Real Estate Agent – California Sunset Team http://californiasunsetteam.com/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 11:05:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://californiasunsetteam.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/californiasunsetteam-icon-120x120.jpg Real Estate Agent – California Sunset Team http://californiasunsetteam.com/ 32 32 The real estate agency software market is set to experience explosive growth: dotloop, Propertybase, Emphasys Software https://californiasunsetteam.com/the-real-estate-agency-software-market-is-set-to-experience-explosive-growth-dotloop-propertybase-emphasys-software/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 10:29:18 +0000 https://californiasunsetteam.com/the-real-estate-agency-software-market-is-set-to-experience-explosive-growth-dotloop-propertybase-emphasys-software/ Latest industrial growth study of the Global Real Estate Agency Software Market 2023-2029. A detailed study accumulated to offer the latest information on acute characteristics of the real estate agency software market. The report contains different market forecasts related to revenue size, production, CAGR, consumption, gross margin, price, and other important factors. While emphasizing the […]]]>

Latest industrial growth study of the Global Real Estate Agency Software Market 2023-2029. A detailed study accumulated to offer the latest information on acute characteristics of the real estate agency software market. The report contains different market forecasts related to revenue size, production, CAGR, consumption, gross margin, price, and other important factors. While emphasizing the major driving and restraining forces of this market, the report also offers a comprehensive study of the future market trends and developments. It also examines the role of major market players involved in the industry, including their company overview, financial summary, and SWOT analysis.

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– MEA (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa)

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Michell Estate Agents launches with UrbanX https://californiasunsetteam.com/michell-estate-agents-launches-with-urbanx/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 20:37:44 +0000 https://californiasunsetteam.com/michell-estate-agents-launches-with-urbanx/ Simone Michell, in partnership with UrbanXis thrilled to launch Michell Estate Agents, enabling her to create a space that embodies everything she believes in. Ms. Michell has built her reputation as a real estate agent within the Coffs Harbor community with one simple goal: to be authentic without fear. After three years in the real […]]]>

Simone Michell, in partnership with UrbanXis thrilled to launch Michell Estate Agents, enabling her to create a space that embodies everything she believes in.

Ms. Michell has built her reputation as a real estate agent within the Coffs Harbor community with one simple goal: to be authentic without fear.

After three years in the real estate industry, it became clear that partnering with UrbanX was a platform that aligned goals and values.

Ms. Michell explained that culture is important to her and has always been so.

“No matter what position I’ve held, I’ve always demanded kindness and kindness from every staff member,” she said.

“I wanted create a space for me, it embodied everything I believe in and being around thoughtful people, people with a growth mindset, kind people and putting the needs of others before their own.

“I will not tolerate ego if it comes without humility and humility.”

And it is in this conviction that she connected to the UrbanX team.

“This business model is exceptional and the team deserves six stars!

“Never in all my years have I had the honor of working alongside such accomplished and intelligent people. I couldn’t be happier with my choice.

Ms. Michell is an experienced agent with a passion for seaside real estate and a high level expertise in property development, market analysis, marketing and presentation.

His goal for Michell Estate Agents is to become the agency of choice for high-end investors looking for reliable support and skillful advocacy to meet the unique challenges of the luxury real estate market.

With a strong focus on growth, a passion for learning and a genuine, supportive communication style, Ms. Michell is well positioned as one of Coffs Harbour’s most sought after sales agents.

But what was the tipping point that led her to move into her new role?

As she says, she was tired of not belonging. Frustrated with being surrounded by people with completely different mindsets and wondering if she had what it takes to succeed in this industry, Ms. Michell felt like the odd one out.

Now, with UrbanX’s constant support behind her, she can finally focus on what she loves most.

When asked what this love is, she replies, “It’s an opportunity to change people’s perception of the real estate industry…”

“I like having the trust of my clients, allowing me to enter into their lives, into their families and into their homes.

“I love meeting buyers who have worked very hard to create an opportunity for themselves and I can be part of making that happen.”

Ms Michell was full of advice when asked what feedback she might have for other agents considering creating their own brand.

“One thing I can 100% promise you is that if I had known how insanely brilliant my UrbanX team was going to be, I would have made the move so long ago.

“Make a call, ask questions and just trust the team to support you. So? Wait for the ride!”.

As Michell Estate Agents takes the next step, UrbanX couldn’t be more excited to support Ms. Michell as she “striving for excellence, continues to grow and learn.” and continue to be authentic without fear”.

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No regrets! 7 things the best real estate agents wish they had done sooner https://californiasunsetteam.com/no-regrets-7-things-the-best-real-estate-agents-wish-they-had-done-sooner/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 09:42:46 +0000 https://californiasunsetteam.com/no-regrets-7-things-the-best-real-estate-agents-wish-they-had-done-sooner/ New markets require new approaches and new tactics. Experts and industry leaders will speak at Inman Connect New York in January to help you navigate the changing market and prepare for the next one. Meet the moment, and Join us. Register here. We learn either through the pain of trial and error or through the […]]]>

New markets require new approaches and new tactics. Experts and industry leaders will speak at Inman Connect New York in January to help you navigate the changing market and prepare for the next one. Meet the moment, and Join us. Register here.

We learn either through the pain of trial and error or through the experience of others. Based on my desire to learn from others, one of my favorite questions for the most productive agents is, “What would you have liked to have done sooner?”

After interacting with thousands of agents, here are the seven most common things the most productive agents tell me they wish they had done sooner.

