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StockLite / Shutterstock.com 27 real estate business cards to spark design ideas

27 real estate business cards to spark design ideas

Business cards may feel increasingly antiquated in the digital world, but real estate brokers and agents know they're still a vital tool, better yet if they have a killer design ......
By Paul Hagey | 7 hours ago
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Does sexy sell real estate?

Scoping a Costa Rican time share a few years ago, Virginia real estate agent Claudine Ellis saw more of the listing agent than she wanted to. "This girl had on a short see-through frock," Ellis noted. "When she walked up the stairs in front of (my hu...
By Paul Hagey | 9 hours ago
Courtesy of New Story Where can you find true real estate leadership?

Where can you find true real estate leadership?

Lately, I have lamented the fact that the real estate industry craves more leadership. Then, out of the blue, Trulia founder Pete Flint re-enters the real estate stratosphere, announcing on Facebook, “After thinking about homelessness for 10-plus y...
By Brad Inman | 10 hours ago
Alix Kreil / Shutterstock.com Podcast: Proven prequalification scripts and strategies -- Part 2

Podcast: Proven prequalification scripts and strategies -- Part 2

So you're getting leads -- but are they worth your valuable time, or just a waste of your time? In yesterday's broadcast, we started a discussion of buyer and seller prequalification, and introduced some key scripts and strategies you can use to help...
By Tim & Julie Harris | 10 hours ago
Gemenacom / Shutterstock.com Online mortgage platform claims to take consumers from application to approval in 20 minutes

Online mortgage platform claims to take consumers from application to approval in 20 minutes

If you have watched any television lately, you may have seen “Extreme Home Makeover” host and home improvement expert Ty Pennington stumping for Guaranteed Rate in commercials, touting the mortgage lender and technology company’s “low, low mo...
By Amy Swinderman | 11 hours ago
Apples Eyes Studio / Shutterstock.com Freddie Mac’s diagnosis: Housing markets are in stable condition

Freddie Mac’s diagnosis: Housing markets are in stable condition

Taking its Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) stethoscope to the U.S. housing market, government-sponsored enterprise Freddie Mac gave more than half of the states a clean bill of health this week ......
By Amy Swinderman | 11 hours ago
REU___Jacky_Teplitzky Jacky Teplitzky on offering education, preparation and top-notch training to new hires

Jacky Teplitzky on offering education, preparation and top-notch training to new hires

Jacky Teplitzky, a Douglas Elliman broker, talks about her heroes, changing the view of the agent as commission-obsessed salesperson and how she attracts top talent ......
By Inman | 11 hours ago
Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com How to explain that recommendations aren't kickbacks

How to explain that recommendations aren't kickbacks

When your buyer is closing on a home, you probably give them a list of recommended and trusted professionals whom they can use to purchase title insurance, get a home inspection or choose a home warranty company ......
By Whitney Bennett | 11 hours ago
cdrin / Shutterstock.com Infographic: An investor's guide to the New York/New Jersey marketplace

Infographic: An investor's guide to the New York/New Jersey marketplace

The hold-and-rent strategy remains a viable option for investors. Jobs are trending upward, but the population of both states is still growing slowly. Foreclosures take awhile in these states, and home values are rising slowly ......
By Inman | 12 hours ago
Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com Thoughts on work-life balance from a top producer and TV star

Thoughts on work-life balance from a top producer and TV star

Welcome to the world of being an agent with a family. We all know how much time and effort goes into this career, but at what cost? If you take a moment to look back over the years at how much sacrifice you have made to build your business at the exp...
By Roh Habibi | 12 hours ago
Christian Kieffer / Shutterstock.com Leigh Brown: The listing agent's dirty word

Leigh Brown: The listing agent's dirty word

It is natural and right for sellers to have questions after a showing. You don't have to give everything away, but you should give some feedback to sellers ......
By Leigh Brown | 18 hours ago
135pixels / Shutterstock.com 5 reasons why guaranteed high yields don't exist

5 reasons why guaranteed high yields don't exist

True, some offers do "guarantee" 8 percent or more, but it's not that simple. Here are the five common pitfalls ......
By George Kachmazov | 19 hours ago
NewTechHero_ICSF15 New technology is coming for real estate agents -- are you ready?

New technology is coming for real estate agents -- are you ready?

Join Rebekah Bastian, Jed Carlson and Steve Pacinelli in a discussion about the technology that's just around the corner. Watch the video ......
By Inman | 20 hours ago
OlegDoroshin / Shutterstock.com 7 common questions about real estate list building

7 common questions about real estate list building

The ultimate aim of any digital marketer selling products or services after generating traffic is to build an email list. The ultimate success lies in the quality and quantity of their email list ......
By Ibemere Obinna | 20 hours ago
TR_OpenHouseToolkit Open House Toolkit is an intuitive solution to open house frustration

Open House Toolkit is an intuitive solution to open house frustration

Open House Toolkit sets up fast. Hurried agents can get it running for a new open house in minutes. They need only to plug in general data about the listing and add pictures from the device's native camera or photo library ......
By Craig Rowe | 21 hours ago
Elizabeth Gilbert Elizabeth Gilbert: 'I love seeing our team grow and how we can operate at a high level with so few people'

Elizabeth Gilbert: 'I love seeing our team grow and how we can operate at a high level with so few people'

"This is a very rewarding career," says Gilbert. "I love seeing our team grow and how we can operate at a high level with so few people. My lead agent does a great job of showing his appreciation, which is really crucial in this business." ......
By Inman | 21 hours ago
LDprod / Shutterstock.com A story about a lead

A story about a lead

Once upon a time there was this woman on the East Coast who did not want to be a lead, but she became one. She wanted to move to St. Paul, Minnesota, so that she could live closer to her only child ......
By Teresa Boardman | 21 hours ago
AshDesign / Shutterstock.com Daily market update: Aug. 27, 2015

Daily market update: Aug. 27, 2015

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ......
By Inman | 22 hours ago