10 Things to Do in Chicago During NAR Expo 2017
HDC_10_Things_Chicago_2891_1200x600This week, 20,000 real estate professionals will travel to Chicago to check out the latest industry updates, build their networks, and discover tools and technologies to grow their businesses. (Hint: you’ll find all of this in the Homes.com booth.) If you’re making the trip, stop by our booth and say hi! We’ll have free booze, cash drawings, and great educational sessions. After that, why not see the sights? Continue reading to hear about the top 10 things to do in Chicago during this year’s NAR Convention! Continue reading
5 Tips to Enjoy the Holidays without Losing Potential Buyers
HDC_Soliday_Staging_Blog_2888_1200x600With a host of holidays quickly approaching, now is a great time to make your listings stand out. That said, here are a few tips to help infuse your staging, listing photos, and open houses with a bit of holiday spirit! Just remember, run your ideas by your seller and don’t go overboard. You want to attract buyers, not push them away! Continue reading
[Infographic] Secrets of Top Selling Agents: The Keys to Real Estate Success Revealed
SOTSA_Infographic_Blog_2884_1200x600Real estate titans such as Barbara Corcoran, Dave Liniger, and Gary Keller have found great success in their careers and have proven themselves willing to share their secrets with others. However, finding time to study real estate’s biggest sellers and influences can be a challenge; there are just so many. However, a solution is now available! Homes.com national speaker Joe Sesso condensed the lessons from the Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar series into a single, digestible book. Sample tips from each chapter below and visit Amazon.com to purchase your copy! Continue reading
10 Things Every Real Estate Agent Knows
HDC_Real_Estate_Basics_Blog_1200x600Each month, Homes.com sponsors the Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar program, offering agents a free training resource where they can learn advanced real estate strategies. However, before you learn the techniques of the industry’s biggest earners, you must master the basics. Here are ten things every new real estate agent learns. Continue reading
[Infographic] Common American House Types
HDC_House_Type_Blog_2855_1200x600From the Taj Mahal to the Empire State Building, the world is full of interesting and unique architecture. Climate, culture, and resources have historically shaped the buildings found in specific areas, and that is still largely the case. However, with trains, planes, trucks, and boats shipping materials around the world, the lines have started to blur. Now you can find a Mediterranean style home in Maine or a Tudor manor in Texas, which is great news for your buyers. They have options. Lots of them. However, many people don’t know how to tell the different house types apart. That bungalow they saw on the market a few weeks ago may just be “the house with the big front porch” to them, making it hard for you to know to look for a new bungalow. Download your copy of the infographic to help your buyers understand the different house types and narrow down your search to help them find the perfect home. Continue reading
Don’t Just Sell Real Estate -To Build Real Wealth You Need to Buy
HDC_McKissack_Blog_2877_1200x600Real estate offers great opportunities for building your income potential, but as Linda McKissack, owner of McKissack Realty Group pointed out in her recent webinar, “the day you sell your last house is the day you make your last dollar.” So selling 25, 50, or even 100 more houses won’t change that. For McKissack, the solution was to not just sell real estate, but to invest in it as well. Continue reading
Homes.com Account Upgrade! More Room for Important Data
HDC_OCT_Update_Blog_1200x600Homes.com offers a free customer relationship manager (CRM) and lead management system as a courtesy to all real estate professionals with or without a paid Homes.com account. Recently, that CRM received a great new upgrade: more data fields! You can now add more information and track your leads in new ways, helping you leverage your leads more effectively than ever before! Continue reading
How to Identify, Optimize, and Upcycle Your Best Content
HDC_Repupose_Blog_2869_1200x600At first glance, real estate seems full of catch-22s. One of these catch-22s is the fact that many agents find themselves too busy working leads to generate leads but need incoming leads to keep business going. That’s why time management is such a popular topic in real estate. Managing your time isn’t just about time blocking and routines. It’s about finding opportunities to accomplish multiple goals with the same time and resources. One way you can do this is by repurposing your old content in new ways. Continue reading
Want to Convert More Leads? Get to Know Them First.
HDC_Building_Rapport_Blog_1200x600“Know, like, and trust” is an important phrase in the real estate community. Leads must know you because, when they do, they’re more likely to like you and refer you to other buyers and sellers. Leads must also trust you. When your leads trust you, your advice has greater weight and the sales process goes smoother. There are many ways to build “know, like, and trust,” and they all begin with building rapport with your leads. Here are ten tips to start your relationships off right! Continue reading