Helpful Tools Archive

Not Using e-Signatures? Here’s Why You Should

By Andrew Janos The number of tech savvy clients is increasing every day with the help of the Internet and smartphones. Information is at the consumer’s fingertips, which is why the transfer of documents for signature and information should...
June 25, 2014

The REALTOR® Value Proposition: Do You Have an Elevator Pitch?

By Sam DeBord This week I’m in Washington, D.C., for the REALTOR® Party Conference & Expo, and it got me thinking: Some of the most interesting committees I’ve worked with lately have focused on a range of issues surrounding...

Two Mobile Apps You (and Your Customers) Will Love

By Anand Patel There are two great apps that I have been using for more than a year or so now that have served to be very helpful. I share these (and many more) apps with my agents during...
April 4, 2014

When to Hire an Assistant

By Scott Newman Your business is on the way up, and everything is perfect because you’re making more money, right? Wrong! As the Notorious B.I.G. once said, “Mo money, mo problems.” One of the biggest as a real estate...

I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now

By Scott Newman So you’ve made it through the worst of the real estate bubble, you’ve developed a nice client base, and you’re taking over the entire industry – great! If that’s the case, then this blog isn’t for...
November 19, 2013

Lead Consolidation: Two Forgotten Words in Online Real Estate Marketing

By Adam Ailion If you are anything like me, you are tired of hearing about the latest and greatest app you have to learn how to use, or the next best service to buy. My mind is going through...
October 11, 2013

FHA’s ‘Back To Work’ Program

By Derek Sandoval Through FHA’s “Back To Work – Extenuating Circumstances Program,” borrowers who have gone through bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu, or short sale, may be eligible for an FHA-backed mortgage sooner if they can prove their financial hardship was...
September 11, 2013

Evolution of the Point-of-Sale

By Dave Robison When I first started in the real estate business more than 14  years ago, I took classes where everybody touted using flyers to “capture buyers.”   One of the tactics was to leave the price off...
July 26, 2013

Valuable or Worthless? The Choice is Yours

By Sammer Mudawar Let’s face it, in the eyes of the consumer, especially the internet shopper, all real estate agents are the same. In fact, they don’t even know why you get paid since they find properties on the...

Are Short Sales Becoming a Thing of the Past?

By Jennifer Klein and Derek Sandoval Is your market changing like ours? Increases in home prices and home values here in Sacramento, Calif., is good news for homeowners who once thought they’d have to do a short sale. In...