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New Report Spotlights Homes Sold to Owner-Occupants

Owner-occupant buyers accounted for 63.2 percent of all residential single family home and condo sales in the first quarter of 2015, down from 65.8 percent in the previous quarter and 68.6 percent a year ago to the lowest quarterly level going back to ...


What Makes a Good Real Estate Agent – a Staffer’s Perspective

I have worked for a small independent real estate company for over 12 years now, and although my position and responsibilities have changed since I started, at virtually all points I have had a comprehensive view of every agent’s sales performance and commission ...


Three More Tips for Top-Tier Lead Generation, Part 2

Leads are the lifeblood of the real estate industry. An agent’s ability to convert prospects to clients and generate new leads could be the difference between excelling in their career or falling behind. A solid lead generation program can help you increase ...


A Fool’s Guide to Networking: It’s Not Like It Used to Be

Years ago, social networking meant attending business events at places like the Rotary Club, Lions Club or even the Business Network International (BNI). We attended these events to network face-to-face. What was really great about it was that everyone seemed to know ...


Simplifying the Referral Process in an Ever-Evolving Industry

Real estate professionals are busier than ever. And as the day-to-day demands on their time continue to increase, it’s more important than ever for real estate professionals to focus on specific areas—and services—that will not only make them money but increase their business. ...


Americans Agree: Real Estate Best Long-Term Investment

Signaling growing confidence in the housing recovery, a majority of Americans once again named real estate the best long-term investment—a trend now continued for two consecutive years, according to a recently released Gallup poll. ...


10 Productivity Rules for Real Estate

How often do you look at your growing to-do list at the end of the day and exclaim, “Where did the day go?!” If you’re like many real estate professionals, you’d love to fill your day with the activities you do best—showings, meetings ...


Three Tips for Top-Tier Lead Generation – Part I

Leads are the lifeblood of the real estate industry. An agent’s ability to convert prospects to clients and generate new leads could be the difference between excelling in their career or falling behind. Capturing leads and converting them into clients is the first ...


Larger than Life: Making Rooms Look Bigger with Clever Staging

Many buyers look for a new home because they need more space. Unfortunately, many homeowners maximize their living areas by cramming the rooms with as many things as they can hold. Whether a home is small or large, clever staging is essential for ...


Agent Headshots: 8 Do’s and Don’ts

The real estate agent headshot: it’s an absolute necessity in this industry. Your headshot is part of your personal branding, and people expect to see it everywhere—on business cards, your website, public benches and even billboards! Real estate is a face-to-face business, ...


3 Ways to Prepare for Google’s “Mobilegeddon”

On April 21, Google will begin making major changes to its mobile search algorithm. Known (un)affectionately as “Mobilegeddon,” the search community has seen this change coming for a while. With websites, news articles and conference sessions specifically dedicated to this looming end-date, those ...


Close That Sale: Your Last-Minute Open House Checklist

When it comes to prepping for an open house, small mistakes can lead to a loss of sale. Share this last-minute checklist with your client. Click here to download the PDF version for your next open house! ...


5 Signs You’re Letting Fear Run Your Company

Here's the harsh truth: No matter how much you plan, no matter how many rules you put in place, no matter how much risk you avoid, you'll never control all the circumstances that influence your business. Never. ...


Getting through to Millennial Buyers

Despite some barriers to homeownership, there’s no doubt that millennials will be the next big market of homebuyers. Reaching the target demographic of millennial homebuyers is a challenge that real estate professionals must tackle today. ...


The Added Cost of Being an International Buyer in the U.S. Market

The real estate market in the U.S. has made a strong recovery in recent months, leading international buyers to once again view the U.S. as a safe haven for investment. With well-defined, secure property rights, the U.S. treats sales of real estate to foreigners almost the same as sales to ...


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