• 2017 Goal Setting

    January 2017

    With a new year often come new goals and renewed motivation to achieve them! However, how many times have you set an annual goal for yourself and filed it away, never to be looked at (much less achieved) again? The “90 Day Year” goal achievement system, created by renowned Peak Performance Coach Todd Herman,  empowers […]

  • Tips for Taming Your Inbox

    January 2017

    According to SilverPop’s 2016 Email Marketing Metrics Benchmark Study, real estate industry emails are receiving a 23.4% open rate on average. That means more than 75% of your emails are never even being read by the intended audience. Bummer! Here are some pointers for sending better emails to your clients to increase engagement and improve […]

  • Will Millennials Revolutionize the Real Estate Market?

    January 2017

    You want a real estate revolution? We’ve got you covered: In 2017, more than half of all homes will be purchased by first-time home buyers, according to an exclusive survey of buyers by realtor.com®. It’s a seismic shift from 2016. And here’s the kicker: Most of those newbies are millennials. Get ready for a new-look […]

  • Top Tech Apps for Real Estate Pros

    January 2017

    As technology continues to shape the world, the real estate industry evolves with each advancement. We’ve  seen many advancements in our industry over the last several years, from marketing automation tools to engage with clients to virtual reality to showcase your listings in a whole new way. As technology has changed so have consumer expectations, […]

  • Top 5 Ways to Attract Chinese Buyers to Your Listings

    December 2016

    According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2016 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, Chinese buyers make up for over 27% of all international home sales in the United States. Not only are Chinese buyers purchasing more U.S. property than any other group of international buyers, but they are also purchasing at a much higher […]

  • Tips for Taming Your Inbox

    December 2016

    According to a survey by Adobe Systems Inc. U.S. workers spend 6.3 hours a day checking email. That’s a significant portion of your workday! Much of that time is spent crafting the perfect response. However often times you are responding to similar requests from your clients and colleagues. In this month’s edition of Tips for […]

  • Put Your Best Foot Forward

    December 2016

    In today’s online world, we all leave a digital footprint. Between social media profiles, third party real estate websites and other digital media, it’s critical to effectively manage your online reputation. When looking for a local business, BIA/Kelsey reports that 97% of people read online reviews and according to the annual Local Consumer Review Survey […]

  • Top 5 Housing Market Trends of 2017

    December 2016

    According to the realtor.com® 2017 National Housing Forecast next year’s national real estate market is predicted to be slower then the last two years, across the majority of economic indicators. Home prices are anticipated to increase 3.9 percent and existing home sales are forecasted to increase 1.9 percent to 5.46 million homes. Interest rates are expected […]

  • Podcasting for Real Estate Professionals

    November 2016

    With the advancements and use of mobile and digital technologies, the once-slow medium known as podcasting has become easier to create and consume. According to Edison Research and Triton Digital, podcasting listenership is estimated at 57 million. To put things in perspective, Twitter reported 67 million active users during the 3rd quarter of this year. […]

  • Big Shift Ahead in Real Estate Market

    November 2016

    Research from realtor.com’s September 2016 Home Shopper Survey The peak of summer home buying season has passed, and the cycle is rebooting. In September, thirty-four percent of realtor.com site visitors planning to purchase reported they just started to explore and needed more time to research their future homes. Fifty-two percent of the home shoppers set […]

  • Growing and Maintaining Your Pipeline

    November 2016

    Real estate is a dynamic market and while working in the industry takes unwavering determination, it also offers great earning potential, flexibility and freedom. To be successful, you must utilize your time wisely to equally focus on the important aspects of your business like prospecting, converting leads, delighting clients, and processing referrals. While there is […]

  • Tips for Taming Your Inbox

    November 2016

    Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, found that the average office worker is interrupted or changes tasks, on average, every three minutes and five seconds. As a result of interruptions or multitasking, it can take 23 minutes and 15 seconds just to get back to where they left off. That adds up to a […]

  • Follow Up Like a Machine

    October 2016

    Guest post by: Mike Barbanica, Broker Owner of RE/MAX Blue Line BRE # 01499807 We all know how important it is to have an organized follow-up process for online leads. In fact, recent research shows how much persistence can pay off when it comes to following up. Our company has a tried and true follow-up plan to convert […]

  • September’s Hottest Markets

    October 2016

    September would ordinarily be the end of the high season for residential real estate, with schools back in session across the U.S. and families reluctant to uproot. But hold on—this is no ordinary year, and a preliminary review of the month’s data on realtor.com® shows that September is shaping up to be the hottest fall […]

  • Measure What Matters

    October 2016

    The message to “get social” has been broadcast across blogs, webinars, seminars, podcasts, conferences and even via social media. So of course you’ve dedicated time to establishing your social presence across key platforms, as experts have suggested. But how are you measuring your social media success? Depending on your goals, various metrics across multiple social media […]

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