Working From Home? Do This, Not That for Real Estate Motivation

Posted by Victoria Deubler

Jan 20, 2016 4:30:00 AM

In Real Estate, agents often have the luxury of conducting business outside of the office or even from home. Whether it’s just in between showings and client appointments or a daily routine, working from home can sometimes become unproductive. What are you doing to make sure you stay productive and close more deals when working from home?

Don’t fall victim to these bad habits:

Read More

Topics: Practical Advice, Building Your Brand


8 New Year's Resolutions for Real Estate Agent Success in 2016

Posted by Victoria Deubler

Jan 4, 2016 7:30:00 AM

It’s that time of year again! You’ve been thinking about how you want to make the next year better than the last - not only in your personal life, but also in your business life. Your New Year’s resolutions probably include setting goals, learning from your past and setting yourself and your business up for success, but did you remember to add these items to the list?


Don't forget! Add these 8 New Year’s resolutions to your 2016 list:

Read More

Topics: Building Your Brand


How to Grow From Rejection as a Real Estate Agent

Posted by Victoria Deubler

Dec 21, 2015 7:30:00 AM

As a Real Estate agent it’s necessary to be able to handle rejection with clients, so you can continue growing your business in a professional manner. While you can’t control every aspect of your career and avoid rejection all together, you can control your interactions with your clients to make the most of any situation. It can be difficult to gain the trust if personalities don’t click right away, but you can improve your business interactions by learning from past mistakes.


Improve your business interactions by:

 

Read More

Topics: Building Your Brand


6 Real Estate Marketing Strategies to Use in 2016

Posted by Victoria Deubler

Dec 16, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Yes, it’s that time again where we assess the past year and begin to plan out what we’d like to accomplish in the New Year. 2016 is right around the corner, so if you haven't alredy, now’s the time to evaluate what worked and what didn’t work for your real estate business in 2015.

Of course, creating a strong business plan to help you stay on top of your goals is a must - but also take new and trending marketing tactics into account to keep you ahead of the market and on top of your game.

Real Estate marketing strategies for 2016:

 

Read More

Topics: Building Your Brand


3 Essential DIY Staging Tips for Real Estate Agents

Posted by Victoria Deubler

Dec 15, 2015 7:52:36 AM

You’re more inclined to shop around in a store if it's well lit, clean and tidy - right?  Well, same goes for potential home buyers at an open house. Staging presents a home in the best light, so that it appeals to as many prospective buyers as possible.  

Professional real estate staging services can certainly boost the selling price of a home, but they are not always cost-friendly. For some homes, especially more modest residences, agents need to assess the ROI of staging to determine whether or not it's cost effective. Save yourself some money and DIY - do it yourself! Of course, you should always make sure the home is decluttered, and depersonalized, but also keep these 3 essential steps in mind when you stage a home yourself.

 

Use these 3 Essential DIY Staging Tips

Read More

Topics: Practical Advice, Building Your Brand


Independent Brokerages are on the Rise and Here's Why

Posted by Victoria Deubler

Nov 30, 2015 7:30:00 AM

According to recent NAR statistics, independent brokerages are acquiring agents faster than franchise agencies. While the number of independent brokerages has always been greater than the franchise agencies, franchise companies have enjoyed years of growth as agents flocked to the “brand name” companies. Now, the tide has turned, and the majority of U.S. based real estate agents are working with independent brokers. 

Key benefits of working for independent firms:

Read More

Topics: Building Your Brand


Selling the Green Home...What to Think About as a Real Estate Agent

Posted by Victoria Deubler

Nov 18, 2015 7:30:00 AM

When the National Association of Realtors offers a “Green Designation”, you know the Green Home market is HOT. Earning such a designation, after passing a series of tests, gives an agent access to resources and tips for selling environmentally-friendly homes. Savvy agents are using the sustainable features of a home as a major selling point and should be aware of how to properly position such homes to potential buyers.

What to Think About When Selling the ‘Green Home’:

Read More

Topics: Building Your Brand


Real Estate Agent Tips to Successfully Grow Your Business

Posted by Victoria Deubler

Nov 17, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Some of the best resources around you are your peers. Other successful Real Estate agents can give you insights about day-to-day business practices, tips for success and new views on how to interact with your clients. These are a few of our most popular Agent Insights!

Popular Blog Posts from Your Peers:

Read More

Topics: Agent Insights, Building Your Brand


Mistakes to Avoid as a Real Estate Agent

Posted by Victoria Deubler

Nov 16, 2015 7:30:00 AM

As a seasoned Real Estate agent, you work as hard as you can and strive to do your best for your clients. You treat them how you would want to be treated if you were in their shoes and give each client the attention they deserve. However, sometimes there may be oversights that can impact what’s best for them. Avoid these slip-ups and you'll hit the mark with your clients every single time.

Read More

Topics: Practical Advice, Building Your Brand


9 Real Estate Staging Tips to Turn a House Into a Home

Posted by Victoria Deubler

Nov 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Potential buyers are not just looking at a house when viewing properties, they are looking at what could be their future home. Staging your client's home will help make the selling process quick and enjoyable.

These 9 staging tips will help turn a client’s house into a buyer’s future home:

Read More

Topics: Building Your Brand


Over 3,500 agents nationwide use Zurple software to close more deals.

Brokerages that use Zurple