Keeping Business Afloat During a Pandemic

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By Samantha Jones

My, how times change. In the span of a few weeks, our entire world and industry has been turned upside down. The Earth keeps spinning while the normalcy of our lives is indefinitely put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re living in unprecedented times—social distancing, sheltering in place, and quarantines have become necessities.

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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 …

7 Reasons My First Instagram Influencer Event Was a Failure

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By Joy Bender

I’ve found Instagram marketing for real estate to be an important part of my marketing strategy. This past June, I organized my first San Diego luxury real estate Instagram influencer event to launch a new $7.75 million listing.

This article is the second of a two-part blog series on Instagram marketing for real estate. Part one, Instagram …

Resolve to Stop Losing Listings

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By Lee Davenport

Listing Leader — Is this title on your New Year’s resolution list? How about on your business plan for this year? I’m here to tell you, that you can make it happen. Here are four considerations to help, but only if you’re willing to subscribe to the notion of “out with the old, in with the new.”

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Virtual Tours Go 3-D With Matterport

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By Brandon Doyle My Matterport Pro 3-D camera system arrived on Thursday, and agents who are early adopters of new technology will see the benefits of being able to offer your clients something that no one else can do. Matterport is the equivalent of HD Google Street View for the interior of a house. It provides consumers the ability to …

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‘Coming Soon’ Listings: The Only Question You Need to Ask

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By Sam DeBord There has been a lot of discussion lately about the propriety of pre-marketing listings. Promoting a “coming soon” listing on Zillow has been widely debated. I’ll attempt to make the discussion for a REALTOR® as simple as possible. Ask yourself one single question, and you’ll know how to deal with this issue. If you attempt to sell …

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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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The Three Ps of Real Estate

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By Jason O’Neil I was going through our listing system the other day and became amazed at the amount of things we do to list a home. The list seems to get longer and more comprehensive as the years pass. One of these days, I may consolidate it and eliminate things, but for now it works and works well. This …

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It’s Time to Rethink How We Price Our Listings

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By Marianne Guenther Bornhoft A  new study just released from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism indicate that half of American adults have mobile Internet access via a tablet or smartphone.  This is a major shift on how we as REALTORS® might want to review how we price our listings. Now more than ever, it is important …

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Don’t Be That Guy

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By Brooke Wolford It could just be me, but are you questioning why we still run into bad photos and poor property descriptions? It seems like a slight epidemic in my world lately. Every single time I run into this I always get a little frustrated and wonder how this happens. A few examples: 1. A listing description that said, …