Tips For Success Real Estate Blog

  • New HomeSnap App Lets You Snap and Snoop Any Home

    Peering through the windows to get the scoop on a home? Avoid the hassle of a trespassing arrest with an ingenious app for your iPhone. HomeSnap is a new, free app that provides details on any home “snapped” by your smartphone. The best part? HomeSnap works for any home – whether it’s on the market or not. Want to know how much a home is worth? Square footage? Number of bedrooms or bathrooms? Just ta…

  • Veteran Real Estate Agent Relishes Helping Military Families Buy Homes

    Meet Bob Stanbrough, Oklahoma City Veteran Real Estate Agent Our military-friendly real estate agents come from a variety of backgrounds and have boatloads of experience and tested advice to share. We couldn’t resist picking a few of those knowledgeable brains! Our first subject, Bob Stanbrough, brings his own military experience to the table when working with fellow service members. An Army veteran based…

  • Tips for Working With First Time Sellers in a Tough Market

    Novice Seller X: “You mean I’m going to lose money on this sale?” First-time sellers can experience quite a shock when putting their homes on the market. Stunned by low prices and big competition, novice sellers quickly realize the economic climate has changed drastically since their initial purchases. A buyer’s market still prevails in most areas of the country, which can be harsh news for sellers and…

  • Twitter for Real Estate Agents, Part 3: What to Tweet

    Note: This is the third part of our Twitter for Real Estate Agents series. Click here to view “Part 1: An Introduction” or “Part 2: Getting Followers.” You’ve signed up for a Twitter account. You can decode a basic tweet. You’re ready to launch your Twitter business campaign. But what will you tweet? There are a few basic rules to follow when “tweeting” for business purposes. Make sure yo…

  • Why Veterans Make Great Real Estate Agents

    Veterans make phenomenal real estate agents. Partially due to the values reinforced by military training, a considerable number of veterans have built successful post-military careers in the real estate industry. Our informal Facebook poll found that nearly a third (28 percent) of our military-friendly real estate agents are veterans, making them perfect advocates for military buyers and sellers. Let’s…

  • 5 Issues That Can Affect Military Homebuyers

    If you’re reading this post, you already recognize the value in working with our nation’s military homebuyers and sellers. Handling real estate transactions for our nation’s veterans and active duty service members is extremely rewarding. But working with military clients does require some specialized knowledge. If you want to brush up on your skills or learn more about this niche clientele, consider these un…

  • 7 Great Things About Being a Military Friendly Real Estate Agent

    During the course of a real estate career, agents provide valuable service to a wide variety of clients. But if you've ever assisted a military client, you know there's something special about working with our nation's service members. It's tough to put such a rewarding experience into words, but we'll do our best. With help from your Facebook posts, here's a list of seven great things about being a militar…

  • Twitter for Real Estate Agents, Part 2: Getting Followers

    Note: This is the second part of our Twitter for Real Estate Agents series. Click here to view "Part 1: An Introduction". Twitter can help any real estate agent network with others and build a solid online reputation. But a Twitter business campaign is futile without a good group of “followers.” Followers are the Twitter users who will actually see what you post. A user with zero followers are advertisi…

  • Top VA Loan Questions from Your Military Buyers

    Every week, the Veterans United Network fields hundreds of VA loan questions. Potential buyers reach out to us via Twitter, Facebook, email or phone for answers and information. Want to see the VA loan process from the eyes of your potential buyers? Check out this summary of some of the most common VA loan questions we see from borrowers. Q: How do I deal with bad credit? A: Bad credit is a common challeng…

  • Twitter for Real Estate Agents, Part 1: An Introduction

    Twitter: it's not just for celebrities and teenagers anymore. The power of “the tweet” is proving irresistible to small businesses. Nearly 40 percent of small businesses maintain Twitter accounts, up from 32 percent in 2010, according to a 2011 Merchant Circle survey. Want to learn more about Twitter and how to channel its energy into your real estate business? Through a multi-part Twitter series, we’ll exp…