Why You Should Get PreQualified Before Searching For A Home

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Okay, so you’re ready and eager to buy your first home. Perhaps you’ve already begun to think about what area you want to live in, what features you want in your new home, and are excited to move to a new space. Now you’re ready to hire an agent to help you find your dream, but have you been pre-qualified? Not sure you need to be pre-approved before hunting for a home? Here are 4 reasons why getting pre-qualified is a smart move. Streamlines the house hunt. When you’re starting out, many homeowners make the mistake of browsing homes that are out of their price range. Don’t waste your time by looking at homes you’re not able to afford. By …

Keep It Cool Weber County

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One of summer’s greatest challenges is beating the heat. Don’t let those high temperatures and blaring sun get you down. Keep as cool as a cucumber this summer with these fun and fairly reasonable options all within or very close to Weber County. Splash Pads Riverdale Splash Pad Bring the whole family to enjoy a variety of water activities and features at the Riverdale Splash Pad. The park and splash pad are located at 4300 South Parker Drive just east of the Riverdale Fire Department. This splash pad season runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The splash pad is open Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the exception of Wednesday mornings when the splash pad opens …

2 Things Never to Say as an Agent

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Working in the real estate industry, there have certainly been things we wish we hadn’t said. If you’re starting out in real estate, build a script of a few things to say when confronted with these 2 questions: First statement: Don’t say, I only check my messages during business hours, which, in a digital world, can turn a potential client away. People expect agents to be responsive and it is important you demonstrate to your clients that you’ll be there for them. However, set reasonable expectations to keep your sanity. What you should say instead, I’m here to answer all your questions. How would you  prefer to communicate? The best way to reach me is <email/text/call> between the hours of …

The Art of Communication and Networking

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Networking is an art. Meeting new people, chatting, and learning what you can do for them. Half the time the challenge is just remembering their name. However, sometimes you get in a situation where you get cornered and cannot get out of an unending conversation. If you find yourself in a sticky situation, here are some great tips from Business Insider: Food and drink. If you find you need to take a break from a constant chatter, excuse yourself to grab some food. Ask them if they would like anything, if they say no then you have a reason not to return. If they say yes, take the opportunity to gather your thoughts and perhaps bring a friend with you. …

Reach Your Goals with these 5 Tips

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As we start the New Year, now is the time to start thinking about your personal and professional goals for 2015. For many, reaching your goals may feel like an unthinkable feet, but this year don’t get discouraged, and find success with these 5 tips: 1. Take it one step at a time. It is easy to set this huge goal and after a week feel discouraged because you haven’t achieved it or you don’t see how you can achieve you goal. Instead, break your goal down into steps. For example, if you’ve always dreamed of writing a novel, the task can be overwhelming, so why not break it down to you’ll write 500 words every day. You can easily …