staging, especially since you don’t get to keep, include or re-use any of the furniture, housewares or decorative items.

That said, many prefer the convenience of hiring a professional, combined with the fact that they don’t need to worry about shopping, delivery, pick up or storage. What’s more, many laymen don’t have a good eye for decor and if you select the wrong housewares, furniture and decorative items, you could actually deter potential buyers — the precise opposite of what you’re aiming to achieve!

When hiring a home staging service, you’ll need to consider the rental term. Generally, you want to ensure the rental timeframe is at least 90 days with an affordable option to extend beyond the 90 days. Some home staging firms have exorbitant weekly fees if you opt to extend the original contract, taking advantage of property owners who are having a hard time selling their property. So it’s essential that you carefully read the terms and conditions before hiring a home stager. 

A Third Option: Virtual Home Staging

A third, high-tech option involves virtual home staging, which can be used alone or in conjunction with traditional home staging. Virtual staging involves the use of image editing software to revise interior photographs of a home, adding furniture and other finishing touches that can make the home appear more appealing. These images illustrate what’s possible for a property, making this technology especially useful for homes that are vacant or “dated” homes with older furniture.

It’s important to note, though, that virtual home staging can be rather controversial. Some real estate agents use image editing technology to alter more than just furnishings or paint colors. They may edit the images to make more extensive changes — changes that would be very costly or even impossible to achieve in “real life.” For this reason, it’s important to ensure that any revisions are realistic and feasible in a practical sense. 

Tips to Grow Your Career With Szablak Consulting Founder and Realtor Judy Szablak

Technology and home staging strategies can help you and your properties to stand out from the crowd. It’s a hyper-competitive niche, but the right strategies can lead you to success! Strategy development is one of Judy Szablak’s specialties as a career consultant. She can provide new and experienced real estate agents alike with valuable insights and recommendations that give them a competitive edge in today’s real estate industry. A consultant will not only offer advice and recommendations, but she will also share her valuable knowledge and expertise on topics such as online marketing for Realtors and social media marketing to get leads, to sales motivation tips and other tips to sell more homes!

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level or are just starting working as a Realtor, turn to real estate professional and consultant Judy Szablak, founder and CEO of Szablak Consulting and Best Agents Online, LLC. With Judy’s guidance and expertise, you’ll take your career to incredible places, finding success that’s beyond what you believed to be possible!

If you’re a real estate agent who is ready to elevate your sales or if you’re a realty owner or manager who’s seeking a dynamic, expert coach to bring a new element of professionalism to your sales team and your brokerage firm, turn to Realtor Judy Szablak of Szablak Consulting. Call 855.438.5839 or complete the booking form.

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How Do You Transition into a Real Estate Career?

How Do You Transition into a Real Estate Career?

Making a career switch is no small task; in fact, it’s a life-altering proposition. So how do you go about transitioning into the real estate field? Do you go all-in from day one? Or do you start out part-time and gradually transition into this new career field? Well, there are benefits to both approaches and that’s precisely what we’ll explore in today’s article from Realtor Judy Szablak, founder of Szablak Consulting and a longtime Southern Connecticut Realtor with Caldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Westport.

What Are the Pros and Cons to a Sudden Career Transition into Real Estate?

If you choose to transition into real estate full-time straight away, it can result in a much faster rise to success. You’ll gain experience and learn those key in-the-field lessons at a far more rapid pace than you would if you were to transition more gradually. You will also discover in very short order whether it’s the right career for you. There are some who may find that real estate just isn’t their cup of tea; those who dive in full-time from the very beginning tend to arrive at this realization much faster than someone who works part-time. 

Those who have a background in sales tend to be more apt to find success in a relatively short time frame, which means that these individuals are more likely to see financial rewards much sooner. Some new Realtors do struggle to find listings, as they don’t have the prominence or client base that a more seasoned professional would have. Therefore, it’s important to choose a real estate agency that will provide you with an opportunity to get listings. For example, some realty firms establish a rotation to determine which Realtor will get listings that arise from calls to the firm. So if a homeowner calls and has no preference for a specific real estate agent, the listing would go to the Realtor who happens to be next on the list. Other real estate agencies will allow new agents to work with other Realtors at the firm, assisting with open house events and performing showings when the listing agent is unavailable. 

Of course, financials are a major consideration, as real estate agents do not receive a weekly paycheck. So you will need to determine whether starting as a full-time Realtor is a viable option from a financial perspective. Some agents have a spouse or partner who can cover the bills while they’re getting established in their new career. Others need to maintain another part-time job in the beginning, which means they can’t commit to working full-time until they have their first closing. 

What Are the Pros and Cons to Gradually Transitioning into a Real Estate Career?

A gradual transition into real estate is a very popular option, with many working part-time as a Realtor until they find themselves in a financial position where they can give up their other job and work in the real estate field full-time. 

The most significant problem that you might encounter as a part-time Realtor (with another part-time or full-time job) surrounds scheduling. Your primary job must provide you with sufficient flexibility to accommodate your clients. Whether you’re a listing agent or a buyer’s agent, you need to have the ability to show or list a home when the need arises. Many sales occur as a result of spur-of-the-moment decisions. If you can’t accommodate these whims, you risk missing opportunities for sales, showings and listings. 

It’s also worth noting that the learning curve tends to be a bit longer for those who work part-time and the time from when you start your real estate career and close your first sale tends to be a bit longer for part-time Realtors. But that said, starting out on a part-time basis may be the only financially-viable option for starting a new career. 

Some Realtors will supplement their income by pursuing other in-the-field opportunities. For example, if you’re an amateur photographer, you might work part-time as a real estate photographer, in addition to working as a Realtor. If you have a really good eye for interior design, you might offer home staging services. These are just a couple options available to real estate professionals who prefer to spread their eggs amongst a few real estate-related baskets. 

