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March 1, 2020
I’m Jon Carcone, and I own 4 Brothers Buy Houses. We are one of the largest privately owned homebuyers in the DC Metro Area. We are a small, entrepreneurial and fast growing company. We’re looking for an independent, driven part time sales person to join our team.
Make $30+ per hour with good performance ($15-20/hr base pay + commissions). Health insurance, 401K with match, PTO, Flexible schedule provided. Job requires work on some nights and weekends.
You’ll have the ability to structure your day the way you want for maximum results, and have autonomy as to how you conduct your day-to-day. As long as you’re performing, we treat you like a ‘business owner’ where you can tweak and design your day in the way that suits you.
You’ll be calling existing leads in our database, taking new lead calls, and making outbound cold calls to single family home owners to gauge their interest in selling their house. You’ll then setup sales appointments with interested prospects to speak with our sales representative.
We are looking for 2-3 hours a day to start, with opportunity to increase to 4-5 hours a day+ and eventually full time if you hit your sales targets.
This will be a performance based job where your output in terms of number of appointments is tracked, and that will dictate your incentives and ultimately how long you are in the role for. We are looking for someone already skilled in phone sales who can be effective immediately. For that person this will be a long term position.
We offer a weekly cold calling training to support you, every Wednesday, which is mandatory to attend. Beyond that you will mainly be required to go through our training materials and ‘self teach’ and learn quickly through calling.
**Only those who complete application e-mail request at bottom of job posting will be considered.**
- $15-20/Hr Based On Experience + Significant Commission Potential
- $1,000-$3,000 per appointment you schedule that closes
- Easily make $8-15K a year in commissions alone if performing well
- Must possess solid phone skills and be unafraid to talk to anyone – both cold and warm calling (we’ll teach you the things to say and the questions to ask)
- Must be comfortable in a performance based culture where those who perform well will have greater responsibilities and those who don’t will not be in the position long
- Deal oriented with ability to manage our sales CRM system and calendar
- Comfortable with technology- video conferences, google voice, google drive, etc
- Willing to have accountability conversations on a regular basis
TO APPLY: E-mail [email protected] a 2-3 sentence e-mail describing the following:
1- your phone sales experience, 2- what your past sales quotas were, and 3- how many of those sales quotes you were able to hit and exceed
When you send the email, please make the subject line of the email the job posting title and job board name where you learned about the position.
About 4 Brothers Development:
4 Brothers Development is a residential & commercial real estate company. We buy, renovate and sell 40-70 houses per year, and purchase multi mobile home parks as well.
February 28, 2020
As a landlord, selling your property can seem like a tall order. After all, you have to worry about selling while you have tenants who are currently living in your property. Traditional home sales typically have owners hold an open house for interested parties. But as a landlord, this generally isn’t an option. For one family who owned a rental property in Washington DC, the idea of selling presented a problem. That was until they began working with 4 Brothers Buy Houses. 4 Brothers Buy Houses helped Marvin and his wife sell their rental property so that they could move on into retirement. Here is their story.
Marvin Owned A Rental Property On Croffut Place
Marvin and his wife owned a rental property on Croffut Place SE in Washington, DC. The family had bought the property in 1988, and had used it as a rental for most of the time that they owned it. Eventually, Marvin and his wife decided that they wanted to retire. They no longer wanted to be landlords. Dealing with fixing up rental properties and working with tenants no longer had an appeal. First, Marvin’s tenants approached his family about purchasing the property. They were interested in making a deal, but they couldn’t receive the necessary financing. Marvin and his wife weren’t sure what to do–they wanted to retire, but they didn’t know how they could sell their property in a timely manner. That is when they heard about 4 Brothers Buy Houses.
Selling To 4 Brothers Buy Houses Took A Month And A Half
Marvin first made contact with 4 Brothers Buy Houses on October 1st of 2019. By the 10th of the month, we met with him, took a look at the property, and made an offer. Marvin took a few days to think about the offer, and accepted on the 15th of October. The sale couldn’t be finalized until the tenants moved out of the property, which they did on the 31st of October. The sale was closed on November 20th. It took Marvin about a month and a half from first contact with us to final closing. He and his wife were able to get the cash value they felt their property was worth. The money allowed them to start a new chapter in their lives and move on to retirement. Selling a rental property with tenants living in it wasn’t so difficult after all.
