Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I often see when people set goals for themselves, It primarily consists of financial sales goals, weight loss goals, purchase goals, but I do not see that often family time goals. I work in an industry where the sky is the limit! Literally you can make as much money as you want, as long as you stay focused and set goals. we have several meetings on pushing us to be our very best, and to keep reaching for more, and more. and I often see where this can be detrimental to some families and more importantly the children in the family. I love what I do and I love training that is made available and I certainly believe one should always stretch their mind, master their profession. But not at any cost. I often see in this business where one treats their clients better than their own family, makes sure to jump through hoops for people, cancel on their family for a client and in the end I believe there is room for both. It is summer time and alot of children are home and desparatley wanting to spend time with their Mom or Dad and the time just is not made for them. I believe in the end it is better to be #1 with our children than #1 in the company! Time blocking is so important for us to do in our busy lives, Do not forget to time block FAMILY TIME! MAKE IT A GREAT DAY! AND SPEND TIME WITH THAT SPECIAL PERSON OR PERSONS IN YOUR LIFE. THAT IS TIME WELL SPENT BLESSINGS, PAM SCHROEDER PS. Remember, if you or anyone you know are thinking of buying or selling a home Don't forget to ask yourself, have you "GOT PAM" for all your real estate needs?
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Despite the market conditions, homes are still selling and some homeowners have been able to successfully beat the odds and sell for top dollar. To model the success of these homeowners lets look at five steps to achieve your goal of selling for top dollar..
1- PRICE YOUR HOME AGGRESSIVELY!
Setting the right price for your home is the single most important decision you will make when you decide to sell. Go too high and you risk turning off every buyer in the marketplace, go too low and you leave money on the table.
2-HIRE AN AGGRESSIVE LISTING AGENT
Not all listing agents are created equal. To find an aggressive full time agent, take the time to research the market, talk to friends, neighbors, and colleagues about who they recommend, and interview a few agents before making a hiring decision. Don't hire and agent just because they tell you what you want to hear. Make sure your agent gives you a true picture about values in your marketplace, even if you don't want to hear it. In addition, be sure to come to an agreement about a specific, documented marketing plan before signing a long term listing agreement.
3- STAGE THE HOME AND USE CURB APPEAL
Buyers will not pull the trigger unless they become emotionally invested in your home. to help build a stronger first impression, start from the outside first by working hard to improve your home's curb appeal. Remove the weeds, plant fresh flowers and spruce up your exterior paint if needed. Next move inside and stage each space by creating a focal point and a story for each room. A set dining table, a book by the bed or a game in the kids room are all simple examples of staging
4- OFFER INCENTIVE AND PRE-PAIDS
A buyer who has narrowed their search down to two or three top choices may need a little push to motivate them to take action. to encourage buyers, many sellers offer incentives like buying the interest rate down on the purchaser's loan, paying for closing costs, inspections, or repairs, or providing allowances or credit for home upgrades after closing. In addition, many sellers prepay for services like internet service for a year, taxes, homeowners association dues, or even golf club membership.
5- GET PRE-INSPECTIONS
Many sellers do pre-inspections of the home to provide buyers with a clear whole home inspection or pest and radon inspections. It's often easier and cheaper to do needed repairs in advance than trying to negotiate them later with an emotional buyer.
June 7, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PAM SCHROEDER SELECTED TO JOIN INNOVATIVE INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE NETWORK
Pam Schroeder of Keller Williams Realty West is the newest member of barbara's inner circle, the international real estate network that's changing the face of the real estate business in the U.S. and abroad.
Barbara's inner circle is the latest innovation by Barbara Corcoran, founder and former owner of New York City's Corcoran Group. As the regular real estate contributor on The TODAY Show on NBC, Barbara has become America's real estate expert, welcomed into living rooms across the country where her real estate know-how and disarming style bring viewers a wealth of knowledge delivered in common sense language.
"I'm wild about my new concept and very excited to have joining us," said Barbara. "She's just the kind of savvy agent I most admire. I'm so proud to have her as a member of our team!"
As a select member of barbara's inner circle, Pam Schroeder now has access to an international community of the best agents in the world and the ability to post, promote and cross-market among them. can also access Barbara's up-to-the-minute marketing tips for homeowners, and, perhaps most importantly, has Barbara's own personal endorsement. Invitation to join Barbara's network is selective and membership signifies a high level of professionalism, dedication and ability.
Pam Schroeder, Realtor Keller Williams Realty West 636-229-8700 office 314-575-2255 cell 314-754-2640 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.pamschroeder.com