1. Hired an assistant

If a real estate agent does not have an assistant, then they are the wizard. Each agent has areas of strength and areas of weakness. The bottom line in the businesses of many great producers is that they do what they do best and that they hire an assistant to help in areas where they are weak.

For their businesses to be optimized, they must do the maximum dollar-generating activities possible.

For every $100,000 of a person’s annual income, that works out to about $50 an hour. If you make $100,000 a year and do things like schedule showings, enter listings into MLS, or run direct mail campaigns, you’re doing $15-20 an hour jobs at instead of $50 an hour, like continue list of appointmentsview properties or make phone calls with your sphere of influence.

The best producers understand the value of their time. They make sure to take advantage of an assistant to help them with activities at a lower cost and so that they have the opportunity to scale their business. All the best agents I know wish they had hired an assistant sooner.

2. Become a better student of the game

There comes a point in every top agent’s career when they realize they don’t know what they don’t know. This is the beginning of enlightenment and becoming a student of this enterprise.

Like a new agent 28 years ago, I was in an office with four other agents. I watched how they did their job and modeled everything I did after them. My mother was the broker who owned the business and she encouraged my brother and I to attend a national real estate congress after selling for a year.

I remember attending breakout sessions and hearing agents talk about their business and how they close over 100 deals a year. My mind was blown. My limited view of what was possible had held me back, but after seeing others do more, I began to believe that it was possible for me to do it too.

My brother and I studied how these top agents ran their business, and four years later we closed over 100 deals. My only regret was not attending the convention and getting to know more about how others were doing earlier.

If you really want to grow your business, become a student of what other successful agents are doing, and model your business on theirs. It’s a path the best agents wish they had taken sooner.

3. Cultivated a geographical area

Most agents start their careers focusing on helping buyers. But almost all of the best agents come to a point in their career when they realize that the agents who work primarily with buyers are real estate sellers. Meanwhile, agents who primarily work with ads are running a real estate business. This leads to a shift in focus of buyer activity towards Advertisement.

This shift in focus leads to the most fundamental listing strategy in real estate – geographic farming. The process of adding consistent value to a specific neighborhood allows agents to be seen as the expert in this field and leads to consistent enrollment opportunities.

The best producers understand the cumulative effect of constantly adding value to a geographic farmand their only regret in farming is that they wish they had started earlier.

4. Going all-in on video

Video has become an essential marketing tool for top real estate agents. But there is a process with video. If you engage in video, over time your videos will improve. You will see which videos your ideal client answers, and you’ll produce more of those videos. The main senior agents realize that the sooner they would have started, the sooner they would have gotten their groove on with the video.

If you’re still wondering if video will help your business, here’s some statistics to consider:

  • 73 percent of owners say they are more likely to sign up with an agent who uses video
  • 403 percent more requests are driven by listings with videos
  • Videos on social networks generate 1,200 percent more shares compared to images and text combined
  • Marketers who use video increase their revenue 49 percent faster than non-video users

Using video helps agents grow their business as quickly as possible. All of the most productive agents who get into video wishing they had done it sooner.

5. Optimized their database via a CRM

Show me your database, and I’m sure I can tell you where your business will be in one to five years. The best agents come to a point in their career where information about the clients they are currently working with, or former customers, becomes too difficult to remember. That’s when they realize the value of an organized database.

The ability to organize customer information, set up automated tracking programs, and segment the database into different groups that can be communicated to in a way that suits them are just some of the reasons why the best agents value their CRM. They understand that the ability to grow their business depends on their ability to communicate and add value at scale.

These capabilities are the reason why the best agents would have liked to optimize their databases via a RCMP earlier.

6. Join a mastermind or hire a coach

You can’t build your dream business without input from other people. Landmark, even the Lone Ranger needed Tonto. All senior agents realize that to get a full perspective of their business and what’s possible, they need guidance.

Just as the best athletes have coaches, so do the best agents. The best of the best always want other people around them who are striving to grow their business and themselves. It’s here that brains can also lead to business growth and a broader perspective of what is possible.

There are different styles of coaching for different people, but every agent who finds the perfect fit for themselves regrets not having found the right one. good coaches or brains earlier.

7. Build relationships with other agents

There comes a point in the career of most top agents when they realize that other agents in their local market are their competitors and are also their allies. They realize that relationships with other top agents in their market are what help them close deals when inventory is low, as was the case during the pandemic. They understand that collaboration helps sellers sell and buyers buy.

They also realize build relationships with agents in other markets leads to references and sharing ideas. Whether those relationships are built through meetings at conferences, targeted mailings to agents in feeder markets, or office visits in other markets, agent referrals in other markets prove that we really are better when we work. together.

The best of the best in real estate wish they had built deeper relationships with other agents sooner.

These are the seven things I’ve heard most often that veteran agents wish they had done sooner. Will you act now or will you look to the future with regret?

Jimmy Burgess is the Director of Growth for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida in Northwest Florida. Connect with him on Facebook Where instagram.

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Homeowners can check a property’s flood, heat and wildfire risk for free with this powerful app https://californiasunsetteam.com/homeowners-can-check-a-propertys-flood-heat-and-wildfire-risk-for-free-with-this-powerful-app/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://californiasunsetteam.com/homeowners-can-check-a-propertys-flood-heat-and-wildfire-risk-for-free-with-this-powerful-app/ By Rachel Koning Beals First Street Foundation opens its Risk Factor Pro tool for wider use – data and maps typically reserved for large investors and property developers What if, before you put down thousands of dollars for a down payment or signed a 30-year mortgage in today’s uncertain real estate market, you had a […]]]>

By Rachel Koning Beals

First Street Foundation opens its Risk Factor Pro tool for wider use – data and maps typically reserved for large investors and property developers

What if, before you put down thousands of dollars for a down payment or signed a 30-year mortgage in today’s uncertain real estate market, you had a clearer idea of ​​the risks of flooding, extreme heat or wildfire that could threaten your dream home or drive up insurance premiums to an uncomfortable level?

