real estate: The Race To The Bottom: $99.00 Listings? - 05/18/18 07:59 AM
Do you support an MLS
 
 
that supports this?
 
 
We're hired for the Big 3
 
Marketing
 
Negotiating
 
Problem Solving
 
Sellers still need negotiators and problem solvers, but damn, why give away the MLS access and marketing?
 
FSBO's have always been around and over 80% of them convert to a REALTOR® when they realize they have no clue what they are doing. FSBO's also leave an average of 13% of their potential capital gains on the table for lack of the BIG 3. Broker's that flat fee supports them have always been around too, but I do not understand why our MLS supports this practice?
 
BUT THIS ISN'T ABOUT FOR SALE BY OWNERS!
 
Think … (37 comments)

real estate: An Active Rain Contest To Win With and Learn From - 05/05/18 09:36 PM
Topic idea - Riches In The Niches 
Best Idea Contest : Entries will be judged on what was chosen for their niche, how the niche will be marketed and branded. They also must explain what lead to this choice, the "back story": personal reason?  passion?  education?  experience?  special skills?  other?   
Topic summary - Pick The Niche That Will Get You Rich! 
Premise: You get to keep all your present skills, education and experience, but you have to start your real estate business completely over today. You have no database, no leads, no prior sales; it's ground zero, day one! 
Choose One Niche Only i.e. one client type, or one property type, or … (20 comments)

real estate: I'm Certain There's Uncertainty! - 04/25/18 05:14 PM
I got a kick out of this list, a list only a seasoned, quality agent could pen. We do see so much, we do know so much. But, we still have them days too. Always know your value, be able to communicate and never let anyone rob you of it. I think Liz and Bill Spear did a great job on this list, it's worth a read, I've read it twice it's so nice!
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The longer I'm in real estate the more certain I am about certain things.
I'm certain there's a buyer for every home, no … (5 comments)

real estate: I Don't Buy Leads, I work My "Spear". Oh, Do You Really? - 03/31/18 08:34 PM

 
 
 
 
I Don't Buy Leads, I work My "Spear". Oh, Do You Really?
                               (Sphere) 
 
I’m one of those Realtors that says, “I don’t buy leads, I work (or prospect) my Sphere of Influence (SOI) or my Database is the term I prefer to use. Now, in my case this is effective, because I really do. But, do you…really…work yours? Your Sphere of Influence is essentially your database. And yes, its a Sphere, not a Spear folks -I hear so many say “spear”; the title is tongue and cheek folks.
 
What … (41 comments)

real estate: Podcast #139: Designer to the Welathy & Famous Steven G. - 03/31/18 08:34 PM

 
LISTEN HERE
 
 
Steven G. Isn’t your typical interior designer basically he is a straight talker with over 35 years plus experience working with some of the most wealthiest people in South Florida and nationwide. What are some of things you will learn from this interview?
1 – How to service this type of client.
2 – How to build real relationships that will power your real estate career through good and bad times.
Pompano Beach-based Interiors by Steven G. Inc. has been confined the South Florida bazaar and above for three decades, accoutrement autogenous designs for businesses and residences.
Steven Gurowitz, arch executive, began his business alive … (2 comments)

real estate: The Plan to Save Real Estate with BuyerHunt.com - 02/17/18 08:29 AM

 
Don't Dream Of A Great Career, Work For It!
 
Greg Hague originally started the STOP ZILLOW campaign that evolved into The Plan To Save Real Estate, which we crowd funded into Buyer Hunt; taking back ownership of our listings and the buyer leads they generate.
 
 
"People crack me up (and scare me with how literal they are), they don't seem to understand the power of a great subject line or tag-line. Do we need to save real estate? Not really, but we do need to recover the ownership of our listings and the buyer leads they generate. Why would you let someone take them … (16 comments)

real estate: Podcast #136: LionDesk and The Power of Closing Deals with Your CRM - 02/17/18 08:28 AM

 
Listen Here
 
 
 
Why a CRM is One of The Most Important Tools You Need if You Are in Sales? We have a great interview with Randy Tobbe from LionDeska CRM designed for real estate agent and brokers.
At LionDesk, we are serious about building tools to help real estate professionals close more deals. Our team is constantly innovating and creating cutting edge systems that allow you to spend more of your time talking to the client and less time wondering who and when to follow up. Learn More Here
 
Watch Here
 
 
LionDesk helps you avoid being cliche' and generic with how you treat your clients!
 
