Being a REALTOR® Archive

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...

4 Ways to Find Off-Market Deals for Buyers

By James Vasquez If you’re like most real estate agents, you probably source deals for your clients who are looking for fixer uppers or rental property using only one tool, your local multiple listing service (MLS); ours is San...
July 5, 2017

Educating Clients on HUD

By Ryan Fitzgerald Given the large financial requirement of buying a home, it’s often out of reach for a large portion of the U.S. population. The economic recession, which was triggered by the collapse of real estate and mortgage...
June 22, 2017

3 Reasons Cold Calling Isn’t Dead

By Alexis Craig For a long time, I couldn’t make a cold call. I have a stutter and it’s noticeable when I’m nervous or talking to strangers. But I wanted to see if I could use cold calling as a...
June 16, 2017

Finding Your Real Estate Niche

By Anita Clark It can be difficult for both new agents and seasoned professionals to maintain a year-round stream of prospects from our online marketing efforts. This is especially true if we do not focus on a specific niche...
June 5, 2017