What if the property snapshot not only digitally drew and explained future floods, wildfires or heat that could damage the home, but also offered cost estimates to repair or replace your home, before you even buy it? ?

Read: ‘Only time will tell if September was the worst:’ Zillow reports sharp decline in home values ​​in these cities amid bleak outlook for U.S. real estate market

First Street Foundation, a mostly grant-funded research nonprofit whose maps and detailed interactive data, tracks the impacts of climate change on homes or development land. The group uses climate-adjusted data to understand the 30-year risk profile of more than 140 million homes and properties in the United States.

First Street’s tool was already growing on sites like Realtor.com, Redfin (RDFN) and other SEO services. Now, First Street is bringing its most robust online tool and app to a wider audience – and for free.

The information available through its Risk Factor Pro, as the unlocked tool is known, includes damage cost estimates and improved analysis of how floods, extreme heat and wildfires affect a building. It uses visual graphs and interactive maps to paint a useful picture and allows users to customize building characteristics – how far from the property a natural fuel like wood is or what roofing material is used, for example.

Additionally, the risk factor allows users to broaden the view to help future owners better summarize the future health and reliability of recreational features, transportation infrastructure, and other amenities that face the same uncertain future caused by climate change.

The Pro feature was previously reserved for large institutional investors or mortgage banks and aggregates data that can cost tens of thousands of dollars to access. Instead, the findings of data scientists using climate modeling will be clickable for anyone interested in a valuation of their own property or one they are considering buying, the organization announced this week.

“First Street democratizes this data for everyone and helps level the playing field between large mortgage institutions and the average American homeowner,” said Matthew Eby, Founder and CEO of First Street Foundation.

The risk factors, which can be searched by property, zip code or state, are intended to help homeowners, realtors and, potentially, insurers better understand the impact of climate change on home values ​​and the cost of ownership.

Flood insurance, for example, has traditionally been covered by a federal program, and research finds that most homeowners are underinsured in the event of a flood, even after FEMA updated its maps and more and more private carriers are getting into flood insurance.

Researchers at North Carolina State University said federal flood maps underestimate flood risk in Florida and other states. This may cause many homeowners to skip buying flood insurance – a decision many may regret as they attempt to clean up water-damaged homes after the latest devastating storm to hit the Gulf Coast. , Hurricane Ian.

Whether it’s heat, fires, floods, shoreline erosion or air quality, climate change considerations are slowly being factored into purchasing decision making. of a house, a change that is not lost on the real estate sector.

Compass, the largest residential real estate brokerage in the United States, said over the summer it would begin integrating climate risk analysis into the home buying and selling process for agents and customers.

Buyers and sellers, and especially their real estate professional, should all consider whether the price of a home reflects immediate risks, such as flooding, but also the likelihood of property damage, energy costs or limited ability to enjoy the outdoors. could emerge in the years to come. And given these growing risks, homeowners need to determine if the home is properly insured, including accurately reflecting the replacement value.

“For buyers who are preparing to invest what amounts to their savings in the purchase of a home, understanding the true flood risk of that particular home is much more sophisticated today than checking flood maps. from FEMA or ask a lender if flood insurance will be needed,” David said. Worters, Broker/Chief Agent and Founder at Compass in Raleigh, NC.

“Buyers today understand that hyper-local factors such as impervious surfaces, elevations, street slopes and so many other factors need to be considered,” he said.

On the same subject: A retirement sheltered from climate change? Ask the tough questions about real estate and property insurance

First Street rolled out floods first, then wildfires, data and more recently extreme heat hazards, which can be a learning curve for homeowners who might not consider themselves vulnerable to the weather. long-term impact of heat on property and the livability of the area where this property exists.

It is important to note that even areas that have only experienced a few hot days each year will see changes.

First Street mapping shows that in the United States, on average, the local seven hottest days are expected to become the hottest 18 days by 2053. By that year, 1,023 U.S. counties are expected to surpass 125 degrees Celsius, an area that is home to 107.6 million Americans. and covers a quarter of the land area of ​​the United States.

Read more: A quarter of the United States will fall inside an extreme heat belt. Here are the states in the red zone

-Rachel Koning Beals

 

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How much does it cost to buy a real estate franchise to enter the SA real estate market https://californiasunsetteam.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-buy-a-real-estate-franchise-to-enter-the-sa-real-estate-market/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 14:31:46 +0000 https://californiasunsetteam.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-buy-a-real-estate-franchise-to-enter-the-sa-real-estate-market/ Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash. Almost all major real estate agencies in South Africa operate under franchise models. This means you can purchase a branded, turnkey real estate business and benefit from ongoing marketing and head office support. But several companies compete fiercely in this industry, and most won’t disclose their total financial commitments […]]]>

Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash.

  • Almost all major real estate agencies in South Africa operate under franchise models.
  • This means you can purchase a branded, turnkey real estate business and benefit from ongoing marketing and head office support.
  • But several companies compete fiercely in this industry, and most won’t disclose their total financial commitments until you’ve declared an interest and signed an NDA.
  • Here are some real estate franchises that disclose fees, which range between R500,000 and R1.2 million.
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Covid-19 threw some curveballs at the South African property market but bounced back to experience unprecedented activity levels in 2022.

