productivity principles for real estate agents

There are three ingredients to productivity: Luck, which you can’t control, and activity and efficiency, which you can. So the first key to improving your income and success as a real estate agent is to focus on the latter two elements. After all, if you work very hard, and if you are very efficient, you . . .

Productivity Tips for Real Estate Agents

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New home sales surged in August 2014, which is good news for the real estate industry

Want more real estate news? Click here for a complete list of our “This Week in Real Estate” articles. Sales of New Homes Surge to 6-Year High in August Another sign of changing times for housing comes from a new report released this week: According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, new home sales skyrocketed last month . . .

This Week’s Real Estate Update

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How real estate agents can provide excellent customer service during the mortgage process

Ah, real estate school: That time you spent reading or listening to what seemed like endless hours of lectures. And what did you learn about actually listing and selling real estate? Not much. Sure, you walked away from the experience knowing – without a doubt – that there are 43,560 square feet in an acre. . . .

Customer Service During the Mortgage Process

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real estate agent calling their prospects about the back to work program

In the real estate sales business, we’re always looking for a reason to pick up the phone on a favorable basis. Agents should never miss a chance to educate buyers – especially on programs that can make it easier for them to buy a house. Building a Farm With the Back to Work Program Here’s . . .

Back to Work Program

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Quik House shipping container house built by Quik Build LLC

Want more real estate news? Click here for a complete list of our “This Week in Real Estate” articles. Foreclosures Slightly Up, but Experts Not Concerned For the first time in four years, the number of foreclosure auctions inched up in August. But, housing analysts say it’s nothing to sweat about. According to CNN, nearly 52,000 homes . . .

This Week’s Real Estate Update

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Real estate newsletters - sent through email or direct mail - is a tried-and-true marketing tool for agents

Have you ever met a real estate agent that markets their business via direct mail? Tell us the truth: What was the first thought that popped into your mind? “Old school,” is what we thought – that is, until we got to know some of those old-fashioned agents and picked their brains about why some . . .

Real Estate Marketing Tools

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Professional-looking real estate photographer

I was hoping this column wouldn’t be necessary. But there’s a new book that recently came out that proves it is – “Terrible Real Estate Photos” by Andy Donaldson. I understand Andy didn’t take these bad photos. He just found and collected them from the Internet – from actual home listings. It’s depressing to think . . .

The Worst Real Estate Photography

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U.S. builders constructing condo towers in increasing numbers

Want more real estate news? Click here for a complete list of our “This Week in Real Estate” articles. Southern States Lead Most Affordable U.S. Housing Markets Buying a home is one of the most expensive investments most people will make in their lifetime. But, some buyers get away with a smaller price tag than others. The . . .

This Week’s Real Estate Update

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Guide to e-signatures for real estate agents

Signatures have been the bane of a real estate professional’s existence for generations. With purchase agreements and closings getting more complicated every year, with more and more layers of mandatory disclosures, regulations, title assurances, and anything else you care to name, it’s easy for customers to miss a signature or initial. Historically, this meant that . . .

E-signatures for Real Estate Agents

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how real estate agents can make buyers angry

While many agents are working hard to protect the real estate profession’s good name, along comes Mr. Exaggeration or Ms. Lazy, and all that work seems to be for naught. Sure, those agents took an oath to be ethical (if they hold the Realtor® designation), and they are held to the same fiduciary duties as . . .

How Real Estate Agents Anger Buyers

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