Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Future of Real Estate for Brokers

The future of real estate is in the cloud. It’s local and it’s mobile. It’s consumer friendly and convenient. It’s all about the customer experience. Sounds like a recipe for what eXp has been cooking up for quite some time. Now eXp Realty is providing a cloud based solution for broker owners to grow their business to the next level.

Real estate brokers and agents will need to take a serious look at this and decide the fate or success of their future?!

If you’re a broker owner of 20 agents, 200 agents, or 2000 agents thinking about how to take the next step in profitability of your brokerage, eXp is in the process of acquiring like-minded real estate broker owners who see the future of a totally cloud based workforce.

Combine a “Virtual Office and Agent” with the skill sets of a “Paperless and Mobile Agent” and you’re looking at the recipe and components for a very successful real estate agent of today and for the future.

4th of July Fireworks and Parades

Where’s The Fireworks and Parades?

Here’s a few great places to gather if you’re looking for Fireworks displays and parades.

Brad Andersohn Fireworks

“If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all, right? But something about those high-flying explosions keep us coming back year after year for more. This week, we’ve serving up your Independence Day hit list in the Bay Area, Katy Perry lyrics not included.”  Bookmark this and share with friends, family and neighbors. Enjoy and be safe!

Berkeley Marina (July 4, 12–11pm)
The all-day festivities start at 12pm, including kite-flying, pony rides, and live music leading up to the 9:35pm fireworks by the bay. Enjoy some pre-show Budweisers and BBQ on the patio at Zut! on 4th Street, and stroll from there.

Point Richmond (July 3, 6:30–10pm)
The Craneway Pavilion offers another waterfront scene at this pre-4th celebration, featuring a performance by the Oakland East Bay Symphony before the show. Get extra patriotic with a burger or Frito pie at Assemble, just next door.

USS Hornet Alameda (July 4, 11am–10pm)
With a clear view of the SF skyline, Hornet passengers can marvel at the pyrotechnic show on the other side of the bay. Doors open at 11am, so you can squeeze in some American history before party time. Make it an international affair by enjoying an exotic sunset meal at Abigail’s on the waterfront!

Concord (July 4, 10am–10pm)
A traditional hometown parade with all the old-fashioned flair: floats, marching bands, horses, and hot rods. Reveling starts in Todos Santos Plaza at 10am and sparks fly at 9:20pm. Fuel up at nearby E.J. Phair Brewing Co, where the grilled sausage trio justifies a couple rounds of the Ditzy Blonde.

Martinez (July 4, 9:30pm)
Spectators can stake their claim to a prime viewing spot at the Waterfront Park Marina before the 9:30pm show. Explore the classic American cocktail menu at Barrel Aged in downtown Martinez. It might just make a flag-waver out of you!

Benicia (July 3, 6:30pm) Torchlight Parade starts at 6:30PM and fireworks will begin around 9:00PM on the 4th of July.

Vallejo (July 4, 10:30am) The 160th Annual Parade held on July 4th starts at 10:30AM and Fireworks at the waterfront are scheduled for around 9:15PM.


Fourth of July Events for all California
Places to Celebrate 4th of July and Watch Fireworks


Top 15 Listing Lead Strategies

There are two types of real estate markets. The buyers market and the seller’s market.  These two markets are totally unpredictable and can switch and swap at any given time for any unknown reason. We always discover why after the fact, but if we knew in advance, that would take all the fun out of being in the real estate industry for the real estate pros.

In today’s real estate market, there is a lack of real estate for sale in many markets across the Country.  Making this a seller’s market in the sense that many homes that are for sale drive more traffic at open houses, get more attention on the sites where listed, and ultimately get multiple offers where the accepted offer is way over the original asking price.

One buyer wins, all the others lose and will have top continue their search for the American dream.  How do we resolve this challenge of not enough homes for sale? The answer? A survival guide for agents wanting to increase their seller’s listings and build more inventory in their local real estate markets.

Here’s the Top 15 Listing lead strategies and lead generation ideas.

Defining your real estate market:
buy·er’s market also buy·ers’ market (brz)
n.  A market condition characterized by low prices and a supply of commodities exceeding demand.

sell·er’s market also sell·ers’ market (slrz)
n. A market condition characterized by high prices and a supply of commodities falling short of demand.

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