It is possible to exploit this as a real estate agent by earning commissions on sales. But if you have deep pockets and an entrepreneurial spirit, it’s also possible to purchase a turnkey real estate franchise from several top brands.

Most of the known real estate agencies like RE/MAX, Rawson, Pam Golding, Jawitz and Just Property operate as franchises in South Africa. They sell the rights to specific regions to franchisees and offer different levels of support. And at the heart of a franchise’s appeal is an established, recognizable brand backed by good websites and advanced SEO services.

These estate agent franchises in South Africa will likely cost more than starting your independent venture from scratch, but it does limit some risk and guide you through the process.

How much help you will receive as a franchisee and how much you will have to pay depends on the company you are buying from. It’s also essential to research the business – and accurately determine the size of your business footprint.

Although most estate agencies in South Africa operate on a franchise model, many hide the financial commitments behind the NDA and other restrictions. Others, like the ones below, are happy to share a few details about their franchise models and cost structures.

Here is how much it costs to buy a real estate agent franchise in South Africa:

Properties of Jawitz

Jawitz Properties has over 50 years of experience in the real estate industry. They offer training, real estate sales technology and social media support, business development support and a referral system. They seek franchisees with interpersonal skills and a passion for the real estate industry and sell franchises throughout South Africa and several neighboring countries.

Jawitz Properties Costs: Jawitz charges an upfront fee of between R30,000 and R200,000, depending on the size and location of the franchisee’s area. They require working capital of between R600,000 and R1 million and expect total development costs to be around R1.2 million. They also charge a running fee of 8% of revenue, which they split between advertising, marketing, and management.

Fair ownership group

Just Property Group has been present in South Africa for over 20 years. During this period, they have built an extensive network of 122 franchises and 88 physical branches across the country. A head office team of 21 supports franchisees in finance, marketing, learning and development, as well as various operational and technology functions.

Just Property Group costs: Just Property charges an establishment cost of R250,000 and estimates the total investment amount at R500,000. They also require franchisees to have R500,000 in working capital and charge 8% monthly turnover for advertising, marketing and management.

PropertyGuys.com

PropertyGuys.com claims to have developed a “distinctive, unique and robust business format” that provides homeowners with tools to sell their own home and pay a fixed rate rather than a percentage of their property’s value. They sell franchises which allow franchisees to list properties in specific areas and help with most aspects of set-up and ongoing operations.

PropertyGuys.com costs: Franchisees must pay an initial fee of R250,000 and an establishment cost of R100,000-150,000. They also recommend a working capital of R150,000 and expect the total investment not to exceed R650,000. They charge an ongoing fee of around R206,000 per year, which includes an advertising contribution and royalties of 7% of gross revenue.

RE/MAX

RE/MAX is a US-founded company that has grown to become a global leader in the real estate industry. They currently have 130,000 agents based in 110 countries, of which South Africa is one. The local branch opened here in 1994 and has over 2,500 agents working from 160 offices.

RE/MAX costs: RE/MAX does not publicly disclose full costs, but indicates that they are available upon request and depending on the licensed area. They charge 1.5% of turnover as a management fee and a national marketing fee of R660 per person, among others.

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Who Killed Canadian Realtor Lindsay Buziak? https://californiasunsetteam.com/who-killed-canadian-realtor-lindsay-buziak/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 00:00:09 +0000 https://californiasunsetteam.com/who-killed-canadian-realtor-lindsay-buziak/ Booming real estate agent Lindsay Buziak appeared to be on the verge of a lucrative sale when the Canadian agreed to meet a mystery couple on the evening of February 2, 2008 to show them a house worth almost a million dollars in an upscale suburb of Victoria known as Saanich. The couple — who […]]]>

Booming real estate agent Lindsay Buziak appeared to be on the verge of a lucrative sale when the Canadian agreed to meet a mystery couple on the evening of February 2, 2008 to show them a house worth almost a million dollars in an upscale suburb of Victoria known as Saanich.

The couple — who Lindsay had simply called “The Mexicans” on their Blackberry — had called Lindsay a few days earlier to say they hoped to buy a house near this move-in-ready town, according to “Dateline: Secrets Uncovered,” diffusion Wednesdays at 8/7c on Oxygen.

Notes scribbled in her diary reveal that the couple wanted a house with at least three beds and three bathrooms and a separate space for a housekeeper. There was something else too: they hoped to buy the property in just two days.

But there would be no million dollar sale. Instead, the bubbly 24-year-old was found stabbed dozens of times in the upstairs bedroom of a vacant $964,000 home, where she had agreed to meet the couple to begin their house search.

In the nearly 15 years since, this brutal crime remains unsolved, despite the relentless efforts of Lindsay’s grieving father, Jeff Buziak.

“I’m not going to let her down,” Jeff told “Dateline” correspondent Josh Mankiewicz. “The only way for me to stop finding out who killed her is to die myself and I’ll die trying, I guarantee that.”

Again this year, Jeff Buziak has hired a private research and investigation company to try to piece together the shocking murder, according to the Terrance Standard.

Jeff described Lindsay to “Dateline: Secrets Uncovered” as a “spectacular young woman” who could “befriend anyone”.

“You would like to be part of his life. You would like to be his friend. How could you think you would want him dead? He asked.

Many of the few clues to the last day of her life come from Lindsay’s boyfriend at the time, Jason Zailo.