Tips to Grow Your Career With Szablak Consulting Founder and Realtor Judy Szablak

Getting started in any new career field is challenging. The real estate field is especially competitive, bringing new challenges. Career development is one of Judy Szablak’s specialties as a real estate coach and mentor. She can provide new and experienced real estate agents alike with valuable insights and recommendations that give them a competitive edge in today’s real estate industry. A consultant will not only offer advice and recommendations, but she will also share her valuable knowledge and expertise on topics such as online marketing for Realtors and social media marketing to get leads, to sales motivation tips and other tips to sell more homes!

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level or are just starting working as a Realtor, turn to real estate professional and consultant Judy Szablak, founder and CEO of Szablak Consulting and Best Agents Online, LLC. With Judy’s guidance and expertise, you’ll take your career to incredible places, finding success that’s beyond what you believed to be possible!

If you’re a real estate agent who is ready to elevate your sales or if you’re a realty owner or manager who’s seeking a dynamic, expert coach to bring a new element of professionalism to your sales team and your brokerage firm, turn to Realtor Judy Szablak of Szablak Consulting. Call 855.438.5839 or complete the booking form.

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How to Use Technology to Sell Real Estate Faster

How to Use Technology to Sell Real Estate Faster

As the temperatures warm up, so does the real estate market, as lots of homebuyers are eager to find the perfect home so they can get moved in and settled by early to mid-summer, with plenty of time to spare before the start of the new school year. Spring is a prime time for real estate agents, but in order to meet your full potential, it’s important that you use technology to your advantage. So how can you use technology to sell real estate faster? That’s exactly what we’ll explore in today’s article from Realtor Judy Szablak, founder of Szablak Consulting and a longtime Southern Connecticut Realtor with Caldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Westport.

Using Social Media to Promote Your Property Listings

Social media is one of the most effective techniques for connecting with prospective buyers and sellers alike. This is especially true of home buyers who fall within the Millennial demographic, as this generation is far more likely to turn to the web and social media to find their next home.

For this reason, it’s essential that you have a prominent presence on social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter.

Using Virtual Home Staging to Sell More Homes

Virtual home staging involves the use of image editing software to revise interior photographs of a home, adding furniture and other finishing touches that can make the home appear more appealing.

The intent of virtual home staging is to depict what’s possible for a property. It’s especially useful for homes that are vacant, homes with very outdated furniture or properties that would be challenging to stage “in real life” for some reason or another. 

If done improperly, virtual home staging can be rather controversial. Some real estate agents use image editing technology to alter more than just furnishings or paint colors. They may edit the images to make more extensive changes — changes that would be very costly or even impossible to achieve in “real life.” For this reason, it’s important to ensure that any revisions are realistic. For example, if there’s a water tower within view of the back porch, then you can’t edit out the water tower. Nor would it be ethical to remove a building that’s obstructing a home’s water view (or to add a water view when there is none!) 

Utilizing Aerial Drones to Capture Real Estate Listings

Aerial drones provide Realtors with some eye-catching video that can really prove to be a valuable marketing tool. Aerial drone videos are now fairly easy to produce nationwide. This technology allows you to capture a bird’s eye view of the home and surrounding property. Drone videos are especially helpful for properties that are located amidst an especially beautiful setting, whether it’s a wooded area or a lovely coastal home that’s just a matter of yards from the ocean. 

If you’re left thinking “These photos just don’t do justice to this property’s beauty!” then an aerial drone video could be precisely what you need to capture the home in an effective and compelling way.

Using Virtual 3D Home Tours to Sell Properties Faster

Virtual home tours can serve as a wonderful marketing tool in today’s high-tech, time-pressed society. This is especially true of properties that may be acquired as a vacation home or second home. In these cases, the prospective owner may not live locally, making a virtual home tour especially useful and attractive to these individuals. 

What’s more, a virtual 3D home tour can help you to ensure that your property stands out from the pack, as relatively few real estate agents utilize this tool. This allows you to cultivate a greater sense of interest in those who are strong prospects, while reducing the number of individuals who are seeking a totally different type of home. 

Tips to Grow Your Career With Szablak Consulting Founder and Realtor Judy Szablak

Technology can help you and your properties to stand out from the crowd. It’s a hyper-competitive niche, but the right strategies can lead you to success! Strategy development is one of Judy Szablak’s specialties as a career consultant. She can provide new and experienced real estate agents alike with valuable insights and recommendations that give them a competitive edge in today’s real estate industry. A consultant will not only offer advice and recommendations, but she will also share her valuable knowledge and expertise on topics such as online marketing for Realtors and social media marketing to get leads, to sales motivation tips and other tips to sell more homes!

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level or are just starting working as a Realtor, turn to real estate professional and consultant Judy Szablak, founder and CEO of Szablak Consulting and Best Agents Online, LLC. With Judy’s guidance and expertise, you’ll take your career to incredible places, finding success that’s beyond what you believed to be possible!

If you’re a real estate agent who is ready to elevate your sales or if you’re a realty owner or manager who’s seeking a dynamic, expert coach to bring a new element of professionalism to your sales team and your brokerage firm, turn to Realtor Judy Szablak of Szablak Consulting. Call 855.438.5839 or complete the booking form.

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How to Target Millennials in Your Real Estate Marketing

How to Target Millennials in Your Real Estate Marketing

Millennials are accounting for an increasingly large portion of real estate buyers nationwide, but many of the tactics and strategies that are effective for older generations simply won’t work with this younger demographic (which currently, includes individuals born between 1980 and 2000. In short, you need a winning strategy to ensure that you can appeal to this group of home buyers as more and more make the transition from renter to homeowner. That’s exactly what we’ll explore in today’s article from Southern Connecticut Coldwell Banker Realtor Judy Szablak, founder of Szablak Consulting.

Millennial Homebuyers Are Social Media Savvy

If you’re not advertising your property listings on social media, then you’re missing out on an opportunity to connect with 66 million potential homebuyers who fall into the millennial age bracket. Millennials comprise the largest segment of the buyer’s market, accounting for 35 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR.) 

Millennials view social media as an integral part of life. It’s not a novelty. It’s a way of life. It’s how they communicate. So as a Realtor, you must have a social media presence if you expect your properties to show up on the millennials’ radar. 

