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3 ways to turn Facebook into a steady source of buyer leads

For many Facebook users, it’s not unusual to spend a significant portion of the day scrolling down the news feed or chatting on Messenger. In fact, according to The New York Times, the average user spends at least 50 minutes...

6 ideas to fuel your real estate prospecting efforts

You’ve held open houses, sent direct mail newsletters and made the dreaded cold calls. You’ve handed out your business card so often it’s become a reflex. But you’re still not generating enough solid leads. Or maybe you are generating leads, but it feels unsustainable...

Company Profile: Restb.ai

We’re always happy to showcase our products to the industry and help our clients get the most value from their images. We’ll attend PPW’s Lisbon event because it’s a leader in this space and connects people and companies involved inShow More Summary

African Property Group: How to expand rapidly in an emerging market

“We are connecting the dots together; real estate agents with individuals who can be both buyers or sellers," Peyriere explains. "We link all of them together and we see in those emerging markets that it’s easier to get closer to the transaction.” Continue reading African Property Group: How to expand rapidly in an emerging market at Property Portal Watch.

‘Everything has changed and nothing is different’: Watch Scott Stratten at ICSF

What does the Ritz-Carlton have to do with your real estate business? Maybe nothing -- yet. But if you're the type of Realtor who would overnight a child's lost stuffed giraffe, you might be on the right path. ...

From 6 to 80 agents in 18 months: Indie growth on steroids

What happens when a handful of top producers join forces to conquer the luxury real estate market? If you’re anything like the six driven agents who founded Seattle-based boutique brokerage Avenue Properties, what happens is $65 million sold in one week...

How to build a real estate brand from scratch in 9 months

It takes nine months from conception to birth to have a baby. If you had to build a business from the ground up in less than nine months, how would you do it? West + Main Homes is a brand-new brokerage in the Denver metro area -- broker-owner Stacie Perrault Staub decided in January to "take the next year to develop a brand totally from scratch."...

Opendoor’s ‘ultimate mortgage’ offers 1% off purchase

To compete on price with real estate agents, high-tech investors known as "iBuyers" will need to figure out ways to sell their homes very fast and for top dollar. Leading iBuyer Opendoor, which makes quick offers on homes and can close in days, has taken another step in this direction...

The Velcro Client – Why You Need Them and How to Get Them

It doesn’t seem like a week goes by without a new model of real estate company popping up threatening to undermine your business. These models are offering creative incentives and discounts to potential sellers and they are making real estate selling look very easy.  Of course, there will always be competition in the real estate […]

Realogy’s NRT appoints new SVP and CFO, Roger Favano

After several announcements earlier this year about movement in Realogy's executive suite, the real estate giant had been largely quiet about any hiring announcements. But clearly Realogy is still tweaking its all-star lineup...

$1M neighborhoods on the rise in coastal metros: Zillow

Since 2014, the U.S. has gained 346 new $1 million neighborhoods, which can be a good thing -- or a not-so-good thing, depending on how you look at it. According to Zillow, nearly one in 20 residential ZIP codes fall into this category because 10 percent of the homes in the area are worth $1 million or more...

Brokerage moneyball: Trusting data over your gut

The real estate marketplace is changing, and quickly. What were once outstanding ideas may have outgrown their usefulness. But how do you know...

NAR CEO Bob Goldberg: Disrupters aren’t ‘the bogeyman’

Realtors can be a fearful lot, seeing threats in new technologies and new business models that might change the way they do business. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has in some ways encouraged this mindset, often disparaging companies such as real estate tech giant Zillow Group. Show More Summary

Broker Public Portal Update Webinar

As part of?our commitment to keeping CMLS members informed about industry initiatives, we want you to know there will be an upcoming webinar for the Broker Public Portal. By sharing and encouraging awareness, CMLS supports unified leadership, open communication, and market knowledge within the industry. Show More Summary

Design Spotlight: Semi-Custom Pro #120

This week’s design spotlight features our Semi-Custom Pro branding design template #120. This design is perfect for a visual agent who needs a simple but consistent design on their marketing pieces. The photo bar in the header is a great way to set the tone of your business style. In this example, we have chosen […]

Ask Denise: Database TLC

Q: “Denise, I need to update my database. It is a mess. I had an issue a few years ago with my CRM that messed up all the data and I just haven’t been sending much out or communicating. How would you suggest I tackle this?” A: I am so glad to hear that you […]

12 terrible habits of top producers that lower the bar

In real estate sales, how many homes we sell and how much money we make is the only measure of success. What many people don’t know is that it's possible to be a jerk and make money too...

How to grab your ideal clients with Facebook’s target audiences

There seems to be some misconceptions about what options advertisers (or agents) have for targeting their ideal audience on Facebook. Everyone seems to know about the basic targeting options: age, income, location, interests, behaviors, etc...

Which cities are best for flipping houses?

Making money by flipping property has become as much of an American dream as homeownership. The full spectrum programming on HGTV is a testament to how much we want to believe that we can make money of flipping houses, in small towns, in cities -- anywhere there is a deal with good bones to be had. ...

10 tips to get the home sold once and for all

When you put a home on the market, the clock starts — and the pressure sets in. You only have one opportunity to make a first impression, and you don’t want the home to sit for endless days on market while your sellers get increasingly upset...

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