Zailo, a mortgage broker with a real estate license, told police that on Saturday, February 2, 2008, he and Lindsay went to lunch at a local restaurant before going their separate ways.

As she drove to the Saanich home to meet interested buyers, he dropped off paperwork at a local auto detailing store before meeting her at the house.

Zailo is captured in surveillance footage getting into his SUV with a friend around 5:30 p.m. to drive to the property. At the same time, witnesses reported seeing Lindsay outside the house apparently meeting the couple who contacted her.

The witnesses were quite firm in that it appeared to be a meeting, a handshake, so we are quite confident that the people who showed up were not known to Lindsay. Saanich Police Detective Sgt. Chris Horley said.

At 5:38 p.m., Zailo texted his girlfriend to tell her he was “only a few minutes away,” but she never opened the message. Three minutes later, Horsley said his Blackberry had made an outgoing call. Authorities believe it was a “pocket dial” created while Lindsay was being killed as her Blackberry was later discovered in her pocket.

Zailo drove to the property around 5:45 p.m., but opted to wait in the car after seeing what looked like “a few people in the main entrance” to the house. Believing his girlfriend might be talking with his new clients, he waited nearby but grew concerned when she never returned his text messages.

“When I texted him, ‘Are you okay?’ and I didn’t get a text message, that’s what really worried me,” he said.

His worries only grew when he approached the front door and realized it was locked. Zailo called 911 at 6:05 p.m. to report he couldn’t reach his girlfriend, then hoisted his friend over the fence into the backyard of the house. The friend entered through another door and let Zailo go upstairs.

He discovered Lindsay’s bloody body upstairs in the house.

“She was just lying on her back, you know, not moving,” Jason recalled. “Nothing. So, I went straight to her. Try to do CPR on her. I felt her skin. It was – she was already dead.

Then-Inspector Rob McColl, who led the investigation, said the murder had “shocked” the quiet community, which typically has just one homicide a year.

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Investigators believe the mysterious couple who had arranged to meet Lindsay at home may be responsible for her death and may even have been hit men, but tracking them down hasn’t been easy.

Witnesses in the neighborhood described the potential buyer as a white woman between 35 and 40 with short blonde hair and a distinctive black and white dress with red or pink on it. The man was described as a well-dressed Caucasian male, approximately 6ft 0in with dark hair, possibly brown.

Lindsay told her father, Jeff, that the couple spoke English with an accent, but there was something unusual about it, describing it as “a little Spanish but not really”. That’s probably why Lindsay called the couple “The Mexicans.”

Police were able to determine that the couple had called Lindsay using a cell phone purchased at a convenience store in Vancouver between three and six weeks before the murder. But the phone, which had been registered under a false name, had only been activated less than 48 hours before the attack.

Investigators also found no signs of theft or sexual assault, suggesting the 24-year-old had been targeted by someone.

There were also few forensic clues left since the vacant house had been cleared just before the screening.

With little to do, investigators turned to the men in Lindsay’s life.

Jeff told “Dateline: Secrets Uncovered” that Lindsay thought about breaking up with Zailo and confessed during a tearful visit to his home about six weeks before her death that she made “a mistake.”

But Zailo insisted they had been happy and maintained he had nothing to do with his girlfriend’s death.

“I love Lindsay. I think of her every day. I want this matter resolved as quickly as possible,” he said. “I had nothing to do with it.”

Police publicly cleared Zailo about a year after his death after finding nothing to link him to the crime.

Investigators also looked into her ex-boyfriend Matt MacDuff, whom she dated from 2001 to 2006. Friends described him as her “Mr. Big” in a tribute to Carrie Bradshaw’s fictional relationship in the “Sex in the City” series.

MacDuff told ‘Dateline: Secrets Uncovered’ he had nothing to do with the murder and authorities said the couple had not spoken in months at the time of his death. Police also found there was no evidence to link him to the crime.

With that avenue exhausted, police also considered other theories, including the idea that Lindsay had accidentally seen or heard something that was life-threatening. While investigators don’t believe Lindsay was involved in anything illegal, they said “there was an element of people she was associated with who were involved in the crime.”

However, to date, the police investigation has found no concrete evidence to support this theory.

More than a decade later, his killer has never been identified and the case remains unsolved.

Earlier this year, Jeff told the victoria buzz that he had spent thousands of dollars “pursuing justice” for his daughter, including a $500,000 reward he had once promised for information about the case.

“Solving this case means bringing justice to Lindsay, to everyone who loved her and to abused women everywhere,” he said.

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Opinion: Agents and developers can be a powerful pair https://californiasunsetteam.com/opinion-agents-and-developers-can-be-a-powerful-pair/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 14:01:20 +0000 https://californiasunsetteam.com/opinion-agents-and-developers-can-be-a-powerful-pair/ The last three years have taught us a lot about the unpredictability and impressionability of the market. They also shed light on the essential attributes that today’s real estate agents and developers need to survive and succeed. While most understand the potential for profitability and capital growth that arises when the right agent works with […]]]>

The last three years have taught us a lot about the unpredictability and impressionability of the market. They also shed light on the essential attributes that today’s real estate agents and developers need to survive and succeed.

While most understand the potential for profitability and capital growth that arises when the right agent works with the right developer, we don’t often discuss the commonalities that exist between them from a technical and soft skills perspective. They have more in common than you might imagine.

For example, both should work with a understanding of the market, its history, the current compositions and its potential. Both worlds also require an instinct that cannot necessarily be taught, an instinct that positions them as a subject matter expert who is willing to take calculated risks while simultaneously putting clients’ interests first.

