How The Federal Increased Interest Rate Will Affect Real Estate Agents

Posted by Kenneth Palmer

Mar 16, 2017 7:33:00 AM

As was widely expected, the Federal Reserve raised rates on March 15th, 2017. This increased interest rates by a quarter of a point. While this move comes as no surprise, what’s most important now is to understand how this will ultimately affect real estate agents. Using a bottom-up model, we will cover how consumers will be impacted and how that impact will ultimately affect home buying or selling decisions.

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Topics: Practical Advice


20 Problems Only Realtors Can Relate To

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

Mar 15, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Being a Real Estate agent is its own niche. Sometimes you tell your significant other or family member the issues you’re dealing with at work and they just don’t seem to get it. We’ve created a list of problems only realtors relate to, as well as some suggestions to overcome these difficulties.

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Topics: Practical Advice


How To Avoid Costly Real Estate Team Mistakes

Posted by Kenneth Palmer

Mar 15, 2017 7:27:00 AM

Whether you are running your own real estate team or hope to one day, awareness of your teams efficacy is crucial. Quick show of hands, how many times has your team thought they were on the same page only to discover that they were not? Worse yet, how much money do you think (or estimate) that has cost you? If you answered that it happens often or that it has most likely cost you and your team a great deal of money, you’re not alone. We’ll go through some costly real estate team mistakes and also let you know how to avoid them.

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Topics: Practical Advice


Agent Insights - How to Overcome Closing Date Delays

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

Mar 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In today's Agent Insights - Teresa Cowart - a Georgia based Re/Max agent,shares some common delays in the real estate closing process and what agents can do to keep things running smoothly.

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Topics: Agent Insights


10 Real Estate Team Building Tips for Brokerages in 2017

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

Mar 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you're reading this, you're probably considering whether to grow your Real Estate team and how to do so. If you have more leads than you can handle and are losing market share to competitors, it's time you accept a helping hand. As a rule of thumb, adding new team members should make your business more profitable in the long run. Consider these tips to ensure your business benefits in the long run.

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Topics: Building Your Brand


Could Snapchat’s Residential Office Model Mean Big Money For Real Estate Agents?

Posted by Kenneth Palmer

Mar 9, 2017 7:41:00 AM

Nowadays, even the most innovative companies are sticking to a traditional model of sprawling custom corporate campuses. This can be seen in Silicon Valley where tech giants have amenities such as on-site gyms, chefs, and even massage tables. There is however a relatively new comer that is challenging the status quo when it comes to corporate offices. Will their unorthodox model mean that residential real estate agents could have the opportunity to sell to tech billionaires?

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Topics: Practical Advice


The 5 Most Influential Female Brokers in Real Estate

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

Mar 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When the National Association of Realtors was formed in 1908, the membership was 100% male. Today, 62% of all Realtors are women. Wow! That is something fantastic growth. However, out of the Swanepoel Top 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate 2017, only 45 of the 200 slots belong to women. We’ve listed some of our favorites brokers from 2017 with a pairing quote to keep you motivated through your workday.

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Topics: Just for Fun


5 Eye-Catching Realtor Blog Ideas To Generate Website Traffic

Posted by Kenneth Palmer

Mar 7, 2017 9:55:00 AM

The end game of blog writing as you know is to generate more traffic to your website. It sounds easy but unless you have been doing it for years or have had formal training, it can be a little tricky. One of the ways you can make it easier is to know what your audience is looking for. Most commonly, there are a few concepts that tend to resonate well with people searching for realtors to help them buy or sell a home. Creating content that people are searching for will boost your search engine rankings and SEO and thus drive more traffic to your site. Let’s dive into some topics that will help you do just that.

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Topics: Practical Advice


Brokers Should Ask Agents these 18 Real Estate Interview Questions

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

Mar 6, 2017 7:00:00 AM

As a broker you obviously want the best team of agents. However, you are an expert in Real Estate investments, not human resources. We created this list of what we believe to be the most important interview questions to ask before taking on a new agent. These questions are designed to give insights into whether this prospective agent would be a good fit, would be productive, and whether you’d want to work with them.

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Topics: Practical Advice


Friday Freebies: These Time Management Tools are a Whale of a Time

Posted by Kristina Brunnler

Mar 3, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Did you know humpback whales turn off half their brain while they sleep? Wouldn't it be nice to be as carefree as these giant ocras? As a Real Estate agent, time management is one of the most critical aspects to maintaining your business and your sanity. Don't fret though, Zurple is here to provide a few FREE tools to help keep you on tract this upcoming busy season, so that you can migrate to prosperous waters in 2017.

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Topics: Productivity & Apps


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