Do you want to learn from and follow in the footsteps of the greatest minds that have succeeded in the real estate business? Perhaps you have already heard some of the formulas and traits discussed and heralded by top producers and their coaches. Let us go over them on-by-one to see what resonates with you and see how you can transform yourself one step at a time into an even greater version of yourself.

 

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Pets are growing more and more omnipresent throughout households in the United States. According to a recent survey by the American Pet Products Association, (APPA), they found that a whopping 67% of households own a pet.

 

Pet-owners can be devoted. In one neighborhood, when the real estate agent was having a conversation with a potential seller, the seller said that he knew the name of every dog in the neighborhood yet didn’t remember most of the pet-owner’s names.

 

While pet ownership is great, there is a shift in thinking that takes place when someone is looking for a home. As professional real estate agents, you are dealing with the personalities and emotions of all different types of people all day long. This includes their feelings about pets also. For pet owners, they are part of the family. And pets always add a unique flavor to a home, but not every buyer loves pets, and not every buyer loves the same breed of pets that your seller has.

 

How do you bridge the gap between your buyers and sellers?

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Instagram. If you have not tried it yet, it is one of the most fun and engaging social media platforms today. It is underutilized by real estate agents and is a great way to grow your business.

The United States is the largest user of Instagram. The current forecast is that by 2023, this photo and video sharing app is projected to reach 126 million active users in the United States alone. There are an estimated 1 billion Instagram monthly active users worldwide.

 

What Makes Instagram A Driving Force in Today’s World?

 

Instagram launched initially for personal and recreational use and has grown to be a successful social media marketing tool. It is simple and easy to use without all the fuss of other social media apps like Facebook. There are no groups and only one Like button.

Instagram allows you to connect with your audience in a personal way by creating captivating images and videos. It is already a game changer and is only going to become more essential in the days to come.

 

Using the Top Features of Instagram to Grow Your Real Estate Business  

 

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Today, we are being bombarded by so many tools and information that it can be a bit overwhelming. Many offer free trials and you may think about trying each one before deciding. That may make you even more crazy.

Instead, write down those features that are most important to you right now and for the vision you have for your business. Don’t get caught up with all the bells and whistles if you don’t have the time to use the majority of them.

To be conservative, consider looking for a CRM where you will be utilizing at least 60 % of the features.

 

The Top Questions People Ask Before Choosing A CRM

 

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There is a mask of perfection in social media that portrays many of our competitors and friends as seemingly thriving in these trying times. Looking at your own life, are you wondering how you will ever get through the challenges facing you today?  Remember one thing: you are not alone in how you are feeling.

When you have a setback or failure, you may consider it a breakdown. But don’t discourage. History has shown that breakdowns are directly correlated to breakthroughs. And the good news is that there is a 6-step process that can help turn the breakdown into a breakthrough.

Below are tools to help you move through and transcend any obstacles.

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Imagine having a business where most of your income comes from people you know. That is the dream of many new and seasoned real estate agents. An income-producing referral business is not only possible, it is achievable.

Real estate is an essential business built on relationships, and your database is your gold-mine. By following the suggestions below, you can begin learning the skills to effectively communicate, network and grow your business. The incredible results will be a business that is built on referrals. This means increased revenue and a solid business that is continually expanding. Get ready to start mining. Your road map to success begins here.

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Being smart and staying safe are always a priority for real estate agents. Especially during this time, it is important to stay strong and learn the best steps to take to herald the way with clients, friends, family, neighbors, peers, potential buyers and sellers.  This also includes anyone you interact with throughout your day. Becoming fearless is possible.

Here is the formula for a life built on your terms: 

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Designing a new home or re-designing an existing one has seen some major changes over the years. What was once deemed important to a relatively small segment of the population is now seen as both contemporary and necessary to today’s home buyers.

Home builders and contractors have seen the change in the preferences for living spaces in today’s fast paced world. What many buyers and homeowners are demanding are comfortable spaces and reduced home energy costs.

Let us explore what is emerging as must-have’s that are also considered “eco-friendly” (in harmony with the environment), chic and smart!

 

Here are the top 8 features according to several of the leading, innovative architects and designers today.

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It is paramount that real estate agents protect themselves from identify theft. It is not just happening online. The type of crimes identity theft includes range from credit card fraud to having all your financial and personal information stolen.  If it happens to you, it can be very scary and time-consuming to fix. Now is your opportunity to be proactive.

 

Here are the top 9 ways you can protect yourself.

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“Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.” Unknown

Whether you are new to the real estate business or a seasoned professional, being betrayed by a client, friend or family member can feel like a stab in the back or even worse!  It can also affect how you continue to do business. It’s not just an unfortunate circumstance that affects your immediate income. Not being prepared to handle adverse outcomes can affect your self-esteem and future success in the business.

At a networking event, the conversation grew excited among a group of real estate agents. The question was raised to agents as to whether they had ever experienced a “perceived” or actual betrayal in their real estate business. They were also asked how it impacted them. One could hear several breaths being drawn-in, followed by silence.  Then the flooding of responses began.

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