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]


Simple tips to finance investment properties

The economy and the housing market are picking back up, and as a result so is activity from real estate investors. These professionals are finding a wealth of affordable properties on the market, including foreclosed houses. Given this increase in action, now may be the perfect time for a prospective investor to try his or her hand at the market.
The economy and the housing market are picking back up, and as a result so is activity from real estate investors. These professionals are finding a wealth of affordable properties on the market, including foreclosed houses. Given this increase in action, now may be the perfect time for a prospective investor to try his or her hand at the market. [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 real estate agents can market themselves

Budding real estate agents have a tough job in front of them. They have to figure out the nuances of the industry, reach out to potential clients and build a reputation as an expert in the field. A personal marketing strategy can be a major part of these goals, but many professionals aren't exactly sure about how to pull it all off.
Budding real estate agents have a tough job in front of them. They have to figure out the nuances of the industry, reach out to potential clients and build a reputation as an expert in the field. A personal marketing strategy can be a major part of these goals, but many professionals aren't exactly sure about how to pull it all off. [More]


Pending home sales, prices pick up after tough winter

This winter has been incredibly hard on the U.S. housing market, homebuyers and sellers. Severe winter weather hampered interest in residential construction, and a tight economy further contributed to the less-than-ideal sales numbers. However, that has changed in March.
This winter has been incredibly hard on the U.S. housing market, homebuyers and sellers. Severe winter weather hampered interest in residential construction, and a tight economy further contributed to the less-than-ideal sales numbers. However, that has changed in March. [More]


Facebook provides value for real estate agents

Social media is a favorite tool for many different people, from teenagers looking to chat with friends to major corporations. Websites such as Facebook can also be extremely beneficial for the real estate industry, and agents everywhere should incorporate this site into their current marketing strategy.
Social media is a favorite tool for many different people, from teenagers looking to chat with friends to major corporations. Websites such as Facebook can also be extremely beneficial for the real estate industry, and agents everywhere should incorporate this site into their current marketing strategy. [More]


CRS Data Plans for Summer Industry Events

Clareity's March 2014 Annual MLS Executive Workshop was a wonderful success, and we hope to run into you at one of these other industry events this summer.
Clareity's March 2014 Annual MLS Executive Workshop was a wonderful success, and we hope to run into you at one of these other industry events this summer. [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]


Simple ways to get better at social media

Real estate professionals spend their days trying to help clients find their dream homes, and marketing to such a wide range of people can be a challenging, frustrating task from time to time. However, this is made easier thanks to social media. Websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn all provide value to their users, as well as the ability to connect with many demographics in a cost-effective manner. [More]