If you are real estate professional in the Simi Valley and Moorpark area, we need to meet. At Century 21 Hilltop, we specialize in working with REALTORS and real estate professionals to utilize their own strengths to enhance and develop a career to reach their goals. Our cutting edge technological tools and agent support will enable you to create a customer service level for your clients to meet or exceed their expectations.
Our agents strive for a minimum of a 20% increase in sales volume year after year – come and see how we can work together to build your business.
Are you looking to buy a home in Simi Valley? If you are, and you are looking for a gated community with all that living in Southern California has to offer – in addition to newer construction – you need to take a look at 2134 Clancy Ct, Simi Valley, CA 93065! This home, built … Continue reading Beautiful newer home for sale in Casablanca, Simi Valley, CA.
Are you looking to buy a home in Simi Valley? If you are, and you are looking for a gated community with all that living in Southern California has to offer – in addition to newer construction – you need to take a look at 2134 Clancy Ct, Simi Valley, CA 93065!
This home, built in 2002, is a stunning,well maintained home in Casablanca community. Original owners spared no expense when upgrading this home. Create memorable meals for your family in the inviting country kitchen with striking granite counters and white cabinetry. High-end hardwood adds warmth to the home as well as upgraded carpeting and travertine. The spaciousness of the home is enhanced by the natural light let in by 9 foot ceilings finished with crown moulding. Recessed lighting and chandeliers brighten the home in the evening hours. You will enjoy the quiet – and the energy efficiency of dual pane windows which are already adorned with custom treatments and blinds.
Ample storage is provided by the many built in cabinetries. There is storage in almost every room – including the garage! Some of the closets are cedar lined – including the large, walk-in master. This 3 bedroom home can easily convert to 5 bedrooms.
Do you enjoy entertaining outside? At this home, you can create memories with friends and family in the engaging backyard. It is truly an entertainer’s back yard. With plush, easy-to-maintain landscaping, Malibu lighting, fountains, and a large flagstone patio with cover – you will be looking for excuses to invite people over.
The community of Casablance has several amenities including a park with a sport court, play, and exercise areas, and barbeque pad. It is conveniently located close to newer shopping and restaurants.
For a virtual tour of this home, click here.
If you would like to see this home, I would be happy to schedule a showing for you. It is currently listed for $647,950 with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and 2229 square feet. In addition, I can assist you in acquiring this – or any other property in our area. Call me today at 661-312-7259 to set up an appointment or visit my website at http://tonikarppinen.c21.com/ to look at other homes available for sale in Simi Valley.
This home is currently listed with Kevin Joseph of Century 21 Hilltop.
’30 Days hath September….April June and November….¨ That’s right people – September is halfway gone! Want to shake things up? Right now? Before Friday of this week – do one of the following: 1. Completely empty your car out – from glove box to the trunk – the whole thing. Don’t forget the pockets on … Continue reading Half of September is in the books……make changes today to end the month in a great way!
’30 Days hath September….April June and November….¨ That’s right people – September is halfway gone!
This Friday, as a nation and as individuals, we will share a heavy anniversary on September 11. Today, I want to share how proud I am to be in business with all of you. How happy I am to be a part of our larger REALTOR network through our co-brokers and our associations. How lucky … Continue reading Reflecting on September 11…..Life, Love, and Remembrance
This Friday, as a nation and as individuals, we will share a heavy anniversary on September 11. Today, I want to share how proud I am to be in business with all of you. How happy I am to be a part of our larger REALTOR network through our co-brokers and our associations. How lucky I consider all of us to be in a country where people are free to own property, or lease property wherever they choose. A country where we are free to pursue the careers of our choosing, the hobbies of our choosing, and enjoy the Freedoms we have (which have come at such a precious cost).
In some ways, the events of September 11, 2001 feel like they happened a lifetime ago. As we recovered over the years, and developed scar tissue over the wounds inflicted, a distance of time and space occurred. Although there are times when it feels so fresh, so real….as if it was yesterday, or last week. For those of us that lost friends and family, the reality of that day hits home everyday that we wake up with an empty side of the bed, an extra seat at the dinner table, an empty spot on the sofa, a holiday gift with no recipient.
