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Behind the scenes of Discover

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To find out exactly what our latest site design is all about, I interviewed two of the clever minds behind Discover—REW's newest website design. Designer Brendan Katernick and developer Evan Seabrook tell all about the making of Discover.  Q: How would you describe the style of the new website? Who do you think it will appeal to?  Brendan – The Discover site builds on our design for Vision with some more modern enhancements. I think it will appeal to single agents...

Client spotlight - Jolenta Averill, Lake & City Homes Realty

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One of the things we love about our work at REW is that no client is the same—everyone has an interesting story to tell about their market their business or their personal journey into real estate. In our interview with longtime client Jolenta Averill, we share her fascinating journey into real estate and how she became a successful, independent broker in Madison, Wisconsin. Jolenta surpassed $100 million in personal sales volume in 2017.  Q: While most brokers come into rea...

Tips for your 2018 strategic business planning

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As the end of year approaches, and the housing market typically slows in December, it's a great time of year to grab an eggnog and reflect on the year that's been and plan for the year ahead. Setting a business plan for the 2018 year doesn't have to be an arduous task; the most important thing is taking what's in your head and writing it down so you can hold yourself (and your team) accountable. 1. Get the right people involved If you work solo, then the only person who needs buy-in is...

5 tips for building your brand online

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A lot of our customers come to Real Estate Webmasters because they want a website to brand themselves online. That's a great first step. But having your logo and some listing information isn't enough for a buyer or seller to develop a preference for your brand over others. According to research by NAR, over 90% of real estate firms have a website1, which means there is a lot of competition out there. Here are 5 ways you can use your website to strengthen your brand to attract and retain c...