THE CONNECTED GENERATION
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Nationally syndicated columnist, author, trainer, and speaker, Bernice Ross couples her expertise as a Master Certified Coach with 30 years of real estate sales experience. From 1993 to 1997, she served as Executive Director of Training for the 4,000 agent Prudential Jon Douglas Company. With over 400 published articles to her credit, Inman News called Bernice “America’s top real estate coach.” She is the author of “Waging War on Real Estate’s Discounters” plus her latest new book, “Real Estate Dough: Your Recipe for Real Estate Success.” Bernice is also the creator of an exciting new real estate negotiation game called “Real Estate Dough Negotiation.” Visit Bernice’s Luxury Real Estate Blog at www.LuxuryClues.com.
Build a referral-based real estate business across borders
Real estate professionals who have set their sights set on building a referral-based business should look beyond their own hometown — way beyond.
That’s according to Tina Mak, the founding president of the Vancouver chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA). whose clients hail from around the world.
All-cash offer sends Bernice packing
My husband and I are in the midst of building a new house. We recently listed our current home for sale. While I normally write about the business from the agent or brokerage perspective, today I’m going to put my seller’s hat on and share some important lessons learned.
Hire the most competent agent (hint: it’s definitely not you!)
Accuracy in real estate listings: Data errors raise concerns over legal damages, responsibility
The Combined Los Angeles/Westside Multiple Listing Service (CLAW) decided to delay syndicating its listings to portals such as Trulia and Zillow by 48 hours, while the Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR) took the bolder move to stop syndicating to non-Realtor-affiliated consumer websites altogether after April 30, 2014. Are these moves shoveling sand against the tide or harbingers of a tsunami that could wash away the listing portals as we know them …
Biggest mistake real estate agents make is developing their brand before they know their customers
Would you like to create your own “unique roadmap that will take you where you want to be”? If so, Tricia Andreassen’s new book, “Interfusion Marketing,” shows you how to create clear marketing messages that will help you to “grow and bloom with powerful results.” …
Doggy marketing in real estate: Do’s and don’ts for agents
Do you volunteer at animal shelters or rescue organizations? Do you take your dog for regular walks or out for a run when you exercise? Is your dog pictured on any of your marketing materials? If so, make sure that you know the do’s and don’ts of “doggy marketing.” …