In 2011, Keller Williams launched the first ever agent business platform, eEdge. eEdge is a solution that allows Keller Williams realtors a implement a “lead-to-close” system. There are many features of eEdge that make it appealing including:
1. Lead Capture
As visitors are on your website searching for listings they are prompted to enter their information after the 2nd search if they want to keep searching (and they do!) This information is generated to the agent in real time so that the agent can respond to the lead in a matter of minutes.
Each lead resides in the eEdge database. From there, agents can email clients directly, set them up with listing reports and track what they are doing on the website. In addition, clients are placed on a drip where they will get emails automatically from the agent every so often to help the agent in moving the sale forward.
3. Marketing and Advertising
eEdge also offers the ability to market your listings, design CMAs and create links to potential clients with properties they may be interested in. For potential buyers, there are different search parameters that they can specify when visiting your website. Searching is seamless to the end user as they can search by type of property, price ranges, features, neighborhoods and even short sales or REOs.
4. Online Portal for paperless transactions
One of the other great things about the Keller Williams eEdge system is the offering of an online portal. The online portal make taking the lead to contract to close all in a paperless fashion. With the ability to complete the entire transaction as well as share with other co-op agents, eEdge has revolutionized the way business is done today.
Becoming a real estate agent is a very rewarding and fun career at Keller Williams Realty. One of the perks that Keller Williams Realty offers is Profit Sharing.
Profit Sharing is a way for the agents and brokers of the company to bring in new agents. As you can imagine many people decide to work for one agency over another and may interview with several companies prior to selecting one. At Keller Williams, agents are offered profit share in order to encourage agents to attract additional realtors for the firm.
Here is a short video explaining how profit share works:
While many agencies might offer a one-time fee for bringing on another real estate agent, Keller Williams Realty is different. Keller Williams Realty offers profit share which enable agents to really grow the business through passive income. Essentially, you are growing a profit share tree, which will help you as you get deeper into your career.
With Keller Williams as one as the fastest growing and largest real estate agencies, it is clear why so many agents choose to work there! To date, Keller Williams has paid out over $1M in profit share to its agents.
So, we have heard it all before, that Spring is the best time to sell a home in South Jersey. In a recent report from April 2013 according to MSN Real Estate, this apparently is a myth.
This year, Zillow conducted some reports as well, and determined that November, December and January are the BEST times to list a home for sale. ”It’s a supply-and-demand issue,” Brendon DeSimone, a real-estate agent who appears on HGTV, wrote at the Zillow blog. “Most sellers assume buyers aren’t seriously looking during this prolonged holiday season. And yet, many buyers are looking at properties in person and online right up until Christmas Eve. If the right home goes on the market in mid-December, a serious buyer — and there will be a lot of them — will take note.”
This is good news to many home owners how have been sitting on the fence, not sure if they should wait until spring for fear that their home will not go under contract. According to the Examiner, there are plenty of reasons why the holidays are a great time to list your home for sale, especially in South Jersey:
1. Less Competition -
Many homeowners in South Jersey will wait to list their home in the spring, along with everyone else. Having your home listed for sale during these holiday months can bring you more buyers and less competition from your neighbors (who will be patiently waiting until the spring). This can also bring you more money from your home with more serious prospects.
2. Homes Decorated for the Holidays -
There is something to be said about the cheer of the holidays. Homes decorated with Christmas trees, lights, and a light coating of snow are very nostalgic for many families looking to purchase a home in South Jersey. When prospective buyers are looking for homes in South Jersey during the holidays, they are thinking of the memories they will make here as they share the holidays with family. Have you ever noticed when you have looked at homes yourself and you said, “Won’t it be great to have parties here in this yard?” Well, with holiday decorations, there is the same result, only more significant.
3. Calendar Years
When we consider corporate transfers and relocations into South Jersey, most corporations will move employees in January. They do not have the ability to wait until spring. Many people will want to move within South Jersey in January, allowing things to follow a calendar year. Keeping things simple for many buyers makes many settlements pour into January. Also, with this, it allows you as the new buyer the ability to now have more homes to choose from in South Jersey during the spring as you start to look for your next home.
Being a South Jersey real estate agent, we get to see some pretty funny stuff out there. Today, I thought it would be a good idea to add some funny things that I have stumbled upon, including funny signs, funny descriptions of homes and many more.
I think all realtors try to pride themselves on working nights, weekends and responding to emails right away. But, can you really say that you are as good as Rod Peeler?
We have all handled our share of crazy clients going through a divorce. How have I never thought of this idea?
You have heard of the au-pair suites, the office space, and other added rooms, but have you ever seen one of these for sale?
And, just in time for Christmas.
As South Jersey gets ready for Halloween, one of my favorite holidays, we take a look at some of the scariest homes for sale.
Each year, many homes are listed for sale, but how many can hold the honor of scariest homes for sale? Personally, I wish we could finally get a Haunted House on the list in South Jersey, but with these competitors, its not looking likely!
One of the homes, a $15 Million Dollar LA Home is said to have been vacant for 15 years and sitting on top of an Indian Burial ground. With 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and a 200-bottle wine cellar, the rumors of aliens and ghosts plagues the home.
Then there is the Psycho Murder House which is Janet Leigh’s actual home, currently for sale. Many of us would picture her from the Alfred Hitchcock files and be terrified. Well, just imagine sleeping in her house at night!
Finally, there is a Haunted House currently listed in New Orleans, a town known for being spooky! This B&B, the Magnolia Mansion, boasts creepy stories about how a ghost maid will tuck you in at night and a child who lurks in the halls. If you are looking to make a reservation, you can just reach right out to them here. Oh, and surprisingly, they do weddings too!