To delay is to eventually make the right decision even harder.
“Indecision is a decision.”
Because not deciding is a choice, decisions are made whether we make them or not.
Bottom line: time is our enemy, and time ALWAYS wins unless action is taken. What we are not changing we are choosing.
What will you take action on TODAY?
Source: JP Piccinini: No More 1970s Way of Selling Real Estate | by Candy Evans – CandysDirt.com
A recent publication by award-winning journalist and Founder of Candy’s Dirt, Candy Evans, explores the insights of CEO of Vesuvius Holdings and Founder/Owner of JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR), JP Piccinini, on the importance of providing a high value, low-cost, agent-centric business model during uncertain times.
The feature gives a nod to Piccinini’s multi-award-winning and innovative brokerage, highlighting its recent ranking as the nation’s 50th most productive brokerage in transactions by the Real Trends 500. It also mentions how the company is ranked among the Swanepoel Mega 1000 list of top brokerages in the country and goes on to detail its franchise success.
A 100-percent-commission, full-service model, Candy also writes on the brokerage’s minimal transaction fees, cap, and production requirements.
Before concluding, the publication also accredits several of the company’s most innovative offerings, including its iBuyer, Instant Offers program, agent health care plans, and most recently, partnership with Matterport, a 3D virtual tour company. It also notes JP waived minimum transaction fees for franchisees and reduced the fee to onboard new agents by 50 percent, one of several COVID-19 reductions for the month of April.
Hosted by Candy, the article ends with a link to a one-on-one video interview with JP.
The full story published via CandysDirt.com can be read here.
About JP and Associates REALTORS®
At JP & Associates REALTORS®, we’ve built a company that focuses on putting agents first. Opening in 2011, JPAR is taking the real estate industry by storm and JPAR Franchising has earned accolades such as Top 10 Hottest Franchise (according to Inc.), a three-time Inc. 5000 honoree (2019: #1004), and the Fastest-Growing 100% Commission Brokerage and Franchise in the USA (according to Real Trends 500). Since offering franchise services in 2018, JPAR has expanded to 14 states in addition to the brokerage in Texas.
JPAR operates multiple offices across Alabama, Arizona, D.C., Indiana, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas.
JPAR is expanding nationwide and offers franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals.
To inquire about franchising or to learn more, please, fill out the following:
Number-one independently owned brokerage in Texas and one of the country’s fastest-growing franchise offerings to provide industry-leading transaction management and back-office solutions via TransactionDesk powered by Lone Wolf Technologies’
FRISCO, TX – January 30, 2020 – In a bold move, JP & Associates REALTORS® (“JPAR”) has announced that it will provide Lone Wolf Technologies’ (“Lone Wolf”) enterprise platform to its 45 offices and 2,500 full-time associates across 11 states. This platform, the only one of its kind in real estate, combines back office and transaction management to simplify the real estate transaction experience for everyone involved.
Lone Wolf’s enterprise platform is built on TransactionDesk and brokerWOLF, the company’s fully integrated transaction management and back-office and accounting solutions, and houses top tools for forms, eSignature, file review, accounting, commissions, agent management, and business intelligence. The platform ensures that both agents and the back office, who historically have worked in siloes on transactions, can collaborate in real-time. It also opens the door to a growing marketplace for agents and brokerages where they can connect a wide range of upstream and downstream services directly to their Lone Wolf platform.
With all of these tools available in one place, JPAR can dramatically increase the speed, accuracy, and simplicity of its franchise affiliates and brokerage transactions, extending these benefits to over 25,000 consumers in the coming year.
“We’re proud to help JPAR bring a connected technology system to all of their locations,” said Jimmy Kelly, CEO of Lone Wolf. “Too much of today’s technology can’t connect, leaving agents and brokers to cobble together a process beset by added data entry and time-consuming tasks. Our transaction and back-office solutions connect agents and brokers to ensure their technology does for them what it needs to do: make their jobs simpler. It’s wonderful to see our technology doing just that for JPAR.
