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FREE Sales Training Webinar: How To Generate Buyer and Seller Leads [sign up now]

FREE Sales Training Webinar: How To Generate Buyer and Seller Leads [sign up now]

FREE Sales Training Webinar: How To Generate Buyer and Seller Leads 

This webinar will teach you how to generate buyer and seller leads online without having to learn complicated tech programs. This sales training webinar is designed to educate attendees on 3 key steps in the lead generation process. We go through them in depth so that you can come away from the webinar with an actionable strategy to create and convert more prospects in your business. Some of the strategies you can expect to learn on this webinar are:

Lead Generation – How to create a complete online sales Funnel in […] Read more

Understanding Homeowners Associations

Understanding Homeowners Associations

The function of a homeowners association (HOA) is to protect and enhance the common areas of that association. Homeowners associations can consist of anything from 10 to 3,000 homes, which could be single-family, townhomes, condos, or a mix. The HOA might be responsible for common walls, roofs, driveways, landscaping, decks, balconies, HVAC, and plumbing. They maintain pools, clubhouses, tennis courts, fitness centers, charging centers for electric cars, and sometimes even streets. An HOA’s budget, and its legal exposure, can be huge. Jim Laumann, president of HOA-USA.com, explains that beginning agents should learn how homeowners associations operate, and should get acquainted […] Read more

Tips for Effective Open House Advertising

Tips for Effective Open House Advertising

Tips for Effective Open House Advertising

Before reading the following tips for effective open house advertising, there are a few things you should consider. Some real estate agents believe open houses are unnecessary because they take up so much time. However, experienced agents know that while most homes do not sell because of open houses, they are a good source for buyer leads. Successful real estate agents either have lots of good listings and/or many qualified buyers.

Various brokers require their rookie agents conduct open houses on all new listings. They know it takes time. In the modern age of online information […] Read more

Marketing Tips To Increase Your Real Estate Business!

Marketing Tips To Increase Your Real Estate Business!

Marketing Tips To Increase Your Real Estate Business!

While the country’s real estate market is slowly working its way back to life, people making a living with a real estate license have had to get creative with marketing strategies to remain successful. There are a number of simple things that you can to do to continue to build your real estate business, regardless of the state of the economy. Just following these three simple tips can make a tremendous difference in who is successful with their real estate license, and who is still struggling in a rebounding real estate market.

Be more […] Read more

Spring Cleaning!

Spring Cleaning!

Spring Cleaning!

The doldrums of winter have nearly passed, and straight ahead lurks the chaos of spring real estate. What passed for clean back in January simply won’t work as open house season approaches, so let’s take a closer look at the dusty corners, the filthy hardwood, and the tumbleweeds of discarded pet hair.

Less Stuff

If your spring cleaning is also in preparation of putting your home on the market, a storage unit might be in store. As HGTV points out, decluttering to show off the house often means just getting your stuff out of there. If you’ve decided you can finally part with […] Read more

Your Own Private Hideaway: Vacation Homes

Your Own Private Hideaway: Vacation Homes

Your Own Private Hideaway: Vacation Homes
Being a homeowner is great, but let’s say you’ve finally decided your city is just too cold in the winter and that you’d love to have a second house to escape to – a warm place, maybe a place with a beach nearby. If you’ve decided to pursue buying a second home, where do you start?

Vacation homes are huge in recent years. In 2014 alone, an estimated 1.13 million vacation homes were sold in the US, making up some 21% of residential transactions for the year. You might be wondering, are all of these second homebuyers […] Read more

Live Tweeting an Open House

Live Tweeting an Open House

Live Tweeting an Open House

 

It’s common knowledge by now that social media can be enormously helpful in building and growing your business, but there are so many options and possibilities that it’s hard to know where to start.

Live Tweeting

Live tweeting, as defined by Google, is to “post comments about (an event) on Twitter while the event is taking place”. Depending on who you follow on Twitter, live tweeting could involve awards shows, sporting events, movies, or TV shows. In the world of real estate, however, live tweeting becomes an especially interesting option for open houses.

In our hyperconnected society, Twitter’s immediacy […] Read more

Scents for a Buyer-Friendly Open House

Scents for a Buyer-Friendly Open House

Scents for a Buyer-Friendly Open House

 

When staging a home to appeal to the most people in the shortest amount of time, it seems obvious that the place should smell good. While hiding away all of the questionable artwork and various clutter, most agents will light a candle or two. Maybe spray some Febreze, give the bathroom its own oil diffuser, and take out the trash.

But what scent should we be spreading through these homes? Scents are certainly not a one-size-fits-all, and while most people can agree that certain scents are quite nice, there will always be outliers that will have […] Read more

Your Face on a Bench: Marketing on Bus Stop Benches

Your Face on a Bench: Marketing on Bus Stop Benches

 

Your Face on a Bench: Marketing on Bus Stop Benches

Let’s talk bench ads.

We’ve all seen them – maybe you even have a few of your own. Ads on bus stop benches are one of the most popular – and economical – forms of outdoor advertising, a category that also includes billboards and transit vehicles. Just why, though, would someone want their face superimposed and placed on public furniture that people sit on, lay on, and maybe even sleep on?

Advertising comes in many shapes and forms, and anything that might get you noticed or get someone talking about you is considered a […] Read more

6 Ways New Real Estate Agents Can Master Communication

6 Ways New Real Estate Agents Can Master Communication

6 Ways New Real Estate Agents Can Master Communication

Once you’ve earned your real estate license, there are many skills that will help you launch a successful career. Communication is one of the most important skills for new real estate agents to master. Communication leads everything that you do as a real estate agent, whether you’re explaining the buying process to a first-time home buyer, negotiating an offer for a seller, or marketing to prospects via social media, your website, or your blog. Here are six ways new real estate agents can  master communication.

1. Consider your body language

Picture this: You’re in […] Read more