Hopper talks real estate and more with Brian Evans of Madrona Financial and Host Jeff Shade on 570 KVI News Radio
Over the weekend, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker Brian Hopper was invited to join Brian Evans, CEO of Madrona Financial and leading finance guru on his radio show, Growing Your Wealth. Hopper shares his insights in the guest blog below, outlining their discussion of downsizing trends, aging at home, the Seattle market, and steps to take to ensure top dollar for sellers.
A Routine Buyer’s Inspection Turns into a Full Blown Party
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) broker Brian Hopper says it was a summer evening in July when he got a call from the buyer’s agent at 7pm letting him know that the inspection on the listing he was representing was complete and that it went well. It’s what they said after giving the results that surprised Hopper: they were still at the home. “He must have heard the hesitation in my voice when I asked, ‘you’re still there? Is everything OK?’” said Hopper, because the inspection had started at 1pm. “Oh yes, everything is fine,” said the buyer’s agent. “In fact, the buyers really hit it off with the owners, and they are currently sitting on the back deck having a glass of wine together!”
Hearkening back to the birth of our country, rural properties evoke an idyllic spirit of place, whether for their recreational lifestyle offerings or potential for farm and ranch production. Tied to the history of the Pacific Northwest, many homeowners are reveling in the opportunity to take part in our region’s storied history while experiencing an up-close and personal connection to nature through outdoor adventures. From ample Farm and Ranch listings to recreation spanning from cross-country skiing to hiking and fishing, step into a collection of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty listings that elevate the rural lifestyle to new heights.
In a recent article published on Inman, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Brian Hopper shared his list of the top productivity hacks that have changed his personal life and his real estate business. The feature follows Hopper’s recent return from Inman Luxury Connect 2017, where he was invited to speak on the same subject. “I obsess over systems and productivity in both my professional and personal worlds,” Hopper writes. “At home, I’m striving to create the most efficient way to remind my kids to do their household tasks with the perfect ‘chore chart.’ And I am always looking for opportunities to refine and improve my real estate team’s workflow.” He says when “used in combination with a few key apps, these practical, basic tips and strategies can change the way you do business for the better.” We’ve outlined Hopper’s ten hacks below.
Moonshine Ink, a Tahoe-based independent newspaper, tapped Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Brian Hopper recently, in a feature entitled “Debunking Zillow’s Zestimate,” which outlines the pitfalls of the popular real estate value estimator. Written by Peter Strand, president of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, the article describes that though “Zillow has empowered buyers and sellers to gather basic information about their home and other homes for sale in their market,” it cannot replace the value of an experienced agent assisting with pricing considerations.
Last week I attended Inman Luxury Connect 2017 held at the beautiful and iconic Beverly Hills Hotel in California. The timing was perfect as a bunch of rain was headed to Seattle on the morning we flew out. I woke up early and pumped to speak at the event: it was finally here! Follow along below, where I summarize my notes so you can take in the information and insights from the receptions.
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) brokers Brian Hopper, Moira Holley & Anton Krivenyshev share their insights from the 2017 Geekwire Summit.
RSIR brokers Moira Holley, Anton Krivenyshev and Brian Hopper recently attended the 2017 GeekWire Summit, which took place in downtown Seattle October 10th and 11th. One of the country’s premier technology conferences, the annual Summit brings together over 900 innovators, entrepreneurs, business executives, and tech leaders to explore the future of the innovation economy. Given the influence technology continues to have on the evolving real estate industry and the Emerald City’s economy, it was an excellent opportunity to learn from some of the best in tech.
A collective of the Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) leadership team and brokers descended upon San Francisco August 7th to 11th for Inman Connect 2017, an event that brings thousands of top-producing real estate agents and brokers together with industry leaders and featured speakers. Held at the Hilton San Francisco Square, three members of Team RSIR were asked to speak on varying topics at the event, and all attendees enjoyed a week of learning and networking, bringing home lots of cutting edge tools and approaches to implement into their businesses.