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How to perfect your pre-listing presentation

Would you like to convert more leads to signed, salable listings? Of course you would. Then stop giving in-person listing presentations. A pre-listing presentation is more effective than giving an in-person listing presentation. Here’s how to create one that will attract and convert more leads. Why this pre-listing presentation works so well Let’s think about the […]

Rising costs putting pressure on renters: NLIHC study

Renting is often touted as an affordable alternative to homeownership, but recent studies have revealed that renters are feeling the pressure of rising rents just as much as buyers are struggling to find reasonably priced homes. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s latest study, “Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing,” the average […]

Zillow Group’s Bridge Interactive and Black Knight: Data management rivals unite

The real estate industry is unusual in that, more often than not, competitors cooperate to get things done. This is apparently true even for real estate tech companies in the midst of a data management arms race. Zillow Group subsidiary Bridge Interactive (Bridge) and Black Knight Financial Services have formed an alliance to integrate Bridge’s […]

How a top producer keeps up with her 400-person sphere

As part of her 10 Questions podcast series, F.C. Tucker broker Angela Raab interviews Patty Torr, a top producing agent who has been with F.C. Tucker for her entire real estate career. Listen in to hear how she: Generates leads simply by connecting with referrals from friends, family, past clients and more Doesn’t go longer than a […]

Daily market update: June 8, 2017

We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. Most recent market news Thursday, June 8 Home Flipping Volume Rises to Nine-Year High in Q1 2017 as Average Flipping Returns Decline for Second Straight Quarter The Q1 2017 U.S. Home Flipping Report shows that 43,615 single family homes and condos […]

Why Pacific Union cut deep ties with Christie’s International Real Estate

Pacific Union International is cutting ties with Christie’s International Real Estate (CIRE), severing a relationship of more than 15 years, effective June 30. Mark McLaughlin CIRE serves a global network of over 32,000 real estate agents and 140 affiliates who receive exclusive brand licensing, a range of marketing and events services, and international referrals as […]

Buyer’s agents, are your services really free?

Reposted with permission from Matt Bonelli. You’ve heard agents say this to prospects before: “Work with me when you’re looking to buy a home — it doesn’t cost you anything because the seller pays my commission!” That is frustrating. That phrase, or some variant of it, is used a lot by agents to convince buyers […]

5 potential risks you face with rental properties

When you invest in a rental property, you always hope that it’ll be profitable. Not only should property values increase over time, but you should be able to earn a nice monthly return on your investment. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Recognize rental property risks As is the case with any form of investing, […]

How to maximize real estate referrals by providing exceptional service

How is it that some agents manage to generate a seemingly endless supply of real estate referrals while others never hear from past clients again? According to Brenda Fontaine, an agent who gets 90 percent of her business from repeat clients and referrals, the answer is simple: customer service. In this post, we discuss some […]

Thriving indie broker knows the power of good partnerships

With over $7 billion in annual sales, Thaddeus Wong knows a thing or two about getting the most out of the relationships you build with your partners. Wong, the co-founder of @properties, has built the largest independently owned residential real estate brokerage firm in Illinois and is no stranger to the Indie Broker stage. This highly […]

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