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NAR president to DOJ: Step up and honor the agreement

In response to the Department of Justice hitting back against a petition from the National Association of Realtors, NAR president Charlie Oppler urged the DOJ to honor their agreement, calling for fair markets, fair housing and a fair chance for small businesses.
Tags: Homeownership, Opinion, Competition, Radio, Agent, Department Of Justice, Code Of Ethics, Doj, NAR, National Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors NAR, Brokerage, Select, Commissions, Charlie Oppler, Broker’s commission

7 real estate lead generation sites with no upfront costs

Whether you’re a seasoned agent or just starting out in this industry, your ability to consistently generate leads will determine your future growth. Referral-based lead generation companies offer a great alternative that might be a perfect fit for your business. Here are a few to consider.
Tags: Video, Generate Leads, Service, Radio, Agent, Lead Nurturing, Referrals, Brokerage, Select, Opcity, Referral Fee, Nurture Leads

‘This is definitely a red flag’: The Real Word on Zillow’s big pause

In this edition of The Real Word, Bryon Lazine and Nicole White discuss Zillow's latest move to pause homebuying, the client who shot his agent after buying a home sight unseen, and the agent who posed for listing photos in the buff.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Zillow, Industry News, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Ibuying, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Bryon Lazine

5 business-planning tips to start 2022 on the right foot

Creating your 2022 business plan is crucial for success in the new year, and considering your vision, goals and growth strategies is imperative for any solid plan. Follow these five tips to end this year with a strong head start into the next.
Tags: Radio, Agent, New Year, James Harris, Brokerage, Select, Real Estate Tech, Real Estate Agent, Real Estate Broker, David Parnes, Real Estate Business Plan, Real Estate Goals

$170M top producer breaks down the secret to his success

The key to success in real estate starts with honing your sales skills, according to Andrew Undem. As the leader of a team on track to close $170 million this year, he's sharing the key factors to a superior sales experience for both clients and agents.
Tags: Video, Service, Radio, Agent, Expectations, Meeting, Sales Process, Brokerage, Select, Sales Experience, Setting Expectations, Andrew Undem

Your listing presentation makes me look bad. Stop shading your competition

The best thing we can do for our businesses and for each other is to be honest about the services we provide, how we work and even how the industry itself works. We need to promote our services without suggesting that the competition is greedy, incompetent or unethical.
Tags: Opinion, Service, Radio, Ethics, Agent, Columns, Open House, Brokerage, Select, Listing Presentation, Listing Agent, Dual Agency, Teresa Boardman, Fair Housing Violations

Are love letters so bad? Real estate attorney weighs in: Real (Estate) Talk

Unfortunately, not every seller works with an agent who is committed to fair housing beyond the logo on flyers. To that point, Oregon has been a trailblazer in banning love letters. Should other states follow? Closing attorney Mehrnush Saadat shares her thoughts.
Tags: Video, Oregon, Service, Radio, Love Letters, Agent, Columns, Brokerage, Select, Fair Housing, Lee Davenport, Buyer Love Letters, Mehrnush Saadat

How to Create a Customized Tech Approach that Supports Your Agents

Shawna Alt grew up in the real estate business, having watched her mother run her own company. Even though she didn’t initially have the desire, she found herself following in her mother’s successful footsteps. After graduating from the College of Charleston with a degree in psychology, Alt returned to Madison, Wisconsin, to determine what her next steps would be. She met with one of her mom’s friends and colleagues, Jim Imhoff, who was CEO of First Realty at the time, and he suggested that she ...
Tags: Technology, News, Marketing, Business Planning, Business Model, Alt, Radio, Agent, Latest News, Industry News, Charleston, Madison Wisconsin, Real Estate Marketing, Real Estate Technology, Real Estate Agent, Brokers

‘Party with the beast’: RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos on his book debut

In his first book, "Start With A Win," Adam Contos talks about how to combat fear — "the beast," as he calls it — with love and create win-win situations in business and life.
Tags: Lifestyle, Radio, Problem Solving, Agent, Emotional Intelligence, Brokerage, Select, Adam Contos, RE/MAX, Real Estate Books, COVID

