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Homebuyers might finally have had enough of the open concept floor plan. For more than a decade open concept floor plans have been in huge demand among homebuyers who wanted to have options when it came to deciding how to use their home. And that makes sense. Families change in size and now it’s common to have at least one person in the home working from home so space needs to be flexible in order to meet the needs of the people living there.

But people are now realizing that open concept space, while it looks great on Pinterest and Instagram, is really not fun to live in. Adults are tired of trying to throw dinner parties and having people watching them cook or starting at the mess of the cooking process while they eat. Parents are realizing that it’s loud and distracting to have kids watching TV and playing in an open concept kitchen with an attached family room. People are once again longing for walls and closed off space.


Open concept homes in Leduc are still something that lots of buyers are looking for. But be prepared for that trend to start to shift towards closed off kitchens and separate living spaces over the next few years. Within a decade the open concept trend will be long gone and once again buyers will be searching for closed off kitchens and homes with lots of separate dedicated living space for things like a home gym or a home office.


That’s good news for sellers of older homes or vintage homes who have been overlooked by buyers for many years. Once again, the trend of home dining and closed in kitchens will be back in a back way and vintage style homes that have closed off separate kitchens and dining rooms will be in high demand. Well kept-up vintage homes will become very popular so homeowners that think they might want to sell in the next few years should start investing in updating their vintage homes but leaving the closed kitchen and separate dining room intact to attract buyers who in a few years will be gravitating towards vintage sensibility instead of open concept floor plans.


Craftsman style homes, which are always popular, will become even more in demand as people look for smaller homes that will require less energy to heat and cool. The open concept huge family homes with tons of space but not a lot of useable space are definitely beginning to fall out of favor with Millennial homebuyers and Generation Z homebuyers who want smaller, energy efficient, affordable homes that won’t cost a fortune to maintain. Empty nesters also are looking for smaller, luxurious and closed off homes that they can enjoy their retirement in. 


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Even if you are having a great summer sales season you should be starting to gather leads so that you will have a ready supply of fresh leads when the summer sales start to taper off. Gathering leads is one of the most important parts of the job, and it’s also one of the most difficult. But thinking outside of the box and staying current on trends will help you find new ways to get good leads. Here are a few new ways to generate leads that you might not have thought of before:

Guest Blogging

You should already have your own website and be using it to generate leads. But if those leads are drying up or if you want to maximize the leads you get from the Web you should band together with some other agents and guest blog on each other’s websites. Also look for local blogs and influencers that have a large following and approach them about guest blogging. When you guest blog you can write a short article or informational piece that will end with a link to your website or your email. So, you can get new leads from the exposure and build your authority in the local area. Guest blogging is a quick and easy way to leverage your blogging into new leads from a new audience.

Reviews

These days everyone reads reviews online before they purchase anything, including a home. Reviews encourage new leads because buyers or sellers can see real-time feedback from other people that have worked with you. Facebook offers the chance to add reviews to your Facebook business page, or you can rely on sites like Yelp. You should also consider adding testimonials to your website if you don’t already have some on your website.


Read More: 4 Ways To Use Social Media To Generate More Leads

Facebook Ads

Facebook ads are not free but they are a fantastic way to generate leads in your local area. You can set an ad budget to make sure that you don’t spend more than you want to spend. And you can reach thousands of people in your local area who can contact you directly on Facebook. Facebook ads deliver a big return for just a few dollars in advertising dollars. Since time is money spending a few dollars to reach many potential new leads is a good use of money because it gets results in a short amount of time and frees up your time to do something else like follow up on those leads.

Live Streaming

Live streaming is incredibly popular these days. All social media channels now offer users the ability to live stream video directly through the social media platform. You can use live streaming to give mini-seminars and tips on buying and selling homes. People that are interested in buying or selling can contact you directly through social media. 


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Summer sales season is starting to heat up and if you’re not careful you could end up burning yourself out during this busy time. Summer sales season means lots of showings, open houses, and phone calls with potential buyers and sellers as well as trying to squeeze in time with your own family and friends to enjoy the short summer. If you don’t take care of yourself during these chaotic sales period you can find yourself tired, stressed out, and cranky all the time. Here are a few self-care tips that you can use to make sure that you stay healthy and motivated during the hectic summer sales period:

Set Some Limits

Of course, you want to be available as much as possible to talk to clients and prospective clients as well as reach out to new leads. But when you’re burning the candle at both ends you need to some limits so that you get the rest you need and have time to do the things that you need to do in order to keep yourself healthy like eat right and get enough sleep. So you need to set some firm limits for things like phone calls and emails. Turn off your work phone at a certain time each night and let calls and texts wait until the next day. Most experts say that you should turn your phone, tablet, and computer off at least an hour before you want to go to bed.


