One thing nobody tells you about real estate is that being busy doesn’t mean you’re making money. That’s why having a well-defined business plan to laser-focus your strategy, define success, and detail your growth plan is so important. [Read more…] about 9 Steps to Writing a Real Estate Business Plan + Templates
One of the most common questions we get from real estate agents these days is when, or even if, bitcoin will finally make its way into real estate transactions.
Of course, if agents are asking us that, it means their buyers and sellers are probably asking them. So it’s only a matter of time before understanding how this technology works will be necessary for any agent who doesn’t want to get left in the dust of yet another disruptive technology for real estate. [Read more…] about Bitcoin Basics for Real Estate Agents in 2021 (+ Expert Predictions)
Quick, what’s the average return on investment (ROI) you get for 45 minutes of your time?
$50? $100? $150?
Believe it or not, your ROI for 45 minutes can and should be the same as 45 minutes of Bill Gates’ or Warren Buffet’s time.
Think about it…
What was the ROI for the 45 minutes you spent on that first date with your spouse? What was the ROI on 45 minutes spent watching your daughter graduate from college?
For most of you, the return you got from either situation was immeasurable. The return was so great, your life has never been the same since. Why?
[Read more…] about 19 Most Inspiring & Life Changing TED Talks for Realtors
If the last year has taught us anything, it’s taught us this: Expect the unexpected.
That’s why as the new year started, we sent out our Close 2021 Agent Survey. We wanted to know what’s working for agents as they navigate this uniquely challenging time.
Agents told us the top ways they got clients in 2020 and how they plan to do so moving forward. We also received valuable insights about how agents’ clients and markets have shifted in light of the pandemic.
[Read more…] about 82% of Agents Seek to Improve Their Social Media Presence in 2021 (+ More Survey Results)
When it comes to open houses, many agents have already given up. Sure, they still spend thousands on online ads, but somewhere along the way, some (negative) agent convinced them that open houses “don’t work.”
Meanwhile, agents who study the best real estate open house ideas are filling up their team’s customer relationship management (CRM) system with leads that are perfect for nurturing campaigns.
[Read more…] about 29 Open House Ideas That Will Actually Get You Leads
Wake up. Hit snooze. Obsessively scroll through emails in bed. Go back to sleep for another hour. Rush to the office in a panic. Rinse. Repeat.
If so, you can learn a thing or two from the morning habits of top-producing real estate agents.
Believe it or not, psychologists agree that how you start your day can have a massive impact on your success.
[Read more…] about The Morning Routines of 12 Rock Star Agents [+ 8 Tips to Start Your Day Better]
Like anything rare and desirable, good real estate domain names can be crazy expensive, or even worse, impossible to get at any price. After all, you’re not the first agent to think of buying locationlocationlocation.com. [Read more…] about Real Estate Domain Names: 15 Tricks Experts Use to Pick The Best
Can I ask you a question? Do you know how to become a successful real estate agent? If you do, what’s stopping you from making it to the Real Trends 1000 this year?
How you answered my question will have a huge impact on whether 2021 is going to be a boom year for you or another bust.
What do I know that you don’t?
Well, I’ve done well enough in real estate to be able to focus on my first passion—writing and editing—full time. Don’t worry, though. You don’t have to take my word for it.
[Read more…] about The Science-Backed Mindset All Successful Realtors Share
Let’s face it, taking your own listing photos is risky. Chances are you’re not a professional photographer, don’t have amazing gear, and well, real estate photography is not as easy as it looks.
[Read more…] about Real Estate Photography: 23 Tips For Stunning DIY Photos
It seems as though every internet lead received a memo on what to say to get you off the phone.
“I’m just looking.”
“I already have an agent!”
The funny thing is we get angry with leads who say “No, I am just looking.” But let me ask you this question. What do you do when you walk into a retail store and the salesperson says, “Is there anything I can help you with today?” [Read more…] about [Video] 6 Buyer Objection Handlers + Examples From Real Cold Calls