Also, showing that you, as a real estate agent, are open to communicating via social media, serves as an added perk that will make you more popular amongst this demographic. The reality is that clients aren’t going to go out of their way to connect with a Realtor or any other service provider for that matter, so making yourself available on social media opens a new line of communication.

Millennial Homebuyers Are Environmentally Savvy

Millennial homebuyers are more environmentally conscious than homebuyers in many other generations. For this reason, they’re more apt to appreciate eco-friendly features and energy-saving features in a home. So this is something you can really emphasize in your marketing if you have a property listing that fits the bill, with lots of eco-friendly and energy-efficient features.

Millennials are the most eco-conscious generation of homebuyers to ever exist, so it’s important to understand this when working with a member of this generation. It’s a core element of their identity as a social group. Therefore, your marketing should place an emphasis on features and attributes of a property that will appeal to this social sector. 

Millennial Homebuyers Are Tech-Focused

Millennials grew up with technology in a way that no other generation has, so they place a tremendous emphasis on tech-related features in a home. Smart-home systems, high-tech appliances, and other technologically-advanced features are going to really appeal to this demographic. They can appreciate technology in a way that many older generations cannot, so it’s wise to emphasize any high-tech features of the property that you’re selling (particularly in your online marketing, as you can assume that they’re tech-friendly if they’re searching online for their next home.) 

Additionally, keep in mind that millennials tend to fall into one of two categories: they tend to prefer turnkey homes that are live-ready or they favor the polar opposite — “fixer uppers” in need of lots of TLC. There are very few millennials who fall in the middle. So if you have a property listing that falls into one of these two categories, emphasize it in your marketing materials. 

Tips to Grow Your Career With Szablak Consulting Founder and Realtor Judy Szablak

Finding success in a hyper competitive field such as real estate sales can be challenging, but you’ll enjoy a major benefit from working with a career consultant like Judy Szablak. She can provide new and experienced real estate agents alike with valuable insights and recommendations that give them a competitive edge in today’s real estate industry. A consultant will not only offer advice and recommendations, but she will also share her valuable knowledge and expertise on topics such as online marketing for Realtors and social media marketing to get leads, to sales motivation tips and other tips to sell more homes!

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level or are just starting working as a Realtor, turn to real estate professional and consultant Judy Szablak, founder and CEO of Szablak Consulting and Best Agents Online, LLC. With Judy’s guidance and expertise, you’ll take your career to incredible places, finding success that’s beyond what you believed to be possible!

If you’re a real estate agent who is ready to elevate your sales or if you’re a realty owner or manager who’s seeking a dynamic, expert coach to bring a new element of professionalism to your sales team and your brokerage firm, turn to Realtor Judy Szablak of Szablak Consulting. Call 855.438.5839 or complete the booking form.

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3 Clever Ways to Help Your Real Estate Clients Save Money

3 Clever Ways to Help Your Real Estate Clients Save Money

Real estate is a highly competitive niche and as such, it’s important that you can offer your clients a little something extra whenever the opportunity arises. There are many ways in which buyers can find themselves in a position where they can afford a home and often, it’s just a lack of knowledge that stands in the way of home ownership. Enter you, the real estate professional! So what can a Realtor do to educate his or her buyers on some of the money-saving strategies and other approaches that make home ownership possible?  That’s exactly what we’ll explore in today’s article from Southern Connecticut Coldwell Banker Realtor Judy Szablak, founder of Szablak Consulting.

Inform First-Time Buyers on the Facts

Many new, first-time home buyers are woefully under-educated on the subject of down payments. And while a real estate agent cannot be expected to know all of the ins and outs of financing, it’s important to point consumers in the right direction if you suspect they may be uninformed. 

For example, a study performed by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that a whopping 87 percent of first-time home buyers believe they’ll need a down payment of 10 percent or greater, while 39 percent of first-time home buyers believe that they’ll need a down payment of 20 percent or more. 

The reality is that many can be approved for a home loan with a much lower down payment, so encourage your first-time buyers to do a bit of research, as they may be able to buy a home much sooner than they anticipated. 

Inform Boomerang Buyers of the Resources Available to Them

A “boomerang” home buyer is one who has lost their home to foreclosure or other circumstances, turning a homeowner into a renter. When that renter decides to purchase a home again, they are known as a “boomerang” home buyer. 

If a prospective buyer has not owned property in the past three years, they may qualify to purchase a home under a first-time home buyer program that provides down payment assistance or a reduced down payment arrangement. This is an especially good option for those who did not undergo foreclosure and thus, have a fairly good credit score. 

This can be welcome news for individuals who are in a financial position to own again, but don’t yet realize that they can afford it with a lower-than-expected down payment. 

Inform Soon-to-Be Homeowners on the Option to Eliminate PMI Sooner

Many repeat home buyers could find themselves in a position where they can avoid or eliminate private mortgage insurance (PMI), which can account for a fairly significant portion of their home-related financial expenses. 

Most markets have seen strong appreciation in terms of property values and mortgage companies are required to eliminate the requirement for PMI when the borrower’s loan balance drops below 78 percent. But many homeowners can take advantage of this opportunity to nix PMI by getting a private appraisal to prove that they have 20 percent equity or more in the property. 

This is especially true for homeowners who have performed remodeling, renovations or an addition to add square footage to the property. This can result in significant savings for homeowners and it’s something that many property owners simply fail to realize!

Tips to Grow Your Career With Szablak Consulting Founder and Realtor Judy Szablak

Finding success in a hyper competitive field such as real estate sales can be challenging, but you’ll enjoy a major benefit from working with a career consultant like Judy Szablak. She can provide new and experienced real estate agents alike with valuable insights and recommendations that give them a competitive edge in today’s real estate industry. A consultant will not only offer advice and recommendations, but she will also share her valuable knowledge and expertise on topics such as online marketing for Realtors and social media marketing to get leads, to sales motivation tips and other tips to sell more homes!

