How to succeed as a budding real estate agent

Becoming an established professional is challenging, no matter the industry. For real estate agents, this goal can be even trickier, thanks to the tough housing market, fluctuating conditions and the varied demands of clients. Thankfully, there are several solutions to grow and prosper as a young agent.
Becoming an established professional is challenging, no matter the industry. For real estate agents, this goal can be even trickier, thanks to the tough housing market, fluctuating conditions and the varied demands of clients. Thankfully, there are several solutions to grow and prosper as a young agent. [More]


New developments could impact real estate appraisers

The home appraisal is one of the most important parts of the buying and selling process. Recently, the Appraisal Institute announced that a new certification organization has been formed for real estate appraisers, and that could help many experts become better and have access to a wider range of information related to the profession.
The home appraisal is one of the most important parts of the buying and selling process. Recently, the Appraisal Institute announced that a new certification organization has been formed for real estate appraisers, and that could help many experts become better and have access to a wider range of information related to the profession. [More]


Clients care about their brands in real estate

A brand makes a difference in real estate. Most professionals put a significant effort into creating a concise, effective personal image for their business, and this is often the first thing potential clients think about when they decide who they want to work with.
A brand makes a difference in real estate. Most professionals put a significant effort into creating a concise, effective personal image for their business, and this is often the first thing potential clients think about when they decide who they want to work with. [More]


Rise of Dropbox is good for real estate industry

Thanks to new technology and growing trends, real estate agents have a wide range of tools at their disposal to make their jobs easier. One of those is cloud computing and its related software, such as Dropbox. Using these resources, professionals can share files, store data and access information from anywhere.
Thanks to new technology and growing trends, real estate agents have a wide range of tools at their disposal to make their jobs easier. One of those is cloud computing and its related software, such as Dropbox. Using these resources, professionals can share files, store data and access information from anywhere. [More]


Working late can be a problem for real estate agents

There is always another client, another listing and more work ahead. This is why it is so easy to turn a long day into a late night, and soon enough a professional will be spending a lot more time at the office than at home. If this is the case, it could have a serious negative impact on productivity and efficiency, hampering the overall success of a real estate agent.
There is always another client, another listing and more work ahead. This is why it is so easy to turn a long day into a late night, and soon enough a professional will be spending a lot more time at the office than at home. If this is the case, it could have a serious negative impact on productivity and efficiency, hampering the overall success of a real estate agent. [More]


An identity will help real estate agents grow

A lack of a personal brand - or something that will highlight what makes an agent special and attractive to clients - can make finding success a much harder task. With that in mind, here are a few tips and tricks, as well as some real-world examples, to establish an identity and attract more business.
A lack of a personal brand - or something that will highlight what makes an agent special and attractive to clients - can make finding success a much harder task. With that in mind, here are a few tips and tricks, as well as some real-world examples, to establish an identity and attract more business. [More]


Evernote works for real estate agents

A real estate agent has a lot of tools, tricks and resources out there to help connect with clients and simplify the daily job. However, all of this information can get a little overwhelming at times, so it understandable that it is challenging to find the perfect mobile application or new piece of technology to help the process along.
A real estate agent has a lot of tools, tricks and resources out there to help connect with clients and simplify the daily job. However, all of this information can get a little overwhelming at times, so it understandable that it is challenging to find the perfect mobile application or new piece of technology to help the process along. [More]


Homebuyers take aim at good school districts

Real estate agents have a lot to consider when helping their clients sort through countless listings and a high number of potential neighborhoods. Today's home shoppers are interested in many different things, from energy-efficient properties to affordable mortgages and great locations. However, there is one item that is often on the list - a good school district.
Real estate agents have a lot to consider when helping their clients sort through countless listings and a high number of potential neighborhoods. Today's home shoppers are interested in many different things, from energy-efficient properties to affordable mortgages and great locations. However, there is one item that is often on the list - a good school district. [More]


How to get a homeowner to sell

Not every homeowner is eager to sell their property, and given the current economy, many people are worried that the financial conditions just aren't right to make a move. If this is the case, it could really hamper a real estate agent's business. In fact, they may struggle to motivate their clients to sell, and that could prove to be a real headache.
Not every homeowner is eager to sell their property, and given the current economy, many people are worried that the financial conditions just aren't right to make a move. If this is the case, it could really hamper a real estate agent's business. In fact, they may struggle to motivate their clients to sell, and that could prove to be a real headache. [More]


How to create an effective real estate website

There are thousands upon thousands of websites, tools, resources and time-wasters out there for people to find and cherish online. There is also a vast network of professionals, out hunting for that next lead and that future client. In the real estate industry, few methods are more effective than a quality website.
There are thousands upon thousands of websites, tools, resources and time-wasters out there for people to find and cherish online. There is also a vast network of professionals, out hunting for that next lead and that future client. In the real estate industry, few methods are more effective than a quality website. [More]