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Fingerprint flower image via Shutterstock. Who am I? Identity crisis among real estate agents

Who am I? Identity crisis among real estate agents

When I ask other Realtors to tell me what their brand is, I am told, "I don't have a logo yet." It seems everyone thinks their brand is their logo ......
By Christopher Williams | 7 hours ago
Fingerprint flower image via Shutterstock. Who am I? Identity crisis among real estate agents

Who am I? Identity crisis among real estate agents

When I ask other Realtors to tell me what their brand is, I am told, "I don't have a logo yet." It seems everyone thinks their brand is their logo ......
By Christopher Williams | 7 hours ago
David Montoney Realtor problems: cries of anguish from the trenches

Realtor problems: cries of anguish from the trenches

Real estate agents are like pinballs: They can score big, but often only after ricocheting around a minefield of obstacles. These occupational hazards are many and various. And they produce their own special flavor of shell shock. Can you relate ......
By Teke Wiggin | 9 hours ago
Mobile first image via Shutterstock. 9 mobile apps you'll wonder how you ever lived without

9 mobile apps you'll wonder how you ever lived without

We’re not going mobile anymore, we’ve gone mobile. And that’s a good thing! It means you can (and should) set up your business so you can manage it on the go. Doing so gives most clients exactly what they want: ......
By Craig McClelland | 9 hours ago
Mobile first image via Shutterstock. 9 mobile apps you'll wonder how you ever lived without

9 mobile apps you'll wonder how you ever lived without

We’re not going mobile anymore, we’ve gone mobile. And that’s a good thing! It means you can (and should) set up your business so you can manage it on the go. Doing so gives most clients exactly what they want: ......
By Craig McClelland | Thursday, October 30, 2014
Coming soon image via Shutterstock. Big MLSs on both coasts rolling out 'Coming Soon' listings

Big MLSs on both coasts rolling out 'Coming Soon' listings

Two major multiple listing services on opposite sides of the country will be among the first to launch a “Coming Soon” listing status to help agents generate interest for their listings before they’re ready to sell. Rockville, Ma...
By Andrea V. Brambila | Thursday, October 30, 2014
Mobile first image via Shutterstock. 9 mobile apps you'll wonder how you ever lived without

9 mobile apps you'll wonder how you ever lived without

We’re not going mobile anymore, we’ve gone mobile. And that’s a good thing! It means you can (and should) set up your business so you can manage it on the go. Doing so gives most clients exactly what they want: ......
By Craig McClelland | Thursday, October 30, 2014
Hellman__Alyssa_ICNY_2014 Alyssa Hellman joins BHGRE Go Realty

Alyssa Hellman joins BHGRE Go Realty

Alyssa Hellman, who shared her wisdom about the “Uberfication of real estate” at the most recent Real Estate Connect conference, has left her position as a sales manager and agent with Long & Foster Real Estate to head up Better ......
By Inman News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
Screen shot of an Onvedeo automated listing video for a BHGRE 'Distinctive Collection' listing. Realogy franchisor's luxury listings get automated videos

Realogy franchisor's luxury listings get automated videos

Onvedeo, maker of automated listing video tech for real estate brokers and agents, has signed an agreement with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate that gives luxury listings in the Realogy franchisor’s “Distinctive Collection” a ...
By Paul Hagey | Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time marches on image via Shutterstock. Auction.com, Google teaming up to produce real estate 'Nowcast'

Auction.com, Google teaming up to produce real estate 'Nowcast'

Housing reports are not generally known for their timeliness. Forecasts, indices and other indicators are typically based on data that is weeks, if not months, old. Online real estate marketplace Auction.com, with backing from Google, is looking to ...
By Inman News | Thursday, October 30, 2014
Prehistoric hunters and skinners image via Shutterstock. Keep hunter and skinner roles in-house to weather downturns

Keep hunter and skinner roles in-house to weather downturns

"There are two kinds of salespeople: hunters and skinners. A hunter can find an albino buyer in a blizzard, and a skinner can get him to buy ice cream. You're better at one role or the other, and in business you need to know which one that is." ......
By Sam DeBord | Thursday, October 30, 2014
Prehistoric hunters and skinners image via Shutterstock. Keep hunter and skinner roles in-house to weather downturns

Keep hunter and skinner roles in-house to weather downturns

"There are two kinds of salespeople: hunters and skinners. A hunter can find an albino buyer in a blizzard, and a skinner can get him to buy ice cream. You're better at one role or the other, and in business you need to know which one that is." ......
By Sam DeBord | Thursday, October 30, 2014
Screen shot from NAR campaign promoting .realtor domains as trustworthy to consumers. Why I don't want to be a .realtor

Why I don't want to be a .realtor

Back in the 1990s, real estate agents used their faces and their names for branding and for marketing. Having a first and last name as a domain name was as standard as the static template 1.0 website. Apparently, agents and ......
By Teresa Boardman | Thursday, October 30, 2014
Screen shot from HouseLens promotional video showing a Matterport camera being used to create a 3-D tour. Marketing firm will offer 3-D models to make life easier for agents, sellers

Marketing firm will offer 3-D models to make life easier for agents, sellers

Real estate video marketing provider HouseLens has raised $2 million in a Series A funding round that’ll grease the company’s wheels as it gears up to offer virtual 3-D models and a video walk-through mobile app next year. Nashville, Tennessee-b...
By Teke Wiggin | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
MeSamong / Shutterstock.com 3 body language poses that are bad for business

3 body language poses that are bad for business

As you no doubt already know, the way that we present ourselves to others is much more than just words. We are constantly being observed whether we realize it or not, and the way that we stand or sit can say a lot about our confidence level ......
By ActiveRain | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
MeSamong / Shutterstock.com 3 body language poses that are bad for business

3 body language poses that are bad for business

As you no doubt already know, the way that we present ourselves to others is much more than just words. We are constantly being observed whether we realize it or not, and the way that we stand or sit can say a lot about our confidence level ......
By ActiveRain | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Vancouver, British Columbia image via Shutterstock. Black Knight signs first Canadian MLS deal and it's a big one

Black Knight signs first Canadian MLS deal and it's a big one

Black Knight Financial Services has signed its first multiple listing service deal in Canada with a group of associations representing more than 17,000 real estate professionals in western Canada. Together, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver,...
By Inman News | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Deadline image via Shutterstock. 10 agents you love to hate and how to cope

10 agents you love to hate and how to cope

Recently, we took to social media and asked real estate agents to get real and tell us: When you’re working with other agents, what are the little (or big!) bad habits that drive you crazy? You told us! ......
By Trulia Pro Blog | Wednesday, October 29, 2014