Being a REALTOR® Archive

Mess-Free Social Media: Don’t Get Blocked

By Lee Davenport I’ve seen it before: accounts are blocked, business drys up, and worse yet, a job is lost, fines are imposed, or licenses are revoked—all from a social media post. That’s a mess…a hot mess. It’s no...
October 12, 2017

The Pros and Cons of a Real Estate Office

By Ryan Fitzgerald Last month, Lee Nelson wrote a great article for REALTOR® Magazine on how to build office culture in a virtual world, and it made me wonder…is a physical real estate office still necessary in 2017? So,...

How to Win Your Buyers’ Dream Home

By Drew Heasley If you’re a buyer’s agents in competitive markets like ours here in the suburbs of Philadelphia, then there are a lot of reasons you will need to be extra sharp to win your clients the home...
October 2, 2017

How House Flipping Can Catapult Your Real Estate Business

By James Vasquez I successfully flip houses full-time; but I didn’t become a real estate professional seven years ago to start flipping houses. One of the main reasons I became a flipper early on in my career is because...

How to Use Failure to Grow Your Business

By Alexis Craig Why do you think we don’t make our failures public? This is easy to see on social media. Pictures of couples on the beach in Punta Cana, our friend getting promoted to a management position, and...

Why I’m Running for the Board

By Nico Hohman I am a 28-year-old broker-owner of my own independent real estate company, and I am running for a position on the board of directors for my local association, the Greater Tampa REALTORS®. The association has been around for...
August 16, 2017

Stop Wasting Time With the Wrong Leads

By Lee Davenport One hundred and seventy-five houses. He showed 175 houses to only find out that the would-be buyer was not in a position to purchase for another year. My, my, my! I hope you have never shown...
August 9, 2017

6 Outsourcing Tips For Effective Hiring

By Anita Clark Outsourcing in business is one of the most creative means of achieving your aims at a lower expense. In business or in any venture, great outsourcing tips helps in saving money and lessening the frustration of...

3 Tips to Get Leads From Your Website

By Alexis Craig We all want them. We all dream about them. I’m talking about leads coming from our own websites. It’s the Holy Grail of real estate marketing—coveted by many but acquired by few. Internet leads can be...
July 26, 2017

Building Wealth Through Homeownership

By John Blom I’m often asked why I spend as much time as I do volunteering with the state (Washington REALTORS®) and National Association REALTORS®. There are many reasons, but perhaps the greatest is that I truly believe in...