REALTORS® Joining Together Through the Regional Rally for RRF

NAR PULSE—REALTORS® take pride in stepping in and stepping up wherever there’s a need. It’s what you do, it’s who you R. We need you, your region and all regions to channel your inner R and join together for RRF’s Regional Rally. We’re challenging all regions to step up and participate in the rally to aid any community in the wake of a disaster! Check out your region’s progress here. Register for October’s Virtual Green Home Tour Virtual Green Home Tour Series continues on 10/21 at 3 pm ET from...
Tags: News, Charity, Radio, Agent, Green Building, Realtors, Advocacy, Latest News, Northern Virginia, NAR, Reston Virginia, RRF, Brokers, Spotlights, National Green Building Standard, Real Estate Education

4 things high-net-worth buyers want in an agent

With high prices come high expectations, so as a luxury real estate agent, you have to always bring your A-game and provide the highest level of service to your clients. Remember: They’re looking for the best of the best, and it’s your job to prove that you can give it to them.
Tags: Service, Radio, Luxury, Agent, Expert, Homebuying, Timothy Smith, Brokerage, Select, Luxury Buyers, Luxury Month, Market Knowledge, Theme-month-202110

The insider’s guide to Inman Connect Las Vegas

Inman’s Global Head of Community, Laura Monroe, gives the lowdown on everything you need to know to have the best Inman Connect Las Vegas experience.
Tags: Events, Radio, Agent, Inman, Laura Monroe, Inman Connect, Real Estate Connect, ICLV, Inman Connect Las Vegas, Inman Events, Iclv2021

Full-frontal agent ‘stripped’ of job after baring all in listing photos

In addition to Instagram, nude-but-blurred photos of David Ferrugio initially appeared on TheMLS.com before being yanked off the website by administrators.
Tags: New York Post, Instagram, Uncategorized, Radio, Agent, Compass, Zillow, Coldwell Banker, Brokerage, Realtor.com, Rodeo Realty, Revel Real Estate, Themls, David Ferrugio

Mountain Peaks and Tumbleweeds: Real Estate in Frontierland, USA

Editor’s note: Even in an industry where jobs are determined by the disparate geography and composition of their individual communities, there are realms that transcend the real estate firmament, where markets, environments or policy make the experience of buying and selling homes something else entirely. People who embark on careers in these spaces take on a different set of challenges than the vast majority of those in the industry. In RISMedia’s “Real Estate On The Edge” series, we take a loo...
Tags: Feature, Real Estate, Texas, News, Minnesota, California, Montana, Mexico, Los Angeles, Business Model, Walmart, Radio, Culture, Canada, Wyoming, Alaska

3 reasons your clients should transact now

Spiraling home values, soaring inflation and increased interest rates mean less buying power for all consumers. In other words, the house they can afford today may be out of reach tomorrow. Here’s what your clients need to know.
Tags: Interest Rates, Service, Radio, Inflation, Agent, Columns, Mortgage Rate, Brokerage, Select, Transaction, Bernice Ross, Home cost

24 agent tips for second-homeowner clients as they prepare to settle in

Give your clients these savvy tips as they prepare to fly the coop for the winter, and you'll solidify their trust as a second-home expert.
Tags: Taxes, Radio, Agent, The Wall Street Journal, Checklist, Security Cameras, Kocomo, Select, Smart Thermostat, Second Homes, Robot Vacuum, Property Portfolio, Water Leaks, Coronavirus Pandemic, Second Homeowners

Agent bares all in full-frontal NSFW listing photos

"I wish I could say that I had an epiphany like a parting of the Red Sea moment but I just thought it'd be funny," agent David Ferrugio told Inman.
Tags: Instagram, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Compass, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Red Sea, Coldwell Banker, News Brief, Luxury Lens, David Ferrugio

8 ways to get the most (leads) out of your next open house

Like with everything in life, the more you put into an open house, the more you get out of it. If you're not putting in time and energy into properly preparing for your open house, you're missing out on an enormous opportunity. Here's what you need to consider.
Tags: Wellness, Service, Radio, Agent, Brokerage, Select, Open Houses, Open House Tips, Open house prep, Prepping for open house

The Real Word: Tom Ferry’s top tips for 2022

In this edition of The Real Word, Bryon Lazine and Nicole White discuss key takeaways from the 2021 Tom Ferry Success Summit, Opendoor's $9 billion debt war chest and the perks of being a one-stop shop brokerage.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Service, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Industry News, Nicole White, Brokerage, Select, Tom Ferry, Byron Lazine, The Real Word, Bryon Lazine

Should it take a village to train new agents?

