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Getting back to basics, plus this week’s top news.

NAR: Sustainability sells

Eco-friendly home features have broad appeal among consumers and can play a valuable role in real estate marketing, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.

50 blog post ideas that’ll attract homesellers

The best way to attract seller leads is to create quality information that will help them and position you as the local expert. Here are 50 blog post ideas aimed at attracting sellers. You only need to write them once, but you can repurpose them throug…

Forget Zestimates: Use DashCMA on your listing presentations

DashCMA quickly performs robust comparative market analyses for real estate agents. The CMA visualizes data to better communicate home values to clients and uses metrics that many others don’t.

MagicPlan releases new version of its popular room-scanning app

Version 8 of the app, which has 18 million downloads, uses 3D scanning to capture measurements and indicate doors and windows automatically.

How to keep your seller from straying to an iBuyer

How can agents position themselves as relevant with the onslaught of iBuyers becoming prevalent in markets across the U.S.? Here are four tips for showcasing your worth.

The referral system that’ll land you 30 more deals per year

Most agents aren’t asking for referrals the right way or sometimes at all. If you’re not actively (and strategically) asking for referrals, you’re likely missing out on dozens of deals each year. Here’s how to effectively leverage your sphere of influence to close more referral deals.

What ‘Game of Thrones’ can teach you about power moves

What can you learn from the major players in the “Game of Thrones” universe that’ll inform your next negotiation, marketing strategy or professional planning? Let’s take a look at some of the biggest power moves in the Seven Kingdoms. (WARNING: Spoilers for the first seven seasons ahead.)

Open house cheat sheet: 6 questions to prep for

Part of preparing for an open house is having the information buyers will request at the ready. Whether creating a show sheet, adding information to the listing website or preparing for in-person exchanges, know the answers to these six questions. Well…

Sales skills need a boost? 5 tips for smoother negotiations

Whether you are working with a buyer or seller, agents must skillfully bring everyone to the negotiation table and help broker a deal that their clients can be satisfied with at the end. It sounds easy, but it’s not. To sharpen your negotiation and sales skills, try these tips.