How to Win a Multiple-Offer Situation for Your Buyers

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By Samantha Jones

Multiple offers are the elephant in the room in today’s market. Let’s be honest, it’s a dog eat dog world out there. The majority of real estate markets are moving at supersonic speed. Forget Keeping Up with the Kardashians, we’re striving to keep up with the market. We want to give our buyers an edge over the …

What We Can All Learn From Joe DiMaggio

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By Nico Hohman

Joe DiMaggio was a Major League Baseball player with the New York Yankees from 1936 to 1951. He played with the Yankees for his entire 13-year career in the big leagues. Most notably, DiMaggio still holds the record for most consecutive games with a hit, which is 56.

Beyond the baseball almanac, “Joltin’ Joe” has many lessons he …

10 Ways to Get The Most Out of LinkedIn

Blog Contributor Helpful Tools, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Social Media 32 Comments

By Bill Gassett What do you think LinkedIn is for? Is it just for people who are trying to find a new job? Should you only visit it if you want to recruit somebody? Or is it one of the best ways to grow your real estate business? If you chose the third option, you are correct. In fact, HubSpot, …

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Be Professional to Be Successful

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, New REALTOR®, Professional Development 8 Comments

There’s a real trick to appearing, communicating, and performing like an experienced real estate professional. And, as a 23-year-old agent who got his real estate license in June of this year, I want to share how I transformed myself in less than half a year on the job.

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6 Twitter Rules for Real Estate Agents

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You know you need to be on Twitter, and you have even heard other agents talk about how much traffic the social media giant can garner, but you have given it a go with nearly zero results. So what gives? Well, chances are you aren’t using the site correctly, and you aren’t alone.

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Can A Monkey Sell Real Estate?

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Business Challenges 6 Comments

By Anthony James Recently, I heard a local REALTOR® make this statement over the radio: “Even a monkey could sell real estate in this market.” As a professional in the industry with over 11 years of experience, I get it. I understand the message this REALTOR® was trying to convey: The market is hot and homes are selling quickly. However, …

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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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What You Give is What You Get

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By Anand Patel The word “role model” gets a lot of lip service. We live in a society that loves to point fingers at our teachers, musicians, athletes, and actors when our kids behave badly. Personally, I never deeply considered the importance of being a role model until recently. As you may know, I reference my 3 1/2-year-old daughter every …

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REALTOR(R) University’s Graduate School is Open for Business!

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REALTOR® University launched its first Master of Real Estate course, Real Estate Law (RE520), on February 27. The Master of Real Estate curriculum emphasizes the practical skills and concepts the real estate industry demands from real estate professionals and blends theory with real-world applications. Even if you missed the first class, four eight-week sessions remain in 2012. The next session …

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2012: The Year of the Professional

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By Veronica Barragan Some REALTORS® conceived 2012 as “The Year of Volume Transactions” because lower home prices created the need to increase transactions to keep up with personal career goals while maintaining life styles and income. In actuality, 2012 has quickly become “The Year of the Professional.” We’re in an environment where REALTORS® celebrate authentic, professional standards, and embrace all …