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You Never Know Who is Shopping Your Open House

Blog Contributor Being a Broker, Sales & Marketing 6 Comments

By Heather Soldonia In the current real estate market I have heard both brand new practitioners and veteran brokers express that they are resorting to some basic prospecting strategies and among those is… open houses. When I first began working as a REALTOR® my broker advised me to go to at least 10 open houses “to learn what not to …

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Taking a Lesson From the Grammys

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Sales & Marketing 2 Comments

By Brian Copeland Watching the Grammys is always a highlight in my year.  As a former music publisher with still interest in a few companies, I still get to vote!  This darn REALTOR® addiction and the constant need to find applications for my business and profession in everything I see drives me nuts; so, of course, I have to comment …

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Watch for the Signs: Look into Your Crystal Ball

Melissa Tracey Sales & Marketing, Seller Financing, Working with Clients Leave a Comment

By Dave Robison How many times have your clients or friends asked you about your crystal ball?  My clients ask me all the time.  It’s almost daily you hear, “If I buy this house, how much do you think it will appreciate in the next 2 years, or 5 years?”  or “How much more money will I make on my …

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What’s Your Chicken Fried Meatloaf Approach?

Blog Contributor Sales & Marketing 3 Comments

By Jeremy Williams I had lunch last week with a friend from church at a quaint diner called Country Roads in Conroe, Texas.  When looking at the menu, my friend suggested ordering off menu.  Usually I am not the type to do this, but I was intrigued when he mentioned chicken fried meatloaf.  It sounded dangerously good and definitely outside …

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Does Social Networking Result in More Closings?

Drew Burks Business Challenges, Closing, Polls, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Social Media 24 Comments

By Drew Burks   Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Blogging … I get asked this question all the time: “Can I really close more business using social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and a blog?” The answer is YES! I know that many are skeptical, so I interviewed quite a few REALTORS® to find out what their experience has been over …