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
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
Now Available – The Keys to Real Estate Success Revealed!
SOTSA_Book_Social_v2_1200x600Gain valuable insights and study proven methods of success to achieve your goals with the new book, Secrets of Top Selling Agents; The Keys to Real Estate Success Revealed. In this must read book, Joe Sesso shares the top tips and secrets of real estate giants from the popular webinar series Secrets of Top Selling Agents. Barbara Corcoran, Gary Keller, Chris Smith and others tell you exactly what you need to do to be a top selling agent! Each chapter includes advice and tips from a different real estate superstar and covers a different aspect of real estate such as how: Continue reading
How to Handle Negative Reviews Like a Pro
HDC_Negative_Reviews_Blog_2844_1200x600I’m a big fan of online reviews. Not only do they provide information about the product or service you’re researching, they also show you how the company handles problems. To me, a negative review is worth more than a positive review. If I see a lot of uncontested negative reviews, I move on. If I see the business responded with a simple “sorry for your experience” or “please contact us” response, I typically assume they’re answering just for the sake of answering and not because they really care, so I move on. However, sometimes I see a company handle a bad review very well and I work with them. After all, if I have a bad experience, I want to know that the company will do everything they can to rectify the situation. So, what should you do when you get a negative review online? Continue reading
How to Do the Things You Just Don’t Want to Do
HDC_Time_Management_Blog_2813_1200x600“The rich and the rest both hate to do what it takes to be successful, the difference is that the rich do it anyway, and the rest do not.” – Tom Ferry No matter how much you love your work, there’s no such thing as the perfect job. There’s always some part, however small, that you may not want to do. If you find yourself pounding your head on the wall or putting off that one task until right before the deadline, check out the tips below on how to do the things you just don’t want to do. Continue reading
Homes.com Connect Website Customers Get MORE Free Upgrades!
HDC_Product_Update_Blog_2821_1200x600Last month we announced the powerful new map search and reCAPTCHA functionality being added to all agent and broker websites powered by Homes.com. We’re keeping the upgrades coming this month with a new responsive open house manager and new traffic analytics! Find out how these great dashboard updates make managing your website easier than ever! Don’t have a website through Homes.com? Discover why you should! Continue reading
[Infographic] Who’s On Your Real Estate Team?
HDC_Remley_Colburn_Infographic_Blog_1200x600If you envision a bigger business than you alone can achieve, it may be time to start thinking about creating a team. Before you start recruiting people, you need to decide what roles you want them to fill and what aspects of the business they’ll be responsible for. If you’re ready to take that step, check out these tips from Jim Remley and James Colburn’s recent Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar. Continue reading
Tips and Tricks You Need to Make Your Live Video a Success
HDC_Lemons-Ryhal_Secrets_Recap_Blog_2818_1200x600In her recent appearance on the Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar program, Marki Lemons-Ryhal, social media expert and entrepreneur, said that it’s time to “stop getting ready to get ready to do video,” and do it. To help you get started, she shared some great tools to help you overcome the difficulties of creating live videos. Continue reading
If Disaster Hits Your Community, Are You Prepared to Help?
HDC_Disaster_Blog_2814_1200x600Being in real estate puts you at the center of the action. From knowing where to get the best cup of coffee to knowing who to trust when your garage door breaks, real estate agents are great sources for answers. But what about when your clients have a bigger problem than a caffeine headache or a door they can’t open? In a recent interview, California real estate agent Timothy Toye discussed what the days and weeks following the third worst forest fire in California history were like as well as how his role in real estate shifted to meet his community’s needs. Continue reading
Your Listing, Your Leads.
HDC_Listing_Your_Lead_Blog_1200x600It all starts with a listing. Your listing. You drive to a house and show the seller how you can help them get the best price possible. You take tons of pictures and write a great description. Then you decide where to advertise that listing to get it sold as quickly as possible. When you choose Homes.com, your listing imports through your brokerage, the MLS, or perhaps Listhub. Regardless of how it gets there, once your listing pops up in your city, it receives great exposure where the millions of active buyers on Homes.com can see it.

“It’s easy to advertise, as my listings automatically download to Homes.com from the MLS.” – Kathleen Baker, Encinitas, CA Continue reading