Posts by Brian Kelly
Realtors Beware Of Over Engineering Real Estate Business
Realtors beware of over engineering the real estate business. Real estate is all about people. People buy things from others with emotion and feelings of trust. Don’t get me wrong here. We need good process flow and checks and balances. What I am talking about is making the business too transactional and less relationship focused.…Read More
Serving Real Estate Customers Is A Noble Calling
Serving real estate customers is a noble calling. A calling to bring honest and trustworthy dealings to others. People with relationships built with trust. Trust that is earned over time with expectations met or exceeded. I had a difficult time believing that any business was noble. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s the culture…Read More
Over 50 Percent Of Chattanooga Homes Sold By Top 10 Percent Of Realtors
Over 50 percent of Chattanooga homes sold by top 10 percent of Realtors. That is a very compelling fact that there are 145 hustling agents selling half of the sales. Perhaps a bigger story is 963 agents sell the other half, while twenty five percent did not sell anything in the last year. So what…Read More
Where Did You Grow Up?
Where did you grow up? I like to ask this question as a buyer’s agent. It gives me a perspective and context so I can serve more effectively. The questions you ask will allow you to gain understanding of a buyer and their needs but also help them make a decision as well. This is…Read More
Water Impacted 3 of the 4 Homes We Owned
Water impacted 3 of the 4 homes we owned. Learn from my experiences so that you can save time and money with your home. Our first home was in Franklin, TN. Franklin is just south of Nashville. It is a great place. We lived there in the late 80s. We bought a brick rancher and…Read More
Chattanooga Choo Choo took Aunt Bell to New York City
Chattanooga Choo Choo took Aunt Bell to New York City. Had lunch with my Mom today downtown Chattanooga at Bluewater. We had a wonderful time talking. She remembered her visits into the city of Chattanooga as a young girl. She grew up in Sequatchie valley in a more country setting. She recalled her visits to…Read More
What is a Broker's Price Opinion?
What is a Broker’s Price Opinion? Simply stated it is the opinion of a licensed real estate agent of the most likely sales price (value) of real property. The National Association of Realtors states a Broker’s Price Opinion (BPO) should contain 7 things in writing. They are as follows: 1. The identity of a subject…Read More
Buyer's Agent or Listing Agent? Which One Do You Want To Be?
Buyer’s Agent or Listing Agent? Which One Do You Want To Be? Real estate is a service business. The consumer wants service during evenings and weekends. That is the most convenient time for buyers. Sellers have a need to relocate. They need a consistent campaign. So how do Realtors focus and choose which of the…Read More
How To Rent Your Chattanooga House
How to rent your Chattanooga house. With careful minded sober thinking and fear. I attended a wedding Saturday. A young man named Todd asked me, “so … how is the real estate market?” I told him and his father-in-law my observation of the market, as I did in this blog post. He then went on…Read More
Real Estate Investor's Chattanooga House Disappears Suddenly
Real estate investor’s Chattanooga house disappears suddenly. The house was lost forever but the land remained. Let me tell the story from the beginning. An investor came into my office (circa 2004) rather exited and said “the house I bought is gone!” This statement is not the usual way a broker starts his day. I…Read More