Monthly Archives: December 2014

6 qualities your mentor should have

Real estate is an ever-changing, innovative and competitive industry — one that is filled with much uncertainty yet can lead to a wildly successful and exciting future. For [..]

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Economic growth will accelerate home sales, but not just yet

Every traditional indicator says the job market is so tight that incomes should be rising fast. They’re not, but they might. If incomes begin to rise rapidly, that [..]

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How should we manage senior agents and technology?

A brokerage for whom I work has a wide variety of ages and experience among the 100-plus agents on the roster. Several “senior” agents have been around 30 [..]

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Charlie Young: ‘We are a completely transformed brand’

Most leads in 2015 will come from mobile sources, agents will have to hustle to maintain productivity in 2015, and more real estate insights from Charlie Young …

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Discovering and marketing to your niche

Although a select few Realtors knew that real estate was their calling from day one, most people have tried at least one other career before starting in real [..]

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Dale Stinton, NAR CEO, assesses top 2015 trends

The last year has been absolutely transformational for real estate. We went into 2014 hoping and praying for a continued recovery, and we ended up getting a lot [..]

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MLS listing alert tool aims to give agents an edge over top portals

Tools offered by multiple listing services are not generally known for their slick interfaces. MLSs are great at compiling accurate, comprehensive listing data, but the tools to access [..]

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Presales of easy-to-fly, $375 drone through the roof

Strong presales of the “Ghost Drone” — a one-pound unmanned aircraft that can be mounted with a camera and easily controlled with a smartphone app — have helped its [..]

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Want to hire top talent? 5 interview questions to ask

As the role of the modern-day real estate brokerage continues to evolve, intelligent growth is crucial to stay relevant. Based on this, to sustain smart growth, brokers need [..]

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Austin Allison: ‘Our focus is on innovation in an industry known to drag its feet’

Austin Allison, CEO of dotloop, discusses the role of technology in the real estate transaction, gives his opinion on what makes a great agent, and shares more predictions [..]

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