Agent Harvesting: The Best Way To Find The Top Producing Real Estate Agents In Your Area


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The biggest mistake buyers and sellers make when hiring a Realtor is that they do not do their homework before hiring a real estate agent.  They end up with a house that sits on the market longer, sells for a lower price, and the time spent dealing with that agent is a nightmare.  AgentHarvest helps minimize the chance of these things happening by finding agents in your area that are currently selling houses like yours, in your neighborhood, for you to interview.  Continue reading

Is it the Right Time to Become a Real Estate Agent?

Joining the ranks of America’s real estate agents can be a rewarding career. But becoming a top agent takes a lot of work, and can be a big risk if you have to leave another career to jump into real estate. If you are thinking of taking steps to become a real estate agent, is now the right time? Continue reading

Ideas for Your First Real Estate Investment

Property valueGetting started with real estate investing can be a daunting proposition for new investors. Like other investments, real estate comes with real risks, but the opportunities for success are great as well. If you’ve seen people invest with success and want to get started, here are three ideas for your first real estate investment. Continue reading

How to Get Started in a Real Estate Career

Young Real Estate AgentReal estate can be a fruitful career, exciting, and interesting career. If you learn real estate, you open up doors to earn money as an investor, real estate agent, or savvy homeowner looking to profit from each home you buy. Here are some places to get started in your new real estate career. Continue reading

Finding Real Estate Agents

Finding real estate agents is easy. A quick online search gives results for thousands of options. But if you want a good agent you can trust, finding real estate agents can be harder and takes a bit more work. Here are some key skills top real estate agents have, and how you can find one for your next real estate purchase or sale. Continue reading

Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS)

Buying a vacation home is a major purchase, and while it is not a primary home, it should not be completed hastily. If you are looking to buy a second home, a Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) is an agent specially trained on helping you find and purchase the perfect property for your needs. Continue reading

Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES)

Nobody likes losing a loved one. The loss of a family member is a hard thing to experience in any circumstance, but dealing with the legal hassles of wills and estates makes the grieving process even worse. A Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES) designated agent has special training to deal with this very situation, and can help alleviate some of the difficulty of this unpleasant time. Continue reading

Certified Urban Expert (CUE)

Around the world, there is a large trend of rural families moving into urban cities, and this trend is true here in the United States as well. With more people moving into cities, urban real estate is becoming more important than ever. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in an urban center, the services of a Certified Urban Expert (CUE) designated real estate agent might be perfect for you. Continue reading

VA & Military Real Estate Specialist (VAMRES)

As an active duty military member, you regularly have to move around the country, and sometimes internationally, to fulfill your duties. As a veteran, you may have special needs and requirements when buying a home, such as proximity to a military base or VA facility. Any agent can help you buy and sell a home, but only a VA & Military Real Estate Specialist (VAMRES) designated agent has taken the time to become a certified specialist in meeting your needs. Continue reading

Real Estate Investment Advisor (REIA)

Most people get their first taste of real estate buying their first home, but some people get bit by the property bug and have a desire and drive to invest in properties for additional income, or a career. Whether you are looking to buy your first investment property or are a seasoned investor, working with a qualified agent will serve you well. Continue reading

Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)

When you are selling a home, you want to get the best price possible. No one wants to walk away from a sale feeling like they could have brought in $1,000, $10,000, or more on the table. To help potential buyers get a better connection with the property, it can help to show the home as if it were lived in, rather than empty. If you need help selling, an Accredited Staging Professional, or ASP, is a real estate agent with a specialty in staging a home to sell for the best price. Continue reading

International Real Estate Specialist (IRES)

The United States is the 3rd largest country in the world, and there is no shortage of real estate opportunities to invest, buy, and sell real estate domestically. However, it is a big world, and opening up your real estate to include other countries offers a near limitless opportunity. Agents with the International Real Estate Specialist (IRES) designation have taken steps to help you buy or sell a property no matter where you in the world you want to go. Continue reading

Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS)

Some homes are average homes, and others stand out from the rest. Luxury homes are houses at the top of the market that command a premium price, and not all agents are experienced in handling luxury homes listings. If you are buying or selling a high end home, an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) might be exactly what you are looking for. Continue reading

Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)

When you are buying or selling a home, one of the very most important steps in ensuring you get the best price possible is the negotiation. All real estate agents should have negotiation skills, but agents with the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation have taken additional steps to further their education and skills in the realm of negotiation. Continue reading

Certified Luxury Home Market Specialist (CLHMS)

All homes are not created equal. Some properties fall near the median United States home price of $188,900.  Other homes, however, deserve special attention. Luxury homes have a higher price tax, more sophisticated buyer, and require additional knowledge and experience over typical home purchases. Top performing agents are eligible to complete the Certified Luxury Home Market Specialist (CLHMS) designation. Continue reading

Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR)

While the depths of the Great Recession are behind us and short sales and foreclosed homes have decreased in frequency, there are still plenty of distressed properties where the owner needs help getting out of a tough situation. The Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource certification is an official designation from the National Association of Realtors for agents with special training in the area of distressed properties. Continue reading