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Podcast: 7 success traits of brokers, managers and team leaders (part 2)

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 5:00am
We conclude our series on how to identify the most successful brokers, managers and team leaders and why these are the kinds of leaders you want to work for. If you are the broker or manager in question, evaluate yourself against these traits to see how you stack up and what areas you can grow in to better help your team ...

Want to reach your goals this year? Become a sprinter

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 4:30am
It’s that time of year when many real estate professionals review their goals and see how close they are to achieving them. If they’re close or on track, they’ll keep doing what they’re doing. If they’re not on target, they may be tempted to work around-the-clock ...

26 social media marketing tips the experts swear by

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 4:00am
If you are a real estate professional, you’ve probably been advised to embrace social media marketing. It’s a powerful way to build your reputation in your market and meet colleagues and prospects ...

SalesTalk effectively strips down the CRM to cultivate leads

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:50am
SalesTalk doesn't do what half of what most real estate CRMs do, but it can make an agent better at selling real estate, which is what most of those other CRMs don't do ...

What home builders need that agents can deliver

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:30am
As winter approaches, many agents watch their book of business dwindle as more and more homeowners prefer to wait for spring. For brokers and agents who know how to work with builders, however, the fourth quarter can be a great time for sales, especially this year ...

The worst thing about working in real estate

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:05am
Here, industry pros share the biggest challenges facing the lucky ones who fall into the crazy world of real estate ...

9 sales (and life) lessons I learned from this election

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:00am
It's pretty safe to say that we're in an election cycle unlike any we've seen before. Just when I think I've seen it all, our esteemed presidential candidates remind me that I ain't seen nothing yet ...

Daily market update: October 19, 2016

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:00am
Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ...

Where’d all the starter homes go? They’re rentals

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 6:04pm
The lack of starter home inventory for first-time homebuyers has been documented over the past couple of years, with agents and brokers in all markets reporting that the pickings for entry-level buyers remains woefully slim even years after the Great Recession ...

VHT Studios launches virtual staging suite

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 6:01pm
According to the Real Estate Staging Association, homes that are professionally staged sell a whopping 90 percent faster than homes that are not. But what can be done when your seller doesn't have the time or the budget to make their home look like it should be on HGTV? VHT Studios, the nation's largest real estate and video company, believes it has the solution with its newest product, the Virtual Staging Suite ...

What are the biggest mistakes first-time homebuyers make?

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:56pm
First-time homebuyers probably seem like babes in the woods to seasoned real estate agents, who've seen all the mistakes that this group of consumers makes -- and then some ...

Zumper announces $17.6 million in Series B funding

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:53pm
Since launching in 2012, Zumper has been actively pursuing more corners of the rental listings market, and its latest announcement shows its appetite is only increasing. The San Francisco-based rental website just announced it secured $17.6 million in Series B financing, up from the $6.5 million in Series A it claimed in March ...

Redfin reduces both rebates and listing fees further

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 7:00am
Offering buyer rebates never worked out as quite as well as Redfin had planned, and now the high-tech brokerage is trimming them yet again. But as the broker increases costs for its buyer clients, it's doing the opposite for sellers, rolling out a 1 percent listing fee to three more markets. The fee changes reflect Redfin's view that sellers are much more responsive to low fees than buyers ...

Zillow Group: Why millennials are the future of real estate

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 7:00am
There are myriad stereotypes in the zeitgeist about millennials -- those between 18 and 34 -- and their attitudes toward real estate. Some believe they don't want to purchase homes or don't want homeownership badly enough to make the sacrifices necessary to save up the funds. While others may realize that these beliefs aren't quite right, the extent to which they're wrong may be surprising ...

Podcast: 7 success traits of brokers, managers and team leaders (Part 1)

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 5:00am
Are you a broker, manager or team leader? Do you have these seven success traits? If so, make the commitment to always maintain those qualities. If not, prioritize what you have to do to get those qualities. If you're an agent, does your broker, manager or team leader operate like this? If not, you might need to make some changes ...

When pets are dealmakers — or breakers

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 5:00am
When a Chinese couple finished touring one of Vincent Smith's listings, they said they were interested in making an offer. But on one condition: The cat that followed them throughout the condominium would have to be part of the deal ...

5 things you need to know to make it in this business

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:30am
This article is designed for the approximately 60,000 new Realtors who joined the National Association of Realtors last year, or among the approximately 1,500-1,700 new licensees per month in California. And the who-knows-how-many new licensees in your fine city ...

The best thing about working in real estate

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:05am
You like it, love it, gotta have it. The rush of a career in real estate is second to none for many who pursue it -- and it sure beats sitting in a cubicle all day, as these people will tell you firsthand on video. ...

10 tips for agents ready to jump into Facebook Live with both feet

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am
Facebook Live is one of the hottest growing facets of Facebook and is taking the world by storm. We are seeing celebrities, business owners, real estate pros and everyday people broadcast live on Facebook. It is exciting to see! ...

5 key features that make your listing photos pop

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:30am
It’s been over a year since I last wrote on this topic, a timeframe that might be too long considering that photography is one of the essential components as it relates to real estate. My original article was titled "6 reasons why a professional home photographer is worth the price," and it focused on why it is critical to hire a professional photographer ...