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level or are just starting working as a Realtor, turn to real estate professional and consultant Judy Szablak, founder and CEO of Szablak Consulting and Best Agents Online, LLC. With Judy’s guidance and expertise, you’ll take your career to incredible places, finding success that’s beyond what you believed to be possible!

If you’re a real estate agent who is ready to elevate your sales or if you’re a realty owner or manager who’s seeking a dynamic, expert coach to bring a new element of professionalism to your sales team and your brokerage firm, turn to Realtor Judy Szablak of Szablak Consulting. Call 855.438.5839 or complete the booking form.

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Tips for Choosing a Real Estate Specialty

Tips for Choosing a Real Estate Specialty

Real estate has many different niches and specialties and as a real estate professional, it’s generally prudent to select a particular area that you can focus on as your specialty. Many Realtors are tempted to be “generalists,” but the problem with this approach is clear: you end up in a situation where you are a jack of all trades, but master of none. After all, most clients will come to you with one very specific need in mind. They don’t need a generalist in most cases; they want and need a specialist. But how do you choose the right specialty? That’s exactly what we’ll explore in today’s article from Southern Connecticut Coldwell Banker Realtor Judy Szablak, founder of Szablak Consulting.

What Are the Different Real Estate Specialties?

The real estate industry is fairly unique in that there are many different specialties that a Realtor can choose from. By focusing on one area of specialty, you can dramatically increase your success in part, because you can refine your marketing to target a very specific type of client. This makes your marketing efforts more successful and you can place yourself in a position where you establish a good reputation in your chosen niche (and a good reputation leads to more word-of-mouth referrals, amongst other things.)

A few of the many real estate specialties and niches are:

  • Real Estate Buyers’ Agents;
  • Real Estate Sellers’ Agents;
  • Residential Real Estate (buyers and sellers);
  • Luxury Real Estate;
  • Real Estate Investors and Wholesaling;
  • Short Sales, Foreclosures and Distressed Properties;
  • Commercial Real Estate;
  • Commercial Leasing;
  • Residential Rentals (Multi-family homes and Apartment Buildings);
  • Vacation Rentals and Short Term Rentals; and
  • Land and New Developments.

These are some of the many real estate niches that you can choose from as a licensed Realtor. But how do you choose the right niche for your unique preferences, skills and strengths? 

How Do You Choose a Real Estate Niche?

When choosing a real estate niche or specialty, you’ll need to mull over a number of different points and considerations. 

• What are your strengths and weaknesses? This is really important as you want to choose a niche that complements your skill set and strengths. For example, if you’re weak when it comes to marketing, then commercial real estate may be a poor choice as commercial properties do not have the benefit of the MLS, so you must have the skill and knowledge required to promote the property’s availability. 

• What are your personal preferences? Do you enjoy working with a particular type of client or transaction? For example, if you enjoy working with a wealthier demographic and excel when it comes to catering to their needs, then luxury real estate may be a good fit. Conversely, if you enjoy working with business owners, then commercial real estate or commercial leases may be a better fit. If you have really strong communication skills and live in a region with a thriving tourism market, perhaps vacation rentals may be a good choice. Pick a specialty that you enjoy as you’re more likely to find success. 

• What niches are viable in your area? It’s important to choose a real estate niche or specialty with a strong demand in your area. For example, if you live in an area with little tourism, then as much as you would like to specialize in vacation rentals and other short term rentals, there may not be sufficient demand to make it worth your while. On the other hand, it’s generally best to avoid choosing a niche that’s over-saturated. It’s not impossible to rise to the front of the pack in a highly competitive, over-saturated niche, but it can be very difficult.  So really examine the local real estate climate and choose a niche that has sufficient demand, but ideally, is not over-saturated. 

Remember that while it’s beneficial to have a specialty, you don’t need to restrict yourself to this niche. Think of your specialty as an area of emphasis. You don’t need to turn away all other opportunities and if you find that you’re more attracted to a different niche — a common occurrence as your skill set and career grows and evolves — then you may choose to gradually transition to a different specialty. 

Tips to Grow Your Career With Szablak Consulting Founder and Realtor Judy Szablak

Finding success in a hyper competitive field such as real estate sales can be challenging, but you’ll enjoy a major benefit from working with a career consultant like Judy Szablak. She can provide new and experienced real estate agents alike with valuable insights and recommendations that give them a competitive edge in today’s real estate industry. A consultant will not only offer advice and recommendations, but she will also share her valuable knowledge and expertise on topics such as online marketing for Realtors and social media marketing to get leads, to sales motivation tips and other tips to sell more homes!

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level or are just starting working as a Realtor, turn to real estate professional and consultant Judy Szablak, founder and CEO of Szablak Consulting and Best Agents Online, LLC. With Judy’s guidance and expertise, you’ll take your career to incredible places, finding success that’s beyond what you believed to be possible!

If you’re a real estate agent who is ready to elevate your sales or if you’re a realty owner or manager who’s seeking a dynamic, expert coach to bring a new element of professionalism to your sales team and your brokerage firm, turn to Realtor Judy Szablak of Szablak Consulting. Call 855.438.5839 or complete the booking form.

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How Can a Real Estate Consultant Help Grow Your Career?

How Can a Real Estate Consultant Help Grow Your Career?

Whether you’re a dentist, a writer or a real estate agent, there’s a significant learning curve when it comes to gaining the experience you need to really thrive and rise to the head of the pack in your field. You need to have knowledge in so many different areas, from marketing and advertising, to real estate laws and regulations, to sales, sales strategies and even the psychology of the buying and selling process. So it can be very helpful for a Realtor — especially those who lack experience in a particular real estate niche — to have access to a consultant who can offer guidance and advice. That’s exactly what we’ll explore in today’s article from Southern Connecticut Coldwell Banker Realtor Judy Szablak, founder of Szablak Consulting.

What Can a Real Estate Consultant Do for You?

In the course of your work, you may encounter an especially challenging situation where you need to find a workaround to a significant obstacle. The process of buying and selling real estate can be challenging and less experienced Realtors may lack the strategies and insights they need to handle the situation fast and effectively. 

