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Empty Nesters Making Better Financial Decisions

When marketing to a specific group of people (whether it be dictated by age or lifestyle), sales reps tend to follow stereotypes and “common knowledge” regarding their audience. It makes sense to do so. However, these rules and ideals regarding various demographics ...


Roll by Your Competition—Increase Exposure and Customer Service Capability with On The Move

Ask any winning real estate broker their secret to success, and chances are they will talk about increasing exposure. In an era when consumers can find nearly anything with the click of a mouse, positioning your company so that it’s front and center requires innovation. ...


Combat Writer’s Block with These Blog Topic Generators

Puppy worshipers, Mustang aficionados, One Tree Hill fangirls (anyone?) – the bloggers of yesteryear were diary keepers, niche experts and devoted followers. Special interest blogging, while still popular, paved the way for today’s business blog, which is now a standard marketing endeavor ...


Is Your Marketing Competitive?

Some of the highest-powered real estate agents will tell you that when prospective clients reach out to them, it's because they feel as if they already “know” them. That’s because those agents are continually getting their name and brand in front of ...


How to Host a Successful Twitter Chat

Whether you want to establish yourself as an expert in your field, or simply connect with your followers, holding a Twitter chat is a great way to interact with your community. ...


Rise to the Top with 5 Local Content Ideas

As a real estate pro, we know that content is king and providing buyers and sellers with helpful information is critical to engaging with them and building relationships. The challenge is determining what subject matter piques their interest and prompts them to ...


More Leads than We Can Handle

Sitting at my desk going through the mail, I noticed the most beautiful marketing brochure, titled “Everything a Man Could Want for Christmas.” Out of curiosity, I began to thumb through the pages of golf clubs, tools, fishing gear and many other ...


Open Houses by the Numbers

Hosting an open house is a top way to sell your listings, meet potential clients and generate buzz for your business. According to HomeFinder.com listing data, 6.3 percent of listings hold open houses to reach potential buyers1. Below is an inside look into open houses around the country. ...


Social Media: Simplified! Does Social Media Need to Be Time-Consuming to Be Effective? Lumentus Says No

To say that real estate professionals are time-crunched may be one of the greatest understatements pertaining to the industry. For agents and brokers who are on call around the clock, 24/7, there’s no question that their time is both precious and limited. ...


Delivering Tangible Results

To reach your future clientele, it's important to go above and beyond. In the following interview, David Caveness, President of Carpenter REALTORS® in Indianapolis, Ind., takes us inside the world of top notch real estate marketing. ...


Network Value: It’s All about Relationships

We’re in the business of relationships. Relationships, whether with your affiliates, clients or brokerage management, are what keep our industry moving forward. The focus on value can come in the form of technology, marketing tools and new business strategies; but we cannot ...


The Three P’s of Real Estate Marketing

Make no mistake that until real estate professionals get a contract on a listing they have one job to do: Market the home. It is their job to get as many eyes on a property and feet in the door as possible. ...


Building Relationships that Matter Most

From saving time to tips for selling in summer and building long-lasting real estate relationships, Colleen Holmes, a broker with Engel & Völkers Lake Placid in Lake Placid, N.Y., offers a wealth of information on winning in the real estate industry. ...


Top Brokers – Leisey, Baris, Saunders, and Wong – Share Winning Culture and Marketing Strategies

A wise man once decreed: “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere!” Truer words have never been spoken. New York, New York is one of the most diverse, colorful, and business-centric cities in the world, which is exactly why ...


Who’s the Boss?

Living in both the real estate brokerage and technology worlds, I have seen firsthand the frustrations that brokers and the folks they buy real estate technology from experience when it comes to the lack of agent adoption. ...


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