“As a homebuyer or seller, if you had the “inside scoop” on the home inspection process, wouldn’t that make you feel less anxious? If you’re looking to get into this line of work, this book will help you know what to expect and how to get as much information to further your career as well. Think about it like this: the buyers want you to find everything, the sellers don’t want you to find anything, the realtors don’t want the home inspector to “blow the deal”, and the home inspector, who’s in the middle, has an obligation to do a thorough and professional job and stay neutral. The home buying process is complicated enough, but being prepared, knowing what to ask, knowing what to look for in a home inspector, knowing what everyone’s roles are, that’s the easy part when you have access to the right information. If you’re going to seek advice from someone, make it someone who’s got the extensive background to be off ering such advice. Read more so you can be prepared for this house, your next house, or a future career. • Know about your home inspector • Be prepared as a home buyer • Be prepared as a home seller • Be prepared as a realtor • Be prepared as a contractor • Looking into a home inspector career • Home maintenance tips”
“A ‘must read’ for every real estate agent wanting to sell more homes. Loaded with great advice and entertaining to read.” Jerry Reece CEO – Reece & Nichols Realtors a Partner with HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate — “Jonathan’s results speak for themselves. He carries a listing inventory of 35 to 40 listings in the country’s worst market. Take notice to that type of production!” Rich Casto Founder of Rich Casto & Company, one of the nation’s top Real Estate Trainers & Coaches, with over 35,000 clients.
“How to Sell Homes in a Tough Market is chock full of great tips not only for new agents but probably even more so for experienced agents who were used to doing things the old way. It’s a fun book, easy to read, and will jump-start your real estate career. The tips are practical and spot on. Real estate today is hard work and Jonathan Goforth’s book highlights the importance of desire, prioritizing, consistent prospecting and the daily attention needed to be successful in the business today.” Diane Ruggiero, RCE, CAE CEO – Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS & Heartland Multiple Listing Service
—– “Jonathan writes, ‘Your COI (Community of Influence) is the most powerful thing you have in this business.’ I agree wholeheartedly. The most powerful thing about How to Sell Homes in a Tough Market is that Jonathan IS selling homes in a tough market – who better to learn from than someone who is doing it at a high level! This book is a valuable tool for every agent’s toolbox!” Michael J. Maher The Maher Team, LLC – Realty Executives of Kansas City National Best-Selling Author of (7L) The Seven Levels of Communication: Go from Relationships to Referrals —– “Jonathan’s hard work and great follow-up systems have placed him in the top echelon of realtors. His straight forward advice is laced with hilarious stories. A ‘must read’ for rookie agents and also for experienced agents needing to jump start their sales.” Dianna Kinnard, Executive Vice President, Real Estate Coach and Manager with Reece & Nichols Realtors a Partner with HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate — “Wonderful advice for all persons, not just realtors! This book includes encouragement and self-esteem building, too. The marketing tips are priceless! The humorous stories really work. Not only are they funny, but they help the reader relate and remember! I read it with a smile on my face even laughing out loud many times. I had a hard time putting it down. Now I feel re-energized and ready to get out there and do even better!” Sondra F. Hagerman, Ed.D., GRI, Multi-Million Dollar Producer with Murney & Associates
An entertaining and delightfully funny approach to how realtor’s should be viewing property through the eyes of a designer. By taking note of a few basic design principles Livingstone outlines 68 interior and exterior design tips that will change the way realtor’s handle listing appointments and clients. After reading this book you will never look at property the same way again. In his 28 years as a designer he has designed in several continents and includes: residential, commercial, hospitality and yacht interiors. Things he sees and takes for granted are shared here with a good dose of humor and whimsy, but please be careful as you may actually learn something here, which is what this book is intended to do. A life-long passion that has spawned two successful careers, born on the passion of making property look, live and show its best. He has coined many phrases as you will read, one of his favorites “presentation is 9/10th’s the law”. Presentation is everything and cannot be more true than when selling a property. The more you can do to make a property look its best the quicker it will sell and for a higher dollar amount.