9 Tips For Teaming Up With Family Members

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By Samantha Jones

The beauty of the real estate industry is there’s no one way to run your business. We have fluidity and flexibility. This leads to some agents (like myself) adopting a team approach, and oftentimes, team members are part of the same family tree. After working with my mother for nearly five years full-time, I’ve learned a few …

How to Promote Your Real Estate Blog

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By Anita Clark

Finding it difficult to make an impact with your real estate blog? In this industry, half the battle is making sure that your traffic is actually relevant. Use these guidelines below to do exactly that, then take a look at this extended guide to creating and promoting real estate content.

The last thing you want your blog …

The Biggest Social Media Fails in Real Estate

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By Bill Gassett

It’s no secret that social media is a must in the world of real estate. Today’s buyers and sellers turn the to various platforms and make snap judgments on what you have to offer. You do get points for actually having accounts on all of the main platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest), but if you’re …

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Are You Settling For Mediocrity?

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By Chris Nichols There’s a story about a group of students that goes a little something like this: A Harvard professor was fielding questions from his class regarding the upcoming midterm exam. The questions were varied, but all seemed to carry a similar theme. Upon realizing this, the professor stopped the questioning and said, “Even though your questions sound different, …

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Best Practices for Multiple Offer Situations

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By Scott Newman Real estate is back in 2012 in a big way. Many markets are seeing price increases in response to dwindling inventories as more and more buyers are getting off the fence every day.  With that in mind — especially since it’s been so long since we’ve had the opportunity to use the phrase “multiple offer” — I …

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5 Tips to Avoid Website Snafus

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By Stefanie Hahn Agents will often ask me to check out their real estate website.  They want to know how it looks, do I like it and are they doing it right?  I love when I get to peek into an agent’s website and get a glimpse of what is important to them.   Many agents opt for a template site …