Tips for Selling a Home in the Summer

Summer can be one of the best times of year for selling. In fact, the national volume for home sales in the month of June is 29% higher than the annual average. The following tips can help sell a home during the “prime time” of the summer season. Keep landscaping in check During the winter, […]

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The Top Reasons Why “For Sale By Owner” is Not a Good Idea

Many homeowners believe that, because they know their properties inside and out, they are best qualified to sell them. Others still think that the current “seller’s market” gives them an advantage, or that they can do it themselves, to avoid REALTOR® fees. However, “For Sale By Owner” transactions are not as simple as they seem. […]

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The Best Data Tools So You Can Market More Effectively

In today’s market, being able to collect and interpret data is an important part of building your business. Whether it’s being able to track your leads and contacts, or look at your page or email views in real time, data tools need to give you the appropriate information in a way that is easy to […]

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Spotlight on CalBRE Salesperson & Broker Exam Prep Course

The South Bay Association of REALTORS® is proud to present a wide variety of high quality programming and workshops for our members, to help improve their business. One such upcoming seminar is the CalBRE Salesperson & Broker Exam Prep Course. The CalBRE Salesperson & Broker Exam Prep Course is designed for anyone preparing to take […]

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SBAOR REALTOR® Success Story: Tamara Suminski

This month for our SBAOR REALTOR® Success Story, we interview Tamara Suminski, Immediate Past President of SBAOR. Learn about her journey in real estate and the value she has gained from getting involved in SBAOR! How long have you been working in real estate? I am a third generation realtor–so all my life! I started […]

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Cool Gadgets Every REALTOR® Needs

As a busy real estate pro, you probably couldn’t go a day without your smartphone (are we right?). Time is like gold, and anything that will help you to get your job done faster, easier, and from anywhere is a great thing. Here are the gadgets every REALTOR® should have: Portable Scanner If you don’t […]

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How to Choose a Repairperson for Your Home

Whether you need a plumber, handyman, appliance repair professional, here are some tips for how to choose a repairperson for your home: 1. Educate yourself. Familiarize yourself with the basics of what you will be asking a repairperson to do. Explore the terminology, watch videos, and try to find rough price quotes online. The more […]

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How to Update Your Home Décor for Summer

The start of summer is the perfect time to freshen up your home décor! Here are some tips on how to update your home décor for summer: 1. Find window coverings that let the light in. Energy saving curtains can save you money on your electric bill, but they can feel heavy in the summer. […]

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Spotlight on Digital Ink® and zipForm® Classes

There are a couple apps that will help busy REALTORS® on the go, and SBAOR is offering classes on both apps this June. The California Association of REALTORS® now offers free electronic signatures to members. Digital Ink ® is a digital signature solution for signing transaction documents within zipForm® Plus. zipLogix Digital Ink ® works […]

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