7 instances when not following up could cost you thousands

The most common complaint clients have about real estate agents is that they don’t follow up. Failure to follow up is like tossing your money into a trash can. How much are you throwing away in your business?

Make more money (and work less) by shortening your ‘cycle time’

Whether it’s the time it takes to generate a lead, convert a lead, take a listing, show buyers property or close a sale, every aspect of the real estate business has differing cycle times. Shortening your cycle time can dramatically improve both your income and the amount of time you can take off.

5 tips for creating the strongest bid in a seller’s market

All buyers want that perfectly-located, magazine-worthy dream home. Such properties quickly generate multiple offers in very short time, but only one of those offers succeeds — and you want that offer to come from your buyers.

6 tips for letting natural light sell buyers on your listing

There are tons of benefits to bringing some natural light into a home. As real estate agents, we know that not much resonates better than a home where sunshine streams into the windows. This likely has to do with the fact that natural light benefits us in a variety of different ways, including giving us needed Vitamin D and making us calmer, more productive and happier.

7 tips for handling seller pricing objections

As a real estate agent, you’ve probably met all kinds of objections from sellers about the listing price of their home. Sellers, after all, want to sell for the highest amount possible …

5 outrageous seller expectations and how to respond

After 20 years in real estate, I still feel blessed to still be learning. I’m an advocate of not just seeking growth from obvious educational opportunities but also learning from each and every conversation I have with clients …

How to survive a market downturn as a real estate agent

Fear mongering is not my thing. I don’t like planting the seeds of the worst case scenario either. However, in business, there has to be a window of awareness that clues you into the possibilities — whether they be good or bad …

Can buyers fall for a home that isn’t love at first sight?

It’s Valentine’s day, and we know that love comes in many shapes and forms. Here are five common homebuyer objections to a home and how real estate agents can help buyers see the potential and fall in love …

5 home renovations that are a waste of money for homeowners

The last thing anyone wants to do is invest money, only to end up losing it. Home renovations are investments in the future return homeowners will make when selling their home …

7 mistakes buyers make before they even house hunt

When you’re working with homebuyers, especially first-time homebuyers, you should be aware of very common mistakes buyers make. You’ll serve your clients optimally if you give them advice about pitfalls to avoid. Plus, it’ll make your life much easier and save you a few headaches.  …