Identifying a Bad Realtor

There is nothing worse at that point in your life than having an important transaction delayed or even destroyed by a realtor who simply doesn’t seem to know what they are doing or, worse yet, simply doesn’t care.

Here we will take a look at a few of the tell-tale signs that you are working with someone that isn’t up to the task. If you notice any of these in your current realtor, it may be time to start searching for a new one.

Slow Or Non-Existent Response Time

While you should understand that your agent is always going to be working with multiple people at any one time, they also have a duty to you to respond to any queries or issues that you have in a timely fashion. If you find that the questions you ask take days to answer or, even worse, simply don’t get answered at all then you may need to move on to somebody that is going to care a little bit more about getting the deal done.

They Always Agree

On the surface of things it’s quite nice to have somebody agreeing with us. It makes us feel like our opinions are completely correct and it makes most people feel happy. It’s also something that you should not be looking for in your realtor. If the person you are working with simply agrees with everything that you say, instead of offering other suggestions or using their knowledge to point you in the right direction, then you are working with somebody who is just trying to make you happy and isn’t going to have what it takes to do what you need, rather than what you think you want.

They Don’t Listen

On the flipside of things, you also don’t want your agent to be so wrapped up in their own opinions that they completely fail to take what you have to say into account. If you find that the person you are working with seems to brush past the things that you say without really paying attention to them, then it may be time to look for somebody else. After all, if they don’t listen to you, how could they possibly no what you want from the transaction?

No Internet

Whether you are buying or selling a home, you will want the person working with you to take advantage of every resource that is at their disposal to get the job done. In today’s marketplace that means using the internet, whether it’s to list a property or to peruse an online database. Any realtor who has still not joined the online age is one to be wary of. They are a long way behind the curve and aren’t going to be able to give you all of the help that somebody who is more tech-savvy would be able to. You don’t want to miss out because they don’t want to adapt.

Moves Learned in Hip Hop Dance Classes

Once you master these sequences, you may advance to more intricate steps.

Beginning Lessons

Grooves are basic moves that form the foundation. Once you master these steps, you will be able to combine them to create different routines. While you stand in front of a mirror, you will watch your teacher perform grooves. After watching, you will have an opportunity to practice them. Watch yourself in the mirror to see how well you are matching rhythm and movements.

Routines and Choreography

After learning a few grooves, you will become ready to progress to simple choreographed routines. Your teacher will begin teaching you a routine that features steps you have mastered. Watch and listen to your teacher closely during the demonstration, so you can repeat it when the class begins practicing.

Pickup and Transitions

Learning grooves and remembering them is known as “pickup” in hip hop dance classes. The more you practice and dance, the better you will learn the moves.

Students also need to become adept at transitions, which involve changing between sets of eight counts. This transition typically involves a small movement, often not discerned or noticed by new students. Once you learn this skill, you will move more gracefully through a routine.

With and Without Music

You may learn steps with or without songs. Learning steps without music enables you to learn how to dance to counted rhythms instead of music. Dancing without music can be an effective way to teach fundamental rhythm skills. Dancing without songs also enables you to slow down the rhythm while you are learning a new routine. Your teacher will count aloud while you practice to keep track of the rhythm for you. Pay attention to the counting, so you learn which grooves match with the rhythm. Typically, a teacher will count aloud, “Five, six, seven, eight.” Then, the instructor will begin to count for your dancing with the number “one.”

After you learn the basics of a new routine, your teacher might switch to practicing with music. Rhythm often increases with music, so expect to dance faster once a song begins. If the class has difficulty keeping up with some songs, the teacher might switch to songs with slower tempos. It is often useful for students to learn how to groove at a variety of different music tempos for flexibility.

Have fun in your hip hop dance classes. With continued effort and practice, you will soon become an experienced dancer.