As we move along on our individual journeys as humans – from all over the world – my hope for us as an entity is that September 11th will be the last day of it’s kind. If you are in or anywhere near Malibu, I encourage you to take a trip to Pepperdine University to the 8th Annual Waves of Flags Display which begins on September 11. They install 3000 flags, representing all of the countries of the people who died in the attacks that day. It is a moving display to experience. For more information, http://newsroom.pepperdine.edu/
On Friday, I will spend an hour reflecting on what our country went through on and after that bleak day. On family and friends that were lost to so many of us. I wish peace and joy to you and your family.
Do you know any real estate agents that always seem to have active listings, pending sales, and closings every month? Whether it is two per month or seven per month – they always just seem to have things going on. What sets them apart? They come into the office with confidence, a smile, an easy air … Continue reading Creating and Managing Your Database – the Key to Your Real Estate Sales Success
Do you know any real estate agents that always seem to have active listings, pending sales, and closings every month? Whether it is two per month or seven per month – they always just seem to have things going on. What sets them apart? They come into the office with confidence, a smile, an easy air as they go to their office and begin to make the magical calls, write the notes, and create the materials that seem to morph into production on a daily basis. How do they do this? And how can you create the same success for yourself as a REALTOR?
The key to consistent results for a real estate agent is simple (well, simple to say – complicated to create and execute at times!) – the key is your database. Not only to have a database – but to actually communicate with your database on a regular basis in a way that will be meaningful. Who should be in your database?A real estate agent should have an actual database of made up of past clients, friends and family, vendors who support your business, and owners of properties in the areas where you and your office have market share. Then, once you have created this database, your need to communicate with them on a regular basis through phone calls, note cards, market information, and real estate trends (to name a few).
As you all know – there are statistics for everything. Were you aware that as an agent, if you create a database that you communicate with on a consistent basis that you can reasonably expect a 10% return on your efforts? yes, you read that correctly. For every 100 people that you put into your database, and actually interact with regularly regarding real estate you can anticipate 10 homes sold. Are you doing the math in your head as you read this? If you want to sell 50 homes per year, you need to have 500 people in your database.
Now, obviously, the quality of the people in your database matter. Can you just go to the internet and randomly download 500 people and start talking at them? No. You want to take the time to add people that you know, that know you, and that you have at least a tenuous connection to either socially, professionally, or geographically.
So where do you start? Here is my foolproof starting point:
When you start, you want to go off of the top of your head. The people that jump to top of mind without any prompting from facebook, cell phones, or scanning email addresses are usually people that will be important to developing your business! Most people can come up with between 50-60 people without any prompting. Once you hit a roadblock, then scroll through your phone or facebook until you reach 100 people. This is your core group to start your database!
After you “go old school” with your legal pad and pen, it is time to go “new school” with your computer, and create the database. There are several options available to real estate professionals. Top Producer, Market Leader Pro, and You Don’t Need A CRM are three of my favorites. At Century 21 Hilltop, we provide a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) backed by Market Leader Pro for all of our agents just being part of our company. You can even use Outlook if you like; however, outlook is not customized to the real estate industry.
All of these programs have an option for importing a CSV (comma separated values) spreadsheet into their fields to give you a quick start. Even if you can import the CSV, you will want to add additional information to customize each person’s profile. Here are some ways to get started:
You have to approach this as if you are training for a marathon OR conversely, attempting to lose 50 pounds. Slow and steady wins the race. And doing a little bit everyday will bring you better results than doing it one day every three months.
What information should you add to each person’s profile?
One date that I advise avoiding is marriage anniversary. One never knows what is happening behind the scenes in that regard.
Give yourself a deadline for having the first 100 people added into your database within the next two months. Follow our blog to receive the information automatically via email. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog – I hope that you enjoyed it.
The air is turning crisp (well, maybe just in our imaginations!), the kids are back in school, and you are starting to look for pumpkin flavored items at your favorite coffee shop…….September is here! Now is the time to start thinking about the end of 2015. There is still time to meet or exceed your … Continue reading September 1, 2015 is here. Where is your real estate business?
The air is turning crisp (well, maybe just in our imaginations!), the kids are back in school, and you are starting to look for pumpkin flavored items at your favorite coffee shop…….September is here!