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Broward Events & Classes

  • JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament to Benefit Veterans Organization on 9/11

    Aug 10, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host its 32nd annual JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 11 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Partial proceeds will benefit the Renewal Coalition, a Jupiter-based organization that assists wounded veterans and their families.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect 240 Pounds of Food for Needy Palm Beach Residents

    May 16, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected 240 pounds of non-perishable food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in April as part of the JTHS-MIAMI Leadership Academy’s “Move for Hunger” Food Drive.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market Attracts Top Experts, Panels

    Mar 09, 2017
    Palm Beach County real estate will continue outperforming the national average because of continued population gains, a growing economy and spectacular amenities, South Florida top brokers and real estate analysts said at the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) Rock the Market conference on Feb. 28 in Jupiter.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors to Host Rock the Market in Jupiter

    Feb 27, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place. The conference is designed to equip local Realtors with the latest market information, services and trends so they can better serve their clients.
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  • Lynne Rifkin Elected 2017 JTHS President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 10, 2017
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Lynne Rifkin, Broker Associate, ABR, MRP, PMN, SRES as the 2017 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2017 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 2 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • JTHS Realtors Collect More than 500 Holiday Toys for Local Children

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) collected more than 500 toys for local families in need this holiday season during its first JTHS Young Professionals Network Toy Drive on December 15.
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  • JTHS Realtors to Host Educational Breakfast with Palm Beach Schools Superintendent

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will host a “Make a Connection” Breakfast with Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa as the featured speaker on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • YOUR July Minute with the JTHS President

    Jul 29, 2016
    Announcing Important Upcoming Events
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  • Jupiter Broker Patti Fitzgerald Appointed to Florida Real Estate Commission

    Mar 03, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® is honored to have one of its members, Patti Fitzgerald, named to the Florida Real Estate Commission, which administers and enforces real estate license law. Fitzgerald is a past president of the statewide Florida Realtors association and is currently a real estate broker associate and manager for Illustrated Properties in Hobe Sound.
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  • YOUR February Minute with the JTHS President

    Feb 18, 2016
    We are halfway through February. Time goes by so quickly. Our JTHS Leaders continue to focus on goals to maximize our Member's strengths. Our Professional staff continue to make enhancements to products and service offerings.
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  • Sue Gaieski Elected 2016 JTHS Council President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 18, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Sue Gaieski, e-PRO, SFR as the 2016 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2016 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 11 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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9 Tips to Make Your Listings the Best They Can Be!

by | Apr 29, 2014

real-estate-listing_lwolfYour main job description is to help buy and sell homes and properties for your clients. Making your listing descriptions and listing images the best they can be should be a top priority. Many listings fall short and can harm your sales, client retention, potential leads/clients, and more. Below are some very helpful tips to implement when enhancing your listings.

1. Include Clear, Attractive Photos – Make sure that your listing images are never blurry, fuzzy, or pixelated. Photos should also always be level. Tilted or sideways images can be confusing, and disrupt the flow of your listing.

2. Do Not Have Distractions or Anything Unappealing in Photos – Always make sure the room you are taking a photo of or have a photo of is tidy and looks its best. Avoid distractions such as a toilet seat propped up instead of being down, or a child or pet in the room. Always keep in mind that you are showcasing the home, not what could fit in that room, or the previous owner's hobbies.

3. Show a Clean Home – Always make sure every photo shows the home as being clean and neat, as you want viewers to see that the home has been taken care of. Sometimes the room just needs a five minute dusting or for the pillows to be arranged in an aesthetically pleasing fashion.

4. Speak Plain English – As with any profession, real estate agents have short forms and industry lingo, but using this in your listing description can alienate buyers. They may miss what you are saying, become confused, or feel undermined. Speaking in terms the average person can understand will only help you sell.

5. Keep It Neutral – Try to avoid very specific phrases such as: "great family home," "close to a church/synagogue/mosque," or "no children." Keeping your sale neutral until the potential buyer brings up that they are interested in these features will be the best bet.

6. Do Not Highlight the Negative – You should still include them on the listing, but be sure to word them in a way that does not feel harsh. For example, instead of writing, "Previous owners neglected to replace the water heater," you could write "This home has a brand new furnace, and water softener, and the only appliance left to replace is the water heater." Be sure to fully disclose any problems or challenges with the listing.

7. Have Up to Date Content – If your listing has been on the market for longer than planned and the owners have decided to do a renovation or replace a few appliances, make sure you update your listing accordingly. If you are having a showing and visitors have not been informed of the changes or updates to the listing, this can lead to frustrated clients, and you may lose out on potential buyers.

8. Spell Check Your Description – Be sure to read over your description after you have finished it. Typos and spelling/grammar errors can be jarring to viewers, and may be seen as unprofessional. A second pair of eyes never hurts.

9. Make Your Content Short and Sweet – While you want to be thorough, the description should entice visitors to get in contact with you and ask for more information or schedule a showing.

To view the original article, visit the Lone Wolf blog.