Investors take note: Atlanta and Houston offer rental opportunities

If you are a single-family home investor, it’s time to look away from coastal markets. Data released last week from Attom Data Solutions, identified the top 25 U.S. ZIP codes for buying single family rental homes in Q3 2017 based on rate of return and other factors …

3 reasons being a real estate agent is the best job ever

Ah, the glamorous life of a “Million Dollar Listing” agent: flashy cars, expensive jewelry, gourmet meals, hair and makeup, negotiating deals and making sales. Life in the fast lane. Well, sort of. No doubt, real estate is a dream career for me. I am a firm believer it’s the best job in the world. It offers freedom, flexibility and opportunities to create wealth and stability for clients, friends and loved ones. It’s also — a lot of work. And not easy …

Why ‘housing refugees’ are on the move

For more than a century, American housing migration patterns followed a familiar trajectory: U.S. homebuyers headed predominantly west to cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle, where their families and friends had settled or …

How to turn threats into business opportunities

Who are you, and why would I pick you as a real estate agent? When you are developing a marketing plan, it’s crucial to analyze your situation …

Are you focusing on the wrong customer?

Recently, I was reading an article by Gary Vaynerchuk that talks about trying to convert the unconvertible. When you spend your valuable time trying to convert or sell the wrong customer, you lose out on the valuable opportunities to help those that tr…

5 tips for predicting the next hot neighborhood

Many believe that real estate is typically one of the soundest investments anyone can make. That might be the case when you are looking for your family home — 3 to 5 percent annual appreciation on your home sounds pretty good. But double-digit returns…

25 secrets for happiness in real estate: Part 2

We just finished a series of shows discussing this topic on Real Estate Coaching Radio, and we’re proud to present all three episodes below for you to follow along with as you go through our list of the 25 secrets of happy people …

25 secrets for happiness in real estate: Part 1

We just finished a series of shows discussing this topic on Real Estate Coaching Radio, and we’re proud to present all three episodes below for you to follow along with as you go through our list of the 25 secrets of happy people …

The value of doing a SWOT analysis

This isn’t an in-depth analysis; it’s meant to be an overview, similar to a mind map, to spark energy and new directions. Generally, each section should have no more than five bullet points. Ask yourself these questions as you try to SWOT your business…

Sound off on challenges and opportunities in the real estate industry

It’s an exciting time for the real estate industry. There are multiple initiatives underway by giant industry players, from the Broker Public Portal, to Upstream, to the National Association of Realtors’ Advanced Multilist Platform (AMP), association c…