Keller Williams Lafayette 2011 Award Winners

We would like to congratulate all of our award winners on their outstanding performances in 2011!

For a full list of the award winners, please continue reading by clicking the link below!

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Distressed Properties: Working with Buyers

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Keller Williams offers world class training for its agents. Today was the second of three short courses on Distressed Properties designed to explore Keller Williams University’s online complete course for Distressed Properties. Each of these brief introductory courses offer a free downloadable student manual of over 100 pages per topic. Topics include: Listing REO’s, Working with Buyers, and Listing Short Sales. Keller Williams gives our agents the tools they need to master the Market of the Moment. It’s a great day at Keller Williams!

Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall, Plummet to Yearly Low

According to Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage – a popular choice among home buyers – fell for the eighth consecutive week to 4.49 percent. This is the lowest the 30-year rate has been in 2011. At this time last year, 30-year rates averaged 4.72 percent.

Current rates mark a fantastic opportunity for those sitting on the fence to capitalize on a buyers’ market. For more information on purchasing a home, please contact us! An experienced agent will guide you through the entire process, helping you every step of the way.

Source: REALTOR® Magazine | Full Article

eEdge Updates Continue to Enhance Real Estate’s Game Changing System

As Keller Williams agents continue to rely on real estate’s most comprehensive contact and lead management system for their business, eEdge developers continue to roll out updates to improve upon the already revolutionary system.

Below are a list of the latest updates to eEdge, which include many improvements to the myTransactions system in regions where it is currently available.

myTransactions Updates

  • A Form Clause Manager, which will prove to be a huge time saver by allowing for clauses and phrases that are frequently used on contracts to be saved and reused! Type the phrase into the clause manager once, and add it to forms with just a couple of quick clicks!
  • The ability to customize email messages when sending forms and documents – enabling you to customize the email message that clients or co-op agents receive. This allows you to alert clients to specific fields, or add other information that would ensure all state and local regulations regarding communications are met.
  • Greater efficiency in completing contracts and other forms. With the new forms user interface, all pages for a given form become one, scrollable document with a docked navigation bar at the footer of the page that is always visible – eliminating the time it takes you  to “save and continue” while progressing through the document. For compliance purposes, however, clients will still need to click “save and continue” at the completion of every page to record their viewing of each page.
  • Electronic access to entire sets of forms for specific transaction types or functions.  Brokers can now package together sets of forms such as “Short Sale Transactions” – allowing associates to start a transaction with a specific set of forms without selecting them individually.

myContacts Updates

  • Enhanced data import capabilities within myContacts now allow for 20 additional fields, along with auto reminders for birthdays, anniversaries and other key dates.

Stay tuned for even more updates concerning the eEdge system as they become available!

Are you interested in the many benefits Keller Williams’ technology solutions can have on your business? Contact our Team Leader today for more information!

Source: KWRI

This Month in Real Estate Video – June 2011

June’s “This Month in Real Estate” video has been released. This edition”s top story concerns the most common repairs made to a home prior to its sale. Several market statistics for the year thus far are also included, revealing that the median sales price for homes nationally is $164,000 with mortgage rates continuing to decline. For the full story and more, click the “Play” button below.

For more information on the real estate market or to speak to one of our agents about buying or selling a home, contact us today!

Nationwide Open House Event Kicks Off This Weekend

This weekend, real estate agents throughout the country will participate in the 2011 REALTOR® Nationwide Open House event during what is typically considered prime buying season for those in the market for a new home.

One of the main goals of the weekend – in addition to spotlighting homes for sale – is to increase awareness about the benefits of home ownership for potential buyers. Locally, many open houses will be held both on Saturday, June 4 as well as Sunday, June 5. Click here for a list and maps of open houses which will be taking place this weekend.

According to a National Association of Home Builders report, home affordability recently reached its highest level in 20 years, signaling a great time for buyers to take advantage of the significant purchasing power available to them.

For more information about the open houses taking place this weekend or to schedule an appointment with one of our agents, please contact us.

Source: REALTOR® Magazine | Full Article

Keller Williams Profit Sharing – A Unique Wealth-Building Opportunity

You’ve read the articles, heard the reports, and seen the numbers – Keller Williams Realty is passionate about the success of its agents. But how do we go that extra mile to show you just how much we value your business as an agent?

Profit Sharing

Associates who attract other agents to the company are rewarded for spreading the news about the great opportunities available at Keller Williams. After all, we believe that agents are partners and stakeholders in the success of our business. Through a distinct profit sharing system created by Keller Williams Realty International, approximately 50 percent of every market center’s profits each month are returned to agents who have helped to grow the company. Today, nearly 25,000 agents are actively participating in the profit share program, with some agents having earned over $1 million in profit share alone.

Growing your profit share tree with Keller Williams can have enormous benefits. Would you like to build a retirement plan that you can rely on and which will continue to grow for years to come? Would you like your mortgage payment to be covered each month simply by the money that is profited back to you from the program? Maybe you would like to go on a free vacation every year for the rest of your life? With the KW profit sharing program, the possibilities are endless.

Profit sharing is just one of the many benefits of being an agent at Keller Williams. To find out more about the unique opportunities available to you, contact our Team Leader today.

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