Broker Code: CHRA01
Broker MLS ID: H-58311
Commissions more than $1,000: $250
Commissions of/less than $1,000: $100
HUD NAID #: CNCPTS8301
2180 Satellite Blvd, Suite 400
Duluth GA 30097
Direct ACH: direct deposits are made to agents once commission checks
are deposited to company escrow account.
Pay At Closing: requires PAC form completed online and signed by broker – agent receives check at closing
Listings are hot now as inventory is very tight. If you are not getting or going after listings now, you should be. The old adage “List-to-Last” applies. If you are not good at or comfortable with presenting at a listing appointment, watch the 3-part videos below, that should help.
To get the listings you need to market. Target a community that has a high turn over. To begin, go to GA MLS and pick communities very close to you. See how many homes have sold in the last 6 – 12 months. If the community has sold 10 – 20% * of homes within that period, that’s a high turnover and you want to target that community. Get a LISTING ONLY marketing website, create or buy a marketing postcard series for home owners, and put your website and phone number on the card, making sure that you are giving the homeowner some sort of knowledge that helps them. Do not create a “call me to list your home” post card, no one is going to call you from that. That line needs to be ON the postcard somewhere, but not be the ENTIRE focus of the postcard. Your goal is to get them to your site, give them information to wet their whistle, and then to find out more they need to enter their information and phone number. You will then have an opportunity to call that individual and hopefully make a connection to come to see their home or answer any questions.
* To find the percentage, go to the tax records in the MLS and find the total number of homes (TNH) in the community. Then divide the total number of homes sold (THS) in the last 6 months by the total number of homes (TNH) in the community. Formula: (THS / TNH X 100) – OR – 49 (THS) divided by 220 (TNH) X 100. Make sure not to flip the first 2 numbers around as that will give you an incorrect percent.
ONLINE MAILING: If you need to mail cards that has a handwritten, personalized feel, without having to write, lick or stamp any cards, check out an awesome website called postable.com. You can send thank you cards, holiday cards, etc., without having to leave the comfort of your desk. Find out more information at postable.com.
Listing Agents, here’s an efficient way to notify selling agents that their offer has been received, along with other easy ways to communicate with selling agents to minimize your time on the phone.
For a complete list of sample language, click here to download a copy.
Don’t forget to send reminder emails to your client’s you’ve closed last year. If you’re using google docs, you can go online and refresh your memory without digging through a bunch of file folders. Here is some sample language to use in your email that you can copy and paste to use in your email and please make sure to plug in the correct information wrapped in the bracket ([ ]) tags and delete the brackets when finished:
Hi [name of your client]. I hope you are LOVING the house now that you’re all settled in.
Just wanted to check in real quick and see how you and the house are doing!
As a reminder, don’t forget to file for homestead exemption on your house this year. The deadline to apply for the exemption in [county name] is [county deadline], 2016. Applicants must have owned and lived in the property on Jan. 1 of the 2015 tax year, and you’ll only need to do this only once, not every year.
When you file for exemption, your annual tax bill is discounted, as the home is your primary residence. It’s NOT a huge discount, but every little bit helps.
You can apply for the exemption by logging onto [county tax website address] You’ll be able to monitor your application status and find exemption requirements on the website.
Here’s helpful links:
[county name] COUNTY TAX COMMISSIONER
[county address, phone number and hours of operation]
You must own and occupy the home as your primary residence. Your cars must be registered in [county name] County, and you must not claim homestead on any other property.
You can apply online by following this link
[application link here]
Let me know how you’re doing and If I can help with anything.
This would be a great opportunity to also ask for referrals from your past buyer clients.
You can download approved company logos for your use for printing or marketing.
To download the logo, click the link and the image will pop up, then right-click the image and choose “save image as” and save it to your computer
NAMAR’s offices are located at 2145 Duluth Highway, Duluth, GA 30097
Per NAMAR guidelines, it is required that all agents that hold a license with Classic Homes Realty of Atlanta join NAMAR. Once you join the board, you’ll have 90 days to take the Orientation/Code of Ethics course offered by NAMAR. This is mandated by The National Association of REALTORS®. There is an online version on NAR’s website for your convenience (http://www.realtor.org/education) and of course you must be logged in to view this link. All transferring or reinstating agent, are required to renew Code of Ethics between 2013 and 2016 which is Cycle 4.REALTOR® Applications are submitted online at www.namar.org under “Join NAMAR”.
Once you’ve joined NAMAR and receive your NRDS ID, you will be able to go into FMLS & GAMLS with the ID and access all GAR forms.
Instructions to get GAR forms for fmls are:
When you log back in and go to the forms link, you will see a screen allow you to put in your NRDS ID again, at that point when you enter it and click save, you will have access to GAR in FMLS
For Investor Clients:
(This is an ironclad way to protect your investor client from any confusion with regards to their purpose for buying the property, any HOA issues with rentals, and due diligence period )
Seller hereby grants Buyer a ten (10) day right to inspect the property commencing the first full business day after the binding agreement date Buyer reserves the right to terminate this agreement within the inspection period for any reason. In the event buyer terminates this agreement within the Inspection period Seller and Broker shall immediately return to Buyer the earnest money without deduction and neither Seller, Buyer nor Broker shall have any further rights or obligations to one another under the agreement. Buyer acknowledges that they are buying the property in “as is” condition and will not ask Seller For any concessions or repairs based on the inspection period.
All parties acknowledge and agree that the Buyer is purchasing the subject property solely for investment purposes, and the property may be leased to a third party by the Buyer after the Buyer acquires the property. Should the subject property be governed by either (a:) a mandatory homeowners association (HOA) or (b) any law, rule or ordinance, and the covenants and bylaws of said HOA prohibit leasing the property, or a law, rule, or ordinance prohibits the leasing of the property, Then the Buyer shall have the right to terminate this Agreement and all earnest money shall be refunded to the Buyer.
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