Crafting_inviting_agent_bios 13 knockout examples of how to write an agent bio

13 knockout examples of how to write an agent bio

As the real estate market shifts toward online growth and mobile-friendly technology, your professional biography becomes a more prominent tool for generating clients. Sixty-two percent of agents spend at least an hour a day on marketing or advertisi...
By Guest Contributor | 22 hours ago
An "agent on camera" video lets you provide a guided tour. (Photo courtesy of Nancy Butler/HouseLens.) 4 ways to create real estate listing videos that sell

4 ways to create real estate listing videos that sell

Let's be honest: Video listings are a great real estate marketing tool, but sometimes you need more than a basic walk-through. Value-added features can be the key to making a standout video and boosting the selling power of a property ......
By Kathryn Royster | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Dropbox logo Dropbox: very cool real estate tech tips No. 4 (4 of 10)

Dropbox: very cool real estate tech tips No. 4 (4 of 10)

I am one of those guys who has had Dropbox for two years and had done nothing with it (same goes with Evernote, but that I will save for another time). However, when I had a problem with a closing while traveling overseas (this was when I was still a...
By ActiveRain | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Pinterestrealestate 25 killer Pinterest real estate board suggestions

25 killer Pinterest real estate board suggestions

If you are just getting your feet wet with Pinterest for your real estate business, you may not know just how good the site can be as a marketing tool! You might also not realize that you need to have a variety of boards posted that are about a lot m...
By Guest Contributor | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Neighborhood aerial view image via Shutterstock. 2 easy ways to research properties (without leaving your house)

2 easy ways to research properties (without leaving your house)

If you’re a real estate agent or investor, or someone who provides services to either of these groups, there is something we all have in common: We all need access to good information. I think everyone can agree that we would all be seriously inhib...
By Guest Contributor | Monday, April 14, 2014
ClientLoyalty 6 easy ways to foster client loyalty

6 easy ways to foster client loyalty

Building loyalty takes time and there are a number of essential things that you should be doing. Here are six practical tips you can use to foster client loyalty ......
By Matthew Collis | Monday, April 14, 2014
Twin Design / Shutterstock.com Top 5 real estate video types on YouTube

Top 5 real estate video types on YouTube

The booming consumer appetite for YouTube videos brings myriad good news for real estate agents and brokerages, especially since it is the second most used search engine on the planet behind Google. But, before you grab a camera and set up a tripod, ...
By Stephen Schweickart | Friday, April 11, 2014
super agent realtor 'Super Realtor' vs. homebuyer seminars

'Super Realtor' vs. homebuyer seminars

Editor’s note: The #madREskillz finalist who receives the most votes in the poll below will be featured in an Inman News story. Click here to learn how to participate in Inman News’ weekly #madREskillz competition. Voting closes 10 a.m. Eastern ...
By Teke Wiggin | Friday, April 11, 2014
refresh_logo Refresh: very cool real estate tech tips No. 3 (3 of 10)

Refresh: very cool real estate tech tips No. 3 (3 of 10)

So, what makes the iPhone and Google Glass app Refresh so interesting? Refresh creates an instant dossier on the people you know and the people you want to meet. It helps turn you into a great conversationalist by giving you something to talk about w...
By ActiveRain | Friday, April 11, 2014
Supra eKEY Supra eKEY: very cool real estate tech tips No. 2 (2 of 10)

Supra eKEY: very cool real estate tech tips No. 2 (2 of 10)

In Las Vegas, most agents use Supra lockboxes on their listings. The vast majority of agents unlock these blue boxes using a key fob that is about the size of a deck of cards and has to be synced each day with a computer. That system was so frustrati...
By ActiveRain | Thursday, April 10, 2014
Mobile website design image via Shutterstock. Avoiding squeaky wheels in your website development

Avoiding squeaky wheels in your website development

Whether you’re building your first website or re-engineering one that’s been live for years, it can be difficult to have a clear vision. The cacophony of advice from consumers, industry associates, and vendors makes for a confusing outloo...
By Sam DeBord | Thursday, April 10, 2014
Duolingo Language app Duolingo app: Could learning a new language grow your business?

Duolingo app: Could learning a new language grow your business?

Did you know you could learn a new language in the same time it takes you to play Candy Crush? Instead of spending your downtime embarking on the delicious and completely addictive candy puzzle adventure that has captured the attention ......
By Lindsay Listanski | Wednesday, April 9, 2014
slydial Slydial: very cool real estate tech tips No. 1 (1 of 10)

Slydial: very cool real estate tech tips No. 1 (1 of 10)

Technology can be a great help in your real estate career. However, just because it is the new 'flashy' thing doesn't mean that it will actually make you more productive. I can say from experience that many tools end up just getting in the way and ac...
By ActiveRain | Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Screenshot 2014-04-08 08.43.04 The complete A to Z guide to doing personal branding right [infographic]

The complete A to Z guide to doing personal branding right [infographic]

An effective personal brand wields influence. It can bring you a steady stream of clients, rewarding partnerships, leadership opportunities, greater mindshare, association with a market niche, greater credibility, and recognition and prestige ......
By Seth Price | Tuesday, April 8, 2014
ConnectStagebig600.jpg Real Estate Connect Social Media Sweepstakes

Real Estate Connect Social Media Sweepstakes

Update! We are thrilled to announce our winners of the Social Media Sweepstakes #ICSFBreakthrough! Congrats to all of you for entering our contest. Karen Bigos of Towne Realty Group, N.J.  is our Instagram winner! Bruce Slaton of Realty World, Elk ...
By Laura Monroe | Monday, April 7, 2014
Blog image via Shutterstock. How to instantly revive old blog content

How to instantly revive old blog content

One of the greatest challenges for bloggers is content creation. The second greatest challenge is what happens after that content is created. While promotion is key to a successful blog, the astonishing truth is that most bloggers write an article, h...
By ActiveRain | Monday, April 7, 2014
Buildingrelationships with video Building Real Estate Relationships with Video: Free webinar (recording)

Building Real Estate Relationships with Video: Free webinar (recording)

Update! We have our recording for the webinar below ready for replay! Thank you to MarketVideos.com and Stephen Schweickart of VScreen for sponsoring ......
By Laura Monroe | Monday, April 7, 2014
webinar Free webinar: What is a Client Worth? (You Might be Surprised!)

Free webinar: What is a Client Worth? (You Might be Surprised!)

Join us for a discussion hosted by me and Jed Carlson, Online Marketing Expert and CEO of AdWerx. Together, we will show you the simple way to calculate the value of a new client. Then we’ll demonstrate how you can use ......
By Laura Monroe | Monday, April 7, 2014