Hendrik Wieduwilt/ Flickr 5 steps to more real estate sales

5 steps to more real estate sales

You won’t get fit by talking about going to the gym. You need to “just do it.” Achieving higher real estate sales is no different. My slogan this year is, “Stop dreaming. Start doing.” It is time …

By Colleen Barry | Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Ammentorp Photography/Shutterstock Resolve to be a real estate quitter

Resolve to be a real estate quitter

My New Year’s resolution is to quit. I’m going to quit more quickly and quit more often. We love to tell each other how busy we are. It’s not unique to the real estate industry; it’s a modern mindset. …

By Sam DeBord | Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Amanda Fischer, marketer manager at Updater, dons the "idea hat" Real estate app on display: a day in the life of the Updater team

Real estate app on display: a day in the life of the Updater team

Updater — a company that helps consumers manage all the madness involved in moving — let us step inside the office to take a look at what happens every day in a real-estate-related technology company …

By Inman | Tuesday, January 20, 2015
nymphofox via Compfight cc Surviving the death of Facebook's organic reach

Surviving the death of Facebook's organic reach

You probably have already heard the grim news (or you’ve experienced it firsthand): The days of organic Facebook reach are coming to a close. It’s not a rumor; it’s fact …

By Bill Fishkin | Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Andrey-Bayda/Shutterstock An ambassador's top 5 things to do at Real Estate Connect NYC

An ambassador's top 5 things to do at Real Estate Connect NYC

You have made a sizable investment to attend Real Estate Connect, and you want to get the most out of it. Sounds like a lot of pressure! Let me take a some pressure off and check out my list of five things to do when you arrive …

By Aaron Woodman | Monday, January 19, 2015
TiBine/Pixabay 9 remarkable free content marketing tools for Realtors

9 remarkable free content marketing tools for Realtors

There are more and more content marketing tools being made every day. These are the free tools that I use and find the most valuable on a day-to-day basis. …

By Andrew Gale | Monday, January 19, 2015
Lightspring/Shutterstock 3 quick, creative ways to boost your real estate business

3 quick, creative ways to boost your real estate business

Investing in your creativity is a great way to boost your mood, especially during the gray days of winter, and it can also enhance your business marketing in new ways. Here are three ways to pump some design and “art” into your life — even if your idea of being creative is ordering pineapple on your pizza …

By Rachael Hite | Friday, January 16, 2015
Maksim-Toome/Shutterstock Make a big splash with a small real estate marketing budget

Make a big splash with a small real estate marketing budget

Becoming a recognizable name is important to boost your credibility and increase your professional network. This doesn’t mean dropping big bucks on a public relations agency — it can actually be free! …

By Nikki Ilchert | Friday, January 16, 2015
Kzenon/Shutterstock 4 steps Realtors take to prepare their homes for listing

4 steps Realtors take to prepare their homes for listing

I’ve been a Realtor for more than 10 years, and I’m preparing to sell my sixth personal residence in as many years. (I know, I know … but that’s a whole different topic.) So, what does a Realtor do to prepare her home to sell …

By Stacy Russell Grove | Thursday, January 15, 2015
Dziobek/Shutterstock Build a real estate marketing strategy you can be proud of

Build a real estate marketing strategy you can be proud of

You can use the strengths, weaknesses, successes and failures of 2014 to build a better and more prosperous real estate marketing strategy in 2015. Here’s what you need to consider …

By Ibemere Obinna | Thursday, January 15, 2015
Welcomia/Shutterstock The domino effect of supporting local business

The domino effect of supporting local business

Your influence as a real estate agent extends beyond helping people choose where to live or how much to pay. The relationship you’ve cultivated with your clients uniquely positions you between homeowners and the local businesses that support your community. …

By Rob Morelli | Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Andrey Armyago/Shutterstock How I found out my listing had demons

How I found out my listing had demons

You never know what’s happened in a home until you ask. Take, for example, the time a buyer and I questioned the fire department about a blaze that had been set to a listed home …

By Leigh Brown | Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Peter-Hansen/Shutterstock Is it the beginning of the end for Zillow?

Is it the beginning of the end for Zillow?

Ever since the News Corp. acquisition announcement of Move, Inc. back in September, my wife (Julie Harris) and I have been predicting that ListHub would cut off the flow of listings to Zillow. And last Tuesday our prediction came true …

By Tim Harris | Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Bikeriderlondon/Shutterstock How to generate leads from your hobbies

How to generate leads from your hobbies

Utilizing your hobbies to generate leads online and offline is a win-win. You get to hang out and do something you love, all while technically working! …

By Andrew Gale | Tuesday, January 13, 2015
NuOffer app Inman Demo Day with NuOffer [webinar recap]

Inman Demo Day with NuOffer [webinar recap]

Ready to write a ton of offers in 2015? Real estate agents are mobile executives: You spend your days circling target neighborhoods with your buyers, hunting for the perfect home. When it’s time to make that offer, you need to ...
By Laura Monroe | Monday, January 12, 2015