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Realtor Tips for Luxury Real Estate

What realtor wouldn’t love to nab a piece of the luxury market? Just imagine those commissions! Think about it. Just one or two checks could have you living “high on the hog”, help you pay those private school tuition bills, and send you on your next amazing vacation.  

But tackling the luxury real estate market isn’t easy…and you should never expect it to be. Those who enter the luxury market expecting it to be no different than the “normal” market are in for a lot of surprises. Listing and selling a luxury home is a whole different ball game, so to speak, and you need to make sure you’re prepared for the curve balls or you’ll be in for plenty of disappointment…and so will the clients who hire you, if you manage to acquire any.  

But if you’re

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Tips on helping seniors buy and sell homes

With adults over the age of 50 representing nearly a quarter of the U.S. population, more and more realtors find themselves working with older Americans, either in the selling or buying process…or both. While being over 50 certainly doesn’t represent being “old,” as individuals start to creep towards their 60s and 70s, they begin to view things differently, including homeownership and what it is they’re looking for in that place they will call “home” during their golden years.

Indeed, for older adults, “home” can mean several different things. For some, there will be little or no change in the status quo. Many are happy with where and how they live now and are intent on keeping things the same. Some will look to downsize. Others will look for a

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Online Promotion for Realtors

Today’s realtors simply must have an online presence. Being visible online means you are easier to find, that you will be able to grow your database more quickly, that you can build your brand in front of millions, and – of course – that you will likely increase your profits. Gone are the days of newspaper ads, and fewer and fewer home buyers call the number on a sign posted in front of a particular house. They look for homes online and, often, they seek out real estate agents that way as well.

So, what’s the best way to build an online presence? Well, there’s not really ONE best way. It’s essential to spread your online personality across many platforms so that you are visible to the highest possible number of potential clients, including both

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Assistants in Real Estate

So, business is booming. That’s great news! That likely means commissions are up and that your wallet is feeling pretty good about what’s happening.

But with increased business comes increased stress and responsibilities. No matter how good it might feel to have those extra dollars, the chances are that arise in business also means the need to spend more time helping clients, allowing you less free time to enjoy leisure activities or to cultivate other aspects of your career.

So maybe it’s time to hire an assistant.

Think about it. With the help of some new hands, you can provide yourself with 3, 4, 5 hours a day of extra time. Consider the fact that hiring an assistant for even 10-15 hours a week is like adding those hours to your week. All

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Social Media for Realtors

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Snapchat.  

They’re all part of the fabric of today’s ultra-social lifestyle and they can be a wonderful way to connect with others.  

For folks in business or in the public eye, they can be wonderful too…or they can become a huge problem. Just ask Donald Trump!  

If you are a professional – especially a young professional – it’s likely that you have learned to incorporate social media into your business. Realtors, in particular, have made wonderful use of social media to advertise homes and to promote themselves to others who have similar social media habits. For those agents who use these platforms properly, things like Facebook can be a real boon to their business.  

But, sadly, social media can also cause

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Career in Real Estate

The kids are out of the house and you’re looking for a “part-time” job. Or perhaps you’re simply seeking a career change. Or maybe you just love houses and architecture, and you want to “share your love” with the general public.

Those are all lines frequently repeated by those who’ve decided it’s time for them to “dabble” in real estate. These enthusiastic individuals are ready to sign up for their licensing courses, choose an office, and take the real estate profession by storm. No doubt, before long, they’ll be the top-selling agent in their office. First, they might want to read some of the top selling books for Realtors.

Well, sometimes things work out as planned, but more often than not, budding agents truly don’t understand the

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 Best Books for Real Estate Agents

Reading is essential for any professional but especially for the real estate sales person. Well-written, quality books can help you make your way to the top of your industry and can grow your real estate business by leaps and bounds. Readers are winners. Statistics prove it.  

If you’re a real estate agent, especially a new agent, it’s a good idea to establish the habit of reading at least 10-15 minutes per day. Most everyone can spare that amount of time, either first thing in the morning, before bed, or even in the middle of the way when you’ve got a little bit of idle time while perhaps waiting to pick up the kids from school, sitting in line at the drive-in fast food place, or any other spare moments you find.  

Real estate books are a dime

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Advice for new Realtors
So, you are about to make the plunge or perhaps you have dipped your toes in the real estate water and you are wondering if what you’re doing is keeping you on the right track. To becoming a successful real estate agent - you know, the kind of Realtor that clients want to work with and are eager to call.

These days, being a real estate agent is a lot different than it was 30, 20, or even ten years ago. So, if you’re relying on long-time agents for advice on how to get through that first year, some of those nuggets of wisdom might be a bit outdated. However, some are always safe and will never go out of style.

So, below we’ve compiled a list of tips we think will help you make a mark on the real estate industry in your town and will help you decide

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Great Reasons to be a Realtor
If you examined your list of family members, friends, and casual acquaintances, you’d find at least a half-dozen or more who have – or had – their real estate license at one time or another. Truly, it’s a career that has been “tried” by many. Perhaps you’ve heard a friend say “I love houses. I think I’ll sell real estate.” It’s a common occurrence but, more often than not, it’s a passing trend for that person; a career that doesn’t stick because the reasons for choosing it simply are fleeting.

On the other hand, maybe you’ve encountered a good Realtor or two. (Or maybe you are one!) These are the folks that have a true love of the business and are dedicated to their profession, which shows in their dedication to you – the customer. Listing and selling

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Drones in Real Estate
If you are like many of the real estate agents reading this dissertation, you probably consider yourself a master of the latest technology. I bet you spend plenty of time on social media and perhaps some of your clients have come to you as a result of a Tweet, a post on Facebook, or a Snapchat photo. Chances are your internet listings are always up-to-date and attractive to clients. Maybe you even offer podcasts or write a blog.

That means you’re no doubt also an expert at using the technological tools required for your job and maybe you have gone the extra mile to learn how to make the most of those tools. So, what’s next on your list of technological tricks?

How about a drone? After all, they are super-cool, rather futuristic, and you have heard

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