The mandatory stay-at-home measures brought about by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic last year forced employers to shut down their offices and send their employees to work from home. This situation had two results. Firstly, it demonstrated that remote work is possible for a considerable number of professions. Thus, anyone who possibly could work from home did so. And secondly, as a consequence, the real estate market practically halted. Of course, it is not only the commercial aspect of the real estate industry that has suffered a blow. It was also residential since viewings stopped and deal closings were delayed. [...]
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You’ve landed your first real estate job, and you’re not quite sure what to expect. Sure, you know it’s a rewarding field with opportunity for growth and other benefits, but let’s be realistic: It’s going to take hard work and commitment to reap those benefits! Have no fear – here are four insights that will surely help you to find success in that first year as an real estate agent: 1. Success doesn’t happen overnight Actually, your rookie period will likely last up to two years. Starting out, as an real estate agent, will be all about forming effective habits that will [...]
Purchasing a home can be a tedious, complicated process for some home buyers. Not to mention, it’s a pretty big deal! Teamwork Makes the Dream Work. Having support from trustworthy professionals (a quality mortgage loan originator and real estate agent team) will help to make the process as seamless as possible for the buyers. You can simplify the process for your clients – and experience some benefits in your own business – by teaming up with a licensed real estate professional or MLO . Here are five reasons MLOs and real estate agents make a good team: Be Proactive, it Pays [...]
Being a homeowner is more than just sitting pretty in a desirable house. It takes work and careful planning. You wouldn’t head into the cold outdoors without a jacket and scarf. So why would you expect any different from your house? Here are some End-of-Summer Home Maintenance Tips : Advice for Homeowners Preparing for Cooler Seasons As fall and winter approaches, the weather will undoubtedly change. But you can make sure that your home stays cozy and warm. By implementing these savvy tips that will save you time and money. Pool Maintenance According to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, [...]
Big payouts, flexible hours, the chance to work with anyone and every - it’s not hard to imagine why there are so many people leaping into a career in real estate. And given all the buzz around housing right now – properties are selling in a heartbeat. Home buyers are enjoying mortgage rates that hover near their all-time low, and estate professionals are soaking up a groundswell of opportunities they may have missed from the previous year’s springtime home-selling season. Why not make hay while the sun shines, right? Still, although real estate is rewarding work, there’s a lot to growing [...]
Social currency certainly is an example of technology. But what exactly is social networking and why is it important to understand in all business today? Social currency is the road to Real Estate success. A social network allows individuals and organizations to exchange ideas and expand relationships and business opportunities. In the Beginning When the internet was first widely available to consumers, it was primarily used to retrieve static information from content providers, allowing only passive viewing. Users could not easily publish their own content or interact with others. Over time, the Internet evolved to be more dynamic, active, and collaborative, [...]
For self-starters and hard workers, few businesses offer more of an opportunity for growth and success than real estate. If you’re already managing your own real estate business, that means you’ve already laid down a solid framework for success. Here are some tips to increase your business’s presence, boost client activity, and generally stand out as superior in a crowded profession. Devote real work time to a marketing strategy Being associated with realtors, having your name on a database, and running a fairly popular social media account is not real marketing. You can’t think of marketing as something you do on [...]
Napoleon Hill interviewed some of the most successful people of his time and used those interviews to write his book Think and Grow Rich. Learn success from success. Find a successful real estate agent, treat them to lunch and ask questions about how they started off. You can also search for real estate agents on social media. Ask if they would be willing to talk with you. Prepare some questions to ask. Here is a list of questions to help you get started, but do not limit yourself to these. Everyone will have different goals; ask questions that will help you [...]
Manfred Real Estate Learning Center is pleased to announce our new partnership with Age Safe® American. Offering the Senior Home Safety Specialist course. Therefore, we believe this program would be beneficial to many real estate professionals. For instance, the home inspector, Home Builders and the Real Estate Broker. Empowering Professionals Most importantly, the Senior Home Safety Specialist™ course empowers professionals with actionable ways. As a result, to better help educate clients, older adults and their family members. On the serious issues of home safety. First of all, fall prevention, financial exploitation and personal safety. Secondly, this unique certification boosts the market [...]
As you grow your business. It’s important to understand search engine optimization (SEO) and its potential impact on your website. Mastering SEO in your real estate business if done correctly, as a result you can see hundreds or even thousands of new visitors to your website. We’ve explained why SEO is important for real estate agents and how you can optimize on-page elements of your website but in this article, we’re focusing on the importance of local SEO and how to target potential buyers in your area. Mastering SEO is the practice of driving targeted traffic to a website from a search engine’s organic [...]