Prospecting tips for real estate agents

From time to time as a real estate agent, you may hear that you’re a consultant. Don’t fall for it. You’re a salesperson. The only way you are going to make a living in this business is by finding people to sell to. Here are some tips and ideas on how to get ahead: Get . . .

Prospecting Tips for Realtors

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Formerly crime and poverty-ridden New York City neighborhoods are now booming housing markets

Want more real estate news? Click here for a complete list of our “This Week in Real Estate” articles. Investors Making Money in Once-Neglected New York Neighborhoods Harlem. Bedford-Stuyvesant. The South Bronx. These neighborhoods were once shunned by real estate developers and home buyers alike, as they were known for high crime rates and poverty. . . .

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How real estate agents can achieve a good work-life balance

When Market Leader released the findings of its Happiest Agent on the Block survey in April, one fact was especially surprising: Agents who entered real estate because they thought they’d end up with a flexible schedule are the least happy. It’s not their fault, really. Some of them may have heard that a career as . . .

Having a Good Work-Life Balance

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Bellevue Washington real estate agent Kevin Meyer is Market Leader

If you’re a longtime Market Leader customer, the name Kevin Meyer may be familiar to you. Although he’s now a sales agent with Coldwell Banker in Bellevue, Wash., Meyer was once an ace account executive with us for two years before being promoted to team leader and, finally, sales manager. After eight years of dealing . . .

Kevin Meyer

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Chinese nationals are still buying up billions of dollars worth of U.S. real estate

Want more real estate news? Click here for a complete list of our “This Week in Real Estate” articles. Chinese Buyers Snapping Up U.S. Real Estate The U.S. housing market recovery is going gangbusters—much of it being fueled by foreign investors, many of whom are Chinese. So, keep an eye out for those out-of-town buyers. . . .

This Week’s Real Estate Update

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Essential networking tips for real estate agents

If you think that networking is merely a word that belongs between “social” and “site”— think again. While networking online is a valuable tool for real estate agents, it should not replace face-to-face, belly-to-belly interaction. Whether at your next real estate-related convention or a local chamber mixer, follow these three basic networking tips to build . . .

Networking Tips for Real Estate Agents

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Jasmine Blue Lincoln, California real estate agent

It’s easy to assume that all real estate agents’ business models are pretty much the same. Now, consider an agent who has spent the bulk of her career dealing with REO (real estate owned) properties. When she decides to make the switch to traditional residential real estate sales, the differences are striking. Jasmine Blue, an . . .

Jasmine Blue

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Luxury real estate agents now using drones, lingerie models and private jets to sell homes

Want more real estate news? Click here for a complete list of our “This Week in Real Estate” articles. Housing Bubble Worries Are Evaporating All that news about another bubble threatening the housing market is fizzling out. The upside for the industry is that prices now seem to be rising at a slower, steadier pace, . . .

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SWOT analysis for real estate agents

SWOT analysis is one of the basic concepts taught at business school. The problem is, however, the only business school many real estate agents go to is the School of Hard Knocks. But that’s OK—you can be a graduate with honors of Hard Knocks University and still benefit from performing a SWOT analysis on your . . .

How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis

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New home sales - as well as inventory and existing home sales - jumped in May 2014

Want more real estate news? Click here for a complete list of our “This Week in Real Estate” articles. Existing Home Sales Climb in May, Exceeding Estimates The warmer weather is heating up the real estate market.  Existing home sales increased more than expected in May, and the inventory of homes for sale was the . . .

This Week’s Real Estate Update

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