And it’s not just inexperienced novice real estate agents who can benefit from working with a real estate consultant. Even Realtors who have been working in the field for 5 or 10 years may encounter challenging scenarios that they’ve never dealt with before. What’s more, there are many different real estate niches, including residential real estate, commercial real estate, real estate investing, real estate rentals, seasonal and vacation rentals and distressed properties such as REOs, foreclosures and short sales. At some point in your career, you may choose to switch to a different niche, which carries its own unique challenges. 

For example, when Southern Connecticut Realtor Judy Szablak got started in commercial real estate, she realized that she would need to get very innovative with her marketing since her commercial properties didn’t have the advantage of being listed on the MLS. So while some homes will more or less market themselves by simply being listed on the MLS, this is not the case for commercial real estate listings. A Realtor in this same scenario may find themselves in need of ideas and advice to take their career to the next level.

Even the more experienced individuals who have their own ideas and strategies can gain useful insight from another real estate professional, as you can avoid the bumps and bruises associated with gaining insight “the hard way.” In many situations, you can also get advice that allows you to increase your efficacy or productivity.

While you may think “Oh, well I can always ask my colleagues,” this isn’t always the case. Colleagues who work locally are technically your competitor, even if they work for the same brokerage firm. This fact means that they may hold back, even if it’s on a subconscious level. And the reality is that you never know when a less-than-ethical individual may have bad intentions designed to lead you astray. 

When you work with a real estate consultant, you will have no doubt about their priorities and objectives — to help you succeed, boost productivity and increase your earnings. In addition to answering questions and addressing any issues that arise in the course of your work as a Realtor, your real estate consultant can also help by serving as an ally who offers encouragement, while also coaching you as you set and work toward goals. In fact, consultants are very effective in promoting career development and even personal development, as they create a sense of accountability that drives you to grow by pushing you to work toward your objectives. 

Tips to Grow Your Career With Szablak Consulting Founder and Realtor Judy Szablak

Finding success in a hyper competitive field such as real estate sales can be challenging, but you’ll enjoy a major benefit from working with a career consultant like Judy Szablak. She can provide new and experienced real estate agents alike with valuable insights and recommendations that give them a competitive edge in today’s real estate industry. A consultant will not only offer advice and recommendations, but she will also share her valuable knowledge and expertise on topics such as online marketing for Realtors and social media marketing to get leads, to sales motivation tips and other tips to sell more homes!

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level or are just starting working as a Realtor, turn to real estate professional and consultant Judy Szablak, founder and CEO of Szablak Consulting and Best Agents Online, LLC. With Judy’s guidance and expertise, you’ll take your career to incredible places, finding success that’s beyond what you believed to be possible!

If you’re a real estate agent who is ready to elevate your sales or if you’re a realty owner or manager who’s seeking a dynamic, expert coach to bring a new element of professionalism to your sales team and your brokerage firm, turn to Realtor Judy Szablak of Szablak Consulting. Call 855.438.5839 or complete the booking form.

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How Can You Use Landing Pages for Real Estate Marketing?

How Can You Use Landing Pages for Real Estate Marketing?

In order to succeed in today’s highly competitive, technology-centric real estate industry, real estate agents are tasked with utilizing a broad range of different tools for marketing and promoting their services and the properties they’re selling or renting. Landing pages can be a useful tool for Realtors who focus primarily on sales, especially those who are seeking to sell a pricey property or need help to move a property that is proving to be more challenging to sell. So what are landing pages and how do you use them as a real estate agent? That’s exactly what we’ll explore in today’s article from Southern Connecticut Coldwell Banker Realtor Judy Szablak, founder of Szablak Consulting.

What Are Landing Pages? How Are They Different From Websites?

Landing pages are single-page, stand alone micro-websites which are designed to achieve a very specific goal or objective, such as prompting individuals to make a phone call or book an appointment. 

While websites are larger and more general, landing pages are built with one very specific objective in mind, whether it’s growing your mailing list for potential buyers or finding prospective buyers who want to schedule a private showing of a home that you’re selling. So every element of the landing page is designed to capture the reader’s interest and to prompt them to perform some action, also known as a call to action or CTA.

For a real estate listing landing page, you would typically include a range of different information, including:

  • An image gallery of photographs (interior and exterior);
  • A map with the property’s location;
  • A detailed written description of the property;
  • Information on the price, square footage and other vital stats, such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms;
  • Forms that can be used to arrange an appointment; 
  • Click-to-call buttons so mobile visitors can call by tapping a single button;
  • Information about the city and neighborhood where the property is located. 

Since landing pages are just a single page, they are quite cost effective and the timeframe for building one of these pages would typically be a matter of hours (versus days or weeks for a typical website.)

How Do I Use a Landing Page as a Real Estate Agent?

A landing page can be an extremely effective marketing tool, allowing you to promote a property or your services in a very targeted, specific manner. 

Landing pages can be shared on social media, used as the landing page for pay per click advertisements or included in your email marketing campaigns. You can also use a property landing page with other marketing materials, such as postcards, online property listings on classifieds sites or you even on your own website’s property listings. 

A landing page can also be great for interlinking on your own real estate blog (you do have a real estate blog, right?) and your colleagues’ blogs. 

The sky is truly the limit when it comes to using your real estate landing page as a marketing tool. Any time you would typically utilize a link to the MLS property listing, use the link to the landing page instead, as it will be optimized in a highly effective manner to drive sales!  (In fact, many layman struggle to really make sense of the data on MLS property listing pages, so all in all, they’re actually rather poor for use as marketing materials.)

Tips to Grow Your Career With Szablak Consulting Founder and Realtor Judy Szablak

Finding success in a hyper competitive field such as real estate sales can be challenging, but you’ll enjoy a major benefit from working with a career consultant like Judy Szablak. She can provide new real estate agents with valuable insights and recommendations that give them a competitive edge in today’s real estate industry. A consultant will not only offer advice and recommendations, but she will also share her valuable knowledge and expertise on topics such as online marketing for Realtors and social media marketing to get leads, to sales motivation tips and other tips to sell more homes!

