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Social Media Strategy for Real Estate – Why You Need One and What’s In it? Most real estate agents today realize they need a website. From simple brokerage supplied sites to expensive, branded independent sites, most agents today have at least a site with a......

Why Fresh Social Media Content For Real Estate Matters You already know that to be successful in real estate, you have to have a website and Internet presence. Perhaps you’ve invested in your own site or are using your brokerage provided website; you’ve created a......

Setting Seller Expectations Visit any real estate office and you will hear agent complaining about unrealistic sellers. Yet dig a little deeper and more often than not, the complaint stems from poorly set expectations from the beginning of the relationship. From the very first meeting,......

Just Sold Postcards – Advertise Your Success to Your Target Audience We’ve all seen them – the Just Sold postcard. They’ve been seen in mailboxes and dropped off on front porches and even with the increased online presence of real estate agents and brokerages, these......

Marketing Investment Properties Marketing investment properties is a completely different strategy from the standard residential resale listing. While often located in the same neighborhood or even the same street, investors are looking at these homes differently from home buyers. They need to ensure that the......

Ideas for Social Media Video Marketing for Agents There is no doubt that videos have become the fastest, most exciting social media in the marketplace. You already know that successful real estate agents are using video to market their listings and themselves. If you’re new......

Nothing is more frustrating than watching a great listing sit on the market. Those early days of activity slowly turn to weeks and still no offer. The seller becomes frustrated and so does the listing agent. If you are facing a stale listing, fortunately there......

There are many successful real estate teams in the industry. A well organized and managed team can create increased opportunities for new clients and increased name recognition. There are great reasons for starting your own team, but there are negatives as well. It’s important to......

Multi-tasking has become a way of life. Contracts are signed while ordering the half-café-mocha-latte-light foam-extra hot-no whip at Starbucks. It’s a badge of honor to be able to seamlessly handle 6 different tasks at once, but at some point most people realize they can’t do......

As a professional real estate agent, you already know that listings sometimes do not sell. If you have a listing that is about to expire, understanding why is important. Not only might you be able to renew the listing, but it also allows you to......

Once the transaction has closed, it’s natural to want to let your client know how much you appreciate their business. While there’s nothing wrong with the bottle of champagne or monogrammed doormat, thinking outside the box can provide a lasting impression. Here are some innovative......

You’ve heard the expression that, “a house is not a home.” A building or blank living space is not a home until someone inhabits it and creates a life in it; yet most real estate agents are marketing just that – the space. Read most......

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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]5 Reasons Real Estate Professionals Have Job Satisfaction Successful real estate agents express a high degree of job satisfaction. Established agents who understand what goes into building a solid real estate practice can enjoy the freedom and flexibility that...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Facebook Ads – What Are The Options?   Social media has become one of the most important components to a successful marketing plan for real estate agents. Targeted Facebook ads allow you to identify and reach your prospects at...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Importance of a Daily Schedule Real estate agents are pulled in many directions each day. Buyers, sellers, other agents and lenders can all vie for attention throughout the day. It takes discipline to avoid allowing the emergencies from...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]How to Choose the Right Brokerage for You Real estate brokerages seem to be on every street corner. Regardless of whether you are a new agent just starting out or an experienced agent seeking a new position, choosing the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]How to Host a Successful Open House   Holding a successful open house involves more than simply putting out signs and hoping the right buyers walk in the door. Of course the basics are important and it is critical to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]5 Reasons Sellers Over-Price Their Homes   Everyone has seen them – the house that is listed for significantly more than the neighborhood. It leads one to wonder what special feature it has that the others don’t: is the view...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]How to Handle a Low Appraisal Part of any home loan is the appraisal. A professional appraiser will use recent sales of comparable properties to compare with the property being financed and determine if the sales price is fair....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Best Practices for Door Knocking   Door knocking. The very term can cause even the most experienced real estate agent to get nervous. Let’s face it, cold calling in any form is something foreign to most people, but those...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Calculating Your ROI on Marketing Costs   If you’re in real estate, you know that you need to advertise. But knowing how much to spend and where to spend it can be very confusing. It’s easy to see that the...