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Home Partners of America Part 2 Advanced Training

Charlotte NC Real Estate Agents

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:15AM-1:30PM | To RSVP go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-partners-of-america-part-2-advanced-training-tickets-34904313742

LEARN THE BEST MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM HOME PARTNERS MOST SUCCESSFUL AGENTS NATIONWIDE!

Showcase Realty is offering a free lunch learning event with Home Partners of America.

Advanced Presentation: This course is based on the best marketing strategies of Home Partners most successful agents nationwide. Subjects include:

  • Utilizing Home Partners in listing presentations
  • Using listings to market Home Partners
  • Working with loan and relocation officers
  • Partnering with property management firms
  • Other proven strategies for generating strong leads

The event is scheduled for Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:15 AM to 1:30 PM at Showcase Realty’s office, located at 1430 S. Mint Street in Historic South End. Seating is limited.

To RSVP, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-partners-of-america-part-2-advanced-training-tickets-34904313742

Home Partners of America Part 2 Advanced Training

Charlotte NC Real Estate Agents

Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10AM-1PM | To RSVP go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-partners-of-america-part-2-advanced-training-tickets-34904313742

LEARN THE BEST MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM HOME PARTNERS MOST SUCCESSFUL AGENTS NATIONWIDE!

Showcase Realty is offering a free lunch learning event with Home Partners of America.

Advanced Presentation: This course is based on the best marketing strategies of Home Partners most successful agents nationwide. Subjects include:

  • Utilizing Home Partners in listing presentations
  • Using listings to market Home Partners
  • Working with loan and relocation officers
  • Partnering with property management firms
  • Other proven strategies for generating strong leads

The event is scheduled for Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Showcase Realty’s office, located at 1430 S. Mint Street in Historic South End. Seating is limited.

To RSVP, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-partners-of-america-part-2-advanced-training-tickets-34904313742

November 24, 2014

Most Recent Homebuyers Claim Technology Made Them Better Buyers

Most Recent Homebuyers Claim Technology Made Them Better Buyers

Based on a recent independent poll commissioned by Discover Home Loans, majority of the buyers claim that technology made them better at looking and buying a home.

The poll showed that 89 percent of homebuyers utilize a kind of online technology to help them in purchasing a home, 76 percent believe that technology made them better and smarter homebuyers, while 69 percent said it made them more confident.

Aside from this, almost half of the buyers or 47 percent claim that technology helped them save money in home buying, 92 percent claim technology helped them save time, while 90 percent claim that they had an overall positive experience because of technology.

Real estate listing tops the list for the top three online resources these homebuyers at 89 percent. This is followed by using online maps to explore neighborhoods at 72 percent and using email, applications or website to submit documents to lenders at 71 percent. Furthermore, out of all respondents who use online listings, 78 percent claim they spent some time at work looking for properties while 93 percent say technology has allowed them to do things remotely.

“Buyers are clearly looking to play a larger role in the home buying process and turning to the latest technologies to find the information they need,” Senior Manager of customer experience at Discover Home Loans TJ Freeborn said. “Technology is a great resource for buyers because it gives them access to online property listings, allows them to preview homes and find reviews on real estate agents and mortgage lenders. It’s truly changing the home buying process, and the result is a more confident, informed buyer.”

Eight three percent of the respondents also claimed working with real estate agents to buy their homes. Seventy-four percent said that it’s vital for their agents to be tech savvy as 82 percent of them said their agent was tech savvy. Out of all the respondents who worked with agents, 42 percent claim that they did most of the tasks to start finding their property. As for communicating with their agents, 98 percent utilized the phone calls.

The survey, participated by 1,003 recent homebuyers, was conducted from September 5 to 17, 2014 by the Versta Research, an independent survey research firm.

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October 31, 2014

“The Essential Guide to Charlotte Real Estate Insights From the Top Experts” Book Set For Release Early Next Year

FA Media Group is set to release “The Essential Guide to Charlotte Real Estate Insights From the Top Experts” early next year.

