Finding Work-Life Balance as a Real Estate Agent

In real estate, you have amazing flexibility and control over your schedule, but one thing you might be missing out on is work-life balance, which is notoriously difficult to achieve as a real estate agent. Clients may need you to spend your evenings and weekends touring houses, but even the busiest agent can find time for family and recreation. Follow these tips to maximize the “life” part of your work-life balance. Continue reading

Best Housewarming Gifts for a New Home

Any time a friend or relative moves into a new home it’s an exciting experience. Between organizing, decorating, and getting settled in, new homeowners have a lot on their plate. A fun and thoughtful housewarming gift could be the perfect touch to tie a room together or make the new home a little more comfortable. If you are looking to buy a housewarming gift, here are some guidelines to follow. Continue reading

Maintaining a Professional Appearance as a Real Estate Agent

Real estate agents help people with the biggest financial transactions of their lives. As a real estate agent, maintaining a professional appearance is paramount to success. Here are some tips to keep a professional appearance as a real estate agent no matter what types of properties you have listed for sale. Continue reading

How to Quickly Lose Clients as a Real Estate Agent

Real estate agents have a tough job, but putting customer service first will guarantee a great client experience and lead to referrals, great reviews, and more. However, a negative or inattentive attitude can quickly cost you clients and have your clients looking for a better agent for their needs. Here are some surefire ways to lose clients as a real estate agent. Continue reading

What Millennial Homebuyers Want

A good real estate agent must learn how to evolve to meet the unique demands of millennial homebuyers. Here are a few items they really want from homes.

A couple or individual is in the market to purchase their first home and has a long list of must-haves with an unrealistic budget. Sounds like any other homebuyer, right?

Millennials, young adults in their twenties and early thirties, are unlike any client Realtors have encountered before. Even top real estate agents can find themselves flummoxed as to the most effective methods for providing the best service to millennial homebuyers. Continue reading

Is it the Right Time to Become a Real Estate Agent?

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Joining the ranks of America’s real estate agents can be a rewarding career. But becoming a top agent takes a lot of work, and can be a big risk if you have to leave another career to jump into real estate. If you are thinking of taking steps to become a real estate agent, is now the right time? Continue reading

Are Virtual Tours an Effective Tool for Selling Homes in 2015?

Apple iPad and iPhoneAs technology has progressed, the real estate world has had to adapt quickly. New tools, mobile apps, and other technologies have quickly become a prominent part of the real estate process. Virtual tours have emerged as a tool to improve the visual appeal of a listing online. Are they worth the extra effort and expense? Continue reading