An agent is frustrated by the general lack of professionalism of rookies. Should veteran agents be tasked with showing newbies “the ropes” of the job? Or should brokerages provide more intensive training? Anthony Askowitz explores this hypothetical situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic.
Tags: Training, Recruiting, Service, Radio, Mistakes, Agent, Brokerage, Select, New Agents, New Recruits, Anthony Askowitz, Rookie Mistakes

How to get the most out of your conference: 10 tips for Inman Connect Las Vegas

Are you coming to Inman Connect Las Vegas (in-person or virtually)? How to make the right contacts, tackle the event itself, and ensure you don’t miss a thing — seasoned conference-goer and Homeward Partner Lead Julie Youngblood offers advice for making the most of your conference experience.
Tags: Service, Radio, Agent, Inman Connect, ICLV, Inman Connect Las Vegas, Inman Events, Homeward, Julie Youngblood, ICLV21

What agents need to know about electric fireplaces

Fireplaces are a highly sought-after feature — one that can really boost the value of a home. So, as an agent, being well-versed on their function today as well as installation details will make you look confident to your clients.
Tags: Listings, Service, Radio, Agent, Logs, Columns, Brokerage, Select, Electric Fireplace, Fireplaces, Gerard Splendore, Fireplace mantel

QUIZ: How good is your luxury marketing? Test your skills

Whether you're just dipping your toes in the luxury real estate waters or have been in the industry for years, this quiz will put your marketing knowledge to the test.
Tags: Service, Radio, Luxury, Agent, Columns, Brokerage, Select, Luxury Agent, Bernice Ross, Luxury Month, Theme-month-202110, Luxury quiz

5 habits of agents who effectively prospect the affluent (Part 2)

In this weekly series, David Friedman shares the five keystone habits for effectively prospecting the affluent, distilled from over a decade of advising global leaders in luxury. This week, learn how to take stock of your existing relationships and identify potential referral sources.
Tags: Clients, Service, Radio, Agent, Columns, David Friedman, Referrals, Brokerage, Select, Existing Clients, Future clients

5 ways agents can stay competitive as the housing market remains hot

You may be wondering how you’re going to get through the fall. Here are five tips to help you stay competitive as buying season continues.
Tags: Sponsored, Radio, Agent, Quicken Loans, Rocket Mortgage

How the pandemic sharpened global focus on rewilding our urban spaces

Rewilding can be defined as restoring an area of land to its natural and uncultivated condition to enable natural processes to repair damaged ecosystems.
Tags: Sponsored, Radio, Agent, Leading RE, Biophilic Design, Urban Greenspaces

DropOffer creates inventory and sellers

DropOffer is a phenomenal system that allows agents to utilize their time very effectively, and tap into the Off-Market right on their phone.
Tags: Sponsored, Radio, Agent, Greg Burns, Offmarket, DropOffer creates inventory and sellers, Offmarket Listings

Is your marketing game mundane? Here’s a PR power playbook.

If marketing alone isn’t enough for you, there’s a move to add to your playbook: the highly underutilized power of public relations.
Tags: Sponsored, Radio, Agent, Coldwell Banker, Public Relations For Real Estate

In for the long haul: Keep client relationships alive during an extended buying process

Building long-lasting client relationships has always been a hallmark of luxury service — but lately, relationships are lasting for a whole different reason.
Tags: Sponsored, Radio, Agent, Sotheby's, Luxury Real Estate, Leading in Luxury, Sponsored Sections, Sotheby’s International Realty United Kingdom, Honor Ingersoll, Lee Koffman

Single Property Website Support: How Do I Add or Edit a Link To My Facebook Account?

To add or edit a link to your Facebook account or page on any AgencyLogic PowerSite Pro single property Website, follow these steps. Step 1: Visit PowerSitePro.com and login: Step 2: Click the “Agents” link: Step 3: Click the “Edit” icon: Step 4:Add or edit your Facebook account or page in the “Facebook” field and click the “Update” button. This is not a free form, text field. Please make sure you add “http://” or “https://” in front of your Website add...
Tags: Facebook, Marketing, Radio, Agent, Real Estate News, AgencyLogic, Single Property Website

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