Our Guest Contact … (0 comments)

real estate: Podcast #134: Lead Generation, SEO and Brutal Honesty, Oh My! - 02/17/18 08:27 AM

 
It’s likely that Robert one of the most experienced Real Estate online marketing consultant in the U.S. He's worked for and founded some of the biggest SEO companies in the U.S. and seems to have outlasted many of his associates. I oiur interview, Robert reveals the real motivation behing most online companies, corrects some misconceptions people have about SEO and shares tactics on "how to stand out" on today's internet.
 
LISTEN TO #134 HERE
 
 
From 2007 to 2017 Robert has an estimated THREE THOUSAND one on one online marketing consultations with Real Estate Professionals from all over the U.S in every sort of … (2 comments)

real estate: Podcast # 129 Bomb! Bomb! And the Art of Video Marketing - 01/15/18 05:21 PM

 
 
Click Here For A (truly) FREE Trial
 
Bomb Bomb .com were our guests and Jason Sheffield Director of Training and Education at www.BombBomb.com was our guest today. Convert more leads, shorten the sales cycle & convert more opportunities faster while you humanize your business · You are better in person · They offer a Free 14-Day Trial -
No Credit Card Required; Powerful Email Tools to get connected face to face.
 
Listen to Show #129 Here
 
Jason shares so many great tips, stats and advice that would enhance any 2018 marketing plan. We discuss email subject lines for improved open rates, tracking open rates, good content … (5 comments)

real estate: It's Your Home; Not A Bank, Not An ATM - 01/09/18 07:30 PM
Good Lord, did we learn nothing?
 
So, maybe you shot yourself in the right foot in 2007?
This commercial wants you to shoot the left foot too in 2018. 
Do Not Do This!
 
Many factors contributed to the worst economy, real estate market and suicide rate since the Great Depression, but let's face it; Big Banks were the catalyst, were never punished - bailed out in fact and now they want you to "go back Jack, do it again, wheel turning round and round". (Steely Dan)
 
Your House Is Not An ATM!
NO! No, No, No...Here's exactly how to repeat the worst real estate market depreciation since The Great … (5 comments)

real estate: We've Got You Covered (In Sun and Service, Not Snow)! #Better Winters - 01/03/18 05:03 AM
One of the accomplishments I'm most proud of in my Real Estate career is the
business alliance that I formed with my friends in business and in our Buffini & Company coaching...The SoCal Real Estate Connection.
 
 
Our Winters are Better Than Yours!
 
 
We are a group of professional business owners and  real estate agents; Realtors & Brokers with over 120 years of combined experience. The service we provide is simple; put the client's' needs first and we do that by assigning the agent (or agents) that will best serve the client, based on the area of San Diego County, Riverside County or Orange County, they need to … (2 comments)

real estate: Podcast #127: Interior Design, Staging and Facebook? - 12/10/17 11:30 AM
  
 
Listen To #127 Here 
 
 
 
In this episode we have Liat Siegel as your special guest. Liat is experience interior designer who has worked with a number of real estate agents connected to successfully staging properties and helping both the agent and their clients get a amazing RIO results.
She now works with a number of boutique hotels and helping them also to get amazing results.
 
We also discuss her recent appearance on the “The Art of Paid Traffic” podcast hosted by Rick Mulready which is one leading podcasts that gives direct advice on how to use Facebook paid advertisement .
Liat Siegel, owner and founder of Hadar Interiors, provides luxury design … (0 comments)

real estate: Podcast # 126: Brian Buffini's Bold Predictions for 2018 Real Estate - 12/10/17 09:06 AM
  
Our show today was a recap of  The State of The Real Estate Industry,The State of The U.S. Market for 2018; as presented by Brian Buffini Dcember 13, 2017
 
Cohosts: Thomas J. Nelson of Big Block Realty & Jonathan Denwood of Mail-Right.com discussed the NAR stats and Brian Buffini's ( Buffini & Company ) Bold Predictions for 2018.
We have seen a 22% increase in licensed Realtors since 2013, closing out 2017 with 1.30 Million licensed agents that belong to NAR.
The number of U.S. homes sold since 2015 has increased by about 4.17% in Q4 2017 and is predicted to increase by an additional 3.7% … (1 comments)

real estate: Podcast #123: Coach Kim Ades - Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude! - 11/05/17 10:58 AM
 
 
LISTEN On iTunes Here
 
 
 
Kim Ades CEO of Frame of Mind Coaching is one of North America’s foremost experts on performance success through thought mastery. She returned to our Podcast this week to follow up on some great training she offered us on Episode 85. Kim shares some live coaching on co-Host Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, who went through a one week trial assessment of Frame of Mind Coaching back in March 2017.
An executive coach and popular speaker, Kim works exclusively with highly driven, accomplished executives, leading entrepreneurs and high level professionals in their respective fields. Working with high profile individuals who have already achieved success … (2 comments)

real estate: 1920's Craftsman: Living Off The Most Delicious Street in San Diego - 10/22/17 09:35 AM
Normal Heights 2 bedroom Craftsman
off Adams Ave & Antique Row!
 
