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4 Important Lessons For New Real Estate Professionals

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By James Boyer

Eleven years ago, at the tender of age of 14, my life changed forever when my father passed. My mother powered forward from this tragedy with remarkable strength, and from that day until today, her primary goal in life has been taking care of me and my siblings. On that sad day in 2010, and by watching …

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How to Stand Out in a Hot Market

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By: The CE Shop

The housing market was thrown for a loop in 2020 with dwindling inventory and booming demand for properties. As of April 2021, the median existing-home price in the U.S. was $341,600, a 19.1% gain year over year. Despite property prices skyrocketing, we are seeing more bidding wars and all-cash offers. This trend is continuing into 2021 …

Leads Need Conversation; Connectivity Grows Business

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By Gary Ward

Ask anyone with knowledge about the real estate brokerage business and they’ll tell you; those who control the real estate listings control the real estate market. Listings are the key to an agent’s (and a broker’s) bottom line, especially in a market with historically low inventory, rapidly rising home prices, and growing demand from exploding generational populations. …

A New Amazon Feature That Could Help Generate Leads

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By Lee Davenport

Are you looking for new and inexpensive ways to generate leads in a socially distant world?

What if I told you I know of a new tool that will actually pay you to generate leads?

Y’all (when I get excited my southern twang comes out), Amazon has a new feature called Explore that I believe can add …

Digital Marketing in the Time of Coronavirus

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By Tina Kocak-Hodapp, Adwerx

People might be shutting their doors, but they’re opening their apps.

These are uncertain times, to say the least. Local and federal legislatures are responding daily to the spread of the coronavirus, and we’ve seen companies adjust their activity or close altogether. This is all causing a major shift in the workforce. Most business owners are …

5 Things I Learned Working From Home During COVID-19

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By Jef Conn

I’m in week six of working from home in an effort to flatten the curve and limit interactions with our agents. It’s been a tough choice, but a necessary one that many real estate professionals across the country understand.

During the past few weeks, I’ve worked hard to continue my business. Through this, I’ve learned five important …

How Starbucks Fast-Tracked My Real Estate Career—And I’m Not Talking About the Caffeine

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Anyone who knows me knows that I love coffee. I usually drink four or five cups per day—no exaggeration. In fact, it’s rare to run into me without a coffee in hand. My friends know it, my clients know it, even my favorite home inspector knows it (the first time I showed up at one of his …

4 Real Estate Marketing Dos and Don’ts

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By Drew Heasley

I want to share some smart and efficient ways to spend your precious marketing dollars, as well as some tips for avoiding high-cost, low-producing marketing. The key is to find the marketing plan that works for you and stick with it.

1. Don’t sign a contract for a marketing program. You should never have to sign a …

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Plan Your 2019 Business in 5 Easy Steps

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By Jef Conn

The end of 2018 is drawing near, so if you haven’t yet written your business plan for 2019, now is the time. Don’t worry if you’re reading this after January 1, you can start today and plan the rest of your year. Let’s keep it simple and plan your 2019 business in five easy steps.

Step 1: …

Be a Business Go-Getter With Christian Ross

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By Lee Davenport

What does it take to be a top producer? There is no magic formula, but there are habits and principles from top producers that you can “borrow” for your playbook.

From magazine covers to TV shows, Christian Ross is the go-getting managing broker of the burgeoning Village Realty in Atlanta and a team leader. What are the …