Recent Articles by Tyler Smith

3 tips for snagging a spot on NAR's 30 Under 30

3 tips for snagging a spot on NAR's 30 Under 30

The first time I applied, I had personally sold over 300 homes and my team was just shy of 1,000. But you can't bank on outstanding business to stand out ......
By Tyler Smith | Tuesday, February 7, 2017
How to explain a Zestimate to your client

How to explain a Zestimate to your client

Regardless of your sentiment about the internet behemoth, Zillow took the real estate industry to a whole new level. Coveted data that had previously been exclusive to real estate professionals, is now available for the common consumer or the curious...
By Tyler Smith | Monday, August 15, 2016
A network of threads connecting pins on a board Is referral business dead?

Is referral business dead?

Not a day goes by that I don’t read an article about how big data websites are the new wave of real estate business. Sites such as Zillow, Trulia, Redfin and realtor.com provide tons of data, but more importantly, they are a retail outlet for leads...
By Tyler Smith | Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Why Snapchat’s new custom filters will change real estate marketing

Why Snapchat’s new custom filters will change real estate marketing

I didn’t sleep at all last night. My mind was going crazy. I was blowing up my my marketing team with texts and recording waves on Anchor (such a cool app, you have to check it out) about the new Snapchat geofilters. I think this is going to be a g...
By Tyler Smith | Thursday, February 25, 2016
4 lessons we can all learn from Elon Musk

4 lessons we can all learn from Elon Musk

Elon Musk is arguably the most interesting thought leader in the world. His huge successes (and some epic failures) are often overshadowed by other notable tech entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates. ......
By Tyler Smith | Tuesday, February 16, 2016
How to quickly improve curb appeal in 2016

How to quickly improve curb appeal in 2016

People often say that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and that couldn't be more true for curb appeal in real estate. The minute that for-sale sign goes up, your listing is under scrutiny by more than just potential homebuyer...
By Tyler Smith | Monday, February 8, 2016
How to get referrals with the junk in your trunk

How to get referrals with the junk in your trunk

I'm about to blow your mind with some outrageous statistics. Ready? The National Association of Realtors cited that 88 percent of homebuyers would use their agent again or recommend them to others. That's awesome. But then I read a survey conducted b...
By Tyler Smith | Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Why do you have more value than any other agent out there?

Why do you have more value than any other agent out there?

We hear it all the time: the agent is becoming obsolete. Consumers are skeptical of commission fees and often complain that agents get a hefty paycheck for little work. And then there's the barrage of third-party websites leading people to believe th...
By Tyler Smith | Monday, January 11, 2016
When was the last time you Googled yourself?

When was the last time you Googled yourself?

There's a lot of great information out there for agents to utilize the Internet better. At least once a week I see an article or blog post on how to use Facebook to generate leads or how to manage your review sites or how to utilize Google Plus to gr...
By Tyler Smith | Monday, November 23, 2015
Why you should embrace problems as opportunity

Why you should embrace problems as opportunity

At some point you became interested in real estate. Maybe it's because you are a people-person, maybe it's because you like to negotiate, maybe you thought it would be easy. Sure, real estate can be easy, but it's not flawless. In fact, it's absolute...
By Tyler Smith | Monday, November 16, 2015
3 tips for creating a loyal vendor network

3 tips for creating a loyal vendor network

When you are a real estate agent, the business vendors you work with become the lifeblood of your business. From my experience as a Realtor who closed more than 300 properties a year, I know there is virtually no limit to how you cultivate your busin...
By Tyler Smith | Tuesday, September 15, 2015
‘MDLSF’ might be glamorous, but Andrew Greenwell says it’s all business

‘MDLSF’ might be glamorous, but Andrew Greenwell says it’s all business

I have to be honest, if you asked me a few weeks ago my opinion of Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing" franchise, I would have told you it was an overhyped misrepresentation of what it's actually like to be in the real estate business ......
By Tyler Smith | Monday, August 17, 2015
Opinion: Why consumer behavior will eliminate the part-time agent

Opinion: Why consumer behavior will eliminate the part-time agent

Can part-time agents continue to compete in a market dominated by consumer demands for instant gratification, information and customer service ......
By Tyler Smith | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
3 ways to fix the negative perception of Realtors

3 ways to fix the negative perception of Realtors

One of the biggest problems facing the real estate industry is the public's perception of real estate agents. Some say it doesn't take many bad apples to ruin the whole bushel; however, based on current research, there is only a 17 percent trust leve...
By Tyler Smith | Thursday, June 11, 2015
3 simple tips for working with friends and family

3 simple tips for working with friends and family

I've found that a lot of people, no matter what professional industry, have mixed feelings about working with family and friends. When I was working as a top-producing agent, a significant portion of my transactions occurred through my personal netwo...
By Tyler Smith | Tuesday, May 26, 2015
How pizza boxes can help you sell homes

How pizza boxes can help you sell homes

I believe a wise man once said: "Many business dealings have been won or lost over a slice of pizza." All right, so maybe a wise man never uttered those words, but I certainly stand by them, and I consider myself somewhat of a smart guy ......
By Tyler Smith | Thursday, May 14, 2015