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The 5 External Factors That Will Affect Your Real Estate Business in 2020

Posted by Brian Lim on Oct 29, 2019 4:15:00 AM

Understanding your environment and the factors that affect it are fundamentals for running your own real estate business. Take your morning commute for example. You check the traffic and weather to before leaving your home to see how they will affect your journey to work. If there is a car accident, you can plan accordingly. 

In this article, I will address and make predictions about the 5 factors that affect your real estate business: the economy, technology, government regulations, consumer demand, and your competition.

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Topics: Practical Advice for Realtors

11 Confidence Building Tips for New Real Estate Agents

Posted by Emily Murray on Oct 17, 2019 7:16:55 AM

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2018 by Emily Murray and has been updated in October 2019 by Brian Lim for accuracy, brevity, comprehension.

Starting any new career can be daunting. There's a lot to learn for new real estate agents but the key to success comes down to confidence. By taking the time to build a solid foundation, you’ll learn that the rest of the pieces will seamlessly fall into place. From building long-term online relationships to listing presentations, there's a level of success and positive energy that stems from feeling knowledgeable and self-assured.

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Topics: Practical Advice for Realtors

7 Real Estate Seminar (or Webinar) Topics that Generate Leads

Posted by Brian Lim on Sep 12, 2019 4:09:00 AM

Hosting a real estate seminar will inform a lot of buyers and sellers while they decide if they want to buy or sell a home. The goal of your real estate seminar is to educate and inform people while asserting yourself as a real estate expert and guide. As part of your presentation, make sure everyone leaves with your information and give them important content that will guide them through their buying or selling journey – which ever applies to them. If someone is farther along their real estate journey, give them homework and a list of steps to complete to reach the next phase of their journey. Finally, ask past clients to invite their friends and promote your seminar.

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Topics: Practical Advice for Realtors

Should You Hire a Real Estate Assistant?

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis on Sep 11, 2019 7:27:02 AM

When will it ever stop? The tiny little tasks fall from the sky like leaves from trees. They are raked up into big overwhelming piles. You need to organize that big mound into tiny collections of similar-shaped leafs to stay afloat. Do you do it yourself? Or is it time to ask for help?

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Topics: Practical Advice for Realtors

Thinking of Joining a Real Estate Team? Consider the Pros and Cons [2019]

Posted by Emily Murray on Sep 10, 2019 4:34:00 AM

In this article, I will list the pros and cons of joining a real estate brokerage to help you decide if it's best for your growth as an agent.

Pros of Joining a Real Estate Team

  1. Great way to start new career
  2. Receive training and support
  3. Time off is easier
  4. Business expenses are lower
  5. Available resources, tools, and scripts
  6. Established team branding

Cons of Joining a Real Estate Team

  1. You have less control of your branding
  2. Commission is less
  3. You must mesh with team culture
  4. A weak member can hurt the entire team
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Topics: Practical Advice for Realtors

Can Real Estate Agents Take a Vacation?

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis on Sep 4, 2019 7:30:00 AM

Back to work after an extended vacation?Jetlagged from your trip across the globe? Or even just need to easily transition back to productivity after a long weekend? This is how you can take a much needed week (or more) of relaxation and still continue to generate leads for your real estate business.

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Topics: Social Media Marketing, Practical Advice for Realtors

Why Agents and Lenders Go Together Like Peas and Carrots

Posted by Brian Lim on Aug 13, 2019 7:01:39 AM

For most Americans, buying a home is their biggest financial asset, which means it’s also very stressful. Between finding a home in their budget, in the right neighborhood, and with the right amenities – anything that will help smooth out the process needs to be considered. One tactic every agent should implement is having a strong and reliable relationship with their lender. Mutual, a lender can add a ton of value to an agent’s network and an agent can add value to the lender’s network. That’s why agents and lenders need to go together and have a relationship like peas and carrots.

In this article, I will show you how real estate agents can benefit from having a strong relationship with their lender.

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Topics: Practical Advice for Realtors

5 Easy Ways to FAIL at Real Estate

Posted by Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis on Aug 7, 2019 7:30:00 AM
Being successful at real estate is easy. The other side of that sword is that it is as equally easy to fail at real estate. In fact, it might be even easier. Read on for some advice on how to stay in business.
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Topics: Social Media Marketing, Practical Advice for Realtors

How Real Estate Agents Benefit from the Federal Reserve Cutting Interest Rates

Posted by Brian Lim on Aug 1, 2019 4:06:00 AM

Have you heard? The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by 25 basis points, according to a Yahoo article -  for the first time in over 10 years. Mortgages account for the biggest category of debt in the US and has been decreasing since November 2018. Based on Freddie Mac data, “…the average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage dropped from 4.94% in November to 3.75% mid-July.” Additionally, according to a WSJ article, “…mortgage rates will actually be at the lowest they’ve been since 2016”.  So, what does all of this mean for your real estate leads and clients? 

First off, let’s review the reasons the Federal Reserve lowers interest rates.

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Topics: Practical Advice for Realtors

How to Use Facebook for Real Estate Agents

Posted by Brian Lim on Jul 30, 2019 5:23:00 AM

For most real estate agents, Facebook was not a subject offered at school. That’s forced agents to find lessons on open source or free educational websites to learn how to use Facebook. Locating these sources and other learn comprehensive strategies for optimizing or fully integrating Facebook into their business is difficult. To help you get started on integrating social media into your real estate business, let’s discuss the ways agents should leverage Facebook.

In this article, we will explore Facebook and discuss different utilization strategies that real estate agents can use to get the most out of Facebook.

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Topics: Real Estate Marketing, Facebook Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Practical Advice for Realtors

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