5 Qualities of Being a Great REALTOR

SHELLY RAGAN | April 25, 2016

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Spring is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts, so why not figure out if you’re right for being a REALTOR®? Becoming an agent is a big step towards a new, prosperous career in real estate.

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Jamestown is an established leader among managers of real estate funds investing in commercial U.S. properties. With an unequaled track record beginning in 1983, Jamestown is respected by investors, partners and competitors as a focused and sophisticated real estate investment firm. Jamestown is primarily focused on acquiring and managing office, retail and mixed use properties in 24-hour coastal markets. With a mix of core and opportunistic funds, Jamestown pursues a wide variety of transactions within the real estate sector.

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How Technology Is Enabling the Real Estate Process

Article | April 8, 2020

Almost everything right now is shifting to a virtual format. One of the big changes we’re adapting to is the revisions to the common real estate transaction, which all vary by state and locality. Technology, however, is making it possible for many of us to continue on the quest for homeownership, an essential need for all. Here’s a look at some of the elements of the process that are changing (at least in the near-term), due to stay-at-home orders and social distancing, and what you may need to know about each one if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home sooner rather than later.

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The 3 Tasks Every Real Estate Agent Should Be Outsourcing

Article | April 1, 2020

A clean, well-managed CRM can be your most valuable real estate tool. Too often, however, the database is so neglected and disorganized that it’s not living up to its full potential. Management of the system is an ongoing task, requiring a significant amount of an agent’s time. In fact, the folks at Hubspot found that nearly 30 percent of salespeople spent in excess of an hour a day on data entry. That’s an hour much better spent taking a former client to lunch or prospecting for new clients. When it comes to outsourcing real estate tasks, how does one go about finding help with data entry? Hiring a virtual assistant with CRM experience is probably the easiest way to get started. Here are just a few tasks to hand off:

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Material Shortages Causing Housing Problems – Real Estate Market Update

Article | April 7, 2021

Spring is here, and with it comes home buying season. If you’re in real estate, it’s about to get really interesting. There are also some unique challenges you and your buyers might be confronting in the market now. Let’s get to what you need to know. The housing market has been red-hot for quite a while now. Sales for both new and existing homes have been on an absolute tear. But last month, both of these metrics took a step back. One likely reason for this is no doubt a moderate increase in mortgage rates. However, it seems to me we talk about that enough. Today, we would like to spotlight another factor causing issues in the housing market and possibly even delaying construction of homes in some areas. There’s a real shortage of the necessary materials for constructing and renovating homes at this point. According to a December report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 71% of builders were facing a shortage of at least one material. That means the houses that were being built in December that may just be getting ready to come on the market now may either be delayed or come with higher prices. The material most in demand was lumber, with 31% of contractors experiencing a shortage.

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The Future of Real Estate & Realtors

Article | April 3, 2020

It is where the AI (Artificial Intelligence) takes over days worth of a real estate agent's hard work and computes results in a second. We are moving at an unprecedented pace in technology and everything seems to be moving faster with time - Data capture, data analysis, home comparables, broker commission splits, transaction timeline and much more. As AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IOT (Internet of things) take over most of the work of Realtors, the biggest question that lies ahead is "What is the future of Real Estate & Realtors? Would AI replace real estate agents in the near future or will there still be an inert need of knowledgable professionals when people want to buy or sell their homes?"

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Jamestown

Jamestown is an established leader among managers of real estate funds investing in commercial U.S. properties. With an unequaled track record beginning in 1983, Jamestown is respected by investors, partners and competitors as a focused and sophisticated real estate investment firm. Jamestown is primarily focused on acquiring and managing office, retail and mixed use properties in 24-hour coastal markets. With a mix of core and opportunistic funds, Jamestown pursues a wide variety of transactions within the real estate sector.

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