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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
I would estimate that 10% of all real estate agents are doing extremely well these days....and that's great news. Another 30% are probably earning a reasonable living. 30% of the nation's 1.2-million real estate agents may be selling less than they would like to do but are still ok..
That leaves 30% of agents...or over 350,000 nationwide who are putting up a brave front or have taken a second job where-ever they can find one to scrape through.
The same percentages may hold true for mortgage brokers.
The sad part is many cling to hope that tomorrow will be a better day for them. In reality is we're just heading into the recession....not coming out of it. The experts tell us to look for at least another year of worsening conditions.
This blog is aimed at those agents and mortgage brokers who are having a difficult time. If you read my earlier blogs I suggested a written business plan, getting out to meet people and getting your name known locally through branding, holding seminars, niche marketing and an entire range of "must do topics."
My blogs gave step by step tips to make you better equipped in the new real estate paradigm.
I wonder how much of this was taken to heart and actually followed. I suspect not much!
For those not succeeding in real estate now...it's quite likely you won't succeed in 2009 either. Look upon the year ahead as a positioning period. Use this valuable time to get yourself placed to take advantage of the better days to come. It's clear you are not now positioned to prosper in a marketplace that's over crowded with agents and where only the strongest survive.
Use the remainder of 2008 and 2009 as a learning curve.
Please remember my buzz words. READ, LEARN, INNOVATE, CHANGE AND ADAPT!! This is what everyone wanting to succeed in this new age is doing now. We're all finding new ways to succeed.
Success requires real, thoughtful, careful work and you only get out what you put in. Take one solid hour every day as quiet "Think Time." What can you do to set yourself apart from the crowd and put yourself in a unique position that will be in demand?
DO NOT FOLLOW THE THUNDERING HERD. A large percentage of the herd is failing and will continue to fail. Doing what everyone else does may produce expected results. I encourage you to find new ways of dealing with your own unique situation.
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.