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  • How to Pre-Screen a REALTOR to Sell Your...
    by Mike Grumbles on November 19, 2014 at 4:19 PM
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    If you have decided or are thinking about selling your home, then this video finds you at just the right time. You need help in discerning whom to contact and what to look for in a REALTOR to aggressively market your home for sale. In Middle TN for example there are approximately 7500 agents to choose from and you need to narrow that down quickly as you can't interview them all. So watch the video below as I describe a few brief ways to pre-screen an agent to sell your home whether it is in Franklin, Nashville, Tennessee or anywhere in the United States.


    First you should look for REVIEWS of the agents you are considering. Online is the easiset place to gather and see reviews. Just as you would read reviews on about a product you were considering to buy or on Yelp about a restaurant you were planning to dine, you can read reviews on agents. Aggregate sites such as Zillow and Trulia and many more will have profile pages for involved agents and they will generate secure reviews directly from the client and many are securely verified to avoid tampering. Be suspicious if an agent has no reviews or even worse no profile on these platforms.


    The second thing to consider is the EXPERIENCE that an agent has, especially with effectively marketing and selling homes in your area. If you look at the dates of the reviews do they go back in time for a year or so. Do they have video testimonials that are dated from YouTube from years past. Many sites will also display a number of past sales or sales in the last 12 months. You have to consider what type of agent you want when comparing these numbers. Some agents are market areas do not dictate really high volumes, and other agents may prefer a business model that is not high volume meaning that they prefer to have a high level of customer service and more personal interaction meaning that they cannot provide the super high-volumes. There needs to be a balance and there needs to be enough business in a 12 month period to show that they have experience and can deal with issues that will and do arise in the real estate transaction. The Grumbles team is not a ultra-high volume sales team, swe do focus on the systems to create a highly consistent quality of service. We have transacted on average 24 units per year for the past two years and are on target form that same result or better this year (2014).


    Next is MARKETING, when you see their marketing does it look professional. consider the marketing that they do of themselves and for their sellers. If they cannot effectively and creatively market themselves then how will they do in marketing your home? Ways to investigate this is by going to their website. Does it send a message that the purpose of the site is to sell real estate and inform buyers and sellers or is it a site all about the agent? Is the agent actively involved in leveraging social media to build their business and they are using it to market properties and increase view rates on properties or provide education. These platforms can be the basic ones like Twitter and Facebook but also do they fully engage with Google+, Pinterest, Instagram and others. The Grumbles Team is engaged in these and others using the username FranklinTNHomes for consistency. included in their marketing prowess is whether or not they are utilizing video. Reports from state that homes that engage viewers with video have substantially higher view rates, so see if you can determine if the agent uses video in their marketing.


    The last tip today is EDUCATION, see if there is any mention of the level of education that a person has achieved Not that this is the end all as there is such a thing as on the job training and education through life experiences, but you are placing your highest valued investment in their hands and having a college degree or higher education may be important to you. They need to be smart to navigate the intricacies of the real estate process. I have a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and worked for 13 years as an Engineer for major corporations from Honda Research and Development to DANA corporation before turning my focus to real estate. I have been involved in real estate at all levels from sales agent, to franchise location owner to Regional Owner for a large international franchise and understand the business of the business as well as the business of the sales that comprise this business. So with that being said, what would you consider a minimum level of education and experience to turn over the marketing and sale of your home?


    If you are wanting to talk to me about this per-screening process and are outside my service area, I can assist you with finding a REALTOR. If you are in my service area I hope that you will do your homework on me and call to schedule an appointment for me to interview for the position of selling your Franklin TN home.


    Franklin TN Real Estate with Mike Grumbles & The Grumbles, Engineering Your Next Move in and around the Franklin TN Community.


    The Grumbles Team's Mike Grumbles is Your Relocation Engineer in Franklin, Tennessee 615-587-5843.


    EXIT Realty of the South | 1227 Lakeview Dr. Suite 1 | Franklin | TN | 37067 | 615.550.5555 Each EXIT Office Independently Owned and Operated

  • Steps to becoming a Member of our websit...
    by Key Yessaad on April 4, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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    This How-To Video is for the Real Estate Agents, Brokers, and Admins in the region of EXIT Mid-Atlantic including Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, and Washington DC. Carol and Rick McDaniel asked me to put together this video to help the Real Estate Agents in their region become members of the site; and show them how to do so step by step. Hope you like it! :) Key

  • Happy New Year!
    by Jon Harrison on December 28, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    Well 2012 is over and the New Year is on the way. Let?s face it, for some the last few years have been rough for some folks. The feeling here in Las Vegas Nevada is that we have turned the corner and things are looking up! We still have some work to do to get to where we want to be and make no mistake Las Vegas will get there. Once again people are moving to our town looking for a fresh start and for the most part they are finding it whether it be for jobs, the lifestyle, the weather (no snow) or affordable housing. Make no mistake about it Las Vegas is on the move again. And where else can one roll of the dice change your life? It happens every day in this town! So I want to take a moment to thank you for supporting my blog and to wish you all the best this coming year. 2013 is going to be a great year, you can bet on it so pull up a chair and take a moment to watch the fireworks. Happy New Year everybody!

  • 2012 Exit Mountain Realty Annual Christm...
    by Jason Jacques/Exit Man on November 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    We would like to invite all of our friends,family, and clients past, present and future, as well as the local business and Realtor community to Exit Mountain Realty's annual Christmas Party on December 6th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 515 North Broad Street in Brevard, North Carolina. You will enjoy Theresa's famous "Chicken Tortilla Soup", an array of finger foods and of course cookies for Santa! We have been blessed with another wonderful year and would like to share our gratitude with our friends from all of the communities in our area.

  • Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtor...
    by Jon Harrison on October 29, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    Come throw a strike with the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors annual charity bowling tournament held at the Texas Station Bowling Center. So pull up a chair, sit back and take in all the action.

  • Welcome to my Out and About Series
    by Rich Cotton on March 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Hi. This is my introductory video for my new Out and About Series. You will meet some great people who work and play along the shore. We will certainly visit area restaraunts, quaint towns and some very interesting attractions. I will be concentrating on places along Marylands beautiful Eastern Shore, but you never know where I might pop up, so stay tuned. Chesapeake City MD Waterfront Specialist - Rich Cotton Serving the Waterfront/Water Oriented Buyers and Sellers since 1989 in Elkton, Chesapeake City, Earleville, Cecilton, North East, Charlestown, Perryville, Port Deposit, Galena, Kennedyville and surrounding areas. 800-757-7412.

  • Will Sherwood Introduces his Graphic Des...
    by Will Sherwood on February 17, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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    Using my graphic design, website design, and marketing communications skills, here in Santa Clarita CA and Los Angeles, I help my clients to double and triple their business. My aim is to stir your imagination and leave your competition shaken and saying 'NOW what do we do? I love working with start-ups and small companies, though the larger volume of my business tends to be with manufacturing or service corporations that gross $10 million or more per year. When I work with clients over a period of 2 or more years, I am often able to help them double or triple their business. I?ve been grooving on graphic design, web design, and marketing communications for over 30 years, since I was 16 years old, running a hand-feed letterpress, designing tickets and cards in my family?s print shop. And after all these years, the rush I still get from finding a great, and inspired creative solution makes it all worth it/ I'm very honored to say that over the years, I have been selected to receive more than 350 graphic and web design awards. (see http [:/] / for current winners) Plus, I have a good reputation among colleagues and friends, something that is very important to me.

  • Merry Christmas to all my EXIT Colleague...
    by Shannon Brand on December 24, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    Happy Holidays to all of you, This Is Shannon Brand down in beautiful and warm and sunny South Florida, and I am writing this at the Fort Lauderdale Beach. I can't believe its December already and the holidays are upon us.

    Normally this time of the year most people send out holiday cards but that's so 2010. I have taken a decision to embrace technology in 2012 and this video will be one of many to follow. so please stay tuned to see all the amazing features coming in the following year.

    I just wanted to take a moment and share with you one of the highlights I had this past year and that was getting the chance to meet so many of you at the Exit convention in Nashville. It was my first Exit Convention and I'm very thankful that I was given the opportunity to attend and add you into my list of referrals and of course my new friends.

    I wish nothing but the best for all you and your families this holiday season and I hope that 2012 will be the year that will reignite the Real Estate community for the better, for all of us.

    I look forward to chatting with all of you in 2012

    Happy Holidays!

    Shannon Brand

  • IPad for Real Estate - Measure a Home Fa...
    by Nelson Bermas on February 22, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    Using the Ipad to help calculate the square feet of your listing. The Da Vinci App by Ala Mode is an appraisal form app that can be used by real estate agents in calculating the square feet of homes.


     Lexington SC Real Estate - Nelson Bermas, REALTOR® Your Specialist in Lexington South Carolina for all your Real Estate Needs. Search all MLS Properties in the area or call me direct at (803) 414-5677. EXIT Real Estate Consultants

  • How to Sell your Home in 3 days
    by Nelson Bermas on February 14, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    How to SELL your HOME!

    Lexington SC Real Estate

    How I Sold My Home in 3 Days!


    Buy for the Future - In today’s dynamic society, families are moving more often due to work relocation, changing lifestyles, to be closer to family. The world is truly getting smaller. When buying your home today, understand you might need to move in 4-5 years and plan/prepare for it. Your home is an investment vessel, like any investment you need to maintain, improve, add funds to it, and eventually sell it. How much it will be sold for will be determined if you made the right home choice and how you maintained it.


    Know the Weak Points of your Home - Every home has some weak areas. The sooner you identify them and fix them, you improve your chances of selling your home sooner. Fix or address the problems so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. If you wait until you sell your home to do it, then it costs more since you did not get a chance to appreciate it.

    When you purchase your home today, ask yourself some of these questions.


    • Will this neighborhood help appreciate the value of my home in 4-5 years?

    • What are the negatives of this home?

    • How much will I need to fix these negatives?

    • Is it the right location? on a busy street? Cul-de-sac?

    • Is it priced right for that neighborhood? area?


    Think of the future when you buy your home today.


    *results will vary based on property and market conditions. This is a guide and NOT a guarantee or claim that your home will be sold in 3 days.


    Lexington SC Real Estate Consultant – Nelson Bermas, REALTOR®

    Your Specialist in Lexington South Carolina for all your Real Estate Needs. Search all MLS Properties in the area or call me direct at (803) 414-5677. EXIT Real Estate Consultants

  • Why I Love Living in Franklin NC
    by John Becker / Bald Head on December 14, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    Discover Franklin, North Carolina, USA Come to the mountains of Western North Carolina and discover the Town of Franklin, NC. In fact there's no better time than now! We're called many things from the "Gem Capital of the World" to a little slice of heaven, you'll find its all true when you visit Franklin, North Carolina. Settled in the early 1800's Franklin has a rich heritage which still is quite evident today. The mountain way of life is our life and we invite you to experience it. Everything you'd expect in small town America is right here in Franklin, NC.

  • An Introduction to Glory Bee
    by Glory Bee Costa on August 23, 2010 at 12:24 AM
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    28 years in business and available 7 days a with a little advance notice. Working Talbot, Queen Anne, Caroline, Dorchester and other counties on large waterfront estates, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

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