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level or are just starting working as a Realtor, turn to real estate professional and consultant Judy Szablak, founder and CEO of Szablak Consulting and Best Agents Online, LLC. With Judy’s guidance and expertise, you’ll take your career to incredible places, finding success that’s beyond what you believed to be possible!

If you’re a real estate agent who is ready to elevate your sales or if you’re a realty owner or manager who’s seeking a dynamic, expert coach to bring a new element of professionalism to your sales team and your brokerage firm, turn to Realtor Judy Szablak of Szablak Consulting. Call 855.438.5839 or complete the booking form.

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How Can eBooks and White Papers Help Grow Your Real Estate Career?

How Can eBooks and White Papers Help Grow Your Real Estate Career?

Real estate professionals are tasked with building a distinctive brand, while also proving their knowledge and expertise in a manner that makes them the obvious choice in a field where buyers and sellers are faced with dozens or even hundreds of choices! eBooks and white papers are two tools that you can use to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in the real estate field, while also fulfilling other needs, such as providing your clients with answers to common questions or addressing  common concerns. That’s exactly what we’ll explore in today’s article from Southern Connecticut Coldwell Banker Realtor Judy Szablak and founder of Szablak Consulting.

Why Do I Need a Real Estate eBook or White Paper?

Real estate agents need to stand out from the crowd and one way to achieve this is to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise. You can make a great impression without even speaking a word to a prospective client if you have marketing tools such as a well-branded website, a memorable social media presence and written materials such as eBooks or white papers. 

eBooks are great because there are really no rules in terms of length and scope. You make your own rules in this regard. The same goes for white papers, which are generally more informal documents that have a narrower scope when compared to ebooks. Whatever you choose, you can use these written materials as essential tools for connecting with and proving your worth to potential clients. 

The best real estate eBooks and white papers address questions and concerns that your buyers or sellers are confronting as they prepare to buy or sell a home. So if you’re primarily a buyer’s agent, you might write content on tips for making the most of your showings and important considerations while you’re viewing and comparing properties. If you work primarily as a seller’s agent, you may opt to write an article on how to prepare your home for showings and what to expect while your home is one the market. Any common concern or frequently asked question can serve as the basis of an ebook or white paper. 

These documents help you to achieve a few different goals and objectives:

  • They showcase your knowledge base and your commitment to your clients and their concerns and questions;
  • They help make you into a stand-out agent who is remembered by potential clients who are considering multiple Realtors;
  • They help to make the purchase and sale process a bit easier by equipping your clients with important knowledge and insights. 

What Should I Write About in a Real Estate White Paper or eBook?

The sky is truly the limit and there are no hard rules when it comes to the topic of your content, whether it’s a blog post, ebook or white paper. 

White papers tend to have a narrower scope and are primarily factual in nature. Examples of good white paper topics are local real estate market facts and figures, an overview of mortgage rates or an overview of closing costs that you must keep in mind when buying a home. 

On the other hand, ebooks tend to be longer and more comprehensive, offering an in-depth view of a topic, which could include advice and recommendations, facts and figures and other important insights. eBooks can quite literally cover any topic under the sun, from tips for choosing the right real estate agent for your needs, to an overview of the real estate purchase and sale process, advice for making the most of your real estate showings, a guide to home staging and preparing your house for showings and open houses, or an overview of real estate marketing options. 

Consider what questions and concerns you commonly address with clients and consider expanding upon these questions in a white paper or ebook. This allows you to address those concerns and queries in an effective way, while simultaneously showcasing your knowledge and experience in the field. 

Of course, not every real estate agent is a natural born writer. In fact, most Realtors are best served by hiring a professional writer to author their eBooks, white papers, blogs and other written content. As with all thing in business, it’s best to focus on whatever it is that you do best, while outsourcing other tasks that fall outside of your talents and skills. This includes writing. It’s better to maintain a focus on sales and real estate, while a professional writer handles your content. Remember, poorly written content can do more harm than good!

Once your content is complete, Realtors can give away their real estate white paper or ebook online and even in person, printing out copies for in-person client visits (more suitable for white papers than ebooks), emailing your content to prospective clients, offering downloads via your website or by promoting this content in your social media marketing campaign. Many Realtors use landing pages to connect with prospective clients, so it may make sense to offer a free ebook or white paper in exchange for subscribing to your email list, for instance. There are many uses and applications for this type of content. eBooks can even be sold by the download if you’re compelled. 

Tips to Grow Your Career With Szablak Consulting Founder and Realtor Judy Szablak

Finding success in a hyper competitive field such as real estate sales can be challenging, but you’ll enjoy a major benefit from working with a career consultant like Judy Szablak. She can provide new real estate agents with valuable insights and recommendations that give them a competitive edge in today’s real estate industry. A consultant will not only offer advice and recommendations, but she will also share her valuable knowledge and expertise on topics such as online marketing for Realtors and social media marketing to get leads, to sales motivation tips and other tips to sell more homes!

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level or are just starting working as a Realtor, turn to real estate professional and consultant Judy Szablak, founder and CEO of Szablak Consulting and Best Agents Online, LLC. With Judy’s guidance and expertise, you’ll take your career to incredible places, finding success that’s beyond what you believed to be possible!

If you’re a real estate agent who is ready to elevate your sales or if you’re a realty owner or manager who’s seeking a dynamic, expert coach to bring a new element of professionalism to your sales team and your brokerage firm, turn to Realtor Judy Szablak of Szablak Consulting. Call 855.438.5839 or complete the booking form.

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What is the Realtor Code of Ethics?

What is the Realtor Code of Ethics?

As a real estate professional, you will be required to adhere to a fairly strict code of ethics that is designed to help maintain a high industry-wide standard that helps to provide clients with a bit more confidence in their Realtor. A real estate agent has access to their clients’ homes and Realtors are also involved in transactions that may involve hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, so there is a lot of room for a dishonest individual to do significant harm. In today’s article, Southern Connecticut Coldwell Banker Realtor Judy Szablak and founder of Szablak Consulting will help new Realtors understand the code of ethics which are typically in place at the national level, at the state level and at the local office level. 

