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How is it possible to run a real estate business in 2 states?

People ask me all the time. It is no easy task I must say.

What prompted this post was a recent phone call from a client asking if I still live in Massachusetts. They thought I moved to Florida. Proof I am branding my new endeavor well! This was the second time I had heard this recently. I explained to my client that I frequent Florida and would like to expand my business there. I have had connections to Florida my whole life: Having been raised going to Florida, lived there for a brief time and having family there, it only makes sense for me. I always noticed that people up north, particularly in Boston, end up south when they get tired of the cold. How nice would it be to be able to incorporate that in my current work? Work locally with your Realtor that you know and trust to better assist when buying that second home or investment property. Better yet that agent can coordinate all sides of the transaction in both states to make sure it is a smooth transition when the time is right to relocate permanently.

Let’s get back to how it is possible. Running a real estate business in two states would be unsuccessful alone. First off, this would not be possible without the support of both brokerages. Each transaction always operates under the brokerage first and foremost. Having an expert team behind you in each place is key. Transaction coordinators work behind the scenes to makes sure all paperwork is handled appropriately and in a timely fashion. Marketing managers are on-site in both brokerages to assist in first-class marketing material to make sure when selling your home, it is seen in the best possible light.

Another key component is having my expertise alongside listing assistants and buyers agents to assist during the transaction process. This helps to have someone readily available for all showing appointments whether purchasing or selling. To be one agent and make every appointment is near impossible alone. When you maintain a well-run organization and have agents available for buyers and sellers it sets and unparalleled experience. What I have learned in selling real estate is to have a process in place. Systems help guide buyers and sellers for a smooth transaction. That’s not to say things can’t go wrong but when they do, someone or something is there to catch it before it turns into a nightmare.

There is a lot that goes into selling your home. It takes an experienced agent who can run lots of moving parts, especially if they transacting many real estate deals at once. It takes a team effort and someone who can keep all those moving parts consistently together. Yet I can still guarantee a personalized approach. You will always deal directly with me when it comes to the negotiation and marketing of your home and property.

Above all, I am thrilled to be able to expand my real estate business into Florida. Who knows what will be next!

Look out for the next blog post "What to look for when picking a Realtor to buy or sell a home?"

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