Enough is Enough: Time to Debunk 4 Myths About Real Estate Agents

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Let’s face it, people tend to have a skewed perception of real estate agents. The way we are depicted on TV shows—even the way some people portray themselves on social media. You’d think we only live a life of luxury and glamour, with classy dinners, beautiful homes, and five-star reviews. This has allowed outsiders to develop a …

Setting Goals: New Year, New Opportunity

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

What are your real estate goals for 2018? Writing them down is a great place to start.

For a little inspiration, I decided to ask brokers and agents from all over the country what their goals are for 2018 with three specific questions:

How do you set goals? What are your goals? How do you intend on …

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Stop Wasting Time With the Wrong Leads

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By Lee Davenport

One hundred and seventy-five houses.

He showed 175 houses to only find out that the would-be buyer was not in a position to purchase for another year. My, my, my!

I hope you have never shown that many houses to a looky-loo—someone who is not prepared to buy for one to five years out, or longer. But …

3 Tips to Get Leads From Your Website

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By Alexis Craig

We all want them. We all dream about them. I’m talking about leads coming from our own websites. It’s the Holy Grail of real estate marketing—coveted by many but acquired by few. Internet leads can be more profitable and easier to convert.

Instead of running around every day chasing prospects, being rejected, or being hung up on …

4 Ways to Find Off-Market Deals for Buyers

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By James Vasquez

If you’re like most real estate agents, you probably source deals for your clients who are looking for fixer uppers or rental property using only one tool, your local multiple listing service (MLS); ours is San Antonio Board of REALTORS® MLS. When I first got started in real estate seven years ago, I fell into the same …

3 Reasons Cold Calling Isn’t Dead

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By Alexis Craig

For a long time, I couldn’t make a cold call. I have a stutter and it’s noticeable when I’m nervous or talking to strangers. But I wanted to see if I could use cold calling as a lead acquisition and growth strategy.

I initially expected cold calling to be a large waste of my time. I believed all …

Finding Your Real Estate Niche

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By Anita Clark

It can be difficult for both new agents and seasoned professionals to maintain a year-round stream of prospects from our online marketing efforts. This is especially true if we do not focus on a specific niche or market segment.

It is easy to get sidetracked by the latest shiny real estate thing. It can also be hard …

4 Tips to Specialize Your Work With Seniors

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By Brandon Doyle

Census data shows that seniors, or adults age 65 and older, amount to a whopping 46.2 million U.S. citizens—and that was back in 2014. In the next two decades, research predicts that number will more than double. In other words, if you aren’t expanding your real estate expertise to include specialized work with seniors, you’re missing out …

There’s No ‘One Size Fits All’ Lead Gen Technique

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By Lee Davenport

Excerpt from “Profit with Your Personality“

I detest seeing tags in t-shirts that say, “one size fits all” because that one size never does. Whether the shirt hugs you like a baby’s onesie or drapes over you like a potato sack or Snuggie® Blanket, it is just not a fit for everyone. Similarly, mislabeled t-shirts are like …

Giving Prospects Information They Can Use

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By Anita Clark

People visit your website for one of two reasons:

1. They might be looking for an agent. If that is the case, they are already half sold. As long as your website looks professional, shows you as credible, and makes it easy to contact you, you have a new client.

2. They might be coming to your …