How to Keep Your Real Estate Business Secure While Working From Home

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By Amber Bachman

Real estate never stops. COVID-19 has slowed things down a bit, but it hasn’t stopped the housing market. Right now, millions of people all across the country are telecommuting while they shelter-in-place; real estate practitioners and their clients are no different. Now that the American workforce is getting comfortable with their work-from-home orders, it is crucial to …

Best SEO Practices for Real Estate Agents

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By Anita Clark

Real estate agents are always vying for the top spot on Google in their area but are quickly squashed by the big guys – Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, etc. They have bigger marketing budgets, faster websites, professional marketing and SEO teams, and every detail of a listing covered. How can your average real estate agent not just survive …

One Tool That May Save Listing Agents’ Business in the Age of COVID-19

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By Lee Davenport

Is your real estate sales business ready for the changes—whether short or long term—that coronavirus is bringing to the real estate industry?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is urging people to work from home if they can. But articles that discuss what life will be like working remotely don’t get to the heart of what …

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Attract and Retain More Millennial Clients

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By Dale Swanton

Millennials are all grown up! The generation that came of age around the turn of the century are now in their 20s and 30s. While generational groups can be difficult to define with any specificity, the Pew Research Center, one of the country’s leading research institutions, considers millennials to be those born between 1981 and 1996, making …

Under the Sells-Scope: ChatFuel

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By Lee Davenport

In the film Transformers, I love how Bumble Bee and the other Autobots come to the aid of humans in style (a yellow Camaro with racing stripes and whatnot). Well, bots are not just for the movies.

As a real estate pro, you probably understand the need to connect with potential leads instantly. But, unfortunately, instantly might …

Why Real Estate Websites Need Community Pages

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By Kyle Hiscock

It’s 2016 and almost every real estate website is equipped with an IDX feed which provides the viewer with information on MLS property listings that are currently for sale.  This is certainly a great feature that a real estate website should have, but ultimately this is not something that is going to “wow” the user.

The primary …

Not All Email Addresses Are Created Equal

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By Nico Hohman

There are many decisions to make in your real estate business before you jump into action. You need to determine what brokerage you will join. You need to set up your website and all of your social media properties. You need to print business cards and start prospecting.

But one of the most important decisions you need …

Become a Local Real Estate Expert Online

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

One of the best things you can do for your real estate business is to become the local expert online. It starts with content creation for your blog or website.

To attract local buyers or sellers to your site, you have to produce articles, videos, photos, inforgraphics, and other posts that help local consumers who are seeking …

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Hey Home Owners, Leave the Hard Work to Us!

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By Paul Everett The first indication from many home owners that they are seriously considering selling their home is often through a free listing on Zillow, Trulia, Craigslist, StreetEasy, or other regional and national For Sale By Owner sites. With the expansion of FSBO advice companies as well as online listing tools—particularly Zillow and Trulia—an increasing number of home owners …

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I Have a Confession: I’m Addicted to My Phone

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We’re all guilty of working too much on occasion. It’s absolutely inevitable if you have the drive to challenge yourself and succeed at all costs… and we all have that, right? I’ll be the first to admit sometimes my vision for success overshadows my need for rest. But just as being lazy won’t get you anywhere, overworking yourself can be …