Sales & Marketing Archive

The Common Denominator of Prospecting: Finding ‘The Why’

By Alex Cavelli Prospecting is either the most embraced or most avoided activity for real estate professionals. While some see it as an opportunity to earn business right now, the majority of us don’t feel that the juice is...
September 16, 2014

Keywords for Pinterest (Part 3)

By Charlie Allred We all know keywords are important to your online presence, but did you know that keywords are important in Pinterest too?  In my last two Pinterest articles, I’ve discussed best practices for your Pinterest profile and...
September 8, 2014

3 Tips for Preparing Buyers

By Andrew Janos As the real estate market continues to be fast-paced, the need to prepare your buyers is growing exponentially. Making sure buyers have a grasp on the market conditions and purchase process will allow you to manage...
August 29, 2014

Virtual Tours Go 3-D With Matterport

By Brandon Doyle My Matterport Pro 3-D camera system arrived on Thursday, and agents who are early adopters of new technology will see the benefits of being able to offer your clients something that no one else can do....
August 26, 2014

Pinterest Board Tips for Real Estate Pros (Part 2)

By Charlie Allred Pinterest boards are the second most important part of your Pinterest account. Last month, I talked about optimizing your Pinterest profile in the kickoff of my series on using Pinterest in your real estate business. The...

Make Home Valuation Systems Work to Your Advantage

By Sam DeBord Online home valuations have a rocky history.  From automated valuation models (AVMs) used in lending during the mortgage boom to consumer-focused products like Zillow’s Zestimate, the accuracy of these valuations has always been an issue for real...

‘Coming Soon’ Listings: The Only Question You Need to Ask

By Sam DeBord There has been a lot of discussion lately about the propriety of pre-marketing listings. Promoting a “coming soon” listing on Zillow has been widely debated. I’ll attempt to make the discussion for a REALTOR® as simple...

When a Plank Stops Hurting

By Melissa Krchnak I’ve recently starting doing planks – a balance and core-building technique – along with my regular exercise routine. This plank business isn’t a joke though. They started off pretty brutal. I set my goal to add...

Give Them What They Can’t Google

By Melissa Krchnak For years I’ve been harping about highly suggesting agents give consumers “what they can’t Google.” That is, after all, where our value lies. Once upon a time, consumers needed a REALTOR® to tell them everything about a home. Now, they...

The Irony of Leading Trends

By Dave Robison Lately, I have heard numerous agents at many different brokerages talk about their experiences trying to get listings. These stories are from top performing agents, not rookies. One of the agents expressed how frustrated they are...