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Thanks for visiting my page. I hope to educate Houstonians on Houston and the Houston market. To make sound decisions when purchasing, selling or leasing property in Houston Texas and surrounding areas.

It Pays To Sell Your Home In The Winter

2019-11-20T19:45:38+00:00

The Data Shows It Pays To Sell Your Home In The Winter A trend that we commonly see in the real estate business is that you should avoid selling your Houston home in the winter. Typically, the winter time is the slow season for home sales. Usually, we tend to see homes priced lower than they would normally be in the winter season. However, recent data shows us now that is not the case! Let me explain. Understanding the data According to the Houston MLS HMLS, when we [...]

It Pays To Sell Your Home In The Winter2019-11-20T19:45:38+00:00

Houston home sellers sell for 1 percent

2019-11-20T19:52:58+00:00

Houston Home Sellers Sell for 1% Not Every Home Sale Is The Same Let's be honest, every home sale is different. For some homes, it seems like all it takes is the property to be listed and as soon as you list it you have an offer within the next day. Other times it takes every single piece of marketing campaign possible to get eyes on your home in order to get an offer. Also, unfortunately, sometimes the market is not on your side at the moment and you can't seem to get an offer for what [...]

Houston home sellers sell for 1 percent2019-11-20T19:52:58+00:00

Part Time Real Estate Agent And How To Succeed

2019-07-19T19:40:10+00:00

Can you be a part time real estate agent and be successful? One big misconception is that you can't be a part time real estate agent and as a result yield the same results as a full time agent. First of all reality is that a person can be more dollar productive in 4 hours then a person working 8 hours having to deal with everything that comes with being a real estate agent. On the contrary being a part time real estate agent can be very lucrative if navigated correctly for the reason that you can get the same [...]

Part Time Real Estate Agent And How To Succeed2019-07-19T19:40:10+00:00

Real Estate Prospecting: 5 Tips To Get You Out Of A Rut

2019-07-19T19:49:21+00:00

Real Estate Prospecting: 5 Tips To Get You Out Of A Rut You Are Not Alone A high percentage of agents fall into ruts due to back to back failed real estate prospecting strategies and depend on their broker to help them get out of that hole. So it is easy to quit and just say, "oh well it didn't work." Rather with just a little bit of highly focus time and a little bit of strategy, you can be on your way to turning all that around. While working alongside other agents in our office, we [...]

Real Estate Prospecting: 5 Tips To Get You Out Of A Rut2019-07-19T19:49:21+00:00

CRM BEST PRACTICES 101

2019-07-19T18:37:39+00:00

CRM Best Practice 101 CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON   •   July 23, 2019 Hubspot is a Customer Manager Relationship tool (CRM) that we use for our office. It is crucial that you use Hubspot to add all your clients, prospects, and all your relationships. There is a way to categorize it all and will serve you as a organization/reminder tool, and where you will upload all your contracts for you to get paid. That is why it is important to use Hubspot. This video gives you the directions on how to add your contacts and [...]

CRM BEST PRACTICES 1012019-07-19T18:37:39+00:00

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Working With A VA Client

2019-11-20T20:53:14+00:00

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Working With VA Clients CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON   •   May 20, 2019 A VA loan is a type of mortgage loan guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, or the VA. The program is for American veterans, military members currently serving in the U.S. military, reservists and select surviving spouses (as long as they do not remarry) and can be used to purchase homes, condominiums, apartments, manufactured homes and new construction. The VA does not originate loans, but sets the rules for who qualifies, issues guidelines and requirements regarding [...]

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Working With A VA Client2019-11-20T20:53:14+00:00

5 Habits Every Real Estate Agent Should Have

2019-07-19T20:34:30+00:00

5 Habits Every Real Estate Agent Should Have CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON   •   May 10, 2019 Being a successful real estate agent doesn't come easy. However, here are these 5 habits every real estate agent should have to be successful. 1. Actively Prospecting Prospecting means searching for new business. There is a difference between prospecting and actively prospecting. Successful real estate agents know that you have to constantly be top of mind whether it's through social media, instagram, posting on facebook, at your grocery store or dining at a restaurant. Therefor in order to be [...]

5 Habits Every Real Estate Agent Should Have2019-07-19T20:34:30+00:00

How to Answer The Question, “How is the Market?”

2019-07-19T18:38:56+00:00

How to Answer The Question, "How is the Market?" CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON   •   May 1, 2019 How To Answer, “How Is The Market?” When a home buyer or seller is looking to get started on the process of selling or buying a house, they are going to have lots of questions that you'll need to be prepared to answer. One question you're guaranteed to hear is, "how is the market?" As a real estate agent, do you give a definitive “it is the best time to buy/sell!" or “right now is not the time [...]

How to Answer The Question, “How is the Market?”2019-07-19T18:38:56+00:00

Preparing your home to sell

2019-11-20T20:50:55+00:00

Preparing To Sell Your Home CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON   •   April 03, 2019 There is more to selling your home than putting up a "For Sale" sign and waiting for the offers to start rolling in. 1. Get Cleaning You need to make a good first impression in order to be able to sell your home. Dirt and eyesores can and will distract buyers and prevent them from appreciating the best features of the home. It could also easily give the impression that bigger maintenance issues have not been taken care of and your [...]

Preparing your home to sell2019-11-20T20:50:55+00:00

Why 80 percent of agents fail within their first year

2019-07-19T18:39:17+00:00

Why Real Estate Agents Fail CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON   •   October 23, 2018 Why do agents fail within their first year? Top Reasons why real estate agents fail Non-existent or delusional business plan of revenue. Most agents do not plan ahead on how their income flow is going to change and that's understandable. In order to be part of the 20% that do succeed, City Insight Houston guides agents on planning and implementing a legitimate business plan that can help agents achieve the numbers they want. Start small, scale up, and visualize with reason.  Lack [...]

Why 80 percent of agents fail within their first year2019-07-19T18:39:17+00:00