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Stop Complaining | EP 112 | Thee Eagle Reality


We know we have shortened up the #vlog some when it comes to how many days you are seeing here at Eagle Realty in each episode, but that just means i can rant some more value at you each time for your real estate career. Here are a couple highlights from today's episode... 1. Stop Complaining - #realtors, its a must. 2. Build Your Brand - there is no choice if you want to succeed long term in your need to start now. 3. Eat lunch at the beach on fridays - well, this is not a "have-to", but it really is a good choice Work hard, work efficiently and enjoy this industry you get to be a part of! -- – Career – Chris Ward BIC Page – Alexa


Never Stop Learning | EP 70 | Thee Eagle Reality

In #realestate, like in all #business - you can never stop learning, growing, expanding your knowledge, or enhancing your craft. To stand out from the competition, to really win, you keep moving forward and growing. Learn this early, and you will build a legacy of impact on those around you, not just a great business. Did i mention i love to bowl? I grew up bowling, and though it has been a year since my last game, i think i help my own. Well...not really, but at least i broke 100 each game! - Another great event for our #realtors at Eagle Realty as we continue Agent Appreciation Month here for 2018!! -- – Career – Chris Ward BIC Page – Alexa

R.E.A.L Q&A (Real Estate Answers Live) - EP02 Questions Answered:

Real Estate Buyers - What do I do first when thinking of buying a property?
Real Estate Sellers - What do I look for in a Listing Agent when selling my Home?
Realtors - How important is new agent training? – Career – Chris Ward BIC Page – Alexa


Three ways to ease your fears about making a move:


Moving can be scary, but it doesnt have ot be.  THe right #realtor can make all the different - and at Eagle Realty we strive to make all our clients comfortable the purchase/selling process as easy as possible.  Here are some tips below...

With low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they're concerned that they may not be able to find a new one. This can be a real problem, but if you are seeking to sell—whether to upgrade or find a new neighborhood—there are a few ways to combat the low inventory.

Look to buy first In most markets it is a real mistake to put your home up for sale before you start looking for your new property. Identify the geographic area where you are interested in buying. Even if you don't see anything on Zillow, it doesn't mean you can't or won't find the right home.

Think outside the box Be proactive! Keep in mind that there are probably many people like you who want to make a move but are afraid as well. Have your real estate agent send a letter to the neighborhoods in the geographic areas where you want to live. The letter should be heartfelt and personal while announcing that you are ready to buy a home in that neighborhood. You could find a home to buy that may not even be currently listed or for sale.

Protect yourself legally Each state varies in how the purchase process is conducted. Talk to your real estate professional about adding a clause in the purchase contract for the home you are selling that will enable you to not sell the home if you cannot find a suitable home to buy.



There's no more important time to work on your credit score than when you're about to apply for a mortgage. Improving your credit can save you a ton of money—we're talking about thousands of dollars over the life of the loan. Here are the actions you can take that will have a notable impact on your score.

Pay down your credit card balances Credit utilization is one of the biggest factors in determining your credit score. Your credit utilization should at least be less than 30 percent of your limit, and it's even better if you can get it below 15 percent. This rule applies to both individual cards and your overall credit limit.

It may even be worthwhile to use some of the cash funds you were planning to use for a down payment to pay off credit card balances.

Do no harm While you certainly want to improve your score if possible, at the very least you'll want to keep it steady. Avoid opening new lines of credit if you're applying for a mortgage in the very near future. This will cause a hard inquiry to show up on your credit report.

Take care of negative items It's good practice to check your credit report for negative items a few times a year—you can get one free report from each of the three major bureaus (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) per year.

If you find any negative items (collections, late payments, etc.), write a letter to the original creditor. Explain the circumstances that led to the negative item, and request that it be removed from your report. It can be surprisingly effective, and removing a negative item will improve your credit score in a hurry. You can find some good templates for a request letter online.



Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite an adventurous journey; you need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO.

The 5 Reasons You NEED a Real Estate Professional in your corner haven't changed, but rather have been strengthened, due to the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to pick up steam. 

1. What do you do with all this paperwork?

Each state has different regulations regarding the contracts required for a successful sale, and these regulations are constantly changing. A true Real Estate Professional is an expert in their market and can guide you through the stacks of paperwork necessary to make your dream a reality.

2. Ok, so you found your dream house, now what?

According to the Orlando Regional REALTOR Association, there are over 230 possible actions that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Don't you want someone who has been there before, someone who knows what these actions are, to make sure that you acquire your dream? 

3. Are you a good negotiator?

So maybe you're not convinced that you need an agent to sell your home. However, after looking at the list of parties that you need to be prepared to negotiate with, you'll realize the value in selecting a Real Estate Professional. From the buyer (who wants the best deal possible), to the home inspection companies, to the appraiser, there are at least 11 different people that you will have to be knowledgeable with and answer to, during the process. 

4. What is the home you're buying/selling really worth?

It is important for your home to be priced correctly from the start to attract the right buyers and shorten the time that it's on the market. You need someone who is not emotionally connected to your home to give you the truth as to your home's value. According to the National Association of REALTORS, "the typical FSBO home sold for $185,000 compared to $245,000 among agent-assisted home sales."

Get the most out of your transaction by hiring a professional.

5. Do you know what's really going on in the market?

There is so much information out there on the news and the internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates; how do you know what's going on specifically in your area? Who do you turn to in order to competitively price your home correctly at the beginning of the selling process? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much, or offending the seller with a lowball offer?

Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, advises:

"When getting help with money, whether it's insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman."

Hiring an agent who has their finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.

Bottom Line

You wouldn't replace the engine in your car without a trusted mechanic. Why would you make one of the most important financial decisions of your life without hiring a Real Estate Professional?


Some of you will read that title and instantly think "speed".  While there is a sense in quick paced forward motion that is semantically linked to "hustle", that is not the intent of my message here.  Have you ever read or heard the story of the "tortise & the hare"? Of course you have...and what did you learn?

You learned slow and stead wins the race.  Well, what about the next level?  What about fast and steady?  AKA, Hustle.  Did you ever think about if the rabbit would have kept up his pace and a steady (constant) rate?  Blow Out, right?  It wasnt really the turtle's slow and steady that won, it was the rabbit's lack of consistency.

Business is no different.  In fact, it is exaclty relatable.  A Pace that puts you in front of your competition, and one that you maintain with consistency, will always net you a win.  Or, success.  "Hustle" isnt about the pace - its about the conistency and the pace.  Does your business, career, idea, have both?