ABC is now casting for the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette,” and they are looking for a REALTOR®, in particular, to be on the show.
“From past experience I know that REALTORS® are well rounded, smart, and successful,” says the casting director.
Who knows? It could be you!
Here is the info:
The search is on for the 25 suitors who will meet the next Bachelorette! Do you know someone with the personality, charisma, and a sense of adventure, who is ready to have some fun and possibly find true love?
If you would like to nominate the next Bachelorette, or if you are an eligible bachelor and you would like to meet the next Bachelorette e-mail Lane.Casting@gmail.com or call Lane at 310-954-5887 today.
By Heather Soldonia
In the spirit of October and Halloween, I think it’s a perfect time to discuss the many superstitions, beliefs, and practices held by home buyers (and sellers). As I’ve implied before, the San Francisco Bay Area is a cauldron pot of ancestries, religions, family, and marital statuses. But with that diversity there is a cobweb of belief systems and practices.
Examples of Taboo Features:
- Home (or front door) faces North– doesn’t encourage harmony, natural flow, warmth, protection, etc. as it would if it were facing other directions.
- Staircase (or backdoor) visible from front door – means any good fortune in the home will quickly flow out.
- Death in home – the person’s spirit may still remain in the home.
- Numbers in address or purchase price are unlucky – 4 and 13 are unlucky, or any number ending with a downward stroke (1,4,7,9).
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In an effort to make connects and tap into valuable business resources, 26 young real estate professionals have successfully founded a new YPN chapter in Fairfield County, Conn.
Here are some quick facts:
Chapter name: Fairfield County YPN
Main contact: Richard Eimicke (Staff Liaison)
Main phone number: 203-744-7255
Number of members in chapter: 26
Officers: Co-Chairs: Andrea Kramer and Rhonda Woods
The group is planning a kickoff event and networking reception on Oct. 28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Westport Country Play House in Westport, Conn., with coffee and pastries. REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 Under 30 Winner” Jared James from Milford, Conn. will be the keynote speaker. The event is open to all 5,933 Fairfield County REALTORS®.
The Young Professionals Network is a great place to connect with other real estate industry professionals. By getting involved or starting your own local chapter, you’ll create a bridge to many industry tools, resources, and networking events. YPN is now 29 chapters strong nationwide, with 8 new chapters approved in September alone. For more information, or to download a chapter application, visit www.realtor.org/ypn.
By Kenneth Culbertson
“Who are you to tell me that I need to bring $10,000 to the closing table? You’re just a kid!” ~ Seller
These are the types of words I would hear when I was first selling real estate back in 1995 at 23 years of age. How would I overcome such critique? FACTS and STATISTICS!
The numbers don’t lie – I would look at things as objectively as possible and show my customers the numbers as sincerely as possible. I figured that what I lacked in “experience” I could make up in both fact-finding and delivery. I would have to offer more knowledge, more enthusiasm, and more effort.
Over time, these qualities would lead to referrals and repeat client transactions. My key to success as a young REALTOR®, as well as a seasoned agent now (38 years old, 15 years experience) has been to surround myself with top notch professionals so I can be a quality resource for all things real estate. Clients gain confidence and trust – two of the leading reasons buyers and sellers choose their REALTOR® – when I provide the resources needed to structure a smooth flowing transaction.
Ken Culbertson, known as “The HOME Coach,” is a broker-associate with Keller Williams Realty in Cherry Hill, N.J. Visit his Web site: www.kwhomecoach.com.
With a growing interest among members of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, the group has officially formed a new chapter of YPN.
C.A.R.’s application was one of eight approved in September, bringing the grand total to 29 YPN chapters nationwide.
With two networking events already under their belt, members of the new YPN group are planning another education event/meeting and networking
reception during the C.A.R. EXPO on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in San Jose, Calif.
Chapter name: CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (C.A.R. YPN)
Main contact: Carmen Hirciag
Address: 525 S. Virgil Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020
Main phone number: 213-739-8333
Number of members in your chapter: 40
Congratulations to C.A.R. YPN!
The Young Professionals Network is a great place to connect with other real estate industry professionals. By getting involved or starting your own local chapter, you’ll create a bridge to many industry tools, resources, and networking events. For more information, or to download a chapter application, visit www.realtor.org/ypn.