5 Ways to Make Your Social Media Posts Shareable

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By Brandon Doyle

Many real estate agents and business owners manage a Facebook page as a way to connect with old, new, and potential clients. Though your page may have a significant number of fans, what you might not realize is that your social media posts may only be reaching 12 percent of them, according to Facebook. Why does this …

7 Steps to Crafting a Better Sales Story

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By Nico Hohman

Is your listing presentation working for you? Are you getting as many listings as you want?

If the answer is “no,” then it may be time to craft a better sales story.

According to Donald Miller, author, speaker, and founder of The StoryBrand Process, you should think of your listing presentation as a story. As humans, we …

The Reality of Real Estate Success

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By Lee Davenport

So you want to be a multi-million dollar real estate agent.

The TV shows make it look easy. Simply sell one or two (multi-) million dollar listings and you are on the fast track to your first Aston Martin, Maserati, or some other luxury item of choice. And for some, it may be that simplistic. But in reality, …

Work Smarter With Buyers, Not Harder

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If you’re looking for yet another reason to attend the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in D.C., this is it. YPNers are being offered an exclusive rate of just $49 for the two-day ABR® designation course (Accredited Buyer Representative) taught by national trainers Adorna and Jenna Carroll. The course will be held Monday and Tuesday, May 9 and 10, …

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Making the Most of Your Open House (Downtime)

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By Lynn Minnick You’ve done all the prep work for a successful open house event: Every online venue has your open house details posted, signs are up, packets for buyers and potential sellers are prepped, the music is picked out, refreshments at the ready, you’ve thought about what questions buyers are going to ask, and you’re ready for them to …

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Juicing Up Your Listing Presentation

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By Subhi Gharbieh Have you ever thought about some things you can incorporate into your listing presentation that will really juice it up? Here are a few tips to help you get your listing presentation looking like Barry Bonds. Show them: 1.      Graphs, Charts, Tables of Market Data. Comps, recent sales, and anything that can be explained with numbers, make …

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Get Creative with Your Listings

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By Lynn Minnick I’ve been marketing the crazy out of a high-end listing.  (Yes, I’m fairly sure I just made up that expression…but this is about getting creative, right?)  This is easily the hardest I’ve ever worked to sell a listing.  In this market, I went in knowing it would be a challenge, armed with an arsenal of creative ideas …

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Help Sellers Prepare to List with 5 Free Tips

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By G. M. Filisko, contributing writer, HouseLogic In today’s market, cleaning a house about to be listed isn’t enough to cop a higher sales price. To boost your listing’s appeal, share the free “Pricing and Prep that Sells Your Home” article package from the REALTOR® Content Resource. Just two of the tips you’ll find there: 1. Have a home inspection. …

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Real Estate is ‘Easy Money’

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By Jonathan Osman Step 1: Find a buyer. In my market, the unemployment rate is 11.1 percent and the under-employment rate is around 16-20 percent. While a few years ago, one could conceivably purchase a house without a job; today, employment is essential. Step 2: Find the buyer a loan. As long as the buyer has a job, modest credit …

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Superstitous Buyers or Sellers? These Tips May Bring You Some Luck…

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By Heather Soldonia In the spirit of October and Halloween, I think it’s a perfect time to discuss the many superstitions, beliefs, and practices held by home buyers (and sellers). As I’ve implied before, the San Francisco Bay Area is a cauldron pot of ancestries, religions, family, and marital statuses. But with that diversity there is a cobweb of belief …