Results Are In - Do You Agree?

Michael Audet posted this 55 Views

I ran a very unscientific poll in Facebook recently asking people if the recent Trulia purchase by Zillow would impact whether they syndicate their listings or not.  This is by no means a truly representative sample but is interesting nonetheless.  As part of our ongoing dialogue on this topic let us know where you fall in terms of this question...are you with the majority on this?

Selling Your First Home

ClairRogers posted this 84 Views

Do you want to sell your home? If you do the following recommendations you will definitely impress more potential buyers. Of course, one of the most essential steps is to showcase your home in the best light possible. For some additional tricks you could keep on reading the following tips: Limit the risk of brisk customer dissatisfaction First impression should not be underestimated. You have to be sure that your garden is passing with flying colours. Remove the dead leaves and ...

Shopping for Real Estate by School Districts in Central Virginia

belinne posted this 88 Views

It's an ongoing conundrum for professional real estate agents, when their clients ask them directly about the quality of the school districts serving the home for sale that they are viewing and consider to buy. The problem is, real estate agents are prohibited from commenting on the quality or the demographics of the school districts in the area, while customers are keenly interested in making sure that whichever house they buy is in the best school district in the area. So what is a Rea...

Broker/Team Technology Self Audit

Michael Audet posted this 178 Views

During my talk last week at the REW Summit, I mentioned the importance of doing an audit on your own broker or team technology.  If you are like most people your technology has been put into place over time and often module by module.  As a result, you may now have some core components that are great (like your REW products, of course ) but you may also have some modules that are dated, non-intuitive, expensive, slow, non-integrated, etc.   The paper that follows is a gui...

48% of Buyer Inquiries Aren't Responded To - Read More!

Michael Audet posted this 123 Views

My former partner Victor Lund did an outstanding study recently that showed what a poor job many agents are doing in responding to buyer leads.  The study, done with the Weichert lead network, looked at lead responsiveness in over 384 brokers across 11 states.  In the study, researchers posing as consumers contacted these brokers about listings on broker websites, Zillow, and Trulia.  The results are stunning and show how much potential their is agents to...

Zillow is buying Trulia? Now what?

Michael Audet posted this 8 418 Views

  It’s official, Zillow announced today that will buy Trulia, for $3.5 billion in stock.  The expected close date is sometime in 2015.  So what does this all mean for the rank and file real estate professionals from big brokers to individual agents?  We discussed this very possibility at the Real Estate Webmasters summit last week and several possible scenarios were shared as well as the overall impact that supporting Zillow and Trulia has on real estate busine...

Ways to Refresh a Home on a Budget

Tim Richmond posted this 87 Views

Regardless of the person or home, people need to update their living situation along the journey. Change is necessary with anything in life, and with real estate, it’s no different. Improvements like full blown remodels and renovations are not in the ball park of everyone’s budget, so it’s important to get creative. Below I have listed ways that people can get their innovative glands flowing and update their home on a budget. Incorporate plants. Plants and flowers are...

Make Money in Real Estate Flipping Houses

Jim Esposito posted this 319 Views

As a real estate agent in Fort Lauderdale with a prominent internet presence I get one or two calls every week from prospective investors who have heard about all the money they can make “flipping” houses. Some have gone to seminars (some even PAID) where so-called experts tell them about fortunes others are making buying homes, fixing them up, selling them again for huge profits. Other people have simply heard stories. Like they went to a party once, met a guy who had a cou...

´╗┐Trade Show Staff Management

Richardo posted this 89 Views

  Exhibiting at a trade show implies merging and connecting numerous factors and influences. For a successful trade show presentation need to state a clear goal and make a deal with yourself and other company CEOs about your mutual desires. For example, if you are going to take part in a show that is going to take place in a week or two, you should never allow that your staff is picked at the spur of the moment. You need experienced HR managers and experts to choose the staff for you...