How to look up your production in the MLS

How to look up your production in the MLS

The end of the year means business planning for most real estate agents, and that usually includes analyzing their past year and planning for the upcoming year. One of the things that is necessary for an effective business plan is to know your numbers! In this post, I’ll explain how to look up your production and prior sales in the MLS. You can also very quickly analyze your past production for number of transactions and average price point. Here are the steps for flexMLS: Go to Quick Search Select the Status of Closed, then select “See All and Select Date Ranges…” Check the box next to Close of Escrow date and enter your date range (for example, to see all 2018 transactions, you would type […]

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Title Toolbox: New Real Estate Farming & Demographic Tool

TitleToolbox - Farming Tool for Real Estate

Title Toolbox is a new technology tool offered by Lawyers Title of Arizona for real estate agents and lenders! This tool allows you to search all parcels by a wide array of criteria: age of home, equity percentage, years owned, lot size, home size, and more! You can even find leads in this system by searching for divorces, probate, For Sale By Owner (FSBO) and other life events. The short video below provides a brief overview on how to use it. For more information, or to get set up on your own account (if you’re in Arizona), contact me!

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Zillow Announces “Instant Offers” for home sellers

Yesterday, Zillow launched a new feature allowing home sellers to accept offers from investors to purchase their property directly on Zillow. Okay, here are the details and what it means: Sellers can now accept offers from up to 15 private investors that Zillow is working with. It’s essentially an enhancement of the “Make Me Move” feature already on Zillow, except now Zillow handles the actual official offer process. This Instant Offer product is currently only available in Las Vegas and Orlando, but expect to see it start to spread to other markets as well. When a seller receives an Instant Offer, they have three choices: 1. Accept an offer and sell directly to an investor 2. Accept an offer and use […]

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Creating secure passwords that you can remember

It seems like every month we hear about a new website that’s been hacked. And the number of usernames and passwords that are being hacked, de-coded, and listed for sale on the internet is growing at an alarming rate. Tons of websites have been hacked, allowing your personal information to be sold. Website we use every day, like LinkedIn and Twitter, have been targets of these attacks. But what’s important to remember is, being hacked once makes you more vulnerable to being hacked again and again, especially if you use the same password on multiple websites. Using a different password on every.single.website. is one of the most important and easiest things you can do to help keep a hack or breach from ruining […]

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Tech 4 Productivity: To-Do Lists

Sticky notes are all over your desk. You’re on the phone with a client and you tell them, “yes, I’ll get that right over to you”. An e-mail pops up and reminds you of something else that needs to get done. You get off the phone, and suddenly start to wonder, “what was I supposed to do again?”… It happens to the best of us. Life gets crazy and we’re pulled in so many different directions, sometimes it’s hard to stay focused on (let alone remember) the task at hand. This is where technology can really help you manage your tasks easily, effectively, and without forgetting! Why You NEED To Write Everything Down: Why waste the brain power trying to […]

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