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 …

The Best Way to Build a Real Estate Business

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

There are many great ways to build a real estate business. One way, is to start small and focus your efforts on hyperlocal neighborhoods or smaller cities. Here’s what I mean:

Whether you’re just starting out in real estate or you’ve been an agent for a long time, a focus on smaller, less competitive markets can be …

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 …

Working With Hispanic Clients

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By Erika Villegas

Are you leaving money on the table by not working with Hispanic clients?

I am still surprised to hear an answer of “no” when I ask agents from different parts of the country whether they work with Hispanic customers. I help buyers and sellers from all walks of life and with many different backgrounds and ethnic groups, …

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Choosing the Right Brokerage For You

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By Brandon Doyle Whether you’re new to the business or in a growth stage, at some point in your career you’ll need to pick a brokerage to associate with (or start your own). There is no “one size fits all” answer, and there are many factors that go into this major decision. It is important to understand what stage of …

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Keep it Relevant in Content Marketing

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By Brandon Doyle Content marketing is all about creating original content that the reader values. A lot of people go wrong by copying and pasting another person’s works, or just regurgitating what someone else has already said. It is important that what you talk about on your real estate blog or website is relevant to your reader, and to your …

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Is the Market Shifting?

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By Jennifer Klein and Derek Sandoval There is a shift toward a seller’s market in many areas of the country. Placer County Association of REALTORS® YPN members Jennifer Klein and Derek Sandoval discuss contributing factors, including lack of inventory and fewer distressed properties. Jennifer Klein is a REALTOR® in Northern California who is experienced in short sales, investments, and property …

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Are You Skipping Over the Commercial?

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By Anand Patel The invention of the DVR was a beautiful thing. According to ACNielson, the marketing research firm, by 2011 more than 40 percent of U.S. households had DVRs giving families the ability to breeze right over TV commercials and get right back into their favorite shows. Who wants to watch annoying commercials for products and services you have …

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Have You [Insert Social Media Platform]ed About Your Listing Today?

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By Melissa Krchnak Have you tweeted about your new listing? Did you take a picture and +1 it on Google Plus? Are your friends liking it on Facebook? Is your tour going viral thanks to YouTube? Sounds silly and yet I’m serious. Have you Googled your listing yet? I bet the person who wants to buy it has. They’ve map searched it, …

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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 …