If you own rental property and are worried about how you are going to sell, don’t fret. Contact 4 Brothers Buy Houses in order to get a free, no obligation quote. The sale process is handled on your terms and your timeline. You can make a decision at the time that makes the most sense for you and your family. Give us a call today, and we can help you start the process of selling your rental property, just like we did with Marvin and his wife.
February 26, 2020
The supply of homes up for sale in the United States has fallen dramatically, playing into the hands of sellers who are looking for a strong market. According to the National Association of Realtors, the housing inventory for the month of December was just 1.4 million units. That would be the lowest level in about two decades. With demand increasing, sellers are in a stronger position. Low interest rates are also helping buyers afford mortgages and driving up the number of offers that sellers are getting. Let’s take a look at the state of the housing market in 2020 and why this might be the best time for you to sell.
Here are the reasons:
Housing Demand Increasing While Supply Dries Up
While housing units on the market have fallen, the amount of interested homebuyers has spiked. Several mortgage purchase indices, such as the MBA Purchase Index, which tracks the percentage of homebuyers applying for mortgages, have seen huge gains in recent months. This indicates that buyers aren’t waiting for market conditions to change, they are interested in purchasing a new home now. This could partly be due to millennial buyers gaining comfortable employment or starting families.
Low Interest Rates Driving More Buyer Interest
Low interest rates have helped to spur this interest in the market. Buyers are finding it relatively easy to afford financing, and this has provided them with outsized purchasing power. Analysts expect buyers to remain motivated in the coming months, which could keep the housing market hot for at least the first half of the year.
Sellers May Find This Is The Best Time To Sell
Sellers who are interested in putting their home on the market may find that this is the best time to move. The housing market conditions are favorable to sellers right now, but that may not always be the case. In the coming months or years, rates could rise, meaning that it becomes more expensive for buyers to borrow. If that happens at the same time when the housing supply increases, there could be a glut of homes on the market with few buyers to scoop them up. If you are interested in selling your property, this might be the best time in the near future to make a move.
Want to sell your home without having to jump through all the traditional hoops? You don’t have to chat with multiple prospective buyers or spend months sitting down with your real estate agent on the repairs and renovations you’ll need to make. You don’t have to sit at your computer considering the trends of the market and if they’ll move against you. Instead, you can call 4 Brothers Buy Houses. 4 Brothers Buy Houses will purchase your home for cash, as-is. We’ll provide you with a no obligation quote and you can make the decision that best suits your needs. Contact us today and find out how easy selling your home really is.
February 21, 2020
Negotiation isn’t just for homebuyers, it is for sellers as well. Sellers need to understand how they can use the negotiation process to their advantage so that they can get the most value out of their property as possible. Are you prepared to handle a counteroffer? Are you going to take the first offer you get or are you prepared to wait for other offers?
These are some of the questions that you’ll need to answer before you really step into the world of selling your property.
Get Inspections Done So You Know Your Property Inside Out
Sometimes, you’ll have to deal with prospective buyers who will attempt to tell you what’s wrong with your property. They’ll talk about the repairs that your property needs and label those supposed repairs as reasons why your home will fetch a lower offer. When you get your inspections done early, you can easily offer a rebuttal in the negotiation process. You’ll have the paperwork to show that your home doesn’t need any other repairs. Having documentation is absolutely key here.
Consider Offering A Home Warranty
If you want to incentivize homebuyers to take a second look at your property, think about offering a home warranty. Even if you know that nothing is wrong with your property, a home warranty can give buyers peace of mind. It is something you might want to think about offering in a scenario where homebuyers are negotiating in good faith and you want to push things over the finish line.
Make Sure Time Works In Your Favor
You want to make sure that time works in your favor, and that you aren’t negotiating on someone else’s timeline. You can do this by putting deadlines on your counteroffers. This creates a sense of urgency and stops buyers from taking their time when making a decision. You don’t want buyers to use you as leverage when negotiating other offers. So instead of waiting around, take ownership of the negotiation process and make sure that you have a strategy. Your real estate agent may be able to help you determine a selling strategy that best fits your specific needs.
