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Staying Relevant in the age of Zillow

Realtors can showcase their value in several ways
Posted by Amy Swinger on September 17, 2019 in No Category
As house hunters look to their devices more and more to help them find the property they want, Realtors are left to wonder how to compete — and some are predicting that real estate agents may be facing extinction. After all, if patients research their symptoms and self-diagnose health issues online, if cooks leave their nightly meals to the internet browser, why wouldn’t they turn there to shop…even and especially for a home? In the age of Zillow and other digital house-hunting products, how can... read more
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Five marketing trends that are so over

Ditch these tactics for a more effective real estate market strategy
Posted by Amy Swinger on September 03, 2019 in No Category
Marketing trends in real estate change almost as quickly as the real estate market itself, and that means Realtors need to adjust their sails to catch the winds of success. So what’s hot and what’s not in the world of real estate marketing? And how can real estate agents capitalize on the latest marketing trends?  Changing real estate marketing trends in 2019 1. Having a static website. Even a handful of years ago, it was possible to market your business via a static website. Maybe you launche... read more
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6 Ways to get into luxury sales

Realtors can use these tips to transition to the luxury market
Posted by Amy Swinger on August 20, 2019 in No Category
Selling luxury real estate properties can be an attractive proposition. So if you’re thinking about transitioning to the luxury sales market, you aren’t alone. But how can you make the move? Check out these top six ways for real estate agents to get into luxury sales.  1. Spend time where your would-be clients are The clients who seek out luxury properties have specific tastes in restaurants and social activities. Integrate yourself into those parts of the community, and do some networking. You m... read more
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How to make the most of hosting other agents’ open houses

These tips will help you build relationships and generate leads
Posted by Amy Swinger on August 07, 2019 in No Category
Whether you are a new agent, or just looking to build your client base, hosting another agent’s open house can be a great way to make new connections, generate leads and grow your prospects. And while arrangements vary, whether you are being compensated financially or not for hosting someone else’s open house may be a smaller consideration than is the opportunity to find new clients.  So if you’re hosting an open house for another agent, how do you make the most of it? And, what are the step... read more
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The do's and don'ts of calling on expired MLS listings

Having a plan can help you prospect expired listings with ease
Posted by Amy Swinger on July 30, 2019 in No Category
As a real estate agent, prospecting by leveraging expired listings can be an excellent tactic for building your business. After all, by the time a listing expires, many homeowners are frustrated with their current results to date and primed to make a change. Many of them are just as frustrated by the number of calls they get from eager agents; with limited inventory, the competition is fierce. And that means homeowners are overwhelmed with calls. So, how can you rise above the crowd? Here’s our guide to the ... read more
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