Lynn Minnick Archive

My $25,000 Commission From a Rental Call

By Lynn Minnick When I was a new agent back in 2000, I took a rental call. It was a young couple, around my age, looking for a rental in town. Once we started talking, they told me they...
January 24, 2014

Making the Most of Your Open House (Downtime)

By Lynn Minnick You’ve done all the prep work for a successful open house event: Every online venue has your open house details posted, signs are up, packets for buyers and potential sellers are prepped, the music is picked...
January 2, 2014

An American Agent in Paris

By Lynn Minnick I’ve just come back from an amazing summer in Europe with my young family.  The time had come again to get off the continent for vacation, because we all know that if you’re somewhere reachable, it’s...
September 20, 2013

YPN Agent Appears on ‘House Hunters’

By Lynn Minnick Late this past spring, fellow Connecticut YPNer Carl Lantz had the opportunity to be on HGTV’s popular series House Hunters.  To celebrate the episode, Carl hosted a huge viewing party, and I’m sure he’s added something along the lines...

Vendor Speed Dating

By Lynn Minnick This post follows along the same idea as Cory Brewer’s last post about relationships.  My office has a new office leader/manager and she recently put together an event that I thought was pretty genius AND helped...
April 25, 2012

What I Learned at Leadership

By Lynn Minnick I was lucky enough to have been picked to participate in NAR’s Leadership 200 and 300 classes this week at my association.  I say lucky enough because we’re the largest association in our state and there...

Selling a Great View, YPN Style

By Lynn Minnick It wasn’t that long ago that my partner and I were kicking around ideas for a spring marketing plan on our big listing on the Connecticut River.  After all that snow and a wet early spring...

It Takes a (Real Estate) Village

By Lynn Minnick I recently found myself thinking about how the changing market has forced us to change, to adapt, to constantly improve on the skills necessary to survive and succeed in this business.  Then I realized that as...
March 31, 2011

The Additional Expenses of Buying a HUD Foreclosure

By Lynn Minnick Although I’ve been in real estate for 10 years now, I just closed on my first HUD foreclosure.  We haven’t had that many in my market (yet!) and so far I’ve somehow managed to avoid them. ...

Get Creative with Your Listings

By Lynn Minnick I’ve been marketing the crazy out of a high-end listing.  (Yes, I’m fairly sure I just made up that expression…but this is about getting creative, right?)  This is easily the hardest I’ve ever worked to sell...
February 9, 2011