What Does a Day in the Life of a Top Producing Real Estate Agent Look Like?

By Tara L. Christianson on Oct 24, 2018 2:23:00 PM

Once you become a top-producing real estate agent, certain things should come as second nature to you. Don’t be mistaken, though. You still have to work hard and work smart, and a lot of that boils down to keeping a schedule. America's #1 Real Estate Coach and mentor to CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty agents Tom Ferry likes to say, “Routine is the sign of an ambitious individual.”

He’s written a blueprint for what a top-producing agent’s week should look like. While he has some basic rules – like starting each day knowing what your goal is and time-blocking your entire day out on your schedule – he has also broken the day down. Here’s a snapshot of what part of a day for a top-producing agent could look like:

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Some of the Best Closing Gifts for Your Clients

By Tara L. Christianson on Aug 20, 2018 11:24:18 AM

It’s settlement day, and you grab a bottle of champagne in a gift bag, ready to give to your clients as a “thank you.” What a nice gesture! What slipped your mind, though, is that your clients don’t drink…and your gift is about to be relegated to the ‘regift’ closet in your clients’ new home.

Client gifts, although not expected, are a fairly common occurrence on or just after settlement day. When it comes to what to give clients, though, real estate agents sometimes default to the usual nice bottle of bubbly.

If you’re looking for some other ideas, including some more personalized options, however, here are several we’ve gathered from our CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty agents:

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Listing and Holding an Open House During the Holidays - Should You Do It?

By Tara L. Christianson on May 21, 2018 9:38:02 AM

Now that we’ve addressed what time of year is the best to list a home, there are two other questions many real estate agents get about selling a home, especially around bigger holidays like Christmas and Easter. Those questions are: “Should I list a house around the holiday?” and “Should you hold an open house over the holiday?”

We asked some of our CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty agents to weigh in with their thoughts, and here are some of their responses.

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How Involved Should a Real Estate Agent Be in the Mortgage Process?

By Tara L. Christianson on Apr 6, 2018 8:35:00 AM

Real estate transactions often involve more people than a buyer or seller may initially realize. From real estate agents to home inspectors to appraisers to mortgage professionals, there are any number of people who ‘touch’ the transaction before it’s done.

And, oftentimes, those people have to seamlessly work with each other to make sure the real estate settlement is successful. When a buyer needs a mortgage, finding the best mortgage professional to assist with a buyer’s needs is extremely important. That begs the question:

How involved should a real estate agent be in the mortgage process?

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