Ambergate Edmonton Real Estate Blog

You may be a brand-new agent or you may have been in the industry for a year or two. In either case your essential challenges are the same. How do you most effectively build your client base and keep costs LOW.

The most basic way to build a client base is to go out to friends and family. Call everyone you know, send them a letter and enclose your business card. For most agents this is not enough to build or sustain a practice. According to the REALTORS® Association 72% of new agents are GONE within 2 years.

So how can you prevent this happening to you?

First make sure you have access to the right tools. For example,”

  1.     A website designed to capture potential clients leads
  2.     An effective and easy to use CRM system (Client
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Understandably many of us may consider that trying to buy a home in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic would be an unwise move. Whilst I acknowledge that this crisis is real. It must also be kept in perspective. Does anyone remember the SARS outbreak in 2003? Or perhaps H1N1 in 2009? Both were considered to be pandemics and yet they had little effect on our home buying market.

As of Monday March 17th, the death toll from the Coronavirus in Canada was 4 people, according to the National Post.

Based on an article in the National Post, more than 12,000 people go to hospital with the common flue and 3,500 die in Canada every year. And yet we don’t panic about that.

If you are considering buying a home in 2020, this might be the time to do

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Intuitively, getting into real estate in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic might not seem like a great idea. Ideally you will have your license already. If not, then you have a few months study ahead of you, but that’s OK. The market will still be ready for you.

Here are 3 good reasons why this might just be your moment:

1. The REALTOR® Community Will Be Thinning Out

The market for REALTORS® is crowded. As a new practitioner, one of your many challenges will be to find clients who are not already working with a REALTOR®. The current crisis, combined with the fact that our industry subscriptions are up at the end of March, will encourage many ‘old timers’ and ‘part-timers’ to leave the industry. This will present opportunities to service

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Understandably many of us may consider that trying to sell a home in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic would be an unwise move. Whilst I acknowledge that this crisis is real. It must also be kept in perspective. Does anyone remember the SARS outbreak in 2003? Or perhaps H1N1 in 2009? Both were considered to be pandemics and yet they had little effect on our home selling market. According to this article in the National Post, more than 12,000 people go to hospital with the common flue and 3,500 die in Canada every year. And yet we don’t panic about that.

If you are considering making a move this might be the time to do it.

Here’s why:

1.  Only most motivated home buyers will be active

These are the folks that need a new home and need

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A career in real estate can be a tremendously rewarding career if you truly understand what you are getting into and how the industry actually works.

Some of the typical benefits are:

  1.     You will always have work
  2.     The residential market is so large, it could be described as perpetual and downturn proof.
  3.     Life happens to real estate. People leave home, marry, have children, divorce, move to a new city, die and retire.
  4.     Repeat business opportunities. Most people move every 8 to 10 years.

What Do Many People Think the Job is About?

Many people we talk to want to get into real estate for 4 keys reasons:

  1.     They like looking at homes and think it could be so much fun to go shopping every day
  2.     They have an
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You’ve seen those signs. They are placed on street corners and on someone’s front yard most weekends, especially during the weekends. But have you ever stopped your car and ventured in? 

Here are 5 good reasons why next time you should: 

1. It’s Fun & Low Pressure 

There’s never any obligation. Inside the home and particularly at our Open Houses, you will find a friendly, chatty and knowledgeable REALTOR® that is looking forward to answering all your questions. And who doesn’t like looking at homes? 

2. Great Way to Get Design Ideas 

Perhaps you are not quite ready to buy. In the meantime, you can use your Open House experience to get some design and decorating ideas for when you are. 

3. Great

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Situation 

Dean purchased this lovely home and ultimately realized it was too big for him and on the wrong side of town. Dean was not keen on spending a large amount of money on real estate commissions and so he purchased a program from Purple Bricks. The registration process was fine. The Purple Bricks tech took the photos and some pertinent details. The Purple Bricks tech also installed the for-sale sign. A few weeks went by and interest plus support was lackluster according to Dean. He paid a little and received little in the way of value. In Deans words he started to look around for a locally owned real estate brokerage that was thinking ‘outside of the box’. Dean quickly realized that the flat fee program offered by Ambergate Realty

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A career in real estate can seem very glamorous. To many people, it also presents as a way to make scads of money for little effort. 

The reality? Most new REALTORS® need to exert many thousands of man hours and invest heavily in professional development and marketing to get their careers off the ground. 

So, you might be asking. What are my odds of success? How sure can I be of success? 

Here’s a scary statistic. According to an ad hoc study by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, 72% of new members have left the industry within 2 years. 

Still interested? 

Here are my thoughts on how you can be successful: 

  1. Make sure you have enough cash to last for 3 to 12 months without receiving a

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Our industry struggles with being regarded as a profession despite the fact that it requires a lot of education and many years of doing the work to really become a master practitioner. 

Unfortunately, some REALTORS® work against this goal due to their choice of dress code. Its not unknown here in Edmonton to see REALTORS® during the summer months working in board shorts and flip flops. In my view this is totally unprofessional. Would you sell your home or trust someone to help you buy if they dressed like this? 

Studies show that how you choose to present yourself and in particular how you choose to dress will make a difference. 

Yale did a study back in 2014. The challenge was for a group of students to ‘sell a factory.

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We just sold this home in Albany and received this amazing review: 

Google 5 Stars *****  

“Awesome experience with Ambergate Realty Advisors; Stuart Neil was Professional and easy to communicate with. House sold in 3 months; I would highly recommend Ambergate Realty Advisors.”  

Want more information about our lower cost FLAT FEE home selling programs? Please feel free to call our broker owner Stuart Neal at: 780-760-2014 or visit our home sellers page www.FlatFeeRealtyAdvisors.ca 

Want more information about our home buying services? Please feel free to call our broker owner Stuart Neal at: 780-760-2014 or visit our website www.AmbergateHomes.ca 

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