Recent Articles by Lee Davenport

A man giving a presentation 3 apps your listing presentation can't go without

3 apps your listing presentation can't go without

What's your strategy to win listings? There are many pieces of the puzzle that wow prospective homesellers including your knowledge, your experience, your speaking skills, your listening ability and your pricing savviness. ......
By Lee Davenport | Friday, March 10, 2017
When friends play hide-and-seek with your real estate business

When friends play hide-and-seek with your real estate business

Picture it, Sicily 19... oops! The suburbs, 2017. A bride-to-be is frantically searching for a wedding cake baker. She hears one vendor complain about his job orders. ......
By Lee Davenport | Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Does the real estate industry take its homeownership love affair for granted?

Does the real estate industry take its homeownership love affair for granted?

We often do not miss the vital and ingrained aspects of our lives until they are gone. When it comes to the real estate industry, our Kryptonite assumption has to do with homeownership, and the American Dream ......
By Lee Davenport | Tuesday, February 28, 2017
A statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. How to make real estate selling great again

How to make real estate selling great again

What is your plan to make this your greatest year in real estate? Your canned response likely includes the following ......
By Lee Davenport | Monday, January 16, 2017
Generic bread on a shelf Why generic listing presentations get generic results

Why generic listing presentations get generic results

“I don’t know why they went with another real estate agent,” complained an agent I had just started helping. (Let's call him "Learner Larry.") Instinctively, I asked Learner Larry to go through his listing presentation with me ......
By Lee Davenport | Tuesday, January 10, 2017
A woman holding an iPhone and using an app. 10 real estate technology tools you can't use just once

10 real estate technology tools you can't use just once

Back in the day, I cannot truthfully say I was a fan of plain potato chips. I liked a little sizzle or barbecue heat. Despite my resistance, the Frito-Lay mantra, “Bet you can’t eat just one” had me and my thunder thighs hooked on plain Lays .....
By Lee Davenport | Wednesday, October 12, 2016
5 simple tips for home showing safety

5 simple tips for home showing safety

"Get out as fast as you can," are your thoughts as panic washes over you. You hear the eerie sounds of a door shuffling on its hinges. You look back to see only shadows but no movement. You frantically fumble through your pockets in search for your k...
By Lee Davenport | Monday, September 12, 2016
70 real estate lead generation ideas for 2016

70 real estate lead generation ideas for 2016

Foremost, marketing brings exposure to your business. Then, lead generation, when done effectively, gets you in front of those that plan to go to the closing table because they want to buy or sell real estate. They work hand-in-hand ......
By Lee Davenport | Monday, June 27, 2016
3 ways to think like an agent and post like a friend on Instagram

3 ways to think like an agent and post like a friend on Instagram

Remember the days when you had to pay per line or character to most effectively market your listings and business? In the heyday of print advertising, we real estate agents learned how to succinctly create ads that just gave the bare bone basics due ...
By Lee Davenport | Tuesday, May 31, 2016
5 best apps from 2016 TechNique

5 best apps from 2016 TechNique

Everything is bigger in Texas, right? Well, the TechNique (technology application for real estate professionals) Conference held at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater in Austin, Texas, certainly made me a believer of that statement’s truth. TechNique was...
By Lee Davenport | Wednesday, April 20, 2016
6 must-haves for your next CRM

6 must-haves for your next CRM

For many, real estate sales success hinges on the growth and development of relationships with one’s contacts. But if you have more than 10-20 contacts, which most of us do, this can be a daunting task. Enter the popular buzzword and acronym: ......
By Lee Davenport | Tuesday, April 12, 2016
3 ways to network without leaving your desk

3 ways to network without leaving your desk

You likely know the importance of networking, but with all of the other agenda items packed into your day, is it a neglected lead generation activity? Here are three surprising tech tools that can help you network more -- even if you cannot physicall...
By Lee Davenport | Thursday, March 10, 2016
Is real estate coaching worth it?

Is real estate coaching worth it?

Are real estate coaches worth it? It depends based on your personal answers to the following two considerations. These items should be included in your decision-making process ......
By Lee Davenport | Wednesday, March 2, 2016
3 apps to prepare sellers for D-Day

3 apps to prepare sellers for D-Day

Clutter is the homeseller's seemingly innocent but conniving mortal enemy to selling in the least amount of time for the most money. "Over 140 million people over the age of 50 years old are now facing the overwhelming task of downsizing and handling...
By Lee Davenport | Monday, November 30, 2015
9 simple slides to selecting a social media marketer for real estate agents

9 simple slides to selecting a social media marketer for real estate agents

Do you have a difficult time consistently marketing your real estate business on social media? Whether you are busy managing the day-to-day details of your clients and closings or just feel that social media is not your thing, then it might be time f...
By Lee Davenport | Friday, October 16, 2015
5 surprisingly useful apps for agents

5 surprisingly useful apps for agents

Do you strive to maximize your time and profits while doing what you love -- selling real estate? I'm sure you do. And if so, then these seemingly unspectacular mobile apps are laced with impressive capabilities to help you keep this positive status....
By Lee Davenport | Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Under the sells-scope: AM Open House app

Under the sells-scope: AM Open House app

If you missed Inman Connect in August, you might have missed out on this jewel. Well, don't sweat it, because I'm taking AM Open House under the sells-scope. Let's examine if AM Open House will help you get to and keep your Agent+ status ......
By Lee Davenport | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
3 ingenious apps for those who secretly hate Instagram

3 ingenious apps for those who secretly hate Instagram

Maybe you aren't a fan of social media at all. Well, I've got three apps for those of you who hate social media. These apps will help you look like you're active so that you can sit back and enjoy being a hater ......
By Lee Davenport | Tuesday, August 11, 2015