Read More: Edmonton Real Estate How Sellers Can Boost Curb Appeal For Summer Sales

Get Into A Routine

Having a strong morning routine will keep you healthy and on track even when your days are chaotic. Get up at the same time each morning. Make sure that you get some exercise, even if it’s just a walk around the block or a quick bike ride. Then make sure that you eat a protein-rich breakfast so that you will stay full while you are out running around. Setting up a good morning routine will make it easier to stay focused and build momentum each day.

Get Enough Sleep

Not getting enough sleep can cause you to be irritable and to make silly mistakes. And when you’re dealing with the financial demands of buying and selling homes your mind needs to be awake and ready to go each day. It can be hard to go to bed early when it’s light outside long into the evening but you can use room darkening curtains or shades to make your bedroom nice and dark to help you sleep better. And make sure that you’re getting at least 8 full hours of sleep each night. If you can’t get a full 8 hours of sleep or more at night try to give yourself a power nap of 20-30 minutes during the day. 


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Hosting a real estate buying seminar for new or first-time buyers is a fantastic way to promote your brand, connect with new leads, and provide extra value to your clients. It also is a great way to make sure that first-time buyers understand the process of home buying and have the chance to get answers to their questions so they are more prepared to start the home buying process. And thanks to living streaming you can host a seminar for first-time buyers online without even needing to take on the cost of renting a space or providing refreshments. If you’ve been thinking about hosting an online seminar here are some tips to make it a successful event:

Provide Guides and Notes

If you’re hosting an online event people may not take good notes during the live stream. A nice way to give them some added value and to promote your website is to write up your notes from the seminar and compile them in a first-time home buyer’s guide or another type of document or eBook. Then make that book or the notes available to people who sign up for your email newsletter on your website. During the seminar, you can let the people who are watching know that they can get a copy of all the important information from the event for free through your website when they sign up. You get new leads and new subscribers and they get a handy guide covering all the information from the seminar.

Practice First

When you start to plan your presentation create slides or notes that will help you organize your topics. Then practice giving your presentation to your family, friends, or colleagues. Read through the presentation a few times and then you will be able to deliver it in a more natural way that flows better than just reading material right off the page. Remember that you need to be looking into the camera the same way you would look at the audience in a live seminar. But you may need to adjust the speed of your presentation to allow for slow Internet connections or other delays.

Promote on Social Media

Make sure that you start promoting your seminar a few weeks before the time you plan to give it. You might want to consider using Facebook ads or Twitter ads to get your seminar information in front of as many people as possible.


Read More : Why You Need To Use Social Media More

Recycle the Video

After you hold the live stream event you can continue using that video to find leads and get new followers. Upload the video to YouTube, to your website, and to your Facebook page. It’s a great way to promote your brand and in the future new home buyers can continue to watch it in order to get valuable information.


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Your website is one of the best tools that you have to attract potential buyers. If your website isn’t bringing buyers to you then it might be time to take a good look at the design of your website and see if you can make it friendly and inviting to buyers that are looking for homes in your area. Here are a few expert Web design tips that you can use to upgrade your website and make sure that it can attract potential home buyers:

Use Multimedia

home buying websiteThese days videos and photos are an absolute must for real estate agents to use. Some agents balk at using video walkthroughs because they don’t want to invest the time in creating them or don’t know how to post them easily online. But a video walkthrough and great photos are the best features that you can add to your website to attract potential buyers. If you have been avoiding creating video walkthroughs you need to reconsider your reluctance and learn how to do them. Video walkthroughs and fantastic photos are really what attract buyers.

Neighbourhood Information

When potential buyers are browsing through your website to find new homes they are also looking for information about where the home is located and what type of neighborhood the home is in. In order to give potential buyers a complete picture of the area where the home is you should be posting links to crime reports in the areas, public transit available nearby, and photos and videos of the neighbourhood as well as the home that is for sale. Local school information is also something that you should post for prospective buyers with children.

Amenities

If a home that is for sale is in an HOA community with great amenities you need to make sure that potential buyers know about the amenities available in that community. If the community has a grocery store, business centre, pool, walking trails or other features include information, photos and videos of the area with the information about the home.

Contact Information

You’d be amazed at how many people don’t have their contact information highlighted on their website. And that’s a killer mistake. Your information should be easy to find so that potential buyers can see a home on your website and immediately text you or call you to find out more about that home. If you don’t want to have all of your contact information listed publicly then make sure that there is a contact button or form on every page of your website so that at any time people can contact you quickly. The more accessible your information is the more potential buyers will reach out to you.


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Summer sales are about to kick off and that’s great news for agents that are ready to make some sales. But summer sales season can be a hectic time and if you’re not prepared you may end up losing some sales or not getting the kind of potential buyers that you want to attract because you’re not prepared. Here’s a quick checklist of things that you should do right now to get ready for the busy summer sales season:

Update Everything

If you haven’t updated your website or your social media lately now is the time to do it. Make sure that all your current listings are shown on your website and have great photos. Take one day each week and write out your blog posts and social media posts for the week then schedule them so that you have some posts going up online every day of the week. By scheduling the posts you can take care of all your social media posts for the week in one afternoon which will give you more time to focus on other tasks.

