Lucky Business / Shutterstock.com 4 ways introverts can thrive in real estate

4 tips for real estate introverts

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 | 17 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

"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 | 19 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 | Monday, December 22, 2014
2015 Outlook Why maintaining agent value is the biggest challenge of 2015

Erica Boisvert: ‘There is no algorithm for nuance’

"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 | Monday, December 22, 2014
jim-walberg Jim Walberg talks about client expectations and staying on top of the game

Do you dial, swipe or text? Jim Walberg

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 | Monday, December 22, 2014
Robsonphoto / Shutterstock.com Are you ready for Facebook's new promotional rules?

5 tips for working within Facebook’s new promotional limits

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 | Monday, December 22, 2014
2015 Outlook 'Disruptive' technologies that aren't and more musings from Timothy Ellis

Timothy Ellis: ‘Selling ads to agents is not disruptive’

The (former) Porch hacker talks stupid tech buzzwords, nectarines and whiskey, and misaligned incentives, plus why "disruptive" technology is anything but ......
By Inman | Monday, December 22, 2014
shutterstock_181968260 4 tips for achieving work-life balance

How to snare the elusive 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 | Monday, December 22, 2014
newscorp Realtor.com operator News Corp. acquires real estate decision-making engine

Realtor.com operator News Corp. acquires real estate decision-making engine

After taking a stake in Indian real estate portal PropTiger.com in November, realtor.com’s new maestro, News Corp., is investing in another Indian company with real estate ties. The media giant announced the acquisition of Mumbai-based BigDe...
By Inman | Friday, December 19, 2014
163049501_jorgen_mcleman Real estate's fear doctors

Real estate’s fear doctors

Andrea Quyn, an agent at Roseville, California-based Suncal Real Estate Group, recently wondered aloud to her real estate coach why she has trouble acquiring listings. The reason was her “fear of the unknown,” explained her coach, Julie Harris, w...
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, December 19, 2014
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MLS data triggering postcard marketing campaigns to agents’ farms

Online advertising may be where agents are putting most of their dollars, but many continue to see value in print. Case in point: More than 100,000 active agents send marketing postcards to prospective clients via direct mail company QuantumDigital. ...
By Brittany Morris | Friday, December 19, 2014
i-m-a-g-e / Shutterstock.com Take your brokerage's destiny into your hands by leaving excuses behind

How excuses can derail your brokerage business

"I know I should be doing so … but I am not." Do you know how many times I have heard that? Too many! It’s the basic broker excuse. Here are a few others ......
By Jose Perez | Friday, December 19, 2014
Detroit skyline at night via Shutterstock. Redfin, flush with cash, announces 4 more new markets

Redfin, flush with cash, announces 4 more new markets

Fresh off the announcement of its $70.9 million funding round, Redfin says it’s launching brokerage operations in four additional markets, capping a year of remarkable expansion for the Seattle-based brokerage. Redfin now has agents on the g...
By Inman | Friday, December 19, 2014
Daniel DeSlover / Shutterstock.com 5 economic uncertainties that can wake you in the middle of the night

5 economic uncertainties that can wake you in the middle of the night

Markets are already quieting down with the approach of two holiday-shortened weeks, after two calm-shattering ones. The five things unresolved, still on the table beside the turkey: What is the Fed up to? What is the support for an apparently ......
By Lou Barnes | Friday, December 19, 2014