Not interested in learning the ins and outs of the negotiation process? No worries–you can sell your property without having to go through lengthy and frustrating negotiations. All you have to do is contact 4 Brothers Buy Houses. At 4 Brothers Buy Houses, we’ll purchase your property for cash, and we’ll handle all of the paperwork! You can get a free, no obligation quote at any time. This allows you to sell your property on your own schedule, so that you can focus on what matters most–getting your hard earned cash. Give us a call today!
February 15, 2020
The winter months aren’t only cold when it comes to the weather, they’re also cold when it comes to the real estate market. The fewest sales get completed in the winter months, but the market tends to get warmer as the snow melts. If you want to be prepared to sell your property in the spring, you’ll need to be prepared for competition. There will be plenty of other homeowners who have the same idea. That is why standing out with curb appeal and completing all of the necessary repairs is key to having a successful spring sale. Here’s how you can get started.
Make Sure Your Yard Is Inviting After The Winter Months
Curb appeal is a huge part of making sure that your property gets enough eyes on it. That means clearing out dead leaves and debris from your front yard. It also means making sure there are no unsightly tree limbs or shrubbery to deal with either. You may want to hire a landscaping company to ensure that your front yard looks inviting. The winter can be tough on your grass. A good idea may be to plant warm colored flowers like tulips.
Utilize A Spring Color Theme Throughout The House
What’s spring without warm pinks, blues, greens, and yellows? Make sure that your home’s interior design is full of rich, warm colors. In the winter months, there is little sunlight, and everything seems to look and feel black or white. You want to project the opposite of that. Think about buying new curtains, blinds, or drapes. When you can, open the windows for maximum sunlight.
Spring Means More Competition, So Make Sure Your Repairs Are Completed
When you sell your property in the spring months, you should know that you are going to have a lot of competition. If you want to keep up with the competitors, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve already handled all of your repairs and renovations. If you are planning a spring sale, getting those fixes done in the last month or two of winter can be the difference between selling early and selling late. You don’t want to get caught waiting for buyers who expect your property to have certain repairs. Get it done early.
Thinking about selling your home in the spring? If you want to sell your property without having to worry about competition and renovations, then you want to call 4 Brothers Buy Houses. 4 Brothers Buy Houses will purchase your property for cash so that you don’t have to worry about expensive repairs or open houses. You can sell your property on your terms and get the kind of value out of it that you always wanted. Instead of spending months on listings and in meetings with real estate agents, give 4 Brothers Buy Houses a call and get your free, no obligation quote today.
January 14, 2020
If you are looking to buy or sell a home this year, there are some new trends in 2020 that you need to be aware of. 2020 is going to be an interesting year for real estate because of technology changes. There are more smart homes being built than ever. With smart homes, you can control the temperature or locks of a property all from your smartphone. Then there are demographic changes. Baby boomers are moving to smaller properties and selling their older homes, while millennials are starting families and moving to the suburbs. Here is what you need to be aware of:
Baby Boomers Downsizing Their Homes
One of the real estate trends in the 2020s will be baby boomers downsizing their homes. The baby boomer generation is moving into their twilight years, and many are looking for smaller, more affordable properties. This means that many boomers will be selling their larger homes and moving into new communities. Real estate professionals should be prepared for this trend. Baby boomers tend to have more cash on hand than other age demographics, which will make this move easier for them.
Millennials Moving From Urban Areas Into The Suburbs
Millennials are finally spreading their wings and buying homes in the suburbs. Millennials are beginning to move out of the urban areas they chose in their early 20s when they were first starting out. Now millennials want homes and stability that they can’t get in most urban downtown areas. The move to the suburbs will lead to new development in the areas surrounding major metros, especially throughout the sunbelt and the mid-atlantic.
Today’s buyers are more technology savvy and want to be able to control their home with just a few taps of their smartphone. Smarthomes allow homeowners to control the temperature, lock doors, and view security cameras all from a smartphone. Some smarthomes even have integrated refrigerators and ovens into this system. The greater demand for smarthomes is something that real estate professionals need to be aware of going into the next decade. Homes that don’t have any of these features will be less attractive to young buyers.