 
Check Out This House Here!

2 bedrooms, 1 baths, on a 2,777 sq.ft. lot
Just off Antique Row and the section of Adams Ave dubbed "The Most Delicious block in San Diego" (by the San Diego Union Tribune) w/ trendy and traditional Normal Heights dining Close to restaurants, unique shops and cafes, close to schools, shopping and freeway access.
 
Virtual Tour
 
 
 
Welcome home to this charming craftsman w/wood flooring, crown moulding and wood burning fireplace. Formal dining within easy reach of kitchen offers original built-ins. Kitchen offers generous cabinet space, pantry and breakfast nook, hallway … (13 comments)

real estate: PODCAST #118: Discovering Your BIG WHY with Josh Forster - 10/14/17 09:41 AM
 
 
 
 Episode #118
iTunes Link Here
We invited Realtor, Author and Philanthropist Josh Forster of Fort Collins, Colorado on the show today and here’s what we discussed…
Josh is a full time Northern Colorado real estate agent specializing in exceptional customer service for all his Fort Collins clients. Better than 95% of the people Josh helps are repeat clients and referrals from previous clients. Josh and I both coach at Buffini & Company together too!
 
And while we chat a bit about Real Estate, the main focus of today’s interview is on Goals and more specifically; you BIG WHY.
You see, Josh is a fellow author & blogger and he just … (1 comments)

real estate: PODCAST #117: The Plan To Save Real Estate and Your Career - 10/14/17 09:41 AM
 
Episode #117
link to iTunes
 
"There's no App for what we do, it's time to act like it and communicate our value to the public!"
We interview a man who is very misunderstood in this “bonus” episode of our Mail-Right Podcast:
Greg Hague is known for his STOP ZILLOW Campaign, which is now his www.plantosaverealestate.com movement.
Many of you have heard of this, but may not know the full story. This is about reclaiming our industry as entrepreneurs and agents; an industry we naively gave away over the last 10 years. NAR, CAR and our local boards have their head in the sand, it’s up to us! Too … (0 comments)

real estate: PODCAST # 112: New Generation of Investors' Approach To RE Investing - 10/14/17 09:38 AM
 
 
Episode #112
link to iTunes
 
We Interview Corey Thompson of GBT Investments. who changed career path from oil man to becoming a professional property investor and how he become the Texas king and owner with his business partner help of number of lease to own houses and other properties . Corey gives us some great insights on how he built the business up over the past couple of years.
 
 "Here at GBT investments we strive to provide people a way out! We know that sometimes life gets in the way and that owning a property can often be more of a burden than a blessing. That's where … (1 comments)

real estate: PODCAST #111: Prosperworks shares CRM & CMS Advice & Tips - 10/14/17 09:38 AM
 
Episode #111
link to iTunes
 
After years of experience at top companies (Yahoo and eBay), then building and selling two successful businesses (to companies like Zynga), Jon and Kelly set out to do it for a third time. Why? Serial entrepreneurship is a real thing, but they also realized they could tackle a huge problem: complicated, unusable CRMs. In turn, ProsperWorks was built to offer businesses of any size a CRM teams actually want to use.
 
We have a great show here with special guest Gabrielle Hughes content marketing manager for ProsperWorks. 
ProsperWorks is a powerful but very easy to use CMS (client management system) … (1 comments)

real estate: PODCAST #110: Want To Sell More Homes? Get In Their Face! - 10/14/17 09:37 AM
Facebook Marketing Strategies for Real Estate Professioinals...Have A Plan!
 
 Episode #110
on Itunes (link)
 
 
 
We have a great interview here with Andrew Fogliato of Just Sell Homes. We discuss all things Facebook and we really cover a load of stuff connected to using paid Facebook adverts linked to driving quality leads to your email inbox in 2017.
 
Here’s more about Andrew and Just Sell Homes Podcast Episode #110 on iTunes
 
Andrew, founded Just Sell Homes in July of 2015. Why? Because he was asked to!
When I was selling real estate I had a mentor. He taught me a lot about the business. I also taught myself a lot … (0 comments)

 
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