PCMS Consulting, a real estate business management services company, will be hosting a free broker webinar Thursday that will focus on how to become the go-to source of information that will encourage repeat business
The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address
Content marketing is a marketing technique that uses relevant and valuable unique content to attract potential customers. By creating and sharing content that real estate consumers want access to – like first time buyer guides,
As open houses continue to play an integral role in the home-buying process, real estate professionals are doing themselves—and prospective buyers—a disservice if open houses aren’t part of their plan.
Have you ever had a sale that didn’t close and you weren’t sure why? Chances are you lost the sale because you didn’t establish sufficient trust and rapport with your prospect. Once you have developed trust and rapport, you’ve actually got the hard part behind you and you’re probably going to make a sale!
Data scraping and misuse of listing data that belongs to brokers are growing concerns. Many scrapers (or others who receive the data legitimately but use it in ways that violates its licenses) are actively reselling listing data for various uses not intended by brokers, such as statistical or financial reporting. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Curt Beardsley, vice president of consumer and industry development at Move, Inc., a leader in online real estate and operator of realtor.com®. Beardsley shared his thoughts on the proliferation of data scraping, the grey market for data, and how brokers can protect their data from unintended uses.
By now I think we can all agree on the following: The sheer size of the mobile demographic makes it one that requires our attention as businesses; the mobile consumer is substantially different from the desktop consumer;
, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., has announced a substantial update to its realtor.com® mobile app for iOS and Android. In addition to being the first to allow home buyers to target listings
What can business leaders and managers learn from watching the earnings of publicly traded companies?
“Plenty,” says Kathleen Brush, a 25-year veteran of international business and author
Marketing mavens have long been saying that when it comes to making personal connections with clients, you shouldn’t be reaching out solely from a business angle.
Instead, you should be stimulating regular conversation.
Xerox recently introduced ConnectKey™
, a software system embedded in Xerox multifunction printers
(MFPs) and a set of solutions that respond to an increasingly mobile workforce and the need for more advanced IT security across connected devices.
Last month we discussed how changes in the corporate mobility industry
may herald new business opportunities for brokerage-based relocation departments. Traditionally, relocation directors focused on buyer and seller referral revenue, but with fewer corporate transfers and increased renter populations, it may be time to include more non-traditional approaches.
This month, we focus on key mobility trends and related support services. For future issues we’ll include topics that interest you most, so please take our short survey here
Awareness of trends that can impact mobility
In the season premier of “Mad Men,” Creative Director Peggy Olsen uses a technique learned from Don Draper to help form ad copy for a client. She writes a letter as if she is a consumer recommending the product to a friend. Today, Peggy would be reading online reviews to learn, from the consumer’s standpoint, the clear advantages of her product – and listening to your clients is never a bad thing.
What would your clients say if they wrote a letter to a friend recommending you? What’s really important to them? And what would they say that would convince a friend to do business with you?
Why is social marketing important to your business and agents? Imagine if every client you ever had was in a room – a room with not only you, but all of their friends. The truth is, this room exists, yet in the digital sense.
I have learned that if I look at an idea, thought or phrase every day, there is a good chance I will internalize its essence and make it part of me. This is no great revelation, as evidenced by the market for motivational quotes