Do it well and you will be considered a superhero. Get it wrong and you could quickly become public enemy number one. Few people have the stomach for it and those who do understand that it’s not always for the faint of heart.

Real estate cooperation

I met for the first time Kurt PotterBroker at The right choice RE/MAX at a UConn football game. After a few games and a shared enthusiasm for the local team, we quickly recognized an opportunity for collaboration, which could expand networks, benefit customers and generate significant economic benefits for the community.

Our relationship is rooted in a shared passion for helping clients cultivate new chapters, but it’s grown because we both operate with the intensity and instinct to take the bets, go big even when it’s tough. Others advise against it, and most often rely on our own expertise.

These common denominators have resulted in several projects between us, the most recent being The Offices at Addison Square, a condominium office complex.

Our teams embarked on this adventure at the start of the pandemic. Spectators have warned us that now is not the optimal time to develop and promote a new desktop environment. Despite the obstacles, the project moved forward. Today, units are selling strongly, second construction is underway and it looks like our appetite for calculated risk taking and optimism has paid off.

While our background was undeniably unique given the market variables at the time, we attribute our success to characteristics and skills that we both deemed essential to our careers, our investments, and ultimately our success.

Market expertise is essential

It is not enough to simply understand the transactional aspects of development or real estate. You need to immerse yourself in the places you serve and gain an understanding of things like:

  • Geography
  • Economy
  • Story
  • Zoning
  • Potential

While projections are never 100% accurate, demonstrating to clients that you understand the factors that could impact their investment creates peace of mind and confidence that will likely drive future business. It also allows the team to make informed decisions, building their own books of business in places that are likely to have yield potential.

Taste for building relationships

My business mantra has always been, “The most important thing we build is relationships. This is evident in by TruNORTH strategy and our approach. By demonstrating a passion for understanding clients, their needs and ambitions, we have created credibility and a competitive advantage over our peers who often treat each client as a project.

People don’t want to be treated as a transaction. They see through a cookie-cutter approach and often refuse to do business with professionals who prioritize profits over people. It’s not enough to love what you do, you have to have a passion for the people who entrust their business to you. Our business is extremely personal in nature, you must pursue it that way.

Our constant communication, taking the time to sit down and discuss benchmarks, and treating every effort as a collaboration are tactics that have enriched our networks and kept customers coming back.

Knowledge of trends and preferences

Addison Square Offices is a project that lent itself well to the opportunity to pay homage to the area’s rich agricultural history while leveraging here-and-now design preferences. A modern farmhouse aesthetic created a perfect intersection between past and present.

The team understood that some elements would continue to prove timeless but some decisions had to be based on qualitative data, real estate trends and anecdotes from design experts.

Sitting down with Kurt, he pointed out, “It’s easy to be blinded by your own preferences or what you’ve seen from people in the field. You must maintain a holistic perspective. Talk to designers in your network. Keep an eye on trends. Stop as you pass the shop windows. You may not always understand what’s newer and better, but it’s important to keep your pulse on the pulse when talking about longevity potential and resale value.

I agree. You have to build on your own perspective. It’s so easy to get lost in your own silo, but sitting down with people who understand other components, have expertise you might not have, and are willing to share it with you, those moments and those relationships are gold.

Flair for traditional and “outside the box” marketing

When the world went virtual, more traditional professionals in the industry had to adopt tools such as Zoom and Google Ads. Most even found themselves using terms such as “Reels” and asking questions such as “what is a ICT TacNevertheless, those who have leaned in and embraced these uncharted territories have persevered.

As the TruNORTH team began embracing social media and video long before Covid-19 turned the world upside down, I believe new-age marketing tactics are driving relevance and visibility. In fact, since embarking on the digital journey, the company has seen a 48% increase in subscribers across Facebook, instagramand LinkedIna 783% increase in engagement and a noticeable increase in sales.

We marked ourselves with authentic storytelling. We let our personalities shine through because people want to know who they’re going to work with. We’ve used tools like Instagram to provide insider insights into the properties we work on and platforms like LinkedIn to position ourselves as thought leaders.

Kurt agrees and even though he is a firm believer in “fundamentals”, he recognizes the value of stepping out of his comfort zone.

“I wasn’t necessarily jumping on blogging or capturing property video footage, but I knew I had to jump on the bandwagon or be left behind. I’m not saying leave traditional approaches in the rearview mirror, but I’m saying that if you’re not optimizing those lead generation tools, maximizing Zillow membership, or personifying your brand, today’s customers will leave you for those who do all of the above efficiently and consistently.

It’s no secret that marketing has taken on a whole new form. While it doesn’t always feel natural to deliver that first-person account or upload that story, pushing yourself to embrace these tools will undoubtedly help you break through the noise, effectively target audiences, and strike that personal chord. that many are looking for before. sign on the dotted line.

When you collaborate with partners like Kurt, one thing becomes certain, none of the above carries weight unless you are committed to pursuing it. It doesn’t matter how many years you’ve been with the company, how many tough deals you’ve worked on, or how big the deals are – if you don’t have the guts, it doesn’t matter.

This is a company that is notorious for its lack of predictability. It doesn’t always play nice, and you can’t just “turn it off” at the end of any given day. You must pay your dues. You have to take the hits and get up. You cannot rely on your reputation or industry knowledge alone. You have to live, eat, sleep and breathe that stuff. You must like it.

