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Important Topics To Cover With Your Buyers Agent | Boca Luxury Condos

important topics to discuss with your buyers agent

As Boca Luxury Condo agents, part of our job is to put you in the best position to succeed. This includes asking the right questions of our prospective clients, and empowering them to ask the right questions to us. When sitting down to survey our luxury condo market with your Champagne & Parisi buyer's agent, they will likely provide you with the tools to optimize your search and succeed from every level. Our blog, though secondary to direct contact with an agent, is meant to support and supplement your knowledge base. Today's blog calls on the advice of some of our finest buyer's agents, who (as former clients and condo owners themselves) can leverage knowledge from both sides of a transaction, and as a client-resident. Read on and gear up to build a partnership for the long haul, and succeed from the beginning with these topics covered in full.

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Market Conditions

The "market" is often something that shouldn't supersede the individual circumstances of a given clinet. However, much like we all react differently to the weather, we all have our own aptitude...

8 Ways To Go The Extra Mile For Your Boca Condo Buyers

8 ways to go the extra mile for your clients

Every Boca Raton Condo agent is expected to adhere to and exemplify the core principles of any successful professional, not just as a Realtor. Promptness, ethics, communicability, and knowledge are intangibles that should be part of every professional's acumen on day 1. Beyond these traditional expectations, there are many ways a quality agent can set themselves apart. With the luxury market we serve, and the type of clients we work with, there are many ways to support and go the extra mile for your clients before, during, and after your transaction. These 8 suggestions are a few of many, but are a great way to start showcasing your best side to your clients and go the extra mile for your Boca condo buyers and sellers.

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Send A Pizza On Moving Day

It may be a small gesture, but sending a pizza or some type of delivery food (bonus points for supporting a local restaurant!) on a move-in day is a surefire way to endear yourself to your clients. When it comes to nurturing your clients, completing a final sale is just one step in what you hope will be a lifelong journey together. When moving gets underway, stresses are at an all-time high, and when hunger pangs, tempers flare. Sending some food in to settle nerves and care for your...

5 Overlooked But Important Marketing Ideas For Boca Raton Realtors

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Though real estate is and will always be a business built on relationships, the advent of modern technology and the way we connect with our clients evolves alongside our practice. Certain intangibles and soft skills will always be the backbone of what makes us great Realtors, but the way we communicate and the tone we carry through these modern platforms shifts under our feet. For instance, consider the amount of time that is saved by simply using electronic communication compared to the pen-and-paper methods of yesteryear. Just the concept of a voice-activated call, rather than slogging through pages of your Rolodex, is a surefire way to save hours and hours every year. What we do with this added efficiency and how we wield these platforms to put ourselves out there is the next frontier for both tenured agents and up-and-coming aspirants. Today's Boca Luxury Condo blog will cover some of the overlooked methods that agents can leverage to broaden, and deepen, their connection to current and future clients. 

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Mobile Format Your Website

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5 Thoughtful Gifts To Leave Behind For Your New Boca Condo Buyers

5 thoughtful gifts for your condo buyers

Boca Luxury Condos entertain a demographic of a discerning taste. This isn't to say that the many gated communities and unincorporated single-family homes aren't fit for royalty, but the lifestyles that lead buyers to upscale high rise condos on the beach are limited in scope. You will rarely find a newlywed couple choosing a high rise to raise their family, opting instead for homes with more flexibility, exchanging amenities and luxury for practicality and accessibility. This means, that you will likely be dealing with clients with more refined, specific tastes and desires from their property. When it comes to gifting, this must be taken into account. Through today's list, we provide 5 thoughtful "leave behind" gifts to welcome your new condo buyers to the property you cherished for so long. 

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"Welcome Home" Sign and Personal Letter

Despite the big-money deals and high rollers who choose to live in condos like Royal Palm Residences and Presidential Place,  not everything in...

Real Estate Agent Tips: 5 Ways To Market With Automation

5 ways savvy agents market using automation

With AI taking over industries, the furor around technology has reached a veritable fever pitch. However, without reinventing the wheel or learning a new set of skills, there are ways to leverage existing technology to your advantage. "Automation" doesn't have to be complex. It can sometimes mean something as simple as using a content planner to schedule posts, and cascade into tasks that are much more complex. Regardless of your technological understanding, these are some of the simpler ways Realtors have used modern technology to automate key tasks and streamline their workflow.

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Email Marketing Campaign

Email marketing has been the backbone of numerous online industries for well over a decade. Though there are some more modern tactics to convert e-commerce customers, when presenting listings to your clients and prospects, there are a few more apt mediums to work with. What email marketing may lack in speed, it makes up for in thoroughness. For instance, there are faster ways to convert sales for products bought, sold, and shipped from the point of sale. For housing, however, a more thorough glance is needed to weigh your options. Email marketing keeps your clients in the loop and allows for...

