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A Career In Real Estate?

Semonin Realtors Presents a Free Seminar! Where You Can… Be Your Own Boss, Set Your Own Hours, and Determine Your Income Is Real Estate right for you? This FREE seminar will help you decide. You probably have a lot of questions and this program is designed to get them answered. We will cover:  How to get started in real estate; Real Estate license requirements; Real estate schools; Startup Investment; Earnings potential; What Semonin REALTORS will do to insure your success! Upcoming Seminars: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6:30 PM. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM. Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM. Semonin Realtors Main Campus – Seminar Location 600 North Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222

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Preparing for a New MLS

A MLS (Multiple Listing Service or Multiple Listing System) is a database used by real estate brokers and licensed real estate agents to search and gather information about all homes listed for sale by other broker participants. Sale history of properties is also stored in the MLS and can be used to compile data and market statistics. MLS developers are constantly coming up with new resources such as interactive maps, prospect and portal tools, customizable saved searches, and much more.

The Greater Louisville Association of Realtors (GLAR) made the decision to switch systems, a change that will take effect Monday, January 20th. As of Monday, the system agents have used in the Greater Louisville region for years, known as List-It, will be static information. All updates and new listings will be posted to the new site, FlexMLS.

FlexMLS will provide real estate professionals in the area a variety of new and innovative tools that can enhance the way business is done. Since the MLS is a primary resource for real estate agents—one that is used on a daily basis by most—it is essential these professionals understand how to operate and navigate the site.

At Semonin Realtors®, we have been spending the past couple of weeks preparing for this change and have performed a number of training classes offered exclusively for Semonin agents. The Marketology department at Semonin has also put together a 100-page manual agents can use as a reference guide to help them through this transition. We have gotten raving reviews from a number of agents who have already attended one of these classes, which we will continue to hold throughout the coming weeks. Here are a few photos of some of the training courses:

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Houzz: The Social Site For Home Enthusiasts

Interior Design

Social media is a great way to connect, but sites like Facebook and Pinterest are packed full of all different kinds of people posting all different kinds of things. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a social site dedicated solely to real estate and home design? Good news! There is!

Houzz is similar to Pinterest where all kinds of home photos are posted by those with a passion for design and renovation. The site is related to Facebook as well as users can engage in discussions and conversations through forums or comments. The site’s name “Houzz” comes from a combination of “house” and “buzz” and has already attracted more than 15 million monthly users! The site is truly an outlet for passionate, proud, or aspiring homeowners to share their ideas, engage with others, and find inspiration for remodeling or design projects.

Luckily, the invitation has been extended to real estate professionals when, in March, Houzz launched a category specifically for those working in the field. Many real estate agents have found the site an excellent and unique way to connect with their clients, inspire them about homeownership, and help them better visualize the potential of properties. The wide collection of photos on Houzz includes many before and after images, displaying how remodeling and design can make such a drastic transformation. What a great way to help clients avoid being distracted by aesthetics!—an all too common problem for many home buyers. In addition to chatting on discussion forums, or collecting photos on Houzz to create “ideabooks” to share with clients, real estate agents can also use the site to showcase their own work by posting photos of homes they just listed, recently sold, helped stage, or anything that shows their real estate expertise and enthusiasm.

For anyone excited about home design, renovation, and exploring different styles and trends, Houzz is for you! Join today and let us know what you think!

Source: Tracey, Melissa Dittman. “Welcome to the Houzz.” Realtor Magazine. http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and design/feature/article/2013/09/welcome-houzz 

Learn More About A Career In Real Estate

Real Estate Career Opportunity: Semonin Realtors presents a free seminar where you can... Be your own boss, set your own hours, and determine your income. Is real estate right for you? This FREE seminar will help you decide. You probably have a lot of questions and this program is designed to get them answered. We'll cover how to get started, license requirements, startup investment, and earnings potential. Upcoming Dates: May 30th, 6:30PM; June 13th, 6:30PM; June 25th, 6:30PM. Semonin Realtors Main Campus, 600 North Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222 Click to register or call (502)394-6195

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