Our main focus is maintaining safe, healthy, and transparent real estate transactions during this unprecedented time. We’ve worked diligently over the past few weeks to eliminate in-person contact with homeowners and shift our agents into a remote environment. While these steps are necessary, it has not impacted our ability to service our clients.
As part of our commitment to our clients, we’re providing a multitude of options to connect with you at this time; whether through online video conferencing, conducting a virtual tour of your home, utilizing secure online document signature services — whatever it takes, we’re here to help and provide the same level of service and care you’ve come to expect from RE/MAX Metro.
COVID-19 and our Housing Market
With mortgage interest rates are nearing all-time lows, for-sale homes of every style are abundant, but there’s one problem: touring houses and legal proceedings around when you’re ready to buy. It’s no secret that COVID-19 (coronavirus) has started taking a toll on Florida’s real estate industry. With parents and kids staying home, most retail stores closed, and people told to stay at home except for essential errands—the coronavirus has already dramatically changed life as most Floridians know it.
Now it’s expected to turn the typically busy spring home-buying season on its head as well – fewer homes on the market, no availability to show homes, longer closing times, and plenty of unanticipated delays in the coming weeks.
This is why we are presenting Offers by Metro
What is it?
Offers by Metro is the future of the online real estate industry. Powered by RE/MAX Metro, it provides buyers and sellers with a virtual real-estate auction platform to experience all of your options with extreme transparency.
Our industry-leading Real Estate Auction Marketplace allows home sellers and buyers to effortlessly connect via the internet with an expert who will walk them through all of their options; whether looking at homes through virtual tours, setting up a private tour, purchasing a home or selling your home to iBuyers.
What can you do with Offers by Metro?
How do I check it out?
Easy. Visit www.offersbymetro.com to learn more about the capabilities that we’re able to offer virtually during this unprecedented time. Need to speak to an agent? We’re always standing by to help however you need – contact us.
New to real estate or an experienced vet in the business? The Perfect Agent classes will help literally everyone! Offering comradery, shared experiences, suggestions about communication and organizational tips, Perfect Agent classes have industry ‘secrets’ for everyone.
These classes focus on eight pillars that are essential to building a successful business.
Marketing: From setting up and running your social media, to create an advanced marketing plan.
Execution: From tackling your task list and email inbox to effectively managing your time.
Finance: From tracking your expenses, to getting the best ROI.
Technology: From editing PDFs to becoming an Excel spreadsheet master.
Sales: From defining your value proposition to having the perfect listing presentation.
Real Estate: From a new spin on open houses to advanced contracts.
Systems: From learning how to create goals, to automating the systems that allow you to achieve them.
Leverage: From the beginnings of building your team to advanced lead generation.
After taking just a few classes, our agents notice a HUGE difference! In fact, one of our agents was able to use the knowledge from these classes to capture a $900k listing, go to market, and close within a couple of weeks!
These classes are designed to benefit you and your business. Our helpful videos and simple assignments will teach you how to put your best foot forward. Call today to refine your real estate skills today!
ST. PETERSBURG, Fl. (May 10, 2019) – RE/MAX Metro has announced that Realtor® Clay Glover is the latest addition of the growing real estate franchise. The Glover Group brings to the office more than 20 years of local real estate experience and specializes in home site redevelopment, luxury waterfront homes, condominiums, downtown living and historical renovations.
“I’m excited to join one of the most productive real estate networks in the U.S. and heighten the buying and selling experience for our clients,” Glover said. “With the economy improving, it’s a great time to buy real estate, but you need every tool in this dynamic real estate market. Waterfront homes in the Northeast St. Pete market are in high demand, homes are selling quickly and I’m here to help guide members of the community through the exciting and sometimes overwhelming process.”
Glover understands the importance of providing his clients with the latest market information and industry expertise. The Pinellas Board of Realtors® has recognized Clay for being in the Top 100 agents in Pinellas County and together he, along with a team of other successful realtors and assistants, sold over $60 Million in real estate sales in 2018 and were recognized with the Coldwell Banker Legends Society Award.
