How agents can bring in the perfect type of client

Working in the real estate industry means professionals get to interact with all sorts of people. While this is a fantastic way to meet potential clients, not everybody is the right fit for each agent. For example, having a specialty in foreclosed houses may not be a good thing for a move-up buyer, or knowing all there is to know about high-end real estate isn't ideal for first-timers. [More]


How to build trust in the real estate agent-client relationship

Real estate professionals need to build trust with their clients, not just to close deals but to also make the process as seamless and rewarding as possible. Unfortunately, too many people have negative opinions of agents, including that they aren't working with their best interests in mind.
Real estate professionals need to build trust with their clients, not just to close deals but to also make the process as seamless and rewarding as possible. Unfortunately, too many people have negative opinions of agents, including that they aren't working with their best interests in mind. [More]


As number of appraisers decline, new professionals must prepare for the industry

In today's real estate market, home appraisal experts are a key part of the process. Without an accurate and detailed valuation of a property, potential homebuyers wouldn't be able to get the residential financing they can afford, putting a damper on the entire segment.
In today's real estate market, home appraisal experts are a key part of the process. Without an accurate and detailed valuation of a property, potential homebuyers wouldn't be able to get the residential financing they can afford, putting a damper on the entire segment. [More]


Interested in real estate? Come meet up at the Florida Realtors' 2014 Conference & Trade Expo

Come join the team here at CRS Data at the Florida Realtors' 2014 Conference & Trade Expo Aug. 13 through Aug. 17.
Come join the team here at CRS Data at the Florida Realtors' 2014 Conference & Trade Expo Aug. 13 through Aug. 17. [More]


How real estate agents can improve lead generation

Prospecting for potential clients may not be the most fun part of being a real estate agent, but it is one of the most important aspects. The nature of the job means that sometimes things don't go as planned, and that could create a shortage of current clients and a need to find more.
Prospecting for potential clients may not be the most fun part of being a real estate agent, but it is one of the most important aspects. The nature of the job means that sometimes things don't go as planned, and that could create a shortage of current clients and a need to find more. [More]


How to capitalize on Google Plus for real estate

Navigating the complicated world of real estate can be overwhelming at times, but one specific tool - social media - can make it much easier for professionals from every corner of the country. While there are plenty of options, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, one new site has emerged as a potential scene-stealer: Google Plus.
Navigating the complicated world of real estate can be overwhelming at times, but one specific tool - social media - can make it much easier for professionals from every corner of the country. While there are plenty of options, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, one new site has emerged as a potential scene-stealer: Google Plus. [More]


Foreclosure inventory down, but market far from perfect

Across the country, homeowners are looking for ways to balance their expenses and pay their mortgages on time. For many, this has become an easier task, as there are fewer foreclosures nationwide. However, even with this positive trend, there are still negatives to the housing market.
Across the country, homeowners are looking for ways to balance their expenses and pay their mortgages on time. For many, this has become an easier task, as there are fewer foreclosures nationwide. However, even with this positive trend, there are still negatives to the housing market. [More]


How today's home sellers can market their homes

What it takes to get a home sold changes on a fairly regular basis. For example, what worked only a couple of years ago may not be the right strategy given today's housing market, and home sellers who are out of touch may not know what needs to be done. Thankfully, this is where their real estate agents come into play.
What it takes to get a home sold changes on a fairly regular basis. For example, what worked only a couple of years ago may not be the right strategy given today's housing market, and home sellers who are out of touch may not know what needs to be done. Thankfully, this is where their real estate agents come into play. [More]


The do's and don'ts of quality listings

While there are many parts of the home selling process that can make or break the deal, one - the listing - wields a significant amount of influence over the rest. The description of the property, including the photo, will often dictate whether or not the buyer moves forward with the transaction, and a wrong word or omission can send them running in the other direction.
While there are many parts of the home selling process that can make or break the deal, one - the listing - wields a significant amount of influence over the rest. The description of the property, including the photo, will often dictate whether or not the buyer moves forward with the transaction, and a wrong word or omission can send them running in the other direction. [More]


Simple ways to become an effective real estate agent

Jumping into the real estate industry can be a daunting challenge. For new professionals looking to get started, finding ways to build a network of potential clients and colleagues can leave some people scratching their heads. Thankfully, there are plenty of strategies to simplify this part of the process and start making money.
Jumping into the real estate industry can be a daunting challenge. For new professionals looking to get started, finding ways to build a network of potential clients and colleagues can leave some people scratching their heads. Thankfully, there are plenty of strategies to simplify this part of the process and start making money. [More]