What Ethical Standards Apply to Real Estate Agents?

Real estate agents are subject to a number of ethical guidelines and standards, which are typically emphasized during the training and education process that every agent undergoes as they work toward earning their real estate license. Each state’s Realtor association has slightly different ethical guidelines and the same is true for individual real estate brokerages.

The National Association of Realtors also maintains a code of ethics that apply to all members. If a real estate agent is found to be in violation of the code of ethics, that individual could find himself or herself subject to dismissal from the real estate organization and/or brokerage firm. Additionally, a licensed Realtor could also potentially lose their license if the ethical violation is sufficiently serious. The following are some of the guidelines that apply to real estate professionals.

• Protect and promote the interests of the client. This applies to Realtors who are representing a buyer, seller, landlord/property owner, tenant, investor or another client. There are some cases where a single real estate agent may act as a buyer’s agent and as the seller’s agent and in many cases, these transactions go on without a hitch, but if the buyer and seller have conflicting interests, then it’s generally best to call in another real estate professional to represent one of the parties. 

• Avoid exaggerating, misrepresenting or concealing important facts in a real estate transaction. A real estate agent must remain honest and forthcoming throughout the transaction, even if the truth could deter a potential buyer. 

• Realtors cannot buy, acquire an interest in or present offers from themselves, or an immediate family member  in a transaction unless they communicate to the owner and his or her real estate agent the fact that they have an interest in the property in question.

• Real estate professionals cannot accept a commission, profit, rebate (on a purchase made on behalf of the client) or another financial benefit unless their client is aware of and consents to this financial benefit. Realtors also cannot accept compensation from more than one individual without disclosing this fact to their clients and others directly involved in the transaction.

• Realtors are prohibited from making “knowingly and recklessly” making misleading or false statements about other real estate professionals, real estate firms or other real estate companies or their business practices. This is intended to prevent an individual from harming another’s business by spreading rumors or otherwise smearing a competitor, colleague or other industry professional.

• Realtors cannot deny services on the basis of gender, skin color, race or ethnicity, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other trait. To do so is considered discrimination. Professionals also cannot advertise or promote a property if the owner expresses a preference to one particular demographic or wishes to exclude a particular demographic. 

• Refer a client to a legal professional if legal issues arise. Some more complex transactions can involve legal matters. Therefore, Realtors must be careful to avoid offering advice or services that could be construed as legal advice or legal services. 

Violations of these ethical guidelines can even result in civil lawsuits in some instances, particularly in cases involving discrimination. Realtors are also required to cooperate with the authorities and others if they are asked to provide information, evidence or cooperate in another manner.

Notably, though, the NAR Code of Ethics holds that Realtors “shall not be subject to disciplinary proceedings in more than one Board of Realtors or affiliated institute, society or council in which they hold membership with respect to alleged violations of the Code of Ethics relating to the same transaction or event.”

Some aspiring real estate agents may wonder if they can get a real estate license and become a Realtor if they have a criminal record. The reality is that each state is unique in terms of its licensing criteria and requirements. Some states deny licensing to anyone with a felony conviction, while others focus more on the actual nature of the conviction. Crimes of moral turpitude — that is, offenses that could suggest poor character — tend to be the most problematic. Crimes involving dishonesty such as theft, fraud and white collar criminal offenses tend to be the most problematic.

It’s also important to remember that even if you get a real estate license, you may still need to undergo background checks when you seek to join a real estate firm. So it’s generally best to research your options prior to investing the time and effort in getting licensed. 

Tips to Grow Your Career With Szablak Consulting Founder and Realtor Judy Szablak

Getting started in real estate and setting off down the path toward success can be a real challenge. But this is where you can benefit from working with a career consultant like Judy Szablak. She can provide new real estate agents with valuable insights and recommendations that give them a competitive edge in today’s real estate industry. A consultant will not only offer advice and recommendations, but she will also share her valuable knowledge and expertise on topics such as online marketing for Realtors and social media marketing to get leads, to sales motivation tips and other tips to sell more homes!

Aspiring top producing real estate agents may also with consider reading Realtor Judy Szablak’s related article with advice to help you enjoy a long lasting real estate career.

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level or are just starting working as a Realtor, turn to real estate professional and consultant Judy Szablak, founder and CEO of Szablak Consulting and Best Agents Online, LLC. With Judy’s guidance and expertise, you’ll take your career to incredible places, finding success that’s beyond what you believed to be possible!

If you’re a real estate agent who is ready to elevate your sales or if you’re a realty owner or manager who’s seeking a dynamic, expert coach to bring a new element of professionalism to your sales team and your brokerage firm, turn to Realtor Judy Szablak of Szablak Consulting. Call 855.438.5839 or complete the booking form.

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Tips for Novice Real Estate Agents

Tips for Novice Real Estate Agents

Getting started in a new career field can be a challenge and this is especially true for real estate agents, as it’s a career field that requires a lot of skill, dedication and motivation. So how do you maximize your chances of success as a new real estate agent? Well, that’s precisely what we’ll explore in today’s article from Southern Connecticut Coldwell Banker Realtor Judy Szablak and founder of Szablak Consulting.

Success Tips for Novice Real Estate Agents 

Real estate is a highly competitive field and it’s a career where nobody is going to hold your hand. What’s more, your financial rewards are a direct reflection of your skill and motivation level, which can be both a positive and a negative. 

If you’re a new real estate agent who’s hungry to succeed, consider these tips from an experienced real estate professional and consultant: 

• View real estate as a career, not a hobby. Many enter real estate on a part time basis due to the fact that there is no weekly paycheck. This makes it impossible for some to pursue a career in real estate without holding down another job at first. That said, it’s essential that you put in the time and effort that you would invest into a full-time gig. This will result in success that comes much faster than it would otherwise.

