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Happy Grasshopper webinar recap Capitalize on your database in 2015: Using Happy Grasshopper [webinar recap]

Capitalize on your database in 2015: Using Happy Grasshopper [webinar recap]

Can I ask you three questions? 1. How large is your current database of past clients, your sphere and leads? 2. What is your system for staying in touch with them regularly? 3. How much business do you think you are losing by not having a system to s...
By Laura Monroe | 8 hours ago
phloxii_138531965optiized NAR won't let US-based MLSs use new '.MLS' top-level domain

NAR won't let US-based MLSs use new '.MLS' top-level domain

With backing from the National Association of Realtors and U.S. multiple listing services, the Canadian Real Estate Association has emerged victorious in a bidding war that drove up the price of owning and managing a new “.MLS” top-level ...
By Andrea V. Brambila | 9 hours ago
shutterstock_203608444 Do buyers really care about 'coming soon' properties?

Do buyers really care about 'coming soon' properties?

Ever since Zillow came out with its "coming soon" listings section of its homes-for-sale database a few months ago, people have been talking about these listings. The subject is at more of a simmer than a boil right now, and we don't see the emotion ...
By Hank Bailey | 10 hours ago
shutterstock_203608444 Do buyers really care about 'coming soon' properties?

Do buyers really care about 'coming soon' properties?

Ever since Zillow came out with its "coming soon" listings section of its homes-for-sale database, people have been debating whether the listings are worthwhile and beneficial, or simply a marketing ploy ......
By Hank Bailey | 10 hours ago
Top 7 Ideas to Build Your 2015 Real Estate Pipeline Now Top 7 real estate ideas to build your 2015 pipeline now [webinar recap]

Top 7 real estate ideas to build your 2015 pipeline now [webinar recap]

With your 2015 business planning well under way – and the holidays approaching – you don't want to hit spring with a pipeline that has slowed to a drizzle! In this webinar, join me, broker Jay Macklin, RE/MAX Integra's Valeria Garcia and SmartZip...
By Laura Monroe | 12 hours ago
Screenshotof3D 3-D tours catching on like wildfire in New York City

3-D tours catching on like wildfire in New York City

Virtual 3-D tours that let Web surfers saunter through photo-realistic models of homes could soon become the norm in New York City, with a number of big-name brokerages adopting the technology to market luxury condos and homes. Halstead Property rece...
By Teke Wiggin | 14 hours ago
Lucky Business / Shutterstock.com 4 ways introverts can thrive in real estate

4 ways introverts can thrive in real estate

Real estate, it’s been said, is no place for introverts. It's a people-driven business. Some brokerages are engaging in personality testing designed to uncover how the agent handles various situations and where their strengths lie. Common wisdom sa...
By Deidre Woollard | 14 hours ago
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Placester launches dirt-cheap broker website, marketing platform

Placester, a provider of  affordable Internet data exchange (IDX) listing search sites for real estate agents, has broadened its offering by launching a broker platform that lets companies monitor incoming leads and manage all of their team’s ...
By Brittany Morris | 14 hours ago
Lucky Business / Shutterstock.com 4 ways introverts can thrive in real estate

4 ways introverts can thrive in real estate

Real estate, it’s been said, is no place for introverts. It's a people-driven business. Some brokerages are engaging in personality testing designed to uncover how the agent handles various situations and where their strengths lie ......
By Deidre Woollard | 14 hours ago
small talk big talk Our new house, digital or mechanical, revivals and the Barney Rubble flat

Our new house, digital or mechanical, revivals and the Barney Rubble flat

Small talk “This is a house that works for us; we don’t work for the house,” Yaz said, describing our new little 1920s bungalow in Los Angeles. The home functions more on mechanical than digital features (more on that later). ......
By Brad Inman | 16 hours ago
haveseen_182000105 Making 'work less, earn more' a reality

Making 'work less, earn more' a reality

What are the great tips from 2014 that can help you have a better year in 2015? Learning to speak “digital,” responding quickly to consumer inquiries, and accomplishing more by working less are great starting places for creating a strong 2015 for...
By Bernice Ross | 22 hours ago
Robsonphoto / Shutterstock.com Are you ready for Facebook's new promotional rules?

Are you ready for Facebook's new promotional rules?

Facebook has done it again! The social media powerhouse recently announced that starting in January 2015 it will place limits on posts that are "too promotional." That's the bad news. The good news is that if you're like most other real estate profes...
By Nikki Ilchert | 22 hours ago
2015 Outlook Why maintaining agent value is the biggest challenge of 2015

Why maintaining agent value is the biggest challenge of 2015

"It is up to us to ensure that clients are aware of our value by sharing our comprehensive market knowledge, anticipating their needs and exceeding their expectations in every transaction – and by offering them the personal touch that these website...
By Inman | 22 hours ago
jim-walberg Jim Walberg talks about client expectations and staying on top of the game

Jim Walberg talks about client expectations and staying on top of the game

Broker Jim Walberg at The Bay Area Team talks about client responsiveness expectations, staying on top of your game and his preferred way to communicate ......
By Inman | 22 hours ago
Robsonphoto / Shutterstock.com Are you ready for Facebook's new promotional rules?

Are you ready for Facebook's new promotional rules?

Facebook has done it again! The social media powerhouse recently announced that starting in January 2015 it will place limits on posts that are "too promotional." That's the bad news. ......
By Nikki Ilchert | 22 hours ago
2015 Outlook 'Disruptive' technologies that aren't and more musings from Timothy Ellis

'Disruptive' technologies that aren't and more musings from Timothy Ellis

The (former) Porch hacker talks stupid tech buzzwords, nectarines and whiskey, and misaligned incentives, plus why "disruptive" technology is anything but ......
By Inman | 24 hours ago
shutterstock_181968260 4 tips for achieving work-life balance

4 tips for achieving work-life balance

"Work-life balance" is a phrase that many of us hear every day. It is no secret that being a busy real estate agent can strain your relationships because of the time you put into your work and the days and times when your work is actually being done ...
By Josh Fellman | 24 hours ago
shutterstock_181968260 4 tips for achieving work-life balance

4 tips for achieving work-life balance

"Work-life balance" is a phrase many of us hear every day. It's no secret that being a busy real estate agent can strain our personal relationships because of the amount of time we put into our work ......
By Josh Fellman | 24 hours ago