The Importance of Online Reviews: Jason Jakus (Pt. 3)
The Royal PalmCast
Restaurateurs know the value of good online reviews and Realtors® should too, according to Jason Jakus. The author and former RPCRA president explains why on this episode of the podcast. Jason says Zillow and Google have the most credible reviews because they require login credentials, which greatly discourages bogus writeups. One key to building up a strong reservoir of reviews, he says, is to earn a large quantity of the five-star variety, thus minimizing the impact of the occasional bad review — an inevitable consequence of inviting the public to opine. This "Short Takes" episode is the second of a three-part conversation with Jason. Host: Jim Sanville. Producer: Jerry Johnson.
Realtor®, author and national speaker Jason Jakus explains why "red carpet" customer service is the name of the game for successful real estate pros. He says he treats his customers "better than family," sometimes even suggesting a home purchase be scrapped if he believes it is not a good deal for his clients. Quoting NAR statistics, Jason says 90 percent of clients say they'd use the same Realtor® again, but only 25 percent do. The difference, he says, is paying attention to the little things, including post-transaction communications. This "Short Takes" episode is the second of a three-part conversation with Jason. Host: Jim Sanville. Producer: Jerry Johnson.
There's nothing better than getting a hug from a first-time homebuyer at closing, according to Realtor® Jason Jakus. The idea of helping people has long driven Jason's passion for connecting clients with their new homes in Southwest Florida. During these unusual times, he says, more and more clients want to view homes virtually. Jason talks about the merits of the many options available to Realtors®: from simple smartphone videos on YouTube and FaceTime to more advanced options like BombBomb and Matterport, which produces a true 3-D experience viewable from anywhere over the internet. Jason is the author of "Cracking the Real Estate Code" and just finished his second book on real estate. On this episode, he talks about virtual marketing options for Realtors®. This is the first of a three-part discussion with Jason. Host: Jim Sanville. Producer: Jerry Johnson.
For Realtors, client relationships don't need to end when the keys and checks are passed. In this episode, broker Jason Jakus discusses the importance of maintaining lifelong relationships with buyers and sellers. His conclusion: It make more sense to sell to someone you've worked with before than to acquire a new client. Host: Nick Bejelis. Producer: Jerry Johnson.
RPCRA Board member Jason Jakus talks about iBuyers in the latest episode of Realtor Riff Rap with host Nick Bejelis. Jason explains that iBuyers seek out highly motivated sellers, then generally buy homes sight-unseen. Is this approach a threat to the traditional real estate sales model? How can Realtors compete? Find out in this information -packed episode!
Host Nick Bejelis talks to Realtor and educator Jason Jakus about steps real estate professionals can take to keep online data secure. Jason covers the importance of having an office policy for handling personally identifiable information, how to avoid phishing scams, password management and ransomware.
Episode 14: SWFL Real Estate Market Update through May 2019 with Eric Grainger & Jason Jakus
Florida Real Estate Round Table
We are seeing a "shift" in the market, with nearly 5.7 months of inventory on the market, up from 5.4 month in May 2018, longer days to contract (now at 68 days up from 63 days in May 2018) and pending sales down 2.3%; it won't be long before we are at a true buyers market again in Southwest Florida. Here are some key items to look at (Single Family Homes). Closed Sales are up 8.1% in May 2019 over LY May 2018. This is the first month in 2019 that we had positive comparable closed sales numbers! April we were down 6.8%, March we were down 4.4%, February we were down 4.1% and January we were down 18.7%. Prices are up! Median Sale Prices are up 1.6% and Average Sale Prices are up 3.3%. The Median Time to Contract (up 7.9%) and the Median Time to Sale (up 1.4%) have both increased - meaning the homes are taking longer to sell. The single family homes between $ 100,000 and $ 199,999 have the lowest median time to contract and days on listing. What is even more interesting is that this price range has the least amount of new inventory on the market. The most inventory we are seeing coming in on the market is the $ 250,000 - $ 350,000 price range - which ALSO has the highest Median Time to Contract (more inventory and less buyers in this pool). Please SHARE this podcast with a friend and have that friend share this with another friend. Please leave us a review!! If you want to know what your home is worth - contact Jason Jakus or Eric Grainger for a no obligation Comparative Market Analysis and Broker Price Opinion. Jason Jakus - www.JakusRealtyTeam.com - 239-931-9778 Eric Grainger - www.EricGraingerPA.com - 239-494-0775
Episode 12: Top 5 Tips to a Seamless Transaction by Jason Jakus and Eric Grainger
Florida Real Estate Round Table
Selling or buying a home can be stressful; but it does not have to be. In this episode, Jason Jakus and Eric Grainger share their top 5 tips to sellers and buyers. Eric talks about your vendor team and Jason talks about process and your REALTOR. There are things that can be done to minimize surprises, create transparency in the transaction and make the process easier for you as a seller or buyer. Grab a pen and paper because you will want to write these ideas, strategies and tips down. Contact Jason Jakus Contact Eric Grainger