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Can't Sleep? Why Your House Might Be To Blame And What You Can Do About It
Not being able to get sufficient sleep isn't just annoying. Beyond making you grouchy and causing you to yawn all day, it can threaten your immune system, impact your memory, and injure your back. There are a number of potential reasons for your sleeping issues, but your house probably isn't helping. With a few fixes, you may be sleeping soundly in no time.
Curb Appeal Problems And Easy Ways To Fix Them
Just how important is curb appeal? Real estate industry legend Barbara Corcoran has said, 'Buyers decide in the first eight seconds of seeing a home if they're interested in buying it.' What are buyers going to see in the first eight seconds after driving up to your place?
Direct mail isn’t dead – Learn the why and how to help your brokerage
Everything seems to be moving online these days. More and more people are getting information and offers from mobile devices. Does this mean direct mail is dead? If you said yes, think again! ...
Low inventory squeezes June existing-home sales
In May, "consumer resilience" was enough to keep existing-home sales afloat, but sheer willpower failed to offset the effect of low inventory on the market in June ...
ICSF 2017: Attack your biggest threats, create your brightest future
It would be awfully tempting for an overly confident real estate industry to put on a cape of invincibility right now and do nothing. Home prices are sky high, the unemployed down to a sliver and quiet markets have been stable just long enough for agents and brokers to relax ...
Security breach at Keller Williams compromises associate information
How long should a franchisor hold onto an agent's personal information after that agent has left the franchisor for different pastures ...
The Inman Files: When real estate vs. tech hit rock bottom
Ten years ago, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman went on 60 Minutes (after feeding CBS the story) and skewered the real estate industry. During production, 60 Minutes filmed at Inman Connect in New York, capturing a nasty debate between outspoken realtor.com executive Alan Dalton and Kelman. It was like the sound of your garbage disposal when a couple of cherry pits rattle around the bottom ...
Realtyzam might be the best accountant you’ve ever hired
For most real estate agents, keeping track of your numbers is the most tedious part of the business. If I were licensed again, I would hire an assistant to manage all of this for me before I closed one sale. Actually, I'd call someone on the way from the exam. And, I'd have that person use a system like Realtyzam ...
How real estate agents keep their cars looking sharp
Real estate agents spend a lot of time moving from one place to another -- and in many locations, that means hours behind the wheel every week. The line between a couple snacks on-the-go and disaster area of a vehicle is very fine. So is the difference between used-but-clean and junker brimming with hazardous yard signs. So how do agents keep their whips looking sharp ...
Gary Gold: What can you do today that’s great?
Real estate is a tedious business filled with lots of tasks. However, not all tasks are income-generating ones. The fact is there are days that we don’t feel like doing certain things, but we have to avoid getting in the habit of only focusing on busy work ...
What does a real estate agent do all day anyway?
From a consumer’s first thought about making a real estate move to actually taking the leap (whether that means right now, next month or three years from now), the agent is incubator, initiator, action-taker, coordinator, scheduler, personal concierge, resource person, problem-solver, mediator, miracle worker, red-tape cutter, transaction manager and chief make-it-happen officer of everything else that doesn’t fall into the prior categories ...
How real estate agents can overcome a low-inventory market
As a real estate agent in today’s low-inventory market, searching for a home can prove incredibly frustrating for both us and our buyers. You may want to throw up your hands and try to ride out this difficult time. However, the key to getting past this issue is to discover new ways to find inventory -- in the form of listings ...