Staying up on the latest real estate trends can be difficult for anybody. If you are looking to sell your property without the need for keeping up with what millennials are looking for, then you should contact 4 Brothers Buy Houses. 4 Brothers Buy Houses will purchase your home cash, and you won’t have to make any costly repairs or spend time getting your property ready for online marketing. Give us a call today and we can provide you with a free, no obligation quote. We’d be happy to work with you to sell your property on your own terms.
January 14, 2020
Ready to sell your home? Perhaps you are retiring and moving to a different community. Maybe you are taking a new job and are selling before you go. Maybe you just want to sell to see what you can get for your property. Whatever the case may be, you need to be aware of the costs. Selling your home will cost you money in repairs, cleaning, landscaping, and inspection fees. There are also real estate agent commissions and closing costs to worry about. Before you sell, you need to make sure that you are comfortable with these costs.
Repairs, Cleaning, Landscaping, And Inspections
When you sell your property, you’ll need to be prepared to handle things like repairs and landscaping. Those things cost money. You’ll need to have the cash on hand in order to make any necessary repairs or landscaping fixes. You’ll also have to keep the property clean and pay for any inspections that must be done before the sale is finalized. These repairs can easily run in the thousands or tens of thousands of dollars.
Real Estate Agent Commissions
Real estate agents get a commission on the sale of your property. Typically, the commission is worth several percentage points of the total value of the home. This commission can be costly, but it is typically worth it if you need help making the sale or if you don’t really know your local real estate market that well. The good thing about real estate commissions is that they generally aren’t paid until the end of the process.
Selling your property means that you’ll need to reach interested parties. This is done through online marketing. You’ll need to market your property both through traditional mediums and through new ones such as social media. Online marketing may be handled by your real estate agent, or you may decide to work on it yourself. Either way, this kind of marketing costs money and you’ll need to be prepared to pony up. The cost of marketing online depends on the reach that you want to have. But you can expect a marketing campaign to cost several hundred dollars at the least. A very extensive campaign could run into the thousands.
There are real costs to selling your home that you can’t ignore. Sellers must be aware of the costs of repairs, maintenance, renovations, landscaping, cleaning, and inspections. Of course, there are also real estate agent commissions and other miscellaneous costs. If you want to avoid these costs, then you can work with 4 Brothers Buy Houses. 4 Brothers Buy Houses will purchase your home regardless of the condition, without any need for repairs or renovations. Give us a call today and we can get started on the process.
January 14, 2020
If you are selling your home, it is critical to make sure that you keep yourself safe during the process. That means not leaving out personally identifying information like financial documents or credit cards. Identity thieves are becoming more and more sophisticated, and they use a variety of tactics to get access to your information. You’ll also want to keep the door locked when you aren’t showing the property, so that it is only available when you want it to be.
Here’s how you can keep yourself safe during the showing process.
Don’t Leave Bills Or Credit Cards Out In The Open
Make sure that when you are selling your property, you don’t have any bills or credit cards left out in the open. That means taking all of your financial documents and files with personal information out of your home before the showcase process begins. Take all of those files and put them in a safety deposit box or some other form of storage. If a bad actor gets their hand on that kind of information, it can be used against you via identity theft.
Keep The Door Locked When You Aren’t Showing The Property
When you are selling your home, everyone knows. Sometimes even the wrong people. Make sure that your property is locked when you are not conducting showings. You only want prospective buyers to be there at the time that you want them to be there. Keeping your home locked will keep your property safer. If your real estate agent is conducting showings, make sure that they keep the key in a safe place. Your property is extremely valuable, and you need to make sure that you are taking all of the necessary precautions.
Make Sure You Don’t Leave Valuable Items Out
Just like credit cards and bills, you don’t want valuable items left out during your showings. Memorabilia, jewelry, collectables, and other important items should be moved to storage. You don’t want to take the risk of losing something that is valuable to you during a showing. Remember, you aren’t going to be able to watch over your entire home while prospective buyers are walking through your property.
Staying safe during the sale process is important. It is something that sellers don’t often think about, but it is critical for avoiding identity theft. If you don’t want to have to worry about these kinds of issues, then you can avoid the showing process altogether by working with 4 Brothers Buy Houses. 4 Brothers Buy Houses will purchase your property cash, and we can give you a free, no obligation quote at any time. We’ll work on your schedule so that the entire process is convenient for you. Call us today to get started.