This newest book, featuring Charlotte’s top residential real estate agents, was made to provide tips and tricks on selling and buying properties in Charlotte.

“The Charlotte area has been one of the fastest growing communities in the country for many years” said Media and Branding Strategist and President of FA Media Group Bill Kopatich. “After doing thorough market research we concluded that there is a need for a comprehensive guide for buyers sellers and owners in Charlotte.”

Readers can expect the book to provide important information and guide on dealing with real estate transactions and ownership including finding a real estate agent to hire, getting an overview on real estate law, how to get a mortgage, facts on real estate mortgage, adding home value through model, among others.

Each chapter was written by a local real estate authority depending on the author’s area of expertise. Though the book was made for Charlotte, North Carolina only, it has already receive national media attention.

We cannot deny the fact that thousands of people are relocating to Charlotte every month and this book will surely help them, especially newcomers, to identify the best team and professionals to help them find the property suitable for them and their family. Furthermore, it also provides information and expert advice on selling properties and continuing homeownership.

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October 13, 2014

How Real Estate Agents Can Create New Inventory

How Real Estate Agents Can Create New Inventory

September 6, 2013
By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer

Editor’s Note: In the August 2013 issue of the Foreclosure News Report, in a story titled “Creating Inventory with Unlisted  Foreclosures”, we looked at how real estate agents nationwide are finding new and creative ways to get listings. Here is a short excerpt from that story..

Nancy Braun Showcase realty

Nancy Braun, broker and owner of Showcase Realty, LLC based in Charlotte, North Carolina

Banks nationwide — along with the federal government — are sitting on hundreds of thousands of unlisted  distressed properties at a time when housing inventory is at an all-time low. Roughly 80 percent of all real estate owned (REO) properties — some 515,000  homes nationwide — are not listed by banks on local multiple listing services, according to RealtyTrac. Another 803,000 homes are in the foreclosure process but have not yet been repossessed. Of those, some 167,000 are vacant — sometimes called “zombie”  foreclosures, where a bank starts the foreclosure process, but then cancels the  foreclosure sale.

The result: more than 1 million homes are waiting to be listed and sold, but most real estate agents and investors have no clue how to find them, how to list them, how to sell them —  or how to buy them.

But a growing number of real agents, brokers and investors are starting to target these must-sell unlisted foreclosures.

Nobody is benefiting more from  this boom in unlisted distressed properties than real estate broker Nancy Braun, owner of Showcase Realty in Charlotte, N.C., and one of the nation’s top selling REO brokers. Braun knows how to harvest unlisted foreclosures — in any market.

When she opened Showcase Realty in 2008, she had a single office and two employees. Then the real estate market collapsed. As a former restaurant owner and attorney, she knew she had to do something creative. When the REO pipeline started to dry  up in Charlotte, she switched gears and started  working the unlisted bank-owned market.

“There’s a lot of inventory out there, but it’s not on the MLS,” said Braun, a lawyer and a graduate of Cornell University, who has more than 30  employees and agents working in her two offices in Mecklenburg County, N.C. “Although we have a strong Internet presence, recently we started doing more  old fashion marketing, including door-knocking and snail mail post cards. We  also started reaching out to people who own lots of properties.”

Braun said she has integrated all aspects of the real estate transaction under one roof, bringing together title, mortgage, online marketing, professional  photography and other services to package everything together and offer clients  a one-stop shopping experience.

“Right now, REOs have slowed down, but we’re still seeing a lot of short sales,” added  Braun,who closed 426 transactions last year. “We’re a unique real estate company. Because of the way we are set up, it allows us to create the most traditional way to get inventory — even if  there’s no inventory on the MLS. We are employee-centric, meaning that each  staff member specializes in a different area. Everyone handles a different task.”

Source: http://www.realtytrac.com/content/news-and-opinion/how-real-estate-agents-can-create-new-inventory-7866