Restock Your Supplies

Make sure that you have plenty of business cards and brochures on hand and in your vehicle. Stock up on thank you notes and other items that you’re going to need a lot of during the summer sales season. And take some time to restock your cleaning kit and other materials that you will need during open houses so that you don’t have to waste time later on going shopping for supplies. It’s a smart idea to keep an inventory list of supplies so that you will know what is running low and what you have lots of.

Update Your Technology

If you plan on upgrading your phone now is the time to do that so there won’t be any glitches that could cause communication problems later on. Get a new camera, new lights, and any other equipment that you will need to take great photos or take video tours of the homes that you’re going to representing. By updating your technology now you will be giving yourself plenty of time to familiarize yourself with how the new equipment works before you need to rely on it during the sales season.

Streamline Your Process

Now is the time to implement new strategies and systems that will streamline the sales process. The more efficient you can make your daily tasks the more time you will be able to spend with buyers and sellers showing houses. So figure out how to streamline your administration work by sending out automated emails, using technology to the best advantage possible, or even consider hiring an assistant to handle some of the days to day tasks during the summer so that you are free to focus on showing homes. 


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Finding new ways to get leads is very important. But many agents don’t realize that they already have some great ways to get leads that they aren’t utilizing to the fullest. If you have been searching for new and better ways to get leads you should take a good look at some of the tools that you already have that you could be using to get new leads. Check out these five creative ways to get more leads using channels that you already have:

Social Media

The worst thing that you can do as an agent has neglected your social media accounts. While it might seem like spending time on social time isn’t a productive use of your time social media is a great way to find leads and it’s totally free. Having active social media accounts on popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are essential if you have wanted to continually find new quality leads. If you have a little money to spend Facebook ads are a low cost and direct way to get great leads.

Your Own Website

You know that you need to have a website. But are you using your website to get new leads? If not, you should be. Make sure that your contact information is updated on your website and add a section just for leads. Post some high-quality information for both sellers and buyers and a contact form so that people who are interested in more information can easily get ahold of you. You can even run referral contests and other promotions to bring in new leads.

Guest Blogging

Networking with other agents and home professionals like home designers is a great way to get new leads. Contributing some guest blog posts to popular blogs in your area like travel blogs and dining blogs is an easy and free way to reach new potential buyers that could be looking to move to the area.

Host Seminars

Hosting seminars is a fantastic way to find people that are interested in buying and selling homes in your area. Hold a seminar for first-time buyers to give them the information that they need to buy a home. Or hold a seminar for people that are thinking about selling their home. Offer refreshments and some great information and you’ll be amazed at how many potential new leads you’ll get. You can even hold online seminars by using live streaming on Facebook or Instagram.

Community Events

Make sure that you attend neighborhood festivals and community events. Set up a booth offering information for new buyers and sellers and you can establish yourself as an expert in that particular neighborhood at the same time.


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Starting out as a real estate agent can be a little bewildering. There’s a lot to learn and a lot of things that can only be taught by experience. To help new agents that are just starting out some local real estate veterans who have been successfully selling real estate for many years compiled these tips to give new agents a good base of knowledge that they build on:

Focus on Coaching, Not “Selling”

Consumers today are a lot savvier than they have been in the past. This is especially true when it comes to things like buying real estate. Because there is so much information available online buyers have likely already done a lot of homework when it comes to buying a home. And they are very aware of sales tactics. If you come on strong with a hard sell that is going to be very off-putting to buyers. Instead of thinking about “selling” them on a particular home think of yourself as a coach that is helping them to find the right home. If the buyers feel that you’re on their side and you’re trying to help them and not just sell a house they are much more likely to trust you and listen to your advice about which home they should buy.

Create Big Value

One of the best things that you can do as a new agent learns how to create value for a home buyer. Sometimes buyers don’t really know what they are looking for when they are looking for a home. They may see shiny new high-end fixtures and assume that is what makes a good home. And then when they regret their purchase in a year they will blame the agent who sold them a house that doesn’t work for them. When you’re showing a potential buyer a home remember that you are the expert and they are looking to you for guidance. Take the time to learn their needs and match them with a house that will fit those needs and their budget. You may need to point out the benefits of an older home that the space they need, or a newer home that doesn’t have everything they thought they wanted.

Learn to Communicate Effectively

At the end of the day, the biggest part of selling homes is being great at communication. You need to understand the buyer’s wants and needs and the seller’s too. When you can communicate effectively with buyers and sellers then everyone wins because everyone is getting what they want. Sellers can find the right buyer, buyers can find the right home, and you can make money and know that you have helped people move on to the next stage of their lives.


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