Kurt always says that “a relationship between a realtor/developer can hold so much potential for both parties. It can be incredibly lucrative to learn about properties long before they are listed. It can also benefit a developer to work with someone who has a network that will prove relevant to their results.

None of us intend to slow down anytime soon. If we offer any advice to aspiring agents, brokers, developers, entrepreneurs, etc., it would be to go into every engagement with a sense of security. This aforementioned instinct, it is only as powerful in your self-confidence. If you do the work, take the time, and greet each day with curiosity and intention, you will get what you put in, even in uncertain times.

Jeff Sawyer is co-owner of TruNORTH Construction in South Windsor, Connecticut.

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8 Buckets of Business Every Realtor Must Have https://californiasunsetteam.com/8-buckets-of-business-every-realtor-must-have/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 15:11:15 +0000 https://californiasunsetteam.com/8-buckets-of-business-every-realtor-must-have/ The old adage is true – putting all your eggs in one basket is just begging them to break! Having worked in property sales for nearly two decades, one thing I know for sure is that depending on just one source of business or marketing strategy is the kiss of death for real estate brokers […]]]>

The old adage is true – putting all your eggs in one basket is just begging them to break!

Having worked in property sales for nearly two decades, one thing I know for sure is that depending on just one source of business or marketing strategy is the kiss of death for real estate brokers and agents.

I’ve seen this game so many times.

The day craigslist removed the ability to create live links in posts without warning, entire brokerages that were built around Craigslist ads were absolutely crushed and lost the majority of their business in moments.

When Google began punishing websites for excessive reciprocal linking, businesses that relied on this tactic went from top google rankings to page 100+ regardless of how much ad spend they spent, which cut old pipes fire leads to a few random drops.

And, of course, when Covid-19 restrictions brought all real-life activity to a halt, agents who relied solely on open houses and happy hours to fill their pipeline found themselves unable to work.

This is why a marketing mix is ​​so important. If you spread your time, money and effort over several heaps of stuff, you increase the chance of filling some of them at any time, even if one or more of them runs dry for reasons beyond your control.

Here are some buckets of business

Friends + family (sphere): If you’re an experienced realtor, you’ll probably agree that this is one of the biggest and most important buckets. If you’ve been in the business for at least two years and are crunching your numbers, you’ll likely find that at least 75% of your sales come from people who already know, like, and trust you.

Sphere references: Hope people in your sphere not only do they trust you with their own real estate questions and needs, but they also refer people in your direction. These “friends of friends” should quickly become part of your sphere and spill over into that friends + family bucket if you do a great job of adding them to your maturing systems after their trade.

Cultivate: Farming is as old as real estate itself, and it’s usually done by focusing on a geographic area with both traditional and tech-driven lead generation tools. Depending on where you want to focus, you can use a combination of postcard campaigns, online ads, and interaction on neighborhood platforms such as The next door and Facebook groups, sponsorship of hyper-local and pop-bys events, plus big data predictors that can help you focus on the people most likely to move.

Open doors : Yes, doors open. If you’ve heard consultants or industry professionals say that open houses are no longer relevant or effective, I bet they’re no longer close to the people who actually sell real estate. Open houses may have had an enforced hiatus during the Covid-19 lockdowns, but in most areas they’ve come back in full force, and now that homes are sitting on the market a little longer, they’re l one of the best ways to meet new potential buyers and sellers.

Ground time: This looks different depending on a brokerage’s business model, but can be a great way to meet new people, especially if your office is a storefront in a pedestrian zone. Open the door and prepare a bowl of water for thirsty dogs. Don’t forget to share your business card and fun and informative accessories. Have fun with it!

On line: There’s definitely room for a bucket of online leads in most agents’ marketing mix, but move slowly and spend wisely. If your brokerage provides IDX leads in exchange for a fence share (or better yet, in your spare time), it’s a great way to try them out. If you find you’re good at and enjoy working to connect and convert leads into customers, and have strong flow systems + development to play the long game, go ahead and fill that online bucket.

Networking: Whether a formal BNI (International Business Networking) group that meets weekly, a book club with your friends, participation on a nonprofit board or local school or chamber of commerce committee, the networking bucket is filled with connections of mutual support who grow with a common cause. Be careful though to have the right intentions, nobody likes a helping hand that only focuses on selling their own services.

Agent references: This is one of the buckets that many real estate professionals miss, but professional references should be a solid and consistent part of your business. By attending industry conferences, volunteering with your association of real estate agents, getting involved in national and international Facebook groups for real estate agents and more, you can develop relationships and create your own referral network without paying the expensive relocation company and affiliate network fees.

Once you’ve established all those business buckets, the magic is in the balance. If you’re not already doing so, now is a great time to start tracking your ROI on each of your business sources. Review all your transactions and note where they came from – these are the buckets where you will want to invest the most time, money and effort, while also working to fill the others to maintain that awesome marketing mix that will support your future production, no matter how hard the world or the market tries to tip those buckets!

Stacie Staub is co-founder and CEO of West + Main Homes.

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West Sonoma County Realtor Nominated for Latino Business Leadership Awards https://californiasunsetteam.com/west-sonoma-county-realtor-nominated-for-latino-business-leadership-awards/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 00:34:59 +0000 https://californiasunsetteam.com/west-sonoma-county-realtor-nominated-for-latino-business-leadership-awards/ Daniela M. Hernandez of Hernandez Realty is among the winners of North Bay Business Journal’s 2022 Latino Business Leadership Awards. About me My leadership role began at home and I continue to become the leader I aspire to be. I grew up in a very loving family with two inspiring parents. From an early age, […]]]>

Daniela M. Hernandez of Hernandez Realty is among the winners of North Bay Business Journal’s 2022 Latino Business Leadership Awards.

