Becoming the real estate referral matchmaker in your area: A guide
DENVER --"I don't talk about real estate very much at all, but I do generate a lot of business from the internet," Marguerite Giguere said at REWSummit ...Bungalow, Cottage or Colonial? The agent’s architectural house styles cheat sheet (part 2)
Ranch, Craftsman, Cape Cod, Shotgun, Tudor, Victorian, Art Deco, Mediterranean and Contemporary -- they are all featured in part one of the agent's architectural house styles cheat sheet. But there are a number of other designs that are equally popular, as one reader reminded everyone with her comment: "What? No Colonial?!" Here's how to identify some of the more well-known -- and a couple rare -- home architectural styles ...Agent Legend: How to close more deals without generating more leads
If you're not regularly the first to follow up, then you're blowing deals and losing money. Every agent knows this, yet it's tough to stay consistent. Agent Legend is the secret weapon top teams and agents are using to get response rates of 40 - 80% ...Real Trends: Meet 2017’s 1,000 top-producing real estate agents and teams
There's a lot of talk and braggadocio in the real estate industry, but the numbers don't lie. And the top 1,000 agents and teams were ranked today based on the data alone. Real Trends, in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, just released he 12th annual The Thousand list, which is divided into four categories: individual agent sales volume; individual agent transaction sides; team sales volume; and team transaction sides.
...6 most (and least) affordable mountain resort towns in the US
Your real estate clients dream of skiing across snow-covered peaks in the morning and mountain biking down rocky slopes at night; and now they've made up their mind to search for the perfect mountain home ...Why I die a little inside when hack agents get hired
It is becoming my life’s work to eliminate hacks from the real estate industry. Every day thousands of internet geeks wake up and try to figure out how to make Realtors the travel agents of that year. Expedia killed travel agents. Why? Because they provided minimal value and couldn’t articulate their value beyond “I have access to Sabre and can shop reservations for you.” ...6 tips for managing sellers if the deal goes south
Have you experienced the ever-dreaded, Chicken Little, "The sky is falling," phone call from a buyer's agent days before closing on your listing? Yeah. Me too ...You can gain much more when you give back
Caroline Pinal, co-founder of Giveback Homes, works with real estate agents all over the country to provide safe homes for families throughout the world. Caroline's non-traditional business model of making "doing good" part of a company or personal brand is inspiring, and it reminds us there is no blueprint for success: it comes in infinite forms ...How do you know when to hire a buyer’s agent?
You’ve got a bunch of clients, you’ve closed a bunch of deals, you’re working from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and you're constantly pleading with the universe for more time. ...Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Oops … I just held an open house in the wrong neighborhood
In this episode, Leigh Brown interviews Mark Allen, vice president of industry relations at Move Inc. ...Generating business with an all-in-one marketing solution
You need an all-in-one marketing solution that can help attract, capture, and nurture leads into lifelong clients. With Placester’s unified solution, real estate agents sell 31% more homes than other agents ...Zillow: Lack of for-sale inventory due in part by increased single-family rentals
According to Zillow's May 2017 Market Report, part of the reason for the drop in for-sale inventory is the growing number of single-family rentals since the housing market crash ...Why listening to your clients is key to growing your company
Philip Lang, the Co-founder and COO of TripleMint, a technology-enabled real estate brokerage based in New York City, knows that to start a company you have to ask yourself: "Who is going to buy my product? Who is my target market? How do I reach said market?" ...FSBO platform Homie gets broker license after investigation
A Utah FSBO platform that has roiled local Realtors has reportedly acquired a broker license, in part due to an investigation by the Division of Utah Real Estate. Real estate startup Homie, which recently closed a $4.5 million funding round, uses proprietary technology and attorneys to serve sellers and homebuyers. Investigators with the Division of Utah Real Estate questioned a number of Homie clients about the startup ...How to use PR to become a local real estate expert
DENVER -- "If you want to be found online, you have to share what you know." That was advice that Molly McKinley, executive vice president at Relola, shared at the Real Estate Webmasters Summit (REW Summit) in Denver this morning ...Zillow wins bid to slash multimillion-dollar VHT photo copyright verdict
Looks like real estate giant Zillow Group may only be on the hook for half of a copyright infringement verdict awarded to real estate photography firm VHT earlier this year ...How this brand-new indie broker is differentiating himself through a visionary office space
If you were an experienced real estate agent looking to set up shop as a new independent brokerage, what would you do to set yourself apart from the crowd? If you're Troy Palmquist, who works in the high-end Santa Monica, California, real estate market, then you create an office space that makes passersby do a double-take -- and stop in for a drink and a chat ...Master Lock targeting real estate agents with digital lockbox
Master Lock recently announced the launch of its new Bluetooth Lock Box, which "allows users to grant access to their property at anytime from anywhere through the use of their smartphone device," the company said. The product, available in a portable ($172.50) and wall-mount ($162.50) version, is targeted at real estate agents and landlords and those who offer their home via sites like VRBO and Airbnb ...