• Save money for times when sales are slim. A successful real estate career requires good money management skills because you’re not going to receive a steady weekly paycheck. Rather, you’ll receive larger lump sums. This can be a difficult change for many who are accustomed to a weekly wage. So put yourself on a weekly budget and set aside a fair portion of each commission check to build a savings account that will take you through the times when you don’t have a closing as expected. 

• Form a vast professional network. To succeed in real estate, you really do need to have a strong professional network. So make a concerted effort to attend networking events in person and join networking groups online. This can lead to many more opportunities than you may otherwise encounter. 

• Work with buyers and sellers. Many enter real estate with the idea that they will target only sellers or only buyers. And while this is a good idea further down the road, it’s best to work with both buyers and sellers when you’re starting out. This will allow you to refine both skill sets, while offering more opportunities to earn money. 

• Leverage technology to your benefit. Use technology to the maximum advantage. This is key for marketing in particular. From using social media and landing pages to promote property listings, to using drone technology to capture aerial videos, or capturing 3D virtual home tours and virtual home staging. You can also benefit from the many apps that can be used to track mileage, which is all tax deductible!

Tips to Grow Your Career With Szablak Consulting Founder and Realtor Judy Szablak

Getting started in real estate and setting off down the path toward success can be a real challenge. But this is where you can benefit from working with a career consultant like Judy Szablak. She can provide new real estate agents with valuable insights and recommendations that give them a competitive edge in today’s real estate industry. A consultant will not only offer advice and recommendations, but she will also share her valuable knowledge and expertise on topics such as online marketing for Realtors and social media marketing to get leads, to sales motivation tips and other tips to sell more homes!

Aspiring top producing real estate agents may also with consider reading Realtor Judy Szablak’s related article with advice to help you enjoy a long lasting real estate career.

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level or are just starting working as a Realtor, turn to real estate professional and consultant Judy Szablak, founder and CEO of Szablak Consulting and Best Agents Online, LLC. With Judy’s guidance and expertise, you’ll take your career to incredible places, finding success that’s beyond what you believed to be possible!

If you’re a real estate agent who is ready to elevate your sales or if you’re a realty owner or manager who’s seeking a dynamic, expert coach to bring a new element of professionalism to your sales team and your brokerage firm, turn to Realtor Judy Szablak of Szablak Consulting. Call 855.438.5839 or complete the booking form.

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How Do You Get a Real Estate Broker’s License?

How Do You Get a Real Estate Broker’s License?

At some point in your career, you may consider getting your broker’s license. So what is a real estate broker’s license and how does it benefit you and your career? Also, what’s involved with getting a broker’s license? Well, that’s precisely what we’ll explore in today’s article from Southern Connecticut Coldwell Banker Realtor Judy Szablak and founder of Szablak Consulting.

What is a Real Estate Broker? 

A real estate broker is a level above a real estate agent and a broker’s license allows you to start your own brokerage firm. You can opt to work alone or you may take on real estate agents to work under you, if you choose to move in this direction.

In addition to having all of the capabilities of a Realtor, brokers are also authorized to perform other tasks, such as establishing escrow accounts, handling earnest money deposits and beyond. 

How Do You Get a Broker’s License?

A broker’s license requires a fair amount of experience and education, as license-seeking real estate agents must take lots of classes in preparation to receive their license. The precise requirements for getting a broker’s license do vary a fair bit from state to state.

For example, in Virginia, a Realtor is required to complete a minimum of 60 hours of classes and they must pass both the state and national exams in order to gain a license. 

On the other hand, Virginia broker’s license candidates are required to complete an additional 180 hours of broker-related classes, in addition to passing state and national broker exams.

There are some fairly stringent requirements nationwide concerning who is eligible to get a broker’s license. In California, the requirements include:

  • The applicant must be at least 18 years of age;
  • The applicant must be a licensed real estate agent;
  • The applicant must have at least two years of experience working as a real estate agent. This two-years worth of experience only “counts” if it occurred sometime within the past five years. 
  • The applicant must disclose any criminal background. There are some cases where an individual’s criminal history may disqualify them from obtaining a real estate broker’s license. 
  • The applicant is required to complete at least eight college-level courses in real estate practice, real estate law, real estate finance, real estate appraisal and real estate economics or accounting. In addition to the five aforementioned course topics, which are all mandatory, applicants must complete an additional three college-level courses in the area of their choosing in order to arrive at the minimum of eight classes. Some of the class topics are escrow, business law, property management, real estate principles, real estate office administration, mortgage loan brokering and lending, advanced legal aspects of real estate, advanced real estate finance, advanced real estate appraisal, computer applications in real estate and common interest developments. 

Getting a real estate broker’s license involves a lot of hard work, but it’s an accomplishment that provides you with lots of new opportunities for growth in your real estate career. 

Tips to Grow Your Career With Szablak Consulting Founder and Realtor Judy Szablak

Getting started in real estate and setting off down the path toward success can be a real challenge. But this is where you can benefit from working with a career consultant like Judy Szablak. She can provide new real estate agents with valuable insights and recommendations that give them a competitive edge in today’s real estate industry. A consultant will not only offer advice and recommendations, but she will also share her valuable knowledge and expertise on topics such as online marketing for Realtors and social media marketing to get leads, to sales motivation tips and other tips to sell more homes!

Aspiring top producing real estate agents may also with consider reading Realtor Judy Szablak’s related article with advice to help you enjoy a long lasting real estate career.

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level or are just starting working as a Realtor, turn to real estate professional and consultant Judy Szablak, founder and CEO of Szablak Consulting and Best Agents Online, LLC. With Judy’s guidance and expertise, you’ll take your career to incredible places, finding success that’s beyond what you believed to be possible!

If you’re a real estate agent who is ready to elevate your sales or if you’re a realty owner or manager who’s seeking a dynamic, expert coach to bring a new element of professionalism to your sales team and your brokerage firm, turn to Realtor Judy Szablak of Szablak Consulting. Call 855.438.5839 or complete the booking form.

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