About me

My leadership role began at home and I continue to become the leader I aspire to be. I grew up in a very loving family with two inspiring parents.

From an early age, my dad would drag us out of bed at dawn on weekends and have us volunteer at all kinds of fundraisers and events; whether we were flipping pancakes, waving signs, or selling raffle tickets, he made sure we contributed. I went on to be very active in leadership holding many positions, the ASB Vice President at my high school being one of them.

In college, I joined Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity, where I took on the role of Pledge Educator, one of the most challenging yet rewarding positions I have ever held. Overall my parents paved the way for me and now I hope to continue to follow in their footsteps.

What are you most proud of regarding the achievements of the Latin American business community and what are the biggest challenges facing this community?

I’m so proud to see so many other Latino- and Latina Chingona-owned businesses thrive, even throughout the pandemic they’ve remained resilient, and it’s inspiring to see women like Nohemi Palomino, Linda Mayberry- Chavez, Magali Telles, Rebecca Hermosillo, Esther Lemus, Alicia Sanchez, and so many others who have overcome and accomplished so much, I admire them and am grateful for their leadership and example for Latinas like me.

I think we still face an uphill battle when it comes to discrimination against women and Latinos. I still see it in my community, but we finally have a voice and we’re not afraid to use it. ¡Si se puede! Would you like to add anything else? For example, any community involvement or mentors you would like to mention?

Quotable

Two quotes I live are:

“You make a living by what you earn, but you make a living by what you give.”

“At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought but what we built; not what we got, but what we shared; not our skill but our character; and not our success but our significance. Live a life of love.

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California Realtors apologize for role in racist housing https://californiasunsetteam.com/california-realtors-apologize-for-role-in-racist-housing/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 22:06:59 +0000 https://californiasunsetteam.com/california-realtors-apologize-for-role-in-racist-housing/ SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Association of Realtors apologizes for its role in promoting policies that have led to racial segregation in the state, decades after the group poured its money into a proposal that struck down the first housing law fairness of the state. At a press conference on Friday, leaders of several real […]]]>

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Association of Realtors apologizes for its role in promoting policies that have led to racial segregation in the state, decades after the group poured its money into a proposal that struck down the first housing law fairness of the state.

At a press conference on Friday, leaders of several real estate organizations spoke about their next steps, following the association’s apology last week. The group of realtors is now backing a bill that would overturn a law that makes it harder for the state to build affordable housing. The group partners with nonprofits focused on expanding homeownership among communities of color. He also lobbied for a law requiring implicit bias training for real estate agents.

“It’s been a very long time coming,” said Derrick Luckett, president of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. The association is committed to increasing the intergenerational wealth of black households.

The California Association of Realtors was one of many real estate groups that supported redlining, barriers to affordable housing projects, and other 20th century practices that led to more segregated cities across the United States.

During the 1930s, the federally backed Home Owners’ Loan Corporation created maps that classified parts of towns into categories based on their alleged creditworthiness. The practice, now known as redlining, has led to racial segregation and income inequality by preventing residents living in certain neighborhoods from receiving loans.

The California Association of Realtors, then known as the California Real Estate Association, funded a campaign to add an amendment to the state constitution in 1950 requiring the government to seek voter approval before spending money. public money in affordable housing. For the past few decades, the group has supported repeal of the amendment.

In 1964, the association put its money behind a proposal to strike down the Rumford Act, a law designed to protect people of color from discrimination when looking for housing.

In 2020, following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, which led to worldwide protests against racism and police brutality, the National Association of Realtors issued an apology for its role in discrimination in matters of of accommodation. Real estate groups in cities like St. Louis and Minneapolis have recently followed suit.

Otto Catrina, president of the California Association of Realtors, said Friday his apology followed those of the group’s former chairman in his magazine last year. But these excuses are more formal, since they went through the approval of the board of directors of the association.

“For many of our members, this apology reflects the organization we are today and we continue to work to foster inclusion and belonging for all of our members and communities,” Catrina said.

The National Association of Realtors reports that the homeownership rate for black Americans is 43% compared to 72% for white Americans. Black homeowners have also reported that their home’s appraisal value increases when they remove any sign of a black family living there.

Eli Knaap, associate director of the Center for Open Geographical Science at San Diego State University, said the apology comes as there is overwhelming evidence that the legacy of discriminatory housing policies is hampering the ability of families to create wealth.

“The greatest source of wealth for most families is in their home,” he said.

Knaap, who has studied the lasting impacts of practices such as redlining which has led to racial segregation, said some local governments are now implementing what is called inclusive zoning where part of the units in a development residential must be affordable for low-income residents.

In June, California’s first Reparations Task Force released a comprehensive report that listed housing segregation as one of the many harms black Californians faced long after slavery was abolished. As the task force deliberates what form reparations might take, economists are scrambling to put a dollar figure on the lasting impacts of that damage.

The California Association of Realtors has not taken an official position on reparations but will consider policy recommendations made by the task force, Catrina said Friday.

Matt Lewis, spokesman for California housing advocacy group YIMBY, said it was important the realtors association was clear about what steps it would take to address the lingering effects of the discriminatory policies it supported. .

“Apologies are always backward looking, so it’s important to try to undo the damage you’ve done,” Lewis said. “But the next step is, so what are you going to do about it?”

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Sophie Austin is a member of the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places reporters in local newsrooms to report on underreported issues.

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