January 14, 2020
There are times when you want to sell your property where you aren’t exactly in a sellers’ market. If you need to sell your property at a difficult time for sellers, then you should be aware of the extra steps you’ll need to take. The first step is to make sure that you are working with an experienced real estate agent who has done years’ worth of work in the area. You’ll also want to make sure that you are showing the house on a regular basis and that you are investing in online marketing. You’ll also need to make sure that you understand what buyers in your market are looking for, so that you can show your house in a way that is advantageous to you. This is how to get started.
Work With An Experienced Real Estate Agent
When times get tough, it is important to work with real estate professionals who have experience. Real estate agents have seen the ups and downs of various markets over long periods of time, and they can help you understand what to expect. If you aren’t working with a real estate agent, trying to navigate a difficult market on your own can seem almost impossible. You don’t have to put yourself in that position–make sure to hire a real estate agent that you can trust.
Make Sure You Are Regularly Showing The Property
In a difficult market, it is critical that you are showing your property regularly. If you aren’t conducting showings, then prospective buyers aren’t getting to see your home up close. You may need to conduct more showings in a tough market than in one that is more beneficial for sellers. That is to be expected–you’ll have to put in more time and effort to get a sale in this type of market. Be prepared for longer showings, so keep your schedule open.
Learn What Buyers In Your Market Are Looking For
You’ll need to stay aware of what buyers are looking for in this kind of market. Do research on what similar homes have sold for in the past. Check your neighborhood to see which homes have sold recently, and what kind of repairs or renovations were done. Your real estate agent may have more information on this.
When the market is difficult for sellers, you might have the temptation to wait until market conditions change. If you don’t want to wait, then you still have options. You can sell your property to 4 Brothers Buy Houses. 4 Brothers Buy Houses will purchase your property in cash, immediately. That means that you don’t have to worry about the market conditions or how many showings you need to do. You don’t have to worry about finding a real estate agent or handling online marketing. Contact us today and we’ll provide you with a free, no obligation quote.
January 14, 2020
Trying to sell your home in the winter? It can be pretty difficult to do so, considering the cold weather and the snow. Its harder to get around during the winter months, and the lack of sunlight makes it harder for visitors to make an emotional connection with the property. If you are focused on selling during the winter months, then you need to make sure that your property feels warm and cozy. You’ll want to keep the snow shoveled, and work hard to keep the home well lit. Here is how you can get started.
Keep The Snow Shoveled
When the snow isn’t shoveled, you’ll find that you’ll get less interest in your open house showings. Make sure that you regularly shovel the driveway, walkways, and make sure that the yard is clear. You want to make it easy for prospective buyers to walk up to your property. If your driveway is filled with snow, prospective buyers may believe that it is simply too difficult to shovel at your property, and they’ll look elsewhere. Make sure that doesn’t happen.
Make Sure Your Home Has Enough Light
Light is notoriously difficult to come by during the winter months. That means that you’ll need to make sure that your home is well-lit. If your home feels too dark, it is likely that prospective buyers won’t feel comfortable. You’ll want to make sure that your home has enough natural light during the day, and at night you’ll want to make sure you have enough light fixtures on the interior and exterior of your home. Exterior light is critical, because people won’t come to your property if they can’t see it from the road.
You Want Your Property To Feel Cozy
You want prospective buyers to feel right at home when they visit your property. A good way to do that is by keeping the home warm during the winter months and by doing small things, like offering up baked cookies or snacks. You may also want to consider putting up holiday decorations, such as a Christmas tree. These kinds of things can help people feel like your home is cozy and familiar, even on their first trip to your property.
Do you want to sell your property during the winter months without going through the hassle of shoveling snow and buying new light fixtures? Then you want to contact 4 Brothers Buy Houses. 4 Brothers Buy Houses will purchase your home cash, no matter the condition. That means you don’t have to worry about handling repairs or renovations. It means that you don’t have to spend more money to get your property winter ready. Contact us today and our team will provide you with a free, no obligation quote.