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The Impact of Remote Work on Real Estate

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. However, this was […]

October 20th, 2021|

Find SUCCESS In Your First Year

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 carve the path to success. Be prepared to devote time […]

October 12th, 2021|

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

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 Off

Start with helping your buyers be more proactive in the loan […]

October 4th, 2021|

Advice for Homeowners Preparing for Cooler Seasons

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, there are over 10.4 million pools within the United States, and […]

September 24th, 2021|

Costs to Consider When Starting a Career in Real Estate

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 a stable, healthy business – especially if […]

September 16th, 2021|

Social Currency is the Road to Real Success

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, becoming what was referred to in 1999 as Web 2.0

Even before […]

September 8th, 2021|

Tips to Increase Your Business’s Presence

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 the side of your “real work.” It is your real […]

August 30th, 2021|

Learn Success from Success

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 meet your goals.

Ask the […]

August 18th, 2021|

Manfred Celebrates the Senior Home Safety Specialist Course

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 differentiation for professionals. Above all, entrepreneurs and empowers them […]

August 13th, 2021|

Mastering SEO In Your Real Estate Business

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 rankings. Good SEO includes creating high-quality content, […]

August 6th, 2021|

Latest update to State Exams August 2021

Above all, Here is the latest update to State Exams August 2021. As a result, we feel an enormous responsibility to continue to bring educational opportunities to our community. For instance, Manfred School quickly responded to safety concerns and guidelines by restructuring our licensing and continuing education courses into webinars. In short, we were there to answer questions and guide our students.

Latest Update to State Exams

The corona-virus crisis has forced us all to embrace change.  The state exams are no exception.

  • They have reduced the capacity of students testing at one time. To meet the recommended guidelines and safety requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • If you have […]
August 1st, 2021|

5 Tips for Building Your Real Estate Career After Moving

Building your real estate career after moving may be intimidating, but it’s far from impossible. Unless somebody moves for better career prospects, building a career from scratch again is not the simplest thing. But before you start worrying about finding the right office location, new clients, etc., remember that there are a few things you will always have: your knowledge, skills, professionalism, and charming character. These are the qualities that made you name the first time around and will undoubtedly shine in a new location. Thus, armed with such fantastic characteristics, you can move proverbial mountains in the real estate world.

In […]

July 30th, 2021|

Five Reasons Why Teachers Would Make Good Real Estate Salespeople

The real estate industry is not for everyone. As a result, we like to be very clear that it takes special characteristics to succeed in real estate.  Five Reasons Why Teachers Would Make Good Real Estate Salespeople. For example, prospective agents should either already have these skills. Or at least be willing to work to have them. For some, real estate would be completely outside of their comfort zone. Furthermore, we would argue that teachers have natural potential.  Here’s why teachers would make good real estate salespeople.

Be Assertive in Social Situations

Real Estate is a communication and interaction centered profession.  It will be very helpful if you are confident […]

July 28th, 2021|

To DIY or Not to DIY

To paraphrase a famous movie line, a do-it-yourselfer’s got to know his limitations. To DIY or Not to DIY, that is the question? Being honest with yourself about the home improvement projects you can and can’t take on is important for the appearance of your home and for controlling costs. Many people jump into a full-scale renovation or repair project. That shouldn’t dissuade you from making upgrades that can greatly enhance your home’s appearance. There are many ways homeowners can add value with relatively simple fixes. Just make sure you know where to draw the line between a DIY and a professional job.

Valuable Touch-ups

Of course, the time-tested formula for selling […]

July 23rd, 2021|

Broker Continuing Education Exemption

Firstly, it’s hard to believe that New York Real Estate board no longer allows real estate broker continuing education exemption. Secondly, for many learning how to complete this required continuing education is going to the biggest challenge. Manfred is happy to help because we have your best interest at heart.

Real Estate Salesperson and Brokers

Most importantly, you are required to successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education. Make sure to include, at least 3 hours of fair housing and/or discrimination. 1 hour of  Law of Agency, 2 hours if it is your first licensing cycle. 2.5 hours of ethical business practices and 1 hour of recent legal matters within […]

July 7th, 2021|

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