What Did I Miss? 9-11-18

Farewell to Fran Cashion

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Since Fran will be retiring the end of this month, we will be having a Celebration/Going Away party in her honor, Wednesday, 9/26 from 4 to 6 at the Leawood office. Please RSVP to Kristi if you would like to attend!

 

Company News on Facebook

Want the latest KCH news on your Facebook feed? Join our KCH Agent News & Announcements Facebook group. Just search KCH agent News & Announcements in the Facebook Search Bar to join!

 

VCP

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! As discussed in sales meetings recently, BHG Kansas City Homes is raising money for the Veterans Community Project! We’re specifically raising money to build their community kitchen. Our Northland office is slated to raise $5,800 towards this cause, so our office is having a huge fundraiser event!

LIVE MUSIC & AUCTION! It’s going to be lots of fun. So mark your calendars, and please start bringing in donations for our auction baskets to Jacqueline Coldren. Details below.

Donations due by November 21st
Fundraiser Concert & Auction on November 30th

 

 BHG KC Training -

Course Name

Instructor

Date/Time

Welcome

Steve Servais

Monday, September 10, 10:00-12:00

Greenhouse Deep Dig

Ashley Ollier

Friday, September 14, 10:00-12:00

Crush It With ZAP

Patrick McDowell

Monday, September 17, 10:00-12:00

KCH Agent/eVantage Suite

Valerie Rolfes

Friday, September 21, 10:00-12:00

Leverage Your Personal Brand

Christian Zarif

Friday, September 21, 1:00-3:00

Know your Contracts

Dan Sweeney

Monday, September 24, 1:00-3:00

Become A Dotloop Ninja

Joanna Williams

Friday, September 28, 10:00-12:00

G Suite Tools and Tips

Scott Adams

Friday, September 28, 1:00-3:00

 

What Does Your Advertising Say to Ellen?

Introducing the new BuyBHG

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Does Emerging Tech Change The Need For A REALTOR?

by Steve Murray, president

It’s true. More buyers and sellers than ever are using a real estate agent, and they choose one that was referred to them by someone they trust.

The California Association of Realtors®, The CE Shop and REAL Trends joined forces to produce a 2018 Harris Insights & Analytics study of recent buyers and sellers, and there’s good news for the industry. While a more detailed report will be released soon, here are some high-level conclusions.

  • 90% of all buyers and sellers used a real estate agent in their transaction. This is up from 85% in a similar REAL Trends study done four years ago.
  • When asked what the most important factors were in choosing an agent, 69% said that it was essential to get a “referral from someone I trust.” That was followed by “agents who had listings similar to what I am looking for (64%), “looking at websites with ratings of agents (62%) and having a personal relationship with the agent (57%).
  • 89% said that having a real estate professional assist in negotiating the best price, whether buying or selling, was extremely or very important. Interestingly, 83% said that “providing a list of homes to look at” was extremely or very important.”
  • 82% of these recent buyers and sellers say that they, “prefer to use a real estate agent for my transaction because they are professional.” The same 82% said that “I think of my real estate agent as a trusted advisor.”
  • One last important fact from the study regardless of the age cohort, 18-34, 35-54 or older, each age group was at or above 90% usage of a real estate agent. The California Association of Realtors, the CE Shop, and REAL Trends will be releasing more detailed information, shortly.

 

 

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