Recent Articles by Dusty Baker

50+ magic bullets worth stealing from Inman Luxury Connect

50+ magic bullets worth stealing from Inman Luxury Connect

Inman Luxury Connect 2016 was another spectacular and over-the-top real estate conference hosted by our friends at Inman. As was expected, the parties were lavish, the properties were exquisite and the speakers were top-notch ......
By Dusty Baker | Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Should I stay or should I go: Pros and cons of switching brokerages

Should I stay or should I go: Pros and cons of switching brokerages

My real estate career began at Coldwell Banker, and my only brokerage change thus far was to Keller Williams Realty four years ago. I am very happy at KW, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t enticed by the various offers I have received from comp...
By Dusty Baker | Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Turns out, technology isn’t that crucial to buyers and sellers

Turns out, technology isn’t that crucial to buyers and sellers

I continually find myself caught in limbo between conducting my business the way I think it ought to be run and the way statistics show successful businesses are running. As a progressive millennial agent, it's in my DNA to find exciting innovative s...
By Dusty Baker | Monday, December 28, 2015
Inman Luxury Connect in a nutshell

Inman Luxury Connect in a nutshell

Last week, I had the privilege of attending Inman's Luxury Connect in Beverly Hills, and it certainly lived up to the name. The speakers, parties and estates were all so luxurious that it made my $2.1 million sale that week look like child's play ......
By Dusty Baker | Wednesday, November 4, 2015
5 things Kanye West can teach us about real estate

5 things Kanye West can teach us about real estate

If you are anything like me, you watched Kanye West's 11-minute rant at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) last month and thought to yourself, "This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Why is this guy still on stage?" But, if you are still anything ...
By Dusty Baker | Tuesday, October 20, 2015
4 alternatives to door knocking that will raise your local profile

4 alternatives to door knocking that will raise your local profile

Getting face to face with potential sellers can get you listings, but it might do more harm than good, agents say. "I live by the golden rule," Steve Epstein said. "I do not do anything in my business that I wouldn't want done to me, and I assure you...
By Dusty Baker | Tuesday, June 23, 2015
‘Movie trailer’ marketing: Will YouTube be selling multimillion-dollar mansions?

‘Movie trailer’ marketing: Will YouTube be selling multimillion-dollar mansions?

What happens when you combine drones, Lamborghinis, actors, YouTube and multimillion-dollar mansions? You get incredible advances in luxury real estate marketing. Many new luxury real estate listings are incorporating "movie trailer"-style videos in ...
By Dusty Baker | Thursday, May 14, 2015
How I’m landing real estate sales with Instagram

How I’m landing real estate sales with Instagram

This is a story about my personal quest into the world of Instagram. The push to grow my business via Instagram started one year ago — and, I'll be honest, it was out of pure, competitive jealousy ......
By Dusty Baker | Sunday, March 22, 2015
How I’m landing real estate sales with Instagram

How I’m landing real estate sales with Instagram

This is a story about my personal quest into the world of Instagram. The push to grow my business via Instagram started one year ago — and, I'll be honest, it was out of pure, competitive jealousy ......
By Dusty Baker | Wednesday, March 4, 2015