JPAR is the country’s fastest-growing 100% commission real estate firm in Texas according to REAL Trends, and in its first year of franchising, has already established franchise operations in 11 states. Mark Johnson, CEO of JPAR’s corporate-owned offices, said, “the firm’s decision to choose Lone Wolf comes after an extensive evaluation of the industry’s leading technology providers based on a number of factors, including product functionality, flexibility, and future plans.”
“We’re so excited to provide Lone Wolf’s enterprise platform and TranscationDesk to our family of companies, associates and customers,” said JP Piccinini, Founder of JP & Associates and Chairman of Vesuvius Holdings, its parent company.
According to Johnson and Piccinini, the decision to choose Lone Wolf came from a strong belief in the company and its platform. Like JPAR, Lone Wolf is deeply committed to improving the overall experience for the consumer, the next generation of real estate professionals, franchise owners and the brokerage.
“We’re confident that its platform, in the hands of our associates, will do exactly that,” said Piccinini. “Working together, we can continue to revolutionize the real estate experience in Texas and across the United States.”
Nick Gaede | Industry Relations
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About Lone Wolf Technologies
Lone Wolf Technologies, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, is the North American leader in residential real estate software, serving over 1.3 million real estate professionals across Canada and the U.S. The company offers an ecosystem of technology products designed to simplify the entire transaction process, including software for back-office and transaction management. Each element of this ecosystem enables brokerages, agents, MLSs, and associations to operate more efficiently, reduce costs, and increase opportunities for profitability. Lone Wolf’s head office is located in Cambridge, ON, with additional offices in Dallas, TX, London, ON, and Fraser, MI.
About JP and Associates REALTORS®
At JP & Associates REALTORS®, we’ve built a company that focuses on putting agents first. Opening in 2011, JPAR is taking the real estate industry by storm and earning accolades such as Top 10 Hottest Franchise (according to Inc.), a three-time Inc. 5000 honoree (2019: #1004), and the Fastest Growing 100% Commission Brokerage and Franchise in the USA (according to Real Trends 500). Since offering franchise services in 2018, JPAR has expanded to 11 states in addition to the brokerage in Texas.
JPAR operates multiple offices across Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas is expanding nationwide and offers franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals.
To learn more about becoming an agent or franchising, please, fill out the following:
Buyers are out in full force this fall, increasing the demand for homebuying in all four regions of the country.
According to the latest ShowingTime Showing Index,
“Home showing activity was up again nationwide with a 4.6 percent rise in traffic, as the traditionally slow fall season began with a marked boost in buyer interest.”
Buyers clearly have the right idea, as mortgage rates have dropped over a full percentage point since the fall of 2018. They’ve hovered in a historically low range since this summer, making the overall cost of homeownership significantly more attractive and affordable.
Here’s the breakdown of how ShowingTime reports current buyer traffic patterns across the country:
“The West Region, which until August had experienced 18 consecutive months of flagging home buyer traffic, lead the four regions in year-over-year improvement with an 8.9 percent increase in buyer activity.
The South followed with a 6.4 percent increase, the largest such improvement in the region since April 2018, with the Northeast Region’s 5.6 percent increase the next largest among the four regions.
The Midwest’s more modest 0.8 percent year-over-year growth rounded out the nation’s promising month.”
With ShowingTime reporting “nationwide growth for the second consecutive month, a first since December 2017 – January 2018”, it’s one more reason why selling your house this winter is the way to go. List while buyers are on the market before the competition with other sellers pops up in your neighborhood.
If you’re thinking of waiting until spring to sell, think again! Let’s get together to discuss listing your house now while buyer traffic is actively surging throughout the country.
Four years ago Gisella ‘Gigi’ Olivo decided to leave the Health and Wellness field and transition to Real Estate. Since then, she’s been devoting her energy and drive to helping people with their homes and life transitions. Gigi defines her approach as ‘purposeful and with intention’ and she’s always solution-oriented.
Gigi also explains how much time blocking has allowed her to maximize her time and how essential drawing her Business Plan was to keep her on track as she grew her business and crushed her goals.
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“For the compensation that I receive, I save people time, money and stress”. – Gisella ‘Gigi’ Olivo, JP and Associates REALTORS®