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Your online profile is the first impression potential clients and referral agents have of you. It should be complete, accurate and full of keywords.

One of the most compelling reasons to fill out your profile page is so that you can boost your online presence through SEO, search engine optimization. With a complete profile, you benefit from all of the internet juice that our domain generates. With a complete profile page, you will rank higher in Google searches.

Think of your profile page as your introduction to the world. While you can’t shake every person’s hand individually, your profile page can. It’s what potential customers will use to get to know you, to decide if they want to do business

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Now that much of the dust has settled and the panic has waned, let’s take a look at what impact Britain’s exit from the European Union may have on the U.S. housing market.

The most immediate impact of Brexit will be on mortgage interest rates. Interest rates have remained at historic lows for the last several years. Contrary to what many experts believed, rates have remained low throughout the first half of 2016.

Possible impact of Brexit on mortgage rates?

In a recent article, the Washington Post explained:

“Brexit has spawned the recent bout of volatility in global financial markets. That has anxious investors scurrying for safety -- and few assets are safer than U.S. Treasuries. High demand for government debt pulls down

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Join us this weekend as we sit down with the CEO of Keller Williams, Chris Heller, and talk about what it took to become the CEO of the world's biggest real estate franchise. Tune in this Saturday (July 2nd, 2016) at 11am on KHVH 830AM.

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Who Is Chris Heller?

At the age of 20-years-old, Chris the college student obtained his real estate license. Chris has earned many titles and passed many milestones, he earned many titles like Rookie of the Year and then grew into being the top-producing agent in San Diego and was titled the #1 Keller Williams associate in all of North America, Chris has secured the respect of all colleagues and clients for

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CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 92% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation, while 74% now actually have significant equity (defined as more than 20%)! The report also revealed that 268,000 households regained equity in the first quarter of 2016 and are no longer under water.

Price Appreciation = Good News for Homeowners

Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic’s Chief Economist, explains:

“In just the last four years, equity for homeowners with a mortgage has nearly doubled to $6.9 trillion. The rapid increase in home equity reflects the improvement in home prices, dwindling distressed borrowers and increased principal repayment.  

These are all positive factors that will provide support to both

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Did you know that in 2012 there were over 9.8 trillion text messages sent? That averages out to about 35 texts sent and received per person. Text message open rates are over 99%, and 90% of all text messages are read within three minutes of being received.

What does this mean for your real estate business?

The way your clients prefer to communicate could have a great impact on your relationship with them. As an agent, it’s your job to understand what level of communication they prefer, and lean towards those preferences to solidify your standing as an agent that listens to their client.

17% of buyers prefer to communicate via phone, 29% prefer text messaging.

While texting can seem second nature, agents need to be sure their texting

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A listing presentation can say a lot about an agent and their personality. Read below as we identify five types of agents and what their listing presentations might look like.

The “Dynasty Era” Agent (Old School). They’ve been in the industry for 30 years, know their listing process, and they’ve always scheduled a 2 ½ hour time block for an extensive listing presentation. Much of their presentation centers on them, their success, client testimonials, and a gratuitous pic of them with their dog or their luxury automobile.  They bring good marketing information, market stats, and still use the listing flip-book binder that they began with in 1984.  Much of the visuals are still stock-photos, or Microsoft clip-art from Windows

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What Other Realtors Won't Do To Sell Your Home

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Today we want to talk to you about what goes on behind the scenes to get your home sold. All in all, we do over 100 different things, but here’s a little list for you to get the gist.

  1. We do a title search. Most Realtors wait till you're in escrow.  If there are problems with your title we want to head those off now.
  2. We use a showing service. Potential buyers won’t have to wait for us to be done with our child’s soccer game to schedule a showing. Our service is open 7 days a
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There are many young people debating whether they should renew the lease on their apartment or sign a contract to purchase their first home.

Housing Cost & Net Worth

Whether you rent or buy, you have a monthly housing cost.

As a buyer, you are paying YOUR mortgage.

Every mortgage payment is a form of what Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies calls “forced savings.”

“Since many people have trouble saving and have to make a housing payment one way or the other, owning a home can overcome people’s tendency to defer savings to another day.”

The principal portion of your mortgage payment helps build your net worth through building the equity you have in your home.

As a renter, you are paying YOUR

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10/1/2015:  Norman Mizuno of ‪Aloha Botanicals Maui‬ will be joining us today on the Team Lally Radio Show‬ at 12noon on KAOI 1110AM to share how their business started and share information about the use and benefits of most of the ‪plants‬ and ‪‎flowers‬ that can be found in their ‪‎nursery‬. Don't forget to tune in!

Featured Listing: https://www.teamlally.com/…/201512844-2612-pololei-pl-haiku…/

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Some experts are advising that first time and move-up buyers wait until they save up 20% before they move forward with their decision to purchase a home. One of the main reasons they suggest waiting is that a buyer must purchase private mortgage insurance if they have less than the 20%. That increases the monthly payment the buyer will be responsible for.

In a recent article, Freddie Mac explained what this would mean for a $200,000 house:

Difference Between a 5% and 20% Down Payment | Keeping Current Matters

However, we must look at other aspects of the purchase to see if it truly makes sense to wait.

Are you actually saving money by waiting?

CoreLogic has recently projected that home values will increase by 4.3% over the next 12 months. Let’s compare the extra cost of PMI against the projected

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