6 Ways You May Be Hurting Your Boca Condo Value

6 ways you may be hurting your condo value

You may not know it, but your words, actions, and upkeep of your Boca condo may be depreciating its value faster than time itself. Not everything is within your control, but in cases where you have a voice and an opportunity, it's important to know you're doing the right thing. As Realtors, it is in our best interests for our condos to remain highly valued, well-maintained, and full of quality people. In today's Boca Luxury Condo blog, we share 6 ways you may not know it, but could be slowly chipping away at your condo value.

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High HOA Fees

Without the presence of truly astounding amenities, a skyward HOA fee schedule will deter most discerning buyers. While you may have little control over the ultimate decision, you still can participate in the semi-democratic process that is condo ownership. As a Boca condo owner, you own your unit and share the ownership of all common areas. Each year is a new opportunity to get involved, whether that be through advocacy, or by getting elected to the board yourself! Regardless, your condo association should have the ability to itemize and justify the logic and quantity behind every notable expense....

Build The Perfect Boca Luxury Realtor Bio | 5 Things You Need For The Perfect Professional Bio

5 keys for realtor bios

As Realtors, mastery of the written word may not be at the forefront of skills you'd expect to need. However, as the years go by, professional real estate agents will tend to notice how much being a skilled rhetorician can elevate your practice. With so much emphasis put on communication, it's no wonder Realtors are putting more time, effort, and money into perfecting their online and in-print portrayals. This usually starts with a fresh series of headshots and a written biography. Your bio should say more about you than why you should be hired. It should of course, list your qualifications and experience, but there is so much more than can be said in just a few short words. Remember, your clients expect you to be on time, speak, be ethical, and ensure a smooth transaction. In many cases, it's something else beyond meeting your professional obligations that can make all the difference in the eyes of your prospects. Here are 5 tips to enhance, expand, and improve your Realtor biography. 

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Origin Point And How You Got Here

No matter where you're from, you have a story to tell about why you're here. Whether that's experiencing the American dream as a first-generation immigrant,...

Boca Luxury Condo Sales | 7 Common Sales Objections And How To Work Past Them

7 common sales objections and how to overcome them

The word "salesperson" is adjacent to the function of Realtors, but is somewhat of a dirty word to industry professionals. Though "sales" are technically part of the operational aspect of business, the sales portion of real estate is more akin to matchmaking and meeting needs, than qualifying a product to a mystery buyer. Buying a Boca luxury condo is not a blind date, nor is it a process in which your agent should struggle to compel you through. A good agent ascertains the needs of their client, cross-references the available inventory, and finds the best possible match. From there, the agent may tout the quality, value, or trajectory of the surrounding area. Learn these common objections, and what we've learned about addressing the needs of your client tactfully while providing insight into ways you can gently steer your client in the right direction.

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Competitor Comparisons

It's not uncommon for a homeowner to ask their agent to lower their commission, or in some cases mention that "other Realtors" would take less. This often forces the Realtor into a defensive crouch, where they begin grasping at their value points and regurgitating them towards the client. While this may all be...

6 Photo Tips For The Perfect Boca Luxury Condo Listing

6 photo tips for the perfect condo listings

In a world run by the "visual," it's as important as ever to begin your listing with clean, crisp, and beautiful photographs. After all, it could be a single image that prompts a buyer to decide between two very comparable consumer products. For instance, there may be two comparable water thermoses for sale online, but one may include crisper images and more information on the quality of the product. This could be the difference between a $19 decision. When it comes to six-, seven-, and even eight-figure transactions, the presence of valuable information backed by beautiful photographs is all the most important. After all, if it matters with the small things, then it is only magnified when selling a Boca luxury condo. A condo is more than just a much larger financial commitment, it is the place one calls home, and the centerpiece of their lifestyle. To skimp on good quality help or to take your low-quality images not only hurts your seller, but it hurts your reputation as well. An excellent set of photographs is the first step to proving you're willing to commit to the rudiments of modern real estate, where 97% of searches begin online. Before going and showing, be sure to follow these tips for the perfect condo photos!

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What Is "Fee Simple?" Fee Simple Explained

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"Fee Simple" is a confusing and extremely common phrase used throughout real estate. We've all heard it, but do we know what it means? In today's Boca Luxury Condo blog, we're eager to make it... simple. Thankfully, this term doesn't require much of an introduction and is in fact as simple as it sounds. In today's blog, we'll review the definition of fee simple, the varieties of fee simple ownership, and how it applies to you!

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Fee Simple: Defined

Fee Simple is commonly defined as a "landowner's complete and total ownership of a piece of land and all properties on it." Unlike owning a building itself, renting, or living in a condo, fee simple ownership entitles the owner to all parts of the land. This ensures that the landowner can do just about anything they wish to the land, as long as it falls within proper easement, zoning, and code enforcement laws. Homeowners may sell the home, land, and all buildings on the premises, add or subtract parts of the home, build a second story, new garage, or outbuilding, or tear everything down and build from scratch. As part of this entitlement, fee simple homeowners may also elect to pass down the property to a desired benefactor in the event of loss of life or another issue. However, this doesn't mean...