In addition to helping community members find the right home, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, 7-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. He also enjoys boating, spearfishing, triathlons and remodeling homes to their previous glory.
For more information about Glover or RE/MAX Metro, please visit metroagents.com or contact (727) 896-1800.
Derrick Silvers started Team Silvers as a way to help people sell and buy their homes. As someone who enjoys playing both tennis and pickleball, Derrick understands the importance of passion and dedication. He always strives to surround himself with people who will push him towards greatness, hoping to do the same for others. In this episode, Derrick Silvers sat down with Tracey Strube to talk about his team and the passion they share for their business.
At 18 years old, Derrick was in the top 60 tennis players in Florida. He would practice before and after school for hours and continues to play consistently in his adult life. More recently, Derrick became introduced to pickleball, a game which shares many similarities with tennis. Picking up on the level of commitment and skills he cultivated from these activities, Tracey questioned how they reflect upon his business.
Derrick referred to the book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, which discusses the idea of failure. “You can fail to plan or plan to fail,” Derrick stated. But maintaining a plan can only be practiced when you have someone to help you along the way. Like a coach holds their players accountable, real estate agents need someone in their lives to help them remain consistent. For Derrick, that person is his wife, Bianca. “If you don’t have someone speaking into your life, I don’t think you can really push the limits,” he explained.
Concerning passion, Derrick referenced another Realtor that actively pursued new clients both out of devotion to the neighborhood and the people in it. Going door to door, he would knock and say, “Just your local Realtor sweating on your doorstep again this month,” and then proceed to hand them the sales from the last month. The Realtor was an exceptionally successful person, both in his business and with people. “He was passionate about it, he loved the neighborhood, and he went out and did it no matter what it looked like,” Derrick explained.
Another passionate person Derrick takes inspiration from is the chairman of VaynerX, Gary Vanderchuck. After watching just one of his videos, Derrick was enticed by the argument to move towards the things you’re passionate about instead of what makes you money. This philosophy is one that Derrick believes firmly in, constantly saying, “If you have to fail, fail forward.” To Derrick, following your passions, regardless of the possible outcomes, is better than simply giving up.
“If you have to fail, fail forward.”
Team Silvers excels at remaining open and candid with their clients. For example, Derrick has something in his car that holds his phone up while he’s driving. Whenever he thinks about something that motivates him, he hits the record button and uploads it for his audience to see. “People want to do business with people that they like,” Derrick explained. For this reason, sharing their passion and excitement is a priority. Just as they draw from the sources that inspire them, Team Silvers seeks to motivate their clients to pursue the things that they are enthusiastic about.
July’s sales numbers have been crunched. We are so proud of our Associates!
Congrats on your accomplishments! REMAX Metro Tampa Bay Top Individual Agents Company Wide July 2018!
Paulette Hadley Jason Spitzer, Rebecca Stewart, David Vann, Alona Dishy, Rob Copenhaver, Chris Hounchell, Keith Slater Tina Slater, Terri Anderson, and Michelle Cline
Congrats to our REMAX Metro Tampa Bay Top Teams Company Wide July 2018!
Doug Baril, Christi Baril, Maggie Mawicke Smith, Dave Smith, Carole Conwill Crisp, Libby Salamone, Andrew Salamone, Ron Salamone, Angela Sabo Mathias, Derrick Silvers, Bianca Hernandez-Silvers, Mandy Fackler, Sharon Derickson Silvers, Leisa Erickson, Matthew T. Erickson, Angela Cimen, Gina Descalzo Timmins, Stephanie Lloyd, Shawn L. Byrne, Jimmy Brylinke, Janet Byrd, James Brylinke, Drew McFarlin, Courtney Potter, Nathan Shirk, Trey Walker, Jerilyn Rush, Bekah Rush, Nicole Manley, Evan Wolf, Michael Friedman, Kathy Hewitt, Tim Hewitt, Estelia M Mesimer