Keeping Up with Consumer Trends: YOUniverse

Homes.com has been keeping an eye on consumer trends that may affect what your clients and prospects look for in a home. We’ve already discussed how status seekers are looking for guilt-free products that reduce their impact on the environment, and this time around, we want to shed some light on another trend called “YOUniverse.”

The key thing to remember about society’s YOUniverse trend is that everything’s about them! These types of consumers expect a high level of customization, involvement, personalization, and instant gratification, more than any other type of consumer.  Continue reading

Homes Connect Bridges the Gap for Sellstate’s Agent-Centric Philosophy
Homes.com values our clients, which is why we strive to provide valuable tools and resources that help real estate professionals successfully GROW their business. Arthur Darmanin, co-owner of Sellstate Realty, shares these same values. Darmanin states “We want to give agents the opportunity to build their assets alongside of us so that when they grow, we grow. Having come from a real estate background, we know the real estate agent’s world. We strive to help our agents close more deals and become better at what they do through training. Also in today’s world, it’s more and more important for agents to have the right tools.” Furthermore, he believes that Homes.com provides these tools and has played a key role in the success of his agents. Continue reading
5 Ways to Make Your Listing Presentations Shine
Prospective clients are looking for the best person to help them buy or sell a home, so what are you doing to make yourself standout from the competition? Even if you have more industry knowledge than the next guy, having the ability to demonstrate it to clients during a listing appointment is the only way to establish that you are the local expert. Consider your next listing appointment as a job interview and think of the presentation as your detailed resume. Just like a regular interview, bring a weak resume will lessen the chances of a client hiring you for the job. Homes.com wants to explain why creating a well thought out listing presentation is the key to turning a prospect into your next client. Continue reading
CHAT LIVE – "Getting the Listing Priced Right"

LIVE CHAT with Brad Korn Real Estate Expert – February 29th 2:30 EST on Facebook!

BradKornChatfromHomes.comHomes.com has another chat coming your way on February 29th. This time you’ll be able to speak to Listing Expert Brad Korn. Brad Korn is also hosting a webinar just before his live chat on our Facebook page (dedicated to our real estate professionals). If you would to participate in both – please register for the 1:00 pm EST Webinar here and join is for the chat at 2:30 on our Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/homesconnect. A Keller Williams agent and Certified Business Coach, Brad Korn offers a tremendous amount of information on his website – CoachKorn.com. He is based in Kansas City, Missouri, but he’s an international speaker making worldwide gains in the industry – he has been consistently named Keller Williams Eastland Office’s #1 Agent and was featured on HGTV in 2009. Brad Korn also has been recognized as the Top 10 Keller Williams Greater Heartland Region Agent (a seven – state area).  He and his wife Sonya are the principal members of their real estate team and have been in the industry for over 18 years. Homes.com is very excited to have Brad Korn volunteer to speak to our audience LIVE on our Facebook page. The topic of discussion is “Getting your Listing Priced Right!” Continue reading
Homes.com Announces App for Windows Phone 7
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Application reaches out to users of newest major mobile platform

NORFOLK, VA, February 24, 2011Homes.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, announced today the release of its application for the new Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. The Windows Phone app joins Homes.com’s already extensive mobile suite, which includes applications for iPhone, Blackberry and Android users as well as a mobile website. This makes Homes.com the first real estate portal to allow consumers to search for homes for sale and rent on all major mobile platforms. Continue reading