February 2017

Found 13 blog entries for February 2017.

Madison WI Real Estate TeamThere are two basic ways real estate teams assign credit for closings. One way is to give each agent credit for their closings on Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, and on the MLS. The other way is to assign the credit for each closing to the team leader. We believe the first approach is a great way to ensure the long-term success and stability of the team. Here are 5 reasons why.

5 Reasons Agents on Teams Should Receive Credit for their Closings

  1. When agents receive credit for their closings, it gives them reward and recognition for their work. 
  2. It shows each agent what they've accomplished and helps them set goals for the future.
  3. It creates transparency and a sense of friendly competition. Sharing the credit means everyone on the team knows the
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It's only February 1st but it's already beginning to feel like a Spring market. So far this year 4 of our transactions have involved cash offers. One of our listing clients just received 4 cash offers - all of them for above the list price. 

Single family homes are in short supply, and buyers are adjusting their tactics accordingly. Here's a quick overview of the competitive real estate market in Dane County.  

Madison Single Family Homes

The real estate market in Madison is hot under $400,000. Overall there are only 1.1 months of inventory available for sale. Almost one-third of all single family home listings have an accepted offer (a high percentage for this time of year).

Fitchburg Single Family Homes

The Fitchburg real estate

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How do you sell a listing? It starts with an online showing, where potential buyers look at the photos you've posted, and determine if it's worth their time to come in person. Debbie Lea of Showcase Home Stagers knows this well. She works with each of our clients to transform their space, and make their homes truly photo-ready. It's not as simple as just making the rooms look nice. Debbie looks at the potential angles for photographs, and prepares each room to shine.

"People are shopping for an experience. They want to imagine themselves hosting friends, throwing a party, or relaxing in the quiet spaces of their new home. You can arrange the items in your home to help tell that story," she says.  When staging a room, Debbie looks for opportunities to

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